Month: June 2013

Actor Sam Daly Discusses “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” Animated Feature

DC Comics released a studio-provided interview with actor Sam Daly, voice of Superman in the upcoming Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox animated feature. Slated to hit shelves July 30th, 2013, the animated feature is based on the recent DC Comics mini-series event “Flashpoint,” which resulted in the creation of the publisher’s current “The New 52” publishing initiative. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox continues the successful DC Universe Animated Original Movies line from Warner Home Video. Continue below for the studio-provided interview, made possibly by DC Comics and Warner Home Video.

Everyone knows what Superman looks like. The red and blue costume. The cape. The bold S-shaped glyph across his chest. The strong, muscular physique. Superman may be an alien, but he looks an awful lot like one of us.

All right, he looks like a very attractive, well-maintained one of us who has plenty of time to hit the gym. The point is that we expect that from Superman. We know that as super heroes go, he’s strong, bold and distinctly American in his sensibilities. Which is why Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie, is likely to surprise a lot of people. Particularly if they’re unfamiliar with the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert graphic novel on which it’s based.

In the film, the Flash finds himself in an alternate world where he doesn’t have super powers, the Atlanteans and Amazonians are in the midst of a viciously destructive war against each other and the entire Justice League has changed—and not really for the better.

Of course, we’re not about to reveal how they’ve changed, but the Man of Steel isn’t exempt. In fact, the changes to his character may be the most dramatic of all, and not all of the changes are to be found on the screen. For the first time ever, Superman is voiced by Sam Daly, star of the popular web series The Daly Show and son of Tim Daly, who famously voiced the Man of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series. Taking on such a famous role, particularly one that his father once inhabited, is no small feat. Yet Daly seems to be taking it all in stride.

“Taking over the role of Superman is both amazing and intimidating,” he said in an interview. “Superman is such an iconic super hero and to have the opportunity to give him a voice is truly an honor that I do not take lightly. Taking over the reigns from my father is just the icing on the cake.”

Of course, it’s not just a matter of voicing Superman. As Flashpoint readers know, there are two versions of Superman to contend with—the version of the hero that we’re all familiar with (and that you see above) and the alternate world version, who’s drastically different. But the appeal of playing the world’s first and most famous super hero—any version of him—was just too strong. Especially since Superman was already one of Daly’s favorites.

“I judge super heroes by their powers,” Daly explained. “When I think to myself, ‘If I could have any superpower, what would it be?’ My first answer is always to fly. Then when you throw in superhuman strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, superhuman breath, superhuman intelligence, it becomes much clearer that Superman is my all-time favorite super hero.”

And of course, there was the matter of being able to step into a vocal role once embodied by his father.

“The fact that two generations of Daly men are able to be a part of the Superman family is humbling and extremely exciting,” he shared. “It’s something that my dad and I will always share a bond over.”

Fans will get a chance to experience Daly’s unique take on Superman for the first time when the film premieres on July 19, 2013 at San Diego Comic-Con, or July 30, 2013 when it’s released on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download.

Click here to view the trailer for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

The press release, including package artwork, announcing the home video release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is available at The World’s Finest.

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: The Flashpoint animated feature arrives July 30th, 2013 on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download.

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New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Two-Disc DVD Collection Now Available

The final thirteen episodes of the acclaimed cartoon Green Lantern: The Animated Series, which recently finished its run as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, are now available on home video in a new two-disc DVD release. Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Season One, Part Two: Manhunter Menace brings the last thirteen episodes of the CGI-animated series to home video for the first time. The episodes included feature the ongoing plot of the Green Lanterns preparing to do battle with the robotic terror The Manhunters. The new release is now available on shelves for the suggested retail price of $19.97, and can be found in most retail and online vendors. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the package artwork, with the official product description following.

Synopsis:
The groundbreaking CGI animated series returns. After saving the Guardians of the Universe from a Red Lantern invasion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Green Lanterns Kilowog, Tomar-Re and Aya discover an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life! Follow the Lanterns back on board the Interceptor in an interstellar race to destroy the murderous, mechanical Manhunters, aid Saint Walker and his new Blue Lanterns and stop the planet-eating Anti-Monitor. Along the way they again encounter the Star Sapphires, meet the DC fan favorite Guy Gardner, Sinestro, Larfleeze and more. Pick up this exciting double-disc set to see if Green Lantern’s light can defeat these powerful new enemies! If not, the universe will fall into darkness!

This two-disc release includes the episodes “The New Guy,” “Reboot,” “Steam Lantern,” “Blue Hope,” “Prisoner of Sinestro,” “Loss,” “Cold Fury,” “Babel,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “Larfleez,” “Scar,” “Ranx,” and “Dark Matter.”

