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Comic-Con Debut For “Superman/Shazam: The Return Of Black Adam” Short

Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, part of the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Shorts Collection title set for release from Warner Home Video, will officially debut at next weekend’s Long Beach Comic-Con. The Long Beach Comic-Con is a gathering of professionals, fans, artists, and celebrities to enjoy all aspects of comic books and pop culture. The con, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, also features screenings, panels, autograph sessions, artists and writers, and more. Long Beach Comic-Con runs from Friday, October 29th to Sunday, October 31st, 2010.

Details on the Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam debut can be found below. The following information is courtesy of the Long Beach Comic-Con.

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (Exclusive Premiere!)
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Be among the first public audience to see the entire, all-new Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, the anchoring piece of the DC Showcase Animated Shorts Collection. Starring the voices of George Newbern, Jerry OConnell, James Garner
and Arnold Vosloo, the 24-minute short depicts the first Billy Batson adventure as Captain Marvel with a little help from Superman, and a major obstacle in the form of Black Adam. Warner Home Video releases the DC Showcase Animated Shorts Collection on November 9, 2010. Plus special Surprise feature!

Additionally, the forthcoming documentary Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is also slated to be featured during the Long Beach Comic-Con. The following details have been provided.

Friday, October 29th, 2010
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
Seaside Ballroom A
Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman is the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Join Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment for a pre-release screening of the all-new documentary, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, a compelling insiders tale and a 75th anniversary celebration filled with interviews, archival footage and a dazzling parade of riveting, splashy DC covers. Secret Origin is narrated by Ryan Reynolds, and will be distributed by Warner
Home Video on November 9, 2010.

Long Beach Comic-Con runs from Friday, October 29th to Sunday, October 31st, 2010.

The Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short is the main feature on the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. The release will include the all-new Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short along with three additional extended editions of previously-available animated shorts. Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. To view the accompanying press release made available by Warner Home Video, please click here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Main Cast, Crew Details For “DC Showcase: Green Arrow” Animated Short

The main cast and crew rundown for the DC Showcase: Green Arrow direct-to-video animated short, as listed in the official credits for the feature, are as follows below. The animated short is included on the Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Further extensive coverage on the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse home video releases is forthcoming here on The World’s Finest.

Producer Bobbie Page
Co-Producer Alan Burnett
Editor Margaret Hou
Music by The Track Team
Casting and Voice DIrection Jamie Thomson
Written by Greg Weisman
Produced and Directed by Joaquim dos Santos
Animation by Moi Animation Studios

Neil McDonough as Green Arrow/Oliver Queen
Malcolm McDowell as Merlyn the Magnificent
Steve Blum as Count Vertigo
Grey DeLisle as Black Canary
John DiMaggio as Merc #1
Ariel Winter as Princess Perdita

The animated short runs for 11 minutes and 14 seconds, and is featured in high-definition on the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Blu-ray release.

Click here to view the DC Universe Animated Original Movie subsite here at The World’s Finest for more on DC Showcase: Green Arrow and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Additionally, click here to view the official trailer for the upcoming Superman/Batman: Apocalypse direct-to-video animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated feature debuts September 28th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. The DC Showcase: Green Arrow animated short is included on the Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition releases of this title. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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MPAA Gives “Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam” PG-13 Rating

A first for the DC Showcase animated shorts line – a co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation – the MPAA has officially handed down a PG-13 rating to the upcoming Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short. Official details on the rating is featured below.

TITLE: DC Showcase Collection: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
RATING: PG-13
REASON: Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content
DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Premiere
ALTERNATE TITLES: DC Showcase Collection, DC Showcase Delivery, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam

The Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short is the main feature on the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. The release will include the all-new Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short along with three additional extended editions of previously-available animated shorts. Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. To view the accompanying press release made available by Warner Home Video, please click here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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“DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts” DVD and Blu-ray Package Artwork

Click on the thumbnails below to view the DVD and Blu-ray back cover package artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. The release will include the all-new Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam animated short along with three additional extended editions of previously-available animated shorts.


Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. To view the accompanying press release made available by Warner Home Video, please click here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Upcoming “DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts” Collection Press Details

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SUPERMAN/SHAZAM! THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM
ANCHORS DC SHOWCASE ORIGINAL SHORTS COLLECTION

THE SPECTRE, JONAH HEX, GREEN ARROW INCLUDED ON COMPILATION DUE NOV. 9 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO


Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with the introduction of the DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault. On November 9, 2010, Warner Home Video will distribute the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, the first quartet of animated adventures featuring the never-before-seen Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, as a Special Edition Blu-Ray for $29.99 (SRP) and single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).The DC Showcase will also be available OnDemand and for Download.

DC Showcase animated shorts initially appeared as special bonus content on the 2010 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The 10- to 12-minute films include The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. All three titles will be presented in extended formats along with the first-ever release of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.

In Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, Clark Kents latest interview subject is street kid Billy Batson. What Clark doesnt know is that Billy is more than a feisty kid with a lot of heart he has been chosen by an ancient wizard to represent the good of man as the Worlds Mightiest Mortal just by invoking the name of the wizard, “Shazam!” Billy’s powers come none-too-soon, as he also discovers he’s being pursued by a centuries’ old, murderous villain, Black Adam a foe so powerful, even Superman cant stop him alone. The all-star cast of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam is led by Jerry OConnell (Crossing Jordan) as Captain Marvel, George Newbern reprising his Justice League role as Superman, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Black Adam and two-time Emmy Award winner James Garner (8 Simple Rules) as The Wizard.

Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer and Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is director of the first series of DC Showcase titles. Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman) wrote the 22-minute script.

Other shorts included on the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection:

The Spectre A detective story with an ethereal twist featuring an otherworldly character. The short is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), and the voice cast includes Gary Cole (Entourage) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed).

Jonah Hex The tough-as-nails bounty hunter always gets his man – until someone else gets to him first – in this case a murderous madam who wants to steal more than just his bounty from Jonah Hex. Based on a story from the award-winning Jonah Hex comic series, and scripted by world-renowned author Joe Lansdale. The voice cast is led by Thomas Jane (Hung), Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Michelle Trachtenberg (Mercy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder).

Green Arrow At the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, Oliver Queen is forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. Greg Weisman (Young Justice) pens this action-packed tale, which features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) as the title character and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) as his foe.

The DC Showcase once again combines the respective creative talents of DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video to provide fans with vivid, new experiences alongside characters from within the vast resources of DC Comics, said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.

The DC Showcase allows us to expand the DC Universe with short stories based on intriguing characters from a 1940s comics sensation like The Spectre to a creation of the 1970s like Jonah Hex just begging to be presented to a very worthy fan base, said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.

Whereas DC Universe films have given fans the broad strokes of superhero entertainment, we know devout comics fans will enjoy seeing the characters in the DC Showcase come to animated life some for the very first time and we believe this presentation will open a window for new viewers to experience these unique, textured heroes and villains, said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing.

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection 1-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 hour of exciting extra content, including:
Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)
Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Blu-Ray features more than 2 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:
Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)
Commentaries by renowned writers Steve Niles, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman and Michael Jelenic
Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital copy online of the shorts

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainments direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, 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 superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.(s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBAs characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studios rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history.

Click here to view the hi-res Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork for the upcoming DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video collection. Warner Home Video officially announced this title last week, with the accompanying press release available here.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts home video release debuts November 9th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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