Warner Archive Press Release Highlights “Beware The Batman,” “Young Justice,” Other Animated Fare

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the following press release promoting current and upcoming titles from the Warner Archive Collection. The details below cover forthcoming titles, including the highly-anticipated Beware the Batman: Dark Justice Blu-ray title, along with current releases, including Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season and Young Justice: Season One. Warner Archive is the manufacture-on-demand specialty label from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Continue below to check out the press release.

FROM YOUNG JUSTICE & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
TO LOOPY DA LOOP, SHIRT TALES & GILLIGAN’S PLANET,
ANIMATION ABOUNDS AT WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION
BEWARE THE BATMAN: DARK JUSTICE COMING 9/30/14 TO BLU RAY

WARNER ARCHIVE INSTANT RIPE WITH AQUATIC ANIMATION
INCLUDING UNDERWATER CLASSICS AQUAMAN & MARINE BOY;
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Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like Young Justice, Beware the Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s Loopy Da Loop and the landmark anime series Marine Boy, to the playful silliness of the 1980s with Shirt Tales and Gilligan’s Planet. All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Animated aquatics are currently receiving a featured place on Warner Archive Instant, where you can find episodes of both Filmation’s Aquaman and the first two seasons of Marine Boy. And with WAI’s offer of a free one-month subscription, there’s no reason not to sample the rich catalog of titles available for streaming. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant.

Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.” Pre-orders for Beware The Batman: Dark Justice” can be placed now on directly at the WB Shop.

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available at WAC and/or WAI…

Shirt Tales
Meet the world’s cuddliest crime-stoppers: Pammy Panda, Tyg Tiger, Rick Raccoon, Digger Mole, and Bogey Orangutan ­ they’re cute, they’re furry and they have a secret. Whenever the purple mushroom by the giant tree they call home starts to flash, they swing into action as the crime-sleuthing squad called the Shirt Tales. Racing down to their secret lair hidden underneath the tree (and under the nose of Park Ranger Mr. Dinkle), they answer the Shirt Tale Alert from the Commissioner who clues them in on the current crime via holo-phone. Then it¹s off to their shape-changing supersonic craft where they use their wiles and their fantastic gadgets to solve the mystery and nab the bad guys. While these message-wearing T-shirted critters started out as adorable greeting card characters, it took the genius of Hanna-Barbara to take the cute and mix-it up with a blend of Batman and Scooby-Doo to create a fan-and family classic. This is the 46-episode, complete series collection.

Loopy da Loop: The Complete Collection (1959-65)
Between leaving MGM and building a TV empire, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera served up a series of theatrical shorts about a charming, tuque-wearing French Canadian wolf by the pun-tastic name of Loopy De Loop. Distributed to theaters by Columbia, these 48 shorts depict the misadventures of wolf with a mission to change the bad image that people have of wolves, and make them appreciated as warm and generous fellow creatures. Not an easy job, even for a loup as charming as Mssr. Loopy, and the poor fellow is usually rewarded with a terrified cry for “Help!” and a clout to the head. But hope springs eternal in the heart of this un-savage beast as he tries to undo his kind¹s big, bad image by rendering aid and assistance to the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Little Bo Beep, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, D¹Artagnan, Dr. Jeckyll and more to injurious and hilarious results. Rarely seen due to their unique genesis, Loopy De Loop is an unusual charmer (Much like Loopy himself) in the illustrious Hanna-Barbera oeuvre, combining the funny animal sit-com antics of classic H-B with the kind of satire associated with the work of Jay Ward. But now’s your chance to enjoy them all with this complete collection that will have you crying “Sacre-iliac!”

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
Bigger, bolder, blu-er! The fearsome fan-addict forces behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series first season, Batman goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both their narrative approach AND in the fun. Across the 26-Episode second season – presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen – you’ll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman’s Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror! Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more! And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer’s preferred order for the first time anywhere – including the “The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio! Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Complete First Season is also available via WAC.

Young Justice – Season One (Blu-ray)
The two-disc, 26-episode Young Justice: Season One features Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Brandon Vietti’s (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take on Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as they splash across the 16×9 widescreen. In this first season, a “junior” Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League’s secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe.

