Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Teen Titans - The Complete First Season |
DC Comics Kids Collection
Actors: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
The Teen Titans compose an elite group of five heroes Robin, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy that unlike their Super Hero predecessors, have no secret identities under which to disguise themselves. The Titans, who li... more »
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Episodes are GREAT, but did you know CN is CANCELING Teen Ti
lawyerwhocooks | Atlanta, GA USA | 01/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Teen Titans like my family does, PLEASE send emails (letters work even better) to Cartoon Network (go to CartoonNetwork.com) demanding, begging, pleading that CN renew the show! As of January 12, 2006, there are only three episodes left. By the way, you can't go wrong with this DVD, it's just a shame that the rest of us were bilked by CN into buying two separate DVDs that contained Season One. The episodes are funny, action packed and leave you wanting more. Buy and enjoy! This is the best show on Cartoon Network!"
Teen Titans Go!
Simon | Brampton, ON | 12/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disc set collects the first 13 episodes of Teen Titans, which were also previously released on 2 single-disc editions.
I like Teen Titans. It's a very different take on the DC characters than Batman, Superman, and Justice League, and there are obvious anime influences in the fight scenes and gags. What's nice about the series is that while it generally writes towards a younger audience, it's never so simplistic that it alienates the older crowd. The chemistry between the five leads is great, and there are occasional moments of lunacy that will make you wonder if the staff is secretly taking anything in the back room (ie the Mad Mod episode). Plus season 1's underlying subplot involving Slade (voiced expertly by Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman) is as dark and driven as anything in the Batman shows. The only time this show falls flat for me is when it puts stylized action over story essentials, which some of the early episodes here fall into.
Again, this set collects material that WB has already released. I think even the bulk of the bonus features have been carried over. I'm hoping this was a sudden shift in WB's animation-on-dvd strategy as opposed to milking the consumer with re-releases, as the single discs were already quite generous in their own way. A great consideration if you haven't purchased the old discs yet, great for kids but adults should find some amusement too."
Like the show & would buy this season - if I didn't already
Michael P. Rees | Canby, OR USA | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My kids (and to some extent myself) happen to like the Teen Titans animated series. Though I prefer the 90's Batman Animated Series, Titans is nice in that it doesn't take itself too seriously.
My biggest problem isn't with the show, but with Warner Brothers' standard business practice of making you buy the same episodes of your favorite WB TV shows more than once in the guise of "testing the waters" with DVDs containg only a couple to a few episodes. They did it with Babylon 5, both the 90s and 2000s Batman animated series', the Superman animated series, and now they're doing it with Teen Titans (and Justice League, which I hear is finally going to season sets in 2006).
I'm glad WB seems to be finally getting the message. In the case of this TT season set, though, it's a little too late for me.
I would say get this one if you haven't bought the other two discs with the same episodes - it will reinforce the message to the powers-that-be at Warner."
A Pleasant Suprise that Just Got Better
Demonskrye | Massachusetts United States | 02/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll admit, I wasn't feeling particularly hopeful for "Teen Titans" when I saw the first previews. We were already seeing quite a few animated shows copying the style of Japanese animation as it became more popular. So it was a very pleasant suprise when I found that "Teen Titans" not only featured a much deeper understanding of the workings of anime, but also focused on top notch voice acting and character centered storytelling. It took them an episode or two to really find their footing, but once they did, "Teen Titans" was one of the best shows on television, and later seasons only improved on what had been set up. I can see how the use of the more cartoony aspects of anime - super-deformed characters, anime inspired wild takes, and the like - might turn some people off, but do yourself a favor and watch a few episodes. Once you get used to the style, you'll start seeing the storytelling that kept fans of the show coming back.
The four star rating (as opposed to five) is largely because of the special features. There are two "Making Of" documentaries with the voice actors and show creators, which are pretty good. There's the fun music video of the theme song. The interview with Japanese songsters Puffy Ami Yumi is fun, but a little too long, and the device of having the Titans "conduct the interview" is pretty lame. The short two part cartoon, "The Hiro's" (yes, I know that apostrophe doesn't belong there, but that's how they spell it) is rather bad and unfunny. But the biggest problem is something that's left off the DVD, namely commentary. WB has been notoriously slow to recognize how much fans want episode commentary, with only 3 to 4 commentaries on the Batman and Superman DVDs. Commentray with cast and crew for "Teen Titans" would have been great. But despite a somewhat small set of special features, "Teen Titans - Season One" is deifinitely worth picking up."