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Wonder Woman Animated Movie Date Announced
November 17, 2008

The Wonder Woman animated movie will be released on March 3, 2009, from Warner Home Video.

The single-disc, 75-minute movie will be available on DVD for $19.98, rated PG-13. The two-disc Special Edition ($29.98) and the Blu-ray version ($34.99) will have over three hours of additional special features, including (from the press release):

Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream – We examine why Wonder Woman is important in the grand scheme of the DC Super Heroes and how her raw strength and power helped define a new generation of empowered women, who realized that their gifts of intellect and strength were just as powerful as their male counterparts.

Wonder Woman: The Daughters of Myth — The riveting documentary historically defines the meaning of the Amazons and how this links in with the evolution of the Wonder Woman character from comics to screen.

Audio Commentary by Gregory Noveck (Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, DC Comics), Bruce Timm (Producer), Lauren Montgomery (Director), and Michael Jelenic (Screenplay).

Bruce Timm’s Top Picks — Popular episodes from the Warner Bros. archive of Justice League/Justice League Unlimited animation featuring Wonder Woman; all personally selected by Bruce Timm, producer of this Wonder Woman feature film. All formats include “To Another Shore” and “Hawk and Dove.” Exclusive additions for the Blu-ray and 2-Disc formats: “Paradise Lost, Parts 1 & 2.”

Warner Bros. is including a Digital Copy of Wonder Woman on the DVD which will provide fans a legitimate means to enjoy their favorite action hero anywhere they want on their portable video device.  Formats supported include iTunes and Windows Media Player. Restrictions apply. Consult product packaging for details.

Sneak Peak at the next DCU Animated Original Movie.

Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess — This featurette includes both a thumbnail history of the character of Wonder Woman featuring interviews with DC Comics creators and artists (Paul Levitz, Dan DiDio) and behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming made-for-DVD release punctuated with interviews from the production staff and voice talent behind the film (Keri Russell, Alfred Molina, etc.)

(So Levitz and DiDio are now artists?)

You can see a trailer at the official movie site, although it hasn’t yet been updated to reflect the March 3 date. They’re planning “a massive media campaign, including prime time TV spots, national print, and online coverage.” The movie will also be available through pay-per-view and pay download on the same release date.

22 Responses  
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odessa steps magazine writes:  

Too bad the “diana gets turned into a pig” episode won’t be on the disc. that’s a great one.

 
Arp writes:  

It looks very cool – I love how prominent mythology is in her tales. Not to mention that my kids need to remember that chicks kick arse too.

Any clues on what the next DCU movie will be?

 
Johanna writes:  

Nope, I haven’t heard anything. They’ve done Superman, Batman, and the Justice League… weren’t there plans to do Teen Titans at one point?

 
Jim Perreault writes:  

Yes, they were supposed to do Judas Contract. I would certainly be interested in that, if they every do it.

Jim

 
Chris G. writes:  

I’d rather they do another movie to follow-up the Titans cartoon.

 
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Shannon Smith writes:  

I’d like to punch WB in the nutts for making these things PG-13. It sucks to have to tell your six year old daughter she can’t watch the Wonder Woman cartoon because it’s made for grown nerds instead of kids.

 
Johanna writes:  

Since I don’t have a reason to pay attention, is there that much difference between PG and PG-13? Would PG be acceptable for six-year-olds?

 
Arp writes:  

Why wouldn’t you make the decision as to whether it’s appropriate for your child or not? You can’t rely on a generic rating for an individual child.

My son watches animated movies that are PG-13 and sometimes I find them a bit too violent. But I’ve spent a LOT of time talking with him about the difference between movies and real life, and how in real life we always try to communicate with words. I watch with him quite frequently, and when the violence makes me squirm a bit, I’ll drop a comment like They could avoid fighting by just trying to talk about it. I do prefer to watch new things together so we can talk about stuff if needed.

I also pay close attention to his behavior and he’s not more aggressive or anything. He gets excited by the movies – just like I did as a kid when watching action films – but he knows the difference between real & not real. We’ve had a lot fun watching superhero stuff together and he’s interested in making his own movies. Involved parenting works :-)

 
Shannon Smith writes:  

If it is like that Superman Doomsday thing then it would be inappropriate for my daughter. It was on Cartoon Network Saturday and she wanted to watch it but I had to say no. And it’s pointless. They have Lois saying “freaking” this and “freaking” that for no reason other than to pander to fan-boys and man-children. It’s just dumb. It adds nothing to the character or to the story. Juvenile “edginess” for the sake of “edginess”. I liked New Frontier and let her watch that but I cover her eyes when guys get their brains blown out and her ears during the dirty words. That too was really pointless. It’s just pandering to one audience at the expense of another and it’s a shame that the audience you have to exclude is the kids. I’ll watch the Wonder Woman movie myself and maybe it will be something my daughter can watch but I doubt it.

