Month: May 2014

Details For Upcoming Animation-Themed Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Comics has released new images and official details for upcoming DC Collectibles figures based on an assortment of animation projects, including Batman: The Animated Series and Son of Batman, among others. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability. Official details for upcoming figures, all scheduled to ship before the end of the calendar year, are available below.

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN, CATWOMAN, MR. FREEZE AND TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURES
CATWOMAN – BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – 5.5″
BATMAN – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.25″
MR. FREEZE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.75″
TWO-FACE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

The highly anticipated line from DC Collectibles is finally here! Based on the designs from the hit New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series comes the first wave of figures of Batman, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and Two-Face! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
$24.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN STATUE
BASED ON SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The Man of Steel from the popular Superman: The Animated Series rockets into your home with this latest installment in the popular line of statues celebrating the World’s Greatest Super Hero.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR: CYBORG ACTION FIGURE

Half-man, Half-machine, all awesome. The hero Cyborg battles the hordes of Apokolips with this action figure based on his designs from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Justice League: War!
CYBORG – 6.9″
* $19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
SON OF BATMAN: DEATHSTROKE, BATMAN, ROBIN AND NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURES
ROBIN – 4.75″
NIGHTWING – 6.85″
DEATHSTROKE – 6.75″
BATMAN – 6.9″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

Based off designs of the much anticipated Son of Batman animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!

$19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75” 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

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Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Justice League: War
Son of Batman

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DC Comics Provides Details For August 2014 Issue Of “Teen Titans Go!”

DC Comics has officially announced details for the August 2014 issue of Teen Titans Go!, the bi-monthly all-ages comic series from DC Entertainment. The Teen Titans Go! comic book title, based on the Cartoon Network ratings hit of the same name, collects two 10-page stories per issue. Each 10-page story will be initially released monthly through digital outlets, including Comixology and DC Comic, before being published in the print format on a bi-monthly basis. Details for the upcoming print issue of Teen Titans Go! can be found below.

TEEN TITANS GO! #5

Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM
Art by LEA HERNANDEZ and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

How do Beast Boy and Cyborg kill time between missions? By making prank calls, of course! Plus: A package for Raven leaves the rest of the Titans asking, “What’s in the box?!”

Teen Titans Go!, the animated program of which the bi-monthly title from DC Comics title is based, airs Wednesdays at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network.

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New Video Clip Released For “JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new video clip promoting the digital and wide release of the direct-to-video original movie JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time. The acclaimed all-ages animated movie will be available on DVD and for digital download starting Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – features the greatest heroes of DC Comics squaring off against their most challenging and classic foes. The animated feature has received positive reviews from both fans and critics, citing a fun original story and quality animation.

Continue to the player below to view a clip from the film.

The JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time all-ages animated feature – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – will be available on DVD and for digital download on May 20th, 2014. The animated feature is currently available exclusively at US Target retail store locations.

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JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Previous The World’s Finest coverage for JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time includes official logline and character details here, initial announcement details here, and an exclusive interview with director Giancarlo Volpe here. Stay tuned for additional updates and details right here at The World’s Finest.

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Debut Of “Beware The Batman” On Toonami Draws Nearly 700,000 Viewers

Beware The Batman nabbed solid numbers for its Saturday, May 10th, 2014 debut on Toonami, the popular programming block found on Cartoon Network’s counterpart channel Adult Swim. Beware The Batman, which airs Saturday nights at 3:00am (ET/PT), pulled in nearly 700,000 viewers in its timeslot debut. While not the highest-rated program in the massive programming block, it ranked first in its timeslot among male-dominated demographics for Adult Swim’s Toonami. Beware The Batman, featuring slick CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, stars Batman as he faces off against Gotham City’s criminal underworld with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana.

The information above comes from a mix of Nielsen Media Research, independent research, and official information from Turner Broadcasting. Below is an excerpt from a press released issued by Turner Broadcasting to outlets concerning the performance of the Toonami programming block on May 10th, 2014

On Saturday night’s Toonami block, One Piece (1:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all young adults and men. Similarly, Blue Exorcist (2 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults & men 18-24. Black Lagoon (2:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among all targeted men, while Beware the Batman (3 a.m.) ranked #1 in its timeslot among men 18-24 & 18-34. Moreover, Bleach (12 a.m.) and Naruto: Shippuden (1 a.m.) grew average delivery of targeted adults and men by double-digits vs. the same time period last year, ranging between 14% and 61%. Attack on Titan (11:30 p.m.) and Blue Exorcist (2 a.m.) also increased delivery among adults 18-34 & 18-49 and all targeted men.

Beware The Batman also pulled in more viewers than the programs both proceeding and following it.

Please note, the above data does not take into account DVR and PVR airings. DVR and PVR recorded airings, on average, can increase a program’s viewership from 5 – 10%.

Details on Beware The Batman‘s ratings for the show’s original debut on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block can be found here.

The CG-animated series originally aired on Cartoon Network as part of the now-defunct DC Nation programming block, but was removed from the schedule in October 2013 for unexplained reason. Adult Swim revealed last month that Beware The Batman would be joining the Toonami programming block starting May 2014, details of which can be found here. Additionally, May 2014 schedule details can be found here. Representatives for Adult Swim state the network is committed to airing all 26 episodes.

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 updated with new content.

Beware The Batman airs Saturdays at 3:00am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim. 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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Canadian Bilingual Artwork For “JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time” Home Entertainment Release

Warner Home Video Canada has provided The World’s Finest with a look at the bilingual artwork for the Canadian home entertainment release of JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time. The acclaimed all-ages animated movie will be available at all retail and online outlets starting Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – features the greatest heroes of DC Comics squaring off against their most challenging and classic foes. While previously available exclusively in Target locations across the United States of America, this is the first time JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time will be available to purchase from Canadian retailers.

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JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time
Release Date: May 20th, 2014

Synopsis: The Justice League must stop Lex Luthor from going back in time to eliminate Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman by changing their origin stories. With the help of teen superheroes Karate Kid and Dawnstar, the Justice League must face its biggest challenge ever… the threat of having never existed!

Click here to read The World’s Finest review of JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time.

The JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time all-ages animated feature – a co-production between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation – will be available on DVD at all retail and online outlets on May 20th, 2014. To discuss the original animated feature, or its DVD home entertainment release, please click on the links provided below.

JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Click here to check out an exclusive The World’s Finest interview with JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time Director Giancarlo Volpe. Additional updates for JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time can be found here.

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