After more than six years of being absent from the airwaves, the Teen Titans will return to Cartoon Network with their own half-hour show once again called ‘Teen Titans GO!’.
According to the press release on Comic Book Movie, the show will premiere during the network’s DC Nation block of programming in 2013 and will be based on the ‘New Teen Titans’ shorts that currently air during the block. Like the shorts, the show will feature super-deformed chibi versions of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg as they explore the comedic side of being teenaged superheroes. The original voice cast featuring Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Greg Cipes and Tara Strong will all be returning for the Titans new foray into television.
While the shorts are amusing, I’m a little disappointed that they’re not just making a new season of the original ‘Teen Titans’. If everyone is on board already, then they have the chance to recreate one of the most beloved DC cartoons in history, so why not do it? Plus, I’m not too sure if the comedy of the shorts will be sustainable for a whole half-hour episode. Regardless, I enjoy the shorts enough that I’ll probably check out the first few episodes to see if it’s any good.
Here’s a synopsis for the new show:
“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!”
‘Teen Titans GO!’ will join ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ and ‘Young Justice’, and probably the new CG-animated ‘Beware the Batman’, in Cartoon Network’s DC Nation on Saturdays at 10:00am ET/PT.