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“DC Super Hero Girls: Hero Of The Year” Animated Movie Coming August 23, 2016 To DVD

The first full-length animated movie based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise is coming to DVD on August 23rd, 2016, with an early digital release slated for August 9th, 2016. The animated feature takes a closer look as the young heroes of Super Hero High juggle responsibilites at school with their developing powers. The complete press release, provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, is available below, along with the feature’s trailer and package cover art.

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL FEMALE SUPER HEROES NAVIGATE THE
TWISTS AND TURNS OF HIGH SCHOOL AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR
ON DVD AUGUST 23, 2016

Where can you find the most powerful and prominent Super Teens in the galaxy? Super Hero High of course! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana band together to navigate the twists and turns of high school in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) on August 9 on Digital HD and August 23, 2016 on DVD (SRP $19.98).

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the YearThese young Super Heroes discover unique abilities, develop powers, and combat an abundance of overwhelming, exciting and awkward moments to master the fundamentals of being a hero – one day at a time! The group includes:

· Wonder Woman was raised on Themyscira, a paradise island overflowing with female leaders. This natural born leader has super strength, the power of flight and a magic lasso that forces anyone to tell the truth.

· Batgirl is crazy smart – she was accepted to Super Hero High based on her brainpower alone (she wasn’t born with super powers). But this crime-fighting sleuth may be the most influential of all! Her unparalleled intellect, expert martial arts skills, photographic memory and legendary detective skills are a formula for an incredible Super Hero.

· Supergirl is the most powerful teen on earth, but also incredibly clumsy. She has super strength, super hearing and super speed but will need to be sure she doesn’t trip over her own two feet en route to saving the world.

· Harley Quinn is the resident class clown who lives for jokes and over-the-top pranks. Nonetheless, this quick-witted gymnast is sneaky and full of surprises.

· Bumblebee has the ability to shrink, allowing her to sneak around without being spotted. She makes sure her team is never surprised by any villains or enemies up to no good.

· Poison Ivy, got caught up in a botched lab experiment, and now has the ability to control and summon plants. She’s gradually adapting to her amazing new powers and blossoming into her new life.

· Katana is an artist with an edge – this fearless martial arts fashionista is up for any crime-fighting test and is never without her sword.

Together, these seven fearless Super Heroes prove that we all have the power to make the world a better place – even while school is in session!

Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero world to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new universe to life, DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts and TV specials will continue to release over the next year, allowing girls 6-12 to continue reaching their full potential alongside these superstars. Additionally, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, in partnership with Mattel, have brought the DC Super Hero Girls to life, beyond the animated shorts and website, with the first-ever line of 12-inch Action Dolls, 6-inch Action Figures, as well as role play and playsets now available exclusively at Target in the U.S., along with other product, including apparel, accessories, publishing and more. The DC Super Hero Girls global merchandise program will hit retail worldwide, beginning in July 2016, offering a wide range of product to fans around the world. Random House and DC Comics are also releasing an exciting array of DC Super Hero Girls books and graphic novels. Fans can discover more at DCSuperHeroGirls.com and through dedicated social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy) Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) join forces to portray some of the newest students to attend Super Hero High.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team with DC Entertainment to release DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We’re excited to bring DC Super Hero Girls to life and create an immersive world to help inspire young women like never before. These characters were developed with girls 6-12 in mind and will deliver epic story lines featuring strong females. It truly embraces and celebrates girls as they discover their own unique abilities.”

SPECIAL FEATURES
· Six Animated Shorts:
o Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman
o Fall into Super Hero High
o Hero of the Month: Bumblebee
o Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy
o Clubbing
o Saving the Day

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting August 9, DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

BASICS
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Run Time: 72 minutes (approx.)
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
DVD Audio – English

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 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 Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of 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 Animated Original Movies — for DVD. 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).

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (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.

DC Super Hero Girls and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s16)

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year arrives August 9th, 2016 to digital outlets and August 23rd, 2016 to DVD. No Blu-ray release is currently scheduled. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for additional select coverage and updates on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.

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Trailer For “Batman: The Killing Joke” Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the trailer for the forthcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Batman: The Killing Joke. Adapting the graphic novel of the same name, the film will hit digital outlets on July 26th, 2016, followed by physical media on August 2nd, 2016. The film will also get a one-night theatrical release on July 25th, 2016 at select theatres worldwide. Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy and Tara Strong will reprise their roles as The Joker, Batman and Batgirl for the film. Click on the player below to view the trailer:

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Second Season Of “DC Super Hero Girls” Debuts April 21, 2016, Press Interview With Anais Fairweather

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have rolled out the first episode for the second season of DC Super Hero Girls. The episode, titled “New Beginnings,” spotlights Supergirl. The new season of DC Super Hero Girls debuts April 21, 2016, though the first episode has been released early to the press. The episode can be viewed through the official DC Super Hero Girls website or in the player below. Also below is a press interview, conducted and released by DC Comics, featuring Anais Fairweather, the voice of Supergirl for DC Super Hero Girls. Continue on to read the press interview and watch the first episode of the new season of DC Super Hero Girls.

DC Super Hero Girls: Meet the Voice of Supergirl


DC Super Hero Girls is back! Season two debuts today, and the Super Hero High roster has gained some new faces. The episode, titled “New Beginnings,” spotlights Supergirl.

Inspired by Wonder Woman, Supergirl overcame her fears and enrolled in the exciting high school. The Kryptonian hero was introduced in the recent television special on Boomerang and will continue to find her way in the upcoming season. We spoke with the voice behind Supergirl, Anais Fairweather, and she says Supergirl is trying to determine her path.

