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Teen Titans Go! crossing over with old school Teen Titans series for mystery project

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Oct 25, 2018

When there's trouble, we definitely know who to call. Miracles don't occur often, but when they do, you just have to stop and appreciate the amazing gift the universe is handing to you on a silver platter. For example, after checking out the Blu-Ray of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, we have confirmed that Teen Titans Go! is crossing over with the OG Teen Titans animated series of the early 2000s. 

"Let's give everybody what they really, really want to see," says Robin (Scott Menville) in the teaser, which is nothing more than the original Teen Titans opening credits competing with those for Go! The video finishes off with the following: "Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans ... Coming Soon." 

Is it a crossover episode? Is it a movie? We can't be sure until Warner Bros. provides more information. Until then, we can only speculate and geek out over seeing the (relatively) classic versions of these characters back on screen. 

Watch the teaser now:

Greg Cipes, voice of Beast Boy, even posted about it on Twitter, voicing his excitement:

The original show, which ran between 2003 and 2006 for a total of 65 episodes, was a lot darker and more mature than the kid-friendly offering on the airwaves today. It wasn't afraid to explore heavy adult concepts like romance, violence, death, and even fractured family dynamics.

Add in Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself!) as the voice of Slade and an iconic theme song by Puffy AmiYumi, and you've got yourself an instant classic that means very much to a lot of people that grew up watching. That's why so many fans were utterly crestfallen when Go! was announced. Despite bringing back all the original voice actors, some original fans viewed the new show as a vapid and pop-inspired bastardization of the good stuff. 

To Cartoon Network's credit, they addressed the fan-based backlash in a self-aware video where the "new" Titans watch the "old" Titans. As Control Freak (speaking for the viewers) puts it, "These Teen Titans were about character development, drama, and heart!" 

There's also precedent for the more realistic Titans to interact with more cartoon-y versions of themselves. In the second season of the first series, we meet an alterate version of Robin from another dimension, a reality-warping and accident-prone character (reminiscent of Mister Mxyzptlk) that took the moniker of "Larry" (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) — his real name was actually "Nosyarg Kcid," or "Dick Grayson" spelled backwards.

However Cartoon Network decides to handle this crossover, though, you can count us 100 percent in...just so long as they wrap up that heartbreaking storyline with Terra (Ashley Johnson) in the unresolved series finale. 


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