Gilligan’s Planet (1982)
It’s a brand new story about The Castaways! Leaving their tiny island after years and months and days, they built a little spaceship, crude but it could fly. They left their home and lost their way, between the stars and sky, they went from an island to star, lost on Gilligan’s Planet. It’s true ­ The Castaways are now lost in space! They¹re all here, in this strange, new world, Gilligan (voice of Bob Denver), the Skipper (voice of Alan Hale, Jr.), the Millionaire (voice of Jim Backus), his Wife (voice of Natalie Schafer), the Movie Star (voice of Dawn Wells), the Professor (Russell Johnson) and Mary Ann (voice of Dawn Wells). Now joined by Gilligan¹s alien sidekick Bumper, they begin a whole new life on a whole new world while still trying to repair the now space-worthy SS Minnow and return home from their near-infinite three hour tour. It¹s something old, something new in this Saturday morning cartoon sit-com sci-fi romp!

Magic Boy (1960)
Magically-gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and his elder sister, Oyu. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke’s animal companions, he vows vengeance. Leaving the forest, the boy sets out to master his magical gifts by making a pilgrimage to the home of the wizard, Hakuunsai. While Sasuke learns the ways of magic, Yakusha, the demon witch, terrorizes the countryside, and Sasuke works to complete his training in time. Magic Boy aka Shunen Sarutobi Sasuke is a classic piece of anime history – the first full-length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States. With much of the original storyline left untouched and centering on pop culture staple hero Sarutobi Sasuke (think Bomba the Jungle Boy crossed with a ninja), Magic Boy is an enchanting precursor to decades of imported Japanese ani-magic. Presented in 16×9 Widescreen.

Marine Boy: The Complete Third Season (1967-68)
Marine Boy, the amazing aquatic hero of the American anime action classic, surfaces for a final volume of sea-faring sci-fi adventures! This 3-Disc, 26-Episode Collections rounds out Marine Boy’s excursions for the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters with a series of fantastic confrontations against fearsome foes side by side with some fabulous friends. Thanks to the inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, Marine Boy is super-scuba geared up and ready for the full fathom fighting form with his propeller shoes and bulletproof wet suit, not mention his boomerangs and Oxy-gum! So take a swim with Marine Boy, his dolphin Splasher, mermaid gal pal Neptina, hero-worshiping little Clicli and the stalwart crew of supersub P-1 as they go up against evil electronic brains, haunted island, ghost cruisers, mutant plankton swarms, militarized red dolphins, and attacking icebergs. It’s just another day under the sea for Marine Boy – brave and free!

And on Warner Archive Instant …

Aquaman (1967)
Swim along with the King of the Seven Seas in his swingin’ sixties animated incarnation from Filmation. Aquaman, alongside teen sidekick Aqualad and his Queen, Mera, uses his astounding powers to defend the ancient undersea city of Atlantis and endangered sea life everywhere. And, to sweeten the super-action, his adventtires are presented as originally seen, with segments featuring The Justice League, The Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Lantern and more! Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

Marine Boy – Season 1 & 2 (1966-67)
Suit up for some undersea superheroics with Marine Boy, the original “American anime” classic! Produced in Japan but intended for first run in the US, Marine Boy lead the wave that included such color anime classic as Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner has outfitted his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements he will need in his quest to keep the seas safe for all mankind. From Oxy-Gum and bulletproof wet suit to flying subs and propeller shoes, Marine Boy has what it takes to face a variety of fearsome foes above and below the ocean¹s surface. Check it out at Warner Archive Instant!

Click on the links below to discuss certain titles mentioned in the press release above. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

-Discuss Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray at The DC Animation Forum!
-Discuss Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray at The DC Animation Forum!
-Discuss Beware The Batman at The DC Animation Forum!

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“Batman: Assault on Arkham” Animated Feature, “Young Justice: Season One” Blu-ray Collection Now Available

The all-new direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The animated movie features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line.


Further information on this latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, the 21st in the acclaimed and popular long-running line, can be found by clicking the images above. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature, its respective home video releases, and other related discussions.

-Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
-Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
-Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite. Stay tuned for a review and exclusive content!

Additionally, the Batman: Assault on Arkham home video release also includes a look at the next all-new DC Universe Animated Original title, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of images from the “A Sneak Peek at Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” featurette available on all Son of Batman home video releases. The following images are exclusive to The World’s Finest and are not to be removed without permission or credit given.






Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the next all-new direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie release, is slated for a late Fall 2014/early Winter 2015 release. The World’s Finest was the first to break news on the forthcoming Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated feature. Click here for the early details and stay tuned for official details coming soon. Keep an eye on The World’s Finest for further Justice League: Throne of Atlantis updates.

Continuing, the Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray release will be available starting today from Warner Bros’ Home Entertainment’s specialty label Warner Archive. The two-disc set includes all 26 episodes from the first season of the popular fan-beloved animated series. Young Justice: Season One, which features Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti’s critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes, is available at wbshop.com and assorted online retailers starting at $24.95. Continue below for a description of the release.

Young Justice: Season One
Label:
Warner Archive
Release Date: August 12th, 2014

Synopsis: In this first season, a ‘junior’ Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League’s secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take on
Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as they splash across the 16×9 widescreen.

Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. Click on the link below to discuss this new Blu-ray title.

-Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)

Lastly, on an unrelated note, today also sees the DVD and Digital HD release of the Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles documentary. Click here for more details on this new documentary which explores the origins of the beloved Heroes in a Half-Shell.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Releasing Rebranded “Young Justice” DVD Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is rebranding and re-releasing the three-disc Young Justice: Three-Pack Fun DVD compilation release, originally released back in April 2012. The release, titled Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice, collects the first 12 episodes of Young Justice in one package. The rebranded DVD, along with seven other similar titles, will hit shelves on October 14th, 2014 for the SRP of $19.97. The repackaged three-disc Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice DVD is a re-release of the Young Justice: Three-Pack Fun compilation release which collected three previous single-disc DVD releases together. Continue below for additional details.

Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Synopsis: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over-to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice-Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis-will found out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. Based upon characters from DC Comics. This collection includes the first 12 episodes of the series.

Includes:
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 1
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 2
Young Justice – Season 1 Volume 3

The rebranded Family Multi-Feature: Young Justice three-disc DVD collection, including the first 12 episodes of Young Justice in one package, will hit shelves on October 14th, 2014 for the SRP of $19.97.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, through the Warner Archive collection special label, recently announced the upcoming Young Justice: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release. The collection, featuring the first 26 episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, will be available starting August 12, 2014 for $24.95US. The release will be available through most online retail outlets and is now up for pre-order. More details on that release can be found here.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Young Justice: The Complete First Season” Blu-Ray Coming Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Warner Archive Collection, a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has announced the upcoming Young Justice: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release is now available for pre-order. The collection, featuring the first 26 episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, inspired by the DC Comics characters, will be available starting August 12, 2014 for $24.95US. The release will be available through most online retail outlets and is now up for pre-order. The details were announced at the Warner Archive Collection “A Batman for All Seasons” panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The San Diego Comic-Con convention is held every year, and focuses on a host of different genres and pop culture events.

Initial details and cover art can be found below.

Young Justice: The Complete First Season
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
Street Date: 08/12/14

Episodes: Independence Day, Fireworks (Independence Day, Part Two), Welcome to Happy Harbor, Drop Zone, Schooled, Infiltrator, Denial, Downtime, Bereft, Targets, Terrors, Homefront, Alpha Male, Revelation, Humanity, Failsafe, Disordered, Secrets, Misplaced, Coldhearted, Image, Agendas, Insecurity, Performance, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance

Synopsis: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over — to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice — Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis — will find out … whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. From Warner Bros. Animation and based on DC Comics characters, Young Justice is a bold new animated series. Are you in?

Young Justice: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting August 12th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Young Justice: Season One” Coming To Blu-ray, Warner Archive Collection San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Details

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has broke down the Warner Archive Collection events slated for San Diego Comic-Con 2014, and confirmed the upcoming release of Young Justice: Season One to Blu-ray. Details for the 26-episode first season release will be featured as part of the Warner Archive Collection “A Batman for All Seasons” panel, specific details of which can be found below. The San Diego Comic-Con convention is held every year, and focuses on a host of different genres and pop culture events. Young Justice was the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series headlined by a diverse group of young DC Comics-based superheroes.

Official convention panel details for Warner Archive Collection can be found below. Click on the accompnaied image for a closer look.

Young Justice: Season One is on the way!

Trailers From Hell gurus Larry Karaszewski, Stuart Gordon and
Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman join Warner Archive Collection panels at Comic-Con

Trailers From Hell gurus Larry Karaszewski & Stuart Gordon and popular animation producer Greg Weisman have joined Warner Archive Collection for two unique panels this coming weekend at Comic-Con International.

