Month: March 2013

Timm Steps Down, Tucker Steps In As Executive Producer Of DC Universe Animated Original Movie Line

A representative for Warner Home Video has confirmed recent online reports that Bruce Timm has stepped down as Executive Producer of DC Comics’ assorted animated projects, including the DC Universe Animated Movies line for the studio, with James Tucker replacing him. According to the representative, the plan is for Timm to eventually return to the role, but for now the famed animator is focusing on a bevy of personal projects, both in the field of animation and elsewhere, and he has not “left” Warner Bros. Animation. Timm is best known among fans for his work on Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, assorted DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles, among countless other acclaimed bodies of work. Tucker worked with Timm on Justice League, among other shows, and spearheaded his own popular works including Legion of Super-Heroes and Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

“Bruce Timm continues his amazing work at Warner Bros. He’s only taking a break from DCU films to develop more of the stuff you love,” said Warner Home Video publicist Gary Miereanu. “Bruce Timm is stepping away from the DCU Animated Original Movies for a bit … but he’ll be back – in a very big way.”

Timm actually stepped down from the role as Executive Producer as production on the DC Universe Animated Original Movie feature Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two to focus on Green Lantern: The Animated Series – the acclaimed CG-based Cartoon Network animated series Timm was also heavily involved in at the time. Tucker has been actively involved with the DC Universe Animated Original Movie home video line since late 2011.

In the role of Executive Producer of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, Tucker said he hopes to introduce audiences to more characters from the DC Universe, with the three 2014 DC Universe Animated Original Movies titles slated for release scheduled to do just that. While the both studio and Warner Home Video representative have not been able to confirm this for The World’s Finest, the popular DC Comics character Green Arrow is slated to play a role in one of the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movies titles.

While Timm has stepped down as Executive Producer for DC Comics’ assorted animated projects, he has not left Warner Bros. Animation. Timm is currently involved in some-yet-to-be-announced projects from the animation studio, including at least one major project featuring a familiar brand, along with additional side projects which will be announced later this year. A representative for Warner Bros. Animation confirms that he will work on DC-oriented projects again sometime in the future. However, Tucker is set to remain very active as Executive Producer and heavily involved for the foreseeable future as supervisor of DC Comics’ animated productions.

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“Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” “Young Justice,” “Teen Titans Go!” Reruns For April 2013 On DC Nation

Reruns of previous Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice episodes, along with reruns of the new series Teen Titans Go!, will dominate the April 2013 schedule of DC Nation. The weekly hour-long DC Nation programming block airs Saturdays beginning at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore run the following Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). A rundown of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice and Teen Titans Go! reruns airing in April 2013 can be found below. Details provided by Cartoon Network.

Young Justice: Invasion
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Intervention”

The team embarks on a desperate endeavor to free Blue Beetle.

Young Justice: Invasion
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Summit”

The Light calls a Summit to decide the final fate of Aqualad, the team… and the entire planet Earth!

Young Justice: Invasion
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Endgame”

On the verge of finally ending the alien invasion, the team discovers the price of victory may be the entire planet Earth!

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Young Justice: Invasion airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The above content can also be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Additionally, as of the April 27th, 2013 installment of the DC Nation programming block, Teen Titans Go! will take the place of Young Justice, airing regularly at 10:30am (ET/PT). Cartoon Network is slated to release episode specific details for Teen Titans Go! shortly. A rerun of the first Teen Titans Go! episode is slated for April 27th, 2013 at 10:30am (ET/PT).

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “Homecoming”

Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns breach Oa, can Hal get there in time?

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “The New Guy”

Hal finds out that a new Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, has been named his replacement on Earth. Hal and Guy get along like gas and fire, which doesn’t help in their battle against an entirely new threat — autonomous killing machines known as ‘Manhunters.’

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “Reboot”

Hal tries to reassemble the team in order to take on a new threat- the Anti-Monitor.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “Steam Lantern”

After being blasted by the Anti-Monitor, Hal finds himself in a steampunk world!

Please note schedule details are subject to change. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) with encore presentations the following Sunday at 10am (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation on Cartoon Network. Continue to the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite for more content and details from the Warner Bros. Animation production.

