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was one of the producers of Green Lantern: The Animated Series
, cancelled after one season due to poor toy sales (which may or may not have been unfortunately fueled by the poor performance of the live action Green Lantern
movie) and Cartoon Network's desire to refocus its DC Comics based offerings into DC Nation
despite cult popularity. He posted a comic on his Tumblr
recently that sheds light on how television networks evaluate the impact of shows on their audience and distill a crowd of children's reactions down to several data points for showrunners.
Since Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series were cancelled by Cartoon Network, I stopped paying attention to the DC Nation shorts which were continuing on Wednesdays during Teen Titans Go! But I did not miss the news of Bruce Timm returning to his Batman: The Animated Series animation style for a special anniversary short (he also helped with the celebration of Superman's 75th). It's described as, "a lost tale from Batman's past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange."
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Holy Rusted Metal Batman!
Nope. Still Not Happening.
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And Fansplosions Abound
Cartoon Network is busy presenting their upcoming roster of shows for advertisers and we've seen some interesting developments. For one, there's an all-new Powerpuff Girls special making its way to the network but Star Wars: The Clone Wars
, Green Lantern: The Animated Series
, and Young Justice
are notably absent. Could this mean what we think it means? It sure can considering two new DC shows are premiering soon.
Questions! Questions That Need Answering
Cartoon Network viewers, fans of Young Justice
, Green Lantern
, and lots of people anticipating the premiere of the first Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld
, and Black Lightning
shorts were confused, Friday night, when they checked their television listings to find that in the hour when DC Nation normally aired, something else entirely was listed. It had been replaced by Dragons: Riders of Berk
, a tie in series to Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon
. Many people assumed it was just a mistake, since even the creator of the Gemworld
shorts, Brianne Drouhard, was under the impression that her work would begin airing tomorrow.
After all, DC Nation couldn't go on hiatus again: it had only been two weeks since it returned with a new season of Young Justice
and Green Lantern
after a four month break. Could it?
If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it
A few days ago
we were thrilled to report the news that Warner Bros. was jumping back into work on a Justice League film but a new report from Variety
reminds us they have tons of comic properties lined up. Some of which we may have forgotten were happening. There's also a chance that director Christopher Nolan could play a part even after his Batman days are behind him.
Things We Saw Today
Many of you are gearing up for your Game of Thrones
Season 2 finale parties tomorrow night but I doubt many of you can say you have an Iron Throne cake to dine on. Twitter user Mitchell Brown's
sister made this one for him. Let's hope he doesn't chip a tooth.