We brought you the news that Natasha Henstridge is joining the voice cast of Stan Lee’s Time Jumper motion comic series the other day, and now the word is official directly from Disney and Stan Lee.Â The cool thing is, you don’t have to wait months for the series to launch, you just have to head over to iTunes on July 24, 2009.
The complete press release after the jump!
Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, together with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, today announced the release of an all new original digital motion comic series, Time Jumper, available exclusively on the iTunes store (www.iTunes.com), beginning July 24, 2009.
From the same visionary co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, The Hulk and Fantastic Four, comes a thrillingly modern tale about a young man who jumps through time and engages viewers in a multi-dimensional, multi-platform universe. Freed from the constraints of the traditional print comic book format, consumers can finally look forward to enjoying this adventure through a variety of popular media formats rolling-out over the next two years including, but not limited to, online, mobile, DVD, publishing and more.
Time Jumper will first release as a ten-part series of 5-to-8 minute digital episodes made available for retail on iTunes at www.iTunes.com/timejumper. On July 24, Time Jumper’s first episode will premiere exclusively on iTunes for free, with additional episodes releasing through December 2009. Retailing for just $0.99 per episode on iTunes consumers will be able to easily download Time Jumper on their Mac, PC, iPod with video, iPhone and/or widescreen TV with Apple TV.
Digitally produced using some of the latest motion graphic technology, Time Jumper combines the traditional print look and feel of a comic book with today’s more cutting-edge multimedia elements, including edgy visuals, effects, music, voice-overs and fast-paced storyboards, making it perfect to watch on the widescreen of an iPod touch or iPhone. Time Jumper is an original series with illustrations and music created specifically for this all-new story. It remains true to the panel-by-panel comic book narrative, bringing a new dimension to the more familiar print storytelling.
To view the official release schedule and learn more about Time Jumper, please visit www.TimeJumperComics.com.
About Time Jumper:
Twenty-year-old college student Terry Dixon has the most unique mobile device on Earth — the Articulus, a time travel device developed by Terry’s genius father, Arthur Dixon. To prevent the Articulus from falling into the wrong hands, Arthur coded it to work only with his DNA. After a laboratory experiment claims Arthur’s life, Terry and his older brother Sam become the only people capable of using it. Recruited into the secret crime fighting organization H.U.N.T. (Heroes United, Noble and True) after the mysterious disappearance of golden boy Sam, Terry becomes a reluctant hero living in his brother’s shadow. As he struggles to fill his new role, unnatural shifts in the course of history send Terry hurtling through time to capture Charity Vyle, the diabolical leader of criminal cartel C.U.L.T. (Council of Unstoppable, Lethal Terrorists). But something more than just Terry’s molecules are being reconfigured as he leaps across time, and it threatens to corrupt everything he understands about who he is, and whether the world is actually worth saving after all.
Two Special Guest Voice Talents:
Fans can look forward to two special voice talent cameos as part of this new, original digital motion comic series. One is Stan Lee himself, playing the voice of Lee Excelsior, CEO of H.U.N.T. Headquarters, and the other is actress Natasha Henstridge (Species, Eli Stone, The Whole Nine Yards) who plays the voice of Charity Vyle, the evil, smart and seductive female villain.