Premiering ahead of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, Cartoon Network’s Superhero teens will provide a comedic ‘animated’ sports analysis for the special event – joined by Scooby-Doo and Velma as sideline reporters; the special debuts February 19.
The Teen Titans are heading to the Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand to lend their own comedic brand of sports analysis to this year’s “AT&T Slam Dunk,” part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. The quarter-hour, commercial-free special will debut Sunday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network—one day after the original, full-length contest airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT and re-airs on Cartoon Network at 5:45 p.m. ET/PT after the premiere.
“Last year’s collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and the NBA proved superheroes and basketball make the perfect team, so expect this time to be bigger, bolder, and of course, filled to the rim with the best slam dunks,” said Deena Beach, head of marketing, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim. “Thanks to our Jordan Brand partner, we will deliver an uninterrupted viewing experience, yet again, for our audience and everyone’s favorite Teen Titans.”
Premiering ahead of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, the Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand features highlights from this year’s AT&T Slam Dunk. Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire will host the special from the home of “Inside the NBA,” offering hilarious commentary, unique basketball insights, and outlandish animated replays.
The special also features a team of animated all-stars, with Scooby-Doo and Velma serving as the night’s sideline reporters and contest judges Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman returning to re-score the event’s most impressive dunks.
Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, and the NBA are partnering to bring young fans monthly Cartoon Network Titans of Dunk shorts featuring Teen Titans Go! characters showcasing some of the best dunk highlights from across the NBA.
Fans can also tune in to a new half-hour Teen Titans Go! episode, “Teen Titans Action,” premiering Monday, February. 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. The episode follows the Teen Titans as they attempt to become action heroes in hopes of securing a toy licensing deal. Teen Titans Go! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.