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Green Lantern: First Flight -- When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern.
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 .... 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
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
Kentarô Ueyama .... key animator (as Kentarou Kamiyama)
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
Neil A. Cole .... review panel
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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence
USA:77 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:M | Germany:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | Spain:T | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45354)

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According to director Lauren Montgomery, Hal Jordan's origin story had been previously covered in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) (V): "We really didn't want to spend a whole lot of time telling that same story over again. So here, the origin story is over and done before the opening credits."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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
a very fine intro for the unfamiliar, and a possibly welcome treat for the fans, 1 August 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Green Lantern is part of a group of superheroes in comics that I'm only familiar with on the periphery, either from seeing some parts of Justice League or hearing here and there about his powers, the ring, the whole fleet of Green Lanterns, the color codes and space battles, etc. It's safe to say then than, for the novice crowd, First Flight is an ideal choice to watch. It has all of the fast pace and (mostly) terrific animation that one's come to expect from the Warner brothers animation with collaboration from DC Comics. This comes now after a few other new animated straight-to-video movies: Superman Doomsday, Justice League New Frontier and Wonder Woman (the last one not yet seen by me). And it's safe to say that Green Lantern can claim its rank with those other examples, nestled most likely in quality and entertainment between Superman and Justice League.

It basically plops us into his origin story, or at least a solid re-telling of it. We get the story of Hal Jordan, who was a test pilot until he came across a dying alien with a green ring on his finger which he entrusted to Jordan. From then on, he's the Green Lantern, but not the only one: he's met on Earth by Sinestro, a red-skinned arrogant jerk, and a few other alien Green Lantern folk, who take him along into space to meet with the council that guides the Lanterns in their adventures. In this case, they have to find the "Yellow element", which is like a yellow machine that is the one weakness of the Green Lanterns: this color is the one thing that can block their power, and in the wrong hands it can wrought devastation on the whole universe. And, meanwhile, Sinestro maneuvers behind the scenes...

Oh, it's not exactly the 'easiest' sort of story and world, so to speak, to enter into on a first viewing with only limited experience to Jordan and the Lantern corp. But once one is acclimated to everything, the animators and filmmakers take it from there and make it a rollicking science fiction action story, with touches of the space opera (sometimes blatantly, like with the rip-off of the Cantina scene from Star Wars when Hal and Sinestro go to interrogate someone). While some of the supporting characters are quite stock-like (i.e. Madsen's honorable pig character), and the usage of CGI, especially during the back-story exposition on the Yellow Element, is sub-par, it's mostly compelling thanks to Jordan being a heroic hero and Sinestro being a complex enough villain in the story. In fact, Sinestro was what made this far better than I initially expected, as a character who is on the side of good, but has his very questionable methods - and then crosses that line where he can never go back from.

I imagine that for the die-hard fans of Lantern from the comics, who perhaps aside from the die-hard fans of WB/DC animation, this might not be anything too new storywise, but the best thing about it is it doesn't need to be. This is the first time we've seen any kind of direct-to-video, or just perhaps any, actual feature film version of the Lantern story (until the Martin Campbell film comes out anyway), and as an origin story it does what it needs to. It sets up its universe (again, so to speak), delivers us interesting characters (more or less), and is jam-packed with intense action and some very particular and amazing scenes of animation. Another Bruce Timm produced effort worth watching, if not an immediate must-see unless one is itching to learn more about one of DC's most popular characters (after, you know, Batman and Superman and maybe Wonder Woman too).

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