Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It premiered on Cartoon Network on July 19, 2003. Its last episode, "Things Change", premiered on January 16, 2006; the show lasted five seasons of thirteen episodes each. Teen Titans Go, a comic book written by J. Torres based on the show, was published by DC Comics.
The direct to video film, Teen
Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, will act as the "series finale" (interestingly,
the performers of the Teen Titans theme, Puffy
AmiYumi, come from Japan).
Teen Titans is based on the DC
Comics superhero team,
Titans, primarily The New Teen Titans comic books and its related
series from the era of Marv
Wolfman and George
Perez. It revolves around the main team members Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast
Boy, and Raven.
The series is character-driven and often focuses on the struggles the main
characters have with being teen-aged superheroes.
Many episodes deal with the relationships between the characters as friends,
and with the personal limitations of the characters.
Seasons two and four were based upon two of the most popular New Teen
Titans arcs, "Judas Contract" and "Terror of Trigon" respectively. Many
characters from the comics, such as Aqualad and Speedy,
appear occasionally throughout the series.
The show assumed to be set in "Jump City" but the city is never mentiond by
name (which is seemingly far from Gotham,
as stated by Cyborg), and there was evidence that indicates it is on the West
Tower, also from the comic books, is used as a headquarters for the team.
Self-referential humor is used throughout the series with villains
of the week for many episodes. The animation style is influenced by anime,
represented by the art style as well as references to popular anime such
The series's theme song also alternated between the English version and Japanese version
of the song, both sung by the Japanese pop band Puffy
According to Wil
Wheaton (the voice of Aqualad) the reason behind the cancelation of the
series is that the new executives at Warner Bros. Feature Animation decided
not to renew the show based on the pitch for the sixth season. (Wikipedia)