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GREEN LANTERN Animated Movie Details

FIRST LIGHT is on DVD and Blu-Ray in July

By Rob M. Worley     February 28, 2009


GREEN LANTERN ANIMATED (slideshow)
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We told you Maniacs all about the new 'Green Lantern' animated movie last week, but fans at Wonder Con are hearing the official announcement and seeing the DVD cover art for the first time. Warner Bros have sent Mania the press release with complete details, like the release date of July 28th and specs for the DVD and Blu-Ray releases

 

Read the Complete a Press Release:

BURBANK, CA, (February 27, 2008) – The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened – until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission – in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.

 Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Cover art for Green Lantern: First Light DVD

 Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

 

Green Lantern: First Flight - 2 Disc Special Edition versions will include incredible bonus features such as:

  • Over three hours of extra content 

  • Two Featurettes 

  • Digital Copy Download 

  • Widescreen (1.78:1) 

  • Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray versions will include all the great extras as the 2-disc Special Edition as well as an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm.

"Warner Premiere along with our partners at DC and Warner Home Video has enjoyed great success with the DC Universe titles, and we’re proud to present this first feature-length animated Green Lantern film," said Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere.  "'First Flight' is a compelling story and a great vehicle to tell this iconic character’s story to both new and longtime fans."

"In all of his incarnations, Green Lantern has stood as a fan favorite, and Warner Home Video is excited to provide fans with the character’s first full-length animated adventure," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Green Lantern was the perfect hero to follow movies featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League."

"Warner Bros. Animation is known for creating outstanding animated properties and has a legacy built upon some of the greatest characters ever imagined," said Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, who also oversees television animation for the Studio. "Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team continue that rich tradition with this terrific DVD feature."

"As one of the true core DC Super Heroes, Green Lantern has captured the imagination of pop culture enthusiasts with his illuminatingly human approach to justice throughout the universe," said Gregory Noveck, Senior VP ­ Creative Affairs, DC Comics. "Alan Burnett’s script captures the essence of DC’s canon of Green Lantern tales, and provides a fine launching point for future stories with this character."

Apart from this animated release, Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in pre-production on a new “Green Lantern” theatrical motion picture, to be directed by Martin Campbell, bringing the popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

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thatguy1 2/28/2009 8:21:23 AM

Well, July can't come soon enough!  I can't wait for this one!

I'm still stunned that they kept it so completely under wraps until now.  I mean, there's NO way that this is just starting production now for a release in July and yet not a word about it anywhere until the Wonder Woman DVD drop.  

 

xenomorph 2/28/2009 10:28:28 AM

Im pretty sure that this movie has been in production for a while now.

access 2/28/2009 11:07:26 PM

 3rd! hehehe!!!!! hahaha!!!! hohoho!!!!

professorchaos709 3/1/2009 12:51:03 AM

Oh, nerd vibrations up the spine. Green Lanterns have always been my favorite DC hero's. I'm a huge fan of the work Timm and co. have done on the DC universe in animated form from Batman to the new movies they're putting out, simply awesome. My one disappointment was always that Hal Jordan never got to shine as Green Lantern in animated form, there were references and a brief cameo in the time traveling episode of JLU where time shifted and Stewart became Jordan(hilarious moment and he was voiced by the great Adam Baldwin) so although I really enjoyed the brief glimpses of the corps. I was always waiting for the big show, a story just about the Lanterns. So far the voice talent sounds great, I've always enjoyed Meloni and I think he can bring a lot of attitude and humor to the role. Now I can only cross my fingers for the Flash to be next.

P.S. I know New Frontier had Jordan in it, but it just didn't feel the same. Borneaz did great but I always wanted the whole corps. in there, too bad they don't have Ted Levine coming back as Sinestro, when they describe his empty voice in Rebirth, I just can't here anyone else but Buffalo Bill.

Oh, one more nerd thought, live action Flash movie trilogy with Rosenbaum as Wally and the great NPH as Barry Allen it would be Legen... wait for it, butnottoolongbecausehe'stheFlash.... DARY!

Wallace85 3/1/2009 1:32:01 AM

 

Looking forward to this dvd let's see them do a good Green Arrow animated movie as well and I wouldn't  mind seeing a Hawkman and Aquaman one too.

conjags 3/1/2009 12:16:09 PM

I'm siked for the animated version of GL to come out.   He is a very cool underated hero.   As for the live action version I think David Borneaz would be perfect casting.  I thought he did a great job in the New Frontier, even though it was animated he does pysically fit the part as well.

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