From WIZARD #164 (Jun 2005)
05 SUMMER PREVIEW: TEEN TITANS
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1598 (Nov 2004)
written by BM
printed in WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)
The animated team supreme face Trigon and Slade in a final showdown for Raven's soul
THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE TERROR OF TRIGON TP
(4 June 2003)
Can one teenager escape her own dark destiny? It's a question Raven and
the Teen Titans will seek to answer in the conclusion to the fourth
season of the hit animated series in June.
Loosely adapted from "The Terror of Trigon" (New Teen Titans [vol. 2] #1-5), the three-part Season Finale sees the going up against Raven's demonic father, Trigon.
"This is a different kind of threat," producer Glen Murakami explains.
"The Titans aren't trying to stop a bomb from going off, they're trying
to save their friend."
Raven's mysterious background will be explored, as will her bond with
Robin. And the Titans once again face off with Slade, resurrected as
"The one question I heard all of Season 3 was, 'Where is Slade?'" says
Murakami. "For the first time he's dealing with somebody more powerful
Trigon made a brief appearance during the show's first season and now he
has a new look, a new attitude, and a new voice courtesy of Kevin
Michael Richardson (The Joker on "The Batman").
DC'S ON TV
written by James Mishler
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1598 (Nov 2004)
Teen Titans (2003+) on Kid's WB follows the adventures of
younger superheroes of the DC universe - including Robin (voiced by
Scott Menville), Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), Cyborg (Khary Payton), Starfire
(Hynden Walch), and Raven (Tara Strong) - as they take on the villain
Slade (Ron Perlman) and his henchmen from H.I.V.E. (the Hierarchy of
International Vengeance and Extermination).
Unlike Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans is not part of the DC Comics animated continuity.
Generally full of youthful exuberance and wackiness (as compared to the rather more somber and staid Justice League Aventures of their adult conterparts), Teen Titans
also has episodes with a "message," when Titans learn to deal with
fear, obsessions, jealousy, anger, and other emotions and problems that
young people deal with, as they grow and mature. Of course, the message
rarely gets havy enough to drown out the fun. Combined with the
classic Batman: TAS style of animation, which also works very well with Justice League Adventures, Teen Titans has held a strong position on Kids' WB.
Teen Titans is still finding its footing. Aug. 28 marked the
official beginning of the third season with "Deception," though the
series had shown only 26 episodes before that date. Tied in with, not
one, but two comic-book titles - the classic Teen Titans series and the younger, more directly tied-in Teen Titans Go! - the show has a broadening audience, both young and old. Teen Titans: Divide and Conquer, which collects the first six episodes, is in store Sept. 28 on DVD and VHS.
Comic-Con International 2004 Report
From Torsten B. Abel
September 09, 2004
By Sarah Baisley
Comic-Con veterans Jerry Beck, Mark Evanier, Butch Hartman, Fred Patten,
Roland Poindexter, share their take on the annual convention in San
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2004
(22-25 Jul 2004)
TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES
It was another colorful, crazy show time as fans of comics, sci-fi,
fantasy and animation made the pilgrimage to Comic-Con International
2004, July 22- 25, 2004, the event drew a record 75,000, including
entertainment industry types and press to the San Diego Convention
Big news emanating from Teen Titans was that Japanese pop group Puffy AmiYumi, who sing the theme song for Titans, scored with their own series on Cartoon Network called Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi. Sam Register, svp in charge of original animation at Cartoon Network said the show will “be more Yellow Submarine than Josie and the Pussycats.” Carton Network also gave attendees a glimpse and chat with Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, created by Craig McCracken, and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, created by Judd Wnick.
airs on RTL2 (crappy German station who specialize in cheap "anime"
shows for the stupid kids and cheap "adult" stuff for the, well,
The show started on August 26, airs weekdays around 1:15 PM.
According to reactions in Panini's forum, the dub is awful, which is anything but unusual for RTL2.
German dubbing quality, from good to bad:
More details on www.rtl2.de, check "Kids WB".
