Justice League 10 years ago today

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  1. UltraAlanMagnus

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    November 17th 2001, Warner Bros. Animation, DC, And the Cartoon Network aired one of the greatest shows of the 2000s, Justice League.
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    After the sucess of both the Superman and Batman cartoons in the 1990s, Producer Bruce Timm went to work of adapting the Justice League comic book and turning it into an animated sequel to his two former animated series.

    This new animated TV series brought all sorts of new characters. Ignoring the sidekicks, pets, and other elements of the earlier Super Friends show, the line-up of this new JLA adaptation was created with two things in mind: to pay tribute to the original line-up of the Justice League of America while also reflecting racial and cultural diversity. Significantly, the well-known superhero Aquaman was left out of the lineup (although he would become a member of the team on Justice League Unlimited), and was replaced by Hawkgirl, the team's second female (along with Wonder Woman).

    Additionally, John Stewart -- an African-American Green Lantern who had previously worked with the League in the comics -- was used rather than one of the better-known modern-era Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner (even though Rayner had appeared as Green Lantern in the Superman animated series). In addition to his race, the producer felt Stewart's original abrasive personality would have more dramatic potential. (In the second season, Rayner is described as a Lantern in training under Stewart's old mentor, explaining his absence. Both Rayner and Jordan make brief appearances in Justice League Unlimited. Gardner was never seen in either series.)

    The show met with significant success, partially due to loyal fans already familiar with these incarnations of the characters, and partially from a new generation of viewers. The two-part nature of most episodes led Cartoon Network to choose to air the episodes back-to-back.

    According to audio commentary on the DVD release of Season 2, the second season finale "Starcrossed" was expected to be the final episode of the series. However, in February 2004, Cartoon Network announced a follow-up series, Justice League Unlimited, which premiered on July 31, 2004. Justice League Unlimited features a greatly expanded roster of heroes, usually with only a few appearing in any given episode, although there are a few featuring just about the entire roster fighting against one giant enemy.

    Today, 10 years later it is still the greatest. During Christmas 2009, Warner Home Video released the entire series in a 15th disc collection. And next spring we have a Fan favorite cast for this: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/movies-television/476616-justice-league-doom.html

    Here's to another 10 years.
     
  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    gah! and the very lackster first season! lol!

    but i did like a few from that season; war world, injustice for all, savage time. but it really starts to pick up in "awesome" during season 2.

    it was just season one that was kind'a bland. but that's normal for first seasons.
     
  3. Fiy

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    LOVE this show. I have the complete series on DVD [JL and JLU].
     
  4. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Yeah!
     
  5. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Cartoon Network’s dealing with Justice League Unlimited was a complete puzzle.
    Justice League was done, but then they unexpectedly order more episodes.
    Then they never aired those episodes at a consistent time, nor did they advertise their presence.

    I liked Season One –except for the way Superman was always getting knocked out.
     
  6. ILoveDinobot

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    One of my favorite cartoons, I can't believe it was so long ago!
     
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    Hot damn, has it been 10 years already? I'd label the first season as "choppy" at worst, but most likely due to keeping every story in the 2 or 3 episode format.

    JL + JLU had some of the best writing, characters, and VA I can think of out of ANY animated series ever. At first I didn't care much for Hawkgirl (who the eff are you?!), but by the time 'Starscrossed' rolled around, the writers gave her so much depth that she was now on equal footing with all the other League members.

    Favorite ep: so many great arcs and multi-parters to choose from, but off the top of my head I'll go with 'The Great Brain Robbery'. Although not as epic in scope, this one had me laughing out loud.
    See: the Flash/Luthor bathroom scene :lolol 

    All-in-all, the DCAU is one of my favorite things ever. JL + JLU, along with Batman TAS, Superman TAS, and Batman Beyond.
     
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    Justice League was the show that got me seriously into the DCAU and I still think it's possibly one of the best Animated shows I've ever had the pleasure to watch. It I had to choose a top 5, there's no doubt Justice League and Unlimited (as one) will be on that list.
     
  9. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Yep 10 years.
     
  10. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I think know would be as good a time as any to crack out the DVDs and watch the entire series over again
     
  11. UltraAlanMagnus

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    I Did the same thing last holiday.
     
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    I <3 JL. Batman was awesome in it.
     
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    Justice League Unlimited Opening (HQ) - YouTube

    The love I have for this show is boundless, not just because it was as awesome as all hell, or that it stemmed from the incredible Batman and Superman animated series universe, but this show (and Atop the 4th Wall) are what got me into comics, DC in particular.

    Thank you Justice League.
     
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    Dont forget JL Doom in 2012.
     
  15. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Wow.
     
  16. wheeljack01

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    I miss the show a lot, but at least we have the dvd sets to plow through whenever we want. Also, who is to say we will never see one more JLU DTV come out? I know it is bleak, but I will always hold out hope for something, though JLA Doom is pretty close.
     
  17. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Yes.
     
  18. Josh

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    *hugs dvds*
     
  19. UltraAlanMagnus

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    Ok?
     
  20. Computer5

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    Yeah i loved this series, i felt there was so much more they could've done in the legion of doom arc too. And the last episode was a MAJOR cliffhanger.
     

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