DC Comics Animated Projects

“Aquaman: King of Atlantis” Animated Mini-Series Coming To HBO Max

HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, said an animated series based on the iconic DC Comics super hero is in production. The three-part series will be executive produced by James Wan, the director behind the 2018 Aquaman live-action theatrical feature, with each standalone episode following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep. The series will start with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis. Continue below for press release and the series’ title treatment.

Aquaman: King of AtlantisTo Reign Supreme
With New HBO Max Three-Part Animated Mini-Series
Executive Produced by James Wan

HBO Max announced today at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) day, a greenlight for a three-part animated mini-series Aquaman: King of Atlantis that will be executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman and the upcoming Malignant) through his Atomic Monster production company. Based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep. Aquaman: King of Atlantis joins HBO Max’s powerhouse animation line-up that includes Looney Tunes Cartoons, Jellystone, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, Little Ellen, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Rick and Morty, The Boondocks and more.

“This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.”

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he’s got a LOT of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident!

The series is executive produced by James Wan, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.

About HBO Max
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering debuting in spring 2020. With 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from Warner Media’s rich library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. Sign up for updates at HBOMax.com.

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

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 current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Jellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang, and Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, was 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, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

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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.

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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.



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).

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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Clips, 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 clips, including an exclusive, 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.

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