Month: December 2012

DC Universe Animated Features, DC Nation Programming, Animated “Green Lantern” Score 2012 Annie Award Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations and award recipients for the 40th Annual Annie Awards earlier today, with some DC Comics-highlighted projects garnering nods. Assorted DC Comics-based animated projects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One, Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and a DC Nation short all nabbed nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The 2012 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Continue below for further specific details, with the complete appropriate nominees highlighted.

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation
-Before Orel – Trust – Starburns Industries, Inc.
-Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment
-Disney Tron: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning – Disney TV Animation
-Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury – DreamWorks Animation
Justice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation

Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
-Andy Bialk ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: Alvin and the Outcasts’ – DreamWorks Animaton
Andy Suriano DC Nation – Plastic Man: The Many and the Fowl – Big Hair Productions, Inc.
-Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ryu Ki-Hyun, Kim Il Kwang, Kim Jin Sun The Legend of Korra: Welcome to Republic -City – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-“C” Raggio IV Kick Buttowski: Petrified – Disney TV Animation
-Derrick Wyatt, Chap Yaep, Steven Choi Ben 10: Omniverse: The More Things Change, Pt. 2 – Cartoon Network Studios
-Gordon Hammond T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dudley Do-Wrong – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-Robert Valley Disney Tron: Uprising: The Renegade, Part I – Disney TV Animation
-Thaddeus Paul Cauldron ‘Secret Mountain Fort Awesome: Secret Mountain Uncle Grandpa’- Cartoon Network Studios

Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
-Adam Berry ‘Penquins of Madagascar: Private and the Winky Factory’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-Alf Clausen ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII’ – Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox TV
Frederik Wiedmann Green Lantern The Animated Series: Into the Abyss – F. Wiedmann, Composer
-Guy Moon ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy: Really Big Mission’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-John Paesano ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation
-Michael Rubin ‘Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairytale!’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Previous DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Batman: Year One, have received Annie Award nominations. Additionally, this is the third Annie Award nomination for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, following 2011 nominations for Best General Audience Animated TV Production and Nominated Music In a Television Production – Frederik Wiedmann.

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence in the field of animation as well as individual achievement in nearly 30 different categories ranging from production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting. More details can be found at the official website for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The 2012 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2nd, 2012, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. The official website for the 40th Annual Annie Awards also contains a complete list of nominations.

Click here for an interview with musician Frederik Wiedmann, again nominated for his work on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Visit the following links for further details on the related nominated projects – Justice League: Doom subsite, Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One subsite. Stay tuned for further details right here at The World’s Finest.

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Schedule For Upcoming “Young Justice” Episodes Airing December 2012 On Boomerang

Episodes from the second season of Young Justice are set to air during December 2012 on the Cartoon Network specialty spin-off channel Boomerang. Boomerang is airing episodes of the acclaimed DC Nation series in anticipation of the show’s return to Cartoon Network in January 2013. Young Justice, along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block, was recently removed from the Cartoon Network for as-of-yet undeclared reasons. Response has been uniformly negative. Young Justice airs two back-to-back episodes Saturday nights starting at 9:00pm (ET), with encore presentations the following Sunday at 7:00am (ET/PT). December 2012 schedule details, courtesy of the network, can be found below.


Young Justice
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/ PT) – “Alienated”

The Team and the Justice League continue to hunt the Kroloteans that have invaded Earth—but the aliens have help from an extremely unexpected source.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 9:30pm (ET/ PT) – “Salvage”

While Superboy and Blue Beetle battle Intergang, Nightwing and company try to salvage the soul of a former comrade fallen from grace.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/ PT) – “Beneath”

Jaime Reyes searches for a missing friend, while Miss Martian, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Wonder Girl return to Bialya to discover what lies beneath.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 9:30pm (ET/ PT) – “Bloodlines”

An intruder mysteriously appears inside Mount Justice, claiming to be a tourist from the future. But who is he really? And what is his true agenda?

Young Justice
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/ PT) – “Depths”

Artemis rejoins the team to defend a critical satellite launch. But will her first mission back also be her last?!

Young Justice
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 9:30pm (ET/ PT) – “Satisfaction”

Roy Harper seeks vengeance against the man who ruined his life!

Young Justice
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/ PT) – “Darkest”

Black Manta has a new mission for his son: a mission that should prove once and for all exactly whose side Aqualad is on!

Young Justice
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 9:30pm (ET/ PT) – “Happy New Year”

The Team takes on the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo…as a precursor to an alien invasion!

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Young Justice is currently not listed to air during January 2013 on Boomerang according to early schedule details released by the network.

Young Justice airs two back-to-back episodes Saturday nights starting at 9:00pm (ET) on Boomerang, with encore presentations the following Sunday at 7:00am (ET/PT). Young Justice, along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block, is currently set to return to Cartoon Network come January 2013.

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