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The World’s Finest Reviews “The Death and Return of Superman”

The World’s Finest has published its review of DC Universe Movie’s The Death and Return of Superman, now available to own on physical and digital media. In short, The Death and Return of Superman is an enjoyable, lengthy adaptation of the classic Superman comic event that hits much, much more of the right notes then the wrong. It also feels like the preferred way to experience this animated adaptation. Watching the story unfold as it was originally presented, as two separate features, does work just fine, but this version just plays out better. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews The Death and Return of Superman

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes The Death and Return of Superman as follows:

The Death and Return of Superman finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage. Superman saves the planet, but not himself, leaving Earth’s citizens – and his heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. 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 proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

Check out the The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen subsites here at The World’s Finest for additional content on both features. Stay tuned for additional updates on The Death and Return of Superman right here at The World’s Finest. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, The Death and Return of Superman is available now on physical and digital media.

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Animated “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” First Look, Press Details Released

Blue Ribbon Content and CW Seed announced the upcoming Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons animated limited series will debut in Early 2020 on The CW’s streaming service. The mature-rated drama finds Deathstroke, voiced by Michael Chiklis, coming under threat by the villainous H.I.V.E. organization. Continue below for the press release.

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL CHIKLIS HEADLINES THE VOICE CAST OF
CW SEED’S ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS

First Look At DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Now Available

DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Set To
Debut On CW SEED First Quarter 2020

CW Seed, The CW’s free, ad-supported digital network, announced today the voice cast of its new animated series, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons. The twelve-episode original series is set to debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons stars Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Gotham) as the titular voice of Slade/Deathstroke, Sasha Alexander (Dawson’s Creek, Rizzoli & Isles) as Addie, Chris Jai Alex (Thundercats Roar) as Jackal and Faye Mata (Lego Friends: Girls On A Mission) as Rose, Griffin Puatu as Jericho, Asher Bishop as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon as Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt as Tiger, Panta Mosleh as Lady Shiva, Imari Williams as President/Hive Pilot, Minae Noji as Secretary of State, Noshir Dalal as Kapoor and Castulo Guerra as General Suarez.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons follows in the tradition of CW Seed’s animated series Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Ten years ago, Slade Wilson—aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke—made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson’s family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.IV.E. Can Deathstroke atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ultimate price?

Written by J.M. DeMatteis (CW Seed’s Constantine: City of Demons) and directed by Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light), Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is an animated DC series from Blue Ribbon Content and executive produced by Sam Register (DC Super Hero Girls, Mike Tyson Mysteries), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Blindspot).

ABOUT CW SEED:
CW Seed offers more than 1,000 hours of free, curated and ad-supported programming with original series such as award-winning I Ship It and Warner Bros. Animation/Blue Ribbon Content’s Constantine: City of Demons, Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray based on the DC characters, as well as beloved series such as J.J. Abrams’ (Westworld) Alcatraz, comedian Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris, Matthew Miller’s (Lethal Weapon) Forever, Martin Gero and Brendan Gall’s (Blindspot) The L.A. Complex, Bryan Fuller’s (Hannibal) Pushing Daises, Kevin Williamson’s (The Vampire Diaries) The Secret Circle and most recently added, the Emmy Award nominated Schitt’s Creek.

CW Seed can be found on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV, as well as CWSeed.com without logins, subscriptions and authentications. In late fall, CW Seed will launch CW Seed “Live,” an ad-supported 24/7 digital linear channel featuring original content provided by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly through the PeopleTV property.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will debut in early 2020 on CW Seed streaming service. Stay tuned for select Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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Clip, Images From Batman’s Upcoming “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?” Appearance

The classic DC Comics character Batman is scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? animated series. Airing on Cartoon Network and streaming on the Boomerang app, the series finds The Mystery Inc. gang bringing in a new guest star each week to help solve a mystery. Batman will appear in the episode “What a Night For a Dark Knight!,” which will debut September 19, 2019 on the Boomerang streaming service and September 30, 2019 on Cartoon Network. Warner Bros. Animation has provided The World’s Finest with a clip and a selection of images, available below.




Batman and Scooby


Batman and Scooby



The episode is described as follows:

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
What a Night For a Dark Knight!
When Scooby and the gang come to Gotham City to visit Alfred Pennyworth, they stumble into a dangerous mystery! Alfred’s been kidnapped by the Man-Bat! Batman is on the case and he does not want any help from our meddling kids.

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? “What a Night For a Dark Knight!” will debut September 19, 2019 on the Boomerang streaming service and September 30, 2019 on Cartoon Network. Stay tuned for further animation updates right here at The World’s Finest!

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Images, Logline Released For “Young Justice: Outsiders” August 20, 2019 Episode

Warner Bros. Animation has provided The World’s Finest with details and images for the Young Justice: Outsiders episode set to debut August 20, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. Young Justice: Outsiders finds our heroes still dealing with the events of Young Justice: Invasion while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths. New episodes of the series debuts every Tuesday on DC Universe. Continue below for more details.


