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“Freedom Fighters: The Ray” Comes To Blu-ray, DVD, Digital On August 28, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released press details for the upcoming home video release of the CW Seed Freedom Fighters: The Ray short-form animated series. Freedom Fighters: The Ray finds The Ray and the rest of the Freedom Fighters fighting to save refugees in Nazi-occupied Earth-X! Continue below for further details and a look at the home video package art.

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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL AUGUST 28, 2018

DC Animated Feature Film based on the Popular CW Seed Series
Features the First Openly Gay Character to Headline a DC Super Hero Movie

Freedom Fighters: The Ray Freedom Fighters: The Ray

The creative team behind hit live-action series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow brings the acclaimed CW Seed animated series to a feature-length presentation in Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting August 28, 2018 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($19.98 SRP), DVD ($18.94 SRP) and Digital.

All his life, Ray Terrill has fought injustice, dreaming of making a real difference like his older brother, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. One day, he stumbles upon a dying Super Hero from another Earth and is stunned to find that this Super Hero looks just like him—because it is! The dying Ray Terrill of Earth-X transfers photokinetic energy to this Earth’s Ray, making him a Super Hero – The Ray. However, Ray quickly learns being a Super Hero isn’t all hanging muggers from streetlamps and fighting giant robots. As the evil Nazi New Reichsman of Earth-X, led by Overgirl, close in, The Ray must learn to harness his powers by coming to terms with his true self, even if that means also finally coming out of the closet to his parents. The fate of Earth-X depends on it!

Freedom Fighters: The Ray
features a stellar voice cast led by Russell Tovey (Quantico) as The Ray/Ray Terrill. He is joined by Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as Black Condor/John Trujillo, Dilshad Vadsaria (Greek) as Phantom Lady/Jenny Knight, Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) as Overgirl, and Megalyn Echikunwoke (The 4400, 90210) as Vixen. The voice cast also spotlights Arrow actor Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific) and The Flash actors Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow) and Carlos Valdez (Cisco Ramon/Vibe), reprising their live-action series roles in animated form.

The cast also includes Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders) as Red Tornado, Sunil Malhotra (The Legend of Korra) as Jacob, Matthew Mercer (Critical Role) as Dollman/Green Arrow/Black Arrow, Colleen O’Shaughnessy (Sonic Boom) as Mrs. Terrill, Laura Post (Justice League Action) as Resistance Gunner, Christopher Corey Smith (Digimon Fusion) as Donald, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Army of Darkness) as Mr. Terrill, and Scott Whyte (City Guys) as The Flash/Blitzkrieg.

Ethan Spaulding (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) directed Freedom Fighters: The Ray from a script written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Sarah Hernandez (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Elizabeth Kim (Arrow) and Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow, Vixen). Curt Geda (Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants) is the producer, and the executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning) and Marc Guggenheim.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Freedom Fighters: The Ray Blu-ray Combo Pack will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc, DVD disc and a Digital copy of the movie.

BASICS
Street Date: August 28, 2018
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: 72 minutes

DVD
Price: $18.94 SRP
1 DVD
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH, French, Spanish

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
Price: $19.98 SRP
1 Blu-ray Disc, 1 DVD and Digital HD Copy
BD Audio -DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH, French, Spanish

DIGITAL
Freedom Fighters: The Ray is also available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

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, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. 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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS 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. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe 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).

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The World’s Finest Review Round-Up: Static, Vixen, Wonder Woman, Injustice And More

The World’s Finest recently published a host of reviews covering an assortment of different DC Comics-based releases, including a long-awaited DVD title, a highly-anticipated video game and a wonderful live-action theatrical feature. Whether it’s getting a closer look at Static Shock: The Complete Second Season, or catching up with DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, or taking in Wonder Woman on the big screen, that is just a portion of the great readily-available DC Comics content out there right now. Click on either the buttons or links located below to check out these reviews.

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Injustice 2 Wonder Woman 'Wonder Woman' TV Series

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Vixen: The Movie Blu-ray Review
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Feature Review
Injustice 2 Video Game Review
Wonder Woman (2017) Movie Review
Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection DVD Review

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“Vixen: The Movie” Coming May 23, 2017 to Blu-ray/DVD, May 8th, 2017 to Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued the following press release announcing the home video release of Vixen, the animated CW Seed series, slated to hit physical and digital media come May 2017. Continue below for the artwork and press details.

