Cartoon Network Adding ‘Teen Titans Go!’ in 2013

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 9:31 am,

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It’s tough to keep a good superhero team down, and now (although they’ve been off the air for more than five years), Cartoon Network has recently announced it will bring back its popular Teen Titans animated series in the form of the more lighthearted Teen Titans Go!

Cartoon Network initially brought the animated and occasionally super-deformed Teen Titans back as animated shorts, which aired during DC Nation, the network’s hour-long block of superhero programming. Beyond Teen Titans Go!, the shorts and interstitials have featured the likes of Plastic Man, Vibe, as well as the Atom and have apparently become quite the draw in and of themselves.

According to Cartoon Network, the TTG! shorts, featuring a chibi style version of the team, have proven popular enough to warrant joining the growing ranks of DC Nation sometime next year. Right now, the DC-centric animation block features Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, but will have an all-new CGI animated Batman series, Beware the Batman added to the line-up very soon.

Despite the gap between the end of Teen Titans and this stylistically different version of the team, Teen Titans Go! has managed to secure the familiar voice talents of the original cast including: Scott Menville (Robin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Tara Strong (Raven) and Hynden Walch (Starfire).

An official press release from the network stated:

“Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the super hero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. They may be super heroes who save the world every day … but somebody still has to do the laundry! With the ability to turn into any animal or detach their robotic limbs, teenage pranks reach a whole new level. And even super heroes have to take Driver’s Ed. to get a license – especially after wrecking the Batmobile on an unauthorized joy ride to impress a girl!”

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Considering the current offerings are all action-oriented and targeted primarily at the young male demographic, lightening things up with 22 minutes of comedy would certainly help court a wider audience. Additionally, should Teen Titans Go! prove a success, it may allow for an even more expansive line-up on DC Nation that could include full episodes of shorts like Super Best Friends Forever or the ongoing adventures of Plastic Man.

Given that Cartoon Network airs DC Nation on Saturday mornings, gearing an expansion of this kind toward a broader audience may prove to be a successful test for the continuation of their DC Comics-inspired animation block.

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Teen Titans Go! shorts can currently be seen during DC Nation, which airs Saturdays @10am on Cartoon Network.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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  1. I would love the original version to be brought back just as much as everyone else. Ive been a huge fan since i was 8 or 9, and now im 17. As much as I love the original, I really think we should give TTG a chance. I know its not like the original, but maybe it wont be as bad as you think. I think its time to change things up a bit. The original has already been done before, and I think the reason why they decided to do something different is because they dont want to end up like how the pokemon anime is. As much as I love pokemon, I have to admit that almost every episode follows the same formula. Things have been done so many times that it gets too predictable and then you loose interest. I might be completely wrong, but I guess this is just my oppinion. This is way I think they decided to change things up. To do something that hasnt been done before and see how it turns out.

    • I agree that we should change it up a bit. But they should also bring back charcters like Terra, Slade, and Red X since we still haven’t learned what had happend to them. We were just left to figure it out ourselves. We can make guesses on who Red X is, or if Terra really did lose her memory,or rather that Slade is actually dead, but no one really knows. I also think that they shouldn’t bring in any involvement of Batman in the seris, the seris did better without him than it probably would be with him. Charcters like Batgirl or Batman are for shows like Young Justice or Justice League. They don’t belong in Teen Titans, they never have…except in the comics. It should stay that way so that we can get a sense of who the Teen Titans really are and not who they once knew or where they came from. Teen Titans are the teenage heros without any adult heros around. If anything, Teen Titans would be just another Young Justice with Batman. I mean, why put in the Batmobile? The Teen Titans have the T-Car. And Cyborg drives it, not Batman.

    • The difference between pokemon and teen titans is that pokemon is all dried up. teen titans could’ve made another 3-5 series just off of all the unanswered questions(like what happened to slade, terra, red X and just raw creativity. there was also the white monster at the end of “things change”). Honsetly i think it was extremely stupid of cartoon network to cancel this show and then try top make ammends by creating this new chibi version. I’ll give it a chance though just outta desperation to see what happens to all my favorite characters from one of the best series ever.

    • i do agree with you about the pokemon thing but there was an entire teen titans comic book series that they could use to make the episodes plus they are still coming out with the titans series of comics

  2. Here’s the thing, they can’t continue the old series. there’s an unwritten rule(although maybe it is written) about doing such things. plus the series continued in the comics so they’d have to animate the comics or something, which goes through so many kinds of copyright. Plus, they get the original 5 voice actors back. Not ALL OF THEM. I want the original show back too, but it won’t happen. Oh and BTW, the issue with online petitions is that people can sign them multiple times. I’s love a return, but it’s not likely. I’m sorry, and I mean that with all of my heart. TT Forever.

