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Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice: Cancelled Because of Toy Sales

Green Lantern canceledIt was recently revealed that both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series had been cancelled by Cartoon Network.

The animated TV shows were apparently axed, at least in part, because of underwhelming sales for toys associated with the series.

According to Bruce Timm, the co-developer of the Green Lantern series, the Ryan Reynolds feature film hurt his show.

He recently noted that retailers were stuck with a lot of film merchandise that they couldn’t sell. They were reluctant, and in some cases refused, to take on more Green Lantern merchandise.

Timm also said that the Green Lantern series was one of his favorite projects of all time. He previously co-created/developed popular animated shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.

What do you think? Are sorry that Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice won’t see new seasons?

 

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JackTChance August 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

I’m sad to see Green Lantern go because some of my favorite characters are in the Red Lantern Corps. so I was thrilled to see them on a show (although I wish the show was aimed more at young adults than teens because when Red Lanterns are involved, there should be a huge amount of extreme violence and characters dying.) I can only hope that they will one day either make a series of cgi movies straight to Blu-ray to continue the saga or (and please let this one happen) make a miniseries straight to Blu-ray using the same animating team that brought us “Superman/Batman Apocalypse” or the “Wonder Woman” animated movies based on Blackest Night/Brightest Day. The 1st could be based on Blackest Night, and the 2nd on Brightest Day. Each miniseries could be around 12) 40 minutes to 1 hour episodes each. I would pay anything to own a Blu-ray of that magnificent story arc. I know I’m probably just well wishing but it would be awesome.

As for Young Justice, it didn’t quite live up to the hype in my opinion.

Arrow is great and I hope it lives a longer life than Smallville did. I have one more wish before I go. Make a Nightwing series and you could even just call it Bludhaven and have cross-over episodes with Arrow. How kickass would that be? Please just do it Warner Bros. You have so many great licensed characters that are just waiting to be made live action. I would support it 100 percent, as long as it’s on par or better than Arrow.

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Kenny B June 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

I’m fine with Young Justice being ended. The conclusion was lackluster and made a joke of the entire season. The villains were sub-par and the same tried and repeated processes of wrapping up a season were nauseatingly forced down our throats as if it were meaningful and thoughtful storytelling.

No, it wasn’t. It was someone that dug a hole they couldn’t write out of so they took the easy way out and did what everyone else does. And I’m not even a Kid Flash fan to begin with so I don’t care about him! Draaaaama selling. They wanted one more tear, one more “bittersweet” moment, one more “we paid a heavy price” intone.

However, I did enjoy Green Lantern quite a bit. I’m sad to that go.

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Kelton Barnsley March 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

YJ was meant to sell toys? I guess that explains the huge roster of useless characters they introduced in season 2. Even still, this was an enjoyable show, and I would have liked to see what they did with the Fourth World characters going forward.

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Hal March 22, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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