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A Message From The World’s Finest

First off, apologies for the rather bland subject line up there. It comes off more ominous than it should. Sorry about that! Anyways…

With 2014 now done and over with, the last news story from The World’s Finest has officially been posted up. As I mentioned on this site a year ago, it’s time to ease back on the overall workload of this site, and that starts with wrapping up the daily news post for the foreseeable future. Thousands and thousands of news posts, including three straight years of news posts at least five days a week, without a single weekday missed. And, with 2015 now here, that ends as The World’s Finest will return to its roots as an unbeatable resource for fans. An archive of content, a collection of materials covering a host of different shows and movies, a wealth of information – call it what you will, but The World’s Finest will be embracing that once again.

What does that all encompass? Well, don’t get alarmed … it’s all good! As the site shifts into a content destination, certain aspects of the site will stop while an emphasis will be placed on others. Daily news posts will cease, as I said, and no new subsites will be added to the site as of this time. Does that mean the end of updates and new material? No – there will always be new content added here, but the site will now just be easier for me to manage.

Site updates will continue going forward, reviews will still be posted, more content will be added (images, behind-the-scenes material, etc.), along with the odd interview. However, now, the site updates will now fall more onto the resource side of things. As I said, there will be no new additional subsites added to The World’s Finest going forward, with the possible exception of smaller pages dedicated to installments of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Assorted DVD, Blu-ray, and other media releases will also still be covered. A new Batman: The Brave and The Bold Blu-ray? We’ll cover and review it – 100%. New soundtrack release? We’re on it – count on it. The only thing really changing is the end of daily news posts (which, honestly, it didn’t seem like a lot of people noticed anyway, given how so many stories broken here went unnoticed or stolen over the years).

A lot of factors played a role in this decision. For one, this site is too unwieldy for one person to handle. I cover about 95% of the work on the site, the forums and social media outlets. This includes emails, press work, reviews, finding reviewers and content, all of that. I spend many hours a day working on this site, volunteering countless hours. Juggling that with a regular job, a family, etc., and, well, something has to give. I have more responsibilities than ever before and there are just not enough hours in the day. But I can’t just abandon the site – no way. Given how long I’ve been working on this site, from its first iteration back in 1997, and how attached I am to it, I opted not to pass the torch. I did ask for help, more than a few times, but no one came to bat. So, I opted to scale the site responsibilities down to its skeleton in order to keep it going. I am expecting to reduce my presence and update rate overtime, though. The forum duties will be passed over to someone else entirely, for example. Still, with this, I’m able to balance my workload easier, have a bit of a better life, and explore other options.

This site is not going away. It’s not going anywhere. It’s going to stay right here. There’s no way I could let it go, anyways. All the content that you see here is not budging an inch. The only thing really changing is the removal of daily news updates and an easing back on the frequency of updates. This site will always be here for you to access and explore. In fact, to this day, there are some nifty secrets still not uncovered here on the site, which tells me there’s plenty for all of you still to explore.

For those worried, this isn’t the end. All you need to do is keep an eye on the “Site Updates” section to see that. Over the next few days, you’ll see the main page here change a little. The news will be replaced with links to the major site sections here, and the daily news shuffled off into an archive (where it will be readily accessible to look through). All portions of this site, I think, will be more easily accessible for those wanting to look around and just see what we have to offer. This site is the biggest DC Comics-animation (and Batman animation) site out there to this day, and I doubt that’ll change, even with the evolving trends of internet culture. But hey, no matter how much all of that changes, The World’s Finest will always be right here.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to drop a line. The social media portals for The World’s Finest will remain up until I decide what to do with them. I can be easily reached there, or through the contact links scattered throughout the site here. If all that fails, just catch me on the forums.

I’d like to express a quick “thanks” to all the folks who have helped me over the years. Zach, Ian, James, Barry, Eileen, Brian, Michael and a wealth of other people I can’t thank enough. This seems like a nice moment to tip my hat to them as I follow the site through a few minor changes and lifts. For your daily news fix, which plenty of you are clearly already getting elsewhere, I suggest you keep it tuned to Toonzone and DCAU Resource. The forums right here are also a good spot for any developments or concerns, as well. I may post the odd piece up from time to time there.

And that’s all from me for now, folks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Don’t hesitate. That’s what I’m here for. Thanks!


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Package Artwork For Upcoming “DC Universe – 3 Pack Action” DVD Collection Release

Artwork for the upcoming Warner Home Video DVD release DC Universe 3-Pack Action is now available. The release features three titles from the DC Universe Original Animated Movies line – Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern: First Flight, and Justice League: The New Frontier – in one collection. The title hits shelves on May 31st, 2011. Continue below to view the artwork.

All content included on the above releases are identical to the previous single-disc home video releases of each title. DC Universe 3-Pack Action will be released alongside DC Kids 3-Pack Fun, a similar releases collection three “kids-friendly” titles in one collection. More details can be found here.

DC Universe 3-Pack Action and DC Kids 3-Pack Fun three-disc DVD releases hit shelves on May 31st, 2011. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Select “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” Releases To Include Movie Money

Previously-released Blu-ray titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie library, from Warner Home Video, are set to be repackaged to include special coupons redeemable toward the upcoming live-action Green Lantern theatrical feature. This new promotion starts on May 10th, 2011. Warner Home Video has released the following press details concerning the upcoming promotional tie-in.

Green Lantern Movie Cash On DC Universe Animation Blu-ray
$8.00 Movie Cash for Green Lantern with each Blu-ray!

