Justice League: The New Frontier
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Justice League: The New Frontier

Year:
Duration:
75 min
Genres:
Animation | Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Dave Bullock
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-02-26
Cast
Actor
Character
Alan Ritchson
Alan Ritchson
Justice League: The New Frontier
David Boreanaz
Hal Jordan
Miguel Ferrer
J'onn J'onzz
Neil Patrick Harris
Barry Allen
John Heard
Ace Morgan
Lucy Lawless
Wonder Woman
Kyle MacLachlan
Superman
Lex Lang
Rick Flag
Phil Morris
King Faraday
Kyra Sedgwick
Lois Lane
Brooke Shields
Carol Ferris
Jeremy Sisto
Batman
Joe Alaskey
Bugs Bunny
Jeff Bennett
Sportscaster
Corey Burton
Abin Sur
Townsend Coleman
Dr. Magnus
Keith David
The Centre
Sean Donnellan
Haley (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes
The Guardian (voice)
Shane Haboucha
Robin
David Hunt
Harry (voice)
Vicki Lewis
Iris West
Joe Mantegna
Crooner (voice)
Vanessa Marshall
Amazon Woman (voice)
Jim Meskimen
Slam Bradley
James Arnold Taylor
Captain Cold
John F. Kennedy
Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Trivia
Hal Jordan's fellow co-pilot, Ace Morgan, is the leader of a group of adventurers called The Challengers of the Unknown, who starred in several incarnations in the comics. The other team members (or "Challs", as they are called) can be seen during the final battle with the Centre. They are wearing the same lavender shirts and white gloves that Ace is wearing.
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This movie, along with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2010) (V) and Superman/Doomsday (2007), has nothing to do with previously established DC animated series. Each film exists in its own continuity.
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Miguel Ferrer, who plays J'onn J'onzz, is the cousin of George Clooney, who played Batman in Batman & Robin (1997).
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Goofs
When Wonder Woman saves Jimmy from the Centre's dinosaur, the image through Jimmy's lens shows her wearing shorts. In subsequent shots, she's back to wearing a skirt again.
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When Hal and Ace are speeding on a highway just outside of Las Vegas, they pass a warning sign for the Nevada Test Site, stating that it is off limits by order of the United States Department of Energy. But the US Department of Energy (DOE) didn't exist in the 1950s; its predecessor then was the US Atomic Energy Commission. (It became the Energy Research and Development Administration in 1974; the ERDA was then incorporated into the new DOE in 1977.)
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A newspaper places the battle in 1960 but JFK, who took office in 1961, is depicted as the President of the United States.
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Quotes
Batman: Welcome home, Mr J'onzz.
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Robin: [to Batman, about Superman] Wow, you really do know him!
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Captain Cold: I took precautions in case you'd drop by. If you so much as touch me, you'll trigger six cryogenic bombs I've hidden around the city. And they'll go off in ninety seconds anyway, unless you find them! So, it's your choice now: ME, or the City and everyone in it. 89... 88...
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Faq
Q
What is the story about?
A
Here is the official description from Warner Home Video: "The New Frontier takes viewers on an action-packed adventure, exploring the origins of the Justice League. 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."
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What extra features will be included on the DVD?
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JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER DVD EXTRAS:* Super Heroes United!: The Complete Justice League History: The documentary 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, Dan DiDio, Gregory Noveck, Mark Waid, Mike Friedrich, Denny O'Neil, Mike Carlin,* 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 of 2008.* Audio Commentary I: Featuring the filmmakers of New Frontier.* Audio Commentary II: Featuring Darwyn Cooke.* Widescreen (1.78:1)*5.1 Dolby DigitalThe 2 disc Special Edition DVD will feature more extras including:* The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the Super Villain: This documentary will examine the early mythological archetypes of nemesis characters from a historical perspective, and see how the tenants of this rich history were adapted and woven into the Justice League stories. The bonus feature includes many of the talent included in Super Heroes United! As well as Jim Kreuger (writer of Justice).* Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier: This documentary is a nod to the fans of the New Frontier comic book. This featurette further expands the themes contained in the source material, and how these elements were truncated or evolved for the inclusion in the film. Featuring vivid imagery culled from the pages of the New Frontier comic, mixed with the commentary of writer and artist Darwyn Cooke, this featurette is a treat for both fans and scholars of the medium.* Justice League Unlimited Bonus Episodes: Bruce Timm selects three of his favorite episodes from the Justice League Unlimited animated series:1. "Dark Heart" -- Alien invaders attempt to thwart the Justice League. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Ray Palmer, AKA The Atom.2. "To Another Shore" - Wonder Woman learns of a plot to steal the powers of the 3,000 year-old corpse of The Viking Prince. It is up to the Justice League to make things right.3. "Task Force X" - Four incarcerated villains are released from prison by Cadmus to undertake an impossible mission: steal a powerful mystic artifact from the JLU Watchtower under the noses of the League.
Q
Which villains appear in this?
A
A number of rogues appear in Darwyn Cooke's original mini-series/graphic novel, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, from Captain Cold to Starro the Conqueror. However, the major threat that brings the heroes together is an organic, sentient island called "the Centre" (a.k.a. Dinosaur Island).
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Photos from cast
Alan Ritchson