Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic created the American animated television program Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. It debuted on April 23, 2013, and is based on the fictitious superhero team from DC Comics. Following the success of DC Nation’s New Teen Titans shorts, the series was announced.
The animation for the series was outsourced to Copernicus Studios and Bardel Entertainment in Canada by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
The animated series Teen Titans Go! chronicles the exploits of the young Titans, Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire. They live together as teenagers without grownups who interfere with the young Titans in Jump City when they are not protecting the planet.
In contrast to the majority of other superhero shows, the events are comical, absurd, and parodic. For instance, kid-friendly jokes that escalate the risk factor, getting a driver’s license after wrecking the Batmobile, or cleaning the suits after getting them dirty while battling the bad guys.
Characters from the original series frequently return on the show, albeit in smaller roles or with exaggerated personalities. Additionally, it has a stronger connection to the DC Universe as a whole, with more nods to other characters, such as those in the Justice League, as well as a few cameos from Batman and Commissioner Gordon in amusing situations.
Review of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
Consider the tragic fate of those vigilantes who have not yet experienced their big-screen moment now that the present superhero obsession has spanned more than 40 movies. Even the Inhumans performed on IMAX, after all. However, that is the awful scenario Robin (Menville) and the other Teen Titans are in, and acclaimed director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) informs them they must have an arch enemy in order to become movie stars. Slade, the nasty guy (Will Arnett). The destiny of the entire world is momentarily in jeopardy as the Titans choose their movie careers over, well, everything.
A poster for “BvS” shows Batgirl and Supergirl cuddling, and deep cuts of DC lore (“Challengers Of The Unknown,” anyone? ) pepper the background of the 2D, chibi action. Who’s there?). A closing remark for the ages is interspersed with a brilliant Aquaman joke that stands alone and fully merits the price of the ticket. Even the casting is cleverly meta: Kal-El, Nicolas Cage’s real-life son, voices the young Bruce Wayne while Nicolas Cage finally plays Superman.
Though even those moments usually finish in a pop song (oh yes, this is also a musical) that detracts from Robin’s propensity for egomania, the action occasionally drags as characters go through some distracting personal growth or mope after a setback. But that is only a small complaint. In addition to lavishing praise on the entire stupid bunch of them, this gloriously absurd story mercilessly mocks all those other conceited superhero films. It is a complete thrill.
Watch Teen Titans Go! Online!
Teen Titans Go! is currently available on HBO Max and Hulu Plus. Teen Titans Go! is available for rental or purchase on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and iTunes.