Month: February 2013

Warner Home Video Issues Press Release, New Images, From “Superman: Unbound”

Warner Home Video has provided the press release for the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Superman: Unbound, set for release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital outlets on May 7th, 2013.. The new animated feature adapts the acclaimed “Superman: Brainiac” story-line from the Action Comics title published by DC Comics. Continue below to view three new images from the animated feature and the complete press release.

WHITE COLLAR STAR MATT BOMER DONS THE ICONIC ‘S’
SHIELD OPPOSITE FRINGE’S JOHN NOBLE AS BRAINIAC IN
ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE SUPERMAN: UNBOUND
COMING MAY 7, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Castle Duo of Stana Katic & Molly Quinn Voice Lois Lane & Supergirl on
Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & For Digital Download


A destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the terror in Superman: Unbound, the next entry in the 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 May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” Superman: Unbound finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor – and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.

The film’s stellar voicecast is led by Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane and Molly Quinn (Castle) as Supergirl. Additional voices in the cast include Golden Globe Award winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Rises) as Perry White, Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show, Office Space) as Steve Lombard, Stephen Root (Boardwalk Empire, Justified) as Zor-El, and Alexander Gould (Weeds) as Jimmy Olsen.

Supervising Producer James Tucker (Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).

Superman: Unbound adds an all-new chapter to the growing legacy of animated films featuring the Man of Steel and his epic challenges to maintain peace on Earth,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Matt Bomer’s voice epitomizes the All-American hero that is Superman, and John Noble counters that tone with a commanding, chilling delivery for Brainiac. A superhero is only as good as the depths of his opposition, and Noble brings out the best in his villainous portrayal of Brainiac.”

Superman: Unbound Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has over 4 1/2 hours of exciting content, including:
• Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
• UltraViolet™*
• Sneak Peek at Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
• Featurette – “Kandor: History of the Bottle City” – An all-new featurette. Kandor: a peaceful scientific community dedicated toward the preservation of all that is good on Krypton, the home world of Superman. That is, until the city was ripped from its world and placed into a small glass bottle! This is the short story highlighting the shrunken city of Kandor. Its history just as fascinating as it is unique, here is how it ties in directly with the Man of Tomorrow.
• Featurette – “Brainiac: Technology and Terror” – An all-new featurette. Mostly machine, but part sentient being, Brainiac steals cities and destroys worlds. Is he the most vile of Superman’s villainous foes? Experience the Brainiac mythology and find out why Superman barely stands a chance!
• Audio Commentary – Featuring members of the creative team: Mike Carlin, Bob Goodman and James Tucker.
• Four bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series (“The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1”; “New Kids in Town”; and “Little Girl Lost, Parts 1 & 2”), all handpicked by producer Alan Burnett.
• Digital Comic – Excerpt from the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
* Superman: Unbound UltraViolet offer is a limited time offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster .com/info for details.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:
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), 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.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s13)

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 and Young Justice: Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman, Teen Titans Go! and The Tom and Jerry Show for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. 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).

Click here to view the trailer for Superman: Unbound along with additional press release details.

A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman: Unbound animated feature arrives May 7th, 2013 on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download.

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“Man of Steel” Coming To Theatres June 14th, 2013

DC Comics Releases Final Issue Of “Young Justice” Series, Available In Print And Digitally

Young Justice #25, the final issue of the DC Comics title based on the current Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. This issue features scripting duties by Greg Weisman with Christopher Jones providing the art. Young Justice #25 concludes the six-part story-arc “Invasion” featuring the characters and setting from the Young Justice: Invasion second-season storyline. Official details and preview pages are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #25


Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
• FINAL ISSUE
• The heroes make their last stand against Kylstar and Brainiac!
• Metropolis is still in danger, but now the entire planet risks destruction!
• Deadshot hits his target!

The cover price is $2.99US. Young Justice #25 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology. Additional details on the Young Justice comic series can be found here.

Click here for an interview with writer Greg Weisman discussing the Young Justice comic series.