Young Justice: Outsiders
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Young Justice: Outsiders “Terminus”
Original Airdate
– August 20, 2019
The hunt for Halo is on. Pray the team doesn’t find her.

Episodes will appear on the streaming service at 12pmET/8amPT. Following the early-July mid-season premiere of three new episodes, DC Universe will roll out one new Young Justice: Outsiders episode a week until the season finale on August 27, 2019, which again will consist of a three episode drop. The third season of Young Justice features 26 episodes in total.

Stay tuned right here for further details and updates on Young Justice: Outsiders, including episodes reviews and much more. For more Young Justice videos, images, reviews and content, keep checking out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Please note the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite is regularly being updated with new episodes images and details as they are available, so come back often.

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“The Death And Return Of Superman” Animated Release Hits Physical, Digital Media October 1, 2019

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided press details, package artwork and the trailer for The Death and Return of Superman, which will hit physical and digital media on October 1, 2019. The animated movie will combine the recent The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen titles into a single narrative feature, similar to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Deluxe Edition. Continue below for press details, along with a look at the package art and the release’s trailer.

THE MAN OF STEEL’S GREATEST ADVENTURE
ARRIVES AS AN ANIMATED BLOCKBUSTER FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC

THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN
COMPLETE FILM COLLECTION

LIMITED EDITION, NUMBERED GIFT SET
COMING OCTOBER 1, 2019
ON ULTRA HD™ BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK
FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE,

45 MINUTES OF NEW BONUS FEATURES
AND EXCLUSIVE ‘STEEL’ FIGURINE

The adventure that was initially too big for one animated film now arrives as a comprehensive 166-minute tale – with never-before-seen footage – in The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Gift Set, a numbered, limited edition release available October 1, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An extension of the popular series of DC Universe Movies, the box set of the combined films The Death of Superman & Reign of the Supermen – produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC – includes an exclusive “Steel” figurine plus a bonus disc Superman: Doomsday, and will be available as an Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($54.97) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($44.98 SRP). Order due date is August 27, 2019.

The Death and Return of SupermanThe Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Gift Set Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Packs both include a digital version of the film, and each gift set will feature 45 minutes of new enhanced content, an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR bonus disc of Superman: Doomsday (first time in 4k) and a dazzling, four-inch figurine of the popular character Steel.

The Death and Return of Superman finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage. Superman saves the planet, but not himself, leaving Earth’s citizens – and his heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. 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 proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

The Death and Return of Superman completes the quest of Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Animation and DC to craft a faithful animated version of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. Superman Doomsday, the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, told an abridged version of that comics story, as the film’s runtime of 75 minutes allowed for a narrow focus on a core, singular storyline. The 166-minute The Death and Return of Superman restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The Death and Return of Superman all-star cast matches its epic scope with 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) leading the way as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: 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, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter.

The robust cast also spotlights Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid. In addition, the cast includes Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Perry White, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Max Mittleman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, Paul Eiding (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Jonathan Kent, Jennifer Hale (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Martha Kent, Trevor Devall (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Dabney Donovan & Bruno Mannheim, Erica Luttrell (Salvation) as Mercy, Jonathan Adams (Last Man Standing) as the Mayor, Rick Pasqualone (Mafia II & Mafia III video games) as Turpin, and Amanda Troop (Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts) as Sawyer.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman portion of the combined film with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Liu produces and directs the film’s Reign of the Supermen second-half from a script by Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Tim Sheridan (Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost). Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Justice League Dark).

“The collected work of The Death and Return of Superman, with its two films and added footage, is truly an epic, authentic animated retelling of ‘The Death of Superman’ saga, giving fans the complete tale just as they have craved since the inception of the DC Universe Movies,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “The Warner Bros. Animation filmmaking team and the all-star cast have gone far beyond expectations to bring this important Superman story to life.”

The Death and Return of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
-Long Live Superman (Featurette) – Superman is a symbol for hope across the world. Hear the story of how the Man of Tomorrow will always be the hero we need today. Long Live Superman!
-The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.
-Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.
-From the DC Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1”
-From the DC Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2”
-From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
-From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”

The Death and Return of Superman will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own The Death and Return of Superman via purchase from digital retailers beginning October 1, 2019.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On October 1, The Death and Return of Superman will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE
Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL
Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

The Death and Return of SupermanBASICS
PRODUCT SRP
4K UHD Combo Pack $54.97
Blu-ray Combo Pack $44.98
4K and Blu-ray Street Date: October 1, 2019
EST Street Date: October 1, 2019
Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French,
Running Time: 166 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action violence and action including bloody images,
and for some suggestive comments.

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
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, DC is the creative unit charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC 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 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. © 2019 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 Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty!, DC Super Hero Girls and the upcoming ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races, 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; Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai for HBO Max and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released in summer 2018. 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).

Check out the The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen subsites here at The World’s Finest for additional content on both features. Stay tuned for additional updates on The Death and Return of Superman – including reviews, media and bonus content – right here at The World’s Finest. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, The Death and Return of Superman will hit physical and digital media on October 1, 2019.

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