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Teen Titans: The Movie is a 2012 American animated superhero film. It is the second film adaptation of Teen Titans, first being Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, which was released in theaters on April 13, 2012. Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Hynden Walch, Tara Strong and Khary Payton reprised their roles. The film takes place after the show's series finale, produced by DC Comics and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Teen Titans: The Movie became a huge success for the markets. It gained mixed to positive reviews becoming one of the best reviewed films of the year, and also was a huge box office success earning nearly $178 million worldwide.

Plot

The H.I.V.E. Five enters the city park and unleashed a creature deep underground named Tron to set to destroy the world. While watching the fireworks at the Carnival, Robin confirms to Starfire that he is in love with her. Meanwhile, the Teen Titans; Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire and Beast Boy are staying close and strong together when trouble approaches and figures out that Tron has been unleashed, but they have never met him before. Although, Cyborg realized that he has been buried underground for 20 years for ruling the world.

The Teen Titans were being called for trouble in the city. When there was no trouble from the park, they than visit the park met Tron and were attacked by his robot leaving them alone. Tron, and the H.I.V.E. Five members entered the Titan Tower, destroying it in a fire, steal the power supply to regain to Tron and break it in pieces causing the Titans to lose their powers and killing their pet Silkie. As they returned to the Tower, they found that Silkie is dying. Another chance to get their powers restored is to head to the island called Titans Power.

Meanwhile, Titan East assistances to protect the world and Mas and Memos takes care of Silkie. The Titans are attacked by Tron’s robots but are being rescued by island’s owner Rebecca, who assistances to get their powers restored on their own gives them five ninja powers to journey to the woods alone. Beast Boy seceretly had a crush on Rebecca since he no longer sees Terra. After defeating four dirt monsters, their powers finally restored and captured the new power supply. Rebecca told the the Titans that they also have gain new power abilities to create a powerful invisibility and kissed Beast Boy in the cheeks to wish him good luck.

Back in the city, everything seems normal, but turns out that people are possessed by Tron's monsters including Titan East members Bumblebee, Aqualad, Speedy and later Starfire, having being kidnapped by Mammoth. While Robin, Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy are battling against Tron, Mas and Memos rescued their entire friends and Starfire. Meanwhile, she rescued her friends and helped them defeating Tron, and the H.I.V.E. Five were arrested.

The Titans returned to the Tower, and they realized that they are too late because they found Silkie now dead. Beast Boy realized what Rebecca told them that they could use them to fix everything and bring someone they love to life. They used their ninja powers to rebuild the base and bringing Silkie back to life, and Robin returns the power supply. Meanwhile, Robin and Starfire shared a kiss and secretly announced that they are already a couple. Afterwards, the Titans had a party at the Titan tower celebrating to the world of thanking the Titans for saving the world.

Cast

  • Scott Menville as Robin
  • Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
  • Hynden Walch as Starfire
  • Khary Payton as Cyborg
  • Tara Strong as Raven
  • Lauren Tom as Jinx, Gizmo
  • Ashley Johnson as Rebecca, Terra
  • Ron Perlman as Tron
  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Bumblebee
  • Mike Erwin as Speedy
  • Wil Wheaton as Aqualad
  • Michael Rosenbaum as Kid Flash
  • Freddy Rodriguez as Más y Menos
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Silkie
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Mammoth, See-More
  • Jason Marsden as Billy Numerous

Production

Development

After the cancellation of Teen Titans in 2006, DC Comics and Warner Bros. will release an animated film adaptation of the TV series into theaters on April 13, 2012 with the original cast reprising their roles. Director Michael Chang, who did Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, will return to direct a theatrical film version as well as crew members. Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton and Tara Strong will reprise their roles. It's production budget will cost $40 million to produce.

Teen Titans: The Movie will have the same animation, but will have a theatrical release version of the drawing comparing from the TV series to have a dramatic look inside the film. Chang states "bringing animated shows to theaters will be a big thing, because they are trying to make it into a feature length movie, not making it into some boring drawing from the show itself.

Music

Original Soundtrack

Teen Titans: The Movie
Film score by Various Artists
Released March 20, 2012
Genre pop
Length 42:51

The Teen Titans: The Movie motion picture soundtrack was released on March 20, 2012. Green Day will record the film's theme song. Puffy AmiYumi's song "Friends Forever" will be included in the film's soundtrack. The soundtrack ranked #4 at the Billboard 200.

