Month: February 2012

November 2012 Brings “Young Justice – Volume Two: Training Days” Comic Collection

Preliminary details for the next Young Justice trade paperback release, collecting seven more issues of the ongoing Young Justice comic series, have been released by DC Comics. The Young Justice comic title expands on the continuity of the hit animated series, telling stories taking place between episodes of the top-rated cartoon. The early details for the next Young Justice trade paperback are available below.

Young Justice – Volume Two: Training Days TP
Writers: Kevin Hopps and Greg Weisman
Artists: Christopher Jones and Dan Davis
Collects: Young Justice #7-13
$12.99 US, 160 pg

The seven issues featured in the trade paperback include a two-part story focused on Artemis, a two-part story featuring Captain Atom, and loosely connected three-part tale featuring Ra’s Al Ghul and Clayface.

The first Young Justice trade paperback, collecting issues #0 – 6 of the comic title, was released in January 2012. Additional comic details can be found here.

In additional Young Justice details, new episodes of the acclaimed animated series are slated to kick off beginning March 3rd, 2012 on Cartoon Network. Schedule details can be found here. The all-new episode “Misplaced” is slated to air at 10:30am (ET) on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, which subsequent new episodes to follow for the remainder of the month as part of the DC Nation programming block. The show will be paired with new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

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Teletoon, Turner Broadcasting System Bringing Cartoon Network To Canada In 2012

Continue below for the complete press release, as released by Teletoon Canada, Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

TELETOON Canada Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Bring Cartoon Network and Adult Swim to Canada in 2012

Canadian Broadcaster launches new ad-supported channel with a platform-integrated and portable approach

Canada Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. today announced a partnership that will bring Cartoon Network and Adult Swim to Canadian television later this year. This new digital specialty network is a complementary, ad-supported channel with a built-in fan-base. Canadian audiences can expect to see shows such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and Regular Show during the Cartoon Network block between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an Adult Swim late-night lineup commencing at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“We are honored that Cartoon Network has entrusted TELETOON to manage these two great brands in Canada,” said Len Cochrane, President, TELETOON Canada Inc. “This marriage between TELETOON and Cartoon Network will grant us the opportunity to offer more cartoons, more stories and more excitement to everyone, everywhere.”

This partnership, arriving on the eve of TELETOON’s 15th anniversary and Cartoon Network’s 20th anniversary, includes a programming, trademark and branding deal that will bring the best of Cartoon Network’s exclusive first-run content that has never been seen before in Canada, in addition to almost 2,000 half-hours of vintage Cartoon Network and Adult Swim library selects.

“Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are beloved brands with programs that have a large and loyal global audience,” said Stuart Snyder, President and COO, Turner’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Division. “We are looking forward to extending the reach of both of these brands in the Canadian marketplace with our new partnership with TELETOON.”

The deal will allow TELETOON to launch the Cartoon Network brand in Canada in both standard and high definition across linear television, Video on Demand, broadband and mobile platforms. TLTOON will serve its French audience by launching a Cartoon Network programming block, along with making programming available online, through mobile and Video on Demand.

Cartoon Network (www.cartoonnetwork.com), celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, is currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, and is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s U.S. ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Recognized as a top destination for boys 6-11 for all broadcast and cable television in the U.S., the network recently finished 2011 with ratings up in all key kids and boys demos in both daytime and early evening prime time over the previous year.

Adult Swim (Adultswim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network and for the sixth consecutive year has ranked as the #1 basic cable network for adults 18-34, 18-49 and men 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth, young adults and families the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TLTOON, TELETOON Retro and TLTOON Rtro – and select programming available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and TELETOON.com. Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.7 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than eight million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $245 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com. TELETOON: It’s Unreal!

While official programming details are not yet available, a representative for Teletoon confirms that there will be very little planned overlap between both the Teletoon network and Cartoon Network Canada. Additionally, Cartoon Network Canada is set make use of the extensive Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation program library. While not confirmed, there is the possibility for classic cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, and more, will find regular spots on the Cartoon Network Canada schedule. The fate of programs such as Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, which either currently air or are set to air on Teletoon, remain to be seen.

Further schedule details for both networks will be announced as the as-of-yet undisclosed launch date for Cartoon Network Canada grows closer. Stay tuned for updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Justice League: Doom” Animated Feature, Cartoon Network Announcement Updates

An official announcement from Cartoon Network concerning the return of Young Justice, along with the regular timeslot debut of both Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block, could be coming as early as later this week. A representative for Cartoon Network informs The Worlds Finest that official announcements, in addition to supporting media, will soon be available to promote the highly-anticipated event. Cartoon Network has recently released programming details up to the first weekend of March 2012 – including details on a new episode of Young Justice, the return of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and new timeslots for both series. Further details can be found here. Both cartoons are currently on hiatus from the network. DC Nation is slated to debut in March 2012, but no specific date is currently confirmed.

In continuing news, a representative for Warner Home Video has confirmed there will be no official website for the upcoming Justice League: Doom animated feature. This will be the first title in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line to not have a website. The direct-to-video animated feature currently has both a Facebook page and Twitter account, continuing the trend of entertainment programs relying more on social media sites over self-produced promotional sites to attract an audience. All previous titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line still have websites readily available to view. The Justice League: Doom animated feature debuts February 28th, 2012 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Further details on this upcoming release are available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

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According to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, Gotham City Impostors will be available beginning February 7th, 2012 on the PlayStation Network (Americas) and Windows PC, and on February 8 in the PlayStation Network (territories outside of the Americas) and Xbox LIVE. Gotham City Impostors public console beta is now available in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationNetwork. Details and a trailer for the game are available below.


Gotham City Impostors is an original download-only first-person shooter where up to 12 players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by Impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker. Gotham City Impostors is an online multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Fighting for justice or creating chaos, gamers will create their very own version of the Bats or the Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homemade gadgets and a wide range of traditional and inventive weapons. The game will feature maps and modes inspired by DC Comics Batman license.

Gotham City Impostors will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationNetwork, as well as for PC, starting February 7th, 2012. Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com for more information and to receive updates regarding the game.

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New Video Clip Released From Upcoming “Justice League: Doom” Animated Feature

A new video clip from Justice League: Doom, the upcoming animated feature loosely based on the acclaimed graphic novel JLA: Tower of Babel, has been released by Warner Home Video. The clip features the arrival of the Justice League … just in time to confront a band of villains. Justice League: Doom arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViolet Digital Copy. Click on the thumbnail image below to view the clip, available in the High Definition Quicktime format .


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Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knights contingency plans for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waids much-heralded JLA: Tower of Babel.

The film features the voices of Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Tim Daly (Private Practice) as Superman, and a grand reunion of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, Justice League Unlimited, including Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Breaking In) as Flash, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly (Alias) as Jonn Jonzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson (A Different World, Transformers: Animated) joins the cast as Cyborg. The cast features three villainous alumni of the Justice League animated series: Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia dAbo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Also opposing our heroes are Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah. David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new Justice League: Doom arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViolet Digital Copy.

The above video is also available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

Click here to view the trailer for Justice League: Doom, along with additional media and content.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Doom animated feature debuts February 28th, 2012 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Further details are available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

Similar to the Batman: Year One animated release, Warner Home Video will also allow a one week-early window to legally download Justice League: Doom starting February 21st, 2012.

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