Green Lantern: The Animated Series.:

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So yeah, about time we started talking about this. What we know so far:

- Being done by Bruce Timm.

- Josh Keaton is the voice of Hal Jordon

- The first season has the Red Lanterns as the main threat, and will also feature Saint Walker as a Blue Lantern and at least one season one episode featuring Larfleeze.

- Sinestro will come in at some point, just not in season 1.

- Kilowog is Hal's partner and 90% of the series takes place in space.

- It will have an hour long premiere ala Young Justice on November 11 which will preview some stuff for the DC Nation block.

- its in CGI so therefore it automatically sucks and nobody should like because everything should be 2D forever.

Six and a half minutes of footage from the last Comic-con

The first minute or so that includes MODOK-Er, I mean Zillius Zox kill a green lantern.

I think its looking good so far, and the the premiere shown at NY Comic Con was pretty well received. The only thing I don't like so far is whiny emo boy Red Lantern Razor. I'm OK with giving the Red Lanterns more personality than "BLARG I'M ANGRY I KILL YOU RAWR!" and of course they have to scale them down for a younger audience, but good gosh is he a whiny crybaby. Still looking forward to the premiere!

edited 19th Oct '11 7:04:46 AM by Brokenshell44


Anyways, the art style looks like a simplistic version of The Incredibles. This is not a bad thing.
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3 Locoman19th Oct 2011 07:12:30 AM from Mandrill Maze
The art style reminds me of Transformers Prime.

This is a good thing.
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4 Maridee19th Oct 2011 07:16:53 AM from surfside , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
I'm liking it.

This is an awesome thing.
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It's by Bruce Timm. This is a good thing.
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7 Calnos19th Oct 2011 08:02:04 AM from Nowhere , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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CGI always puts me off a little, but there are good CGI cartoons.

Plus its Bruce Timm doing Green Lantern. This is a good thing.

Also, after watching the six minute clip... Hal/AI shipping. Calling it.
Bruce Timm's streamlined style translated into CG gives it a very toy-collectible feel to the characters, which I am intrigued by.
I don't care for the art, but the writing more than makes up for it.
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The art style looks a little too cartoony for me to take it as a serious cartoon, but often a series is able to delve into the epic mythology of a comic character far better than any standalone movie (DTV or the live action film) can. I wasn't all that interested in the footage until it showed Hal doing a massive energy blast, and I realized this will likely have a good scope to it.
This isn't a good thing.

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12 dmysta300019th Oct 2011 01:37:30 PM from New York and New Jersey , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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"No sir, I punched the viceroy in the stomach, then I head-butted him in the face."

I love this show already. [lol]

The art makes me think of a cgi Batman TAS, which is a good thing.

edited 19th Oct '11 1:51:05 PM by dmysta3000

13 kegisak19th Oct 2011 01:47:05 PM , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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I'm... not really sure how I feel about it so far. The art looks like it could go either way, really. So I'll at least give it a shot when it does come out.

looks well written, anyways. Although I do have to note that for a guy with a weapon fueled by rage, the one red lantern doesn't come across as being terribly angry. Also the ring-lasers, but at least the other one did the red vomit thing.
14 Kostya19th Oct 2011 01:57:42 PM from Everywhere , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The art doesn't bother me. It has a very Transformers Prime style which I like a lot. Character designs are a little simplistic but I don't mind.

The news about the other lantern corps being involved is a definite plus.

Most people would probably prefer traditional animation but I prefer CGI for this cartoon. It makes the constructs look 3D and as a result they seem more "real" IMO.

I don't expect it to be the best written cartoon ever and deserve a ton of awards but it doesn't look monumentally childish or stupid in any other way.

edited 19th Oct '11 1:58:34 PM by Kostya

15 RichReeders19th Oct 2011 01:59:24 PM from Watching this muffin.
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Get back to me when they bring in the Black Lanterns.

Undead enemies. What's not to love?
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16 dmysta300019th Oct 2011 02:04:40 PM from New York and New Jersey , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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[up]Yes, the Black lanterns must be in this show.

Though preferably not untill much later. Like around the third season, if this show ever gets there...

edited 19th Oct '11 2:08:37 PM by dmysta3000

[up][up][up][up] That's Razor, the whiny emo Red Lantern I complained about earlier.
@14: Well, overall most of the character designs didn't bug me(though What's-his-face McHeadbutty could stand to be a little less topheavy), it was more the niggling details - the eye/face barrier in particular does not look very good(it probably doesn't help I started watching the Superman Theatrical Cartoons yesterday - nothing lives up to those).
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I really liked the way they did the Guardians of the Universe. Less so with mister face for a body.

Also, since when did the Red Lanterns that aren't Atrocitous regain the ability to speak... and whine... and mock?

Also also, Hal Jordan doesn't wear his ring when flying. Just saying.

Also also also, I'm nervously looking forward to seeing Larfleeze animated. He's practically made for it. Mr floaty head and Atrocitous make me worry that he might not make the transition so smoothly.

Also also also also, why is Kilowog shaped like Bulkhead?

Also also also also also, I can't wait to see a blue lantern. I just want to see one doing... something!
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Kilowog is shaped like Lugnut, not Bulkhead. >: (

Also, I'm boggled as to why DC would make a comic book with the Red Lanterns as the main heroes while licensing a series with them as the main baddies.
21 Kostya19th Oct 2011 05:22:02 PM from Everywhere , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
@18: That's Kilowog. He's always looked like that.

Zeromaeus: Well in the most recent Red Lantern book he talks about making another lantern as intelligent as him. Or it could just be that a bunch of villains who don't do anything but growl would get boring quickly.

Scardoll: Perhaps they're meant to be anti-heroes rather than straight up villains. That's the impression I got from the reading the comic.

edited 19th Oct '11 5:22:13 PM by Kostya

[up][up] Also also also also also also also HOLY MOTHER OF ION YOU'RE NITPICKING THIS!!! Is Hal wearing his ring during a flight really that much of a deal breaker that you had to include it in your little ti-raid? And just how is Zilius supposed to look? Look at him. Its probably the most accurate physical translation. Also, it makes since that the Red Lanterns would have more personality now that they've been pushed up to Big Bads.

Also, since when did [[Batman:The Animated Series Joker have a perky girlfriend accomplice?]]

When did Raven get Telekinesis?

When were John Stewart, Wally West and Hawkgirl [[Justice League Unlimited original members of the Justice League?]]

When was Batwoman a murderous heiress who wanted revenge for her identity being revealed in public?

Since when was Artemis Crock Green Arrows sidekick instead of a z-list villain? Or when was there a black waterbending Aqualad? Or when was Klarion a lord of chaos?

You see where I'm going with this. Just because they did something that wasn't in the comics doesn't mean that it will suck.

Yeah, I definitely want someone to break Razors jaw so I don't have to hear him whine again, but knowing that Hal and 'Wog will beat the living crap out of him every episode lightens the load for me wink

edited 20th Oct '11 4:53:19 AM by Brokenshell44

23 Geostomp20th Oct 2011 05:12:47 AM from Arkansas, USA , Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
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While I do like that the Red Lanterns aren't all "blood and RAGE" here, I really want to know why they were chosen when they seem to fill the exact same role as the Sinestro Corps already do.
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[up] Apparently they were trying not to step on the movies toes. Its been said that Sinestro will show up in the next season. I think it's clear that they wanted to use the Sinestro Corps but weren't allowed so they tried putting some of those attributes to the Red Lanterns.
[up]I think they weren't allowed to use Sinistro yet because he isn't set to appear in the films until the next installment, and the studio holds a grip of the creative team to wait until they can market him for all his worth!

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