(May 4, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – The action-packed adventures of DC Comics’ legendary superhero Plastic Man spring to life on “Plastic Man: The Complete Collection,” the latest animated DVD release from Warner Home Video (WHV). This full series collection will be available to consumers September 1, 2009 and will retail for $44.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for July 28, 2009. He can spring, stretch, fly, bounce and even change his shape; there is hardly anything that this superhero can’t do! Joined by his girlfriend Penny and his Polynesian sidekick Hula Hula, Plastic Man travels the world, preventing the proliferation of evil. Plastic Man’s adventures are quirky, offbeat and filled with slapstick humor. Classic animation fans and kids alike will love this compilation of one of DC Comics’ most endearing characters. “The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show” is based on the DC Comics superhero, which originally appeared in comic books in 1941. The original Plastic Man discovered his powers after he was sprayed with an unidentified substance that entered his bloodstream, causing a radical physical change that allowed his body to acquire all of the properties of rubber. Produced by both Ruby-Spears Productions and Hanna-Barbera Productions, “The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show” first aired in 1979 Saturday mornings on ABC, right after “Super Friends.” “Plastic Man is edgy, fresh and unique, definitely one of the most original super heroes ever created,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, “Plastic Man’s unusual powers and abilities, coupled with his great sense of humor have resulted in his becoming one of the most unforgettable characters from the golden age of comics. The episodes featured on this release are loaded with entertaining stories, spectacular action and great animation. We think cartoon lovers and comic book buffs will be really excited about this DVD.” The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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