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Clancy Brown To Appear At “Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite” The Paley Center New York Debut

Warner Home Video has announced a that acclaimed voice actor Clancy Brown will appear at the Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite premiere at the The Paley Center New York location. The Paley Center premiere will be held on Monday, February 11th, 2013. Brown voices Lex Luthor in the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature. The animated feature, based on the acclaimed Lego videogame series, is set to hit home video and download come May 21st, 2013. Continue below for the official press release and additional details.

Preeminent ‘Lex Luthor’ voice Clancy Brown joins festivities as
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, The Paley Center for Media
Present the World Premiere of
LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPERHEROES UNITE
on Monday, February 11 in New York

TT Animation-produced film based on its Popular Video Game;
Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screening;
Limited Free Tickets Remain for Fans on First Come, First Served Basis


Clancy Brown, the quintessential voice of Lex Luthor, will walk the red carpet and take part in the post-screening panel discussion when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media present the World Premiere of Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite in New York on February 11, 2013.

Brown set the benchmark for all Lex Luthor voices with his iteration of the role for Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, and he has reprised the voice in several TV series episodes as well as the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and now for LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite.

The World Premiere will include red carpet media interviews starting at 5:15 p.m. and the first-ever public screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie. Joining Brown on the panel will be TT Animation’s award-winning director/producer Jon Burton and director of photography Jeremy Pardon, and renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman and Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, an all-new film from TT Animation based on its popular video game, finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set May 21, 2013 as its release date for Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite on Blu-ray and DVD.

Brown made his very first theatrical appearance opposite Sean Penn in Bad Boys, and then forever sealed his place in fantasy villainy as The Kurgan in Highlander. Before playing an immortal, though, Brown etched his name in cult classic history as Rawhide in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Brown is regularly recognized from his standout performance as Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, as the centerpiece of HBO’s Carnivale as Brother Justin Crowe, and to fanboys across the planet as gung-ho Sgt. Zim in Starship Troopers.

Having lent his voice to nearly 600 animated episodes and films, Brown is also widely known as Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants. His voice credits, to list just a few, include roles in The Batman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jackie Chan Adventures, Wolverine and the X-Men, Phineaus and Ferb, Ben 10: Alien Force, Kim Possible, Duck Dodgers, Teen Titans, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Gargoyles.

The Paley Center in New York City is located at 25 West 52nd Street. There is no attached parking, however there is ample parking in numerous structures surrounding the Paley Center.

A very limited number of free tickets are still available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February 11 must RSVP via email to LegoBatmanTheMovie@gmail.com.

The body of all qualifying fan RSVP emails MUST include the following (please only this information):

Name of the entrant
A valid email address
The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening

Example:
Bruce Wayne
Bruce@WayneCorp.com
Batman.com

Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Click here to view the trailer for Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite.

Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, the upcoming animated feature based on the acclaimed video game series, arrives on home video and for download come May 21st, 2013. Stay tuned for further updates and additional content here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Superman: Brainiac Attacks” Animated Feature Returns To Teletoon This June 2010

The Canadian network Teletoon is scheduled to re-air the 2006 direct-to-video animated feature Superman: Brainiac Attacks next month, on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 8:30pm, airing back-to-back with the 2005 animated feature The Batman Versus Dracula. Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Teletoon has provided the following details as seen below.


Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Teletoon, Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 8:30pm (ET)

Embittered by Superman’s (voiced by Tim Daly) heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor (voiced by Powers Boothe) forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac (voiced by Lance Henriksen). Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor redesigns Brainiac specifically to defeat the Man of Steel.

Before airing on Teletoon, Superman: Brainiac Attacks previously aired in regular rotation on the Canadian network YTV, having aired as recently as February 2010. Further details on the direct-to-video Superman: Brainiac Attacks animated feature can be found at the Superman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest. Additional Teletoon scheduling details for The Batman Versus Dracula can also be found here.

Stay tuned for more Teletoon schedule updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Superman: Brainiac Attacks” Animated Feature Network Debut This Week On Teletoon

The Canadian network Teletoon will host its network premiere of the direct-to-video animated feature Superman: Brainiac Attacks this Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 10:00pm (ET) as part of the “Teletoon at Night” programming block. Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice. Teletoon has provided the following details as seen below.


Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Teletoon, Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 10:00pm (ET)

Embittered by Superman’s (voiced by Tim Daly) heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor (voiced by Powers Boothe) forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac (voiced by Lance Henriksen). Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor redesigns Brainiac specifically to defeat the Man of Steel.

