Cartoon Network turns 20 and in honor of the achievement they’ve released the following video which includes everyone from Daffy Duck to the cast of Adventure Time, Samurai, Jack, the Powerpuff Girls, and several others – although there’s no Space Ghost, very few Hanna-Barbara characters, and no love for DC Comics heroes (except in the wide shot towards the end). How many characters can you name?
Honestly, other than the catchy theme song I was never a big fan of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans which was far too anime in style for my tastes. However, the idea of updating the characters and returning the New Teen Titans in shorts as part of DC Nation (the new DC programming block on Cartoon Network which premieres March 3rd) is an intriguing one.
The two-part opener of Green Lantern: The Animated Series throws us right into the action rather than waste time with an origin episode. After averting a little danger on Earth, and accidentally crashing a billion dollar jet, Hal Jordan (Josh Keaton) is summoned to the Green Lantern homeworld of Oa for disciplinary matters given his last assignment in which he headbutted a respected ambassador.