A representative for Cartoon Network has confirmed that – beginning Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 – Young Justice will be part of the Boomerang network line-up. The animated series was recently removed from the Cartoon Network schedule – along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the entire DC Nation programming block both series were a part of – for unexplained reasons earlier this month. The removal of DC Nation – and its accompanying programming – caused an uproar among creators working on the programs and fans. Two back-to-back episodes of Young Justice will air Saturday nights at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Boomerang.
The episode “Misplaced” will air November 3rd, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), followed by “Coldhearted” at 9:30pm (ET/PT). The remainder of the November 2012 airing schedule is set for release later this week.
According to the Cartoon Network representative, adding Young Justice to the network line-up is being done to allow fans and viewers to get caught up with the series before the return of the DC Nation programming block come January 2013 on Cartoon Network. Young Justice is currently not being considered a permanent addition to the network schedule. There is currently no official confirmation if Green Lantern: The Animated Series will also join the Boomerang network line-up… creators of both shows have also still not been told yet just why Cartoon Network pulled the plug on DC Nation for the rest of the year.
He-Man Collection Gives You ALL The He-Mans (Except She-Ra)
For $100, you can own every Masters of the Universe series - the original 80’s one, the terrible 1990 series, and the stellar 2002 series, in a 22-dvd set come December. It’s not up in our store yet, but once it is, oh, you can bet we’ll add a link to it in this story.
She-Ra? Nah, she’s not a part of this set. But it does come with a gold Power Sword.
DC’s New Batman Series Won’t Have Any Of His Supervillains
Producers of Beware the Batman, starting this fall on Cartoon Network, say they’re doing things differently with this one. No Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, or the Riddler. Also, no Robin or Nightwing. Or Catwoman. "Oh, but we’ve got ugly CGI, Katana, and Professor Pyg!” So… yay?
Geek Cave REVIEW: Superman vs. The Elite (DVD/Blu-Ray)
DC’s latest direct-to-video animated movie hit store shelves on June 12th, and it was also the first Superman solo adventure they’ve done since the good but not greatSuperman: Doomsday in 2007. With every release, DC seems to just do a better and better job, and this one is no exception.
Adapting the story from Action Comics #775: "What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?", the first thing you’ll notice is the art style: the majority of the characters look fine, but Superman looks almost exceedingly cartoony at times (I blame the abnormally large chin), but the story is so compelling that you won’t notice. Basically, the plot revolves around this question: is Superman’s sense of morality (some comic fans call him a giant Boy Scout) outdated in today’s world? And if so, are “heroes” who take a more permanent route toward dealing with villains any better than the villains themselves?
It’s a stirring question because almost all of us have, at some point, thought or said that “it really would’ve been better if he’d just kill that guy.” In fact, that’s the argument that Superman is continually presented with, as he defends his belief that all life - including the lives of those we see as “evil” - is sacred.
DC’s animation house did a spectacular job of showing us the lengths Superman will go to to protect the world, although they had great source material to work with. Although I don’t consider this thebestDC animated movie (that honor goes to either Wonder Woman or Justice League: Doom), this one is right up there… and with the extras including a sneak peek at the animated version of The Dark Knight Returns and a documentary exploring how Superman’s morality even works in today’s world, this is definitely a recommended purchase.
Straight out of the “Damn You, Cartoon Network, Damn You to Hell” folder, it appears there are no plans to renew Thundercats after this season ends today (June 16). Which is, really, a damn shame, as the reboot had some good things going for it.
To properly express how angry this makes us, consider that this awesome show gets canceled, while Cartoon Network decides to give THE ANNOYING $#!#ING ORANGE its own TV show.
You Want More Teen Titans? You Got More Teen Titans.
This is awesome news.
DC announced today that they’re bringing back the popular anime-style Teen Titans series next year on Cartoon Network, as a “character-driven comedy series” with all of the original voice cast returning.