Teen Titans (2003-2006) animated series
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July 19, 2003 – January 16, 2006
Teen Titans is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name. Since Teen Titans Go! is based on this series, the series also features the same five main voice actors as the Teen Titans as in Teen Titans Go!.
- 1 About the Show
- 2 Characters
- 3 Cancellation of Season Six
- 4 Theme Song
- 5 Teen Titans Go!
- 6 Differences from Teen Titans Go!
- 7 Episodes
- 8 Feature Film (2006)
- 9 Trivia
About the Show
The series revolves around the five main members of the superhero team: Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, and their leader Robin. During Season 2, Terra was also a member of the team for a short while until she betrayed them.
The team deals with all manner of criminal activity and threats to Jump City, while dealing with their own struggles with adolescence, their mutual friendships, and their limitations. Slade, their main enemy, is a newly designed version of the DC villain Deathstroke.
Unlike the new series, episodes focused more on the Titans' missions. Each season had a story arc that lasted throughout the entire season, but had many episodes in-between that were not focused on the story.
The story arc of Season 1 focused on Robin and his obsession of finding Slade, an ingenious mercenary who constantly outsmarts the Titans. Near the end, Robin is blackmailed into becoming Slade's apprentice, but he eventually deceives the mercenary, and rejoins the Titans.
Season 2 concentrated on Terra, who became an official Teen Titan and became sort of romantically entwined with Beast Boy. Near the end of the season, however, she betrays the Titans and joins Slade as his apprentice. In the season's two-part finale "Aftershock", she betrays Slade and drowns him in lava, but imprisoned herself in solid stone in the process.
The story of Season 3 shifted its focus onto Cyborg, with Brother Blood as the main villain. It focused on Cyborg struggling to become leader of his own team. He soon becomes leader of the newly formed Titans East. Until, Brother Blood takes control of them. He is able to defeat the villain with the help of his old team.
Season 4 fixated on Raven and the coming of her father Trigon. Trigon is depicted as a much darker and powerful villain. Raven eventually leaves the Titans to become his servant, and the two conquer the earth. It is only when the Titans team up with their resurrected archenemy, Slade, that they restore Raven and defeat the villains.
The fifth and last season showed Beast Boy's original superhero team, Doom Patrol, and how they defeated his old-time enemies, the Brotherhood of Evil. It is only after he teams up with all of the earth's honorary Titans that he is able to put the bad guys away once and for all.
The final episode of the series showed Terra's miraculous return to life, somehow free of her stone imprisonment. However, she apparently has no memory of meeting the Titans but it's speculated that she does remember but chose not to return to the Titans wanting to live a normal teenage life. After a battle with Slade, Beast Boy respected her wishes and finally decides to let her go.
Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo was a movie based on the series, where the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo following a lure of one of the most dangerous villains they ever faced called Brushogun. The movie marks the end of the series, and is significant because Robin and Starfire finally admit their feelings for each other.
- Robot Man
- Negative Man
- Slade (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Terra (Season 2)
- Brother Blood (Season 3)
- Trigon (Season 4)
- The Brotherhood of Evil (Season 5)
- Blackfire (Seasons 1 & 3)
- Control Freak
- Jinx (Seasons 1, 3 & 5)
- Billy Numerous
- Dr. Light
Cancellation of Season Six
In mid-November 2005, TitansTower.com reported that prospects for a sixth season were looking extremely unlikely, and fans were urged to express their support for the show to Cartoon Network. Several days after this initial posting, word came that Cartoon Network had officially terminated the show. According to Wil Wheaton, the actor who provided the voice of Aqualad, the series was terminated by new Warner Bros. Feature Animation executives who made the decision not to renew the series based on its sixth season pitch. Wheaton's story was contradicted by series story editor Rob Hoegee, who stated that the decision came from Cartoon Network, not WB, and that there were never any plans for a sixth season.
After the series finale, Warner Bros. Animation announced a feature called Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. The film premiered at San Diego Comic-Con International and was shown on Cartoon Network first on September 15, 2006, aired on The WB on September 16, 2006, and finally released on DVD on February 6, 2007.
Towards the end of 2011, Internet rumors speculated that a sixth season of the show was in the works. Such rumors were based on reports that Greg Cipes, the voice of Beast Boy on the show, had stated that work on a new season was underway and that a live action Teen Titans film was planned for release at the end of 2012. Around 2012, Derrick Wyatt (animation designer of the series) also stated the next arc would feature the Titans setting up international Towers, and battling the monster from the season 5 finale.
As of 2017 there has been no progress on the series at all and it's unknown if there ever will be.
However Tara Strong stated at Fan Expo Dallas 2015 that she is totally open to a new season of Teen Titans. She stated, "Honestly because of the Success of Teen Titans Go!, I can't imagine television without some form of Teen Titans on the air." She further stated if Teen Titans Go! ever gets cancelled, that there is a possibility of either Warner Bros, Cartoon Network or Adult Swim reviving and doing another season of the original. She repeated her claim at Puerto Rico Comic Con 2017, Stating, "I hope they bring back Season 6. I don't care if they do Teen Titans on Ice, I'll still do the show."
