"Justice League Action" News & Discussion Thread, Part 4 (Spoilers)

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Welcome to the fourth installment of the Justice League Action News & Discussion Thread, here on Toon Zone! Use this thread to keep up to date with the latest news about the show and discuss them in a civilized manner!


Channel: Cartoon Network
*New episodes premiering Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM ET

Justice League Action series details:

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

The series will feature a different format from previous Justice League shows, with eleven-minute episodes similar to their comedy series Teen Titans Go!. The creative team is full of DC Animation alums with Sam Register (TTG!) executive producing, and Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series), and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) also producing.

Cast and crew details - will be edited on a regular basis as more information comes out.

Jonathan Adams - Darkseid
Sean Astin - Shazam/Billy Batson
Jake T. Austin - Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
Diedrich Bader - Booster Gold, Uthool, HIVE Master (Time Out)
Troy Baker - Hawkman, Jonas Glim, Kanto
Dayci Brookshire - Kid Zatanna (Trick Or Threat)
Hannibal Buress - Mr. Terrific
P.J. Byrne - Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond)
Lacey Chabert - Zatanna
Gary Cole - Black Adam
Kevin Conroy - Batman
John Cryer - Felix Faust
John de Lancie - Brainiac
Darin De Paul - Sinestro
Trevor Devall - Cain, Jonah Hex
Chris Diamantopoulos - Green Arrow, Nyorlath, HIVE Master (The Trouble With Truth)
John DiMaggio - Lobo, Mongul
Melissa Disney - Mom, Brat
Dan Donohue - Brother Night, Merlin (Speed Demon)
Michael Dorn - Atrocitus
Noel Fisher - Klarion the With Boy
Crispin Freeman - Martian Manhunter
Gilbert Gottfried - Mister Mxyzptlk
Julianne Grossman - Hippolyta
Mark Hamill - Joker, Swamp Thing, Trickster
Ely Henry - Calculator
Gillian Jacobs - Roxy Rocket
Ken Jeong - Toyman
Peter Jessop - Steppenwolf
Josh Keaton - Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Rachel Kimsey - Wonder Woman, Bleez, Sis
Natalie Lander - Stargirl, Timmy (Supernatural Adventures in Babysitting)
Cloris Leachman - Granny Goodness
Natasha Leggero - Poison Ivy
Thomas Lennon - Amazo
Jason J. Lewis - Superman, Desaad, Carmine Falcone, General Zod, Krypto the Super-Dog, Boss Kack, Rath, Biff, Chancellor Al-On, Red Tornado
David Lodge - Calythos
Jon Lovitz - Sid Sharp
Erica Luttrell - Kid Doctor Fate (Trick or Threat)
Piotr Michael - Kalibak, Perry White
Max Mittelman - Jimmy Olsen, Parasite
Jasika Nicole - Vixen
Jerry O'Connell - Atom
Damian O'Hare - John Constantine, Abnegazar
Patton Oswalt - Space Cabbie
Khary Payton - Cyborg, Kanjar Ro
Robert Picardo - Harvey Dent/Two-Face
Laura Post - Big Barda, Circe
Carl Reiner - The Wizard
Paula Rhodes - Kid John Constantine (Trick or Threat)
Andy Richter - Chronos
William Salyers - Virman Vundabar
Charlie Schlatter - Flash
Patrick Seitz - Etrigan, Jason Blood, Merlin (Hat Trick)
Armin Shimerman - Zilius Zox
Kevin Shinick - Dad
Christian Slater - Deadshot
Roger Craig Smith - Mister Miracle
Dana Snyder - Plastic Man, Penguin, HIVE Master (Justice 1,2,3, Go! webisode)
David Sobolov - Gorilla Grodd
Brent Spiner - Riddler
Joanne Spracklen - Supergirl
Peter Stormare - Mister Freeze
Tara Strong - Harley Quinn, Ember, Kid Batman (Trick or Threat), Lois Lane
Mena Suvari - Killer Frost
Fred Tatasciore - Solomon Grundy, Brainiac Robots
Stephen Tobolowsky - Professor Martin Stein
Oliver Vaquer - Mister Mind
Jessica Walter - Athena
Jim Ward - The Brain
Travis Willingham - Bizarro
Fryda Wolff - Faora
James Woods - Lex Luthor


Alan Burnett - Producer
Jim Krieg - Producer
Butch Lukic - Producer
Sam Register - Executive Producer

Jake Castorena - Director
Curt Geda - Director
Doug Murphy - Director
Shaunt Nigoghossian - Director

Jeremy Adams - Writer
Ernie Altbacker - Writer
Stan Berkowitz - Writer
Alan Burnett - Writer
Jonathan Callan - Writer
Josie Campbell - Writer
Duane Capizzi - Writer
Heath Corson - Writer
Shannon Denton - Writer
Paul Dini - Writer
Rebecca Kaminski - Writer
Jennifer Muro - Writer
Patrick Rieger - Writer
Mairghread Scott - Writer
John Semper Jr. - Writer
Brian Ford Sullivan - Writer
Ray Utarnachitt - Writer
Matt Wayne - Writer