    • There was a petition to bring back teen titans in e first place. Also when you say not all of them it’s a lot better than none of them. Last u said there is unwritten rule about to Continue a series they made goes through many kinds of copyright. They could always not even use any ideas from the comics. No matter what they did they didn’t need to draw those characters like that

    • You can always continue a series, the Winx Club has had five different series and each one continues off the next, plus with the original MAIN cast they wouldn’t really need to revoice episodes and they already took from the comic book so yeah

  3. Can u guys just use the Same artist
    They are totaly gonna look gay with the new drawing of them..

  4. This new show is more like for kids 8 years old and younger. I love Teen Titans but the new teen titans go! I Don’t think so. They should just continue the original series from where they left off. Huge Fan of Teen Titans by the way. :)

  5. They should sell the original Teen Titans series on DVD or Blue-ray. That would be awesome.

  6. Hey Emmanuel Nunez @ Walmart online they sell Teen Titans on DVD. I love Teen Titans my favorite show since I was 5 now 13.

  7. After reading this article along with many of the comments, I have to say that I’m on the fans’ side. I loved Teen Titans and I still do! I realize that just jumping right back in after several years is a big favor to ask for. Also someone said that they didn’t even explain what happened to Slade and Terra and Red X and such. I read on Wikipedia that the series was cancelled,(though I think the movie was used as the series finale) so if it did continue we probably would’ve found out. But I totally agree and I want to know what happens too. I really miss the old show, it was a great combination of action, drama, and comedy. I haven’t seen the shorts mini series so I’m not one to judge, however from what I know I wish they wouldn’t draw the characters as chibi. And the combination of action, drama, and comedy was what made the show great! I’ll watch the new show just to see how it is because I can’t judge it when I haven’t even seen it. I really hope they find a way to continue the series from years ago so we find out what happens as well as get the great plots and characters back. I guess we all will just have to see what happens.

  8. I really can’t judge something I haven’t even seen, but with the information they’re giving us I have to say I’m disappointed. Making the show focus on their normal activities, such as learning to drive and doing laundry, basically defeats the whole point of the Teen Titans series. The thing that made them great was the fact that they were teenagers using their gifts for good. And who said the show never focused on everyday life? They fased relationship issues, doing chores, and arguments with each other just like regular teenagers. They DID focus on both their everyday life and their lives as superheroes. I think they should keep Teen Titans Go! as a mini series, because it is a good idea, just not for a full length episode series. Then they should bring back the old Teen Titans and continue from where it stopped. That’s my opinion at least.

    • I miss the old show too, the the bobble head character would be so annoying, and your right, it had tons of comedy already

      • Exactly. I mean they don’t even really look like teenagers anymore, like several other commenters have said, they look like little kids.

  9. I miss the old series, I know they can’t continue the old series but it is super annoying that everyone is like bobble heads, and even if they continue the old story line, it would still probably get like twice as many views especially since its the same people

  10. Why doesn’t Cartoon Network want to continue with the original series of the “teen titans” b/c the last episode “things change” didn’t conclude what happened with Tara or what happened to the white monster… I am very upset Cartoon network that you are not bringing the original series of the “teen titans” back.

  11. Why doesn’t Cartoon Network want to continue with the original series of the “teen titans” b/c the last episode “things change” didn’t conclude what happened with Terra or what happened to the white monster… I am very upset Cartoon network that you are not bringing the original series of the “teen titans” back.

  12. man I wish they would really bring the old teen titans back I miss them

  13. Good God, why. This is gonna be terrible. I mean, the style looks awful and beast boy looks high as the sky. And i’m not even going to say anything about Cyborgs new arm…

    Cartoon Network is dead.

    • This comment. Cartoon Network is garbage now. Going the route of live programming? Ugh.

      • “cartoon network”

  14. My friends want the old tern Titans no chibi and more drama less comedy and make where it left of we want to know if terra and beast boy ate friend if they can make her remeber start where cartoon network left off anybody with me or not

  15. My friends want the old teen Titans no chibi and more drama less comedy and make where it left of we want to know if terra and beast boy ate friend if they can make her remeber start where cartoon network left off anybody with me or not

  16. Bring back old teen Titans no chibi form less comedy more drama what happens to terra and beast boy do they ever get back together my friends love the old version and dislike the new one please bring the old show back and cartoon network do is a falet us know what vor and start where you ended and I you think I’m right comment how you feel about it

  17. honestly i think you guys should give TTG a chance. Don’t get me wrong I’m on the fans side. CN left alot of things unanswered. When I watched Things Change I froze for who knows how long. It was a cliffhanger!! And I agree that CN should at the very least make a few more episodes or even another movie to sum it all up. I especially would like to see what happens between BB and Terra, and Jinx and Kid Flash :DD but you should give TTG a chance.

