Month: December 2014

Press Details For “Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” Home Video Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the press release for the upcoming Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated feature, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Original Movie line. The highly-anticipated movie, hitting Blu-ray and DVD on January 27th, 2015, spotlights the origins of Aquaman and his first meeting with the Justice League. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – a co-production between DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – will retail for $24.98SRP on Blu-ray, $19.98SRP on DVD.

Continue below for the official press details.

AQUAMAN JOINS THE TEAM AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD
ON JANUARY 27, 2015

All-New 75-Minute DC Universe Original Movie Features Iconic Justice League Characters
including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman!

The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

“We are thrilled to introduce this exciting new Justice League film to fans with the release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. “As the Justice League saga continues to expand, fans are looking for exciting new adventures for this vibrant group of super heroes and this brand-new film is sure to deliver!”

The celebrity laden cast features primetime television stars Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) at Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis delivers an action-packed addition to the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, which have shipped more than 14 million units to date. The film features brand-new extra content for collectors and fans alike.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-ray contains the following special features:
-Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
-Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
-Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
-Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
-A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
-Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DVD contains the following special features:
-A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
-Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting January 27, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Target Ticket, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

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.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network; original animated DC Nation shorts for Cartoon Network; and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won 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).

The World’s Finest was the first to originally report on the bonus content above back in October 2014, which included additional bonus content details.

Additional updates on Justice League: Throne of Atlantis can be found here. Click the player below to watch the trailer for the animated feature.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is set for release January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD and for Digital Download as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Initial Cast, Crew Details For “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League VS. Bizarro League” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided The World’s Finest with the initial cast and crew details for the upcoming feature Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, the latest Lego-inspired animated title starring characters from the DC Comics character library. According to the studio, the 44-minute animated feature will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on February 10th, 2015. In Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, the Justice League finds themselves facing off against their bizarre duplicates.

The initial details, used in promotional materials such as posters and commercials, can be found below.

Warner Bros. Animation Presents
“Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League”

Starring the Voice Talents of Diedrach Bader, Troy Baker, Nolan North, Khary Payton, Kari Wahlgren
Batman created by Bob Kane
Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Wonder Woman credited by William Moulton Marston
Executive Producer Sam Register
Executive Producers Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler, Keith Malone
Music By Tim Kelly
Edited by Craig Paulsen
Voicing and Casting Director Lisa Schaffer
Written By Michael Jelenic
Based upon characters appearing in comics books published by DC Entertainment
Directed by Brandon Vietti

Additional updates on Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League can be found here. Click the player below to watch the trailer.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is slated for release on February 10th, 2015, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack retailing for $24.98SRP and the DVD retailing for $19.98SRP. The feature will also be available for Digital Dowload. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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December 2014 Sees Single New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!” On Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has provided details for the sole new episode of the Teen Titans Go! animated series slated to air on the network for December 2014. Teen Titans Go!, a half-hour comedy/adventure series comprised of two back-to-back 15-minute episodes, follows the hilarious antics of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between major battles. The DC Comics-inspired cartoon airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with regular re-airings throughout the week on the animated-themed channel. Continue below for further details.

Teen Titans Go!
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT)

“The Best Robin” – When the other Titans are too lazy to fight Brother Blood, Robin calls on his secondary team: Team Robin, a crime-fighting group made up of different Robins

The remainder of the month will feature reruns of previous Teen Titans Go! episodes, including the holiday-themed “Second Christmas” and a re-airing of the recent “Thanksgiving.” The series is also expected to be pre-empted at least once due to special holiday-themed programming on Cartoon Network.

Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week. Stay tuned for further updates and more right here at The World’s Finest.

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New Release Dates For “Son Of Batman,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Superman: The Animated Series” Collectibles

Originally scheduled to hit shelves last month, DC Comics has provided updated shipping details for a slew of 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 quality and limited availability.

Official details and updated shipping dates for the upcoming figures are available below.

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ACTION FIGURES
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 • December 3rd, 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 • December 17th, 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 * December 17th, 2014 * Allocations May Occur

All the delayed figures listed above were originally scheduled to ship on November 26th, 2014.

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. The line is available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers.

Click on the links below to check out The World’s Finest subsites dedicated to the inspiration for the DC Collectibles figures above.

Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Son of Batman

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