Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Justice League: Season 2 coming to Blu-Ray!


Two-disc collector set includes all 26 second-season episodes of popular Warner Bros. Animation series 

BURBANK, CA (May 25, 2011) – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their DC Comics super hero comrades burst onto the scene in dazzling high definition as Justice League: Season 2 arrives on Blu-ray™ for the first time. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series’ 26-episode second season will be distributed on Blu-ray™ by Warner Home Video on July 26, 2011 for $39.99 SRP. Order due date is June 21,2011. 

Amping up the action, intrigue and epic storylines from its successful first season, Justice League: Season 2 crossed new boundaries in its portrayal of the greatest fighting force in the universe. Comprised of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl, the Justice League wages war with their own personal demons and internal issues of mistrust and insecurity, all the while battling a most heinous collection of villains led by Darkseid, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, Amazo, Joker, Vandal Savage and more.
Justice League Season 2 was produced by Bruce Timm and James Tucker. The core voice cast features George Newbern (Superman), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), Michael Rosenbaum (Flash), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern) Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter) and Maria Canals Barrera (Hawkgirl). 

The guest cast includes many topline actors from film and television, most notably Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as Joker, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (The F.B.I.) as Alfred, Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Felix Faust, Powers Boothe (Deadwood, 24) as Gorilla Grodd, Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as both Clayface and Orion, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Lobo, Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) as Kilowog, Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) as Metamorpho, Eric Roberts (Runaway Train) as Mongul and Robert Picardo (Stargate) as Amazo. 

Justice League: Season 2 on Blu-ray™ boasts several interesting bonus features, including:  
All-New Featurette: “The Justice Lords and Beyond” – An in-depth exploration of the alternate reality concept, the use of this physical theory in the DC Comics Universe and the alternate Earth created in the fan-favorite Justice League episode “A Better World.” 
Featurette: "Justice League: Declassified" – Actor Phil LaMarr (the voice of John Stewart/Green Lantern) takes you behind the scenes with the show's creative team. 
Easter Egg: "Not Too Savage" – A never-before-seen deleted scene with an introduction by producer Bruce Timm. 

Commentary on Three Key Episodes: “Twilight, Part II,” “A Better World, Part II” and “Starcrossed, Part III” -- Producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker, director Butch Lukic and the late writer/story editor Dwayne McDuffie provide fans with keen behind-the-scenes insight on three important episodes. 

“In terms of compelling stories, character development and enhanced humor, Justice League’s second season took the series to another level – and Warner Home Video is proud to finally give fans the opportunity to witness these exciting episodes in the true high definition available via Blu-ray™,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Director of Family and Animation Marketing.  “This is a must-add to any collection.”  

Street Date: July 26, 2011
Order Due Date: June 21, 2011
Languages: English 
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
Packaging Type: 2-disc Elite 
Justice League: Season 2 Blu-ray™
Price: $39.99 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929138760 

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment 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 Video and New Line Cinema. 

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The 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.  

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. 

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new theatrically released CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch ThunderCats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with 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).

Monday, May 23, 2011

Warner Home Video provides all-new clip from GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS featuring voice of Nathan Fillion

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An all-new official animated film clip from GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS, the next film in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

The animated clip features Hal Jordan (voice of Castle star NATHAN FILLION) beginning his mentoring of Arisia (Mad Men star ELISABETH MOSS) as the Corps line up to recharge their rings in preparation for battle with Krona.

Warner Home Video will distribute GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS on
June 7, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Official Press Release: Production Begins on "The Dark Knight Rises"


Filming will take place on three continents, with an all-star cast working under the direction of Christopher Nolan.

BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises," the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
In helming "The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on "The Dark Knight," which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX® cameras.  The results were so spectacular that the director wanted to expand the use of the large-format cameras for this film.

The screenplay for "The Dark Knight Rises" is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.  The film is being produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight."  The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer.  "The Dark Knight" is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.  Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Behind the scenes, "The Dark Knight Rises" reunites the director with several of his longtime collaborators, all of whom worked together on the "The Dark Knight."  The creative team includes director of photography Wally Pfister, who recently won an Oscar® for his work on Nolan's "Inception"; production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Lee Smith; and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming ("Topsy-Turvy").  In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould, who both won Oscars® for the effects in "Inception," will supervise the visual and special effects, respectively.  The music will be composed by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer ("The Lion King").

