Month: April 2009

“Wonder Woman” Direct-To-Video Animated Feature Remains Strong On Home Video

Wonder Woman, the latest direct-to-video animated feature from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, has now sold an estimated 198,000 DVD copies since the title’s release on March 3rd, 2009. In its sixth week of sales, the title pulled in another estimated 12,000 units sold. According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, Wonder Woman has remained a consistent seller since its release, and is closing in on 200,000 reported units sold.

While the direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature has likely already passed the 200,000 unit mark, that data has yet to be officially released. Bucking the standard home video trend of a strong debut followed by tepid sales, the direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature has managed to keep steady sales and is expected to retain said sales throughout 2009. The title will likely breach the 500,000 unit mark before the end of the year. Please note the home video sales figure above does not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers.

The Blu-ray sales for Wonder Woman have also remained constant, now selling over an estimated 20,000 Blu-ray copies since hitting shelves at the beginning of March 2009.

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Wonder Woman Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Wonder Woman DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)

Stay tuned for further home video news here at The World’s Finest, including exclusive updates on the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight and Superman Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated features.

Teletoon Releases May 2009 Schedule For “Justice League” Animated Series Episodes

Below are official descriptions and airdates for the episodes of Justice League slated for May 2009 on Teletoon. The information listed below is provided by the Canadian animation network Teletoon.

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – “003 Secret Origins, Part Three”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada.

Friday, May 8th, 2009 – “004 In Blackest Night, Part One”
A squad of indestructible androids called the Manhunters arrives on Earth and arrests Green Lantern for interstellar atrocities and abuses of power. While the Manhunters take Green Lantern to appear before an intergalactic tribunal, the Justice League comes to his defense, trying to prove his innocence.

Friday, May 15th, 2009 – “005 In Blackest Night, Part Two”
A squad of indestructible androids called the Manhunters arrives on Earth and arrests Green Lantern for interstellar atrocities and abuses of power. While the Manhunters take Green Lantern to appear before an intergalactic tribunal, the Justice League comes to his defense, trying to prove his innocence.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – “006 The Enemy Below, Part One”
When Superman convinces Aquaman, the king of Atlantis, to come to the surface world to negotiate a peace treaty on behalf of his people, Aquaman’s evil half-brother, Orm, takes advantage of his king’s absence to seize control of Atlantis. With the help of the Justice League, Aquaman must reclaim his throne before Orm can launch an all-out war against humanity.

Friday, May 29th, 2009 – “007 The Enemy Below, Part Two”
When Superman convinces Aquaman, the king of Atlantis, to come to the surface world to negotiate a peace treaty on behalf of his people, Aquaman’s evil half-brother, Orm, takes advantage of his king’s absence to seize control of Atlantis. With the help of the Justice League, Aquaman must reclaim his throne before Orm can launch an all-out war against humanity.

Justice League regularly airs every Friday at 8:30pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Friday” programming block. Click here for further details on Justice League. Stay tuned for further updates.

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DC Direct To Release Maquette Based On “Green Lantern: First Flight” Animated Feature

Official details on the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight maquette are as follows, made available by DC Comics.

Green Lantern: First Flight Maquette

Sculpted by: Karen Palinko

When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern, one of an elite force of heroes who patrol the universe to ensure peace and justice under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Unsure of their newest recruit, the Guardians assign Hal to their most-honored Green Lantern Sinestro for training, unaware that Sinestro wants to overthrow the Guardians and create a new order hell control. Its a battle of might and will power as Hal must prove his worth by defeating Sinestro to save the Green Lantern Corps. Voiced by a stellar cast including Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen, this DC Universe original animated adventure bursts with action-packed shakedowns, showdowns and spectacular visuals as Green Lantern uses his powers and imagination to make the impossible real!

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Green Lantern is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Green Lantern: First Flight!

Measuring approximately 9 tall x 4.25 wide x 4.75 deep, including the base, the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition of 4000! Quantities may be allocated. Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 for $89.99 US.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature will debut Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Stay tuned for further Green Lantern: First Flight updates.

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“Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm” Animated Feature Slated To Air May 2009 On Teletoon

The Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated feature is slated to air Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 11:00am (ET) as part of the Action Force programming block on Teletoon. Below is the official synopsis for the feature.


Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Teletoon, Sunday, May 31st, 2009, at 11:00am (ET)

When Gotham City’s most-feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, the worst is feared: that Batman is to blame. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with a troublesome link to Batman’s past.

Further details on the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm theatrical animated feature can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – 15th Anniversary subsite.

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Details On Upcoming Issue Of “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” Animated Comic Series

DC Comics has released solicitations information for their July 2009 library of releases, including details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7. Further information on Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7, scheduled to ship in July 2009, can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7

Written by: J. Torres
Art by: J. Bone
Cover by: Scott Jeralds

Here comes the Doom Patrol! And they want Batman to help them out withGeneral Immortus? But we just shipped him off last issue! On sale July 29. Cover price is $2.50 US.

In related news,Cartoon Network will be airing the Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Fall of the Blue Beetle” this Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 8:30pm (ET). New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold return next Friday, May 1st, 2009, with the episode “Night of the Huntress!” More details on the upcoming new episode, including images and videos, can be found here.

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