Teen Titans Go - Season 1 Part 1 DVD Review
Cartoon Network's recent productions is Teen Titans Go!,
a comedic and fun series that surrounds the Teen
Titans characters Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy. This
series like the former Teen Titans,
though. This time around it's all about the comedic hijinks and about
the laughs.The premise of the
series is to follow
what the Teen Titans do when they aren't busy trying to save the
instead of them going to rescue someone or fighting baddies this series
pretty much about the characters hanging out and the comedy that
ensues. It delivers a lot of laughs but it
doesn't exactly work to unfold any serious plot-lines or stories.
idea of what some of the stories are like: In one episode, Robin must
between the possibility of helping to establish a new senior center or
a beach party. In another episode, the Titans visits a pie factory
where the mystery meat is not what anyone expected. In another
episode, the Titans gets sick of Beast Boy playing pranks until
they find themselves dying off while trying to rescue him (but was it all just
a prank)? These are the kinds of odd storyline plots for what
to 11 minutes of jokes within every short episode. The humor and the
are where this show excels and essentially the main reason it is such a
Titans Go! premiered
to a lot of mixed
enthusiasm from fans. This is, of course, something that will not be
to longtime fans of the five season running Teen
Titans DC animated universe series. After all... who wanted to see
version with the same characters? (I'd argue almost no one was asking
something like that... but who knows, I haven't done any polling on the
bad the reaction was mixed from viewers instead of being positively
embracive, but I also understand where the
coming from in approaching the topic. Upon initially hearing about the
I thought Teen Titans Go! sounded
like something that I would not enjoy at all. It sounded like a bad
made by Cartoon Network that wasn't done as something for fans of the
past Teen Titans series.
to dismiss the existence of this series largely because of how much I
love Teen Titans. Then I
caught a few minutes of it on TV and
that didn't help either. I immediately wanted to write-it off again.
idea of having something that was strictly comedic with these
me feel baffled. So... when the opportunity to came to write about it,
thought I could give it another shot but that it was unlikely that I
up enjoying it.
wrong. I thought the likelihood of me loving it was slim to none but I
hopes that it might surprise me and be decent. Luckily, I can now say
actually love this series and I hope that more fans embrace it than
It's an excellent series and it's one that those entirely new to the Teen Titans franchise should find much
easier to embrace. As long as its quirky, offbeat humor is something
can find humorous (and it surely is) then this is certainly a show that
bring in many new fans. Pretty much anyone who enjoys animated comedies
find something enjoyable about this program: it's got laughs, heart,
and it's a
bizarre and over-the-top creation.
a few solid reasons why fans of the original Teen Titans
might still enjoy this series. Firstly, the entire
original voce cast has returned to voice their respective characters.
amazing voice actors continue to do a great job with the characters and
personalities and enjoyment is felt in spending time with these
Secondly, it even retains (somewhat) the iconic theme song by Puffy Ami
with a new remix of the theme.
the third example I would give is how the series pays homage and gives
references to previous Teen Titans
characters (such as Raven's demonic dad, who pays a visit in one odd
There are numerous moments throughout the episodes where a reference is
episodes or characters that only those familiar with past Teen
Titans episodes will pick up on. This is a nice thing to do
for fans, who are the ones who will notice and appreciate these things.
most importantly, I think older Teen Titans
fans might enjoy this series as it is a quality creation. I have no
are many other fans like myself who wanted to dismiss or have already
the series based on their love of the earlier Teen Titans. One has to
accept Teen Titans Go! for what it is: an
entirely new, different, and altogether unique series that involves the
characters you already knew and loved but in a different way.
personalities of the characters are the same as the previous series.
it's just much goofier and sillier. We aren't meant to deal with the
or the serious undertones as this series isn't about doing those
things. Teen Titans Go! is meant to make us laugh,
smile, and simply enjoy ourselves while watching this series. The
seems to be just for the (highly appreciable) sake of bringing
happiness to the
it is nice to have a quality program that one can simply sit back and
without having to consider the program's storylines, plot, and
much. This is that type of show. If you enjoy good humor and the
rest of the series simply relies on how effective each individual
episode is along
the way. Many episodes
are gut-bustlingly hilarious, laugh out loud funny, and are purely
some shorts aren't quite as hilarious I found each episode to still be
charming, and heartfelt nonetheless. The
characters are lovable. The series is quite charming and delightful.
elements help add up to why this is such an enjoyable show and why I
see it continue as a production in the DCAU line.
truly a sketch-comedy with each episode intending to paint it's story
for laughs and for fun. Yet that's another part of the reason it works
It's a speedy fast program that delivers fun in spades while never
wearing off its
welcome. Just sit back and enjoy this
funny, delightful, and lovable series. Teen
Titans Go! is worth checking out for any animation fan.
Titans Go! is
presented on DVD with a nice image quality presentation that keeps the
colorful, fun, and unique style of the animation as beautiful as one
to find on a release of the series. The art is so bold and vibrant. The
encodings by Warner Bros. on the release do a good job of presenting
of creativity and lushness without annoying or detrimental compression
Digital 2.0 English audio is pretty good for a stereo audio
audio quality is relatively crisp. Dialogue is always distinguishable
sound effects are quite zanily realized with the stereo front imaging
audio. I enjoyed the whizz-bang of what became occasionally exciting
mixing and thought that things sounded pleasantly good throughout these
the release does not contain any supplemental features. I usually do
behind the scenes of dubbing featurettes that enticing but would have
see one here considering the reunion of the same voice cast of the
original Teen Titans. Maybe a future release of
the show could improve and offer fans a little something extra.
Titans Go! is
exciting, fun, and a comedic
goldmine that reunites the original Teen
Titans voice cast for what is an animated sketch-comedy
with the same characters from the earlier
rendition. This series is zany, funny, and has a lot of offbeat humor.
you can be open to seeing the same characters from Teen
Titans in a humorous and reference-laden way that isn't quite canon
then the show is a blast to behold. Just consider this series
it's "very own thing" and enjoy the goodness that awaits you.
Neil Lumbard is a lifelong fan of cinema, and a student who aspires to make movies. He loves writing, and currently does in Texas.