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Media, Descriptions For New Episodes Of “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” “Young Justice,” DC Nation

Cartoon Network has passed along the loglines, video clips, and a collection of images from upcoming all-new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion, along with media from the DC Nation animated shorts.

New media has been provided by Cartoon Network for the upcoming all-new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode “Larfleeze.” The new Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode is scheduled to air at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and a Quicktime-format video clip. The official episode description is also provided below.

Video Clip:

Images:

Green Lantern: The Animated Series – “Larfleeze”
Airs Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: The crew of The Interceptor searches the planet Okaara for the mythical Orange Lantern battery as a way to combat the Aya Monitor. The problem is, it’s guarded under the watchful, and very greedy, eyes of Larfleeze, the one and only Orange Lantern.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Green Lantern: The Animated Series and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content is also available on the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

Continuing, the next all-new Young Justice: Invasion episode “The Hunt” is scheduled to air at 10:30am (ET/PT) on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 as part of the 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 provided by the network. The official episode description is also provided below.

Video Clips:

Images:

Young Justice: Invasion – “The Hunt”
Airs Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: A band of misfits is put to the test when Lex Luthor sends them behind enemy lines … to rescue the team!

The above content is also available on the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Cartoon Network has also released media for the new animated short-form content set to debut this weekend – Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 – during the DC Nation programming block. The DC Nation shorts are animated shorts starring a host of different DC Comics characters in varying styles. Continue below to view the new content, including a new Quicktime-format clip and new hi-res images.

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Images:

DC Nation’s Farm League – “Episode 2”

DC Nation continues February 23rd, 2013 at 10:00am (ET/PT) with an all-new season of episodes and animated shorts.

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 and behind-the-scenes content air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned shows, and rotate and change every week.

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.

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Greg Weisman Discusses The Final Issue Of The “Young Justice” Comic Series

The World’s Finest has caught up with Young Justice Producer Greg Weisman to discuss the final issue of the monthly Young Justice comic series. The final issue, issue #25, hits retail and digital outlets on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. The monthly title expanded on the in-depth continuity of the Young Justice animated series, providing new details and adventures featuring the show’s expansive cast. In this interview, Weisman looks back at his run on the title, hints at what could of been, and teases the epic finale to the acclaimed monthly DC Comics title. Click on the image below for more.

Young Justice issue #25 will be available in comic book and hobby stores, along with regular digital outlets, on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. Additional details on the Young Justice comic series can be found here.

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Little Orbit Announces September 2013 Release For “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game

Publisher Little Orbit has officially announced a September 10th, 2013 street date for the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game title. Little Orbit is the studio handling the upcoming video game based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Young Justice: Legacy, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series. The new video game will launch for an assortment of consoles including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii-U. An official statement from the publisher on the new release date, and status of the game, came be found below.

Hi all,

It’s time for a round of answers to the questions many of you have been asking.

We now have the new official release date for Young Justice: Legacy and the full list of official platforms.

The game will be releasing worldwide on September 10th, 2013.

The change in the street date has nothing to do with the current status of the show, this decision was made by Little Orbit. We realize this sounds like a long way off, and we would like to apologize for the long wait. We take the game very seriously, and the decision to push the title back was difficult.

We didn’t know it when we named the title, but as the show airs its final episodes, Young Justice: Legacy has taken on an entirely new meaning for the fans.

Many of fans have also asked about the hardware platforms, which have shifted around a little. At launch the game will be available on Microsoft X360, Sony PS3, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii-U, and PC on Steam.

In the next couple of weeks we’ll be opening up pre-orders across a number of online retailers, premiering the box art, and unveiling an all new full length trailer.

Stay tuned.

Keep the faith.

Continue to write letters to DC and Cartoon Network.

Young Justice: Legacy was originally scheduled for a Spring 2013 release, with early information from the publisher citing a February 2013 or March 2013 release.

Additional details on the upcoming video game, including game facts and a press release, can be found here and here. The gallery of images can also be found here.

Click here to view the teaser trailer.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, willhit all major home consoles September 2013. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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