Cartoon Network, DC Comics Release Statement On “Young Justice,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Ending

Cartoon Network and DC Comics recently released a brief joint statement to address the intense online response over the recent cancellations of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice. Cartoon Network airs the weekly DC Nation programming block, a joint venture with DC Entertainment, which currently houses the both Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice.

With the official confirmation earlier this week that both series are no longer in production, fans of both programs have been vocal across the majority of social media platforms in protest. Fans and show creators have taken to petitions – including a popular petition which has amassed nearly 18,000 signatures – letter-writing campaigns, and fan initiatives to convince the network to bring both shows back. A special poster was created, and can be seen by clicking the thumbnail image, by Hezpeller of YJ Fan Videos Repository Blog to promote fan efforts to save both popular animated shows. In an effort to quell the online blowback, an official statement was released in response to the fan outpouring by Cartoon Network and DC Comics. Below is the response released by Cartoon Network and DC Comics, posted on a host of different social media outlets.

“Thank you to all our fans for expressing just how much they love DC Nation on Cartoon Network. There’s still more new Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series to enjoy in the coming weeks. And DC Nation isn’t going anywhere; there will be plenty of new adventures coming your way later this year.”

Online response to the above statement has been extremely negative, with multiple fans pointing out the statement does not actually address the cancellation of either series. Viewers have also been flooding the official social media accounts in response to the above statement.

Click here to view media from this weekend’s new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice. The World’s Finest also has the February 2013 loglines for Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, available to view here, the first site online to post the details.

The DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with an encore Sunday at 10:00am (ET/PT). The block kicks off with an all-new episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series at 10:00am (ET/PT), followed with an all-new episode of Young Justice at 10:30am (ET/PT). DC Nation shorts and behind-the-scenes content air during commercial breaks of the two above-mentioned shows, and rotate and change every week.

Stay tuned for further schedule updates and coverage on Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block – including exclusive content and much more – right here soon at The World’s Finest.

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    Michael Bulnes

    Young Justice should not be cancelled. This show shows that even little people can make a difference in the world. Young Justice is a great show and should be left on cartoon network.

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    Isn’t it great when executives completely miss the point of why people are angry at them, thus making their attempts at saving face completely idiotic?

    Hey, brainiacs: people don’t give a flying fig about DC Nation right now, they just want THESE two shows to not get the boot. But no, anything beats pretending you even know what’s going on.

    The only silver lining in all of this is that DC still has their animated movie franchise, which means Green Lantern fans at least can hope for adaptations of the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night.

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    Benjamin Dog

    I don’t understand why Cartoon Network couldn’t just make the block two hours. I mean is it really that important for repeats that Lego Ninja show to be on a 10:00 AM? Oh well, I am amazed the two comic series got their own shows. Green Lantern not that much since it was meant to be released with the movie (the show was much better and was my fav. DC show on the air. Sorry YJ) and Young Justice. A hero team the mainstream audience never knew or cared for and for the longest time they thought their was only Teen Titans. Still looking forward to a Teen Titans based off the one from when I was growing up and a new Batman featuring lesser known and more risky villains (can’t wait to see Anarky!).

    This is kinda off topic, but why haven’t they continued with the Paul Dini and Bruce Timm universe featuring more characters in their own shows? I considered Green Lantern a continuation since Bruce Timm did a lot of the designs, but why not add another Justice League, Batman, or Superman. Better yet a show featuring a hero that did not get a show of their own like Wonder Woman or Th Flash!

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    Jak Crow

    A bigger load of crap is why CN is cancelling two of the network’s best rated shows. Talk about stupid.

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    At first, I enjoyed seeing “Young Justice” as long as the more casual show “Batman-The Brave and the Bold” was still on, but I was never really a BIG fan of it, so it’s just a little poke to get news that it won’t last longer than two seasons. It would make sense, though, if WB had the whole season on DVD for me to rent in future or at least be available through the “Watch Instantly” section of “Netflix”.

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    Joey Dillander

    The online petitions weren’t a out DC Nation. I could care less about that. The petitions were about Young Justice and GLTAS. Just goes to show you that CN doesn’t have to balls to address the shows directly being cancelled or even talk about how much the fans are dedicated to YJ and GLTAS.

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    I concur… pathetic placation. They care little about their fans… just wish another network would take them…providing better circumstances. Cartoon Network’s thought and business practices are FLAWED!

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    Isn’t it bad business to cancel your highest rated shows? Cartoon Network doesn’t seem to give a crap about any show other than Adventure Time or Ben 10 even giving one of the oldest Hannah-Barbera cartoons the boot (Scooby-Doo) Doesn’t Cartoon Network know that Comic adaptations to TV/Movie sell more as do retro-cartoons and not that stupid Adventure Time? DC was probably caught up with who knows what, and even if they did take the time to talk why did they not say why they were cancelling YJ and GL?

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