New Images from "Justice League: The New Frontier"

Tue, November 27th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

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 I (featuring the talented filmmakers of New


- 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

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fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Ray Palmer, AKA The Atom.

2. To Another Shore - Wonder Woman learns of a plot to steal the powers of

the 3,000 year-old corpse of The Viking Prince. It is up to the Justice

League to make things right.

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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