Posted July 27 2005 - 12:28 AM
| The Bad news is that apparently the head of Cartoon network animation who is now in charge of the upcomming Legion of superheroes show feels that Bruce Timms vision is "tired and Dated" and that they will reboot all future DCU properties that become animated. Judging by the recent anouncement of the new Batgirl animated show by the creators of The Batman show, this looks to be true and WB's new direction.....not happy. |
The same genius who decided not to re-up Samurai Jack...right before it won an Emmy (and is up again this year)?
Yes, Timm is tired and dated. Cool kids want superhero Bugs Bunny (sorry, Bugz Bunny) and The Batman (ed. - maybe it's a good cartoon, I don't know - I also don't care).
In other news, I am a bit worried that the reason Bats got a nice sendoff with Epilogue is because they don't want to compete with The Batman for the character...so he won't really be in the JLU.
So great TV news this offseason for me. Scrubs is getting railroaded by NBC (probably has a season left - got to get to 100 episodes for syndication dollars), and JLU is going to get "revamped" and "updated". At least I get a season more of each, in their full glory.
JLU was consistently funnier, smarter, and more serious than most network shows. It was a love letter to comic and DCAU fans, while being a high-quality dramatic show with the best action on television.