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DC Nation

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Launched

March 3, 2012

Defunct

March 29, 2014

DC Nation is a Cartoon Network Block that airs on Saturday Mornings and shows series and shorts based on DC Comics. It premiered on March 3, 2012, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Some of the shows in DC Nation include Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice (with Beware the Batman in 2013). On June 8, 2012, Cartoon Network announced that it would revive the Teen Titans animated series as Teen Titans Go!, based on the New Teen Titans shorts, in 2013; episodes began airing in April of that year. The block was cancelled in March 2014.

Shows

Shorts

Main article: DC Nation Shorts


Many short films produced by Sam Register air on the show; they are mainly comedy. In the first season, these included New Teen Titans, Super Best Friends Forever and DC’s World’s Funnest from Aard­man Stu­dios. Season two saw two additional short series: JL Ani­mals and Amethyst: Princess of Gem­world.

Theme songs

  • Skrillex - "Rock N Roll"
  • Richardson & Macklin & Ford - "Acid Cube"

Controversy

On October 13, 2012, two weeks after the block had returned from a summer break and ten hours before the block was supposed to air, the block was pulled from the schedule by Cartoon Network; an hour of Dragons: Riders of Berk was shown in its place. DC Nation workers were told about the action by fans. Later that day, Cartoon Network and DC Nation's Facebook and Twitter profiles stated that the block had been put on hiatus and will resume airing in January 2013. An online petition was started that day to bring back the block by the end of the year and reached its first goal of 10,000 signatures on October 15. Green Lantern episode "Steam Lantern" and Young Justice episode "Before the Dawn", episodes that had been scheduled to air, were released to the iTunes Store and became the top two television programs of that day, and became available on Amazon.com on October 16. The episodes have since been removed from the stores. No official explanation has been given for the extended hiatus.

DC Nation Super Spectacular

Starting in May 2012, DC Comics released a 64-page monthly magazine called DC Nation Super Spectacular which features strips based on the Young Justice & Green Lantern: The Animated Series television series as well as additional content such as behind the scenes features.

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