Teen Titans Go! (TV series)

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Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! logotype.png
GenreAnimated
Comedy
Developed byMichael Jelenic
Aaron Horvath
Voices ofGreg Cipes
Scott Menville
Khary Payton
Tara Strong
Hynden Walch
Opening theme"Teen Titans Go!" by Puffy AmiYumi
Remixed by Mix Master Mike
Composer(s)Andy Sturmer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Producer(s)Aaron Horvath
Michael Jelenic
Editor(s)Jhoanne Reyes
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Original runApril 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)[1] – present
Chronology
Preceded byTeen Titans
New Teen Titans
External links
Website
 
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For the comic book series, see Teen Titans Go!.
Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! logotype.png
GenreAnimated
Comedy
Developed byMichael Jelenic
Aaron Horvath
Voices ofGreg Cipes
Scott Menville
Khary Payton
Tara Strong
Hynden Walch
Opening theme"Teen Titans Go!" by Puffy AmiYumi
Remixed by Mix Master Mike
Composer(s)Andy Sturmer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Producer(s)Aaron Horvath
Michael Jelenic
Editor(s)Jhoanne Reyes
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Broadcast
Original channelCartoon Network
Original runApril 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)[1] – present
Chronology
Preceded byTeen Titans
New Teen Titans
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] 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.[3]

Sporting a new animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a comedic spin-off with no continuity to the previous series, and only certain elements are retained. Many DC characters make cameo appearances and are referenced in the background. The original principal voice cast returns to reprise their respective roles.

Plot[edit]

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.[3] 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, fighting each other, and other antics.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Teen Titans Go! series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
152April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)
252June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)TBA

DVDs[edit]

DVDRelease DateEpisodes
Season 1
(Part 1: Mission to Misbehave)
March 5, 2014Disc 1: "Legendary Sandwich", "Pie Bros", "Drivers Ed", "Dog Hand", "Double Trouble", "The Date", "Dude Relax", "Laundry Day", "Ghostboy", "La Larva de Amor", "Hey Pizza!", "Gorilla", and "Girl's Night Out",
Disc 2: "You're Fired!", "Super Robin", "Tower Power", "Parasite", "Starliar", "Meatball Party", "Staff Meeting", "Terra-ized", "Artful Dodgers", "Burger vs. Burrito", "Matched","Colors of Raven", and "The Left Leg"
Season 1
(Part 2: Couch Crusaders)
July 30, 2014Disc 1: "Books", "Lazy Sunday", "Starfire the Terrible", "Power Moves", "Staring at the Future", "No Power", "Sidekick", "Caged Tiger", "Second Christmas", "Nose Mouth", "Legs", "Breakfast Cheese", and "Waffles"
Disc 2: "Be Mine", "Opposites", "Birds", "Brain Food", "In and Out", "Little Buddies", "Missing", "Uncle Jokes", "Más y Menos", "Dreams", "Grandma Voice", "Real Magic", "Puppets, Whaaaaat?"

Reception[edit]

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 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".[4] 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".[5]

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."[6]

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.[7]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on Teletoon in Canada on September 6, 2013.[8] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it premiered on Cartoon Network in April 2014.[9] The series is currently airing on Boomerang in the United States alongside Cartoon Network, as of December 1, 2014.[10]

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. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ "Cartoon Network - Teen Titans Go!". commonsensemedia.org. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Teen Titans Go series premiere review". IGN. 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  6. ^ Wang, Lee (April 23, 2012). "Teen Titans Go!: Season One". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Teen Titans Go! Renewed". Seat42f.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (August 15, 2013). "TELETOON Announces Fall Lineup". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ Munn, Patrick (March 10, 2014). "Turner UK Unveils 2014 Programming Slate: 4 New Shows For Cartoon Network, New ‘Tom & Jerry’ Series & More". TV Wise. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Boomerang Schedule - Cartoon Network". Cartoon Network. Time Warner. November 25, 2014. 

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