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Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson ... see more see more... , David McCallum , Oliver Platt , Vicki Lewis , Marg Helgenberger

A graceful Amazon princess of untold strength and beauty attempts to prevent the god of war from instigating a conflict that will last for centuries and destroy the human race as the animated adventur... read more read more...e marking the return of DC Comics heroine Wonder Woman. On the mystical island of Themyscira lives a fierce race of warrior Amazons who have raised a powerful daughter named Princess Diana. The Amazons live in secrecy from the outside world, but when Army fighter pilot Steve Travor crash-lands in their tropical paradise, the headstrong princess defies the law of the land by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. But her transition into the modern world won't be an easy one, because when Ares escapes from his Amazonian prison and begins plotting his revenge, Princess Diana is the only person who stands between the god of war, and the destruction of the human race - beginning with the Amazons. Now, as Princess Diana harnesses her unique powers to boldly fight back against Ares and save the planet from certain destruction, Wonder Woman is born and the battle for civilization begins. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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PG-13, 1 hr. 33 min.

Directed by: Lauren Montgomery

Release Date: March 3, 2009

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  • May 17, 2013
    Wonder Woman is pretty good, not as good as the Batman animations but still pretty good. The story is strong but it becomes a little tiresome with regard to it's constant reference to sexism/battle of sexes etc. Most of the time it is actually quite sexy, I mean sexist.... but I ... read moredigress. The story is so strong in fact that it is a little frustrating that they didn't make this a live action version, I guess they still can but I really wish they would. They could probably cast half of the voice actors too but only, and I mean only, if the beautiful
    Lynda Carter was in it. She could play Wonder Woman's mum! I'll keep dreaming...
  • June 9, 2012
    Hopefully this is at least some sort of inspiration for the impending live-action feature...Excellent!
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    August 1, 2011
    As good as an animated origin Wonder Woman film is going to get. Honestly though, I have very little interest in the idea of a feminazi Utopian island created by Greek gods and the warrior princess who prances around on it.

    I just find the idea of Wonder Woman so... obnoxiously ... read moreobsessed with outdated, elementary, oversimplified "gender wars", but alas, this is a pretty decent animated film.

    Not only does it humor and have a good script but it has character development, complexities, and relationships that actually perpetuate the story. I mean sure, it all dwindles down to a stupid smash-and-bash ending but c'mon, it's an animated super-hero film.

    Speaking of, the animation is absolutely astounding, some of the best stuff I've seen from the "West" (Japanese still easily step all over this, unfortunately.) which is essentially the highlight of the film. Watching Diana and her gal pals beat shit up is great.

    Let's just say, this particular genre's standards have been pretty low. Making this an achievement on DC's part.
  • September 20, 2009
    The DC Comics animated action film is outstanding, especially the fight scenes. The dialogue is good, as is the voice acting including Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Virgina Madsen and more, and all suit the characters very well. I also liked the sto... read morery, though how accurate it is to the DC comic book. I do know it's nice to have a strong female superhero character who can hold her own with any guy, and I don't just mean physically or intellectually. There is actually a pretty funny scene which illustrates this point, but I won't get into it here.
  • April 28, 2009
    Wonder Woman: It's all true, isn't it, Steve? Everything my mother warned me about man's world is true. She even told me you'd try to seduce me, and I, like a fool, told her, "For now, let's only expect the best from the pilot." You tried to get me drunk. As if you could out drin... read morek an Amazon, you pathetic lightweight.
    Col. Steve Trevor: [Sees thugs approaching] Oh, crap.
    Wonder Woman: [Unaware of the thugs] Yes, I knew exactly what you were trying to do. And please don't use that language around me.

    Another superhero entry from the Warner Premier animated film studio. Its pretty solid as an origin story for Wonder Woman, providing plenty of fast paced story telling, action, and humor. A solid voice cast as well.

    After a big battle opening, we are taken to the mystical island of Themyscria, the home of the Amazons (super hot Greek warrior women), where a Unites States pilot, Steve Trever, voiced by Nathon Fillion, has crash landed. It is soon decided that he must be escorted back by the Amazon princess Diana, voiced by Keri Russell. Problems arise as Diana must also deal with the Greek god Ares, voiced by Alfred Molina, who has escaped from his imprisonment and seeks revenge against the Amazonians.

