There’s no escaping Robin and his wacky superhero sidekicks at this point. Teen Titans Go! is currently the most popular (and polarizing) show on Cartoon Network, up to the point that it has practically consumed the channel’s schedule. If clogging Cartoon Network isn’t enough of an accomplishment for the show, how about an entire theatrical animated feature of it?
As reported by ScreenRant, Warner Bros. has announced that an animated Teen Titans Go! movie has been fast-tracked to be released in cinemas on July 27, 2018. This news has also been confirmed by Beast Boy’s voice actor Greg Cipes via Twitter.
Very little is known about the project at this point. It has not been stated if the movie will have a limited or wide release, nor if it will be released under the Warner Animation Group banner.
It is also worth noting that this will not be the only big Teen Titans-related project of 2018, as a live-action Titans series will release exclusively on DC’s streaming service that same year.
Teen Titans Go!, which is currently in its fourth season with over 190 episodes since 2013, follows the comedic hijinks of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, and Starfire while they are not fighting crime. Although the show has been massively popular among children, it has earned a notoriously negative reception from older animation fans (especially those of the 2003 Teen Titans series) and has become a popular target for cartoon reviewers.
While I myself am not among those who hate the show with a burning passion, it’s juvenile approach just isn’t to my taste. However, it remains questionable how the show’s 11-minute gag structure will be expanded into a cohesive feature-length narrative. But considering that it’s now ten months from release, we should get more information about the project shortly.
Are you excited to join the Titans’ big screen adventure, or are you dreading it as the apocalypse of animation? One-two-three-four-go share your thoughts!
Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt.
Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science and Digital Design graduate of AUT University. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).