Month: April 2013

Blu-ray And DVD Cover Art, Press Details For “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” Animated Feature

Warner Home Video has issued the following press release announcing the home video release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox animated feature, slated to hit shelves July 30th, 2013. The animated feature is based on the recent DC Comics mini-series event “Flashpoint,” which resulted in the creation of the publisher’s current “The New 52” publishing initiative. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox continues the successful DC Universe Animated Original Movies line from Warner Home Video. Official details, including a first look at the Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, can be found below right here at The World’s Finest.

GET READY FOR THE NEXT
ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX
COMING JULY 30, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Primetime TV Stars & Justice League Alumni Fill Stellar Voice Cast
Including Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Cary Elwes, Danny Huston and Kevin Conroy

The world is turned upside down as one of earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has all the elements of another great film – dynamic forceful villains, treacherous twists and turns and internal tensions amongst heroes,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many fans’ favorite voices from the original series, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this title as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Primetime television stars Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to fashion the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast and providing thrilling additions to the Justice League series are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.

Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, adding to the over 13 million DC Universe video units produced to date. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray™ has over three hours of exciting extra content, including:
• A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions? Can time travel get us there? And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time? Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.
• My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
• A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie:. An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
• From the DC Comics Vault: Bonus cartoon episodes
The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

JSUTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DCComics. (s13)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as The Looney Tunes Show, MAD and Teen Titans Go!, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman, and The Tom and Jerry Show for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: The Flashpoint animated feature arrives July 30th, 2013 on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download.

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“Injustice: Gods Among Us” Now Available on all Major Consoles!
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WaterTower Music Plans Digital Soundtrack Release For “Superman: Unbound” Animated Feature

WaterTower Music has confirmed plans to release the score for the upcoming animated feature Superman: Unbound across assorted digital outlets and venues. Superman: Unbound – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released digitally by WaterTower Music on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, and will retail for between $7.99 – 8.99, with the price depending on outlet. Both Amazon and iTunes are confirmed to be carrying the score release, with Amazon also offering the soundtrack as a disc-on-demand for $9.99. The score for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie is provided by Kevin Kliesch, who recently scored the Cartoon Network ThunderCats animated series. Hitting home video and digital outlets on May 7th, 2013, Superman: Unbound adapts the acclaimed comic storyline “Superman: Brainiac” by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Click on the thumbnail images below for a closer look at the album cover art and track listings.

Superman: Unbound – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Kevin Kliesch

1. Main Title (2:07)
2. Terrorist Attack (5:03)
3. Probe Approaches Earth (0:28)
4. Intercepting the Probe/Probe Fight (2:25)
5. Dissecting the Probe/Kandor Attack (4:45)
6. Planetary Takeover (4:17)
7. Brainiac’s Ship (5:48)
8. Superman Breaks Out (6:13)
9. Brainiac Attacks Metropolis (7:18)
10. Superman Held Captive (2:54)
11. Brainiac’s Meltdown (5:06)
12. Rebuilding the City/End Titles (6:48)

Superman: Unbound – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released digitally by WaterTower Music on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, and will retail for between $7.99 – 8.99, with the price depending on outlet. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order through iTunes and Amazon. Amazon is also slated to release the soundtrack as a disc-on-demand title for $9.99.

Click here to view the trailer for Superman: Unbound along with additional product 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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“Beware The Batman” Slated To Debut July 2013 On Cartoon Network

While not currently confirmed by Cartoon Network, Beware The Batman director Sam Liu stated that the upcoming CG-animated series is set to debut on the DC Nation programming block come July 2013. The director revealed the news over the weekend through his Twitter account. Beware The Batman will presumably start once the current airing of Green Lantern: The Animated Series reruns finish its current stint run on the Cartoon Network Saturday morning block.

Beware the Batman incorporates Batmans core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham Citys criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a Batman show. Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBAs Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyonds Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporateds Mitch Watson producing. Anthony Ruivivar will star as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Beware The Batman, with Sumalee Montano as Katana, J.B. Blanc as Alfred Pennyworth, and Kurtwood Smith featured as Lt. James Gordon.

Beware the Batman was originally announced in October 2011 by Sam Register, executive vice president for creative affairs at Warner Bros. Animation, at the MIP Junior conference in Cannes, France. The series is currently in active production, with an assortment of episodes in various stages of production.

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Preview Of Upcoming “Teen Titans Go!” Game Debuting On Cartoon Network Next Week

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with a preview of an upcoming Teen Titans Go! game debuting on the official Cartoon Network website on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. The game is based on the upcoming animated series of the same name. The Beast Boy-centric game is called “Housebroken Hero” and feature the young hero facing off against the Titans Tower defense system.

The half-hour animated series Teen Titans Go! premieres Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with new episodes airing during said Tuesday slot and rebroadcast during the DC Nation programming block Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30am (ET/PT) beginning April 27th, 2013. Click on the thumbnails below to view a preview video of the game plus additional stills.


The Teen Titans Go! “Housebroken Hero” game debuts on the Cartoon Network website on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013.

The April 2013 schedule of Teen Titans Go! episode slated to air can be found at The World’s Finest.

Click here to view the official press release announcing the April 2013 debut of Teen Titans Go!. A recent promotional trailer for the animated series can be found at The World’s Finest.

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Bilingual Artwork For Canadian Blu-ray, DVD Releases Of “Superman: Unbound” Animated Feature

Warner Home Video Canada has released the bilingual cover art for the upcoming Superman: Unbound animated feature. 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. Click on the thumbnail images below for a closer look at the package artwork.

Click here to view the trailer for Superman: Unbound along with additional product 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