The film was created in 1998-1999 and was to be released by Buena Vista Pictures, Disney's distributing branch. But then Wildstorm, the company owning the licenced characters, was bought by DC Comics. DC's parent company being Time Warner, an argument about who owned the rights ended with the film shelved.
Disney decided to shelve the film rather than promote a property that had been acquired by a rival studio. It was never released in America and only saw a limited video release overseas.
In 2000, the film received limited video-market release in Europe and Australia. The original version is 73' in length, the uncut one c. 90'.