In addition the success of Samurai Jack on Adult Swim could open the door for a possible revival of some type in the near future. Interestingly, during the Teen Titans Go! panel at WonderCon 2018, Teen Titans Go! producer, Michael Jelenic, mentioned the original Teen Titans series could make a possible comeback, though any plans for the series returning has not been confirmed.
In early June 2018, Tara Strong confirmed via Twitter, that the original Teen Titans could possibly return for a Season 6 if Teen Titans Go! to the Movies does well at the box office. Greg Cipes followed up on Tara's tweet, confirming her statement, and stated that if the film's box office is at least $250 million, the Teen Titans fans will "get whatever they want". In addition, he took over the movie's Instagram and Twitter accounts for Q&A. When a fan asked about the mid credit scene from the movie, his response was "Our fans will always get what they want." However, there is currently no solid confirmation about the original show returning for a Season 6.
Film Director Jeff Mednikow at SDCC 2019 said that if the DVD/Blu Ray sales of Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans are good, then there's a chance that the original Teen Titans could be revived for Season 6. But, as of December 2019, Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans made $307,957 in combined DVD and Blu Ray sales. Because of this result, the crossover has made far less then any DC Animation movie to date, and the sales revenue won't yield the revival of 2003 series and its sixth season.
Rumor has said that Teen Titans was not supposed to go beyond season four, only to have season five green-lit due to the four seasons being successful being going to a decline. It is also rumored that season six had never been pitched because the writers had no precise plans for it.
When there's trouble you know who to call, Teen Titans! From their tower they can see it all, Teen Titans! When there's evil on the attack, You can rest knowing they got your back, Because when the world needs heroes on patrol
Teen Titans go!
With their superpowers they unite, Teen Titans!
Never met a villain that they liked, Teen Titans!
They've got the bad guys on the run, They never stop till the job gets done, Cuz when the world is losin all control,
Teen Titans go! Teen Titans go!
If your heart is black then you better watch out,
You can not escape the team,
When they catch you there wont be any doubt, You've been beaten by the teens Beaten by the teens!
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When there's trouble you know who to call, Teen Titans! From their tower they can see it all, Teen Titans! When there's evil on the attack, You can rest knowing they got your back, Cuz when the world needs heroes on patrol
Teen Titans go!
Teen Titans go!
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Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go! is a re-imagining of the original series, following the original spin-off, New Teen Titans. All of the main voice actors reprise their roles. While the original series was somewhat dark in spite of being a lighter adaptation of the original comics, Teen Titans Go! is even lighter in most aspects, but does consist of darker humor. Teen Titans Go's theme song is a remix of the original series's theme song, which was much longer. Many of the supporting characters have returned, however several have had voice actor changes such as Speedy, Killer Moth, and The Brain being voiced by Scott Menville.
Differences from Teen Titans Go!
The Titans' personalities and attitudes have changed drastically for the most part, as they are much more wild and immature in the new show.
- Robin changed the most, as he would keep a calm and cool head in the original series, but panics at everything in the new one.
- Cyborg has changed quite a bit too. He was like a cross between original series Robin and Beast Boy, but now seems to be much like Beast Boy in being lazier and crazier. Also, Cyborg can fly now, making Robin the only Titan who can’t fly.
- Raven has changed a little, with her dark, grouchy, emotionless nature being more exaggerated, as well as her personality being revealed to be due to her cursed cloak. In later episodes, she appears to be happier and more cheerful.
- Beast Boy hasn't changed much, still being a fun-loving slacker, except he is noticeably less intelligent, yet his jokes aren't received with as many groans and he is less likely to be taken down by enemies in relation to the other Titans.
- Starfire also hasn't changed much, still being seen as the kind, innocent, naive girl, however she seems to be even less familiar with earth customs than before and is trying even harder to fit in. She's also more prone to turn very hostile.
- Every character's design is strongly based on the original series, but drawn to fit the format of the new series. A few characters have some differences with their deisgn such as Blackfire and Monsieur Mallah.
Unlike the original series, Terra never becomes a Titan or really had a interest in Beast Boy, in a sense making her more authentic to her original comic incarnation. However, she appears to have fallen for Beast Boy at some point after the events in "Be Mine". They became a couple, but Terra eventually broke up with him as revealed in "Rocks and Water". In Teen Titans Go!, Bumblebee becomes the sixth member of the Teen Titans instead.
Also, it now appears that Raven has strong romantic feelings for Beast Boy, but keeps it a secret from the other Titans and it appears that Beast Boy likes her back. This was vaguely hinted a few times in the original show and in the Teen Titans Go! comics based on it, but now it is solidly confirmed in this series.
Also, Starfire is not shown to have any romantic feelings, whereas Robin is shown too have such strong romantic feelings for her it becomes an obsession. Instead, in the original, Robin and Starfire have strong mutual romantic feelings for each other.
