Teen Titans Go! (TV series)
|Teen Titans Go!|
|Developed by||Michael Jelenic
|Voices of||Scott Menville
|Opening theme||"Teen Titans Go!" by Puffy AmiYumi
Remixed by Mix Master Mike
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||35 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Sam Register|
|Production company(s)||DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Original run||April 23, 2013 – present|
|Preceded by||Teen Titans
New Teen Titans
Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts, both of which are based on the 2003 Teen Titans TV series. Teen Titans Go! is a more comedic take on the DC Comics franchise, dealing with situations that happen outside of saving the world.
Sporting a new animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a "comedic" spin-off with little continuity to the previous series, and only certain elements are retained. Many DC characters make cameo appearances and are referenced in the background, and the show also consists of much darker humor than its predecessor. The original principal voice cast returns to reprise their respective roles. The series is rated TV-PG for graphic violence.
Teen Titans Go! is a TV show that follows the Teen Titans when not saving the world and when living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The Teen Titans must deal with situations such as teenage pranks reaching a whole new level, having to retake a driver's test after wrecking the Batmobile, taking part in dodgeball tournaments, and other humorous antics.
- Robin (voiced by Scott Menville) - Robin is the slightly power-mad, perfectionist leader of the Teen Titans. He shows signs of mental instability and has an inferiority complex due to the fact he is the only member on the team that does not have super powers.
- Raven (voiced by Tara Strong) - Raven is a sarcastic, deadpan demon girl who'd rather be left alone. She is the daughter of Trigon. When very angry she has red eyes, sharp teeth and a demonic voice.
- Cyborg (voiced by Khary Payton) - Cyborg is a laid-back, half-teen, half-robot who's more interested in eating pizza and playing video games than in fighting crime.
- Starfire (voiced by Hynden Walch) - Starfire is a Tamaranian girl (or alien) struggling to fit in and learn the ways of Earth. When angry she has glowing green eyes and she is hot tempered, She is also Robin's love interest.
- Beast Boy (voiced by Greg Cipes) - Beast Boy is a green boy who is Cyborg's best bud. He is a slightly dim but loveable loafer who transforms into all sorts of animals, which are always green, when he's not eating pickles and watching TV. In "You're Fired", he was fired from the Teen Titans, but tried to rejoin as "Beast Babe".
- Silkie - Starfire's pet grub and mascot of the Teen Titans.
- H.I.V.E. Five - A group of young supervillains that work for the H.I.V.E.
- Jinx (voiced by Lauren Tom) - Member of the H.I.V.E. Five who has the ability to cause bad luck.
- Gizmo (voiced by Lauren Tom) - Member of the H.I.V.E. Five who is a mechanical genius.
- Mammoth - Member of the H.I.V.E. Five that is unusually strong.
- Billy Numerous - Member of the H.I.V.E. Five who has the ability to clone himself.
- See-More - Member of the H.I.V.E. Five who uses an eye helmet.
- Speedy (voiced by Scott Menville) - Member of the Titans East that uses a bow and arrow and seems to be a duplicate of Robin in design, and is also after the affections of Starfire in "The Date". He appears in "The Date" and makes a cameo appearance in "Starliar".
- Kitten (voiced by Tara Strong) - Kitten is the spoiled and bratty daughter of Killer Moth and the girlfriend of Fang. She first appears in the episode "The Left Leg". She robbed the bank, while the Teen Titans arrived to stop her.
- Batman - Robin's former mentor and protector of Gotham City that frequently makes cameo appearances.
- Commissioner Gordon - Father of Batgirl and chief of the Gotham Police that makes cameo appearances alongside Batman.
- Vixen - A superhero that has the ability to mimic nearby animals who tried to join the Teen Titans in "You're Fired".
- B'wana Beast - A superhero that has the ability to combine two animals together that tried to join the Teen Titans in "You're Fired".
- Detective Chimp (voiced by Scott Menville) - Detective Chimp is an incredibly smart chimpanzee that tried to join the Teen Titans in "You're Fired".
