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Green Lantern: First Flight -- Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.


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Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Meloni ... Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)

Victor Garber ... Sinestro (voice)

Tricia Helfer ... Boodikka (voice)

Michael Madsen ... Kilowog (voice)

John Larroquette ... Tomar-Re (voice)

Kurtwood Smith ... Kanjar Ro (voice)

Larry Drake ... Ganthet (voice)

William Schallert ... Appa Ali Apsa (voice)

Malachi Throne ... Ranakar (voice)

Olivia d'Abo ... Carol Ferris (voice)

Richard Green ... Cuch (voice)

Juliet Landau ... Labella (voice)

David L. Lander ... Ch'p (voice)

Richard McGonagle ... Abin Sur (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Weaponers (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Arisia Rrab (voice)

Jim Wise ... Lieutenant (voice)
Bruce W. Timm ... Bug Boy (voice) (as Bruce Timm)

Directed by
Lauren Montgomery 
Writing credits
Alan Burnett (written by)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Bobbie Page .... producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Linda Steiner .... co-producer
Bruce W. Timm .... producer (as Bruce Timm)
Original Music by
Robert J. Kral  (as Robert Kral)
Film Editing by
Rob Desales 
Casting by
Andrea Romano 
Art Direction by
Hiroshi Nitta 
Production Management
John Diaz .... production manager
Geno DuBois .... production supervisor
Ben Kalina .... production manager
Gregory Noveck .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
David Vasquez .... assistant production manager
Art Department
Chris Battle .... prop designer
Christopher Berkeley .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... prop designer
Tim Eldred .... storyboard artist
Robert Fletcher .... models: 3d
Robert Fletcher .... prop designer
Elsa Garagarza .... storyboard artist
Kyoko Ishida .... digital ink and paint (as Kyoko Yoshida)
Tomoko Isobe .... digital ink and paint
Dean Kelly .... storyboard artist
Sayaka Kubo .... digital ink and paint
Arthur Lee .... prop designer (as Art Lee)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Aiko Miyazaki .... digital ink and paint
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist
Masumi Otsuka .... digital ink and paint
Ethan Spaulding .... storyboard artist
Lesean Thomas .... storyboard artist
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Brandon Vietti .... storyboard artist
Alan Wan .... storyboard artist
James Yang .... storyboard artist
Jevon Bue .... visual development (uncredited)
José López .... visual development (uncredited)
Gary Montalbano .... visual development (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Robert Hargreaves .... foley artist
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hegedes .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Hegedes)
Mark Keatts .... adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Mark Keatts .... dialogue editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Bill Devine .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Bill Devine .... original dialogue recording engineer (uncredited)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Park Chang Jeub .... digital artist
Shunsuke Fukui .... digital artist
Tomohiko Kan .... digital artist
Kai Makino .... digital artist
Shin Misawa .... digital artist
Junko Miyakawa .... digital artist
Chris Manabe .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Mitsue Akiyama .... assistant animator
Robert Alvarez .... animation timer
Enzo Baldi .... background key clean-up
Matthew Benzinger .... animation intern
Kim Bowen .... digital painter
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Jevon Bue .... background designer
Brian Castleforte .... main title animator
Andy Chiang .... model clean-up
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Hiroaki Endo .... digital background artist
Yumi Enosawa .... animation checker
Christophe Ferreira .... key animator
Nozomi Fujii .... key animator
Yoshiko Fujikawa .... key animator
Kazuyuki Fujita .... key animator
Masayuki Fujita .... key animator
Kazuhiro Fukuchi .... key animator
Taichi Furumata .... animation director
Joseph Gall .... animatic (as Joe Gall)
Walter Gatus .... character designer
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Peter Girardi .... additional CG animator
Peter Girardi .... main title animator
Chieko Haga .... assistant animator
Jeff Hall .... animation timer
Noriko Hara .... assistant animator
Chie Hashimoto .... assistant animator
Akio Hirakawa .... animation director
Kaoruko Hirata .... assistant animator
Tatsuo Honda .... key animator
Gim Hyun Su .... digital background artist
Takahisa Ichikawa .... animation director
Kiyotaka Iida .... key animator
Yukiko Iijima .... digital background artist (as Yukiko Iizima)
Natsuko Iimori .... key animator
Hiroshi Ishiodori .... director: Telecom Animation Film
Mariko Iwasaki .... key animator
Satoru Iyoki .... assistant animator
Kimiko Kabeya .... assistant animator
Kentarou Kamiyama .... key animator
Hiroshi Kanazawa .... animation director
Takeshi Katou .... animation checker
Takeshi Katou .... key animator
