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DC Characters Come To WB On-Line

Warner Bros. On-line (, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation have teamed up to create the first all-new original Internet animation shorts and entertainment destinations based on DC Comics characters. Launching on Thursday, June 15 with the redesigned Warner Bros. On-line site, features Lobo, the cult classic ruthless anti-superhero. The new "Gotham Girls" site ( featuring the vivacious vixens from the Batman comics -- Batgirl, Cat Woman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn -- will launch mid-July. The redesigned Warner Bros. On-line Web site will feature reorganized categories to better direct visitors, including sections on movies, television, kids, music, games, message boards and chat rooms, shopping and a link to the Warner Bros. entertainment destination site, The DC sites will be located in the "Warner Bros. Originals" section with other on-line shows from Warner. Each original Flash cartoon will run approximately three minutes in length. "These exciting two projects are a great addition to our newly redesigned Web site," said Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. executive VP, new media. "By combining Warner Bros.' expertise in animation with DC's renowned characters, we're able to provide fans with the best of both worlds, offering them a new dimension of interactive community, while extending and expanding our brands in cyberspace." Paul Levitz, executive vice president and publisher, DC Comics, said, "Comic book characters are born to jump off the page into other media and Internet animation is a perfect way to tell their stories. Lobo's been looking for a new medium to destroy, and the Gotham Girls are hunting for a Webby to go with their Emmys. Watch out, netizens."

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