Month: November 2018

DC Universe Debuts “Young Justice: Outsiders” Series Premiere Trailer, Press Details

The DC Universe streaming service has rolled out a new trailer promoting the series premiere of Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the critically-acclaimed animated series. The new season debuts January 4, 2019. Young Justice: Outsiders picks up where the second season of Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Invasion left off, and finds The Team facing an intergalactic threat. View the trailer in the player below, followed by a press release highlighting DC Universe’s Young Justice plans.

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! MUCH-ANTICIPATED DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL SERIES YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS ONLY WEEKS AWAY
New Young Justice: Outsiders Trailer debuts ahead of Jan. 4 Premiere on DC Universe
Trailer Released Today for New Season of Fan Favorite Series Set to Debut on January 4, 2019
Seasons 1 and 2 Enhanced Episodes Featuring Commentary from Superfans, DC Experts and Talent to be released in December
DC Universe Members get access to exclusive new Young Justice: Outsiders Prequel comic books

Few animated series have engendered the passionate following that Young Justice garnered in only two short seasons. Praised by critics and fans alike, the series makes its triumphant return on January 4 exclusively on DC Universe in the US.

Young Justice: Outsiders continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of season 2 while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths. To get ready for the exciting new season members will have access to enhanced episodes from the first two seasons, new original prequel comic book chapters, and a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring DC Daily host and Young Justice voice talent, Whitney Moore.

Young Justice: Outsiders epitomizes the kind of fan-first series that DC Universe can deliver directly to our members. The passion that surrounded this unique serial strongly points to the reason our direct-to-consumer service is a fan win,” said Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager, DC Digital Services. “Not only does DC Universe provide a place for our creative talent to spread their wings, it provides a home for fan-favorite DC Super Heroes stories.”

Three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will premiere every Friday starting on January 4, and will continue through January 18. For the mid-season finale on January 25, four new episodes will debut. The show will return to DC Universe for the second half of the season with more new episodes in June 2019.

Young Justice: Outsiders is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) serve as producers. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) is executive producer.

All Young Justice episodes are now exclusively available on DC Universe and are among the most viewed series for current members since the digital subscription service launched on September 15, 2018.

Exclusive Prequel Comic
Created exclusively for DC Universe, two 10-page chapters of a Young Justice: Outsiders prequel comic book will accompany the original animated series and will be written by series producer Greg Weisman with art by Christopher Jones. The prequel chapters will be released sequentially on January 2 and January 3 leading up to the series premiere on January 4.

Seasons One and Two Enhanced Episodes
Beginning on December 4 and every Tuesday through December 25 enhanced episodes from season 1 and 2 of Young Justice will be released. Each episode will feature commentary, interviews and inside information from from a wide range of Young Justice experts – from stars of the Whelmed podcast Rich Howard, Emily Buza, and Neal Powell (the superfans who helped to bring the show back to DC Universe), to DC experts like Sam Humphries, Bernard Chang, James Tynion IV and of course Young Justice producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and art director Phil Bourassa.

“Making of” Young Justice: Outsiders Documentary Series
DC Daily host and Young Justice: Outsiders voice talent Whitney Moore hosts a rare inside look at the production of the series. A production crew followed Whitney during the making of the most recent season resulting in five, 10-minute behind-the scenes episodes which will be released following the premiere, on Tuesdays starting on January 8. DC Daily is the daily news program that airs on DC Universe. DC hosts and talent share the latest news from the world of DC. Stay tuned for more information and previews coming soon on DC Daily.

In addition to the exclusive content and comic books on DC Universe fans can dive into Young Justice fandom across the digital streaming service, from entries in the encyclopedia that provide facts and background on the storylines and characters to exclusive merchandise now available in the DC UNIVERSE shop.

Fans who join DC UNniverse by December 17 will have the chance to win a one-of-a-kind Young Justice: Outsiders experience in which the winner will visit Warner Bros. Animation, the studio responsible for bringing these characters to life. Winners will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the artists and behind-the-scenes talent and walk away with an unbelievable prize package. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Starts: 11-16-18 / Ends: 12-17-18. Open to US legal residents 18+ of 48 contiguous states only. Official Rules at www.dcuniverse.com/youngjusticeoutsidersSweeps.

Launched on Batman Day, September 15, 2018, DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service giving fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually (plus taxes, where applicable), membership includes all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, epic original animated movies, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, access to exclusive merchandise, and much more. DC UNIVERSE is available in the U.S. on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web. To learn more and purchase today, visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC Universe on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Stay tuned for further details on Young Justice: Outsiders, including episodes details and more, right here at The World’s Finest. Also available above is a new promotional spot for the returning series. For more Young Justice videos, images, reviews and content, check out The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite!