Karaszewski, a Golden Globe-winning producer/writer renowned for work on Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon, and director/writer Gordon, whose notable resume includes Re-Animator and Masters of Horror, will take part in Warner Archive Collection presents Trailers From Hell Live! on Saturday, July 26 at 1:00pm in Room 25ABC.

A match made in classic movie heaven: the gurus of Trailers From Hell paired with the fan-centric trio of Warner Archive Collection podcasters, making a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum. From SciFi and Horror to Action and Noir, you’ll get an interesting, hilarious education on current and upcoming releases in the WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant from a panel that includes Karaszewski, Gordon, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and the ever-informed WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti.

Weisman, creator/producer of Gargoyles and producer of such notable series as Young Justice and the upcoming Star Wars Rebels, will now take part in the heralding of the Dark Knight’s many incarnations at Warner Archive Collection presents A Batman For All Seasons. The panel is slated for Sunday, July 27 at Noon in Room 7AB.

As Bat Mite so eloquently stated to the extra-dimensional Comic-Con bat-fans, “There is no one correct kind of Batman.” Weisman joins respected producer/author Michael Uslan (The Boy Who Loved Batman); producer James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), producer/director Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), WAC Podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti, and some potential surprise guests as they examine those “other” Batman iterations and oddities throughout history – from early films like “Public Defender” and the Filmation Batman cartoons to new versions of the character (Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Beware the Batman), the off-kilter takes (like the cult favorite “roast” of “Legends of the SuperHeroes”) and new media (motion comics like “Batman: Black and White,” “Batgirl: Year One” & “Batman Adventures: Mad Love”). And stick around – there might just be a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be located at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. 2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Beware The Batman,” “Young Justice,” DC Nation Nab Daytime Emmy Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and a few DC Comics-inspired animated programs received nominations. Beware The Batman leads the pack with four nominations in total, three specifically for the episode “Secrets.” Young Justice and the DC Nation-branded animated shorts also nabbed one nomination each. The Daytime Emmy Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00am – 6:00pm during the 2013 calendar year. Beware The Batman, Young Justice, and DC Nation all aired on Cartoon Network and amassed significant fanbases, despite troublesome scheduling issues and lengthy hiatuses.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony and awards presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Specific nomination details can be found below.

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Beware the Batman – “Secrets”
Cartoon Network
Executive Producer – Sam Register
Producers – Glen Murakami, Mitch Watson
Line Producer – Amy McKenna

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Beware the Batman Cartoon Network
Casting Director – Andrea Romano

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Beware the Batman – “Secrets”
Cartoon Network
Supervising Director – Butch Lukic
Directors – Curt Geda , Sam Liu , Rick Morales
Voice Director – Andrea Romano

Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design
Beware the Batman – “Secrets”
Cartoon Network
Animation Supervisor – T.J. Sullivan

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Animation
Young Justice
Cartoon Network
Re-Recording Mixer – Konrad Piñon

Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Daytime Program
Deadman – “Deadman Catch”
Cartoon Network
Executive Producer – Sam Register
Producer – Ben Jones
Written, Directed and Produced by – Carl Greenblatt

Six out of Cartoon Network’s ten total 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations come from DC Comics-based programming. A complete listing of nominees can be found on the official 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards website.

The CG-animated series Beware The Batman is slated to return to Cartoon Network, after a lengthy seven-month hiatus, as part of it’s older audience-skewering Adult Swim programming counterpart starting Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 3:00am (ET/PT). Young Justice, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, finished its 46-episode run on Cartoon Network last year. Both programs aired as part of the now defunct DC Nation hour-long programming block, which used to air weekend mornings on Carton Network. The block itself is now reduced to a banner name under which DC Comics-inspired short-form programming airs. These shorts currently air during the first commercial break following episodes of Teen Titans Go!. Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesday nights at 6:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

Check out the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite and the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite for further details on both acclaimed cartoon shows.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00am – 6:00pm during the 2013 calendar year. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony and awards presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Additionally, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, which honors the crafts behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre, will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 20, 2014. Jose Lopez, a character designer for The Batman, is one of the five nominees who will be awarded and recognized in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.

