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Animation Monday: Teen Titans Go!


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Last week, Cartoon Network premiered the new animated series Teen Titans Go!  It’s been seven years since the original Teen Titans animated series ended on Cartoon Network.  One good thing is the original voice cast from the Teen Titans series came back to voice in the Teen Titans Go! series.  For a while now, the only way you could get your Teen Titans fix was through the Teen Titans Go! comic books.  Now the comic books have inspired this new animated series!  Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven are still teenage superheroes in this new series and that means there are some fun and crazy times ahead!

In the first episode titled “Legendary Sandwich”, Raven sends the others on a quest for the ingredients for a mystical sandwich so she can have the television to herself and watch “Pretty Pretty Pegasus”.  Yes, it’s a parody of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.   Robin waits at the supermarket for his order of bread while the others have a run-in with the Sandwich Guardians to get bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce.  The episode ends with Silkie eating the sandwich.   We learned that Raven and Robin are Bronies, I wonder if the other three are closet Bronies as well?  Raven looks very pretty playing with pony dolls!

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In the second episode titled “Pie Bros”, the episode begins with Beast Boy and Cyborg’s song about pie.  Beast Boy takes a job at Mother Mae-Eye’s pie shop to buy an expensive video game for Cyborg’s birthday, but his job causes him to miss the party that is being held at the pie shop.  The Titans also discover that Raven’s theory that Mother Mae-Eye bakes people in her pies is true.  Mother Ma-Eye hypnotizes Raven, Starfire, and Robin and almost bakes them into pies.  Cyborg and Beast Boy throws pies at each other and eats pies that looked like Raven, Starfire, and Robin.  Luckily the superheroes were not baked into pies, but they lost most of their clothes!

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Many people online are blasting this series because it’s nothing like the original Teen Titans series.  Some people are also not happy that this series replaced Young Justice.  I found this series as very creative!  Sure, there is no superhero fighting in this show.  But the creativity and comedy in this show was very good!  I can see this show is trying to copy the successes of Adventure Time and Phineas and Ferb.  For the haters, comedy animation is successful now while action animation is struggling.  If more people would tune into action animation like the cancelled Young Justice, you would not see Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network.

Teen Titans Go! airs new episodes on Tuesday night at 6:30 pm central.  To learn more about Teen Titans Go! go to: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/teen-titans-go/index.html

All images are from Cartoon Network and DC Comics.

 

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