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
Kouhei Kita .... assistant animator
Takayuki Kitagawa .... key animator
Tomoyo Kobayashi .... color checker
Naoko Koge .... color assignment
Hatsue Koizumi .... key animator
Tetsuya Koshizaki .... key animator (as Tetuya Koshizaki)
Chun Liu .... background painter
Michel Lyman .... animation timer (as R. Michel Lyman)
José López .... character designer
Chuck Martin .... animation checker
Shôko Maruyama .... assistant animator
Megumi Masaoka .... assistant animator
Toshihiko Masuda .... key animator
Katsuji Matsumoto .... key animator (as Katuji Matsumoto)
Misa Matsuoka .... assistant animator
Tom McLaughlin .... animation timer
Yoshinobu Michihata .... key animator
Atsuya Miura .... key animator
Kaori Miyakawa .... assistant animator
Gary Montalbano .... background designer
Lauren Montgomery .... character designer
Herb Moore .... animation timer
Tomomi Morita .... assistant animator
Hiroshi Murata .... assistant animator
Miho Nagai .... assistant animator
Yoshihiro Nakamura .... key animator
Makoto Nakata .... key animator
Mayuko Nishi .... key animator
Sumie Nishido .... assistant animator
Chie Nisihara .... assistant animator
Hiroaki Noguchi .... animation director
Fumie Nuibe .... digital background artist
Osamu Nuita .... key animator
Miki Okabana .... assistant animator
Masahiro Okamura .... key animator
Asahi Ono .... key animator
Yuji Oonuki .... digital background artist (as Yuji Ohnuki)
Miyako Oota .... assistant animator (as Miyako Ota)
Sachio Ootaku .... key animator
Rie Ootani .... assistant animator
Shuta Osabe .... key animator
Mina Osawa .... assistant animator
Miyuki Oshiro .... assistant animator
Keiko Oyamada .... supervising director: Telecom Animation Film
Thomas Perkins .... character designer
Miyuki Saito .... animation checker
Fumiyo Saitou .... key animator
Youko Sakurai .... key animator
Yuriko Sato .... digital background artist
Maho Satsuki .... assistant animator
Eric Semones .... background painter
Robert Shellhorn .... animation timer (as Bob Shellhorn)
Yumiko Shirai .... key animator
Kumiko Shishido .... key animator
Yumi Sudarehata .... key animator
Koichi Suenaga .... animation director (as Kouichi Suenaga)
Park Sung Hoo .... key animator
Hikaru Suzuki .... assistant animator
Makoto Suzuki .... key animator
Yasuyuki Suzuki .... key animator
Masayuki Tachibana .... assistant animator
Yukiko Tadakuma .... digital background artist
Reina Takada .... assistant animator
Saburô Takada .... key animator
Ayako Takarada .... assistant animator
Miyako Takasu .... key animator
Yoichi Takata .... key animator
Rie Takeuchi .... digital background artist
Teiichi Takiguchi .... key animator
Kana Tamiya .... assistant animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Risa Tatara .... key animator
Masako Terada .... assistant animator
Nobuo Tomizawa .... key animator
Natsumi Tomobe .... animation checker
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... director: Telecom Animation Film
Kazuyuki Toshida .... key animator
Natuko Tosugi .... digital background artist
Tetsuya Tsukamoto .... key animator (as Tetuya Tsukamoto)
Mitsuyo Tsuno .... key animator
Tetsurou Uetake .... assistant animator
Setsuko Unno .... key animator
Shin'ichi Wada .... key animator (as Sinichi Wada)
James T. Walker .... animation timing director (as James Tim Walker)
Yuko Washio .... digital background artist
Kurika Yamagata .... key animator
Tomoko Yamamoto .... color coordinator
Yasuhiro Yamane .... digital background artist
Takeshi Yamazaki .... key animator
Yûichirô Yano .... director: Telecom Animation Film (as Yuichiro Yano)
Hisao Yokobori .... key animator
Toshio Yoshii .... digital background artist
Wei M. Zhao .... background painter (as Wei Zhao)
Gary Montalbano .... additional character design (uncredited)
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Susan Chieco .... casting administrator
Editorial Department
Leonard Drorian .... post-production administrator
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
Music Department
Suzi Civita .... vice president of music
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor (as Christine Luethje)
David Shephard .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Donald Burdett .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Zhenghua Gong .... production staff
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Kazuya Kamikawa .... production staff
Michael Lagdameo .... production administrator
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Tammy Middleton .... production administrator
Kouta Nakagawa .... production staff
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Alyson Ruppel .... production administrator
Junji Saitou .... production staff
Osamu Taniguchi .... production staff
Renee Toporzysek .... production administrator
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Kimberly Withiam .... business and legal affairs

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence
USA:77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Australia:M | Germany:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | Spain:T | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45354)

