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Trade Ad Released For Upcoming “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition” Home Video Release

Warner Home Video has released a new trade ad for the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition home video release. The new special collection features both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated titles, which were originally released separately in late 2012/early 2013, together as one package on both Blu-ray and DVD. The two-disc special releases are set to hit shelves on October 8th, 2013, and will feature a mix of exclusive content and previously-released content. Click on the image below to view the entire trade ad.

According to the ad, consumers will be able to view Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two as “one seamless epic film.” The trade ad also states the new home video release will include a Frank Miller-centric documentary “Creating a Masterpiece: The Dark Knight Returns,” making-of featurettes, cast and crew commentaries, a preview of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, bonus cartoons, digital comics, and collector cards. The runtime for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition is 148 minutes, and is rated PG-13.

Warner Home Video is set to release official announcement details, which will include a more detailed look at the new exclusive bonus content, shortly. Initial details can be found here. Both the Blu-ray and DVD release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition will be two-disc releases.

The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition two-disc set, featuring both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated titles together as one package, will hit Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th, 2013 from Warner Home Video. While currently unconfirmed, La-La Land Records is expected to release a special soundtrack release for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns to coincide with this release, but details are as of yet finalized. Stay tuned for additional updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Package Artwork, Initial Details For New “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition” Home Video Release

Warner Home Video has released package artwork and initial details for the freshly-revealed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition home video title, a new special collection of the recent two-part animated adaptation of the classic The Dark Knight Returns comic series. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition features both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated titles, which were originally released seperately in late 2012/early 2013, in one package on both Blu-ray and DVD. The two-disc special releases are set to hit shelves on October 8th, 2013, and will feature a mix of exclusive content and previously-released content. Initial details and package artwork can be found below.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition

Synopsis: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

Special Features:
DVD and Blu-ray Disc:
-Frank Miller – 70 minute piece exclusive to this collection only
-Cast and crew commentary created specifically for this release
-Includes all of EC from Batman The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Part 2

Exclusive to Blu-ray:
-4 exclusive collector cards with never before seen artwork

Warner Home Video is set to release official announcement details, which will include a more detailed look at the new exclusive bonus content, shortly. Both the Blu-ray and DVD release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition will be two-disc releases.

The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition two-disc set, featuring both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated titles in one package, will hit Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th, 2013 from Warner Home Video. While currently unconfirmed, La-La Land Records is expected to release a special soundtrack release for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns to coincice with this release, but details are as of yet finalized. Stay tuned for additional updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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July 2013 Episode Schedule Details For “Beware The Batman” On Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with a first look at the July 2013 schedule for Beware The Batman episodes slated to air on the network. Beware The Batman, which debuts at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Saturday July 13th, 2013 as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, offers a radical new take on the established Batman mythos. Beware The Batman is the latest animated series based on DC Comics characters to be added to DC Nation, Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning programming block. It will be followed by Teen Titans Go! at 10:30am (ET/PT) and joined by additional all-new animated shorts. Continue below for episode details and a general series synopsis provided by the network.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Hunted” – Batman stops two vigilantes from taking their revenge over a shady land deal. An aging Alfred hires his replacement: a female bodyguard named Katana.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Secrets” – A new female villain, Magpie, kidnaps Batman, who must decipher her multiple personality disorder in order to outsmart her.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Tests”– Bruce puts Katana through a series of tests to prove her loyalty; meanwhile Batman battles Anarky.

Cartoon Network describes the series as follows, as seen below.

BEWARE THE BATMAN (TV-PG)
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (ET, PT)

A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue 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 City’s 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.

Click here to view the newly-released Beware The Batman trailer. Two sets of images from the July 2013 episodes of Beware The Batman can be found here and here. Stay tuned for additional Beware The Batman coverage right here at The World’s Finest, including a subsite and exclusive content.

Beware the Batman is set to debut July 13th, 2013 at 10am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network.

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Video Clip, Images From Upcoming New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with new stills and a clip from the upcoming Teen Titans Go! episode “Super Robin,” airing Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 11-minute tales – airs new episodes Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing during the DC Nation programming block Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30am (ET/PT). Please note the new story “Super Robin” will be paired with a re-airing of a previously-aired 11-minute tale. Continue below to view a gallery of new images and a clip in the high-definition Quicktime format. The first image leads to the clip, and the remainder to episode stills.


Teen Titans Go!
“Super Robin” airs Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 on Cartoon Network

Envious of the other Titans’ powers, Robin wants some of his own. After a disastrous scientific experiment goes awry, he convinces Raven to use her magic to give him powers.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

The new Teen Titans Go! installment “Super Robin” will be paired with the previously-aired short.

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Cartoon Network Schedule Details For July 2013 Episodes Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided episode details for the new July 2013 installments of the animated series Teen Titans Go!. Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with regular re-airings weekend mornings at 10:30am (ET/PT) as part of the network’s DC Nation programming block. Teen Titans Go! follows the comedic adventures of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between the major battles. Continue below for further details and episode descriptions.