The locations for "The Dark Knight Rises" span three continents and include the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, as well as sites in India, England and Scotland.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures.  Slated for release on July 20, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Green Lantern Series of Mimobot Flash Drives!

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Mimoco (, creator of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment announce *TODAY* the Green Lantern wave of MIMOBOT flash drive designs.

The new Green Lantern collection includes DC Comic favorites Hal Jordan, Tomar-Re, Kilowog, and Sinestro – all ranging from 2GB to 16GB memory capacities and preloaded with MimoDesk™ character-specific content including wallpapers, avatars, screensavers, and other digital extras. Green Lantern marks the second franchise in the DC Comics portfolio, along with Batman, to be re-imagined in the MIMOBOT character-based flash drive form and function. The full Green Lantern MIMOBOT USB flash drive line is now available exclusively at and in select retail shops worldwide.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Michael Uslan on Batman Video Interview

Paltalk’s Diana Falzone Chats with Batman Producer, Archie Comics writer - the Legendary Michael Uslan. Uslan talks Rejections, Christian Bale and His Personal Connection to the One and Only Dark Knight of Gotham
Michael Uslan, the man behind the Batman movies, Archie Comics and more, sat down with Paltalk’s own Diana Falzone to discuss his career, his thoughts on the infamous Dark Knight superhero and give those trying to break into the business some advice to following their dream.  In the interview he discussed his new book “The Boy Who Loved Batman” – a semi-autobiographical piece about his journey and insight on his vision for the superhero that he has worked hard to develop from the comic book pages to the big screen. 
Below are some highlights viewers can see in the video:
·         Which actor is his favorite Batman/Bruce Wayne for all generations
o   “Each Bruce Wayne by each actor has been something completely different.  Michael Keaton, Bruce Wayne – obsessed, driven to the point of being psychotic… Tim Burton, genius that he was/is said, ‘Audiences have to believe in this guy, they have to believe in Bruce Wayne – he’s a guy who is capable of putting on a bat suit and going out and fighting crime without getting the giggles.’  With Val Kilmer he was more of a dark mysterious, darkly romantic version of Bruce Wayne.  George Clooney was the warm and fuzzy guy next door…and then Christian Bale I think has just nailed it.  Nailed it for every generation – it really doesn’t matter what generation of Batman Comics you were raised on or if you saw those cartoons or these cartoons, or if you saw those movies or these movies; for me, for everybody he is the believable Bruce Wayne on a very personal human journey.”  (12:00)
·         Why Batman was always his favorite superhero and how that shapes how he portrays the character today? 
o   “At age 8, Batman was my favorite superhero.  More than Spiderman or the Hulk.  And it was really for two reasons – one, because he had the greatest super villains.  So far better than everybody else.  Number two, is because he was human.  He had no super powers.  Batman’s greatest superpower is his humanity.  And at age 8, I believed in my heart of hearts that if I studied real hard, and worked out real hard, and if my dad bought me a cool car, I could be this guy. “ (3:41)
·On whether he sees himself as Batman or Bruce Wayne?
o   “I think I’m Bruce Wayne.  I’m certainly not Batman. ” (2:50)
· Why he is and probably always will be, “The Boy Who Loved Batman” from his book?
o   “So this book, is really the story of the over 10 years it took me, from the time I acquire the rights to Batman until our first movie came out.  Because [my partner] and I were turned down by every studio in Hollywood.  I was told I was crazy.  I was told it was the worst idea they had ever heard.  It’s a test.  How much do you believe in yourself? How much do you believe in your work and what you are doing? When everyone is telling you, you are bad.” (2:04)
·         Advice he has to those trying to follow the same dream
o   “It’s a harsh world out there, you are right and the key is really ‘intestinal fortitude,’ it’s about knocking on doors that will, guaranteed, slam in your face.  Over and over again. And if you are passionate about something, are you willing to go through Hell, literally, really march through Hell to get to the other side and keep picking yourself up, keep dusting yourself off, knocking on those doors and getting them slammed again and again.  Talk about timing in life, and luck in life.  The magic is that there is no magic – because the timing and luck is really the only timing and luck you make by knocking on those doors obsessively.” (1:00)
Watch the video for more including:
·         How he eventually was able to secure the rights for the Batman character and how it almost never happened?  (4:32)
·         Which studio rejected him the worst and how a little girl named “Annie” almost blew his chances (6:38)  

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Smallville SERIES Finale Airs Tonight!

