Official Press Release
BURBANK, CA – Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner
Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new original movie Justice League: The New Frontier on February 26, 2008 on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray
Disc, distributed by Warner Home Video. Order due date is January 22, 2008.
The original movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-per-View as well
as available for download on February 26, 2008.
Based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by Michael Goguen
and animation legend, Bruce Timm, Justice League: The New Frontier is the
epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. The animated film, written
by Stan Berkowitz, features an incredible celebrity-laden voice cast
including David Boreanaz, Brooke Shields, Lucy Lawless, Neil Patrick Harris,
Miguel Ferrer, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Sisto and Kyle MacLachlan and will be
available on DVD for $19.98 SRP. There will also be a 2 disc Special Edition
DVD available for $24.98 SRP which contains additional bonus features
including a documentary about the pathology of the super villain and three
bonus episodes from the Justice League animated series selected by Bruce
Timm. All the content from the 2-disc Special Edition DVD will be available
on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
The New Frontier takes viewers on an action-packed adventure, exploring the
origins of the Justice League. DC Comics legends Superman, Batman and
Wonder Woman are all featured in the film as well as Green Lantern, Martian
Manhunter and The Flash as they band together to form the legendary super
team. Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear
and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the
mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they fail, the entire planet will
be "cleansed" of humanity.
Justice League: The New Frontier DVD will feature incredible extras
"Super Heroes United!: The Complete Justice League History" – The documentary
is a comprehensive forty seven year Justice League chronology from the
inception in the comics to vivid animated renditions. The story is told
with a myriad of interviews tracing back the early days of DC Super Hero
team ups during the Golden Age, to the Silver Age rendition where the
established heroes emerged and beyond.
Interviews include Paul Levitz
(President of DC Comics), Dan Didio (SVP Executive Editor at DC Comics),
Michael Uslan (Historian), Gregory Noveck (SVP Creative Affairs DC Comics),
Mark Waid (DC Comics Historian and Writer), Mike Friedrich (Writer JLU),
Denny O’Neil (Writer and Editor at DC Comics), Mike Carlin (DC Comics
Executive Editor), Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Co-Creator) and Marv Wolfman
(Writer of Fantastic Four).
"Sneak Peak: Batman: Gotham Knight" – One part anime, one part Caped
Crusader, the result is a glimpse at the world of Eastern anime
sensibilities combined with a Western tradition of Batman. A detailed look
at the world of Warner Bros Animation, and how they joined forces with the
renowned Japanese animators to create the highly anticipated anime film of
– Audio Commentary II (featuring Comic Book Writer and Artist Darwyn
– Widescreen (1.78:1)
– 5.1 Dolby Digital
The 2 disc Special Edition DVD will feature even more incredible extras
"The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the Super Villain"- This documentary
will examine the early mythological archetypes of nemesis characters from a
historical perspective, and see how the tenants of this rich history were
adapted and woven into the Justice League stories. The bonus feature
includes many of the talent included in Super Heroes United! As well as Jim
Kreuger (Writer of "Justice").
"Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier" – This documentary is a
nod to the fans of the New Frontier comic book. This featurette further
expands the themes contained in the source material, and how these elements
were truncated or evolved for the inclusion in the film. Featuring vivid
imagery culled from the pages of the New Frontier comic, mixed with the
commentary of Writer and Artist Darwyn Cooke, this featurette is a treat for
both fans and scholars of the medium.
"Justice League Unlimited Bonus Episodes"
Bruce Timm selects three of his favorite episodes from the Justice League
Unlimited animated series:
1. Dark Heart Alien invaders attempt to thwart the Justice League. The
fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Ray Palmer, AKA The Atom.
3. Task Force X – Four incarcerated villains are released from prison by
Cadmus to undertake an impossible mission: steal a powerful mystic artifact
from the JLU Watchtower under the noses of the League.
"Having the opportunity to take the unique work of such a legendary comic
talent as Darwyn Cooke and create a small screen faithful adaptation of that
style is one of the cornerstones in what we hope to develop for core and new
fans alike as part of the DC Universe initiative on the Warner Premiere
slate", said Matt Bierman, Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.
"Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier is justifiably considered a modern classic, and
we at DC comics are excited to share this thrilling adaptation with the
book’s legions of loyal fans. On Feb. 26, DC Universe Animated Movies will
lead everyone across the New Frontier," said Gregory Novek, Senior Vice
President of Creative Affairs, Dc Comics.
"Following the huge success of Superman Doomsday, we are delighted to be
releasing the second DC Universe PG-13 animated movie," said Amit Desai, WHV
Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. "Justice League: The
New Frontier will certainly not disappoint fans who have been eagerly
awaiting this next action-packed DC Universe installment."
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