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Wonder Woman (2009 animated film)

A DC Universe Animated Original Movie about the origins of Wonder Woman.

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Wonder Woman Returns in New Animated Film

  • Mar 4, 2009
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Wonder Woman is the newest animated film from DC comics. Both DC and Marvel have been releasing some pretty impressive straight-to-DVD animations in the last few years.

Wonder Woman is no exception, as the artwork is excellent and the voice talent includes stars like Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and Rosario Dawson. The story is also co-written by Gail Simone, who is one of the best comic book writers in the business today.

My only complaint about this well-intentioned film is that it is purely an origin story. Yes, there is a villain (Ares, the god of war) and climax, but this is essentially just window dressing for the "making of Wonder Woman." Although that is certainly an decent story, most people who are interested in this film have already read/seen a Wonder Woman origin story a million times.

You could argue that this is an animated film made to initiate kids who have never read Wonder Woman or seen the television series. However, this movie is rated PG-13 and is obviously geared toward an older, more comic book-savvy crowd.

Overall, I liked this film and it was definitely worth buying the special edition for the bonus documentaries. I just hope they follow up the movie with something fresh that we haven't seen already. 

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March 04, 2009
Female superheroes have to represent! Even if it is straight to DVD...
 
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Quick Tip by . January 10, 2011
Pretty much every young boy has an early crush. Wonder Woman was one of mine.
review by . September 25, 2009
Save for a single exception (Superman Doomsday), I've feverishly preordered and relished in each and every DCAU animated motion picture production that has come from Warner Brothers (yes that means the Superman/ Batman Public Enemies official countdown has already begun). Wonder Woman had the distinction of being one of two full-length feature films released within a relatively short period of time (the other being Green Lantern First Flight which was released July 28th after WW's March 3rd release …
review by . May 07, 2009
I will begin by saying that I'm not a follower of the Wonder Woman comic books. My exposure to her character is limited to the Lynda Carter TV series, the Superfriends cartoons, & the Justice League animated series.     For starters, the animation is top notch. I was immediately drawn into the movie by the epic battle scenes, which were exactly that...epic. The voice casting was fairly well done. Virginia Madsen was spot on as Hippolyta. While I didn't exactly love Keri Russell …
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On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge - intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!
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Director: Lauren Montgomery
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Release Date: March 3, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Gail Simone
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
Runtime: 74 minutes
Studio: DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Pictures
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