Prepare for the SMALLVILLE Series Finale!
The 2-hour finale, featuring the return of Lex Luthor, airs tonight on the CW at 8 eastern / 7 central

Relive each heroic moment by downloading the series now on iTunes:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Executive Producer of Batman movies Discusses the Batman Saga and Current Work with Archie Comics

PALTALK’S DIANA FALZONE TO HOST Michael uslan, executive producer of batman blockbusters
Executive Producer of Batman movies Discusses the Batman Saga and Current Work with Archie Comics

May 11, 2011 - Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 70 million downloads, announced today that renowned producer, Michael Uslan will join Diana Falzone as her guest on the video chat program at 1 pm ET on May 12th. Participants can access the chat by visiting

Uslan was the executive producer of films such as Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Constantine, The Spirit, Batman Begins, and the second highest grossing film of all time, The Dark Knight. He has also written a number of comic books, including the critically-acclaimed revival of "The Shadow" for DC Comics.

Uslan is the recipient of an Emmy Award as Executive Producer of the popular children's series Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, an Annie Award for the animated movie Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker, and a Peoples Choice Award for the movie Batman. Users on Paltalk will have the opportunity to ask questions about his work in all of the aforementioned projects as well as solicit advice from Uslan on venturing into the film world as a producer/filmmaker.

"I am looking forward to having the opportunity to appear on Paltalk and discuss the evolution of the Batman saga as well as my other projects," says Uslan. "Batman movies have a large fan base because they touch upon every genre whether it be romance, action or drama. It'll be great to interact with these fans, answer their questions and get their input about the not only the Batman film, but Archie comics and more."

Paltalk is the only video chat technology with the ability to scale for any size chat rooms (one-to-one or thousands-to-thousands) and has been downloaded more than 70 million times to date. Paltalk allows users to connect with friends or people they do not know on a variety of platforms, including chat rooms, one-on-one video IM and SuperIM - the company's flagship instant messaging client that allows users to share video, audio and text with up to 10 people at any time for free.

"Paltalk strives to deliver experts to our viewers who have interesting stories to tell. Michael Uslan embodies the potential for great success even when faced with adversity and criticism," says Jason Katz, CEO of Paltalk. "We are pleased to be able to offer Michael a platform to interact with his fans across the world and offer first-hand experience about breaking it into the film industry."

To join the Diana Falzone video chat show on Paltalk, please visit:

About Paltalk

Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.

Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns 13 patents that cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.

For more information, please visit:

About Michael Uslan
Michael E. Uslan and his long time producing partner Benjamin Melniker have brought some of the most memorable films to the big screen. Uslan was the executive producer of films such as Batman, Batman Returns, Constantine, Batman Begins, and the second highest grossing film of all time, The Dark Knight. He is the author of the autobiography The Boy Who Loved Batman from Chronicle Books, and executive producer of the upcoming Dark Knight Rises. He is also CEO of The Uslan Company, a a new consulting and film development firm.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Hall of Fame Professional Wrestler Brings Bolphunga to Animated Life in All-New DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming June 7 to Blu-Ray™, DVD

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper ruled the wrestling ring for the better part of four decades, crafting a Hall of Fame career that brought cheers – and huzzahs – from fans across the globe. Along the way, Piper established numerous milestones that set his career apart from all others.

At age 15, Piper was the youngest professional wrestler to ever enter the squared circle – and he would proceed to hold more than 38 titles while eclipsing 7,000 victories in professional matches. It was the main event at the very first Wrestlemania – pitting Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T – that truly established the WWE.

Of course, any fanboy worth his weight in comics can recite Piper’s famous lines from John Carpenter’s cult classic They Live. Wherever he goes, somebody asks Piper if he has any bubblegum.

