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  • December 14, 2012: Giancarlo Volpe posts photo of Grey DeLisle, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco, and Diedrich Bader at a voice record. Volpe Tweet
  • March 12, 2013: One of Giancarlo Volpe's upcoming projects has to do with the DC Universe. Comic Vine Interview
  • December 18, 2013: Giancarlo Volpe reveals he worked on his project from November 2012 to September 2013. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • January 13, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe hints one of his projects releases next week. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • January 14, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe reveals he worked with composer Freddie Wiedmann worked with him on something and it comes out on January 21. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • January 14, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe reveals his project had nothing to do with Green Lantern: The Animated Series or Young Justice but it has nods to both such as Jason Spisak and the Speed Force. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • January 15, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe's project is an all-ages feature called "JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time" and releases on DVD on January 21 at Target. Story is Justice League and the Legion of Doom plus some curve calls. Is a stand alone story but can be canon to Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Character designs were done by Lynell Forestall and includes Dawnstar, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Robin, Karate Kid, Flash, and Aquaman. Voice cast includes Grey DeLisle, Dante Basco, Jack DeSena, Diedrich Bader and Jason Spisak. Score by Frederik Wiedmann. WF Article
  • January 15, 2014: Kevin Michael Richardson and Laura Bailey also did voices in"JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time". Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • January 16, 2014: Synopsis revealed, Peter Jessop voices Superman, Diedrich Bader voices Batman, Jack DeSena voices Robin, Grey DeLisle voices Wonder Woman, Liam O'Brien voices Aquaman, Jason Spisak voices Flash, Dante Basco voices Karate Kid, and Laura Bailey voices Dawnstar. Legion of Doom roster is Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Bizarro, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, Toy Man, Captain Cold, and Time Trapper. Movie written by Mike Ryan, produced and directed by Giancarlo Volpe, and animated by DR Movie. WF Article
  • January 16, 2014: The movie is 52 minutes, the Hall of Justice will appear, Kano Kimanyen and Steve Jones contributed to character design and no Green Lantern but by head canon he was away fighting the Ayamonitors. Giancarlo Volpe Tumblr
  • January 17, 2014: There will be a bluegrass song played by the radio in a truck. In the song, is the mandolin played by Giancarlo Volpe from a piece written by Freddie Wiedmann. Production-wise, Volpe locked the movie in September 2013. Story-wise, Lex Luthor teams up with Time Trapper and while the main stars are Superman, Luthor, Dawnstar and Karate Kid, everyone has their moments. Big Pull Podcast Episode 44
  • January 18, 2014: Sam Register approached Volpe about a DTV, Target wanted a kid-friendly movie along the tone of Green Lantern: The Animated Series to accompany Justice League toyline, the movie was written in late 2012 and animated in early 2013, Mike Ryan and Giancarlo Volpe were initially working on a Justice League 13 episode project that didn't work out, initial order was for 44 minutes, shifted to idea of modernizing Super Friends, Ryan was a huge fan of the 70s Super Friends where Lex Luthor would send the Legion of Doom to mess with the past and origins of heroes, for movie focused on Superman as the first hero and lynchpin for all others in League, before Volpe came aboard there was an initial concept piece with Karate Kid and Dawnstar, had to come up with a reason to include Karate Kid and Dawnstar since they are from the future, will be a nod to Wendy and Marvin, and there are wacky moments but around act 3, the stakes get real and seems like the world will collapse. Voices from Krypton Interview
  • January 20, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe talks more about the story: Lex Luthor goes to the future to recruit Time Trapper which attracts attention of Karate Kid and Dawnstar who follow them to warn the Justice League, Lynell Forestall was brought in before Volpe and did a promotional poster, Karate Kid and Dawnstar are aspiring superheroes, Robin is trying to prove his worth to Batman, there's a great scene where Karate Kid and Dawnstar get into a fight with Robin over a little misunderstanding, Volpe brought in storyboarders and designers from Green Lantern: The Animated Series and also newly graduated artists, Michael David Donovan voices Bizarro, and Tom Gibis voices Toyman. WF Article
  • January 20, 2014: It was Sam Register's idea to diversify the JLA and he chose the line-up. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 21, 2014: Black Lightning and Krypto were omitted from the lineup. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 21, 2014: Karate Kid's design was based on WBA director Jay Oliva. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 21, 2014: Originally, there were going to be a couple cameos by the Wonder Twins in future scenes but the crew couldn't figure out how to. Lynell Forestall Tweet
  • January 25, 2014: There was a cool design for Giganta but it was cut at last minute, Banshee was in some early drafts of script, and Yamamoto ship is a nod to "Battleship Yamato." Comicbook.com Interview
  • January 28, 2014: 3 minute audio recording of Giancarlo Volpe on casting roles. Voices From Krypton Interview
  • January 29, 2014: The DVD will have a wide release in retail and online stores May 20, 2014. WF Article
  • January 29, 2014: The Hall of Doom was designed by Josh Middleton and Hans Ranum. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • February 5, 2014: The original plan was to show three hero's origins. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • February 7, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe and Lynell Forestall weigh in on Toyman; Toyman comatose in a hospital and is possessing his marionette remotely to do evil. Giancarlo Volpe and Lynell Forestall Tweets
  • February 22, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe goes over the movie's time travel rules, including the Pivotal Event Theory. Originally, Flash got the unfortunate assignment to "right" Batman's botched origin. Giancarlo Volpe Tumblr
  • February 22, 2014: Giancarlo Volpe reveals originally, Aquaman was assigned to "right" Wonder Woman's botched origin - make sure Zeus and Hippolyta conceived Diana. Giancarlo Volpe Tweet
  • May 13, 2014: New clip promoting May 20 DVD wide release. WF Article
  • May 16, 2014: New clip promoting May 20 DVD wide release. WF Article
  • February 16, 2015: Lynell Forestall reveals there were inside jokes - names of crew on billboards and the Wonder Twins were going to cameo in the future. Forestall wanted to do Black Lightning and his daughters on vacation in Hawai'i when the maelstrom at the end forms but Giancarlo Volpe asked why they didn't get into costume and help, too, and the cameo was nixed. The Big Pull Episode 60; 14:33-16:07