Green Lantern: First Flight is one of the Blu-ray titles to include Movie Money this summer. When Hal Jordan first becomes a Green Lantern, he is put under the supervision of senior Lantern, Sinestro, only to discover that his so-called mentor is part of a secret conspiracy that threatens the entire Green Lantern Corps.

Specially marked packages include $8.00 Movie Cash to see Green Lantern in theaters. Restrictions apply. Green Lantern, in theaters June 17th, 2011, is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and more. DC Universe animation library has shipped over 6.7 million units!

Nine specially marked Blu-rays include Movie Cash Offer. Get up to $8.00 off of one admission ticket to see Green Lantern at participating theaters. Coupon valid from June 17th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2011. Restrictions apply. While supplies last.

Titles in the promotion also include:

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Justice League Crisis On 2 Earths
Superman/Batman Public Enemies
Wonder Woman
Justice League New Frontier
Batman: Gotham Knight

Specially marked packages hit shelves May 10th, 2011.

Stay tuned for further DC Universe Animated Original Movie news in the coming weeks right here at The World’s Finest. Click on the image below to view the theatrical trailer for the live-action Green Lantern feature film in the Quicktime format.

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New “DC Universe Ultimate Movie Collection” DVD Box Set Scheduled For November 2009

Collecting the currently available DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles – Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight – and the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature, Warner Home Video is releasing DC Universe Ultimate Movie Collection on November 3rd, 2009. The collection is slated to include the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD releases of each title in the popular direct-to-video line housed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase.

Warner Home Video released a gift set with the same name earlier this year, in July 2009, housing Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, and Batman: Gotham Knight and leaving room for two additional titles to be included. This latest DC Universe Ultimate Movie Collection is slated to be an expanded version of the earlier release, now with room for the first six titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line.

No additional bonus features or extra discs are slated to be included in this collection. Cover art is available by clicking the available image.

In related news, Warner Home Video has recently issued the title DC Universe: Showcase, for both DVD and Blu-ray, but no release date, cover art, or any details whatsoever are currently available for that listing.

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Menu Screens From Recent “Superman Doomsday: Special Edition” DVD Release

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at assorted menu screens from the recent Superman Doomsday: Two-Disc Special Edition release.

For a closer look at this release, check out the Superman Doomsday subsite here at The World’s Finest. Superman Doomsday: Two-Disc Special Edition was released on DVD on November 25th, 2008. A similar edition was also released onto Blu-ray.

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“Superman Doomsday – Special Edition” DVD And Blu-ray Release Now Available To Own

Above is the artwork for the Superman Doomsday – Two Disc Special Edition DVD and Superman Doomsday – Special Edition Blu-ray. To discuss the animated feature and the DVD release, please click on the respective links below.

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“Superman Doomsday: Special Edition” Blu-ray Sees Early Release At Best Buy

The Blu-ray release of the upcoming Superman Doomsday: Special Edition title hit Best Buy shelves early, more than three weeks before the official release date of the title. While slated for a November 25th, 2008 wide release, the new Superman Doomsday: Special Edition Blu-ray has been exclusively available at Best Buy since November 2nd, 2008. The early release of the Superman Doomsday: Special Edition Blu-ray is part of a promotional event at Best Buy, highlighting assorted DC Animation DVD releases and the upcoming direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature.

The Superman Doomsday: Special Edition Blu-ray and two-disc DVD contains new bonus features, included a look at the film’s production and bonus Superman: The Animated Series episodes, and will be released nation wide on November 25th, 2008.

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New Images From Upcoming “Superman Doomsday” Special Edition Release

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The cover art also reveals the bonus content that will be featured on the new DVD and Blu-ray releases. The list of bonus material for both the two-disc special edition DVD and the Blu-ray release are as follows, as seen below.

Requiem and Rebirth: Superman Lives! – Comprehensive documentary about how the DC Comics team decided Superman’s fate
-Commentary by Producer Bruce Timm, Writer Duane Capizzi, Voice Director Andrea Romano, and Executive Producer Gregory Noveck
Justice League: The New Frontier Teaser Featurette
Behind the Voice Featurette
Superman’s Last Stand Challenge
-All New Featurettes When Heroes Die: The Making of “Superman Doomsday” and The Clash of the Juggernauts
-Bruce Timm’s Top Picks: Four bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series: “Apokolips…Now, Parts 1 and 2,” “Brave New Metropolis,” and “Mxyzpixilated
Wonder Woman Sneak Peek

Please note that the Superman’s Last Stand Challenge game is only currently not listed as an extra on the Blu-ray release. Superman Doomsday: Special Edition hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 25th, 2008. Stay tuned for further updates on this release.

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Official Artwork And Details For New “Superman Doomsday” DVD And Blu-Ray

Warner Home Video has released official details on the new DVD and Blu-ray Superman Doomsday: Two-Disc Special Edition release, set to hit shelves November 25th, 2008. The new release will feature the following exclusive bonus materials, as seen below.

-All-New Featurette “When Heroes Die: The Making of Superman: Doomsday
-Audio Commentary from the Superman Doomsday creative team
-All-New Featurette “The Clash of the Juggernauts”
-4 Bonus Episodes of Superman: The Animated Series (hand picked favorites by animation legend Bruce Timm)
-“Requiem and Rebirth: Superman Lives!”
Superman: Doomsday ‘Behind The Voices’ Featurette
Justice League: New Frontier Featurette
Wonder Woman Sneak Peak Featurette

Warner Home Video has also released the cover art and a promotional flyer for the new Superman Doomsday release, both of which can be seen below.

Superman Doomsday: Two-Disc Special Edition will hit shelves November 25th, 2008. Stay tuned for further updates.

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