Oh, and to answer Johanna. Yeah, PG is usually fine. (Modern PG is fine. 70’s PG taught me all the best dirty words.) I don’t depend on the ratings though. I watch the stuff myself and decide. My problem is not with the rating, it’s with Warner deciding to pander to one audience at the exclusion of another. But, I guess it pays off for them. This is what Warner is. They take children’s books like Harry Potter and turn them into PG-13 horror movies and make a ton of cash so I guess it’s all good. And it’s not like I think they owe me the parent cartoons I can watch with my daughter. I just think it would be really cool if there was a Wonder Woman cartoon a little girl could watch.

 
Arp writes:  

I’d agree that the excessive violence and language really don’t add a whole lot to the story. I’m just glad my children model their behavior on people and not movies. If that wasn’t the case, I would be much, much warier about what they watch.

I think you’re a bit off on the Harry Potter books though – the stories got darker and much more mature as the series went on. I think only the first two can really be considered children’s books.

 
Shannon Smith writes:  

Harry Potter matures as the characters mature but they are still kids books. They are intermediate reader. Not even young adult. The monsters on the page are okay for kids but when you have a very realistic looking demon attack Harry on the screen that is too scary for little kids. Not that I can think of a way to do Voldemort on film that would not be scary and not that I think it should be. He should be just about the scariest thing imaginable. I’m all for being true to the source material I’m just against edginess for edginess’s sake. Maybe Harry Potter is not a good example but take the Lord of the Rings movies. The books are children’s books about hiking, eating breakfast and singing songs but Warner turned them into monster war movies. And they made a ton of money. They turn Batman into a disturbing terrorist murder movie and make tons of money so I guess I’m in the minority in thinking that as the custodians of children’s characters they should make some sort of product you could show kids. (I love the Dark Knight btw but there is no way my kids will be seeing it. Thank God for The Brave and the Bold. Maybe Wonder Woman will eventually guest star.)

 
Arp writes:  

My nephew (11) is an intelligent kid but has difficulty with the later HP books. He’s probably daunted a bit by the length – I read the Hobbit in one day at the same age, but it’s not a very long book.

I felt the LOTR movies were true to the books – I made sure to re-read the books before I saw the movies for the first time and everything seemed spot on. I don’t know how to sugarcoat war or the such evil. afaik, The Hobbit was meant to be a children’s story, but I don’t think that was the case for LOTR.

The Brave & the Bold is fun. I do wish all the teens in animated shows weren’t totally impetuous, whiny wiseacres. I suppose that’s my cue to stop complaining and write my own comic :-)

 
Shannon Smith writes:  

“I suppose that’s my cue to stop complaining and write my own comic :-)”

That’s actually what I’m doing.

My problem with LOTR is they focused on the fights and violence. A lot of those battles take place between chapters in the books. The focus on the horror and totally ignore a kid friendly character like Tom Bombadil. I dread to see what they do with the Hobbit book. Almost all of the violent action takes place between chapters and is only explained after the fact. I mean, the stuff with the Dragon would be super cool so I fully expect them to expand on that but I hope they don’t make up some drawn out monster battles. After LOTR and King Kong, I’m all stocked up on that thanks.

 
Johanna writes:  

Thanks for elaborating on your concerns. I tend to agree that it would be nice if there were versions of these characters safe for kids. I liked the Justice League cartoon for just that reason. But I can also see why a studio would want to aim a direct-to-DVD sales product at an older audience with more disposable income. I think you’re probably right that this WW movie won’t be very suitable for the young, since most of the promotion so far has been about the battles.

 
Shannon Smith writes:  

Yeah and these things go to Cartoon Networks’ “Action Flicks” programing pretty quickly. And Cartoon Netowrk runs ads during the kid’s programing then daddy has to explain to the kid why they can’t watch the Superman or Wonder Woman cartoon. Which, really, is a pretty ridiculous conversation to have to have. “I’m sorry honey, Wonder Woman is not for kids.”

 
Joey Zolis writes:  

I’ve seen the wonder woman cartoon movie and I was very dispointed. It was not what I expected, it was more on fights then the true wonder woman is. She is more into fighting and even drinking shots and falling in love. It is not for KIDS….sorry.

 
Johanna writes:  

With a PG-13 rating, would you assume that it was for kids? I’m watching the movie today and hope to have a review up soon. I’m sorry you found it disappointing.

 

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