Green Lantern: The Animated Series [Blu-ray]
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In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night! Green Lantern shines bright in DC’s radiant, groundbreaking CGI animated series. The Green Lantern Corps patrols the galaxy, fighting evil. But in the farthest reaches of deep space where few Lanterns patrol, a new evil is rising - the Red Lanterns! Hal Jordan and fellow Lantern Kilowog defy The Guardians of the Universe and board a new experimental spacecraft, the Interceptor, and race to the Guardian Frontier to face the evil Red Lanterns head-on! But a menace lurks beyond the Red Lantern invasion and Hal, Kilowog and fellow Green Lanterns Tomar-Re and Aya discover an even greater evil that threatens to extinguish all life. It’s an interstellar race to destroy the mechanical Manhunters, aid Saint Walker and his Blue Lanterns and stop the planet-eating Anti-Monitor! Pick up this exciting double-disc complete series set to see if Green Lantern’s light can defeat these powerful new enemies! If not, the universe will fall into darkness!
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I would like to thank Giancarlo Volpe and all of those who worked on this series. It is and will go down as some of the greatest story telling in the history of animation. Do not stop creating greatness. Keep bringing the beauty of life and imagination to all of your future projects. Don't give into cooperate thinking. Strive to be better; no matter what you work on. Thank you ladies and gentlemen this was a genuine pleasure to experience Green Lantern: The Animated Series. I hope you create such greatness again. This series has brought me to both laughter and tears. I wish I could have seen your vision to the end.
Produced by Bruce Timm (Batman:TAS), Giancarlo Volpe (Avatar:TLA) and Jim Krieg (Ben10), they gave us an engaging story that not only managed to introduce us to the Green Lantern mythos, but a full-fledged and fleshed out cast that audiences were eager to follow throughout the depths of space. I've been a fan of DC's animated series since I was a tiny elementary student, and I was/am utterly enamored with this show as an adult.
The thing that really stands out about this series for me is that the character relationships were so strong, and while Hal Jordan is undoubtedly the lead, the series does not ignore the rest of the crew and develops them all with excellent story pacing. Additionally, big support characters (Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Ghia'ta, Sayd, Ganthet, etc) are given spotlight and contribute greatly to the overall story, shaping and guiding the development of newcomer characters like Aya (the advanced A.I and navigator of the GL crew's ship) and Razer (a Red Lantern seeking redemption).
In the 26 episode run, the show managed to cover a great plethora of themes and moral lessons with intelligent, and fairly enlightened respect while still being clear enough for children to understand--something greatly missed in a lot of today's children's programming.
It is so wholly unfair the the failure of toy sales from the live action film, not in anyway associated with this feature, helped to doom this excellently crafted story. I can only hope that the network executives and appropriate higher ups revisit this show and give it the extended run it truly deserves.
On a final note, while I and many others will agree that this show was ended before its time, it does not mean that the story itself suffers from an abrupt/jarring ending. While it will definitely leave you wanting more, the series does come full circle to give a satisfying and hopeful conclusion.
Treat yo' self--give this series a watch and then show your support!
Truly my favorite of the episodes released would have to be "Love is a Battlefield." The battle between Carol Ferris and Atrocitus is totally awesome. And the episode gives the viewer a strong insight into the feelings that Hal Jordan and Ferris have for each other.
One other item I can say about the Green Lantern series is that it really did get better as it went along. And the continuous introduction of characters made the series even more interesting, such as Guy Gardner, Tomar Re, Ch'p, Sinestro, the Anti Monitor, the Steam Lantern, Saint Walker, Brother Warth, and Larfleeze.
This is a series I cannot recommend enough to both Green Lantern and Bruce Timm animation fans. Truly amazing.