Cartoon Network has passed along the episode synopsis, video clips, and a collection of images from the upcoming all-new Young Justice episode “Insecurity.” The new Young Justice episode is scheduled to air at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 as part of the new DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and Quicktime-format video clips. The official episode description is also provided below.
Young Justice – “Insecurity” Airs Saturday, March 31 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network
Synopsis: Red Arrows return undercuts Artemiss confidence, while the teams mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.
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Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) as part of the new DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Green Lantern: The Animated Series proceeds the show at 10am (ET/PT). Young Justice also re-airs Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.
Details for this weekend’s all-new episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series can be found here.
Stay tuned for further coverage on Young Justice, including exclusive interviews and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.
New episode details, two video clips, and a collection of images have been provided by Cartoon Network from the upcoming all-new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode “Heir Apparent.” The new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode is scheduled to air at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 as part of the new DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and Quicktime-format video clips. The official episode description is also provided below.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series – “Heir Apparent” Airs Saturday, March 31 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network
Synopsis: The Green Lanterns travel to Betrassus, a high tech yet medieval world, where they become embroiled in a murder investigation that could bring down Queen Iolande’s kingdom before it even begins.
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The above content is also available at The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series sub-site. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) as part of the new DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Young Justice follows the show at 10:30am (ET/PT). Green Lantern: The Animated Series also re-airs Sundays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.
Continue on for a video clip from a new New Teen Titans animated short scheduled to air this weekend as part of the DC Nation programming block. The hour-long DC Nation block airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT), with encores airing the following Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block is anchored by Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, with interstitials and shorts spread throughout. Continue below to view the new content.
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New DC Nation Animated Shorts: New Teen Titans: Stream of Consciences Superman of Tokyo
The DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block kicks off with an all-new episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series at 10:00am (ET/PT), followed with an all-new episode of Young Justice at 10:30am (ET/PT). DC Nation shorts air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned show, and rotate and change every week. April 2012 episode details for both series can be found right here at The World’s Finest News.
Stay tuned for further updates – including exclusive content and much more – here soon at The World’s Finest.
Continue below for two separate press released issued by Cartoon Network. The first includes the official series description for the upcoming Beware the Batman animated series, while the second gives a broad look at the Cartoon Network’s upcoming 2012 – 2013 plans. The announcements come from the Cartoon Network 2012 Upfronts, an annual presentation providing potential advertisers a look at upcoming programming and special network events.
Beware the Batman A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batmans core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham Citys criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a Batman show. Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBAs Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyonds Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporateds Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!
Beware the Batman was originally announced in October 2011 by Sam Register, executive vice president for creative affairs at Warner Bros. Animation, at the MIP Junior conference in Cannes, France. Further details on the animated series can be found here. Beware the Batman is slated to join the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network during the 2012-2013 season.
Continuing, below for the second press release from Cartoon Network from the 2012 Upfront. The following press releases covers the broad plans slated for the network’s upcoming season.
Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Ratings Growth and A New Generation of Content for a New Generation of Kids The #1 Network with Boys 6-11 Announces Slate of New and Returning Series CartoonNetwork.com Ranks as #1 Domain in Kids Category
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, along with double-digit growth and its #1 status with boys 6-11 on all of television, Cartoon Network announced today several new and returning series to its programming line-up.
Having its best first quarter with kids in prime in five years (up 28% vs. 2011) and showing the most gains compared to the competition in the kids space, the networks afternoon Upfront presentation held at New Yorks Roseland Ballroom paid tribute to the past and present with a full orchestra playing classic Cartoon Network television theme songs and live performances from the creative talent behind the hit animated comedy series Adventure Time and Regular Show.
Announcements included a new sketch comedy show from entertainer Nick Cannon; the world premiere of DreamWorks Dragons: The Series, based on the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon; an original series based on Web sensation, Annoying Orange; a brand new animated series from the global franchise powerhouse, Ben 10: Omniverse; and a new CG-animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, Beware The Batman. Also, on the heels of the hugely successful Ninjago launch in 2011currently the #1 show across 1st Quarter 2012 with all boysa new partnership with LEGO for a second series was announced by the network as it continues to build on its slate of diverse content.
We are executing a brand vision and content strategy that is fueling tremendous results for Cartoon Network, said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer, Turner Broadcastings Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM). Today, with a re-invented and thriving prime time, along with overall double-digit growth in total day, we are building the kind of momentum that is making this a great 20th anniversary.
Ranking #1 in early evening prime time (7-9 p.m.) among boys 6-11 throughout 1st Quarter this year, Cartoon Network also announced new upcoming seasons of its original hit animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, MAD and The Looney Tunes Show. A 2nd season pick-up for the live-action comedy series Level Up, which debuted as the most watched live-action series in the networks history, and a 5th season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, also was announced.