“Her dynamic is that she really is genuinely learning about herself and learning about the other girls at the school and wanting to take something from all of them,” says Fairweather. “I really believe she wants to learn from each one of them in their own way and become close to them and find her home here because she’s so far away from her actual home. I could really feel that sense of her wanting to find her place.”

Supergirl obviously has impressive abilities and super powers at her disposal, but it doesn’t mean she’s invincible. Like the other students at Super Hero High, she’s growing up and that comes with its own hurdles and lessons. She has flaws, and she’s figuring things out. The characters’ human, relatable traits are one aspect about DC Super Hero Girls that makes the series appealing to kids (along with adults, if we’re being honest) and so is the friendship between the girls. Fairweather likes how the show emphasizes that.

“I think so much of the time we’re seeing women on television being pinned against each other, and it’s so wonderful to have this show for young women so that they can see other women supporting each other and building each other up. It’s important,” she says.

Fairweather also sees the effect of the series firsthand in her personal life. “I have a niece who’s four years old and she loves the show,” she explains. “I’m so glad she finally has something that she can connect to. This is one of the first things like this, and it’s so, so great for her. I see her running around the house pretending to be Supergirl with the cape on, and she’s got her little arm ahead of her and she’s flying through the dining room. It makes me feel emotional because I’m just so, so glad that we live in a world where this is happening and she gets to see this and want to embody these girls who are wonderful characters. Any possible chance to empower young women, that’s genuinely my goal in life. It feels so good to be a part of this.”

As mentioned, Supergirl has a few challenges to wrestle with, but her biggest one doesn’t have to do with saving the day or world, it has do with believing in herself. Fairweather thinks that’s definitely Supergirl’s struggle.

“You see her constantly coming up against herself and questioning herself. Is she powerful enough? Is she ready? Does she have enough training? I think the biggest thing for her is really believing in herself. I so badly want young girls to believe in themselves and to take risks and to not let people stand in their way. It’s so important to trust and to know that you can do this. I think a big thing is to call on help and to not be afraid to ask people for help. I think another one of her challenges is to not apologize so much.”

The official second season debut of DC Super Hero Girls is Friday, April 21, 2016, but Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment released the season premiere episode early for promotional reasons. New episodes of DC Super Hero Girl will debut every two weeks – on Friday – for the duration of the second season.

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“Lego DC Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout” Coming July 12, 2016 to Blu-ray/DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that the latest Lego animated feature inspired by DC Comics, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12, 2016. The animated movie features the Justice League attempting to keep Gotham safe while Batman is away. The Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Blu-ray and DVD releases will also include an exclusive figurine. Continue below for the complete press details and trailer preview.

BATMAN TAKES A VACATION?
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DISCOVERS THE DIFFICULTY IN KEEPING GOTHAM CITY CRIME-FREE
AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP RELEASE
LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES – JUSTICE LEAGUE: GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL HD JULY 12, 2016
All New Original Movie Includes Exclusive Lego Nightwing Figurine!

Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batmannever takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip – leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the Lego Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on on July 12, 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing Lego figurine, while supplies last.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Digital HD on June 21, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane – literally – to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it’s up to the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League – with some help from a few Teen Titans – fends off an assault by many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety.

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland joins the cast of Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout as the voice of Batgirl alongside some of the top actors in the industry voicing a quartet of Justice League super heroes: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Khary Payton (Cyborg). Eric Bauza (Bane), John DiMaggio (Deathstroke), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Jason Spisak (Joker), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn) and Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy) comprise the rogues’ gallery of villains that Batman and the Justice League must confront. The Teen Titans also join the fray, vocally represented by Will Friedle (Nightwing), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin) and Hynden Walch (Starfire). Amy Hill adds to the fun as the voice of Madame Mantis.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is directed by Matt Peters and Mel Zwyer from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert and Jason Cosler are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are co-executive producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team up with Lego once again to release Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Blu-ray and DVD,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Longtime fans of both Lego and DC Comics will be delighted by the humorous action as Batman and the Justice League wage their separate battles against everyone’s favorite villains.”

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting June 21, 2016, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

About The LEGO® Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

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 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 Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, the upcoming Bunnicula for Boomerang, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of 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 Animated Original Movies — for DVD. 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).

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

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (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 the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Lego DC Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12, 2016, though will be available for digital purchase starting June 21, 2016. Stay tuned for further updates here at The World’s Finest.

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“DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis” Graphic Novel Set For June 2016 Release

DC Comics has released details for comic titles hitting shelves in June 2016, including the synopsis for the DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis graphic novel. DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis, hitting shelves June 29, 2016, is the first in an ongoing series of graphic novels based on the expansive DC Super Hero Girls initiative. DC Super Hero Girls is a multi-media, multi-platform initiative aimed at encouraging girls to discover their own super-heroic potential with animated shorts, TV specials, graphic novels, comics and made-for-video movies; as well as a merchandise program across all categories, and more. Continue below for details on DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

DC Super Hero Girls: Finals CrisisDC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 1: FINALS CRISIS TP

Written by SHEA FONTANA
Art and cover by YANCEY LABAT

Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Principal Waller keeps an eagle eye on her students, drilling them in math, science, literature—and other subjects like flying and powers! And no one wants to fail, because Principal Waller hands out detention faster than a speeding bullet. In the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard—well, maybe not Harley Quinn— when they are each abducted by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Gotham City, and still pass their finals?
On sale JUNE 29 • 128 pg, FC, 6” x 9”, $9.99 US

DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC universe during their formative high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring DC’s icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero.

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