Follow the Path and Discover the Mystery
Vixen: The Movie
Feature Length Film Combines Acclaimed CW Seed Shorts with New Content for
Seamless Adventure Starring Voices from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash

Unleashing The Power Of The Animal Kingdom
On Digital HD on May 8, 2017
Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 23, 2017

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From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you the animated feature, Vixen: The Movie, on Digital HD on May 8, 2017, and on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. Vixen: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-rayTM and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.

Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new, never-before-seen content. The special features include a brand new featurette and two Vixen-focused episodes of Justice League Unlimited handpicked by super hero animation icon Bruce Timm.

Produced by Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, Vixen: The Movie features Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI Miami, The 4400, Damien) as the voice of Vixen/Mari McCabe. She is joined by the voices of Stephen Amell (Green Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Katie Cassidy (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) & Franz Drahmeh (Jax) collectively as Firestorm, and Brandon Routh (The Atom), reprising their roles from Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals – anything from the strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

“Vixen: The Movie gives fans the action sequences and the characters that they all fell in love with in Arrow and The Flash,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. We are very excited to release Vixen: The Movie for fans of the hit series and DC collectors, featuring never-before-seen content available exclusively to owners of the Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Vixen: The Movie Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc and a Digital HD copy of the movie.

Vixen: The Movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and is based on DC characters. Executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). James Tucker (DC Universe Original Movies, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the producer; Tucker and Curt Geda (Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond) are the directors. It was written by Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Keto Shimizu (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Brian Ford Sullivan (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Nolan Dunbar (Arrow), Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim, with Guggenheim and Shimizu serving as story editors. Vixen Season 1 debuted on August 25, 2015 on The CW’s online streaming platform, CW Seed. Season 2 debuted on October 13, 2016.

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
· Vixen: Spirit Animal featurette
· Bruce Timm’s Top Picks:
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Hunter’s Moon”
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Grudge Match”

DIGITAL HD
Vixen: The Movie will be available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download the film to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital HD copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

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, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. 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 one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros.’ digital studio. BRC develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. BRC programs include the live-action comedy Now We’re Talking, an UNINTERRUPTED Original Series for go90; the live-action comedies JoJoHead and Beerfest, as well as the animated Vixen plus the upcoming Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine for CW Seed; and the animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for Machinima. BRC also produces the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience with OTOY Inc. for the Mattel View-Master, among others.

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

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“Constantine” Animated Series To Air 2017-2018 On CW Seed

Announced January 8, 2017 at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, The CW revealed the character John Constantine will return in animated form, headlining a short-form animated series to air on the CW Seed digital outlet.

Constantine The CW and CW Seed’s Constantine animated series, which will air during the 2017-18 TV season, spins out of the short-lived NBC live-action series of the same name. Constantine aired in 2014 on NBC before being cancelled after a single season. Matt Ryan, who starred on the short-lived NBC drama, will return to voice the lead character. Ryan reprised the role of Constantine for an episode of the live-action The CW series Arrow and also voiced the character in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Justice League Dark.

The animated series will consist of five or six 10-minute episodes that will premiere on CW Seed, joining short-form animated series’ Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Additionally, the 13 episodes of the live-action Constantine series are currently available for streaming on CW Seed.

Based on the DC character created in 1985, Constantine centers on John Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and suddenly is thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. In the NBC series, he was a British exorcist and occult detective who spends his days hunting supernatural entities.

David Goyer, who worked on the live-action NBC series, will be an executive producer on the animated series, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who also are executive producers on The CW’s slate of superhero-themed shows, including Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

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“Vixen” Second Season To Debut October 13, 2017 On CW Seed

The second season of CW Seed’s animated series based on the classic DC Comics hero will premiere on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The season, like the previous season, will debut on CW Seed, The CW’s digital outlet service. The CW says Vixen‘s second season will find Vixen (voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke) – who uses the mystical Tantu totem, a family heirloom, to channel the abilities of the animal kingdom – facing off off against a mysterious foe who has his own magical totem.

Vixen

The second season will also feature appearances characters from The CW’s live-action DC Comics-inspired series Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), Atom (Brandon Routh), Firestorm (Franz Drameh and Victor Garber) and Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) will all lend their voices. Vixen takes place in the same continuity established in the live-action super hero series which currently air on The CW.

Following the second series premiere of Vixen on October 13th, 2017, CW Seed will release new episodes every Friday on the digital outlet. The second season, like the first, will consist of six episodes running four-seven minutes in length. The CW announced the second season of Vixen back in January 2016.

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