Teen Titans Go!
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT)

“Super Robin” – Robin’s wish comes true and he finally gets superpowers, but at what cost?

Teen Titans Go!
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT)

“Tower Power”- Cyborg plugs into the control panel of the Titans tower and drives the others crazy.

Teen Titans Go!
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT)

“Parasite” – Starfire’s new pet is a horribly dangerous parasite, but Robin is the only one who is suspicious of the beast.

Teen Titans Go!
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT)

“Star Liar”- Beast Boy teaches Starfire how to lie and it backfires as her lies get more and more outrageous.

Teen Titans Go!
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT)

“Meatball Party” – Raven eats a bad meatball that causes tentacles to spring from her teeth and devour the other Titans.

Please note that new 11-minute Teen Titans Go! stories are mixed with previously-run 11-minute stories to make up the regular 22-minute runtime for each weekly episode.

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Actor Sam Daly Discusses “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” Animated Feature

DC Comics released a studio-provided interview with actor Sam Daly, voice of Superman in the upcoming 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. Continue below for the studio-provided interview, made possibly by DC Comics and Warner Home Video.

Everyone knows what Superman looks like. The red and blue costume. The cape. The bold S-shaped glyph across his chest. The strong, muscular physique. Superman may be an alien, but he looks an awful lot like one of us.

All right, he looks like a very attractive, well-maintained one of us who has plenty of time to hit the gym. The point is that we expect that from Superman. We know that as super heroes go, he’s strong, bold and distinctly American in his sensibilities. Which is why Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie, is likely to surprise a lot of people. Particularly if they’re unfamiliar with the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert graphic novel on which it’s based.

In the film, the Flash finds himself in an alternate world where he doesn’t have super powers, the Atlanteans and Amazonians are in the midst of a viciously destructive war against each other and the entire Justice League has changed—and not really for the better.

Of course, we’re not about to reveal how they’ve changed, but the Man of Steel isn’t exempt. In fact, the changes to his character may be the most dramatic of all, and not all of the changes are to be found on the screen. For the first time ever, Superman is voiced by Sam Daly, star of the popular web series The Daly Show and son of Tim Daly, who famously voiced the Man of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series. Taking on such a famous role, particularly one that his father once inhabited, is no small feat. Yet Daly seems to be taking it all in stride.

“Taking over the role of Superman is both amazing and intimidating,” he said in an interview. “Superman is such an iconic super hero and to have the opportunity to give him a voice is truly an honor that I do not take lightly. Taking over the reigns from my father is just the icing on the cake.”

Of course, it’s not just a matter of voicing Superman. As Flashpoint readers know, there are two versions of Superman to contend with—the version of the hero that we’re all familiar with (and that you see above) and the alternate world version, who’s drastically different. But the appeal of playing the world’s first and most famous super hero—any version of him—was just too strong. Especially since Superman was already one of Daly’s favorites.

“I judge super heroes by their powers,” Daly explained. “When I think to myself, ‘If I could have any superpower, what would it be?’ My first answer is always to fly. Then when you throw in superhuman strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, superhuman breath, superhuman intelligence, it becomes much clearer that Superman is my all-time favorite super hero.”

And of course, there was the matter of being able to step into a vocal role once embodied by his father.

“The fact that two generations of Daly men are able to be a part of the Superman family is humbling and extremely exciting,” he shared. “It’s something that my dad and I will always share a bond over.”

Fans will get a chance to experience Daly’s unique take on Superman for the first time when the film premieres on July 19, 2013 at San Diego Comic-Con, or July 30, 2013 when it’s released on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download.

Click here to view the trailer for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

The press release, including package artwork, announcing the home video release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is available at The World’s Finest.

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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New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Two-Disc DVD Collection Now Available

The final thirteen episodes of the acclaimed cartoon Green Lantern: The Animated Series, which recently finished its run as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, are now available on home video in a new two-disc DVD release. Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Season One, Part Two: Manhunter Menace brings the last thirteen episodes of the CGI-animated series to home video for the first time. The episodes included feature the ongoing plot of the Green Lanterns preparing to do battle with the robotic terror The Manhunters. The new release is now available on shelves for the suggested retail price of $19.97, and can be found in most retail and online vendors. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the package artwork, with the official product description following.

Synopsis:
The groundbreaking CGI animated series returns. After saving the Guardians of the Universe from a Red Lantern invasion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Green Lanterns Kilowog, Tomar-Re and Aya discover an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life! Follow the Lanterns back on board the Interceptor in an interstellar race to destroy the murderous, mechanical Manhunters, aid Saint Walker and his new Blue Lanterns and stop the planet-eating Anti-Monitor. Along the way they again encounter the Star Sapphires, meet the DC fan favorite Guy Gardner, Sinestro, Larfleeze and more. Pick up this exciting double-disc set to see if Green Lantern’s light can defeat these powerful new enemies! If not, the universe will fall into darkness!

