Month: November 2008

Press Release For Upcoming “Wonder Woman” Direct-To-Video Animated Feature

Press Release:

COURAGEOUS. PRINCESS. FIERCE WARRIOR. LEGENDARY DC SUPER HERO.
WONDER WOMAN ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
MARCH 3, 2009!
The Epic Tale of Wonder Woman is the Fourth DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie From Warner Premiere

Embark on a journey of untold beauty, grace and strength as Princess Diana uses her remarkable gifts and evolves into Wonder Woman, the worlds most renowned female super hero. Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new animated original movie Wonder Woman on March 3, 2009, distributed by Warner Home Video. Wonder Woman will be available as a Single Disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP), 2 Disc Special Edition DVD for $29.98 (SRP) and Blu-ray Disc for $34.99 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is January 20, 2009. The animated original movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View as well as available for download day and date, March 3, 2009.

Produced by the multiple Emmy Award winning animation legend Bruce Timm, Wonder Woman is an origin– story and features a stellar celebrity voice cast including Keri Russell (Waitress, Felicity), Nathan Fillion (Desperate Housewives), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Rosario Dawson (Sin City), Oliver Platt (The West Wing) and David McCallum (NCIS).

Wonder Woman begins on the mystical island of Themyscira, where a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons resides. They have raised Princess Diana, a daughter of stunning beauty, extraordinary strength and incredible fighting prowess. Diana possesses a host of super human powers granted to her by the gods and goddesses of Olympus and her strength and stamina are unparalleled. When Air Force fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazons and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a world war that will destroy them all. It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts to become the ultimate Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman: 2 Disc Special Edition and Blu-Ray versions will feature collectible packaging as well as 185 minutes of incredible bonus features such as:

Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream– She is one of the pillars of DC Comics. We examine why Wonder Woman is important in the grand scheme of the DC Super Heroes and how her raw strength and power helped define a new generation of empowered women, who realized that their gifts of intellect and strength were just as powerful as their male counterparts.
Wonder Woman The Daughters of Myth The riveting documentary historically defines the meaning of the Amazons and how this links in with the evolution of the Wonder Woman character from comics to screen.
-Audio Commentary: featuring commentary by Gregory Noveck (Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, DC Comics), Bruce Timm (Producer), Lauren Montgomery (Director) and Michael Jelenic (Screenplay).
– Bruce Timms Top Picks: Popular episodes from the Warner Bros. archive of Justice League/Justice League Unlimited animation featuring Wonder Woman; all personally selected by Bruce Timm, producer of this Wonder Woman feature film. All formats include To Another Shore and Hawk and Dove, exclusive additions for the Blu-Ray and 2-Disc formats: Paradise Lost, Parts 1 & 2.
-Digital Copy Download Warner Bros. is including a Digital Copy of Wonder Woman on the DVD which will provide fans a legitimate means to enjoy their favorite action hero anywhere they want on their portable video device. Formats supported include: iTunes, Windows Media Player. Restrictions apply. Consult product packaging for details.
-Sneak Peak: The next DCU Animated Original Movie.
Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess This featurette includes both a thumbnail history of the character of Wonder Woman featuring interviews with DC Comics creators and artists (Paul Levitz, Dan DiDio), and behind the scenes footage of the upcoming made-for-DVD release punctuated with interviews from the production staff and voice talent behind the film (Keri Russell, Alfred Molina, etc.)
-Widescreen (1.78:1)

There is so much enthusiasm and passion from the fans for Wonder Woman, that it was an obvious next step in the DC character pantheon for Warner Premiere to bring to the screen, says Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere. Inre-telling this origin story and putting a new spin on it, we think that we have all of the action and emotion that existing fans crave, and the ability to bring in a whole new set of fans with great super hero storytelling.

Woman Wonder is one of most iconic figures in pop culture. This movie succeeds in reinforcing her image as a female role model while firmly planting her flag as an epic action adventure heroine, says Gregory Noveck, Senior VP Creative Affairs, DC Comics, I think audiences will love this modern take on a classic character.

“Wonder Woman is an exciting representation of the talent within Warner Bros. Animation, combining Lauren Montgomery’s dramatic, intense direction and Michael Jelenic’s action-packed, funny script to produce another impressive addition to this division’s growing slate of films,” explains Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Animation.

Warner Home Video is thrilled to be releasing this fantastic animated feature film, said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. Wonder Woman has been an inspiration to women for generations and her physical and mental prowess is sure to impress an entirely new crop of fans in this action-packed original movie.

Marketing Support
Wonder Woman will be supported by a massive media campaign including primetime TV spots, national print and online coverage. Marketing support will also include strong promotion support, a dedicated website (www.wonderwomanmovie.com), as well as explosive online promotional stunts. Finally, cross-trailering on targeted DVD releases will generate millions of impressions.

DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES
DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) began the production and distribution of DC Universe, a series of original, animated PG-13 movies in July 2006. This original made for DVD movie is part of the DC Universe series of animated PG-13 films written and directed by acclaimed comic book creators and animators and featuring recognizable talent. WHV will be the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC Universe movies, which will include a slate of 2-3 action-packed films per year. Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier and Batman: Gotham Knight were the first DC Universe original animated movies. Other DC properties with films in development include Batman, Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern and Flash.

BASICS
Wonder Woman Single Disc
Street Date: March 3, 2009
Order Due Date: January, 20 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Estimated 75 min.
Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929014453

Wonder Woman: 2-Disc Special Edition
Street Date: March 3, 2009
Order Due Date: January, 20 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 75 mins.
Special Features 185 mins (Total runtime 260)
Price: $29.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929020027

Wonder Woman Blu Ray
Street Date: March 3, 2009
Order Due Date: January, 20 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 75 mins.
Special Features 185 mins (Total runtime 260)
Price: $34.99 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929020775

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainments new direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, Warner Bros. Animations characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studios rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

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Final Issue Of “Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century” Now Available To Own

Below is the official solicitation information for the new issue.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #20

Written by: Jack Briglio
Art by: Phil Moy & John Stanisci

Metallo journeys to the future for the ultimate power source: Kryptonite! But if he destroys Superman, will the Legions fate unravel, as well? Dont miss the exciting conclusion to this amazing series!

The final issue of Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century went on sale last week. Batman: The Brave and The Bold, the latest animated comic from DC Comics which is based on the new animated series with the same name, premieres in January 2009.

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Jones Discusses Directing “Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” Series Premiere Tonight

To view this new interview, click on the links provided below.


Ben Jones Interview

Batman: The Brave and The Bold premieres tonight, November 14th, 2008, at 8pm (ET) on Cartoon Network with the episode “The Rise of the Blue Beetle.”

The Canadian network Teletoon will also be airing a special preview of Batman: The Brave and The Bold at 5:30pm (ET) tonight after a special 4pm (ET) presentation of The Batman Versus Dracula. Teletoon plans a January 2009 launch date for regular airings of Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

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New Images From Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Episodes

The episode-specific images can be accessed by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Terror On Dinosaur Island! / Evil Under The Sea!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold is set to premiere Friday, November 14th, 2008, at 8pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. The Canadian network Teletoon will also be airing a special preview of Batman: The Brave and The Bold on Friday, November 14th, 2008, at 5:30pm (ET) before giving the series a regular timeslot in January 2009.

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