New Justice League Comes To Cartoon Network
Created 01/24/2001 - 00:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgCartoon Network is reuniting the Justice League of America once again! The cable cartoon haven has announced that it has ordered 26-episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE from Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award-winner Bruce Timm (SUPERMAN & BATMAN) will be directing the new series, which will re-team such DC Comics heroes as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter. The show will follow the same plot line of the original SUPER FRIENDS that aired from 1973-85, which pitted the Justice League against a stack of supervillains, evil monsters and natural disasters. "We know from our experience of airing SUPER FRIENDS for years on Cartoon Network here in the U.S. and around the world, that JUSTICE LEAGUE will have a vast, built-in audience hungry for an exciting new look at these classic characters," said Betty Cohen, president, Cartoon Network Worldwide. "We've built a powerful action-adventure block on Cartoon Network called Toonami that will serve as a showcase for the new series. With JUSTICE LEAGUE, we're strategically positioning Cartoon Network to attract an even broader audience of tweens, teens and adults who are drawn to the powerful DC Comics brand and are seeking smart, exciting, action-packed animation at its very best." Timm said, "After working on the SUPERMAN and BATMAN series for the last several years, JUSTICE LEAGUE is a great opportunity to develop those characters a step further and bring more of the iconic DC Comics superheroes to life. I am looking forward to exploring whole new realms of the superhero world." The Justice League originated in 1940 as DC Comics' All-Star Comics title JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, which ran for 11 years. DC revived the series in March 1960 as THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, which continues to be one of DC's most popular titles.