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Christopher Jones Discusses The “Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion” Comic Collection

Last week saw the release of the new Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion trade paperback collection, courtesy of DC Comics and DC Entertainment, to comic book stores and hobby shops everywhere. Now the collection is set to hit regular retail and book chain outlets starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th, 2013. In this latest collection, the Team adds to its ranks in an effort to battle the impending invasion by The Collector of Worlds. Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion collects the final six issues of the acclaimed tie-in comic series, issues #20 – 25, written by Greg Weisman with art provided by Jones. Jones took a few minutes to talk to The World’s Finest about this new collection and how Young Justice has managed to keep its fanbase strong.

WF: Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion collects the final story arc for the Young Justice comic series. Care to tell us some of your favorite moments from the issues included in this trade – in terms of story and perhaps of your own work?

Christopher Jones: I’d really enjoyed all the stories we’d done in the Young Justice comic up to this point, but with the “Invasion” storyline it really felt like we’d ramped up to something bigger and more pivotal. I’d been the one to suggest Superboy meeting Clark Kent and having that give Superman a chance to get to know his clone/sibling without the pressure of Superboy’s expectations of him, so those sequences were fun to do. I really enjoyed getting to show Blue Beetle’s introduction to the team, and the beginnings of Miss Martian’s relationship with La’gann. I also had a great time with the Nightwing sequences that bookended this storyline (Dick Grayson you dawg!). And of course I was always excited by any opportunity to do new character designs and this storyline introduced several characters into the Young Justice universe who hadn’t already been designed for the show – most notably Kylstar, Deadshot and the Collector of Worlds (our version of Brainiac)!

WF: Young Justice tied very closely to the animated source material. What type of pros (and maybe cons?) came from having this comic so tightly affiliated with the cartoon?

CJ: I didn’t really see any downside, as I was such an admirer of the cartoon both in it’s conceptualization of the characters and their visual design. Phil Bourassa and his team did gorgeous designs that were a really comfortable fit for my own drawing style. And thanks to co-producer Greg Weisman writing the comic, not only the the storylines of the comic and the show tightly interwoven, but I always had easy access to all the visual reference I needed.

The only negative that came from the comic being based on the show was that because it was based on an animation property, DC Comics insisted that it be labeled as a kids book, which meant that it was segregated from the “mainstream” DC superhero titles in the solicitations and by most retailers, so I don’t think it ever got the amount of promotion and exposure it deserved.

WF: The Young Justice comic series definitely went out with a bang, thanks to this story. What would you have liked to have explored in future arcs if the comic continued?

CJ: We never got to do the Marvel Family storyline that Greg was planning, which would have told Captain Marvel’s origin and would have introduced Mary Marvel and Freddie Freeman as a version of Captain Marvel, Jr. It would have been fun to explore more of the 5-year gap, but at some point you have to stop obsessing over those gaps and turn your eyes to the future. The thing I’d have most liked to do was use the comic to tell the stories that went untold when Cartoon Network declined to greenlight a third season of episodes. That could still be done, and I’d love to see Young Justice return with “Season Three” stories as one of DC’s digital tier titles.

WF: You’re very active in the Young Justice fan community – interacting with fans, doing sketches, and so forth. What do you find to attractive and welcoming about the fan community? Why do you think it continues to be so strong?

CJ: Why would I not want to be involved with the amazing fan base Young Justice has out there? When I was drawing The Batman Strikes! there was nothing like the response I saw online to Young Justice. I don’t know how much of that is the difference in the fan base versus how much more developed social media is now, but Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter makes it so much easier for fans to share their passion for the show and it’s characters. I’ve had a great time interacting with Young Justice fans, and expect I’ll continue to do so online and at conventions for a long time to come!

WF: If fans want to see more of Young Justice, be it as digital comics and so forth, what would you encourage them to do?

CJ: I wish I had more faith in petitions and letter-writing campaigns, but the reality is that the powers-that-be are well aware that Young Justice has fans and don’t need to be convinced of that. What they need to be convinced of is that there is more money to be made by producing more of Young Justice in some form. That’s just the reality of the business. So the best way to lobby for more Young Justice is with your spending dollar.

Both seasons of Young Justice are available on DVD.

All 26 issues of the Young Justice companion comic have now been collected in four volumes.

The Young Justice: Legacy video game is available through several channels, and there is a Young Justice soundtrack CD.

