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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!

-James

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Details For “Justice League Unlimited” Episodes On Vortexx For August 2014

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative August 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Please note this will be the last month for the Vortexx Saturday-morning programming block, which is wrapping at the end of August 2014 to make room for new educational programming.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
August 2nd, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Far From Home”

Supergirl, Green Lantern and Green Arrow travel into the future where they meet the Legion of Super Heroes and their enemies The Fatal Five.

Justice League Unlimited
August 9th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Ancient History”

The Shadow Thief returns and so does Hawkman as more mysteries from “Shadow of the Hawk” are explored.

Justice League Unlimited
August 16th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Alive”

In a knock-down drag out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

Justice League Unlimited
August 23rd, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Destroyer”

In a knock-down drag out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

Justice League Unlimited
August 30th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Initiation”

A reluctant Green Arrow joins forces with the new Justice League to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice. Please note the series may be pre-empted at least one weekend during the month of August 2014 due to specialty programming.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

Again, August 2014 is the final month for the Vortexx programming block and all the programs included within.

Stay tuned for further updates here soon, including exclusive coverage and more, right here at The World’s Finest.

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Details For “Justice League Unlimited” Episodes On Vortexx For July 2014

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative July 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
July 5th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Dead Reckoning”

The ghost of a circus performer convinces Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to help him retrieve the stolen souls of a mystic order of Monks.

Justice League Unlimited
July 12th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Patriot Act”

When an out of control super soldier threatens Metropolis, Green Arrow leads seven non-powered Justice Leaguers, including Crimson Avenger and Shining Knight, in a battle they can’t hope to win.

Justice League Unlimited
July 19th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Great Brain Robbery”

A mystical accident leads to Lex Luthor and the Flash’s minds being swapped into each other’s bodies.

Justice League Unlimited
July 26th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Grudge Match”

Roulette starts Metabrawl (“Cat and Canary”) again, this time with an all-female fight card made up of Justice Leaguers.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

The CW recently announced the Vortexx programming block will come to an end as of September 2014.

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April 2014 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative April 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
April 5th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Task Force X”

Five incarcerated super villains are offered suspended sentences if they can survive an impossible mission: steal a deadly weapon from the Justice League’s satellite headquarters.

Justice League Unlimited
April 12th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Balance”

Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must put aside their feud and go to the depths of Tartarus when the evil sorcerer Felix Faust establishes dominion over Hades.

Justice League Unlimited
April 19th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Double Date”

Green Arrow and Black Canary race to stop The Question and Huntress from killing organized crime lord, Tobias Whale.

Justice League Unlimited
April 26th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Clash”

The world’s mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel, joins the Justice League but even his power may not be enough to foil Lex Luthor’s latest plot.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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February 2014 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the remaining tentative February 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The programming block airs Saturday mornings from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW network. Vortexx – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) on Vortexx.

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
February 8th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Greatest Story Never Told”

The Justice League is in epic battle with Mordu in downtown Metropolis, but the real story is what happens to Booster Gold while he’s supposed to be on “crowd control”.

Justice League Unlimited
February 15th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Ultimatum”

The Justice League meets the Ultimen, a popular group of young heroes who are about to discover their own horrifying secret origins.

Justice League Unlimited
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Dark Heart”

When the entire League is helpless to stop an alien invasion, the world’s only hope is the Atom, a microscopic super hero.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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In additional news, La-La Land Records has passed along the following details for a special promotional event highlighting the new Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases. Acclaimed composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis will be making an appearance to promote the new CD releases. Both CD sets are currently available, and can be purchased through www.lalalandrecords.com and other select soundtrack boutiques.

Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series is a four-disc set with over five hours of music and over 20 full episode scores, including the three-part epic crossover “World’s Finest” and Lolita Ritmanis’ Emmy-nominated score to “Little Girl Lost.” This is a limited edition of 3000 Units. The two-disc CD set Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series, limited edition of 2000 units, is a sensationally fun musical experience from one of the most unique incarnations of Batman ever produced. Continue below for the details, provided by the label.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES
and BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
CD SIGNING EVENT!

Meet the composers of these extraordinary scores to these beloved WB / DC Comics animated series!

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 at 12 noon
at Creature Features
2904 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506

Come meet acclaimed composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis as we celebrate their new limited edition soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records, Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series.

Soundtracks will be available to purchase at the event.

The composers will sign additional items, but one of those items must be a Superman: The Animated Series and/or Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack purchased from Creature Features.