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The costume Sinestro uses in the final battle is the same one he adapted in the comics, around the time of "Sinestro Corps War" storyline.See more »
[first lines]
Hal Jordan:I'll tell you, Carol, it's quite a sight up here. All those stars, the blue water. Reminds me of that night in Cabo. Remember the restaurant?
Carol Ferris:Hal, stay on the flight.
Hal Jordan:A lot of sangria that night. Boy, could you put it away.
Carol Ferris:Hal.
Hal Jordan:I don't know how we ever made it back to the hotel...
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I see Green - "Green Lantern: First Flight", 6 August 2009
Author: dee.reid from United States

I have to admit that I had a really good time watching director Lauren Montgomery's animated feature "Green Lantern: First Flight." Here we get just about everything about the DC Comics character set up in some pretty quick tempo. Green Lantern is probably my favorite DC Comics character from the Silver Age of comics, who appeared about a decade-and-a-half before the Silver Age run of a newly revamped Batman. Just to keep things in check here, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (of DC Comics' rival, Marvel Comics - my favorite comics company, by the way) is my favorite superhero of all time, and "Spider-Man 2" (2004) is my favorite superhero movie of all time, and my #2 favorite movie of all time.

Green Lantern struck my fancy only because I thought he had one of the coolest superpowers of any superhero from DC's Silver Age, and that was the "power ring," which was first given to test pilot Hal Jordan by the dying alien Abin Sur and thus immediately indoctrinated him into the elite Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force that patrols the galaxy in an effort to maintain universal peace and stability. The power ring, of course, was cool because it WAS the power, and Jordan didn't receive his powers from an industrial accident or anything, and was instead, for the most part, a normal human being. (Though, true to comics at the time, he accepted his mission without hesitation, was stalwart, and was hard to relate to on an emotional level and didn't suffer from the mundane personal problems that say, Spider-Man and other Marvel Comics characters would become famous for and change the comics game completely.)

The movie blazes through Green Lantern mythology pretty quickly, leaving out a lot of back-story and time for proper character development (and since the movie dives right into the action from the get-go and never really stops until the very end, there's no way you could possibly say this movie is ever boring), and the movie may only serve as a quick introduction for new viewers and as a supplement for established veterans; I fall somewhere in between both categories, having been introduced to the Green Lantern two years ago and have spent time quickly catching up on all his Silver Age adventures.

I already mentioned the details of how test pilot Hal Jordan (voiced by Christopher Meloni of television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") obtains the power ring and is inducted into the Green Lantern Corps, and later undergoing training by Sinestro (Victor Garber). It turns out that Sinestro thinks that the Green Lantern Corps, who are under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe, are going soft as the universe around them is polluted with crime and the Guardians of the Universe are too powerless to doing anything about it.

Sinesto has plans to usurp the organization and form a new order under him, using the "Yellow Element," since while the powers of a Green Lantern power ring are virtually limitless - strength is determined by the user's imagination and willpower - their only real vulnerability is caused by an impurity in the power ring itself that renders them powerless over anything made of yellow. And only the newly minted Green Lantern Hal Jordan can stop him.

"Green Lantern: First Flight" is a great movie, let me just get that out of the way. The animation is also great, mixing traditional hand-drawn animation with computer-generated imagery (CGI). I also like how the story also seems to briefly include some sci-fi variations of the detective-noir genre. The voice acting is pretty much flawless from everyone involved, especially Christopher Meloni as Our Hero and cult actor Michael Madsen as tough-talking fellow Green Lantern corpsman Kilowog. Kurtwood Smith, who I just loved as the main villain in my #6 movie of all time "RoboCop" (1987), is also quite impressive as interstellar gangster Kanjar Ro. There is also some light-hearted humor sprinkled in here and there, just to liven up the mood and remind us that we really shouldn't take all this stuff seriously.

However much fun there is to be had here, though, you could complain about how the film just sort of jumps right into the action without really establishing just who is the daredevil that is test pilot Hal Jordan, or his attempts to win over the heart of his boss Carol Ferris, who is only in the film for the first five minutes and then we never hear from her again. (This could, more or less, be blamed on the film's 77-minute running time and its attempts to condense as much story into its running time as possible.) Or I could also complain, why Hal Jordan? My personal favorite Green Lantern is John Stewart. Why couldn't the movie focus on John Stewart instead of Hal Jordan? The Green Lantern title is significant in comics history for breaking down racial barriers by including John Stewart, the comic's first black Green Lantern, amongst its ranks; this was during the early 1970s when this happened. And lastly, why is so much of the action set in outer space, rather than on Earth?

"Green Lantern: First Flight" is a great movie, though I wonder why Warner Bros. didn't just go ahead and funnel funds into a live-action movie, and also include John Stewart. (Maybe Green Lantern's not popular enough, and they're still busy raking in money from "The Dark Knight"? I don't know.) I can say that at least my hunger has been satisfied - albeit temporarily - for a cinematic rendering of one of my favorite DC Comics characters. I'm sure a live-action movie is on the way soon, but all we can do now is just wait for that special moment.


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