    The story is very tightly written, putting a lot of focus on the Amazon's distrust of men in general, but as far as accuracy goes, this flick does a very good job at putting all of the elements of Wonder Woman together effectively, even if her invisible jet just sort of enters the scene without much explanation.

    As mentioned, the voice cast is pretty well assembled, also including Rosario Dawson, Virginia Madsen, and Oliver Platt. Molina does good in the villain role. Russell is standard as the hero, but bouncing off of Fillion, who is quite enjoyable, makes it all work nicely enough.

    Hippolyta: Here the true nature of men is laid bare. What other depraved thoughts must you be thinking?
    Col. Steve Trevor: God, your daughter's got a nice rack.

    This film also certainly balances its PG-13 rating well enough to include a lot of very violent battle scenes, which certainly make no excuses about the uses of swords and arrows against flesh and blood people (as well as minotaurs, zombie babes, and griffins).

    I really quite enjoyed this entry into the animated DC catalog.

    President's Adviser: Mr. President, the threat has been neutralized.
    The President: How?
    President's Adviser: It seems by a group of armored supermodels.
  • March 9, 2009
    Another solid film from Warners Animated, this one is a bit more violent than expected and has a welcome, though slightly incongruous, sense of humor courtesy of Nathan Fillion's line deliveries.
  • February 28, 2009
    Wow. So good that it reduces the need for a live action version. The animation is stunning and the story fantastic. We're taken from Wonder Woman's origins through to her current status as hero. Mythology of all sorts rears it head, adding sumptuous visuals and original action se... read morequences. There are planes, winged beasties, huge battles and more. The film touches on themes of sexism, but also celebrates femininity without becoming feminist propaganda. The vocal cast is just as good as any Hollywood blockbuster. Molina adds his vocal chords to another villainous comic book role. Fillion is his charming and heroic self and the ladies are all feisty but also carry a certain amount of wisdom. I have a feeling that animation is the perfect medium for Wonder Woman, and I hope many sequels are to come.
  • June 9, 2013
    Wonder Woman finally gets her own feature in this fantastical adventure from DC Universe. When a U.S. Air Force pilot crashes on the mysterious island of Themyscira, the queen's daughter Diana is chosen to return him to his home, but along the way she discovers that Ares, the Go... read mored of War, has been unleashed and is gathering an army. Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Oliver Platt, and Rosario Dawson lead the voice cast and give solid performances. However, the sexist tones of the material are handled rather awkwardly and interfere with the storytelling. Additionally, the animation style is somewhat crude and lacks depth. While it has problems, Wonder Woman is still an impressive and exciting look at one of DC's most unique characters.
  • April 26, 2009
    Another good animated production of DC title if only the WB were this competent with their live action stuff (barring DK and BB). A faithful if slightly modified version of the Wonder Woman story with plenty of action and violence.
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    June 14, 2014
    Gal Gadot and the filmmakers of the upcoming live action films need to watch this. This is how you introduce and create a female superhero that will rival, and probably surpass, her male counterparts.

Critic Reviews

Kevin Carr
March 16, 2009
Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures

She was definitely the kind of girl you wanted to take home to mom, even if you might need a first aid kit the next day. Full Review

Ryan Cracknell
March 14, 2009
Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views

Finally, a solid film in which the Amazon's story can be told to current audiences. Full Review

Peter Canavese
March 12, 2009
Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

A fast-paced feature sure to satisfy fans and win a generation of new ones. [Blu-ray] Full Review

Rob Vaux
March 2, 2009
Rob Vaux, Sci-Fi Movie Page

Warner's line of direct-to-DVD superhero films has finally given the Amazing Amazon her due. Full Review

John J. Puccio
February 27, 2009
John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis

...a perfectly acceptable cartoon movie of its kind. If you like its kind. Full Review

James O'Ehley
February 27, 2009
James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page

This straight-to-DVD full-length animated Wonder Woman flick turns out to be unexpectedly enjoyable! Full Review

Felix Vasquez Jr.
February 20, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

I really enjoyed my short time spent with the character and her mythos... Full Review

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