‘Young Justice’ And ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ Cancelled – Replaced By ‘Beware The Batman” And “Teen Titans Go!’

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2013 08:21 pm GMT -4 by 0

They did what?!

Cartoon Network announced its new “Up Fronts” or, in other words, its new season, and both of its current DC Nation shows, ‘Young Justice: Invasion’ and ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ are not to be found.  In their place, Cartoon Network has substituted ‘Beware The Batman’ and ‘Teen Titans Go!’, the latter of which originated as a short shown between the two cancelled shows.

Now granted, ‘Green Lantern’ was created as an animated tie-in to the Ryan Reynolds live-action movie (which was supposed to be a box office smash, but has pretty much faded from everyone’s memory), but the show was really shaping up to be something pretty grand, especially after this past weekend’s gut-wrenching episode “Loss.”  And from the beginning, ‘Young Justice’ has been incredibly in-depth and dramatic.  To lose them to yet another Batman cartoon and a comedic “super deformed” take on the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoon which already ran for five years, really stings!

Here are Cartoon Network’s take on the two new shows:

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 Pig, 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.

If it had been ’Super Best Friends Forever’ morphed into its own show, maybe I’d be reacting to this better, but ‘Young Justice: Invasion’ has proven to be the most dramatic and amazing DC cartoon series so far, so losing it to the likes of a somewhat lame looking Batman show and a super cartoon-y Titans show just makes me really sad.

What do you think?  Are you looking forward to ‘Beware The Batman’ and/or ‘Teen Titans GO!’?  Or do you think Cartoon Network is making a mistake?  Please comment below!

 

Source: Bleeding Cool

  • WarriorofGodx10

    They shouldn’t cancel Young justice. Many people enjoy it too much for it to be cancelled.

  • Jade

    I think there making a big mistake! Because me and my little sister really enjoy waking up on Saturday to watch our two favorite shows. I mean yeah ‘Teen Titans’ was cute and all when I was LITTLE but I grew out of watching it. If it’s true and they really get ride of ‘Yong Justice’ and ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ I’m going to be upset. I love those shows there what makes me happy on the weekends when I’m not with my friends.

  • Lizardking

    So mad right now!! Young justice was the only good cartoon out! For all ages… They are really going to loss alot of fans…sad!!

  • Omega Agent1

    Young Justice connected my little nephew, my sons and myself in fun conversation and tv watching. 3 totally different age groups…..you know where I’m going with that. This is the thing, how do get rid of something like that?
    The problem with the show was that it brought in to many other young heroes and made it a little to much for a younger crowd to want to keep up with. The core Young Justice team should have continued to be the main lead characters. We should have watched them grow. To the best animated show on tv, I hope you stay around somewhere.

  • Jane

    You have to be kidding me.. I don’t no anyone who doesn’t watch young justice if they cut Young justice, I don’t support DC anymore. Simple as that. Keep young justice

    • http://www.facebook.com/cory.hawks.58 Cory Hawks

      It’s not DC fault that CN cancels YJ our only hope is if another channel picks it up

      • Paige WIlliams

        Which could very well happen, especially since Warner Brothers owns DC Comics. If they see the fan backlash, they might just renew the shows themselves and move them over to the Vortex (CW’s Saturday morning programming block). They’re just airing reruns of Justice League Unlimited right now, I wouldn’t mind them replacing that with new episodes of YJ.

      • DARK RAVEN

        YOU HAVE A POINT BUT WHAT IF NONE PICKS UP YOUNG JUSTICE WHAT DO WE DO THEN

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  • http://twitter.com/krisbills Kristofer Bryant

    I think that Cartoon Network my not be

  • Tyler Lyons

    IM REALLY PISSED… young justice was amazing, it saddens me to think it was so easily removed.I couldn’t wait for the new episodes to come out i was soooo excited…. CN will never be the same to me….. RIP young justice we hardly new ye

  • NinjaApe

    Looks like the only thing I can watch Saturday mornings now is Star Wars and Ninja Turtles… DC was doing a lot better than Marvel in TV shows too! Now they’re going downhill…

  • FFmax

    Wtf?! CN is retarded.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.greeve.9 Jeremy Greeve

    I find myself literally disgusted with CN over this decision. I can’t imagine the numbers are going to be any higher for these two incoming shows. We’ve had enough of the second rate Batman cartoons and Titans was barely tolerable when they did take it half way seriously (Ron Perlman as Slade was genius). On top of that CN is losing Star Wars since it is now a Disney property. Why not at least keep one of these two shows to fill the void? I feared we’d never see Sinestro as a Yellow Lantern and I’m sure this news confirms it.

  • Tracy

    NONONONONONONO.
    YOUNG JUSTICE CANNOT BE CANCELLED.
    OMFG. WHYYYYYYYY.
    CN is making a HUGE mistake. Just think about the large fanbase they’re going to lose!

