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New Image From Upcoming “Justice League: War” Animated Feature Released

Warner Home Video has released a new image from the upcoming direct-to-video Justice League: War animated feature. Wonder Woman takes the spotlight in the new image. The upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, scheduled for release come Early 2014 from Warner Home Video, will be an adaptation of the “Justice League: Origin” storyline recently published by DC Comics. “Justice League: Origin,” written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, kicked off the comic publisher’s current ongoing “The New 52” comic-line initiative. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look at the image.


The announced cast for Justice League: War so far includes Jason O’Mara as Batman, Alan Tudyk as Superman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, and Shemar Moore as Cyborg. Jay Oliva is confirmed as director for Justice League: War, with Heath Corson adapting the original “Justice League: Origin” story.

Justice League: War is set for release come Early 2014 as part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video. Before that, the next release under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner will be a Deluxe Edition release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, details of which can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“All-Star Superman” Animated Feature Hits Teletoon Superfan Fridays This Week

The 2011 direct-to-video All-Star Superman animated feature is slated to air tonight, Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon. All-Star Superman is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. All-Star Superman features Superman pondering his future after a rescue mission to the sun exposes him to radiation. The DC Universe Animated Original Movies are regular fixtures on the animation-themed network, with assorted titles from the line airing multiple times throughout the year. Official details on the All-Star Superman animated feature are available below.

All-Star Superman
Airing Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel – and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life’s dreams – especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane – until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth’s Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

Complete details on the direct-to-video All-Star Superman animated feature can be found at the All-Star Superman subsite here at The World’s Finest. All-Star Superman airs tonight, Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon.

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Image And Clip From New DC Nation “Metal Men” Animated Short

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation have released media for new animated short-form content set to debut this Saturday, August 31st, 2013 during the DC Nation programming block. The animated short “Metal Men” will make its debut this weekend. The hour-long DC Nation programming block airs Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The DC Nation animated shorts star a host of different DC Comics characters in varying styles, and are usually paired with live-action interstitials. The block is anchored by Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go!. Continue below to view the hi-res image and a clip in the Quicktime format.



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“Metal Men”
New Animated Shorts
Airing Saturday, August 31
10:00 a.m. ET/PT On Cartoon Network

The DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block kicks off with an all-new episode of Beware The Batman at 10:00am (ET/PT), followed with an special encore presentation of Teen Titans Go! at 10:30am (ET/PT). DC Nation shorts and behind-the-scenes content air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned shows, and rotate and change every week.

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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 “Burger vs. Burrito,” airing Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT). 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 “Burger vs. Burrito” 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!
“Burger vs. Burrito” airs Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 on Cartoon Network

Cyborg and Beast Boy are in perfect sync, except when it comes to their taste in food. What’s the best food ever created, burgers or burritos? The two friends have an all-out competition to settle things once and for all.

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 “Burger vs. Burrito” will be paired with the previously-aired short.

Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing weekends as part of the DC Nation programming block. Stay tuned for further updates Teen Titans Go! updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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September 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 September 2013 schedule for new Beware The Batman episodes slated to debut. Beware The Batman, which airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) 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 hour-long programming block. The series is joined by Teen Titans Go! at 10:30am (ET/PT) and additional all-new DC Nation animated shorts. Continue below for exclusive episode details and a general series synopsis provided by the network.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Family” – Bethanie Ravencroft lures Bruce to the Argus Club in an attempt to steal the Soultaker Sword; Katana rescues him and Bruce reveals that he is Batman.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Allies” – Lt. Gordon asks for Batman’s help to recover his kidnapped daughter Barbara; Batman and Katana find a rhythm working together to save her.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Control” – Katana saves Batman from Cypher , a part robot villain with the powers of mind control who is seeking the Ion Cortex.

Beware The Batman
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT)

“Sacrifice” – Batman and Katana are in a race against time to escape a chemical weapons facility before it’s destroyed.

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 The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite. The subsite features videos, images, and exclusive content not available anywhere else. The section is consistently updates with new content. Stay tuned for additional Beware The Batman coverage right here at The World’s Finest, including a subsite and exclusive content.

Beware The Batman airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT). Stay tuned for further updates Beware The Batman updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and more.

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“Best Of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics” Three-Disc DVD Set Now Available

A three-disc set collecting an assortment of DC Comics-based cartoons from the the past 90 years is now available to own from Warner Home Video. The Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics three-disc set features episodes from different animated series including Justice League Unlimited, Superfriends, Batman: The Animated Series, among many others. The MSRP of the three-disc DVD collection is $26.99. Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics is part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties. A collection of menu stills and package artwork images can be found below, along with an official description of the product, exclusive to The World’s Finest.






Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics
Product Description:

A collection of classics in a league of their own! It’s a heroic hall of fame as all your favorite DC Comics crime fighters are here in an all-new 3-disc collection that bursts from the Warner Bros. vault! Legendary heroes, infamous villains and daring deeds await as Superman confronts old enemies in “Little Big Head,” Batman battles to take back Gotham City in “Legends of the Dark Knight” and the Justice League suit up for adventure to battle “Chaos at the Earth’s Core.” Victory is sure to be yours with 25 action-packed episodes that helped contribute to 90 Years of Warner Bros. cartoon magic, It’s a timeless celebration with something for every hero of your family!