Episode 38 - Titans East pt 1
The final showdown between Cybrog and Brother Blood culminates in the
creation of a new branch of the Titans team. Titans East includes a new
tower in a new city with five new members: Aqualad, Bumblebee, Speedy
and a pair of high-speed twins known as Mas Y Menos. Part one of two
Blink and You Missed Bumblebee
august 29, 2004
Bumblebee made her debut in the episode "Deception" in a quick camera
pan. Readers may recall that Bumblebee is appearing as a request from
NEW TEEN TITANS co-creator George Perez, who drew the classic comic book
series. Sam Register [from Cartoon Network] noted in a recent
interview: "There was one other thing that came from George. We are
thinking of mining the other Titans to use as auxillary members, [and I
asked], “Is there anyone you would like us to use?” and he did mention
Bumblebee. So Bumblebee will be coming to the animated Titans as a
request from George."
Look for Bumblebee to have an even greater role on the series as season
three progresses. Here is a freeze frame of the screen grab featuring
Bumblebee. Look for more on "Deception" later this week. And for more on
Bumblebee, visit the Bumblebee page on our sister site, titanstower.com.
From Comics Continuum
TEEN TITANS UPDATE
From Marv Wolfman
Monday, August 2, 2004
David Slack, producer of the Teen Titan animated series, dropped hints
about upcoming episodes during the Warner Bros. Animation panel at
Comic-Con International recently.
"In Season 3, look for a return of Slade in a really cool way that we're
all happy with," said Slack, who appeared on stage with producer Glen
Murakami and actors Ron Perlman (Slade), Tara Strong (Raven), Scott
Menville (Robin) and Greg Cipes (Beast Boy).
"There's an arc centered around Cyborg and we see the apperance of a
very popular villain from the comics, Brother Blood, who was a ton of
fun to write. And in Season 4, we are telling a little story about
Raven. And then there's the conclusion of the 'Judas Contract' story
that will be airing soon, with Terra."
[ Read more TEEN TITANS UPDATE ]
TODAY'S VIEW: JULY 19:
written by Marv Wolfman
Now that the word is out on several Titans related websites that Brother
Blood makes his appearance in season three of the animated Titans
series, and that they will be introducing Titans East, a new group of
teen heroes, I can finally say that I wrote the first part of a two-part
third season ender which not only introduces Titans East but also
features the evil Brother Blood. He's a bit different, okay, a lot
different from the religious fanatic original George and I created, but
like the Titans themselves, if you scrape past some of the surface
stuff, he's not all that unlike ours.
In the next week or so I'll be putting up a new page of Titans toys
which are and will be available at your neighborhood shops. I'm really
doing this as much for me as for everyone out there as I want to have as
complete a list as possible on all Titans toys. So, if anyone out there
learns of a Titans-related whatever it might be that's going on sale,
let me know click EMAIL MARV to the right and I'll thank you by name on
this site (unless you wish to remain anonymous, of course).
[ Read more TODAY'S VIEW: JULY 19: ]
July 11, 2004 10:26 pm | Johns on Batman: TAS DVD|
made an appearance on the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES SEASON ONE,
along with Mark Waid, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Bob Schreck, Eric
Randomski, Dan Didio, Alan Burnett, Dan Riba, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill,
Andrea Romano, and Les Daniels.
Johns mentioned the TEEN TITANS CARTOON in this nice summary of the series:
"The great thing about the Batman series, it pioneered it for so many
other things. Without all these guys did on Batman, we wouldn't have
the Justice League animated series, we wouldn't have the Superman
animated series, we wouldn't have the Teen Titans animated series. We
want them to survive and thrive grow and change. But at the same time,
we have to keep the iconic status, and that's what these guys did."
May 14, 2004 06:06 pm | Scoop's TT Article (May 14)|
The New Teen Titans, The New Teen Titans or The *NEW* Teen Titans?
Did you Know...?, Scoop, Friday, May 14, 2004
For the purposes of this article, we're going to say that the truly authentic New Teen Titans were the ones that cropped up in the 1980s.