No. Title Composer Length
1. "Teen Titans Go!"   Green Day 3:08
2. "Friends Forever"   Puffy AmiYumi 3:57
3. "Float On"   Modest Mouse 3:48
4. "I Don't Believe You"   P!nk 4:37
5. "We Found Love"   Rihanna 3:37
6. "Into The Fire"   Thirteen Senses 3:30
7. "Good Life"   One Republic 4:10
8. "Someone Like You"   Adele 4:45
9. "Party Rock Anthem"   LMFAO 4:23
10. "With Me"   Sum 41 4:51
11. "Get A Clue"   Simon & Milo 3:18
12. "Big Girls Don't Cry"   Fergie 4:18
13. "Just Can't Get Enough"   The Black Eyed Peas 3:40
14. "Unwritten"   Natasha Bedingfield' 3:48
15. "When You're Gone"   Avril Lavigne 4:01
Total length: 42:51

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Teen Titans: The Movie
Film score by David Newman
Released April 10, 2012

The Teen Titans: The Movie score was released on April 10, 2012, three days before the film's theatrical release. David Newman will compose the film's soundtrack.

All songs written and composed by Alexandre Desplat.

No. Title Length
1. "Opening Title"   2:55
2. "Tron Unleashed"   2:12
3. "Who Is Tron?"   1:44
4. "Teen Titans vs. Tron"   4:21
5. "Destruction of Titan Tower"   2:01
6. "Silkie Is Dying"   3:01
7. "Journey to Titan Power"   2:45
8. "City Attack"   2:30
9. "Tron Robots Attack The Titans"   1:55
10. "Samantha Rescues The Titans"   1:40
11. "The Teen Titans Entering The Forest"   2:15
12. "Returning Superabilities"   2:25
13. "Possessing"   3:32
14. "Starfire Possessed"   2:10
15. "Teen Titans vs. Tron"   4:10
16. "Rescuing Starfire and The World"   3:11
17. "Back At The Titan Tower and Rescuing Silkie"   1:45
18. "Robin and Starfire"   1:01
Total length: 42:51

Release

Teen Titans: The Movie was released in theaters everywhere starting on April 13, 2012. The film's trailer was released in front of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked on December 16, 2011. A video game with the same title was released on April 4, 2012. According to MPAA, the film received a PG rating for "rude humor and mild action" as of March 1, 2012. On March 31, 2012, Facebook and Warner Bros. said that they will stream a full movie live on Facebook and will have to buy the price of $30.00 to register to pay to see the film screened live on Facebook. This is to the fact that Facebook stating that the copyright belongs to Warner Bros., not Facebook.

Warner Bros. released the film's new clip entitled "The End of the World" on April 7, 2012. A 31 second new TV spot was also released the same day. The following day, a 1 minute and 45 second promo featurette was released featuring the Titans into action. Teen Titans: The Movie had a world premiere in Los Angeles on April 9, 2012. Teen Titans: The Movie opens in 1,255 theaters at midnight, and 3,755 theaters nationwide starting on April 13, 2012. The film's theatrical release was preceded by A Heroes' Chill Time, a short film based on the animated television series Legion of Super Heroes.

Reception

Early test screening

The film's early test screening premiered on January 27, 2012 and received early positive reviews stating "the kids missed their favorite superheroes, and will be thrilled to see them returning and heading to theaters. Director and producer of the film attended the film's premiere, says that this could be at least the year's most anticipated film so far.

Criticial reception

Teen Titans: The Movie received mixed to positive reviews. As of April 14, 2012, the film scored a positive 95% from Rotten Tomatoes, based from 225 views, stating that comicbook fans realized that the movie feels like Kick-Ass with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but has a different feeling into it. It was also listed as one of the "best reviewed film" of the year so far. IGN gave a film 8/10 calling it "the best movie of the year so far." Metacritic scored Teen Titans: The Movie a 75, based on 30 views, becoming its favorite reviewed film this year so far. Adam Brown of New York magazine gave it a postive review stating that "it's a movie that nerdy fans have been waiting for, and feels like others have seen Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie back in 1995." Robert Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a mixed 2 1/2 out of 4 stars stating: "The movie feels like celebrating a reunion of the cancelled show from 2003 to 2006 on Cartoon Network seems neccessary enough to bring fans to watch their favorite characters, but most no longer watch them because he heard or seen children grow quickly.