Episodes:
Superman (A.K.A. The Mad Scientist)
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 1
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 2
The Death of Superman
The Seeds of Doom
Mad Love
Legends of the Dark Knight
Heavy Metal
Little Big Head
Out of the Past
For the Man Who Has Everything
The Doomsday Sanction
Chaos at the Earth’s Core
Destroyer
Epilogue (Batman Beyond tie-in)
Go!
Terra
The Streaky Story
Man of Tomorrow
The Golden Age of Justice!
Revenge of the Reach!
Clash of the Metal Men!
Independence Day
Misplaced
Reboot

The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection three-disc DVD release, a collection of 25 animated episodes starring assorted DC Comics characters, is now available to own for the MSRP of $26.99. The collection, part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties, highlights an assortment of series from DC Comics lengthy animation history. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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First Image From Upcoming “Justice League: War” Animated Feature Released

Warner Home Video has released the first image from the upcoming direct-to-video Justice League: War animated feature. The upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, scheduled for release come Early 2014 from Warner Home Video, will be an adaptation of the “Justice League: Origin” storyline recently published by DC Comics. “Justice League: Origin,” written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, kicked off the comic publisher’s current ongoing “The New 52” comic-line initiative. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look at the image.


The announced cast for Justice League: War so far includes Jason O’Mara as Batman, Alan Tudyk as Superman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, and Shemar Moore as Cyborg. Jay Oliva is confirmed as director for Justice League: War, with Heath Corson adapting the original “Justice League: Origin” story.

Justice League: War is set for release come Early 2014 as part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video. Before that, the next release under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner will be a Deluxe Edition release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, details of which can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Images And Clip From New DC Nation “Doom Patrol” Animated Short

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation have released media for new animated short-form content set to debut this Saturday, August 24th, 2013 during the DC Nation programming block. The animated short “Doom Patrol – Chapter One: Challenge of the Timeless Commander” will make its debut this weekend. The hour-long DC Nation programming block airs Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The DC Nation animated shorts star a host of different DC Comics characters in varying styles, and are usually paired with live-action interstitials. The block is anchored by Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go!. Continue below to view the hi-res image and a clip in the Quicktime format.



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“Doom Patrol – Chapter One: Challenge of the Timeless Commander”
New Animated Shorts
Airing Saturday, August 24
10:00 a.m. ET/PT On Cartoon Network

The DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block kicks off with an all-new episode of Beware The Batman at 10:00am (ET/PT), followed with an special encore presentation of Teen Titans Go! at 10:30am (ET/PT). DC Nation shorts and behind-the-scenes content air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned shows, and rotate and change every week.

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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 “Artful Dodgers,” airing Tuesday, August 27th, 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 “Artful Dodgers” 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!
“Artful Dodgers” airs Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 on Cartoon Network

The Titans confidently expect to win an upcoming dodgeball championship, even though the only thing they ever practice is their victory dance. Then they come up against an unbeatable dodge ball team — the H.I.V.E.

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 “Artful Dodgers” will be paired with the previously-aired short.

Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing weekends as part of the DC Nation programming block. Stay tuned for further updates Teen Titans Go! updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Home Video Unveils Assorted Superman, DC Comics-Themed Home Video Collections

Warner Home Video has announced a trio of home video releases featuring Superman and assorted DC Comics characters. The upcoming collections are repackaged DVD home videos releases featuring episodes of Superman: The Animated Series and assorted direct-to-video animated movies. The Superman Triple Feature and Superman Double Feature DVD titles will hit shelves on October 1st, 2013 – tying into the upcoming home video release of the recent live-action theatrical film Man of Steel, and DC Comics Super Hero Movie 3-Pack will street two weeks later on October 15th, 2013. The details for all three collections can be found below, provided by Warner Home Video.

Superman Triple Feature
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Descriptions: First, timeless characters and innovative storytelling unite to create a powerhouse collection of episodes as Superman faces off with four formidable foes to defend his adopted home. Then, embittered by Superman’s heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms an alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Lastly, Survivor of distant, destroyed Planet Krypton, young Clark Kent grows to manhood on Earth, aware of superpowers he vows to use for the benefit of his adopted planet.

Suggested retail price is $14.98. Superman Triple Feature, which will feature any bonus features found on the original single-disc DVD releases of these titles, is slated to street October 1st, 2013.

Superman Double Feature
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Descriptions: First, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act. Then, when the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever – making the ultimate sacrifice to save Metropolis and all those he once loved.

Suggested retail price is $14.98. Superman Double Feature, which will feature any bonus features found on the original single-disc DVD releases of these titles, is slated to street October 1st, 2013.

DC Comics Super Hero Movie 3-Pack
Release Date: October 15th, 2013

Descriptions:

Batman: Gotham Knight
From producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight comes six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman’s transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. From some of the world’s most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
With stories by acclaimed writers including Geoff Johns, Alan Burnett and Dave Gibbons, this DC Universe Animated Original Movie explores the rich mythology of the Green Lantern universe through six interlocking chapters. While awaiting a battle with Krona, an ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe, Earth’s Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and other members of the Green Lantern Corps recount their greatest adventures to new recruit Arisia – everything from tales of the first Lantern to the ominous events that led to the Corps’ Blackest Night! The power-packed voice cast includes Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins and Arnold Vosloo.

Superman Animated Series: A Little Piece of Home
Timeless characters and innovative storytelling unite to create a powerhouse collection of episodes as Superman faces off with four formidable foes to defend his adopted home. Mild-mannered Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman take on a government conspiracy, a lunatic scientist known as the Weather Wizard, the fiery villainess Volcana and of course, archnemesis Lex Luthor all in the name of Truth, Justice and the American Way in these thrilling stories from the acclaimed TV show! Experience a universe of hard-hitting excitement with The Man of Steel!

Suggested retail price is $19.97. DC Comics Super Hero Movie 3-Pack, which will feature any bonus features found on the original single-disc DVD releases of these titles, is slated to street October 15th, 2013.

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