- Wonder Twins (voiced by Khary Payton and Tara Strong) - Zan and Jayna are two twin superheroes that, when they touch each other and speak the phrase, "Wonder Twin Powers Activate", they can shapeshift. They temporarily joined the Teen Titans in "You're Fired".
- Aqualad - Member of the Titans East who makes a cameo appearance in "Starliar".
- Batgirl - Batgirl makes a cameo appearance in "Starliar" at the Titans East party. In "Staring at the Future", she is shown to be Nightwing (future Robin)'s wife mothering three children with him.
- Bumblebee - Member of the Titans East who makes a cameo appearance in "Starliar".
- Más y Menos - Two twin brothers, who are members of the Titans East and make a cameo appearance in "Starliar".
- Terra (voiced by Ashley Johnson) - Beast Boy's "girlfriend" who is actually a villainess that is using him to get information on the Titans! She joined the team momentarily in "Terra-ized".
- Doctor Light (voiced by Rodger Bumpass in "Caged Tiger"; Scott Menville in "Colors of Raven") - A supervillain with light themed powers. In "Caged Tiger" he decides to quit being a supervillain and join the Titans but Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy beat him up.
- Cinderblock - A stone-based villainous monster with incredible strength.
- Plasmus - A ooze-based creature with many green eyes on his body.
- Trigon (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - The demonic father of Raven and an all-powerful dark lord. He posed as a sitcom father to win over the approval of Raven's friends and then attempted to order her to destroy them.
- Couch Spirit (voiced by Khary Payton) - A spirit that lives in the couch. In "Dude Relax," he showed Robin the power to relax. He appears in "Lazy Sunday" hanging out with Cyborg and Beast Boy.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||26 (52 shorts)||April 23, 2013||TBA||March 4, 2014(Part One)|
|2||26 (52 shorts)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
- Greg Cipes - Beast Boy
- Scott Menville - Robin, Speedy (ep. 3), Detective Chimp (ep. 7), Doctor Light (ep. 13), Treadmill Spirit (ep. 14), Birdarang (ep. 15)
- Khary Payton - Cyborg, Zan (ep. 7), Couch (ep. 4, 14), Universe Tree (ep. 10)
- Tara Strong - Raven, Jayna (ep. 7), Old Lady (ep. 6), Raven Emoticlones (ep. 13), Kitten (ep. 13), Batgirl (ep. 16)
- Hynden Walch - Starfire
- Eric Bauza - Second Santa (ep. 18)
- Jeff Bennett - Ed (ep. 2)
- Rodger Bumpass - Doctor Light (ep. 17)
- Nika Futterman - Sonia Conchita Hernández (ep. 5)
- Ricky Jay - The Voice in Robin's Head (ep. 3)
- Ashley Johnson - Terra (ep. 11)
- Kate Micucci - Parry (ep. 9)
- Kevin Michael Richardson - Trigon (ep. 2)
- Lauren Tom - Jinx (ep. 7, 8, 11), Gizmo (ep. 4, 11, 13)
- Aaron Horvath - Producer
- Michael Jelenic - Producer
- Glen Murakami - Based On Characters and Character Designer
- Sam Register - Executive Producer
- Lisa Schaffer - Casting and Voice Director
Teen Titans Go! has been met with mixed reviews from critics and fans, with praise toward the return of the original principal voice cast and divided criticism aimed toward the new direction of the show.
Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars and called it "Superheroes' new look, comical feel invites younger kids". IGN gave the show a 7.8 out of 10, a "Good" score on the review scale, stating that "DC Nation revamps the beloved Teen Titans series for a new generation -- with pretty fun results".
Writing for Slant Magazine, Lee Wang gave the show 2 stars out of 4, criticizing the lack of emotional depth compared to its predecessor, the Flash-based animation style commonly found on the network, and generic humor: "If not for the actors, whose talents can't save this lackluster material, Teen Titans Go would offer little to even the most ardent Titans nostalgists and completists."
The pilot episode brought in 2 million viewers. On June 11, 2013, Cartoon Network renewed Teen Titans Go! for a second season, citing successful ratings.
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