Press ReleaseFighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, the D.C. Comics Teen Titans are five super heroes who are living proof that you’re never too young to save the planet. Twenty-nine hand-selected episodes of the hit animated series will air uninterrupted over 12 hours on the commercial-free Boomerang network, Monday, May 25, starting at 12 noon and culminating at 12 a.m. (ET). Teen Titans originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2003 to great viewer and critical acclaim, making the series an instant classic for younger generations and a TV favorite for comic book fans of all ages.
Based on the long-running DC Comics series, Teen Titans features five teenage superheroes who each exhibit special powers. The team is led by Robin, the acrobatic and daring group leader with a stocked utility belt and no fear. Beast Boy, small in stature and quick with a joke, can shift into the form of any animal, from a tiger to a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Starfire is new to Earth and naïve to its ways, but when it is time for a throw-down, she fights as hard as any of the others. The spooky, deadpan Raven can control inanimate objects with her powerful mental abilities. Hulking Cyborg is half-man, half-machine and the most powerful member of the team.
But Teen Titans is not all about superpowers and bad guys. Like most teens, they love hanging out with their friends, playing video games and going to parties. And also like most adolescents, they each are trying to find their place in the world and deal with their growing pains as best as they can.
“A Teen Titans marathon is the perfect way to ring in the summer,” Said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “Teen Titans shows us that we can be capable of great things while still having a little fun.”
Highlights of the marathon include:
· 12 p.m. (ET): “How Long is Forever?” – A super-thief from the future called WARP travels back in time to steal a priceless antique. But when the Teen Titans show up to stop him, the villain tries to escape.
· 2:05 p.m. (ET): “Date with Destiny” - A creepy criminal known as KILLER MOTH threatens to destroy the city with a flying army of MUTANT MOTHS unless Teen Titan ROBIN agrees to take KILLER MOTH’s spoiled-rotten teenage daughter KITTEN to her junior prom!
· 3:45 p.m. (ET): “Betrayal” - After a few weeks as a Teen Titan, TERRA has everything she ever wanted: a nice home, good friends, and even a little romance with BEAST BOY. Everything seems perfect...but is it?
· 4:35 p.m. (ET): “Aftershock: Part One” – A long-lost friend of the Teen Titans returns with a vengeance , and SLADE orders OVERLOAD, CINDERBLOCK, and PLASMUS to launch a series of sinister strikes all over the city. Can our heroes stop three monsters, SLADE, and their newest enemy?
Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.