Today, Piper continues to entertain and educate, whether it be via his one-man show or as a best selling author of an autobiography entitled “In the Pit with Piper.” And on June 7, fans can experience Piper’s acting chops in his very first voiceover role for animation as the barbaric Bolphunga in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation,
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed by Warner Home Video on Blu-Ray™, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7, 2011.

Piper’s character – Bolphunga the Unrelenting – is the central antagonist in the episodic segment entitled “Mogo Doesn’t Socialize.” Based on the 1985 story created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the story centers on Bolphunga’s search for Mogo, the largest Green Lantern, in hopes of engaging the famed warrior in a battle worthy of the villain. The role serves as a perfect vehicle to showcase Piper’s strength and wonderful sense of humor.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades – including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind the Green Lantern Corps, including actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy, The Henry Rollins Show), Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films), Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) as Laira and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Deegan. Radio Hall of Fame commentator/talk show host Michael Jackson voices the esteemed Guardian, Ganthet.

Bruce Timm is executive producer of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley. Oliva directed “Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” from a script by Gibbons.

Piper spent a few moments after his recording session to discuss his current activities, his love of acting, and the responsibilities of being a role model. Listen closely … because Roddy just ran out of chewing gum.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights was your first-ever voiceover for animation. How was the experience?

That was about as much fun as I could ever hope to have. You can really lose yourself in an animated role. There’s so much freedom, so much room for creativity. It’s a blast.

Professional wrestling gave you plenty of experience being both the villain and the hero. How does the public perceive you today?

I guess a lot of folks have grown up with me and, in an awkward way, for people who really have seen the good sides of me, I’m like a father figure. It’s remarkable – every place I go, there’s somebody that has an inspiring tale to tell. At one of my shows, there was a policeman named Paul who had been awarded a Congressional citation for saving someone’s life. He came up and gave me his citation. He said that when he was a little boy, he had troubles – but he would watch me and that’s where he found inspiration and direction. So when he goes into a tough situation, he relates to (my actions), and he says it saved his life.

The profession that I took upon is a lawless, tough piece of work, and so many of my friends are dead now. So in my one-man show, I tell the folks about people that they grew up with, people that they may have related to in different ways. My profession is very renegade. But as crazy as it seems, it’s as real as it gets.

What’s your approach to performing these one-man shows?

I was with Burt Reynolds at his house in Jupiter (FL) and he said to me, “The one thing I try to convey as actors is that we don’t get enough ‘Atta Boys.’ So I try to make them leave with an ‘Atta Boy.’ And that really sticks with me. Encouragement is an essential.

You seem like a natural for animation. What’s your attraction to playing an animated character?

I like the fact that I can go away and lose myself so I don’t have to live in the world of courage that everyone else does. I like creating, it’s what I do, and acting allows me to stretch all those different muscles in all kinds of ways. That’s pretty cool.

There are those that would claim wrestling is acting. What are the key differences in those two performances?

Wrestling and acting couldn’t be anymore different in terms of what it takes to entertain. Wrestling is explosion, acting is implosion. One really screws up the other. That’s why Hogan sucks. If I came out on camera like I do in Madison Square Garden, it would look crazy. Clint Eastwood just shakes his head and raises his eye and it works. But when you’ve got 96,000 people at Wrestlemania, I need to get through to the back row. Fighting is not internal, but it can be very spiritual. Everything acting is internal. One of my problems in making the transition is pulling back, but I’m working on it.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Another Batman: Brave and the Bold Happy Meal Promotion!

The Brave and the Bold is back at McDonalds right now with a really cool promo!  Check the toys out.

The Dark Knight Rises Leaked Set Pic! The Lazarus Pit?

This early pic of pre-production from the India filming portion of the Dark Knight Rises (2012) shows that appears to be a green screen for CGI input post-production.  It sure could be the much rumored Lazarus Pit.... what do YOU think?

This pic was found by the posters at superherohype

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Its Free Comic Book Day TODAY! Go get your Young Justice/Brave comic!

Head to your local comic book shop today for a TON of free comics, including the above Young Justice / Brave and the Bold sampler!  Find more details on

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Batman: Brave and the Bold - Scorn of the Star Sapphire Video and Pics!

“Scorn of the Star Sapphire!”
Friday, May 20 at 6:30pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Batman and Hal Jordan work to take down Green Lantern’s greatest enemy, Star Sapphire


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