Ahead of Toy Fair 2013, Warner Bros. Consumer Products has released new images for Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman, which will replace Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series on Cartoon Network's DC Nation programming block.
Many fans were shocked to learn Monday that neither Green Lantern nor Young Justice appeared on the cable network's list of returning series for the 2013-2014 season; producer Giancarlo Volpe later confirmed the cancellation of Green Lantern. The news quickly sparked an online petition, which has garnered nearly 18,000 signatures, and a barrage of comments on the DC Comics and DC Nation Facebook pages, leading Thursday to the following response:
"Thank you to all our fans for expressing just how much they love DC Nation on Cartoon Network. There's still more new Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series to enjoy in the coming weeks. And DC Nation isn't going anywhere; there will be plenty of new adventures coming your way later this year."
Announced in October 2011, the CG-animated Beware the Batman teams the Dark Knight with Alfred and Katana against some Gotham City's lesser-known rogues, like Anarky, Professor Pyg and Mister Toad. Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond, Teen Titans) is executive producing. It debuts sometime this summer.
Teen Titans Go! features the all-new comedic adventures of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg, who now appear in chibi form in a series of DC Nation shorts. Original Teen Titans voice cast members original cast members Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Greg Cipes and Tara Strong all reprise their roles. The show arrives in April.
DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block in Summer 2013.
Teen Titans Go!: Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures, Teen Titans Go! will premiere in April 2013. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the superhero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The series stars the principal voice cast from the original Teen Titans, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.