Don’t live near Burbank, CA, but still want to purchase signed copies? You can order them online from Creatures Features at creaturefeatures.com

For more info visit creaturefeatures.com

Complete details for Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series are available at the The World’s Finest Superman: The Animated Series subsite. Complete details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series are available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. Click on the links below to discuss the new Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack releases.

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January 2014 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative January 2014 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The critically-acclaimed classic series is a regular part of the Saturday morning block, airing on The CW network. The Vortexx programming block – as described by the network – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. The block airs Saturdays from 7am – noon (ET/PT) on The CW. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite classic Cartoon Network animated series starring an assortment of DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT).

Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
January 4th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Kid Stuff”

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern are transformed into eight-year-olds in a desperate attempt to save the world from the magic of Mordred.

Justice League Unlimited
January 11th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “This Little Piggy”

It’s musical mayhem when Batman and Zatanna join forces to save a teammate from a fate worse than death.

Justice League Unlimited
January 18th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Return”

Nearly two-dozen heroes join forces to prevent an all-powerful android from reaching his goal: the recently reformed Lex Luthor.

Justice League Unlimited
January 25th, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Greatest Story Never Told”

The Justice League is in epic battle with Mordu in downtown Metropolis, but the real story is what happens to Booster Gold while he’s supposed to be on “crowd control”.

Justice League Unlimited
February 1st, 2014 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Ultimatum”

The Justice League meets the Ultimen, a popular group of young heroes who are about to discover their own horrifying secret origins.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. The show is proceeded by the fan-favorite animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man at 9:00am (ET/PT). Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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December 2013 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative December 2013 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The critically-acclaimed classic series is a regular part of the block, airing Saturday mornings on The CW network. The Vortexx programming block – as described in press details – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. The block airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite Cartoon Network animated series starring classic DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT). Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
December 7th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Alive”

Lex Luthor searches for existing remains of Brainiac in deep space.

Justice League Unlimited
December 14th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Destroyer”

In a knock-down drag out battle on Earth and in space, the power moving behind the scenes of the villains is revealed leading to the most unexpected team-up in Justice League history.

Justice League Unlimited
December 21st, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Initiation”

A reluctant Green Arrow joins forces with the new Justice League to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.

Justice League Unlimited
December 28th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “For The Man Who Has Everything”

Batman and Wonder Woman visit the Fortress of Solitude on Superman’s birthday, only to find him trapped by Mongul.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice. Please note holiday-themed programming may pre-empt episodes during the month.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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November 2013 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the tentative November 2013 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the Vortexx programming block. The critically-acclaimed classic series is a regular part of the block, airing Saturday mornings on The CW network. The Vortexx programming block – as described in press details – is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. The block airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited, the fan-favorite Cartoon Network animated series starring classic DC Comics characters, air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT). Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
November 2nd, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Patriot Act”

When an out of control super soldier threatens Metropolis, Green Arrow leads seven non-powered Justice Leaguers, including Crimson Avenger and Shining Knight, in a battle they can’t hope to win.

Justice League Unlimited
November 9th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Great Brain Robbery”

A mystical accident leads to Lex Luthor and the Flash’s minds being swapped into each other’s bodies.

Justice League Unlimited
November 16th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Grudge Match”

Roulette starts Metabrawl again, this time with an all-female fight card made up of Justice Leaguers.

Justice League Unlimited
November 23rd, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Far From Home”

Supergirl, Green Lantern and Green Arrow travel into the future where they meet the Legion of Super Heroes and their enemies The Fatal Five.

Justice League Unlimited
November 30th, 2013 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Ancient History”

The Shadow Thief returns and so does Hawkman as more mysteries from “Shadow of the Hawk” are explored.

Schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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Classic “Justice League Unlimited” Returns As Part Of New Vortexx Programming Block

The critically-acclaimed, fan-beloved Justice League Unlimited is back on television thanks to the new programming block Vortexx, airing on The CW Network starting Saturday, August 25th, 2012. Classic episodes of the series will be a regular part of the block. According to press details provided by Saban Brands – the company responsible for this new programming block – Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. Vortexx will provide programming to air Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. Outside of Justice League Unlimited reruns, the nationally-broadcast programming block will feature marquee titles such as Power Rangers and Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as other new and returning favorites. Continue below for official details on the new programming blocks, with press details provided by Saban Brands.

WWE Returns to Kids Time Slot with Original Content Anchoring Vortexx on The CW
Saban Brands Unveils Full Lineup for New Saturday Morning Kids Programming Block
Saban Brands Partners with The CW to Launch Vortexx.