See, the first Teen Titans appeared in the 1960s. Then they
experienced a minor lull and underwent a semi-reinvention in the '70s,
adding characters like the Joker's Daughter, The Bumblebee, Bat-Girl and
But it wasn't until 1980 when DC Comics emerged under an official The New Teen Titans comic title that the transformation was complete. Previewed in DC Comics Presents #26,
this fresh-faced crew fused the older standbys like Robin, Wonder Girl
and Kid Flash with entirely original characters like Cyborg, Starfire,
Raven, Terra and Changling.
The major difference between this camp and its band of '60s predecessors
was that, this time, the Teens were no longer sidekicks. They'd finally
emerged from the shadows of their mentors (with the aid of gradual age
progression) to become their own men... and women. This time around,
they were confident enough in their own ability to bust the bad guys
without having to play second fiddle or beg an assist from their older
Under this title, Wonder Girl married and Robin graduated college. Then,
in 1988, the comic title evolved, dropping the "Teen" from its name to
become The New Titans, and crimefighting business went on as usual for
another eight years.
But any channel-surfing animated series enthusiast knows that yet another group of New Teen Titans
airs regularly on the Cartoon Network. So will the newest New Teen
Titans one day become passe, only to be usurped by another newer New
Teen Titans crew? Well, if history is any indication, we'd guess so....
May 06, 2004 09:32 pm | Teen Titans Toys at Subway|
NEWS: TEEN TITANS TOYS AT SUBWAY
posted 05-06-2004 02:32 PM
BY DC DILL
Subway, famous for their sandwiches and their commercials with the
formerly fat Jared, has swiped the McDonalds Happy Meal idea just like
any good major fast food chain should. They’ve previously put out toys
for the Justice League, but this is their first offering for the Teen
Titans, as far as I know. Their Kids Packs come with a deli style
sandwich and a juice box, and the all-important toy. I would like to be
able to report to you the duration of the Teen Titans toy promotion, but
that information isn’t available on their website. So if you’re interested, get to a Subway as fast as you can.
[ Read more NEWS: TEEN TITANS TOYS AT SUBWAY ]
| April 14, 2004 | Bumblebee in TT 'Toon|
update >> april 13 >> 2004
PACESETTER: THE GEORGE PEREZ MAGAZINE #4
The Buzz on Bumblebee
Sam Regsiter [senior vice president, original animation for Cartoon
Network] revealed that Bumblebee will be the next Teen Titan to make the
jump from comics page to TV screen: "There was one other thing that
came from George. We are thinking of mining the other Titans to use as
auxillary members, [and I asked], “Is there anyone you would like us to
use?” and he did mention Bumblebee. So Bumblebee will be coming to the
animated Titans as a request from George."
So who's Bumblebee? Click here and find out!
at our sister site, titanstower.com
update >> april 12 >> 2004
Sam Register in PACESETTER Magazine
PACESETTER - the magazine devoted to George Perez - will feature an
all-Titans issue in Spring 2004. The issue will contain exclusive
interviews with Glen Murakami and Sam Register - two of the people
responsible for bringing Perez's Teen Titans to the TV screen -
conducted by yours truly.
"Bringing Titans to TV: An Interview with Sam Register": As senior vice
president, original animation for Cartoon Network, Sam Register is
responsible for overseeing development and production of original,
action-oriented animated programming for the 24-hour cable service. His
current projects include Star Wars: Clone Wars animated shorts, Duck
Dodgers and of course, Teen Titans. Sam talks about his excitement in
bringing Teen Titans to TV - and offers some hints about what to expect
in seasons three and four - and beyond.
To read a sneak preview of the interview, click here .
>> Which Teen Titan comic character will appear as a request from George Perez
>> Plans for a Direct-To-Video Teen Titans DVD
>> Which of the five members will be visiting 'home'
... and more!
| February 16, 2004 | TT Toon on 4th Season|
Marv Wolfman stated on his website that THE TEEN TITANS CARTOON show has been renewed for a third & fourth season.
Currently they are enjoying their second season on Cartoon Network and their first on Kid's WB.
