Teen Titans Go! (TV series)

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Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! horizontal logo.svg
Based on Teen Titans
by Glen Murakami
Developed by Michael Jelenic
Aaron Horvath
Directed by
  • Peter Rida Michail
  • Luke Cormican
  • Scott O'Brien
  • Aaron Horvath
  • Jeff Mednikow
  • James Krenzke
  • Noel Belknap
  • Bryan Newton
  • Dave Stone
  • Michael Jelenic
  • Ed Skudder
  • Lynn Wang
Voices of
Theme music composer Puffy AmiYumi (remixed by Mix Master Mike)
Opening theme "Teen Titans Go!", performed by Puffy AmiYumi
Composer(s) Armen Chakmakian
Jason Brandt
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 173 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sam Register
  • Jeff Prezenkowski
  • For Cartoon Network: Christina Reynolds and Tramm Wigzell
Producer(s) Aaron Horvath
Michael Jelenic
Peter Rida Michail
Editor(s) Jhoanne Reyes
Keef Bartkus
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Original release April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)[1] – present
External links
Website

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,[2][3] which are based on the original Teen Titans TV series.

Sporting a new animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a comedic reboot with no continuity to the previous series or any other media in the DC Comics franchise, except for some details. Many DC characters make cameo appearances and are referenced in the background. The original principal voice cast returns to reprise their respective roles. This series gives a sneak peek at what the Titans do when they are hanging out around the tower.

On July 28, 2016, the series was confirmed to be renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on October 20, 2016.[4].

Plot[edit]

Teen Titans Go! is an animated series that follows the adventures of the young Titans, residing in Jump City, when they are not saving the world while living together as teenagers without adults who intrude. Unlike most of the other superhero series, the situations are comic, crazy and parodic - for example, juvenile jokes that reach new heights of danger, obtaining the license to drive after destroying the Batmobile or washing the suits after staining them when fighting their enemies. The show regularly features characters who have appeared in the original series, albeit with reduced roles and/or exaggerated personalities. It also features greater attachment to the DC Universe at large, with more references to other characters in the Justice League, plus a few appearances by Batman and Commissioner Gordon in lighthearted moments.

The show is littered with in-jokes regarding the whole of DC's library, many of them in blink-and-miss moments, as well as numerous jibes to its vocal detractors regarding its relation to the original series and its intentionally stupid nature.

Characters[edit]

Main cast members
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Scott Menville Khary Payton Tara Strong Greg Cipes Hynden Walch
Robin, Speedy, Detective Chimp, Killer Moth, Robin (Tim Drake), Robin (Carrie Kelley), Brain, Additional Voices Cyborg, Zan, Couch, Universe Tree, Halloween Spirit, Various Voices Raven, Silkie, Jayna, Batgirl, others Beast Boy, Adonis, Private H.I.V.E., additional voices Starfire, Blackfire, Sparkleface, Various Voices

Home media[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

Region 1
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Total running time Release dates
"Mission to Misbehave" 1 16:9 26 289 minutes March 4, 2014
"Couch Crusaders" 286 minutes July 29, 2014
"Appetite for Disruption" 2 April 14, 2015
"House Pests" August 18, 2015
"Eat, Dance, Punch!" 3 May 31, 2016
"Get In, Pig Out" 27 TBD January 24, 2017

Blu-ray releases[edit]

Region 1
Blu-ray title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Total running time Release dates
"Season 1" 1 16:9 52 578 minutes April 21, 2015

Reception[edit]

Teen Titans Go! received mixed to decent reviews by critics but negative by audiences. Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars and wrote that it "manages a few positive messages alongside the clever comedy and characterizations".[5] IGN writer Scott Collura gave the pilot episode a score of 7.8 out of 10, stating that "DC Animation revamps the beloved Teen Titans series for a new generation – with pretty fun results".[6] Randy Schiff of The Buffalo News praised its writing and animation, calling it a "consistently quirky comedy that is often laced with keen social commentary".[7]

Writing for Slant Magazine, Lee Wang gave the show 2 stars out of 4, saying "Teen Titans Go! would offer little to even the most ardent Titans nostalgists and completists".[8] Aaron Wiseman of Moviepilot cited various criticisms of the show, noting slight appreciation for the characters of Starfire and Raven.[9] Joseph Murphy of the website WhatCulture deemed it an "upsetting" replacement for the cancelled television series Young Justice.[10]

The show's pilot episode brought in over 3 million viewers. On June 11, 2013, Cartoon Network renewed Teen Titans Go! for a second season, citing successful ratings.[11] On April 29, 2015, the series was renewed for a third season.

According to Hope King, a tech reporter for CNNMoney,[12] Teen Titans Go! was one out of three of the most viewed television shows and other media to contribute to a record setting 1.3 million simultaneous Xfinity On-Demand viewings during the January 2016 United States blizzard (also known as Winter Storm Jonas).[13]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Gets In Front of the Upfront" (Press release). Business Wire. January 29, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Goldman, Eric (June 9, 2011). "Teen Titans Returning With New Full Length Episodes". IGN. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Jim (June 9, 2011). "Cartoon Network Reveals New "Teen Titans Go!" Animated Series Slated For 2012". World's Finest Online. Retrieved June 16, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "SDCC '16: Teen Titans Go! – It gets weirder". July 28, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cartoon Network - Teen Titans Go!". commonsensemedia.org. Common Sense Media. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  6. ^ Scott Collura (2012-04-22). "Teen Titans Go series premiere review". IGN. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  7. ^ Schiff, Randy (15 August 2016). "You Should Be Watching: 'Teen Titans Go!'". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Wang, Lee (April 23, 2012). "Teen Titans Go!: Season One". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Wiseman, Aaron (19 July 2014). "Teen Titans Go! This show truly a mockery to the original?". Moviepilot. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Murphy, Joseph (21 March 2014). "7 Reasons Why Teen Titans Go! Has Failed". WhatCulture. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Teen Titans Go! Renewed". Seat42f.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hope King - Anchor at Cheddar". Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ King, Hope (January 25, 2016). "Blizzard helps set record for on-demand TV viewing". Retrieved January 22, 2017. 

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