(December 16, 2008 – London) – Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros Digital Distribution announced the popular “Watchmen” Motion Comics series has launched on the iTunes Store in the U.K. Starting today, consumers in the United Kingdom can download the first chapter in the Motion Comics series or sign up for a Season Pass to automatically receive all future episodes (http://tinyurl.com/watchmen-motion-comics). “Watchmen” Motion Comics will be released on a weekly basis leading up to the theatrical release of “Watchmen.” Warner Premiere Motion Comics are new way for graphic novel fans to connect with their favorite characters and the stories they know and love through short-form digital content. They draw on a massive amount of source material to bring a visually engaging experience to life through the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork. “Watchmen” Motion Comics “Watchmen” takes viewers through the critically acclaimed DC Comics and Hugo award-winning graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Set in 1985 at the height of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, costumed avengers have been outlawed by Congress, forcing many of them to retire. But then the mysterious murder of a former vigilante named “The Comedian” brings to light the possibility that someone might be stalking and killing these former “heroes.” The news of this murder strikes the grim and enigmatic Rorschach, an ex-vigilante, with particular suspicion, so he sets out to discover the murderer. During his search, viewers discover whether Rorschach is really insane or if he’s uncovered a plot to murder super-powered heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians. On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives. But what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet. Following two generations of masked heroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story — the story of the Watchmen. About Warner Premiere Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known. About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) was founded in October 2005 to manage Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s electronic distribution streams over existing, new and emerging digital platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, wireless and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG’s worldwide digital strategy, partnerships in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. About DC Comics DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com. WATCHMEN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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