Month: April 2009

New “Justice League Unlimited” Trade Paperback Comic Collection Arrives Today

The cover art and official description for this new Justice League Unlimited: Heroes trade paperback release from DC Comics is available below, with information provided by the comic publisher.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: HEROES

Written by: Adam Beechen, Mike McAvennie and Bill Williams
Art by: Carlo Barberi, Rick Burchett, Leigh Gallagher, Sanford Green and others

Justice League Unlimited #23-29 are collected in this new title starring The World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

The collection carries a price tag of $12.99US.

Featured heroes in the collection include Aquaman, Blue Devil, B’Wana Beast, Phantom Stranger, Steel, and more. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Production Credits For Direct-To-Video “Green Lantern: First Flight” Animated Feature

The production credits for Green Lantern: First Flight are as seen below.

-Warner Bros. Animation Presents Green Lantern: First Flight
-Starring the Voice Talents of: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen, John Larroquette, Kurtwood Smith, William Schallert, Larry Drake
-Based on the DC Comics Character
-Executive Producer: Sam Register
-Producers: Bobbie Page, Bruce Timm
-Co-Producers: Alan Burnett, Linda Steiner
-Casting & Voice Director: Andrea Romano
-Music By: Robert Kral
-Edited by: Rob Desales
-Written by: Alan Burnett
-Directed by: Lauren Montgomery

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. Further details on this title are available here. Stay tuned for more Green Lantern: First Flight updates.

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Warner Bros. Animation “Animation Celebration” Scheduled For Today, Further Details

The special “Animation Celebration,” held by Warner Bros. Animation, will take place today, April 7th, 2009, starting at 6:00pm at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The celebration includes the reveal of the new Warner Bros. Animation banner and will feature live entertainment, prizes, and appearances by Glen Murakami, Bruce Timm, and James Tucker. A special outdoor showing of Batman: The Brave and The Bold will also be held. Click on the image below for a closer look at the flyer, presented as a PDF document.


“Animation Celebration,” held by Warner Bros. Animation, starts today, April 7th, 2009, at 6:00pm at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Today also sees the release of the new Warner Home Video release Max Fleischer’s Superman Two-Disc DVD. For further details on this new DVD release, click on the link below.

Max Fleischer’s Superman DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Animated “Green Lantern: First Flight” Release Pushed Forward; New Image Released

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT GETS NEW STREET DATE;
FIFTH DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE ARRIVES JULY 21, 2009 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

BURBANK, CA, (April 6, 2008) The street date for Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has shifted to July 21, 2009. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated heros first-ever full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date is June 16, 2009.

Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) leads the cast as the voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. The cast includes Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is directed by Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Green Lantern: First Flight – 2 Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray versions include more than three hours of incredible bonus features as well as a Digital Copy Download.

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 Home 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.

GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s09)

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.

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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New “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” Soundtrack Release Sells Over 2000 Copies

A representative for La-La Land Records, the label responsible for releasing the new Batman: Mask of the Phantasm expanded soundtrack, has confirmed for The World’s Finest that the soundtrack release has sold over 2000 copies to date with demand for the title so strong that the label expects to sell out of the new release. The representative for La-La Land Records says that the high sales will help as the label hopes to convince Warner Bros. to allow La-La Land Records to release more Batman: The Animated Series and DC Animation-related soundtracks. The representative says that nothing has been finalized yet, but further details are forthcoming about future DC Animation-related soundtrack releases.

The new Batman: Mask of the Phantasm expanded score soundtrack release was officially shipped out on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, becoming out-of-the-door hit for La-La Land Records and a successful follow-up to the label’s release of the first official Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack in December 2008. The soundtrack had a limited edition print run of 3000 copies, leaving less than 1000 available to purchase.

A representative for La-La Land Records urges fans to order the new Batman: Mask of the Phantasm soundtrack releas as soon as possible to successfully obtain a copy.

Details on the soundtrack can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates.

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