Month: December 2010

“Justice League,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” For Teletoon December 2010

Teletoon has provided the following schedule details for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated to air on the Canadian network during December 2010, with new-to-the-network episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold slated to debut during the month. Please note the episode details listed below are provided by Teletoon.

Friday, Decemebr 3rd, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET)- “Golden Age of Justice!”
An aging JSA is faced with the return of their worst enemy, Per Degaton, as he returns from suspended animation to enact a plan for world-domination, while Black Canary helps Wildcat face his greatest regrets.

Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Clash of the Metal Men!”
Batman is introduced to a team of energetic androids known as the Metal Men. When their creator goes missing at the hands of the Gas Gang, Batman helps them track the villains to get him back.

Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET) – “A Bat Divided!”
A school field trip goes awry when Dr. Double X causes a lab explosion that fuses slacker science teacher Ronnie to his genius pupil Jason, creating the reluctant hero Firestorm…and unbeknownst them, it leaves Batman divided into three parts!

Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 7:00pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Friday” programming block, with Friday-premiering episodes re-airing Sundays at 8:30am (ET) as part of the “Action Block” programming block. Please note the series will be pre-empted on December 24th and December 31st due to special holiday programming.

Continuing, below are official descriptions and airdates for episodes of the classic Justice League animated series slated to air for December 2010 on the Canadian network Teletoon. The information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 – “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, December 10th, 2010 – “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, December 17th, 2010 – “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, December 31st, 2010 – “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 7:30pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Please note that Justice League will be pre-empted on Friday, December 24th, 2010 due to special holiday programming.

Teletoon is expected to air new-to-the-network episodes of Justice League in 2011. Click here for further details on the Justice League animated series.

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“DC Comics Presents: Batman Beyond #1 100-Page Spectacular” On Shelves

Hitting shelves today from DC Comics is DC Comics Presents: Batman Beyond #1 100-Page Spectacular, a special comic release collecting issues of the classic Batman Beyond ongoing series based on the animated series of the name. The special “DC Comics Presents” collection encompasses four issues from the 24-issue Batman Beyond series published from 1999 – 2001. Details for the collection, along with cover artwork, are as follows below and made available by DC Comics.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN BEYOND #1

Written by: Hilary Bader
Art by: Min S. Ku, Rick Burchett and others
Cover by: Brian Stelfreeze

Blast into the future of Gotham City with these tales from Batman Beyond #13, 14, 21 and 22, as Terry McGinnis teams up with Barbara Gordon, Etrigan the Demon, the Green Lantern of the future, Big Barda and more! On sale December 2nd, 2010. 96 pages with a cover price of $7.99US.

Click here for more details on both the Batman Beyond animated series and its spin-off comic series. To discuss the specific issues included with this special Batman Beyond collection, click on the links below.

Batman Beyond #13 Comic Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman Beyond #14 Comic Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman Beyond #21 Comic Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman Beyond #22 Comic Talkback (Spoilers)

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“Young Justice” Special Event Grabs Cartoon Network Over 2.5 Million Viewers

Thanks to a substantial promotional push and high anticipation among viewers, the Young Justice special event presentation turned out major ratings for Cartoon Network. The following press details on the ratings have been provided by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network. Continue reading below.

Among key programming highlights for the month, a one-hour special event presentation Young Justice (Friday, Nov. 26, 7-8 p.m.) scored significant gains compared to the same time period last year, particularly among older boys and teens. Boys 6-11 delivery (541,000) advanced by 15% and ratings (4.3) by 16%, and boys 9-14 delivery (466,000) advanced by 86% and ratings (2.6) by 85%. Kids 9-14 delivery (636,000) advanced by 70% and ratings (2.6) by 73%, while teens 12-17 delivery (463,000) advanced by 209% and ratings (1.9) by 217%. Young Justice also attracted more than 2,547,0000 viewers 2+, a dramatic 36% increase compared to the 2009 time period. Importantly, all kids and boys ratings and delivery grew by double digits from the first half-hour of the telecast to the secondincluding kids 6-11 delivery (716,000) by 16%, kids 2-11 delivery (969,000) by 13%, kids 9-14 delivery (636,000) by 13%.

YOUNG JUSTICE DELIVERS ACTION-PACKED RATINGS!

Season 1: Sneak Preview Episode #1: Pilot Friday, November 26, 2010 at 19: 00-20: 00 on Cartoon Network

-The one-hour special event of Young Justice made its debut on Cartoon Network delivering a 3.3 rating/11 share with Kids 6-11 averaging 2.5 million Total Viewers!

Young Justice ranked #1 in its 19:00 time period with Boys 9-14 (4.3/16) and Male Teens 12-17 (3.2/14) and ranked #2 with Kids 9-14 (3.0/11), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 (4.9/16) and Girls 6-11 (1.7/6)on basic cable. (compared to 55 programs in the time period; iCarly movie on Nickelodeon ranked #1)
The animated series built in ratings with Kids 6-11 (+79%), Boys 6-11 (+61%), Kids 9-14 (+92%) and Boys 9-14 (+57%) coming out of its Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie.

Young Justice doubled in ratings with Boys 6-11 (+14%), Kids 9-14 (+72%), Boys 9-14 (+80%) and Girls 9-14 (+54%) when compared to its year ago time period occupant Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins movie.

-Furthermore, Young Justice significantly improved its prior four week time period average (Batman: The Brave & The Bold/ Ben 10: Ultimate Alien) with Kids 6-11 (+18%), Kids 6-11 (+9%), Kids 9-14 (+44%), Boys 9-14 (+28%), Teens 12-17 (+73%) and Male Teens 12-17(+57%).

Young Justice is slated to become a regular fixture to the Cartoon Network Friday-night programming block beginning in early 2011, with an exact date set for announcement shortly. Click here to read a review of the Young Justice “Independence Day” special event published here at The World’s Finest, with additional images and video available to view here. Stay tuned for further Young Justice updates here soon at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and much more.

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Videos, Images And More For New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Episode

Cartoon Network has passed along the episode synopsis, two video clips, and a collection of images from the upcoming all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Darkseid Descending!” The episode is scheduled to air Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and Quicktime-format video clips from the all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode.



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The all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Darkseid Descending!” episode, scheduled to air tonight, Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 7:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network, is described as seen below. The complete cast list for the episode is also included below.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Darkseid Descending!”
Batman assembles a new, motley Justice League to thwart a pending Earth invasion by Darkseid. The rag-tag group can hardly get along–let alone battle a near god–but when they become Earth’s last hope, they have to learn to pull it together.

Cast List:
Diedrich Bader (Batman)
Bill Fagerbakke (Ronnie)
Tyler James Williams (Firestorm)
Jennifer Hale (Killer Frost, Ice)
Grey Delisle (Fire)
Tom Everett Scott (Booster Gold)
Billy West (Skeets)
John DiMaggio (Aquaman)
Michael Leon Wooley (Darkseid)
Nicholas Guest (The Question, Martian Manhunter)
Will Friedle (Blue Beetle)
James Arnold Taylor (Guy Gardner)

As mentioned above, video clips and other content from the Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Darkseid Descending!” are available to view here at our Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

New episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold will return to Cartoon Network in 2011, with reruns of “The Last Patrol” scheduled to air at 7pm (ET) on Friday, December 10th, 2010 and “Invasion of the Secret Santas” at 7pm (ET) on Friday, December 17th, 2010. Stay tuned for further Batman: The Brave and The Bold updates, including exclusive content, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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