Green Lantern Animated Series: Season One, Part One (DVD)
Warner Bros. Animation is bringing the Green Lantern to television in an all-new CG animated action series from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, DC Universe Original Animated Movies). Based upon the DC Comics super hero, the 26-episode Green Lantern: The Animated Series will debut in 2011. As Earth's Green Lantern, Hall 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 from 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.
A computer-animated Cartoon Network TV series based on the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series
tells the story of Hal Jordan, the first human chosen to wield the power of the green ring. Despite a distressing tendency to ignore rules and disobey orders, Hal is absolutely driven to protect innocent life, even at the risk of his own good standing or personal well-being. When Atrocitus, the head of the Red Lanterns, and his henchmen Zilius Zox and Razer begin killing off Green Lanterns stationed far away from Earth in the Forgotten Zone, Hal is called to Oa to be briefed on the issue by the Guardians. With a little encouragement from one of the Guardians, Hal partners up with fellow warrior Kilowog, steals a plane called the Interceptor that comes equipped with a new prototype artificial intelligence, and heads to the Forgotten Zone to bolster the Green Lantern forces. Hal and Kilowog encounter a much larger and more devious Red Lantern contingent than anticipated, and thanks to some glitches in the Interceptor, the two Green Lanterns end up completely on their own against an entire army of Red Lanterns. Hal and Kilowog gain several unlikely allies in the Forgotten Zone, some of whom turn out to be infinitely more helpful than others, but the power of the green ring, combined with hope and an unwavering commitment to protecting the innocent, serves them well in battles against much stronger enemies. Their battles also reveal much about Guardian and Green Lantern history, the variety of life forms inhabiting the Forgotten Zone, and the relative powers of hope, love, and rage. The computer animation in this series is excellent, with a look quite similar to The Incredibles
. The stories and characters are engaging, the battle sequences are exciting, and the many plot twists keep viewers guessing and excitedly anticipating the next installment of episodes. (Ages 8 and older) --Tami Horiuchi