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“White Collar” Star Matt Bomer Joins “Superman: Unbound” Panel At WonderCon

Warner Home Video has released details for the Superman: Unbound panel slated for the 2013 WonderCon. Actor Matt Bomer will be joining the panel, along with other members of the film’s cast and crew. Hitting home video and digital outlets on May 7th, 2013, Superman: Unbound is the latest installment of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Superman: Unbound adapts the acclaimed comic storyline “Superman: Brainiac” by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Further panel details can be found below, provided by Warner Home Video.

WHITE COLLAR STAR MATT BOMER
TO ATTEND WORLD PREMIERE OF SUPERMAN: UNBOUND
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT WONDERCON 2013

Matt Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit series White Collar, has joined the panel for the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Unbound this Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the WonderCon marquee evening event in the Anaheim Convention Center.

As the voice of Superman, Bomer will headline the post-screening panel discussion alongside Castle star Molly Quinn (the voice of Supergirl), producer/director James Tucker (Justice League), screenwriter Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Moderator Gary Miereanu will guide the proceedings, offering glimpses into future DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and exclusive prizes for some lucky fans in attendance.

In Superman: Unbound, a destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the destruction alone. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 DC Comics release “Superman: Brainiac,” the film’s stellar voicecast also includes John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Unbound will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and For Download on May 7, 2013.

Prior to the premiere, the Superman: Unbound panelists Quinn, Tucker, Goodman and Romano will sign WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the DC Entertainment booth.

Click here to view the trailer for Superman: Unbound along with additional release details. Press release details can also be found here.

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman: Unbound animated feature arrives May 7th, 2013 on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download.

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“Man of Steel” Coming To Theatres June 14th, 2013

Cartoon Network Canada Airing “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Finale This Weekend

The series finale of Green Lantern: The Animated Series is scheduled to air this weekend on Cartoon Network Canada. The Canadian branch of the Cartoon Network brand airs Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT), paired with a 10:00am (ET/PT) airing of Young Justice. Continue below for further images and media from the Green Lantern: The Animated Series finale episode “Dark Matter,” debuting Saturday, March 30th, 2013 on Cartoon Network Canada. Please note the content below does contain spoilers.

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series – “Dark Matter”
Airs Saturday, March 30th, 2013
10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network Canada

Synopsis: In the season finale episode, the Aya Monitor returns to the dawn of time to stop all emotion and all life from ever existing. Now, Hal must find a way to stop her – while Razer realizes the only way to save the universe may mean killing the woman he loves.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Green Lantern: The Animated Series and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content is also available on the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite, along with additional images and videos.

“Dark Matter” will also re-air later in the same day, on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 5:30pm (ET/PT). Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network Canada, paired with a 10:00am (ET/PT) airing of Young Justice. DC Nation animated shorts air throughout the week on Cartoon Network Canada, with no set schedule.

First season of episodes of Young Justice continue to air on Cartoon Network Canada, with second season Young Justice: Invasion episodes delayed until Fall 2013 where the network will pair it with either Beware The Batman or Teen Titans Go. Cartoon Network Canada has not yet solidied its Fall 2013 scheduling plans.

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Second “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic Collection Coming January 2014

Preliminary details for the next Green Lantern: The Animated Series trade paperback release, collecting six more issues from the current Green Lantern: The Animated Series monthly comic title, have been released by DC Comics. The collection Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two is set for a January 2014 release. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic title features stories which take place in continuity with the animated series source material. The early details for the next Green Lantern: The Animated Series trade paperback are available below.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two TP
Writers: Art Baltzar, Franco, Ivan Cohen and Cecil Castellucci
Artists: Dario Brizuela and Luciano Vecchio
Collects: Green Lantern: The Animated Series #6-11

Synopsis: Green is the color of will power, and one of the most powerful lights in the universe. The Guardians have harnessed this power to create an intergalactic police force wielding green power rings. What happens when Hal Jordan and Kilowog find one of these rings abandoned in space? Has one of their comrades fallen, or is something even more sinister happening?

$12.99 US, 128 pg

Further details for the Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two comic collection are set for release later this year. Additional comic details can be found here.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series recently aired its final episode earlier this month on Cartoon Network. The series is set to remain in reruns as part of the DC Nation programming block. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest, including further details on the next Green Lantern: The Animated Series home video release.

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