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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

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In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director:

Dave Bullock (as David Bullock)

Writers:

Stan Berkowitz, Darwyn Cooke (additional material) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Boreanaz ... Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)
John Heard ... Ace Morgan (voice)
Lucy Lawless ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Superman (voice)
Lex Lang ... Rick Flag (voice)
Phil Morris ... King Faraday (voice)
Kyra Sedgwick ... Lois Lane (voice)
Brooke Shields ... Carol Ferris (voice)
Jeremy Sisto ... Batman (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Sportscaster (voice)
Corey Burton ... Abin Sur / Ray Palmer (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Dr. Magnus (voice)
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Storyline

Adapting the award-winning DC Comics miniseries DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke, Justice League: The New Frontier spins a tale of the DC Universe in the 1950s, focusing on test pilot Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and the Martian Manhunter. The story also features other DC characters, including Barry Allen (the Flash), Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more. Written by Andrew Laubacher

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content/images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The term "New Frontier" was used by John F. Kennedy in his acceptance speech in the 1960 United States presidential election to the Democratic National Convention at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Democratic nominee. Originally just a slogan to inspire America to support him, the phrase developed into a label for his administration's domestic and foreign programs: "We stand at the edge of a New Frontier - the frontier of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus." See more »

Goofs

Rick Flagg's name is misspelled "Flag" in the closing credits. See more »

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The Centre: [narrating] Like all things on this hurtling sphere, I emerged from the molten center of creation. But mine has been a unique path. Isolated, I developed attributes beyond those of lesser beings. Then the sphere was struck by a vast celestial stone. Black chunks of death filled the skies and the world became a chaotic world of doom. Soon the sphere began to nurture new kinds of life. And there was one that stood above the rest. Its fragile shell belied its vicious nature. And in ...
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Featured in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010) See more »

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Golden Heroes for the nostalgic geek
21 June 2011 | by peteranderson975See all my reviews

Synopsis: This animated feature is set in the 50s during the era of cold-war paranoia with a population that doesn't trust superheroes and a government that doesn't trust anyone. There is a malevolent force which has watched humanity grow in strength and violence and it has decided it has to eliminate it. Also included in the plot are shortened versions of Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern's origin stories.

This film's setting is really used to great effect and the heroes have a classic Golden Age look about them (though their attitudes remain anachronistically modern, especially Wonder Woman). I'm sure there references to many of the other DC characters that I'm just not very familiar with.

Overall the main story was fairly routine. There may have been just too many characters and the story tried to do too much. Aquaman got one line and I don't think Green Arrow even got that. Even though I liked it I think it's going to mainly be one for the comic book fans


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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