Box office

In midnight showings, Teen Titans: The Movie grossed $3.2 million. On its opening day, it grossed $18,219,661, bringing its total to $42,141,860 on its opening weekend ranking it #1 at the box office finally ending The Hunger Games from being #1 at the box office after three weeks. The film closed in theaters on August 9, 2012. Teen Titans: The Movie grossed $96,984,250 in North America, with $81,000,000 in foreign markets, bringing its total to $177,984,250 worldwide.

Home media

Teen Titans: The Movie was released on DVD and Blu Ray on August 28, 2012. It was released a day earlier in the United Kingdom on August 27. It topped the DVD sales chart earning 1.2 million copies ($25,026,060) in its first week. As of October 24, 2012, it sold 4.9 million copies ($55,991,906) in total.

Television and theatrical film release

Following the success for the film's box office performances and the shorts, Warner Bros. announced that they could return Teen Titans on television with its new series, Teen Titans Go!, which is set to release in 2013 on DC Nation. The series premiered on Cartoon Network on April 23, 2013, and was praised by mixed reviews with some criticizing the show's new animation that looks more silly than the original TV series. Eventually, the series debut with 2.0 million views, making the series gain successful ratings, and was eventually renewed for a second season. The series will also have their first theatrical film adaptation of the television series. Entitled as Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, it is set to be released in theaters on July 27, 2018.

Accolades

Award Category Result Recipient
2012 Teen Choice Awards Animated Nominated Cast and Crew
2013 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Animated Movie Nominated Cast and Crew

See also

Trivia

  • This is the first ever feature film of the series.
  • This is the first animated Teen Titans movie to hit theaters. 
    • This is also the first ever Teen Titans movie in general to hit theaters. The previous Teen Titans film (Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyowas a direct-to-DVD release.
  • This is the second theatrical film with a wide release to be based on a Cartoon Network TV series, after "The Powerpuff Girls Movie" released 16 years prior.
    • Although, Teen Titans is only aired by both Kids' WB and CN, and it's made by Warner Bros.
  • This is Warner Bros.' third theatrically animated movie to be inspired by anime, after Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2.
  • This is the first Warner Bros. animated film to be featured in a 1:85:1 aspect ratio since The Ant Bully.
  • This is Greg Cipes' 2nd theatrically released animated film. His first was ''The Wild'' released 12 years prior.
  • This is the second DC Comics animated film to be released theatrically, after Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
  • This is the 2nd collaboration between experienced voice actresses Hynden Walch (Starfire) and Tara Strong (Raven) in a theatrically released animated film, after The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) 16 years prior as minor human characters, which is also based off an animated show.
  • This is Wil Wheaton's 2nd theatrically released animated film. His first was The Secret of NIMH (1982) released 36 years prior.
  • This is Greg Cipes' first PG movie to release theatrically.

References

  1. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Theatrical Poster Debuts
  2. ↑ Teen Titans Coming to Big Screen November 2012. Retreived December 4, 2011.
  3. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie - Release Dates. Retreived March 31, 2012.
  4. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Runtime Confirmed. Retreived February 20, 2012.
  5. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie (2012) - Box Office/updates. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
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  15. ↑ Green Day to Perform Teen Titans: The Movie Theme Song. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  16. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Score Out April 10th. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  17. ↑ David Newman To Write Teen Titans: The Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
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  21. ↑ User blog:Ceauntay/'Teen Titans: The Movie' -- The End of the World. Retreived April 7, 2012.
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  23. ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3spV0wmCGA&feature=relmfu
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  25. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Opens Tonight At Midnight. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
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  33. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie (2012). New York Magazine. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
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  37. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Coming Home To DVD on August 28. Retreived June 23, 2012.
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  39. ↑ Teen Titans Returns to Television in 2013!. Retreived July 25, 2012.
  40. ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV_5YHZCGP0
  41. ↑ http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/04/25/teen-titans-go-ratings/
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  43. ↑ Teen Titans: The Movie Nominated for 2012 Teen Choice Awards. Retreived July 5, 2012.
  44. ↑ Tee Titans: The Movie Nominated for 2013 Kids Choice Awards. Retreived February 13, 2013.

External links

  • Official Website
  • Teen Titans: The Movie Official Website - Facebook
  • Teen Titans: The Movie at the Internet Movie Database
  • Teen Titans: The Movie - Release Dates
  • Teen Titans: The Movie Official Website
  • Teen Titans: The Movie at Box Office Mojo
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