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“Freedom Fighters: The Ray” Comes To Blu-ray, DVD, Digital On August 28, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released press details for the upcoming home video release of the CW Seed Freedom Fighters: The Ray short-form animated series. Freedom Fighters: The Ray finds The Ray and the rest of the Freedom Fighters fighting to save refugees in Nazi-occupied Earth-X! Continue below for further details and a look at the home video package art.

PARALLEL WORLDS COLLIDE AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL AUGUST 28, 2018

DC Animated Feature Film based on the Popular CW Seed Series
Features the First Openly Gay Character to Headline a DC Super Hero Movie

Freedom Fighters: The Ray Freedom Fighters: The Ray

The creative team behind hit live-action series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow brings the acclaimed CW Seed animated series to a feature-length presentation in Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting August 28, 2018 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($19.98 SRP), DVD ($18.94 SRP) and Digital.

All his life, Ray Terrill has fought injustice, dreaming of making a real difference like his older brother, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. One day, he stumbles upon a dying Super Hero from another Earth and is stunned to find that this Super Hero looks just like him—because it is! The dying Ray Terrill of Earth-X transfers photokinetic energy to this Earth’s Ray, making him a Super Hero – The Ray. However, Ray quickly learns being a Super Hero isn’t all hanging muggers from streetlamps and fighting giant robots. As the evil Nazi New Reichsman of Earth-X, led by Overgirl, close in, The Ray must learn to harness his powers by coming to terms with his true self, even if that means also finally coming out of the closet to his parents. The fate of Earth-X depends on it!

Freedom Fighters: The Ray
features a stellar voice cast led by Russell Tovey (Quantico) as The Ray/Ray Terrill. He is joined by Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as Black Condor/John Trujillo, Dilshad Vadsaria (Greek) as Phantom Lady/Jenny Knight, Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) as Overgirl, and Megalyn Echikunwoke (The 4400, 90210) as Vixen. The voice cast also spotlights Arrow actor Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific) and The Flash actors Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow) and Carlos Valdez (Cisco Ramon/Vibe), reprising their live-action series roles in animated form.

The cast also includes Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders) as Red Tornado, Sunil Malhotra (The Legend of Korra) as Jacob, Matthew Mercer (Critical Role) as Dollman/Green Arrow/Black Arrow, Colleen O’Shaughnessy (Sonic Boom) as Mrs. Terrill, Laura Post (Justice League Action) as Resistance Gunner, Christopher Corey Smith (Digimon Fusion) as Donald, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Army of Darkness) as Mr. Terrill, and Scott Whyte (City Guys) as The Flash/Blitzkrieg.

Ethan Spaulding (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) directed Freedom Fighters: The Ray from a script written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Sarah Hernandez (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Elizabeth Kim (Arrow) and Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow, Vixen). Curt Geda (Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants) is the producer, and the executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning) and Marc Guggenheim.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Freedom Fighters: The Ray Blu-ray Combo Pack will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc, DVD disc and a Digital copy of the movie.

BASICS
Street Date: August 28, 2018
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: 72 minutes

DVD
Price: $18.94 SRP
1 DVD
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH, French, Spanish

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
Price: $19.98 SRP
1 Blu-ray Disc, 1 DVD and Digital HD Copy
BD Audio -DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH, French, Spanish

DIGITAL
Freedom Fighters: The Ray is also available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment 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.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to 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 Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and Digital media. 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).

Check out a trailer for the Freedom Fighter: The Ray animated series in the player below.


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First Look At Upcoming “DC Super Hero Girls” Animated Series

Warner Bros. Animation has provided a first look at the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls animated series, coming soon to Cartoon Network. The upcoming animated series features a revamped take on the established DC Super Hero Girls universe. Continue below for a first look at the upcoming animated series along with additional press details.

Warner Bros. Animation Unveils First Look at Upcoming Series
DC Super Hero Girls
Character Designs from Emmy® Award–Winning Producer Lauren Faust

DC Super Hero Girls is an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC Entertainment. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy® Award–winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), DC Super Hero Girls will be coming soon to Cartoon Network.

DC Super Hero GirlsThe world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.

Sure, gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a fist to punch with, but what happens when Diana and her favorite study buddy and fencing partner, Tatsu, can’t agree on how to dole out justice as Wonder Woman and Katana? Or when Barbara finds out her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Along with all their friends, foes and frenemies, this squad of super teens navigates the unique growing pains that come when you’re a teenager trying to fight the battles of the world and the battles of growing up at the same time.

