Month: February 2012

“Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game Announced, Latest DVD Release Now Available

The latest Young Justice DVD home video release is now available from Warner Home Video, collecting four more episodes from the hit Cartoon Network animated series. Young Justice – Season One, Volume Three is the latest in a series of planned home video releases for the acclaimed comic book-inspired cartoon. The featured episodes on this DVD title include “Bereft,” “Targets,” “Terrors,” and “Home Front.” Further artwork and details are below.

Below is the official description of the release provided by Warner Home Video.

The third volume in the animated DC Universe cartoon. Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis have become Young Justice – The Justice League’s secret weapon against the forces of evil. The teen heroes will take on under-the-radar missions that would be impossible for the Justice League to handle covertly. Red Tornado will be their supervisor; Black Canary will be in charge of their training and Batman will hand out their assignments. And of course, Young Justice will push their missions, often turning a simple assignment from Batman into something much larger, often discovering that what they’ve been tasked to do is just the tip of the iceberg.

Young Justice – Season One, Volume Three, on sale for the suggested retail price of $14.97, is available at all retail and online outlets. A fourth single-disc volume release for Young Justice is slated to be released in mid-2012. More details on the Young Justice animated series and its assorted DVD releases can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

In additional Young Justice news, video game publisher Little Orbit has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to release a new video game based on the Young Justice animated series. The new video game, titled Young Justice: Legacy, will launch early 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii. Continue below for the press release.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Little Orbit, a worldwide game publisher, announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Young Justice: Legacy video game set to ship in early 2013 for PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s Wii system, and the Nintendo DS hand held system.

New episodes of the Warner Bros. Animation series Young Justice will air beginning Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network as part of DC Nation, the network’s brand-new one-hour block of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters. In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. Their journey is further complicated when they face the many unpredictable obstacles that arise in their path from inexperience and youth.

In Young Justice: Legacy fans can look forward to an original storyline set in between Seasons 1 and 2 of the television series, written in collaboration with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. The game is packed with fan favorite playable characters, cameo appearances by popular Justice League heroes and villains, and includes online multiplayer as well as local multiplayer modes.

“The TV series is a fantastic combination of compelling writing, witty humor, iconic art, and exciting action sequences. The creators have done an amazing job blending over 180 DC Comics characters into their show filtered through a new, youthful perspective,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “The new video game contains a slew of cool features and a large playable cast of familiar heroes, but our core mission is to create a unique experience that fits seamlessly into the world of the show and offers a new way to interact with these popular DC Comics characters.”

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About Little Orbit
Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on creating family friendly entertainment products. The company’s emphasis is on creating engaging, easy to play game content based on highly visible brands for all gaming platforms. Little Orbit has a unique history assisting major entertainment and product companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers.

Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks. www.littleorbit.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment 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. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes-a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes-to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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 also produces series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in March 2012. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. 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 Studio’s 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).

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The above press release is also available at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Justice League: Doom” Details, “Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three” Videos

Click on the thumbnail images below to view six additional High-Definition Quicktime clips from the upcoming Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release, on top of the five clips released last week (available here). The clips are provided by Warner Home Video. Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three, collecting four episodes from the first season of the acclaimed animated series on one disc, will be available at retail and online outlets beginning February 21st, 2012. Please continue below for more.


More details on the Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. The Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release is set to hit shelves February 21st, 2012. Additional home video releases for Young Justice are set for release throughout the 2012 calendar year.

In continuing home video news, The World’s Finest has further creative team details for the upcoming Justice League: Doom direct-to-video animated feature. The complete main cast and crew rundown for the Justice League: Doom direct-to-video animated feature, as listed in the official credits for the new DC Universe Animated Original Movie animated feature, are as follows below. Further extensive coverage on the Justice League: Doom is forthcoming here on The World’s Finest.

Kevin Conroy as Batman
Tim Daly as Superman
Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman
Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern
Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter
Michael Rosenbaum as Flash
Bumper Robinson as Cyborg

Carlos Alazraqui as Bane
Claudia Black as Cheetah
Paul Blackthorne as Metallo
Olivia D’Abo as Star Sapphire
Alexis Denisof as Mirror Master
Phil Morris as Vandal Savage

Dee Bradley Baker as Officer in Charge
Grey DeLisle as Lois Lane
Robin Atkin Downes as Alfred
Brian George as Mayor
Danny Jacobs as Agent Porter
David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
Juliet Landau as Ten
Jim Meskimen as King
Andrea Romano as Batcomputer
Bruce Timm as Ace

Voice Direction – Andrea Romano
Editor – Christopher D. Lozinski
Music By – Christopher Drake
Based on the DC Comics Characters
Executive Producers – Sam Register, Bruce Timm
Co-Producer – Alan Burnett
Written by – Dwayne McDuffie
Produced and Directed By – Lauren Montgomery
Lead Character Design – Phil Bourassa
Character Design – Dusty Abell, Brendan Clogher, Jon Suzuki, Junpei Takayama
Animation Services – Telecom Animation Film Co., LTD.

