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  • Accidentally Correct Writing: The main villain Slade has a Doomsday device that projects currently premiered movies not released on physical media all over the world on any device. With the whole COVID 19 pandemic, this is now possible with no diabolical intentions... Hopefully.
  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite making $52 million dollars on a $10 million dollar budget, Warner Bros. felt that the movie wasn't as successful as they hoped.note  However, critics loved the movie, and it actually performed better with critics than any other DC Comics film released in the 2010s.
  • Acting for Two:
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    • Eric Bauza as both Aquaman and Stan Lee's assistant.
    • Phil Morris as DOOMSDAY and the red carpet announcer.
    • Fred Tatasciore as Jor-El and a security guard.
    • David Kaye as the Alfred trailer voice and the Inside Premiere Announcer.
    • John DiMaggio as both the Synth Skate voice and a security guard.
  • All-Star Cast: The movie has a really strong cast of voice actors, both from the actors reprising their roles from the TV series, as well as the actors for the new characters.
  • Billing Displacement: The movie billing goes like this: the five Titans voices actors in alphabetical order, Will Arnett and Kristen Bell, and then everyone else in alphabetical order. This results in Greg Cipes being billed first and Scott Menville second even though Robin is the main character and not Beast Boy.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor:
    • We have Will Arnett as Slade and Kristen Bell as Jade Wilson, though the former is a downplayed example because of some of his voice roles before hand.
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    • Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Batman are being played by Nicolas Cage, Halsey, Lil Yachty, Wil Wheaton, and Jimmy Kimmel, respectively.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: The film itself falls for this.
    • Slade cracks that he's "not interested in fighting a bunch of sidekicks", except that anyone remotely familiar with the characters would know that only Robin is famous for being a sidekick. Although it may just be Slade intentionally calling the Titans like that to taunt them for being sidekicks to a superhero sidekick.
    • They also do this during the backlot scene, in which Starfire says the WB water tower is "where the Animaniacs live". Animaniacs is the title of the show, the characters who live in the tower are Yakko, Wakko and Dot and their last names are Warner. Granted, most kids watching the movie wouldn't know the difference, and Starfire is a Funny Foreigner character known for making these sorts of mistakes.
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  • Creator Killer: The film failing to impress Warner Bros. (despite it making back its budget) made it the final nail in the coffin for any Cartoon Network show to ever hit the big screen. Steven Universe: The Movie and We Bare Bears: The Movie, both of which were released after Go! To the Movies, debuted on television or direct-to-DVD respectively, though the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball is hoping to have his planned Grand Finale movie be a wide theatrical movie instead of the former two above but was recently announced to be released on HBO Max, most likely due to Go! To the Movies’s failure.
  • Descended Creator: Storyboard artists Joey Cappabianca and Dave Stone voice Plastic Man and Ace Morgan respectively
  • Dueling Movies: With Incredibles 2, another animated superhero movie.
  • Edited for Syndication: Cartoon Network airings remove the song "My Superhero Movie" to make time for more ads. This may have confused viewers, as several elements of it are brought up later in the film. The Bat-Mobile trailer was also omitted from the scene with the joke trailers.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Since Teen Titans Go! didn't receive an official release there, the first official appearance in China of the characters from the series was the CCTV-6 premiere of the movie. It is also the first official Chinese appearance of Slade and the original Teen Titans (2003).
  • Milestone Celebration: The film was released during the show's 5th anniversary. As the stinger features the original Teen Titans (2003), it also came out during the 15th anniversary of that show.
  • No Budget: $10 million is obviously a Big Budget Beef-Up for a feature film spinoff of a Flash-animated TV show, but that's less than half of the average budget for a CGI feature, which is usually upward of $100 million, and a 1/5th the averaged budget for the far-and-few-between hand-drawn animated feature, making it the cheapest wide-release animated feature of The New '10s.note 
  • Non-Singing Voice: Jacob Jeffries fills in for Scott Menville as Robin's singing voice for the song "My Superhero Movie".
  • The Other Darrin: Rather than Ron Perlman reprising his role as Slade from the 2003 series, Will Arnett voices him.
    • In the Hebrew dub, Doron Ben-Ami—who voiced Beast Boy in the 2003 series—reprises his role for the film (replacing Barak Broitman), while Raven is voiced by Rona Beckerman (replacing Hilly Israel, who voiced her in the series' proper).
    • Subverted in the Latin Spanish dub. As the series is dubbed in Venezuela and American theatrical movies are rarely dubbed in any South American country since Warner only have offices to coordinate dubbing of theatrical movies in Mexico, the Titans' voice actors travelled to Mexico for a recording session.
  • The Other Marty: The first teaser for the film had Phil Lamarr play Balloon Man, before James Corden was officially announced as the voice of Balloon Man. The latter was then replaced by Greg Davies for unknown reasons.
  • Playing Against Type: Will Arnett, who once played a DC superhero, plays a DC supervillain this time.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Superman is voiced by Nicolas Cage, whose love of the character is well documented. Doubles as a bonus for Cage because he was originally due to act in a Superman movie that was ultimately cancelled, so now he finally gets to play the role.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Nicolas Cage's son, Kal-El Cage, voices a young Bruce Wayne in the film.
    • The Atom and Supergirl are voiced by Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salinger, who are married in real life.
  • Screwed by the Network: It didn't get a big advertising push, and was overshadowed in theaters by Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, grossing only $10 million dollars on its opening weekend. This is a major contrast to how the show itself is treated on TV (after the movie came out, though, said treatment started to die down).
  • So My Kids Can Watch: Will Arnett and Jimmy Kimmel took roles in this movie because their children were huge fans of the source material.
  • Spoiled by the Cast List: In the second teaser poster, the starring cast is listed. Each Titan voice is given their own line. Will Arnett and Kristen Bell, however, are listed on the same line. Could also count as Foreshadowing.
  • Typecast: David Kaye as the movie trailer announcer.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise:
    • A toy of Slade released a week before the film did revealed that Slade is Jade by having her head as an additional part.
    • An interesting non-merchandise example of this trope: in some countries, the ending of the movie, where Titans Tower gets destroyed, was spoiled by the episode "Tower Renovation" before they got the film. In particular, Japan got the episode a year before this movie.
  • Voices in One Room: Like in the main series, the voice actors for the Titans recorded their dialogue together.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The joke referencing the infamous "Martha" scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was heavily disliked by Warner Bros. executives, with them only allowing it to remain at the last minute.
    • The studio initially wanted Superman to be voiced by Jason Bateman. The writers were only able to suggest Nicolas Cage for the role after those plans fell through.
    • The song "It's Poop Time" from the episode "The Chaff" was originally written and animated for this movie. Warner Bros. executives found the song gross, and it was omitted.

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