Combined with top-performing acquisitions and specials, these programming anchors not only fueled 2011s prime time performance as Cartoon Networks most-watched in five years, they also set the stage for a record breaking first quarter in 2012. New seasons for more than a dozen additional series also will premiere across the 2012-13 programming timeframe.
For 20 years, Cartoon Network has cultivated truly original voices from a diverse array of artists and producers, making us the great alternative to everything else out there, said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network Studios has grown to become the most supportive and creative environment for a new generation of creators.
Cartoon Network also announced its ongoing commitment to its shorts program with ten original 7-minute shorts to be produced this year with a wholly dedicated production unit at Cartoon Network Studios. With production already underway on many of these projects, this continuing investment in diverse and unique talent has resulted in many of the networks hit animated series.
Additionally, the network revealed that a third Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards special has been slated for early 2013. The second annual telecast (Feb. 20, 2012), hosted by Shaquille ONeal, ranked as the #1 program of the day among all boy demos, and out-performed the inaugural Hall of Game special by double and triple-digitsbetween 64% and 103%across all kid and boy demos. Online voting for the celebrity sports awards also nearly tripled in participation, from 37 million votes in 2011 to more than 100 million votes in 2012.
Cartoon Network enters into the upfront season with strong momentum and a programming foundation that is resonating with our audience, as well as advertisers, said John OHara, executive vice president and general sales manager, Cartoon Network. The ad sales team is committed to developing ideas that extend the reach of an advertisers message and connects their brands across multiple screens with an engaged audience. As brands look to deliver measurable return on their investment, we believe its a good time to reassess plans and for advertisers to strategically increase their media budgets with Cartoon Network.
Building off of the success of CartoonNetwork.com ranking as the #1 domain in the kids category among kids 6-11*, the network announced that its next big foray into on-line gaming would be the global roll-out of Formula Cartoon, a huge on-line racing game which will let players race against their friends or favorite Cartoon Network characters.
* Source: Data from comScore Media Metrix run on domain level for Unique Visitors age 6-11 in the Media Entertainment Kids category for the February 2012 reporting period
Further details of Cartoon Networks programming announcements include the following:
CARTOON NETWORK NEW SERIES
Nick Cannon Sketch Comedy Series: The series is a live-action, half-hour, sketch comedy show rooted in raw mischief, high energy and slapstick humor. Youll never know what will happen next! Some of the silliest kids you know will make up this wild comedy troupe led by teen stars Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Brandon Soo Hoo (Enders Game, Tropic Thunder), Shameik Moore (Joyful Noise), Shauna Case (American Horror Story) and Chanelle Peloso (Level Up). Nick Cannon will bring the funny as creator and executive producer along with executive producers Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson. The series is being produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with NCredible Entertainment.
Annoying Orange: Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube online views to date, Annoying Orange is the Web sensation transformed into a new television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures that take them from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. The television series was developed and will be produced by The Collective. Dane Boedigheimer co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard (Emmy Award-winning writer for Pinky and the Brain). Conrad Vernon (director of Madagascar 3 and Monsters vs. Aliens) will serve as executive producer for the series along with Gary Binkow and Dan Weinstein of The Collective. The series will premiere on Cartoon Network this summer.
DreamWorks Dragons: The Series: Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon, left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the island of Berk , along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own! Through their training, the kids are finding out the cool things dragons can do. Not only will they learn more about their dragons, theyll also discover new ones and battle against enemies as they explore worlds they never dreamed existed. In addition, the talented cast from the feature filmJay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mitz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut)will lend their voices to the series, which is produced by DreamWorks Animation and premieres this fall.
New LEGO Project: Following the instant ratings success of the CG-animated Ninjago, LEGO and Cartoon Network plan to expand their partnership with an all-new series from LEGO for 2013.
Ben 10: Omniverse: In the brand-new animated series, Ben 10: Omniverse, Ben will have a new character design that pays homage to his past, and hell have a whole new batch of aliens to battle. Beating the bad guys is just part of the superhero gig. With a little help from his new, by-the-book rookie partner, Ben explores the quirkier side of things in the alien underground and discovers enemies from his past looking for a re-match, all while a mysterious hunter is hot on his trail! With 10 new aliens at his disposal and a brand new lease on life, Ben 10 is back and more fun than ever! Matt Youngberg is supervising producer for the series, which will premiere on Cartoon Network this fall. Ben 10 is Cartoon Networks most successful original global franchise. Since the premiere of the original Ben 10 series, created by Man of Action Studios, in 2006, the franchise has spawned four animated series, one animated movie, two live-action movies, a CG movie, a feature film currently in development, a widely-popular consumer products line and has captured the imaginations of viewers on a worldwide scale.
Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batmans core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a Batman show. Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBAs Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyonds Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporateds Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island: Its back to the island where Total Drama began with an all-new cast! Since the series host Chris took the show worldwide, Camp Wawanakwa has been abandoned and turned into a toxic nuclear waste dumpthe perfect place for new and painful, cringe-inducing challenges! Fighting for the million dollar prize are thirteen wild new players. Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is produced by Fresh TV and will premiere on Cartoon Network this summer.
