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Green Lantern: The Animated Series Arrives on Cartoon Network

Green Lantern, a DC Comics mainstay for more than 70 years, will be seen in an entirely new way when Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series — from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) — comes to Cartoon Network in a one-hour special event.

Press Release from Warner Bros. Animation

Green Lantern, a DC Comics mainstay for more than 70 years, will be seen in an entirely new way when Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series — from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) — comes to Cartoon Network in a one-hour special event. With stunning, stylized CG animation, Green Lantern: The Animated Series takes viewers on a journey of cosmic proportions as Hal Jordan and his band of heroes fight to save the universe. The special premieres Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) as a precursor to the series debuting on Cartoon Network next year as part of the new DC Nation programming block.

Beginning today, fans can watch a sneak peek of the complete first scene from the series here.

As Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous situations — but he’s never faced anything like this! Set at the farthest reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion by the Red Lantern Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched on the experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space — and the Green Lantern Corps itself!

“Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an epic space adventure that has something for everyone, and we are delighted for fans to see it November 11 on Cartoon Network. We can’t wait to show the world this fresh take on an iconic hero — one that represents not only the first Bruce Timm series to be produced in CG, but also the first time Green Lantern has been rendered in CG,” said Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation, who also serves as an executive producer of the series. “Green Lantern: The Animated Series is inspired by current and classic Green Lantern mythology, but it’s also an all-new story — one that is the perfect vehicle for the great Bruce Timm’s take on the character.”

“It’s exciting for me to see Hal Jordan re-imagined in such a compelling way, with fantastic CG and visual effects that only enhance the story,” stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment and longtime writer of the Green Lantern comic book series. “Working with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network to create Green Lantern: The Animated Series has been a great experience, and most importantly, we’ve created a show that I can’t wait for people to see.”

Based on the DC Comics super hero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an all-new CG animated action series from Warner Bros Animation. Bruce Timm and Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) are the executive producers. Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is the producer, and Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) is the producer/story editor. The voice cast for Green Lantern: The Animated Series includes Josh Keaton (Transformers Prime) as Hal Jordan, Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Razer, Kevin Michael Richardson (Young Justice, ThunderCats) as Kilowog and Grey DeLisle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Aya.

DC Comics will release a Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic book as a companion to the new series and the first issue will be released to coincide with the November special on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99.7 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action comedy programming for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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. For TV, WBA produces series such as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new theatrically released CG cartoon shorts that featured iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. Three new shorts — featuring Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd, as well as Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote — will be released in 2011 and 2012. 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).

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