Announcing Justice League: Gods And Monsters Action Figures and Digital-First Comic Book Miniseries

DC Collectibles announced today a brand new six-inch action figure line based on the upcoming direct-to-video DC Universe animated film, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS. The first wave of figures (BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and WONDER WOMAN) will be available in stores this Fall.

In addition, DC Comics also announced that a new Digital-First comic book miniseries based of the DC Universe animated film will arrive in July.

Justice League Throne of Atlantis

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This BluRay is straight up amazing. The film itself is based on the comic the Throne of Atlantis story arc written by Geoff Johns and serves as a sequel to 2014’s Justice League: War.

The Justice League still isn’t really a team and most of the duties fall upon Cyborg,  for whom without him, the story could fall apart at the seams.
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This is a re-introduction of Aquaman and a serves as a reimagining of the character. If you have not seen the other Justice League animated film, there are a few points of interest to be aware of.
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First, as a solid team they are not unified. The only members willing to unite is Cyborg, Flash and Shazam. The rest are nearly forced and begged into showing up. Batman, of course doesn’t play by the rules and seems far too busy with Gotham to help out the rest of the team.

The city of Atlantis has been shrouded in mystery for ages and now, with the potential for war with the air breathers at the brink, only one person can truly save both worlds and it may not be who you would expect.

With the talents of Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Sean Astin (Shazam), and Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), they bring a star studded cast with lots of wit and banter, making this film very enjoyable to watch. This film is fast-paced and quick to the point.

We give this animated feature a 4/5. This is available on BluRay and DVD nationwide so run out and buy it today.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital 1/27/15

AQUAMAN JOINS THE TEAM AS

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD

ON JANUARY 27, 2015

 All-New 75-Minute DC Universe Original Movie Features Iconic Justice League Characters

including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman!

 Burbank, CA (December 4, 2014) – The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP.  The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

“We are thrilled to introduce this exciting new Justice League film to fans with the release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. “As the Justice League saga continues to expand, fans are looking for exciting new adventures for this vibrant group of super heroes and this brand-new film is sure to deliver!”

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis delivers an action-packed addition to the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, which have shipped more than 14 million units to date. The film features brand-new extra content for collectors and fans alike.

 

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-rayTM contains the following special features:

  • Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
  • Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
  • Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
  • Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DVD contains the following special features:

  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 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, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting January 27, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 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, Target Ticket, 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 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy 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, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com

 

 

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.

 

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network; original animated DC Nation shorts for Cartoon Network; and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. 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 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’ Ch

New York Comic Con 2013: Justice League: War Panel; The New 52 Gets Animated

Justice League: War, set to be released in early 2014, will be the first DC animated feature based on the new 52 universe storylines. Adapted from the first six issues of Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, it features an all-new cast featuring Jason O’Mara (Vegas, Terra Nova) as the new Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as the Flash, Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Firefly) is Superman, Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III, The Bourne Supremacy) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern and Sean Astin (LOTR films) as Captain Marvel, aka Shazam. Wait…what? Shazam wasn’t in the Justice league comics! As revealed by moderator Gary Miereanu, DC decided to exclude Aquaman from the cast so that he can be featured in his very own animated film in the not too distant future, like 2024 or something. That’s all well and good as long as they use the Batman: The Brave and The Bold version of Aquaman. Outrageous!
Attendees of New York Comic Con, such as myself, got a chance for a sneak peek at a clip of the film along with a panel of the creative geniuses behind this flick. The panel featured Emmy award winning Voice Director Andrea Romano, Animation Director Jay Oliva, Producer James Tucker and Batman himself James O’Mara.
After the introductions, no time was wasted as they screened a clip for the eager audience. It was the scene where Green Lantern was surprised to discover Batman actually existed. My first impression; the look of the characters was reminiscent of the recently cancelled Young Justice TV series that aired Saturday mornings (or was it on Sunday morning, I don’t remember since I DVR’d everything). I may have been correct in my observation because it sounded like animation director Jay Oliva mentioned YJ Character designer Phil Bourassa was also the character designer on Justice league: War. Nevertheless, the clip shown had more than a bit of an anime style influence, such as the speed lines behind Green Lantern as he got knocked back by Darkseid’s minions. It looked a little choppy for my personal taste, as opposed to the more fluid “amerime” style as seen in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. The voice acting seemed spot on although it’s fair to say it was somewhat of a short clip so I’ll reserve judgment until I see the whole thing next year.
O’Mara actually recounted a story of meeting Kevin Conroy. When Gary the Moderator asked how Conroy felt about being replaced, O’Mara said that Conroy grabbed him around the throat and choked him out.
He was kidding, right? But let me disclose that I’m a big Kevin Conroy fan and O’Mara has a big voice box to fill. Based on his comments at the panel, he is well aware of this and is not treating this role lightly, yet will endeavor to make Batman his own.
From there the panel took questions from the audience. Voice Director Andrea Romano confessed she would love to work with Jon Hamm but this cast has come as close as she has gotten to fulfilling her wishlist of actors to work with.
However my favorite moment from the panel was when Gary the Moderator, who was calling on all the cosplayers by character on the Q & A line, pointed to one participant. Perplexed to what he was wearing, Gary said he could not begin to guess what cosplay he was wearing. To which the guy just replied, “Dude, these are my regular clothes.”
Although, the New 52 is still a contentious point of debate amongst comic book fans, DC is using this film as a launching point as a reboot of the animated film DC franchise. Me? Myself? Personally? I’m not a fan of the New 52. Yet I enjoy the DC animated films. I often wonder why they aren’t producing theatrical releases from the DC Universe. So admittedly these particular entry does not intrigue me. But I really want to see what they are going to do with Aquaman.