Month: December 2011

The Hub, Teletoon Retro To Airing Holiday-Themed “Batman: The Animated Series”

The classic Batman: The Animated Series episode “Christmas with the Joker” is scheduled to air as part of special holiday-programming on both Teletoon Retro and The Hub. The Canadian network Teletoon Retro has been airing special programming all month to highlight the season, and has scheduled “Christmas with the Joker” to air this coming Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 3:30pm (ET). Following that, The Hub will also air the episode as part of a holiday programming event on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 6pm (ET). Official details, including airdates, are included below.


Batman the Animated Series – “Christmas with the Joker”
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 3:30pm on Teletoon Retro
Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 6:00pm on The Hub

The Joker takes over Gotham’s airwaves and terrorizes the city during Christmas. Holding Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock, and Summer Gleason hostage, he challenges Batman to find him before midnight, or else the hostages will have a very un-merry Christmas.

Teletoon Retro is scheduled to then re-air Batman: The Animated Series “Christmas with the Joker” at 1:30am (ET) on December 26th, 2011. Batman: The Animated Series currently airs daily at 1:30am (ET) on Teletoon Retro. Batman: The Animated Series also airs two back-to-back episodes every Monday to Friday beginning at 5:30pm (ET) on The Hub. Click here for further details on Batman: The Animated Series.

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Teletoon Superfan Friday Airing “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” This Month

The 2010 direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature is slated for a special presentation airing Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) on Teletoon. Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, part of the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie line released by Warner Home Video, features the superhero team facing off against their evil alternate reality doubles. The animated feature airs as part of Teletoon’s month-long special programming initiative. Official details on the Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.


Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
Teletoon, Friday, December 30th at 7:00pm (ET)

In an alternate universe, a heroic Lex Luthor battles to save his planet from an evil variation of the Justice League. To save his earth, Luthor enlists the help of the good Justice League to do battle with their evil counterparts. In the ultimate battle of good versus evil, not only the fate of two earths hangs in the balance, but also the continuation of all existence.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature can be found at the Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest. Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths airs Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) on Teletoon.

In additional DC Universe Animated Original Movie news, background artist William Dunn has revealed to The World’s Finest that he is currently working on the upcoming two-part The Dark Knight Returns animated feature. The Dark Knight Returns, Part One is due for release, under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner from Warner Home Video, in late 2012. The animated feature adapts the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name.

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Latest Issue Of “The All-New Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Comic Now Available

The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #14, the latest issue of the all-ages DC Comics title based on the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. The issue, written by Sholly Fisch with artwork by Rick Burchett and Dan Davis, features a holiday-inspired story starring Ragman. Official details for this issue of the The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below, along with preview images.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett and Dan Davis

Join the Caped Crusader for a special holiday story. Chanukah is coming, but constant struggles against injustice in Gothams worst slum can wear anyone down even the heroic Ragman! Can Batman restore his allys faith in justice…and his faith in himself?

The cover price for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #14 is $2.99US. Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic title are available at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

On a related note, the holiday-themed Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Invasion of the Secret Santas” will air December 23rd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. The acclaimed animated series recently wrapped up its final season on Cartoon Network last month.

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Warner Home Video Releases Press Details For Animated “Justice League: Doom”

Continue below to view the press release for the upcoming Justice League: Doom home video release from Warner Home Video. Justice League: Doom is the latest in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video. Cover artwork for the release is also included. Continue below for more.

ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN EXECUTING A PLAN CONCEIVED FROM WITHIN

GET READY FOR THE NEXT ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM COMING FEBRUARY 28, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Primetime TV stars & Justice League cartoon alums fill stellar voice cast
led by Nathan Fillion, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum;
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD

Earths greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts using a plan initiated from within in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet Digital Copy,

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.

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Tim Daly (Private Practice), the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join a group of eight actors reprising their famed Justice League cartoon roles. Fillion made his debut as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in the recent Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, and took his initial DC Universe movie bow as the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman. Daly originated his role as Supermans voice in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He has reprised the role in two DC Universe films: the 2009 extravaganza Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the 2010 thriller Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

The 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, includes 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 Justice League faces two sets of villainous teams in the film The Royal Flush Gang and a sextet of notable evildoers. The latter group includes three voice acting 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.

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final DC Universe film script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), who passed away in February 2011. Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One, Justice League).

Justice League: Doom has all the classic ingredients of a great super hero film a cavalcade of dynamic villains, internal strife amongst our heroes, treacherous twists and turns, and a cast that brings together some of todays popular primetime television actors with many of the fans favorite voices from the original series, said Hersin Magante, Warner Home Video Marketing Director, Family & Animation. I think fans will embrace Dwaynes McDuffies final DCU script, particularly as it has been nuanced by Bruce Timm and the Warner Bros. Animation team. Warner Home Video is proud to distribute Justice League: Doom as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.

Justice League: Doom Blu-Ray Combo Pack has 3 hours of exciting content, including:
Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
UltraViiolet Digital Copy,
Sneak Peak at Superman vs. The Elite, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
Featurette A Legion of One: The Dwayne McDuffie Story The skilled writer penned some of the best stories which consistently entertained fans. From his early writing career to adapting the popular work of All-Star Superman, this is the story of Dwayne McDuffie, as told by his family and friends.
Featurette Guarding the Balance: Batman and the JLA Everyone has a weakness and so do superheroes, yet when they go rogue, their power can topple more than a few egos, they can shatter worlds. The Justice League is the most powerful organization of superheroes on the planet, but what if the Justice League went rogue, and decided to use their power for harm?
Mini-featurette Their Time Has Come: Cyborg and the DC Universes New Diversity 2011 will go down in DC Comics storied history as a year when a rich diversity of characters were re-introduced into the spotlight alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. One of the most celebrated of the re-imagined characters is Cyborg, who became the new Man of Steel in Geoff Johns altered universe storyline, Flashpoint.
Creative team commentary
Two bonus episodes from the Justice League animated series handpicked by Bruce Timm: Wild Cards, Part 1 and 2, written by Stan Berkowitz and Dwayne McDuffie
Digital Comic

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Networks multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In addition to TV series, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The first three shorts premiered in 2010; the most recent short I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat was released in November 2011; and two additional cartoons will debut in 2012. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studios rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Click here to view the trailer for Justice League: Doom.

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 here. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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DC Comics Releases Details For March 2011 Issue Of “Young Justice” Comic Title

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the publisher’s February 2012 library of releases, including details for Young Justice #14. The Young Justice comic series expands on the continuity of the hit animated series, telling stories taking place between episodes of the top-rated cartoon. Stories from both the animated series and comic title will directly tie into each other. Cover art is also available by clicking the thumbnail.

YOUNG JUSTICE #14

Written by: Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

Aqualad visits Atlantis with Superboy and Miss Martian. But can they stop an insidious new menace that threatens to plunge the undersea kingdom into civil war?

On sale March 21st, 2011. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

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The comic book The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold ships its final issue in February 2012, and the first issue of the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic title is set to debut in early 2012. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment present a new trailer and screenshots for the upcoming Gotham City Imposters video game. Gotham City Impostors is a download only title that will be available beginning January 10th, 2012 in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationNetwork and Windows PC. A console beta for the game is expected to go live worldwide this month. Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com to register for their chance to take part in the beta.




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 is scheduled for release on January 10th, 2012 and will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStationNetwork, as well as for PC. Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com for more information and to receive updates regarding the game.

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