  • Izzy

    What?? I love Young Justice!! The show is interesting and keeps you guessing!! Isn’t that what people want in a show?? Please CN don’t cancel, this show is amazing!!

  • http://twitter.com/PronMastaDON Don Del Grande

    Isn’t “Teen Titans Go” just DC’s name for the old anime-style Teen Tiitans series? (It’s called “Teen Titans Go” to differentiate it from the “normal” Teen Titans comics.)

    • JasonMBowles

      Teen Titans GO! features the same characters, but is strictly cartoony and comedic. It won’t be serious as the version was at times and from the description, it sounds like it won’t even show them fighting crime. It’ll just be them hanging out and goofing around. It’s an extended version of the shorts they’ve been airfing.

      • http://twitter.com/GYLE91 Ryan Kaul

        that’s exactly what it will be they are really trying to move away from that action type of show that entertains all ages even thought teen titan’s go is just going to be another show with no story or good story

  • doug

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT GIT RID OF YOUNG JUSTICE

    • DARK RAVEN

      YA DONT GET RID OF YOUNG JUSTICE IT IS THE GREATEST SHOW SENCE TEEN TITANS TO ME

  • http://www.facebook.com/claude.parish Claude AndPam Parish

    Somebody, please take DC’s toys away from them. They’re getting ruined!

  • http://www.facebook.com/smillhouselang Steven Millhouse-Lang

    I’M HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED! I was LOVING Young Justice! The dramatic, action-oriented, detailed story combined with in-depth character development kept me hooked! You blew this one, Cartoon Network. Fail.

  • JasonMBowles

    Thanks for all the feedback! Looks like CN REALLY botched it, but is it any wonder, especially considering how they yanked it off the air suddenly last year and offered no explanation? And CN and DC have the same parent company, so it’s not even like they have to pay for the rights. I kind of think that the fact that the toy line bombed and there isn’t much other merchandise may have played a part.

    • Oerwinde

      I think they yanked YJ off the air because of a rights issue with Icon, who was only licensed by DC. But considering him and Ricochet(His sidekick) were big parts of the show, they either needed to wait until the license was renewed or cut parts of the show.

      • JasonMBowles

        That was just a rumor. If that were the case, they couldn’t use Static either. (Oh it’s Rocket not Ricochet, btw.) It was also rumored that it was yanked because Stephanie Brown was in the episode that was set to air, but that also wasn’t the case.

  • Joseph Brian Scott

    I’m with you: More Batman?!? Good grief. Way to demonstrate a lack of creativity or originality. Now, if it was a Batgirl, Batwoman, or Catwoman show, I wouldn’t grouse nearly as much.

    I really liked YJ, it was a well-written show with many strengths that never left me bored. Still, if people aren’t watching, they aren’t watching. As someone whose name I can’t remember once said, if people don’t want to watch a show you can’t stop them.
    I don’t know how to make them watch.

  • Greg

    You know what! I am freaking tired of getting into a TV show that turns out to be a good series and it gets canned!

    First it was Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes which I felt was a great series, now its Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

    Why even bother watching a TV show that is building a good story-line and *Bam* just like that its gone. If the network does not wants to show commitment to a show, then its pointless to watch anything on television since the viewing public is at the mercy of the network.

    I

    • http://heppekatten.blogspot.com/ Roger Pedersen

      To be fair Avengers: EMH was only meant to last two seasons and then be superceded by Avengers: Assemble. But the cancellation of Green Lantern: TAS is just another way of saying FU to the general public…

      • Greg

        Yes, I agree with you on your points. I wish that if the networks decide a show will last one or two seasons, at least try (wishful thinking) to close all the story-lines, Young Justice I believe did that for their two seasons. Giving closure to a show may go over better with the general public then saying FU to the viewing audience by just cancelling a show.

    • DARK RAVEN

      I NO IT IS SO SO SO SO SO SAD

  • Aya

    CN, YOU CANNOT CANCEL GLTAS AND YJ. IT’S WAY MORE POPULAR THAN TEEN TITANS GO! AND BEWARE THE BATMAN WILL EVER BE.

  • Captn Chris

    Young Justice and Green Lantern were both quality TV, my son and I looked forward to Saturday morning cartoons like it did when I was a kid. This is a major mistake. We wont be watching Cartoon Network after these leave the air. They both were so well written, that held the interest of kids and adults alike, and that in-an-of-itself is an accomplishment. I hope DC takes them to another network, they don’t need CN as much as CN need them. I hope CN put a lot of money on Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman to loose it all. Teen Titans Go! was aweful to begin with and they are bringing it back. And how many Batman cartoons do we need? CN you had a good thing and didn’t realized it, look how many fans you had even with all the goofy delays and hiatas. Sorry I am done with you.

