Boomerang to Air "Justice League Unlimited" Marathon on July 25, 2009
Boomerang will be airing a marathon of all 39 episodes of Justice League Unlimited on July 25, 2009, starting with the episode “Initiation” at 6:00 AM (Eastern). The follow-up series to Justice League featured a host of superhero guest stars, with characters like Green Arrow, Hawk and Dove, and Supergirl joining the remaining 6 members of the Justice League to defend against threats foreign, domestic, and extraterrestrial.
The full press release follows:
The World’s Greatest Superheroes Spend a Day on Boomerang
Justice League Unlimited to Air All Episodes In Order Starting Saturday, July 25 at 6 a.m. (ET)
This weekend, DC Comics most heroic characters will help you lose the summertime blues with a full-day marathon of the Cartoon Network original series Justice League Unlimited. Presented on the commercial-free Boomerang network, this marathon features all 39 episodes of the series, aired in order, with an encore presentation of selected episodes. The action begins Saturday, July 25 at 6 a.m.
In Justice League Unlimited, the world’s greatest superheroes enlist some help from their friends to take a more aggressive approach to
thwarting alien invasions, criminal threats and global conspiracies. Superman and the rest of the Justice League-which in the past included
the Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl-have come to realize that the universe might be best served by
enlarging the group, being more proactive and coordinating more effectively. The group assembles an awesome collection of superheroes
and brings them together aboard the Watchtower, the orbiting space station. It’s from this perch that Martian Manhunter monitors goings-on
across the galaxies and assigns teams of superheroes to tackle problems.
But it isn’t always smooth sailing for the members of the expanded Justice League. Superheroes usually work alone and have powerful, and idiosyncratic, personalities, so conflicts inevitably arise. Like any co-workers, these people don’t always agree on the best way to solve a problem. But in the case of the new Justice League, these superheroes are dealing with civil wars, rogue criminals and rampaging monsters, so
they must learn to work together.
“A Justice League Unlimited marathon is the perfect cure for the dog days of summer,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of
programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “The action and excitement, along with the inspiring stories of working
together, are great motivators for the back-to-school season.”
The marathon begins with the following episodes:
* 6 a.m. (ET): “Initiation” – A reluctant Green Arrow is asked to join the new Justice League. He, Supergirl and Captain Atom are dispatched on a mission to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.
* 6:25 a.m. (ET): “For the Man Who Has Everything” – Batman and Wonder Woman surprise Superman at the Fortress of Solitude, in order to bring the Man of Steel his birthday present. But when they arrive, he has been immobilized by a special “gift” that Mongul has delivered to him.
* 6:50 a.m. (ET): “Hawk and Dove” – Wonder Woman teams up with super-powered two brothers, one warlike, the other a pacifist, to stop Ares’ plans to escalate a European civil war into World War III.
* 7:15 a.m. (ET): “Fearful Symmetry” – Supergirl discovers that a series of nightmares she’s having about being an assassin may be far more than just a bad dream.
Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for
kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.