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The World’s Finest Reviews “Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series” Blu-ray Release

The World’s Finest has published its review for the Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series Blu-ray title from Warner Archive, which is available for order now through WB Shop and most digital retailers. In short, the show itself is a blast from start to finish – especially in the second season when the stakes get raised considerably. Add in a great video and audio presentation, along with a nice batch of bonus content courtesy of Warner Archive, and Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series becomes one collection that folks should really give a spin. To read the complete review, click on the image below.


Legion of Super Heroes

Warner Archive and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the collections as follows:

Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series
One thousand years from now, the legendary Man of Steel inspires a group of emerging young heroes from the 31st century to band together and defend the newly formed United Planets. That is, if they don’t kill each other first. In Season One, Legionnaires Bouncing Boy (Michael Cornacchia), Brainiac 5 (Adam Wylie), Saturn Girl (Kari Wahlgren) and Lightning Lad (Andy Milder) travel back in time to convince an awkward teen named Clark Kent (Yuri Lowenthal) to join their Legion of Superheroes and battle their archnemeses, the Fatal Five. The insecure teen is, in turn, inspired by his new friends and, with their help, begins his journey to become the galaxy’s greatest hero. Catching up two years later, Season Two presents Superman and the Legion with an even greater challenge: Kell-El, the Superman of the 41st century!

Presented in full 16×9 widescreen across three Blu-ray discs, Legion of Super-Heroes – The Complete Series includes all 26 episodes of the popular show, which aired on The CW from 2006-2008, as well as a pair of bonus features: the involving featurette “We Are Legion”; and an Exclusive Audio Commentary on the series’ heralded two-part finale, “Dark Victory, Parts One and Two,” with producer James Tucker, director Brandon Vietti and the voice of Saturn Girl, Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, DC Super Hero Girls, Supergirl).

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“Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” Schedules August 4, 2020 Digital Release, August 18, 2020 Blu-ray Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided details for the digital and physical media release of Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, the first animated solo adventure of the popular DC Comics character. The feature, released under the DC Animated Movies banner and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC, will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting August 4, 2020, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 18, 2020. Continue below for the the press details and trailer for the Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons home media release.

BACKSTORY OF AN ANTI-HERO REVEALED!
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC PRESENT
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS
FULL-LENGTH ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
COMING AUGUST 4, 2020 TO DIGITAL;
ARRIVING AUGUST 18, 2020 ON
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK

Go behind the mask and into the deep backstory of one of DC’s most revered anti-heroes in Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, a new entry in the popular series of DC Animated Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting August 4, 2020, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 18, 2020.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP), which features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, The Commish, American Horror Story: Freak Show) headlines the cast as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, alongside Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles, Shameless, NCIS) as Wilson’s wife, Adeline “Addie” Kane Wilson. The cast also includes Chris Jai Alex (ThunderCats Roar, Extraction) as The Jackal, Faye Mata (League of Legends) as Jade/H.I.V.E Queen, Griffin Puatu (Beastars) as Joseph/Jericho, Imari Williams (Transformers: Rescue Bots, LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters) as President Nichols, Asher Bishop (The Angry Birds Movie 2) as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon (Krypton, Arrow, Die Another Day) as William Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt (Bad Henry) as Bronze Tiger, Panta Mosleh (Always Be My Maybe, Pass The Salt) as Lady Shiva, and Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption II) as Kapoor, Castulo Guerra (The Usual Suspects, Jane The Virgin) as General Suarez, and Minae Noji (General Hospital) as Secretary of State.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons has been produced in a dual format – initially as animated shorts, the first five of which appeared on CW Seed. With a runtime of 87 minutes, the feature-length Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons film has nearly 50 minutes of never-before-seen content, including the film’s thrilling climax. The film is rated R for bloody violence/gore, language, disturbing images, and some sexual content.

Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) directs the film from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (Superman: Red Son, Batman: Bad Blood). Sam Register, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons gives DC Animated Movies’ their first true look into the complicated backstory of one of DC’s most controversial characters – Deathstroke is sometimes villain, sometimes anti-hero, and always deadly,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “Michael Chiklis does an incredible job capturing the ruthless approach and conflicted internal struggles of Deathstroke.”