Today Saban Brands announced new original content from WWE will anchor its programming block, dubbed Vortexx, which debuts nationwide on The CW August 25th. WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE’s kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe.

“We are extremely excited to partner with the WWE to bring their world class-brand of entertainment to Vortexx,” said Joel Andryc, Co-President, Vortexx. “With a focus on action, adventure and comedy, Vortexx is the perfect home for WWE Saturday Morning Slam and will definitely excite our fans.”

Also coming to the block, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon, will be marquee titles including Justice League Unlimited, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. Vortexx will feature many iconic franchises available to viewers in one place for the first time.

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) — Cubix
In a world full of robots, an ingenious young boy named Connor and his miraculous transforming robot Cubix must combine forces, along with the help of their human and robot pals, to save the day when the evil Dr. K plots to steal the mysterious power source known as Solex.

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) — Rescue Heroes
The Rescue Heroes are a crack team of international emergency response professionals who travel the globe to help those in danger. Equipped with the latest up-to-the-minute knowledge, high-tech hardware and cutting-edge technology, they are dedicated to promoting safety and saving lives everywhere.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy
The massive spaceship Terra Venture represents mankind’s greatest accomplishment as it traverses the galaxy. When this tremendous achievement is threatened by dangerous aliens, led by the insect-like villain Scorpius and his daughter Trakeena, a new team of Power Rangers from different walks of life unite to become the Galaxy Rangers in a saga that will take them to undiscovered worlds and even other galaxies.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Yuma Tsukumo is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion. During a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, and helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 Xyz Monsters cards called Numbers and have been scattered across the globe. In order to recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma in order to recover the Numbers cards. Using the powers of Zexal, the two must compete with Numbers Hunters, who seek to claim the Numbers cards for themselves in order to destroy Astral’s home world.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Tony Stark, teenage heir to a billion-dollar corporation, must take on the mantle, and formidable armor, of Iron Man when his father mysteriously disappears. Along with his teenage friends, James Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Iron Man must save the world from a multitude of villains and balance the pressures of teenage life with the duties of being a super hero.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Justice League Unlimited
The “founding members” of the Justice League, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl continue to defend the planet from every known threat. Along the way, they are aided by a large number of other superheroes from the DC Universe, including Aquaman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and more. The League not only clash with their famous nemeses, from Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mantis and many others, but the building tensions between the Justice League and a secret government agency known as Project Cadmus brings heightened conflict to a series where every child’s favorite superheroes are called to action.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — WWE Saturday Morning Slam
WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE’s kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Dragonball Z Kai
The epic adventure continues as the famous martial artist Goku and his son Gohan are shocked when they learn that Goku belongs to an alien race called the Saiyans, who are bent on destroying the Earth. Father and son travel the galaxy, battling Saiyans and other enemies in their heroic attempt to save the world from total destruction.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic
Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the tale of Yugi Moto, a young boy who solves an ancient artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit. Yugi and his friends love playing the card game Duel Monsters, and with the help of his doppelganger, Yugi becomes the most famous duelist in the world. When Yugi learn that the spirit inside his puzzle is actually an unnamed Pharaoh from Egyptian times, he and his friends attempt to help the Pharaoh regain his memories.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
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“Our goal is to reenergize Kids Broadcast Television by providing entertaining and high-impact programming on Vortexx all morning long,” Andryc continued. “We are proud of the lineup we have put together, which also includes classics and fan favorites like Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Yu-Gi-Oh!”

Saban Brands will also be hosting a live chat with a Power Ranger during the premiere of the Vortexx television block. Fans can interact LIVE with a Power Ranger on August 25 from 7 a.m. to noon on Twitter at @MyVortexx.

In addition to this new television block on The CW, MyVortexx.com will also offer fun activities, interactive games, and other exciting and unexpected content online and across mobile devices, giving kids the full Vortexx experience 24/7/365.

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About Vortexx
Launching August 25, 2012, Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. On television, Vortexx will provide programming to air Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on the CW. The nationally-broadcast programming block will feature marquee titles such as Power Rangers and Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as other new and returning favorites. In addition to television, Vortexx will offer a variety of online and mobile entertainment destinations that will keep kids entertained 24/7/365. Vortexx is an affiliate of Saban Brands. Learn more at www.MyVortexx.com.

About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited will air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW beginning August 25th, 2012. Stay tuned for further updates here soon, including exclusive coverage and more, right here at The World’s Finest.

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