New Animated Movie Debuts on Cartoon Network during Toonami on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT)
In the final days of World War II, a demon was summoned from the fiery depths of Hell to wage war. This child of darkness was rescued by the Allies. Dubbed "Hellboy," he was raised to serve the cause of good versus evil. From the mind of Michael Mignola comes a new animated feature that continues the comic book and motion picture saga, Hellboy: Sword of Storms. The movie will air Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT) during Toonami.
When a university professor opens a forbidden scroll, he is possesse
by the twin demons of thunder and lightning who seek to return to the
world to wake their brothers, the dragons. Hellboy, along with a
folklore expert and a psychic, travels to Japan to investigate. There,
Hellboy finds the sword of storms, the only weapon that can defeat the
demons, and he is transported to a world where he encounters several
creatures of Japanese folklore. He learns the sword is the only weapon
that can defeat the demons, but it also holds the magic that will
return them to Earth.
In Hellboy: Sword of Storms, several actors from the 2004 Guillermo de
Toro-directed live-action movie lend their voices to this feature,
including Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz Sherman) and Doug
Jones (Abe Sapien). Mike Mignola co-wrote the movie’s story. Phil
Weinstein and Tad Stones direct the movie. Guillermo del Toro and Mike
Mignola are creative producers. Hellboy: Sword of Storms is produced b
Film Roman, a Starz Media Company and is distributed worldwide for
television and on DVD/video by Starz Media, LLC. Starz Media, LLC has
licensed all animation rights to the Hellboy franchise from Revolution
Studios. In partnership with Revolution Studios, Film Roman is
developing and producing animated content for television and home
entertainment as well as a full range of integrated marketing
applications across all categories.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com),
currently seen in more than 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries
around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported
cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic
animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6
a.m. (ET, PT) Sunday-Thursday, 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, is a major
producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the
leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and
distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman,
Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units
create animated and live-action programming — including theatrical
films — and programming created under contract for other media
companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired
from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters,
broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and
Internet and wireless
video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an
operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group, www.starz.com.
||Posted by Jason Geyer