Also, it appears that the H.I.V.E. Five have replaced Slade as the main villains of the series, being in more episodes than any other malefactor. Slade only ever had a main role in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies. In addition, Gizmo replaced Jinx as the leader of the H.I.V.E Five. Kyd Wykkyd, a member of the H.I.V.E. in the original series, doesn't appear as a member in Go!, but instead as a solo villain.
Season One (2003)
- Final Exam - July 19, 2003
- Sisters - July 26, 2003
- Divide and Conquer - August 2, 2003
- Forces of Nature - August 16, 2003
- The Sum of His Parts - August 23, 2003
- Nevermore - August 30, 2003
- Switched - September 6, 2003
- Deep Six - September 13, 2003
- Masks - September 20, 2003
- Mad Mod - September 27, 2003
- Car Trouble - November 11, 2003
- Apprentice, Part 1 - October 4, 2003
- Apprentice, Part 2 - October 11, 2003
Season Two: Episodes 14-26 (2004)
- How Long is Forever?, January 10, 2004
- Every Dog Has His Day, January 17, 2004
- Terra, January 24, 2004
- Only Human, January 31, 2004
- Fear Itself, February 7, 2004
- Date with Destiny, February 14, 2004
- Transformation, February 21, 2004
- Titan Rising, February 28, 2004
- Winner Take All, March 6, 2004
- Betrayal, July 31, 2004
- Fractured, August 7, 2004
- Aftershock: Part 1, August 14, 2004
- Aftershock: Part 2, August 21, 2004
Season Three: Episodes 27-39 (2004)
- Deception - August 28, 2004
- X - September 4, 2004
- Betrothed - September 11, 2004
- Crash - September 18, 2004
- Haunted - October 2, 2004
- Spellbound - October 9, 2004
- Revolution - October 16, 2004
- Wavelength - October 23, 2004
- The Beast Within - October 30, 2004
- Can I Keep Him? - November 6, 2004
- Bunny Raven... or... How to Make A Titananimal Disappear - November 13, 2004
- Titans East: Part 1 - November 20, 2004
- Titans East: Part 2 - November 27, 2004
Season Four: Episodes 40-52 (2005)
- Don't Touch That Dial - January 15, 2005
- The Quest - January 29, 2005
- Birthmark - February 5, 2005
- Cyborg the Barbarian - February 12, 2005
- Employee of the Month - February 19, 2005
- Troq - May 14, 2005
- The Prophecy - June 4, 2005
- Stranded - June 11, 2005
- Overdrive - June 18, 2005
- Mother Mae-Eye - June 25, 2005
- The End, Part 1- July 2, 2005
- The End, Part 2- July 9, 2005
- The End, Part 3 - July 16, 2005
Season Five: Episodes 53-65 (2005-2006)
- Homecoming, Part 1 - September 24, 2005
- Homecoming, Part 2 - October 1, 2005
- Trust - October 8, 2005
- For Real - October 15, 2005
- Snowblind- October 29, 2005
- Kole - November 5, 2005
- Hide and Seek - November 12, 2005
- Lightspeed - December 3, 2005
- Revved Up - December 10, 2005
- Go! - December 17, 2005
- Calling All Titans - January 7, 2006
- Titans Together - January 16, 2006
- Things Change - January 16, 2006
Feature Film (2006)
- Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo - September 15, 2006
- When word of Teen Titans Go! first came out, many fans thought it would be a Season 6 for Teen Titans, due to many fans starting online petitions for another season.
- Some footage from the original series is shown many times in Teen Titans Go!.
- In "The Fourth Wall", the Titans watch brief scenes from episodes of the original series.
- In the episode "Dreams", the footage from the Teen Titans movie, "Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo", was used in Robin's dream, but dubbed to fit Robin's personality. The scene with the Titans East from the episode, "For Real" is also used.
- In the episode "The Mask", footage was used from the episode "Masks".
- During one of Robin's inspirational speeches in "Caramel Apples", Beast Boy and Cyborg appear as their original Teen Titans designs.
- In the episode "Mas y Menos", footage from the episode "Titans East" is used.
- In the episode "Truth, Justice, and What?", Robin uses a board that has his Teen Titans 2003 design on it.
- The original art of the Teen Titans was used briefly in Teen Titans Go! comic issue #36, "TV or Not TV: Part 2".
- In the episode, "Shrimps and Prime Rib", when Robin was trying to remember himself and the others as heroes, some footage are used.
- In the episode, "The Academy", during the Titans' Teen Titans Awards, footage from the original series was briefly shown on screen in memory of it and for being missed.
- In the entirety of the episode, "The Cape", it is a dubbed version of the first (third in airing order) episode "Divide and Conquer", while two scenes were taken from "Crash" and "Titans East, Part 1".
- On August 7, 2017, reruns of Teen Titans began airing on Cartoon Network at 6am, over a decade after it had originally ended.