Jay Baker - Storyboard
Jay Bastian
Matthew Bordenave - Storyboard Revisionist
Michael Borkowski
Wes Gleason - Casting & Voice Direction
Shane Glines - Lead Character Design
Elas Goragarza - Storyboard
Tanner Johnson - Storyboard
Rebecca Palatnik - Line Producer
Chris Palmer - Storyboard
Kevin Riepl - Composer
Allison Smith - Storyboard Artist
William Ruzicka - Storyboard Artist
Emi Yonemore - Storyboard Revisionist

Robert Haverland - Background Painter
John Paik - Background Painter
Thomas Yamaoka - Background Painter

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Previous Discussion Threads:

"Justice League Action" News & Discussion Thread, Part 1 (Spoilers)
"Justice League Action" News & Discussion Thread, Part 2 (Spoilers)
"Justice League Action" News & Discussion Thread, Part 3 (Spoilers)

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So what is the future of this show? It's not on CN's upfront, leaving many to speculate it's already been canceled. Knowing Cartoon Network, i wouldn't be surprised if they killed it prematurely.
 

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So what is the future of this show? It's not on CN's upfront, leaving many to speculate it's already been canceled. Knowing Cartoon Network, i wouldn't be surprised if they killed it prematurely.

Honestly, I think the best thing to do is be pre-emptively cynical and assume the worst. Can't be disappointed if you don't expect anything.

Then again, I've been in a bit of a funk today, so maybe I'm just being a little too bitter. I'm just preparing myself for the worst with this show, though I really hope I'm proven wrong.

I knew it. Might as well ring in the death knell now.
 
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At least Disney is doing something with DXD. They're actually putting effort into that network with original shows. Boomerang is just CN Lite.
 

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I was hopefully, but perhaps that was a bit foolish, considering what happened to Beware the Batman on CN. I think this should tell WB/DC that no matter what they try, CN just won't give them a chance (unless it's like Teen Titans Go, I guess).

Hopefully the WonderCon panel will cheer us up.
Makes you wonder what goes into CN's heads?!
I wonder that about almost all of CN's decisions nowadays.
 

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At least Disney is doing something with DXD. They're actually putting effort into that network with original shows. Boomerang is just CN Lite.
And at least XD generally gives their Marvel cartoons fairly good promotion and airing times, not to mention several seasons worth of content.

When was the last time CN gave that to a DC cartoon that wasn't TTG!?
 

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When was the last time CN gave that to a DC cartoon that wasn't TTG!?

Alas, like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network only follows the money, they see what's currently most popular (if only because they promoted it so themselves) and right now it's TTGO! a series that's very subjective to whether you like it or not; because Cartoon Network does not care about the interests of it's demographic, they're telling us what we want instead of actually listening to what we want and THAT is the biggest sin for any network, they stopped caring about the audience! They audience don't want their favorite shows cancelled, the audience didn't want CN Real, the audience didn't want any unnecessary reboots or parodies!

These things happen because CN wants to draw in speculators to take advantage of, but speculators is what destroyed Toon Disney, so now it looks like history is indeed repeating itself!

EDIT: And now my post is probably trivial after reading the newest post the same time as mine.
 

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In a reply to this tweet, Jim Krieg had the following to say:

Well, there are a lot in the can already.

Well, a huge YJ-style groundswell of support for the show right now wouldn't hurt.

Basically there's still time for a renewal as they have A LOT more episodes to air (roughly 37 shorts), but he's clearly worried about it and it isn't looking good.
 
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I mean, at least this time one can make the argument that their ever-increasing attention to their mobile and VOD services does make their treatment of JLA somewhat better than Beware the Batman or Young Justice, since most of the ep.s are up on what they seem to want to turn into the dominant medium. That doesn't justify the 7:30am thing, but it's at least something worth considering.
 

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So what is the future of this show? It's not on CN's upfront, leaving many to speculate it's already been canceled. Knowing Cartoon Network, i wouldn't be surprised if they killed it prematurely.
Their upfront press release was laughable and embarrassing. It's like zero preparation was made and when marketing walked into the office they realized it was scheduled to be released so they copy pasted some stuff, didn't triple check every one of CN's series were included, and sent it off. It wasn't just JLA that was oddly left out of the release. I wouldn't put much stock into it, imo. Renewal news will be its own news or social media or a blog nowadays, not something revealed in an upfront.
 

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But why would Teen Titans Go be there and not Justice League Action then? It's not like they remembered one DC show and forgot the other. If JLA was coming back for another order wouldn't it have been included?
 

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There were one or two times Teen Titans Go! wasn't in their upfronts and it was renewed. I don't know what goes on with CN's PR department but I've long ago decided not to dwell on it.
 

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But why would Teen Titans Go be there and not Justice League Action then? It's not like they remembered one DC show and forgot the other. If JLA was coming back for another order wouldn't it have been included?

Because, again TTGO! is apparently a more successful program; (regardless whether you like it or not) Cartoon Network is a big company, they follow the money, so of course they are going to invest their efforts in marketing what's more successful in terms of all the rave it gets... to the point where the virtually leave out all other programs that could very well have much more potential and bring diversity in their line up.

It's the same with Nickelodeon, Nick's priorities are in the most successful programing (in this case Spongebob) and very rarely do they risk trying something new that does not follow the spongebob formula.
 
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