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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

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In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director:

Dave Bullock (as David Bullock)

Writers:

Stan Berkowitz, Darwyn Cooke (additional material) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Boreanaz ... Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)
John Heard ... Ace Morgan (voice)
Lucy Lawless ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Superman (voice)
Lex Lang ... Rick Flag (voice)
Phil Morris ... King Faraday (voice)
Kyra Sedgwick ... Lois Lane (voice)
Brooke Shields ... Carol Ferris (voice)
Jeremy Sisto ... Batman (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Sportscaster (voice)
Corey Burton ... Abin Sur / Ray Palmer (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Dr. Magnus (voice)
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Storyline

Adapting the award-winning DC Comics miniseries DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke, Justice League: The New Frontier spins a tale of the DC Universe in the 1950s, focusing on test pilot Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and the Martian Manhunter. The story also features other DC characters, including Barry Allen (the Flash), Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more. Written by Andrew Laubacher

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content/images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justice League: The New Frontier See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As a follow-up to this film, Bruce Timm and Lauren Montgomery wanted to make an animated adaptation of "Batgirl: Year One", but the project was shelved and replaced by Batman: Gotham Knight (2008). See more »

Goofs

A newspaper places the battle in 1960 but JFK, who took office in 1961, is depicted as the President of the United States. See more »

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The Centre: [narrating] Like all things on this hurtling sphere, I emerged from the molten center of creation. But mine has been a unique path. Isolated, I developed attributes beyond those of lesser beings. Then the sphere was struck by a vast celestial stone. Black chunks of death filled the skies and the world became a chaotic world of doom. Soon the sphere began to nurture new kinds of life. And there was one that stood above the rest. Its fragile shell belied its vicious nature. And in ...
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Best animated DC title since Phantasm.
27 February 2008 | by thebrainflowSee all my reviews

Along with a quick moving story line, mature themes and strong character work, this is a movie with heart. It never pauses, and rarely misses a beat as it tells its story. The person who said its a mockery, really should go back and read the comics of the period, this had the best art since Fleischer did Superman, and it all works. Loved seeing Batman in his original costume, and Superman and Wonder Woman as adults. It was absolutely fantastic, wish for more work and good tidings in Future enterprises.

The story focuses mostly upon Hal Jordan as he becomes the Green Lantern. The dark themes of McArthyism and a thing called the Center that is destined to destroy us all is typical of the comic, but had not been seen in any of the cartoon ventures thus far.

Let me say it again. This is the best DC animated project since Mask of the Phantasm!

Next! IDENTITY CRISIS!


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