  18. ok maybe i was a little harsh i just want to know if their will be a little bit of drama im little miss drama queen and i love drama please somebody tell me there will be a little bit of drama

  19. I will give TTG a chance, but so far im not liking it. Why focus on the boring stuff (laundry…etc) when we could watch them fight crime like before? And when did Cyborg ever take a driving test, or Robin, OR ANYONE!?!?!?!?! They have the T-Car, Robin’s motorbike, and three people who can fly. It would be boring if they just do laundry all day! Hopefully, they will maybe reveal our questions we’ve been tripping over about (Terra, Slade, Red X). I just hope it doesn’t turn out like most of the new CN shows like MAD, Regular Show, Adventure Time (my opinion i hate these shows sorry for those who like them), etc. And as long as it isn’t live action or have different voices. Cant criticize on something I havent seen yet.

    • actually a live action teen titans wouldn’t be that bad, as long as eaither {a} it had no connection to the animated show in any way. or {B}
      was extremly faithfull. no denying it would be hard to pull of , but if it was pulled off it would be amazing. now i think they should continue the old teen titans series and start with a movie,or if cnn refuses to actualy devote time to a continuation, a stand alone movie that solves all the issues .

      • I agree that a live action movie would be really cool. But to me it would only be good if it was EXACTLY like the series. Same look, similar if not the same voices (the actors would have to probably learn to impersonate the voices), same type of theme, etc. And personally I’d rather have the series come back all together instead of a movie to wrap it all up. I’m sure the movie would be great, but it’d be kind of like “OK, a great movie that solves all the problems…now what?” Let’s face it, even if they made a movie that answered our questions, we would still want the series back.

      • I agree that a live action movie would be really cool. But to me it would only be good if it was EXACTLY like the series. Same look, similar if not the same voices (the actors would have to probably learn to impersonate the voices), same type of theme, etc. And personally I’d rather have the series come back all together instead of a movie to wrap it all up. I’m sure the movie would be great, but it’d be kind of like “OK, a great movie that solves all the problems…now what?” Let’s face it, even if they made a movie that answered our questions, we would still want the series back. And honestly I feel like this new series isn’t a continuation of the original series, because it doesn’t answer any questions or continue any plots (based off of what they told us). This is more of a new series based off the same characters and basis.

  20. no i do not like chibi (well except silkie its so cute)they r ugly as dog poop i mean seirously beast boys ears hair and hight is as ugly as a dogs but bring back the old version and seriously there is no batmobile in teen titans i mean come on everybody knows they have the t car the t ship and the r cycle and three of the titans can fly i mean seirouly drivers ed come on thats something a kids show would put on i hate this new show bring the old teen titans back and laundry who wants to sit around for 30 minutes watching superheros do laundry someone wake me up when they start fighting yawn boring cartoon network bring the old teen titans back it was great just the way it was till yall ruined it thanks alot for ruining the best show ever and just to say this i was being sarcastic i mean seirouslly do everone of us a favor and bringm the old show back or just dont bring it back on if you ask me i surelly dont want to sit around all day watching the best super hero team ever just sit around all day and be boring so bring it back or you will be dealing with me you got that

  21. I don’t like how they look bow, more like actual cartoons instead of people, like they used to look, this new show they’re trying to put on will never ever be as great as the old Teen Titans.

  22. I loved the original teen titans!!!! I want them to bring back the original!!!!!

  23. I would love the original Titans show back too. But maybe this won’t be as bad as people think. Yes it sucks to not be the original. But at least its something, its the original voice cast and characters. Also, this series will most likely bring back memories for old fans of the original show and make more people miss the old show. The more people miss the old one, and it kids like this one at all, especially with so much demand from fans to bring back the original, maybe they will. If this series is popular enough, and all old titans fans keep demanding, maybe the original will come back one day. Lets not lose hope everyone. Til then at least the shows back.

  24. No offense to the makers of TTG. But because of this show, it’s replacing one of the greatest shows I have set my eyes on, Green Latern and young justice. Dont get me wrong because I loved teen titans in the past, but give others a chance to show different shows. LIKE CMON!!!!! RIP Green latern and Young Justice League

  25. I wish they bring Teen titans back I am still a huge fan of them. I’ve been watching them since I was 9 im 16 know

  26. I love the original show. I want that back. I understand this is supposed to kinda bring it back. But maybe, just maybe if this show is popular enough, and since so many fans want it, maybe they’ll consider bringing back the original. Or at least something to tie up loose ends. Lets all keep on hoping.I mean if sooo many people want it back, why won’t CN listen? They’ll get so many more ratings.

  27. We want a continuation of the old series! PLEASEE we are BEGGING you! Give us our childhood back!

  28. I believe when the fans expressed love for the shorts, they meant that they loved the SHORTS. They didn’t necessarily say they wanted it as a series. But then again I don’t know, I haven’t read the comments.

  29. Why. I want the original show back. I’ll give TTG a chance. But I don’t know how I feel about this. Maybe it’ll be okay, i don’t know. But the only good thing I can see coming from this is through seeing this series, fans will miss the original show more. Come on TT fans, let’s not give up! CN has taken away so many good shows. Its time they know what we want. I know a lot of us have tried this since TT first got cancelled. But lets not give up. If we all band together and write to CN or comment on their page we can make something happen. Lets keep trying to bring back our beloved TT!
    TT forever

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