SPECIALS AND MOVIES
Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards: Hall of Game is Cartoon Networks signature venture into the broadcast awards arena, created and produced in association with IMG Media, the production arm of global sports, entertainment and media company, IMG. This high-energy, multi-platform experience lets viewers decide whos got game, by honoring their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year. From the red carpet, to the never-before-seen stunts and surprises on stage, this unconventional celebration in 2013 will be led by a celebrity host and feature icons from television, film, music and sports, as kids experience an evening of humor and fun at the most raucous and biggest sports awards show ever presented on television.
RETURNING SERIES Adventure Time Regular Show MAD The Amazing World of Gumball The Looney Tunes Show Ninjago Level Up Star Wars: The Clone Wars Young Justice Johnny Test Pokmon Green Lantern: The Animated Series Almost Naked Animals Casper’s Scare School Hero 108 Scaredy Squirrel Sidekick
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New episodes of the animated series Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series are slated to debut during the month of April 2012 on Cartoon Network. Both series are airing back-to-back as part of the new hour-long DC Nation programming block, airing Saturdays at 10am (ET) on Cartoon Network, with encores on Sundays at 10am (ET/PT).
New episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series are slated to air all month on Cartoon Network. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with encores the following Sunday at 10am (ET/PT), as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. The episode breakdowns are provided below.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#6 Lost Planet” Hal and co. follow an errant GL ring to a mysterious planet, looking for a new GL. Introducing Saint Walker!
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#7 Reckoning” Razer goes to the Red Lantern home world Shard in an attempt to kill Atrocitus!
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#8 Fear Itself” Hal and Kilowog visit an alien planet in search of food, but encounter two warring races of aliens!
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#9 In Love and War” Introducing the Star Sapphires!
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/PT) – “#10 Regime Change” No Details Provided
Please note schedule details are subject to change. Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) with encore presentations the following Sunday at 10am (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation on Cartoon Network. Continue to the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite for more content and details from the Warner Bros. Animation production.
Continuing, new episodes of Young Justice are slated to air all month on Cartoon Network. Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) as part of the DC Nation programming block, with encore presentations the following Sunday at 10:30am (ET/PT). Continue below for the April 2012 episode schedule details, provided by Cartoon Network.
Young Justice Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#24 Performance” The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isnt all they find
Young Justice Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#25 Usual Suspects” The Team gets a new member and a new mission a mission that may finally expose all the Teams secrets… and all their lies!
Young Justice Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#26 Auld Acquaintance” The Team finally learns the identity of the traitor in their midst, forcing a battle against an enemy more dangerous than any theyve ever faced before!
Young Justice: Invasion Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#27 Happy New Year!” The Team takes on the intergalactic bounty hunter Loboas a precursor to an alien invasion!
Young Justice: Invasion Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “#28 Earthlings” No details provided
Beginning with episode #27, Young Justice is officially title Young Justice: Invasion according to the network.
Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The above content can also be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.
Cartoon Network has also provided the following schedule details for DC Nation shorts scheduled to air during April 2012.
April 7th, 2012 Animal Man #1 “Bank Robbery” Animal Man #2 “Train” Super Best Friends Forever #5 “Time Waits for no Girl”
April 14th, 2012 DC World’s Funniest #4
April 21st, 2012 Plastic Man #4 “Boobtube” Teen Titans #20 “Turn Back the Clock”
April 28th, 2012 Super Best Friends Forever #1 “Grounded”
Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.
According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, the recent Justice League: Doom direct-to-video animated feature made a splash on the home video market. The latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie title moved an estimated 265,000 units in its first week, with 103,000 of those sales coming from DVD and 162,000 from the Blu-ray format. Blu-ray sales accounted for nearly 62% of total Justice League: Doom home video sales in its first week, with the high-definition format easily the dominant media. These sales numbers are for the week ending March 5th, 2012, the first week of the availability for the animated title. Since its first week of sales, the title has moved an additional 125,000 copies combined in both the standard definition DVD and high-definition Blu-ray format. Keep in mind the sales numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers. Additionally, please note that the Justice League: Doom Two-Disc Special Edition release is currently exclusive to all Wal-Mart chains, though will go retail wide come April 10th, 2012.
To compare, the previous DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Batman: Year One debuted with an estimated 167,000 copies sold on DVD and Blu-ray editions sold during its debut week in October 2011. Batman: Year One was also released on with promotional tie-ins to the acclaimed Batman: Arkham City video game.
Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Justice League: Doom animated feature. Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of the Justice League: Doom home video release and continue to the Justice League: Doom micro-site for more media and content from the animated feature.
Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Doom animated feature and its respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases.
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 is now available to own on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video, as well as legal download.