This two-disc release includes the episodes “The New Guy,” “Reboot,” “Steam Lantern,” “Blue Hope,” “Prisoner of Sinestro,” “Loss,” “Cold Fury,” “Babel,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “Larfleez,” “Scar,” “Ranx,” and “Dark Matter.”

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Season One, Part Two: Manhunter Menace is now available to own at most online and retail outlets for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

Additionally, La-La Land Records provided The World’s Finest with an exclusive first look at the second Green Lantern: The Animated Series soundtrack CD release, set for release on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013. Details on this release, including availability and content, can be found here and here.

Another notable home video release hitting shelves today is the long-awaited Gargoyles: Season Two, Volume Two DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Details on the three-disc set, available exclusively through Disney Movie Club, can be found here.

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Details For New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a first look at the package artwork and track listings for the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series compact disc soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The soundtrack release will include an assortment of tracks featuring music from the second season of the recent and acclaimed DC Comics-inspired Cartoon Network animated series.

According to a representative from La-La Land Records, release date for this new soundtrack release is 12pm (PST), July 2nd, 2013 at both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. The actual compact disc release is a limited edition of 1500 units, though the music will also be available for digital download. Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series features the work of Frederik Wiedmann. Continue below for the complete track listing and cover artwork, exclusively revealed first at The World’s Finest.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series

Track Listing:
1. Igniting Ceremony 1:29
2. New Life 1:28
3. The Final Battle 2:56
4. Breaking In 2:48
5. Hal’s Promotion 1:09
6. The Origin of Aya 1:28
7. Breaking Through 1:38
8. Goblin Bribe 1:15
9. The Ultimate Sacrifice 3:03
10. Dark Revelation 1:48
11. Hal vs. The Anti-Monitor 2:38
12. Steam Mechs 1:28
13. Through Universes 2:55
14. Reunion 2:01
15. Scissors Beats Rock 1:32
16. Aya 1:57
17. The Legend of the Orange Lanterns 1:45
18. Chased by Goblins 1:18
19. Transformed 2:05
20. Wakeup Call 2:06
21. Vogra Beasts 2:19
22. Razer’s Mission 1:49
23. Ghia’ta’s Sacrifice 1:09
24. Volkreg 1:30
25. Aya Faces the Anti-Monitor 2:04
26. Carol Keeps the Ring 2:10
27. Secret Sanctum 2:18
28. Big Guns 2:17
29. Aya Returns 1:42
30. The Last Stand Above Ysmault 1:37
31. Red Rescue 2:35
32. Dawn of Time 2:06
33. Relentless Machines 1:49
34. Love Prevails 2:01
35. Final Orders 1:16
36. The Last Stand 2:14
37. Renewed Hope 5:49

Total Album Time: 76:31

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be available July 2nd, 2013 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Both compact disc and digital releases of this soundtrack will be issued. The above content is available on the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year. Details will be available soon.

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Warner Bros. Television Releases Early 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Panel Details

Warner Bros. Television has today announced its line-up for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con for 17 different television programs, including a selection of its animated fare. Initial panel descriptions for DC Comics-based animated programs from Warner Bros. Animation were part of the announcement line-up. The panels focused on the DC Nation titles Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman will feature cast and crew from both series, and provide details of what’s to come for both DC Comics-based cartoons. Initial details can be found below, with additional information set for the coming weeks.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Beware the Batman – The Cartoon Network show which is set to debut next month will host a panel with producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson as the audience are given a peek behind the cape.

Teen Titans – Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville as they host a Q&A session for the Cartoon Network series.

Further detailed content is forthcoming.

Warner Home Video is also expected to announce details on the San Diego Comic Con 2013 premiere of the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox direct-to-video animated feature, which is set to include details on upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles and additional Warner Home Video titles. Additionally, other related panels are subject to be announced at a later date.

Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center on July 19th – 21st, 2013, with Preview Night on Thursday, July 18th. The convention is held every year, focusing on host of different genres and pop culture events. Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.

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Video Clip, Images From Upcoming New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with new stills and a clip from the upcoming Teen Titans Go! episode “You’re Fired,” airing Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 11-minute tales – airs new episodes Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing during the DC Nation programming block Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30am (ET/PT). Please note the new story “Hey Pizza!” will be paired with a re-airing of a previously-aired 11-minute tale. Continue below to view a gallery of new images and a clip in the high-definition Quicktime format. The first image leads to the clip, and the remainder to episode stills.


Teen Titans Go!
“You’re Fired” airs Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 on Cartoon Network

Beast Boy’s poor job performance leads to his being fired from the Titans. After auditioning possible replacements, they hire a pair of shape-shifting twins to take Beast Boy’s place.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

The new Teen Titans Go! installment “You’re Fired” will be paired with the previously-aired short.

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