Month: August 2012

Warner Home Video Announces Bi-Coastal Premieres For “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One,” New Images

Warner Home Video has provided the following press details for the bi-coastal premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One, the latest film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Arriving on home video September 25th, 2012, This latest animated DC Comics-based film is the first in a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed 1980s comic series The Dark Knight Returns starring a retired Batman who dons the cape and cowl to deal with a city decaying into crime. Similar to previous titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One is receiving a big-screen debut in partnership with the historic The Paley Center for Media. Continue for the full details and click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at new images from upcoming animated adaptation.

Warner Home Video announces bi-coastal premieres of
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
at The Paley Center for Media in New York, Los Angeles

Highly-Anticipated Premieres slated for September 20 & 24;
Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screenings;
Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis



Warner Home Video and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the bi-coastal World Premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, in New York on September 20 and Los Angeles on September 24. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend both events for red carpet media interviews and post-screening panel discussions.

On Thursday, September 20, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) with media interviews starting at 5:00 p.m. and screening commencing at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, actor David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows), the voice of Commissioner Gordon, and eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano will lead a panel discussion. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.

On Monday, September 24, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring actors David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows) and Ariel Winter (Modern Family), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on September 20 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1@gmail.com.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Sept. 24 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1LA@gmail.com.

All fan RSVPs email MUST include the name of the entrant, a valid email, and the name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening.

Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new … and old.

Fanboy demi-god Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads a stellar voice cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller behind the microphone is David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, three-time DCU veteran Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 25, 2012.

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature debuts September 25th, 20122 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.

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Interview With “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Composer Frederik Wiedmann

With Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series now available to own on CD courtesy of La-La Land Records through the label’s website – and going wide via online and retail vendors starting August 21st, 2012 – The World’s Finest caught up with Green Lantern: The Animated Series composer Frederik Wiedmann to discuss his work featured on the already-acclaimed soundtrack release. Weidmann covers a host of topics – including track selection, how an episode is scored, and what is coming in the future. Click the image below to read The World’s Finest latest interview with the music composer.

Continue to the Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite for exclusive images from the soundtrack release.

The Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series soundtrack CD release retails for $15.98 US, and is currently available to order through the official La-La Land Records website and other online specialty vendors. The release goes wide on August 21st, 2012, available through an assortment of online and retail vendors.

A representative for La-La Land Records recently confirmed plans to release further soundtrack releases for assorted animated series and features based on DC Comics properties, which includes the possibility of further Green Lantern: The Animated Series soundtrack titles. Further details are expected to be announced by the label later this year.

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Video Clips From Recent “Young Justice – Dangerous Secrets: Season One, Part Two” DVD

Warner Home Video has provided four video clips from the recent Young Justice – Dangerous Secrets: Season One, Part Two DVD release. The two-disc DVD home video release, containing fourteen episodes from the acclaimed animated series currently airing on Cartoon Network, was officially released on July 31st, 2012. The clips below feature scenes from three episodes included on the latest Young Justice home video collection. Click on the thumbnails below to view the videos in High-Definition Quicktime. Links to standard-definition versions of the same clips are also provided below.

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Standard Definition Clips
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Young Justice – Dangerous Secrets: Season One, Part Two is the latest in a series of planned home video releases for the acclaimed comic book-inspired cartoon.

Additional details, including exclusive content for the Young Justice – Dangerous Secrets: Season One, Part Two DVD home video release, are available at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Young Justice – Dangerous Secrets: Season One, Part Two, on sale for the suggested retail price of $19.97, is available at all retail and online outlets. The next Young Justice home video release is expected to hit shelves in 2013.

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Latest Issue Of Monthly “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic Title Now Available

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #5, the latest issue of the new ongoing DC Comics title based on the acclaimed animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. A digital copy will also be available through ComiXology and DC Comics. This issue features a fill-in story by the creative team of writers Art Baltazar and Franco with art by Dario Brizuela. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series monthly title features stories which take place in continuity with the animated series source material. Official details and preview pages for this issue are available below.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #5


Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Dario Brizuela

• Hal Jordan and company fight in the Monster Arena!
• Can Malvir become a Red Lantern by capturing Hal Jordan?
• Aya and Hal cook up a plan to end Malvir’s tyranny!

The cover price is $2.99US. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #5 is available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

Additional details on the Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic series can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive Green Lantern: The Animated Series content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest

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“DC Universe Animated Original Movie” Titles Secure Despite Warner Premiere Closure

The World’s Finest has confirmed that the future of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is currently safe and sound despite the just-announced shuttering of the Warner Premiere direct-to-DVD feature line from Warner Home Video. Recent reports reveal that Warner Bros. studio has shut down the direct-to-video label Warner Premiere, due to a downturn in the home video market, with any currently in-production titles and projects being wrapped up before the brand disappears.

When initial details of the Warner Premiere closure hit, multiple reports were issued stating the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line – released under the Warner Premiere banner – would also come to an end. Representatives for the studio have since confirmed that is not the case. Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video will continue to both produce and release animated films, including not just titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, but for other popular brands including Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, and more.

A representative for Warner Home Video tells The World’s Finest that the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is still in full swing and “going strong.” Upcoming confirmed titles under the acclaimed direct-to-video banner include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two. Justice League: Flashpoint and an animated film based on the Action Comics story “Superman: Brainiac” are also currently in the works, though unconfirmed with titles subject to change, with even further titles in various stages of production.

To reiterate, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line will continue for the foreseeable future, with assorted projects in various stages of completion. Essentially, the closure of Warner Premiere will not effect the line in any way. Details for the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One – can be found right here at The World’s Finest.

Coverage on past titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates here soon.

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