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Cartoon Network Announces ‘Teen Titans’ Details

[courtesy of http://animationinsider.net – article by Vincent Benenati]
Posted: Feb 20 2003, 11:28 AM


Today, Cartoon Network announced further details on Teen Titans based on the popular comic-book from DC Comics. Robin The Boy Wonder leads fellow young teens Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire and Raven in the all-new high-adventure series Teen Titans. Slated to debut on Cartoon Network in August 2003, this action-packed half-hour animated series is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation under the guidance of Emmy Award-winner Glen Murakami. Teen Titans is based on the popular DC Comics comic book characters and will air subsequently in the 2003-2004 season on Kids’ WB!

Teen Titans features five teen superheroes each with special powers, led by Robin The Boy Wonder. This group unites to form a defensive force to protect the Earth from a new generation of villains while coping with the problems of adolescence.

An eclectic group, their powers complement each other so that when they band together, they become a superb fighting force. Their personalities, on the other hand, often clash. In order to protect Earth from a variety of enemies, these Teen Titans must learn to work and grow as a team despite their differences in style.

Heading the cast of voice actors on Teen Titans is Scott Menville as Robin The Boy Wonder, the aggressive and acrobatic leader of the group. Greg Cipes provides the voice of Beast Boy, who can take on animal forms, while Starfire, who can channel energy into a powerful weapon, is played by Hynden Walch. Raven, who has psychic powers, is played by Tara Strong and Cyborg, the Teen Titans’ half-man/half-machine strongman, is voiced by Khary Payton. Wil Wheaton and Ron Perlman provide voices for guest and recurring roles.

“Cartoon Network has experienced great success with Justice League, so we know we have a loyal audience ready to embrace this exciting new show,” said Jim Samples, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Cartoon Network. “These DC Comics characters have incredible powers, but struggle with how to use them. Teen Titans will mesh perfectly with our other action-adventure programming and thrill our viewers.”

“Teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network once again gives us an excellent opportunity to bring our core audience the newest high-adventure series, Teen Titans,” said John Hardman, Senior Vice President, Kids’ WB! “This series will be a perfect addition to our #1 line-up, as it features superhero action-packed adventures, comedy and kid-relatable characters and stories in this exciting new saga.”

“We are very excited about bringing Teen Titans to life with stunning animation,” said Sander Schwartz, President, Warner Bros. Animation. “The opportunity to explore Robin, the classic sidekick of Batman, as well as the other teenage characters of the DC Universe provides a great setting for action-adventure tales for a new generation. ”

“The New Teen Titans was a groundbreaking comic book as Marv Wolfman and George Pérez delved into the extraordinary challenges of living as a superhero teenager,” said Paul Levitz, DC Comics President and Publisher. “With the animated series being brought to life by Glen Murakami’s great team, we look forward to new worlds of creative magic.”



Visit the Teen Titans Animated Series Guide for more information. Titans Go!


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