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. Similar to the Batman: Year One animated release, Warner Home Video will also allow a one week-early window to legally download Justice League: Doom starting February 21st, 2012. Further details are available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

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Photos From The “Justice League: Doom” Premiere At The Paley Center Los Angeles

Continue below to view photos and light press details from the West Coast Premiere of Justice League: Doom, held at The Paley Center in Los Angeles. Justice League: Doom arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Click on each image below for a closer look



On Thursday, February 16, Warner Home Video, Los Angeles Times and The Paley Center for Media hosted the West Coast Premiere of Justice League: Doom, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies.

The capacity crowd reveled in the action-packed film, and enjoyed a lively post-screening panel discussion moderated by Los Angeles Times/Hero Complex guru Geoff Boucher and featuring the following film
talent:

-Tim Daly (Private Practice), the voice of Superman
-Phil Morris (Seinfeld, Smallville), the voice of Vandal Savage, leader of the villains
-Susan Eisenberg (Justice League, Justice League Unlimited) the voice of Wonder Woman
-Olivia dAbo (The Wonder Years), the voice of Star Sapphire
-Lauren Montgomery, Director
-Andrea Romano, Dialogue/Casting Director

Attached are photographs from the event. The photo credit is Kevin Parry for Paley Center

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. This is the final DC Universe film script written by the late Dwayne McDuffie.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new Justice League: Doom arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViolet Digital Copy.

The above images are also available on the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

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. Similar to the Batman: Year One animated release, Warner Home Video will also allow a one week-early window to legally download Justice League: Doom starting February 21st, 2012. Further details are available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: Doom subsite.

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Warner Bros. Animation Provides Two DC Nation “New Teen Titans” Animated Videos

Continue below for two clips from the upcoming DC Nation programming block featuring the Teen Titans. The New Teen Titans shorts featured below are part of a special DC Comics-centric programming block set to air on Cartoon Network. DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kids television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters, debuts Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 10:00am (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network. The Quicktime videos are available to view below via thumbnails images.


DC Nation New Programming Block
Premieres Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network


Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment are teaming up to present DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kids television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters. Full of action and humor, DC Nation brings some of the most beloved and legendary heroes as well as some lesser-known cult favorites from the pages of DC Comics to the screens of a whole new generation of fans. Anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, DC Nation will premiere Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT).

Rounding out this branded block of original programming will be a number of shorts featuring DC Comics super heroes and characters as you have never seen them before. With fresh designs and concepts, fan favorites such as Plastic Man and Doom Patrol will finally take center stage next to the likes of Wonder Woman and Teen Titans. Bringing them to life will be the result of a collaboration with some of the top talents in the animation industry, which include award-winning Aardman Studios (Arthur Christmas, Wallace and Gromit) with its stop-motion clay animation techniques, and the unique direction and character designs of Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic). In addition to these shorts, DC Nation will also feature event programming, interstitials, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at theatrical motion pictures and an insider look into the world of all things DC Comics.

The official website for DC Nation is live at www.dcnation.com.

Additionally, episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, along with the expected DC Nation content, will rerun the following Sunday at 10:00am (ET). Stay tuned for additional DC Nation updates, including exclusive material and much more, right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three” Clips Released By Warner Home Video

Click on the thumbnail images below to view five High-Definition Quicktime clips from the upcoming Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release. The clips are provided by Warner Home Video. Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three, collecting four episodes from the first season of the acclaimed animated series on one disc, will be available at retail and online outlets beginning February 21st, 2012. Please continue below for more.


More details on the Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. Stay tuned for additional video clips from this home video release.

The Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three DVD release is set to hit shelves February 21st, 2012. Additional home video releases for Young Justice are set for release throughout the 2012 calendar year. Stay tuned for additional updates this home video release, including further artwork and coverage, right here at The World’s Finest.

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