    • DARK RAVEN

      I AM ABOUT TO CRY YOUNG JUSTICE IS THE BEST THING THATS HAPPEND TO ME SENCE FINDING THE PERCY JACKSON SERES THE NEW PERCY JACKSON BOOK COMES OUT THIS OCT I AM EVEN MORE SAD

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  • Icequ33n

    They can’t cancel young justice!!!! no no no no no NO! That series was the best thing CN had going for it in a decade, literally! Who makes these decisions??? Uggg

  • Michael Gilfillan

    Bummed about Green Lantern. I was hoping the gimmicky and presumably cheaper art design would spare it Young Justices fate.

  • Trauma562

    Young justice is gone?? Wtf

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  • Khas

    First Teen Titans when it was getting good. Now GL, and Young Justice. But shows like Mad, Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, and Regular Show, just keep getting churned out……I remember when CN was about good cartoons, not just ones owned by CN wholly.

    • JasonMBowles

      They don’t own Mad. It’s part of DC/Warner Brothers too. But technically, since CN is owned by WB, you wouldn’t think there would be a problem.

    • Oerwinde

      To be fair, Adventure Time is FANTASTIC. Regular Show and Mad are more teenage boy kinda shows(Which I enjoy, but totally understand if people don’t), but Adventure Time is just awesome.

      • JasonMBowles

        I loved Adventure Time, but it’s just gotten so super WEIRD I don’t like it anymore.

  • Boo

    Here’s hoping that the shows haven’t been outright canceled but still in production/on hold. The release schedules have always been weird so their not being included in the next “season” of cartoons may not mean they are gone Let’s hope the two next, admittedly lame looking, offerings from DC are a sign of expansion of their shows not replacement.

    Probably not the case but here’s hoping the folks in charge will listen to their customers for once. I think canceling these shows so soon will turn a lot of people off checking out their newer shows. I for one won’t be buying or even really checking out their stuff if this is the case. Great shows cut short are ruined and so is the enjoyment of them so why even bother getting into something. I’ve had so many shows cancelled on me after getting into them and being so hesitant to get into anything new leaves me watching less that half the TV I used to.

    • JasonMBowles

      No, they’re officially cancelled.

  • http://heppekatten.blogspot.com/ Roger Pedersen

    CW is making a huge mistake cancelling Green Lantern… This is a show they could have really could have made 5 seasons and had a very firm following, with no problems..

  • A.O

    Am ok with a new batman but taking off young justice is stupid i feel like am watching the orginal JL UNlimited why change that atleast end the story line

  • Android 21 3/7

    Dang… Now I feel really guilty for watching these two shows online… Hard to resist the convenience of watching it whenever I want, however many times I want… And man, I love Batman, but he’s already got plenty of attention. If they keep using him like this, he’s going to lose his allure. Why can’t CN let GL and YJ keep their spotlight until the writers have gotten tired of them and the writing quality goes down? Why wreck something that is still of good quality? Mind you though, I lost faith in CN the day they started putting live action shows in their time slots.

    • JasonMBowles

      Unless you’re a Neilson family, and you’d know if you were, it doesn’t make a difference. Ratings are determined by a certain number of specifically selected viewers who represent X number of people. My family was one briefly when I was a kid, but back then, you had to record your TV watching in a journal.

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  • Kalleb

    Seriously? Wth? CN is turning into the next Nickelodeon where they just cancel shows for the heck of it. Like come on now? Teen Titans GO! and this stupid new Batman series(talk about creativity?) aren’t going to give them higher ratings.. So just watch, they’ll be cancelled within a year or so. And then they’ll try shoving something else down our throats that we’ve basically seen already. I hope another network picks these 2 shows up and DC drops cartoon network. Which also means these 2 stupid new shows will travel over too, but oh well! Y_Y

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  • Reach-hater

    They’re making bad decisions here, keep GL & YJ!

  • DARK RAVEN

    WHAT THAY ARE CANSULING YOUNG JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST THE TEEN TITANS NOW YOUNG JUSTICE CN IS MEAN

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  • CSJ

    mistake

    mistake

    mistake

    BIG MISTAKE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.david.sanders Matthew David Sanders

    I think they’re making a mistake (like everyone else). Beware the Batman may have potential, but Teen Titans Go! is an absolute mistaken Green Lantern is a great show, but it’s entirely possible that Batman could end up being better. However, either of these shows, Teen Titans Go! especially just don’t have the potential to be as good of a show as Young Justice. But cancelling them regardless of what you’re putting in their place is definitely a mistake. They could’ve at least put them on hiatus and showed a season of the two new shows and alternated. TTG doesn’t even premiere on Saturdays!

  • maco

    Mistake….it makes wana vomit