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DC Nation

DC Nation
DC Nation logo
Created by DC Comics made by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Sam Register
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Animation
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run March 3, 2012 – March 29, 2014
External links
Website

DC Nation was a group of shows and shorts based on DC Comics that aired on Cartoon Network on Saturday morning. It premiered on March 3, 2012, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Some of the shows in DC Nation include Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice (with Beware the Batman in 2013).[1] On June 8, 2012, Cartoon Network announced that it would revive the Teen Titans animated series as Teen Titans Go!, based on the New Teen Titans shorts, in 2013; episodes began airing in April of that year.[2]

Shows

Previous series include Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. The current lineup includes Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman, along with DC Nation Shorts.

No. Show Run on Block
1 Young Justice March 3, 2012 – March 16, 2013
2 Green Lantern: The Animated Series March 3, 2012 – March 16, 2013
3 DC Nation Shorts March 3, 2012 – May 14, 2014
4 Teen Titans Go! April 23, 2013 – March 29, 2014
5 Beware the Batman July 13, 2013 – December 2013

Theme songs

  • Richardson & Macklin & Ford – "Acid Cube"

Shorts

Many short films produced by Sam Register air on the show; they are mainly comedy. In the first season, these included New Teen Titans, S.B.F.F. and DC's World's Funnest from Aard­man Stu­dios. Season two saw two additional short series: JL Ani­mals and Amethyst: Princess of Gem­world.[3]

Controversy

On October 13, 2012, two weeks after the block had returned from a summer break and ten hours before the block was supposed to air, the block was ceased from the schedule by Cartoon Network; an hour of DreamWorks Dragons was shown on Saturdays with Johnny Test on Sundays. DC Nation workers were told about the action by fans. Later that day, Cartoon Network and DC Nation's Facebook and Twitter profiles stated that the block had been put on hiatus and will resume airing in January 2013. An online petition was started that day to bring back the block by the end of the year and reached its first goal of 10,000 signatures on October 15. Green Lantern episode "Steam Lantern" and Young Justice episode "Before the Dawn", episodes that had been scheduled to air, were released to the iTunes Store and became the top two television programs of that day, and became available on Amazon.com on October 16. No official explanation has been given for the extended hiatus.[4] As of October 13, all DC Nation seems to consist of is Teen Titans Go! repeats and various shorts, as well as being pre-empted at least four times in 2014 for special programming (such as the HD remaster of Pokémon: The First Movie).[5] Young Justice, Green Lantern and Beware the Batman were all canceled with little or no information given to the fans about these shows other than a rumored report that the DC parent company didn't feel these super heroes shows lack of humor appealled to kids anymore and so they pulled the cartoons.[6] The block appears to have been discontinued entirely as of April 2014, with the shorts airing exclusively during Teen Titans Go! premiere episodes on Wednesday nights.

References

  1. ^ CGI 'Beware The Batman' Coming to Cartoon Network in 2013 | Screen Rant.
  2. ^ ComicBookMovie.com – PRESS RELEASE: All-New TEEN TITANS GO! Joins DC Nation in 2013!
  3. ^ Koch, Dave (September 13, 2012). "A Little Old, A Little New at DC Nation". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Polo, Susana (October 15, 2012). "Cartoon Network Puts DC Nation On 3 Month Hiatus With No Notice To Fans Or Creators". The Mary Sue. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "New “Beware The Batman” Not On Cartoon Network January 2014 Schedule". worldsfinestonline.com. 
  6. ^ Collura, Scott (October 24, 2013). "Editorial: Where's My Beware the Batman?". IGN. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 

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