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Comic Con Recap: Animated Movies

 Green Lantern: First Flight

As an attendee of San Diego’s 2009 Comic-Con I was privileged to see the premiere of Bruce Timm’s animated Green Lantern: First Flight directed by Lauren Montgomery. A co-production between Warner Brother’s and DC Comics, this is the fifth DC Universe original movie which will be released in Blu-Ray, DVD and On Green Lantern First Flight Cover ArtDemand Video.

As an uninitiated viewer I was able to follow the origin story of the Green Lantern and how he came to acquire his powers. Keeping his abilities a secret as he learns how to use them, he is contacted by the Green Lantern Corps and is mentored by the respected Lantern Sinestro.

After a few adventures, The Green Lantern, voiced by Christopher Meloni, assumes a leadership role and leads the Green Lantern Corps in a new, invigorated direction. Probably with many new adventures to follow.

I enjoyed the film and there was enough humor there to keep the adults engaged as well. I predict that this film will do well for the franchise.


Quantum Quest: Educational and Entertaining

Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey

During San Diego’s 2009 Comic-Con convention, attendees were treated to an early look at the animated film Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey. Introduced by Dr. Harry Kloor, writer of such television shows as Star Trek: Voyager, and Earth: Final Conflict. Dr. Kloor promises a unique and educational experience.

Based on a theory that Dr. Kloor once entertained, that photons actually surf light rays, this film centers around a character named Dave, a photon, voiced by Chris Pine, who must leave the sun and reach the Cassini Space Craft before it is destroyed.

Using actual images from space captured during seven NASA and NASA/ESA space missions, this animated three-dimensional film will be beautiful, and scientific as well. The film makers hope to attract young minds to the science of space and influence a whole new generation of space explorers. Dr. Kloor is so keen on the project that it is endorsed by NASA, the X Prize Organization, the Young Astronauts Council, the International Space University and the Challenge Center for Space Science Education.

Once the film is released in September, supporting educational material will be available for free to download on-line. This way educators and amateur scientists may achieve a deeper understanding of the science involved in the film.

Interestingly, Dr. Harry Kloor’s theory about photon surfing has since been proven to
Comic Con Panel: Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey be true, making his fantasy epic even more substantial. The animation is expected to be fantastic and the musical score will include actual sounds recorded from space.

In addition to Chris Pine, other voice actors will include, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, William Shatner, Mark Hamill, Brent Spiner, Robert Picardo, and Doug Jones. All with serious Sci-Fi credits. But the most exciting cast member is Neil Armstrong himself, as Dr. Jack Morrow. A cinematic first for this historic space legend.

Other voice actors include Amanda Peet, Sandra Oh, Jason Alexander, Tom Kenny, Casey Kasem, and Abigial Breslin, to name a few more. Making this film an exciting, education and entertaining event to look forward to.

Reported by Melanie Wilson San Diego Comic-Con 2009

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