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Special Features
Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
• Deathstroke: One-Man Death Machine (New Featurette) – Some think he’s a villain. To others, he’s an unsung hero of secret wars fought all over the world. One thing’s for certain: When you see the orange-and-black mask, Deathstroke is coming!

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons 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.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On August 4, 2020, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 18, 2020, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, 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, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; 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.

BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada
Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 87 minutes
Rated R for bloody violence/gore, language, disturbing images, and some sexual content.

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
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.

DEATHSTROKE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC. © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (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 also experiments with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include digital feature Daphne and Velma for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, comedies Beerfest and JoJoHead for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series Best Shot for YouTube Red and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy Now We’re Talking, the comedies Critters: A New Binge and Golden Revenge, and the digital feature Good Girls Get High. Animated BRC programs include Constantine: City of Demons and Freedom Fighters: The Ray for CW Seed, ellen’s Pet Dish for ellentube, and Ginger Snaps for ABC Digital.

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, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, 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. 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 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).

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons arrives on Digital starting August 4, 2020 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 18, 2020. Stay tuned for select Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Harley Quinn” Season Two Debuts April 3, 2020 on DC Universe

A preview for the second season of Harley Quinn, the acclaimed animated series, has been released by the DC Universe streaming service. The series, from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe, will debut its second season on Friday, April 3, 2020. Check out the Harley Quinn preview in the player below, followed by additional details.

The second season of Harley Quinn, comprised of episodes 14 – 26 from the DC Universe’s initial 26-episode order, picks up following the devastating events of the first season finale. Gotham has been ravaged by an earthquake, Batman is missing in action, The Joker’s fate is unknown, and Harley Quinn finds herself the target of Batman’s rogues gallery. DC Universe’s general synopsis of the series is as follows:

Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Join DC Universe to watch this action-comedy series featuring Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

The second season of Harley Quinn debuts April 3, 2020 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every subsequent Fridays. Also, check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn right here! Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“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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“Harley Quinn” DC Universe Animated Series Trailer, Episode Details Released

The DC Universe streaming service has released the final trailer for Harley Quinn, the upcoming animated series exclusive to the streaming service. The mature animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe, which will release new episodes every Friday, debuts Nov. 29, 2019. In the series, Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and decides make it on her own as Gotham City’s new criminal overlord. Check out the final Harley Quinn trailer in the player below, followed by details for the first 13 episodes of the DC Universe series.

Episode details are as follows:

Till Death Do Us Part
Premiere Date: 11/29/19
In the series premiere, Harley Quinn strikes out on her own.

A High Bar
Premiere Date: 12/6/19
Harley is determined to become part of the Legion of Doom.

So You Need A Crew
Premiere Date: 12/13/19
Harley attempts to recruit a criminal crew.

Finding Mr. Right
Premiere Date: 12/20/19
Up-and-coming supervillain Harley Quinn goes after a nemesis.

Being Harley Quinn
Premiere Date: 12/27/19
Harley’s crew has to enter her mind to save her.

You’re A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon
Premiere Date: 1/3/20
Clayface loses his (sentient) arm in a heist gone wrong.

The Line
Premiere Date: 1/10/20
Harley breaks the Queen of Fables out of prison.

L.O.D.R.S.V.P
Premiere Date: 1/17/20
Harley gets a party invite from the Legion of Doom.

A Seat At The Table
Premiere Date: 1/24/20
Harley must now spend time with Joker at the Legion of Doom.

Bensonhurst
Premiere Date: 1/31/20
Harley heads back to her parents’ house in Bensonhurst.

Harley Quinn Highway
Premiere Date: 2/7/20
Harley must rescue Ivy from the clutches of Scarecrow.

Devil’s Snare
Premiere Date: 2/14/20
Harley believes the Legion of Doom is behind Ivy’s capture.

The Final Joke

Premiere Date: 2/21/20
Harley has her final showdown with the Joker.

DC Universe describes the series as follows:

Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Join DC Universe to watch this action-comedy series featuring Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

Harley Quinn debuts Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes to drop every week on Fridays. Additionally, in Canada, Harley Quinn will debut on the Adult Swim Canada channel on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019, with new episodes to air on a weekly basis. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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