From Comics Continuum
| January 30, 2004 | Continuum's TT Toon Update|
TEEN TITANS UPDATE
Friday, January 30, 2004
Cartoon Network has announced a new episode of Teen Titans, "Winner Takes All," will air on Saturday, March 6.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
In other Teen Titans news:
"Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy are transported to an alternate dimension.
There, the mysterious Master of Games invites our heroes and five other
super-powered teens (Aqualad, Speedy, Gizmo, Joto), and Wildebeest to
participate in a friendly competition: The Tournament of Heroes. As the
contest rages on, Robin becomes more and more determined to win, while
Cyborg wants to find out about what happens to the losers after they
* The following are the March primetimes episodes on Cartoon Network,
with Saturday's episode showing at 9 p.m. and Sunday's airing at 10 p.m.
"Winner Takes All" on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7; "Divide and
Conquer" on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14; "Sisters" on
Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21; "Final Exam" on Saturday, March
27 and Sunday, March 28.
* In January ratings, Teen Titans increased its combined weekend plays
(Saturdays, 9 p.m./Sundays, 10 p.m.) delivery and ratings by double
digits throughout the month. Average kids 2-11 delivery grew by 28
percent and ratings by 33 percent while kids 6-11 delivery increased by
43 percent and ratings by 47 percent.
From Comics Continuum
| December 14, 2003 | Terra From TT Cartoon|
TEEN TITANS ANIMATED UPDATE
Thursday, December 11, 2003
The Continuum has obtained the first images of Terra, the new character
to be introduced in the upcoming second season of the Teen Titans
animated series on Cartoon Network.
Terra is described as a "powerful young girl with the ability to move mountains."
Terra will be featured in the Saturday, Jan. 24 episode, titled "Terra."
Here's how Cartoon Network describes the episode:
"The Teen Titans meet Terra, a small teenage girl with big powers.
Gifted with amazing earth-moving abilities, Terra can make rocks fly,
mountains crumble, and the ground tremble beneath her feet. At first, it
seems like this young hero might make a great addition to the team. But
Terra has a secret, and only Slade knows the truth."
The second season of Teen Titans begins on Saturday, Jan. 10.
From Animation Insider Teen Titans
| December 10, 2003 | TT Season Two Episode Guide|
Teen Titans Season Two Full Episode Guide
December 9, 2003
Cartoon Network has provided Animation Insider Teen Titans site with loglines for all 13 episodes for season two! Click on the season two episode guide
to see all episode descriptions. Be sure to click on each episode for a
more comprehensive episode description. Please note that descriptions
contain mild spoilers.
From Animation Insider
| December 4, 2003 | TT Cartoon's Judas Contract?|
From Comics 2 Films
'TEEN TITANS' SEASON TWO STORYLINE AND PREMIERE
Posted: Nov 26 2003, 04:25 PM
By Vincent Benenati, Animation Insider Staff Contributor
The second season of Cartoon Network's hit series Teen Titans will
premiere Saturday, January 10. The new season will feature the
introduction of a brand new character, Terra.
Sources close to the production of Teen Titans have informed Animation
Insider and its Teen Titans Animated website that season two will adapt a
classic comic book story. Regarded by many to be the best Teen Titans
story, "The Judas Contract" is filled with startling surprises and an
emotional ending. For those unfamiliar with the story arc, to describe
it would contain spoilers to the episodes themselves.
For those that want to know more about the storyline, visit Titans Tower
From Geoff Johns.com
Fan Feed - Nov 26, 2003 - 1060 reads:
'Teen Titans' To Adapt the Judas Contract (EXTERNAL ARTICLE)
Synopsis: With the new season debuting January 10, sources confirm that
season two will be a season long adaption of the "Judas Contract."
The other Teen Titans Cartoon
2:44 pm on Nov. 24, 2003 by TitanicFan
Check out this site and click on the J Torres interview link:
There are charcter designs for Speedy,Wonder Girl,Kid Flash and Terra.
I assume Terra will be used with Slade and the H.I.V.E. for The Judas
contract story-arc that was under discussion for the 2nd season of Teen