Superman: Brainiac Attacks previously aired in regular rotation on the Canadian network YTV, having aired as recently as February 2010. Further details on the direct-to-video Superman: Brainiac Attacks animated feature can be found at the Superman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest.

Stay tuned for more Teletoon schedule updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Year-End 2009 Sales For “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” Animated Feature Titles

Debuting three new titles this year, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie direct-to-video animated feature line from Warner Home Video moved nearly one million DVD units in 2009. Over 900,000 of those units came from the three new DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles that debuted this year – Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – and those numbers are expected to grow during the December 2009 holiday season.

Among the three new DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles, the September 2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature made the biggest splash of this years releases, moving an estimated 342,000 DVD units since hitting shelves. Home video retail outlets are expecting the title to finish with at least a total 350,000 of units sold by the end of 2009. The direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature debuted to an estimated 198,000 DVD copies sold in its first week of sales, during the week ending October 4th, 2009.

The second DC Universe Animated Original Movie title released this year, released during the summer sales season, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature has sold an estimated 286,000 copies since its mid-year debut. The direct-to-video Green Lantern: First Flight animated feature debuted to an estimated 160,000 DVD copies sold in its first week of sales, during the week ending August 2nd, 2009. The Annie Award nominated feature is expected to finish 2009 with at least a total of 295,000 DVD units moved according to home video retail outlets.

Lastly, the first 2009 release under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, Wonder Woman has moved an estimated 292,000 DVD copies since premiering during the first quarter of the year. The release has boasted consistently stable sales throughout the year despite having the lowest debut week of all the DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles to date. Wonder Woman debuted with 107,000 in DVD sales in its first week, the week ending March 8th, 2009, though sales quickly leveled off after the standard second week plunge. The critically-acclaimed direct-to-video animated feature is also expected to finish out 2009 with a projected estimate of 295,000 DVDs unit sold according to home video retail outlets.

Please note the above sales numbers do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, legal download numbers, or high-definition release sales.

Additionally, though not under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, Warner Home Video and Warner Premiere also debuted the direct-to-video animated tie-in feature Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, tying into the live-action Watchmen Spring 2009 theatrical release. While the home video premiere title stumbled out of the gate with 42,000 in DVD sales for its first week, the week of March 29th, 2009, the title has since moved an estimated 198,000 copies since its debut, and will likely top out with a respectable 200,000 DVD units moved by the end of 2009.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is expected to release between two three new direct-to-video animated features in 2010, with the next title, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, set to debut February 23rd, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Two additional direct-to-video animated features are set to follow later in the year.

Stay tuned for updates on current and upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles here at The Worlds Finest, including exclusive content and more. More details on the entire DC Universe Animated Original Movie can be found here at The World’s Finest special dedicated subsite.

2009 Sales information for Planet Hulk, the Marvel Animated Features production from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate Home Entertainment, is available at Marvel Animation Age. Click here for more details.

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“Wonder Woman,” “Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter” Home Video Sales Update

Wonder Woman, the latest direct-to-video animated feature from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, has sold an estimated 175,000 DVD copies since the title’s release on March 3rd, 2009. According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, Wonder Woman has been a consistent seller since its release. While sales may dip sharply each week, usually falling more than 50% week to week, the title is expected to have longevity on the shelf due to the appeal of the character. Even though it is currently the lowest selling DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, the direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature is expected to muster respectable sales throughout the remainder of the year. Please note the DVD sales figure above does not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers.

Wonder Woman has also reportedly sold an estimated 20,000 Blu-ray copies since hitting shelves at the beginning of March 2009.

And while the direct-to-video Wonder Woman animated feature may be a steady seller for Warner Home Video, another recent direct-to-video animated feature release from the studio has not been so lucky. According to various home media retailing outlets, the new Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter direct-to-video animated feature made little impact on the market, selling only an estimated 42,500 DVD copies for the week of March 29th, 2009, its first week on sale, and failing to crack the top ten on home video sales charts. Blu-ray sales for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, according to various home media retailing outlets, are said to equal roughly 10% of its DVD sales. Keep in mind the numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers. The Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter direct-to-video animated feature was released March 24th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Click on the links below to discuss both the direct-to-video Wonder Woman home video release and the Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter home video release.

Wonder Woman Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Wonder Woman DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)

Stay tuned for further home video updates here at The World’s Finest.