Monday, May 28, 2012

Teen Titans - The Monster Round Up

four of the Teen Titans (why didn't they use Robin, how odd?) take on several space monsters in this fun fast paced cartoon. I actually saw the opening to one of these episodes, but for some reason didn't get to see the entire cartoon. it was very frustrating, I'll tell you what.

the worst hip teen dialog is on display here. didn't any of the writers think to actually listen to a real teenager talk? or perhaps slang doesn't sound good unless it's a natural part of speech, as opposed to being scripted. but it's very funny in an inadvertent way.

4 comments:

C. Elam said...

Pretty sure Robin was exclusive to Batman due to the ridiculous success of the TV show. Same reason no Bats in the Justice League cartoons.

...Though didn't the Batman cartoons come after most of the Filmation DC shows?

Your writer for this episode is George Kashdan, who was/had been (I am not sure of the chronology) an editor at DC. So there you go.

David McRobie said...

I think Batman was a year after Superman/Aquaman. still in the middle of the bat-cycle. I'd think they'd want him everywhere at that point.

C. Elam said...

Without going and looking things up, I'll venture that both DC and Filmation would have loved to do a Batman cartoon earlier, but that 20th Century Fox had some say-so in the matter until "Batmania" cooled down.

David McRobie said...

Wiki says it premiered in 1968, which was toward the tail end of Batmania. though it would have been in production a year before, I'd think. either way, it's a pretty good cartoon! though the Riddler is mysteriously absent...