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“Batman: The Complete Animated Series” Regular Edition Blu-Ray Now Available, Video Clip

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued press details promoting the regular edition release of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray set. The studio also provided a lengthy excerpt from the documentary included in the set, “The Heart of Batman.” The regular edition of Batman: The Complete Animated Series is a 12-disc set which features all 109 remastered Batman: The Animated Series episodes along with hours of bonus features, the heralded 90-minute “The Heart of Batman” documentary, the recently-remastered Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero and a digital copy. Continue below for both the press details and a video clip for Batman: The Complete Animated Series Regular Edition Blu-ray.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE
BATMAN: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES
BLU-RAY/DIGITAL BOX SET
AVAILABLE TODAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition
Blu-ray Box Sets Still Available at Amazon while Supplies Last

With copies of the popular Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition nearly sold out, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have made available – effective Nov. 27, 2018 – the streamlined, content-only Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray/Digital box set ($89.99 SRP). The 12-disc set (plus a digital copy) features all 109 remastered episodes of the landmark television series along with hours of bonus features, the heralded 90-minute “The Heart of Batman” documentary, and the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.

Amazon will continue to offer Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets while supplies last.

“Demand for the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history has been tremendous – nearly all of the 70,000 Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets have been sold across North America,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “So that all interested fans have the opportunity to own this beloved series, WBHE felt the need to create another option to accommodate everyone.”

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series captured the imaginations of generations during its initial broadcast airing from 1992-1995, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series garnered a Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray/Digital box set’s enhanced content includes 25 featurettes, two popular animated films; introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce Timm; and commentary on 12 episodes by various combinations of the production team: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Kevin Altieri, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland, Shirley Walker, Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, and James Tucker.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. 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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races and the upcoming Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe; Animaniacs for Hulu; and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won 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).

For a detailed review and breakdown of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition collection, check out our coverage here at The World’s Finest. The Batman: The Complete Animated Series Regular Edition Blu-ray collection is now available to own, and can be purchased through physical and digital retail outlets.

For a closer look at the recent Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero high-definition remasters, click here and click here. Also, check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition, now available to own on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. In short, while the video and audio upgrade is minor, the new bonus content is fairly entertaining and worth checking out, but that isn’t enough to make this release a must-own. However, for the diehard fans, it’s a worthwhile purchase. Plus, with the Aquaman live-action movie hitting theatres, it makes for solid complimentary viewing. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Justice League: Throne of Atlantis - Commemorative Edition

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Commemorative Edition is now available to own on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. Check out the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis right here at The World’s Finest for more reviews, images, videos and exclusive content. Plus, stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest and on Twitter.

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“Young Justice: Outsiders” Debuts January 4, 2019 On DC Universe, New Teaser Trailer

The DC Universe streaming service announced a January 4, 2019 debut for Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the critically-acclaimed animated series. A new teaser trailer promoting the release date of the DC Universe-exclusive series was also released. Young Justice: Outsiders picks up where the second season of Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Invasion left off, and finds The Team facing an intergalactic threat. View the trailer in the player below.

Young Justice: Outsiders is described by Warner Bros. Animation as follows:

Young JusticeYoung Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.

Young Justice: Outsiders premieres January 4, 2019 exclusively on the DC Universe streaming service. New episodes of the series will air in two separate multi-week blocks during the year, with three episodes to debut a week during those blocks. The first batch of episodes will debut in January 2019, with the second batch airing in June 2019. Additional details on the platform, including content and pricing, can be found here. The series is expected to debut in 2019 on Netflix in international markets, though no details are currently available.

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Trailer, Press Details For “The Death of Superman”/”Reign Of The Supermen” Fathom Events Screening

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have provided press details for an upcoming The Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen theatrical screening event. Both DC Universe movie titles together faithfully adapt the landmark 1990s The Death of Superman comic event. The special double feature of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide is set for January 13 and 14, 2019. Continue below for the press details and the trailer for the special presentation.

The Man of Steel’s 80th Anniversary Culminates With a Big Screen Double Feature
of The Death of Superman and the National Cinematic Debut of Reign of the Supermen
in a Special Event This January 13 and 14

Superman’s greatest adventure – his death and rebirth – will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide on January 13 and 14, 2019.

As the second half of the double feature, Reign of the Supermen will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD™ Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when the monstrous, unstoppable creature Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the action-packed The Death of Superman. In the second half of this two-part landmark tale, Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to claim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, will any of them prove to be the real Man of Steel?

Tickets for The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC present The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature in more than 500 select movie theaters on Sunday, January 13 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. (all local times), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death Of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The trio is joined by Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless, 90210) as Aquaman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, as well as Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw & Cyborg Superman, Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid.

“Superman is one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time, and this double feature event will give fans an opportunity to come together to celebrate the franchise,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. again to bring back The Death of Superman and introduce fans to Reign of the Supermen.”

“Warner Bros. is proud to join forces with Fathom Events to culminate the year-long celebration of Superman’s 80th anniversary with a double-feature big screen presentation of The Man of Steel’s most heralded adventure,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “’The Death of Superman’ was a monumental moment in comics history, and these films – expertly produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC – capture the enormity of that story in terms of both action and emotion. Seeing both films, on the big screen, gives the fans another vehicle to unite and celebrate this beloved Super Hero and this landmark tale.”

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. 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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races and the upcoming Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe; Animaniacs for Hulu; and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won 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).

Stay tuned for additional updates on Reign of the Supermen right here at The World’s Finest. For coverage on The Death of Superman – including reviews, media and bonus content – check out The World’s Finest The Death of Superman subsite. Click here for more details on the home media release of Reign of the Supermen.

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