Teen Titans: From TV to the Big Screen

26 Jul 2018 - By TW Staff

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big.

But getting Teen Titans GO! to the Movies to the big screen was a journey that involved not one, but two of WarnerMedia's companies.

The film—which is produced by Warner Bros. Animation—is based on Cartoon Network's wildly popular and Emmy-nominated series Teen Titans GO! and follows the titular teen super heroes as they invade Hollywood on a quest for the recognition (they think) they deserve.

The Teens, convinced all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies (everyone but the Teen Titans, that is), follow de facto leader Robin to Hollywood, determined to remedy the situation and be seen as stars instead of sidekicks. To do it, Robin's out to catch the eye of legendary Hollywood director Jade Wilson, but that turns out to be a little trickier than expected.

The idea to bring this team of teen heroes from the small to big screen came from President of Warner Bros. Animation and the movie's executive producer, Sam Register, a self-professed fan of the early comic book lineups.

"The Teen Titans comic came out in the 1960s, and it was really just the sidekicks of the day: Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Aqualad and, of course, Robin," says Register. "But in the `80s, there was a new version done by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, and that's when I fell in love with the Teen Titans. That's when it became Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven and Starfire as the core team. They were like the comics' version of the Breakfast Club kids."

Register took his love from the page to Cartoon Network in 2002 with, as he describes it, "a more straightforward Teen Titans action series with a lot of comedy in it." That original incarnation, which aired from 2003 to 2006, was also a huge hit on Cartoon Network and when Register arrived at Warner Bros., they decided to evolve it into an all-out comedy. "That's when we threw in the 'GO!' and Teen Titans GO! became our animated version of the roster."

Check out photos from the Teen Titans GO! to the Movies premiere on July 22.

Now one of the greatest animated teams ever is coming to the big screen—courtesy of Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation—with a toe-tapping, time-traveling, road-tripping adventure you don't want to miss.

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