Now, does this mean that you need to sell your possessions and go to loan sharks to raise money to buy Young Justice stuff? No. But you could do what I’m doing this year and giving Young Justice for Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or Flying Spaghetti Monster Day) this year. It’s a double-win: You generate sales for the Young Justice property and grow the fandom!

Please support your local retailers. If they don’t have your Young Justice item in stock, ask if they can order it for you. If all else fails, you can always get the products from online retailers such as Amazon.com.

And writing to Cartoon Network or DC Comics to tell them you’d like to see more of Young Justice certainly can’t hurt, it just doesn’t carry as much weight as do Young Justice sales. And remember, when writing either company stay polite and positive! Focus on what you’d like to see them do, as attacking them for decisions you didn’t like just turns them off and doesn’t support your cause!

WF: To shift gears for a moment, can you give us a rundown on your upcoming projects? Let us know!

CJ: I just did a 2-part story for Batman ’66 featuring False Face. I’m a huge fan of the Adam West Batman series so that was a ton of fun! The digital version of those stories is already out, and the print version will be coming out in January. And now I’m hard at work on another mini-series that hasn’t been announced yet. It’s a science fiction property and hopefully would hold some appeal for fans of my Young Justice work, and I’ll have plenty more to say about it once I can talk about it publicly, so watch my social media for announcements!

WF:Last question – can you tell us why fans should rush out and pick up Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion?

CJ: It was a great last hurrah for the comic book series, and great sales would be the best possible argument to convince DC Comics to produce more!

Check out the Christopher Jones Comic Art and Illustration Blog for more from Jones. Links to an assortment of his social media sites can also be found at his blog.

Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion, currently available at hobby and comic book stores nationwide, will hit book store chains and larger retail outlets starting tomorrow, December 17th, 2013. Cover price for the comic book collection is $12.99US. Check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite for more details and content from the acclaimed animated series.

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New “Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion” Comic Collection Now Available

The Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion trade paperback collection, released by DC Comics and DC Entertainment, is now available at comic book stores and hobby shops. In this latest collection, the Team adds to its ranks in an effort to battle the impending invasion by The Collector of Worlds and Brainiac. Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion collects the final six issues of the acclaimed tie-in comic series, issues #20 – 25, written by Greg Weisman with art provided by Jones. Cover price is $12.99. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look at the front and back cover to the collection, along with the official synopsis for the release.

YOUNG JUSTICE – VOLUME FOUR: INVASION
Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

It has been more than five years since Dick Grayson and his young hero friends first joined together to help the Justice League, but their biggest battles are still to come. To prepare, the Team has been recruiting. Now, newer heroes like Batgirl, Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, Lagoon Boy and Bumble Bee fight and train alongside veteran members Nightwing, Superboy and Miss Martian. The extra help will definitely be needed when the world’s most powerful super heroes abruptly vanish. With half the Team trapped under a force field covering all of Metropolis and the other half trying desperately to rescue them, Earth’s young heroes are about to face their greatest threat yet … Brainiac!

Cover Price: $12.99

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Final Trade Dress For “Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion” Comic Collection

The World’s Finest has a look at the final trade dress for the upcoming Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion comic book collection, hitting comic shops and hobby stores on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. The image was provided by Young Justice comic book artist Christopher Jones. Young Justice – Volume Four: Invasion collects the final six issues of the acclaimed tie-in comic series, issues #20 – 25, written by Greg Weisman with art provided by Jones. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look, along with official product details provided by DC Comics.

YOUNG JUSTICE – VOLUME FOUR: INVASION
Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

In this action-packed collection from issues #20-25 of the all-ages series, Young Justice adds to its ranks in an effort to battle the impending invasion by The Collector of Worlds and Brainiac!
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Cover Price: $12.99

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New “Young Justice” Legacy” Video Game Now Available To Own

The new video game Young Justice: Legacy, based on the acclaimed Cartoon network animated series Young Justice, is now available to own on most major consoles. Young Justice: Legacy, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series that fills in the gap between the first and second season of the acclaimed animated series. Little Orbit is the studio publishing the highly-anticipated video game. The video game is now available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and on Steam. Click on the images below to view the cover art for the different console releases along with a product description.


Based on WB’s animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

More Young Justice: Legacy content, including the trailer and additional images and details, can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. Additionally, click on the image below to read The World’s Finest review of Young Justice: Legacy. Please note the review below is for the XBox360 release.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is now available to own on major home consoles and Steam. Young Justice: Legacy is based on the recent Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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