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Season One, Part Two: Manhunter Menace is now available to own at most online and retail outlets for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

Additionally, La-La Land Records provided The World’s Finest with an exclusive first look at the second Green Lantern: The Animated Series soundtrack CD release, set for release on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013. Details on this release, including availability and content, can be found here and here.

Another notable home video release hitting shelves today is the long-awaited Gargoyles: Season Two, Volume Two DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Details on the three-disc set, available exclusively through Disney Movie Club, can be found here.

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Details For New “Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a first look at the package artwork and track listings for the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series compact disc soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The soundtrack release will include an assortment of tracks featuring music from the second season of the recent and acclaimed DC Comics-inspired Cartoon Network animated series.

According to a representative from La-La Land Records, release date for this new soundtrack release is 12pm (PST), July 2nd, 2013 at both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. The actual compact disc release is a limited edition of 1500 units, though the music will also be available for digital download. Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series features the work of Frederik Wiedmann. Continue below for the complete track listing and cover artwork, exclusively revealed first at The World’s Finest.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series

Track Listing:
1. Igniting Ceremony 1:29
2. New Life 1:28
3. The Final Battle 2:56
4. Breaking In 2:48
5. Hal’s Promotion 1:09
6. The Origin of Aya 1:28
7. Breaking Through 1:38
8. Goblin Bribe 1:15
9. The Ultimate Sacrifice 3:03
10. Dark Revelation 1:48
11. Hal vs. The Anti-Monitor 2:38
12. Steam Mechs 1:28
13. Through Universes 2:55
14. Reunion 2:01
15. Scissors Beats Rock 1:32
16. Aya 1:57
17. The Legend of the Orange Lanterns 1:45
18. Chased by Goblins 1:18
19. Transformed 2:05
20. Wakeup Call 2:06
21. Vogra Beasts 2:19
22. Razer’s Mission 1:49
23. Ghia’ta’s Sacrifice 1:09
24. Volkreg 1:30
25. Aya Faces the Anti-Monitor 2:04
26. Carol Keeps the Ring 2:10
27. Secret Sanctum 2:18
28. Big Guns 2:17
29. Aya Returns 1:42
30. The Last Stand Above Ysmault 1:37
31. Red Rescue 2:35
32. Dawn of Time 2:06
33. Relentless Machines 1:49
34. Love Prevails 2:01
35. Final Orders 1:16
36. The Last Stand 2:14
37. Renewed Hope 5:49

Total Album Time: 76:31

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Volume Two: Original Score from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be available July 2nd, 2013 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Both compact disc and digital releases of this soundtrack will be issued. The above content is available on the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year. Details will be available soon.

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Warner Bros. Television Releases Early 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Panel Details

Warner Bros. Television has today announced its line-up for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con for 17 different television programs, including a selection of its animated fare. Initial panel descriptions for DC Comics-based animated programs from Warner Bros. Animation were part of the announcement line-up. The panels focused on the DC Nation titles Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman will feature cast and crew from both series, and provide details of what’s to come for both DC Comics-based cartoons. Initial details can be found below, with additional information set for the coming weeks.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Beware the Batman – The Cartoon Network show which is set to debut next month will host a panel with producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson as the audience are given a peek behind the cape.

Teen Titans – Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville as they host a Q&A session for the Cartoon Network series.

Further detailed content is forthcoming.

Warner Home Video is also expected to announce details on the San Diego Comic Con 2013 premiere of the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox direct-to-video animated feature, which is set to include details on upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles and additional Warner Home Video titles. Additionally, other related panels are subject to be announced at a later date.

Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center on July 19th – 21st, 2013, with Preview Night on Thursday, July 18th. The convention is held every year, focusing on host of different genres and pop culture events. Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.

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Video Clip, Images From Upcoming New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with new stills and a clip from the upcoming Teen Titans Go! episode “You’re Fired,” airing Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 11-minute tales – airs new episodes Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing during the DC Nation programming block Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30am (ET/PT). Please note the new story “Hey Pizza!” will be paired with a re-airing of a previously-aired 11-minute tale. Continue below to view a gallery of new images and a clip in the high-definition Quicktime format. The first image leads to the clip, and the remainder to episode stills.


Teen Titans Go!
“You’re Fired” airs Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 on Cartoon Network

Beast Boy’s poor job performance leads to his being fired from the Titans. After auditioning possible replacements, they hire a pair of shape-shifting twins to take Beast Boy’s place.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

The new Teen Titans Go! installment “You’re Fired” will be paired with the previously-aired short.

Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing weekends as part of the DC Nation programming block. Stay tuned for further updates Teen Titans Go! updates here soon at The World’s Finest. Please click the link below for more discussion.

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