The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls global franchise, including direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015 and viewed by millions of fans on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, as well as the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app.

Lauren Faust is executive producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) also serving as executive producer.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service; Animaniacs for Hulu. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. 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).

About DC Super Hero Girls Global Franchise (Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment)
DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting global franchise centered on super heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC’s most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, the DC Super Hero Girls universe offers immersive experiences in multiple formats including animation, books, toys, apparel, games and more.

DC Super Hero Girls is set to debut on Cartoon Network later this year. Stay tuned for further select coverage on this upcoming animated series and other DC Super Hero Girls content right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest “Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season” DVD Review

Warner Archive has recently provided The World’s Finest with a copy Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD to review. In short, Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season is a great send-off to the series, giving Static one last round of legitimately well-written stories and solid action (the last three episodes, which focus solely on the core Static Shock cast, are top-notch). Click on the image below to check out the full review.

Static Shock

Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season is available to own from Warner Archive, and can be purchased through the label and WBShop.com, along with other select retailers. Warner Archive describes the release as follows:

Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season DVD
Static Shock‘s fourth and final season cements Static’s arrival as an A-list super hero, thanks to a Bat-charged flash-forward that sees Static (voiced by Phil LaMarr) bounce from the present-era Bruce Wayne/Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) to Batman Beyond’s Terry McGinnis (voiced by Will Friedle) and a glimpse at his own future self. After confronting the future’s incarnation of Kobra (voiced by Lance Henriksen), Virgil returns to Dakota City in the present, where he and Gear (voiced by Jason Marsden) tackle faux Bang Baby wannabe hero She-Bang, assist African hero Anansi and try to take down Static’s idol, Green Lantern (also voiced by LaMarr). It all comes to a head when a cure is discovered for the Bang Babies – a cure that threatens Gear’s and Static’s abilities as well! This collection also includes the Justice League Unlimited two-part episode “The Once and Future Thing” (Part One, Part Two), which follows up on elements from Static Shock’s time-bending season opener.

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Static Shock: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Talkback

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“The Death Of Superman” Coming August 7, 2018 To 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, July 24 To Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that The Death of Superman will arrive August 7, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and July 24, 2018 to Digital HD. The Death of Superman finds the Man of Steel in a fight to the finish when he becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction. Full press details for the animated feature are below, as well as its theatrical trailer.

THE MAN OF STEEL FACES HIS MOST FORMIDABLE FOE IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED FILM FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN
COMING AUGUST 7, 2018 TO
ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting July 24, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

The Death of Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray™ disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set includes a collectible Superman figurine; the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray Combo Pack™ include a digital version of the film.

The Death of SupermanThe Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction.

As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, Superman Doomsday told an abridged version of The Death Of Superman, DC Comics’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated The Death of Superman, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with Reign of the Supermen in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC’s upcoming The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, Justice League Dark).

The Death of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital
-The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.
-A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1” – After eliminating Imperiex, Brainiac 5 takes over his army and plans to take over the universe. With Superman thought to be dead, the other Legionnaires must stop him before it is too late!
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2” – The Legion faces Imperiex in a final battle, while a traitor lurks in their midst.

DVD
A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

MARKETING SUPPORT
The Death of Superman will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: August 7, 2018
Order Due Date: July 3, 2018
Run Time: 72 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Blu-Ray Deluxe Gift Set; $39.99
4K UHD Combo Price: $39.99 SRP
Languages: English

The Death of Superman The Death of Superman

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment 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.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to 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 Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and Digital media. 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).

Click here for more images from the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. The Death of Superman will hit Digital starting July 24, 2018 and will then be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 7, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on The Death of Superman right here at The World’s Finest.

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New Promotional Art For “Young Justice: Outsiders” Released

New promotional artwork for the upcoming Young Justice: Outsiders was released on May 13, 2018 by series producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. The new image spotlights a portion of the cast. The third season of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series is set to debut later this year on the DC Universe streaming service. An exact date for the launch of both the series and service, as well as the price point and worldwide availability, have yet to be announced. Click on the image below for a closer look at the image.

Young Justice: Outsiders

For more details on Young Justice, please check out the dedicated subsite here at The World’s Finest. For more information on the third season of Young Justice, check out this previous coverage.

DC Universe will launch later this year and, in addition to the third season debut of Young Justice: Outsiders, will be the home of the forthcoming Harley Quinn animated series and a collection of live-action series based on DC Comics properties. Stay tuned for further details on Young Justice: Outsiders and DC Universe – including a launch date, price and details on the service’s animated fare – right here at The World’s Finest.

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