Teen Titans Go! (TV series) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTeen Titans Go!
|Developed by||Michael Jelenic
|Theme music composer||Andy Sturmer (remixed by Mix Master Mike)|
|Opening theme||"Teen Titans Theme" by Puffy AmiYumi|
|Ending theme||"Teen Titans Theme"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||313 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DC Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Original release||April 23, 2013– present|
|Preceded by||Teen Titans|
Teen Titans Go! (TTG) is an American animated television series developed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic that premiered on Cartoon Network on April 23, 2013 and is based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts. The production companies of the series are DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, with the animation outsourced to Canada at Copernicus Studios and Bardel Entertainment.
Sporting a different animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a comedic spin-off with little or no continuity to the original Teen Titans series (although some references are included as comedic fan service) or any other media in the DC Comics franchise. 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 explores what the Titans do when they are hanging out around the tower.
A feature film, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, was released in theaters on July 27, 2018.
Teen Titans Go! is an animated series that follows the adventures of the young Titans: Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. They reside 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 a 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 including those in the Justice League, plus a few appearances by Batman and Commissioner Gordon in lighthearted moments.
The show expresses in-jokes regarding the whole of DC's library, many of them in blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments, as well as numerous jokes at the expense of the show itself. The show has also several cameo crossovers with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise; specifically the 2012 series, in which Greg Cipes and Scott Menville also participated as voice actors. Particularly the episode "Truth, Justice, and What?" and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies feature guest appearances by the Turtles.
|Main cast members|
|Scott Menville||Hynden Walch||Khary Payton||Tara Strong||Greg Cipes|
|Robin, Speedy, Billy Numerous, Birdarang, Detective Chimp, Killer Moth, Robin (Tim Drake), Robin (Carrie Kelley), Brain, additional voices||Starfire, Blackfire, Madame Rouge, Sparkleface, additional voices||Cyborg, Zan, Sticky Joe, Couch Spirit, Universe Tree, Halloween Spirit, additional voices||Raven, Silkie, Jayna, Batgirl, Butterbean, additional voices||Beast Boy, Puppet Wizard, additional voices|
List of Teen Titans Go! episodes
In other media
Teen Titans Go! content is featured as part of the toys-to-life video game Lego Dimensions, via two packs released on September 12, 2017. These include a Team Pack containing Beast Boy and Raven minifigures and constructible T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath items; and a Fun pack containing a Starfire minifigure and constructible Titan Robot. The characters are able to access a Teen Titans Go!-themed Adventure World featuring locations from the series, as well as an exclusive episode themed after the game. Additionally, the pre-existing minifigures of Cyborg from DC Comics and Robin from The Lego Batman Movie are able to turn into their Teen Titans Go! counterparts when used in the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World.
On September 25, 2017, a theatrical film adaptation of the series was announced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Animation for release on July 27, 2018. Titled Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, the film was written by series executive producers and developers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, and directed by Horvath and fellow producer Peter Rida Michail. The voice cast of the TV series reprise their roles, with Will Arnett and Kristen Bell also starring.
Crossovers with other DC works
Warner Bros. produced a crossover featuring the Titans from both TTG and the original 2003 versions entitled Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, which was released in 2019. The trailer for the special was released on IGN's YouTube channel on June 26, 2019.
In the Young Justice episode "Nightmare Monkeys", TTG's animation style was used as the basis of Beast Boy's visions within his mind.
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