Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation announced the all-new original movie JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER on Feb. 26, 2008, on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, distributed by Warner Home Video. The movie will also be available the same day OnDemand and Pay-per-View as well as available for download.
Based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by Michael Goguen and 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 a 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. There will also be a two-disc Special Edition DVD available for $24.98, which contains additional bonus features, including a doc about the pathology of the super villain and three bonus episodes from the JUSTICE LEAGUE animated series selected by Timm. All the content from the Special Edition DVD will be available on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
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.
Bonus features include:
* "Super Heroes United!: The Complete JUSTICE LEAGUE History" -- The doc is a comprehensive 47-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 exec 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 O¹Neil (writer and editor at DC Comics), Mike Carlin (DC Comics exec 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 of2008.* Audio commentary featuring filmmakers of NEW FRONTIER
* Audio commentary II featuring comic book writer and artist Darwyn Cooke