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Star Tribune: Teen Titans Classic Comes to DVD

posted May 2, 2017, 6:16 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Teen Titans classic comes to DVD
Story line from 1980s gets an update.

    Star Tribune 2 May 2017 By DAVID BETANCOURT • Washington Post

“Teen Titans.”

So much time has been spent analyzing Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s recent attempts to make live-action movies with their iconic library of superheroes that it can be easy to forget the connected, straight-to-DVD, animated universe they have built over the years.

It should come as no surprise that this multi-movie animated world is put together well and full of intriguing, entertaining story lines: Warner Bros. animation is involved. From the groundbreaking “Batman: The Animated Series” of the early 1990s to the hilarious “Teen Titans Go!” now on Cartoon Network, DC Comics has always been at its best creatively in the ’toon department.

WB/DC’s latest movie “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” (available Tuesday digitally and on Blu-ray) stands out as their best animated effort yet.

“The Judas Contract,” a Teen Titans story line from the ’80s from the legendary creative duo of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez, is an all-time great DC Comics story, right up there with “Watchmen,” “Kingdom Come” and “The New Frontier.”

Adapting the ’80s classic into a modernday tale meant making some tweaks. The Titans roster in “The Judas Contract” has been updated, with Damian Wayne serving as Robin the Boy Wonder. While the characters in the movie don’t completely mimic the original story line, enough key ingredients are there to make the movie work well.

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