Sometimes, on dark and gloomy days, we all get a little wistful for the days when Cartoon Network had a serious animated Teen Titans series about Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire. Surprisingly, the network, which currently runs the slapstick Teen Titans Go!, is nostalgic for those days too.
On the airwaves from 2003 to 2006, the original Teen Titans show was dark, emotional, funny, complex, and just plain entertaining. And don't tell us you don't remember the Japanese pop theme song from Puffy AmiYumi, which tells you who to call when there's trouble (Hint: "Teen Titans!").
Soon you'll be able to relive the good old days with the show's complete first season on Blu-ray for the first time from the Warner Archive Collection. "In these 13 action-packed adventures, the Titans face all your favorite villains -- Mad Mod, The Puppet King, Killer Moth and, of course, their arch-nemesis Slade -- in one power-packing showdown after another. Some battles even pit the Titans against each other. Featuring bold animation, funky music and fun characters, this complete Season One 1 the hit TV series is an intergalactic knockout," said Warner in a press release.
Up until this point, you could only bring the show home on DVD, which only gave you the standard television "boxed" quality. With the new box set, it gets an HD and widescreen upgrade (via Gizmodo).
The first season's episodes are as follows:
- Final Exam
- Divide and Conquer
- Forces of Nature
- The Sum of His Parts
- Deep Six
- Mad Mod
- Car Trouble
- Apprentice: Part 1
- Apprentice: Part 2
The principal voice cast includes Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven), Scott Menville (Robin), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy) and HyndenWalch (Starfire). There are also a ton of high-profile guest voices like Ron Perlman (Slade), Wil Wheaton (Aqualad), Malcolm McDowell (Mad Mod), and Dave Coulier (Captain, Tramm).
Created by Glen Murakami, the series was based on the Teen Titans comics by George Perez and Marv Wolfman in the early '80s. The Blu-ray set will be released on January 23, 2018, but you can pre-order it here. If you're looking for even more Titan content to fill your schedule, you can also check out Titans: The Judas Contract, a feature-length movie from Warner Animation released last spring.