Cartoon Network's Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series Are Effectively Canceled

The heroes of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation, Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, have been defeated (read: canceled).

The writing first appeared on the wall when both series were unexpectedly pulled from the schedule last October (and by “unexpectedly,” I mean "not even the shows’ producers were informed of the change"), and continued today when Cartoon Network announced its traveling upfront presentation with neither series on its list of returning shows for 2013. But maybe there was some chance? After all, the blurb for the forthcoming Beware the Batman mentioned the DC Nation block! Alas, no. Green Lantern showrunner Giancarlo Volpe tweeted the following some hours following the Cartoon Network press release:

According to Newsarama, Warner Bros. Animation has confirmed the axing of both shows, while Cartoon Network has only said that the episodes that have been completed will air.

While we're at it, it's worth noting that Star Wars: The Clone Wars was also missing from Cartoon Network's list of returning shows. Presumably, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm means the series will switch channels, should it continue. Series director Dave Filoni stated in Star Wars Insider 137 in October that scripts and designs for Season 6 were underway.

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does anyone know of the executives email addresses where we could write them? a few thousand emails to all of them might change their minds.
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So I just saw the stills for the new Teen Titans go looks like they made it using microsoft paint. In any case with Clone Wars ending, Why not make DC nation a 2 time block and keep Young Justice and GL, while also adding Batman and Teen Titans. Young Justice and GL are good shows. i like how GL is introducing characters that are currently in the comics.
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We have two months to save younng justice!

Give it more views!

a post from someone who rang one of the higher-ups at CN and was told that "if the fans want to turn things around for YJ, we have two months to do so and we need THOUSANDS of more viewers".

"Runaways" scored 2.123 million viewers.
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I guess they really dont care for views just for their money
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Well, I'm not at all surprised. Everything I loved about the show's first season didn't return for the travesty that was the second. The same thing that happened to Justice League happened to Young Justice. I enjoyed the small cast of heroes you could develop into individuals. Now it's just a random smattering of every single DC youngster they can come up with, with a horrid plot line to boot. Can't comment on GL as I didn't watch it. As for SW:TCW, all I gotta say is its about darn time they returned their story lines to the characters we care about and not the one-shot-wonders they were playing with this season.
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CN, I dare you to find one single approval of your decision in all these replies...
Even if there is some idiot out there, 99.999 percent still disagree with your appalling decision. At least for a short time CN started to become awesome again, now its just plain fail all over again.
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It's disappointing that Cartoon Network continues to let down fans in this way. I used to watch Cartoon Network when I was younger and I remember being so angry that they discontinued the Justice League and other shows. Now I see how these decisions affect others. I work in a children's hospital and the kids love watching the super heroes especially Young Justice. It makes them feel so much happier, when they can't leave the confines of their rooms. It's like they are losing a good friend of theirs. I really hate how Cartoon Network continues to disappoint children, especially children who are living with such serious medical conditions.
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The people at CN are clueless and it really shows they have no clue about television!

They cancel Young Justice and Green Lantern which are among CN's top shows and replace with more Batman and Teen Titans. Granted I love Batman, but how many Batman shows can one watch?

It is time for something different and both Young Justice and Green Lantern offer good solid stories and the people at CN cannot even see the success of the show.

I am really tired of getting hooked with a show and they go off and cancel it for no good reason.

CN please get a clue before you alienate your viewing audience completely!

- Robert
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bad management of the shows. and cn just doing bad period in alot of their shows now
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Cartoon Network's show ratings according to IMDb
1. Adventure Time (8.8)
2. Young Justice (8.7)
3. Regular Show (8.6)
4. Green Lantern: TAS (8.0)

Young Justice and Green Lantern are among the top shows. Yet, they're not being renewed. While The Annoying Orange (4.5) and Level Up (4.7) are. So it's obviously not a ratings issue. CN obviously does not care about its viewers.
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CN is swmped with brain-softening shows that in can't stand, does any1 here remember the 90's CN, with all the classics like "Tom and Jerry", "Swat Cats", and "JOHNNY QUEST", when these show ended, an CN era ended with them, after that the shows got dummer and dummer, an they looked like they were drawn by a 5 year old (everything was out of proportion)
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Pathetic decision. Very FOX like of CN to do this. Bunch of idiots.
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You know good cartoons have been canceled way back in the 90's. But still the more cartoons they axed, the more reason why people don't watch TV anymore let alone cartoon network
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90's? Try 80's! I am still waiting for the 2nd season of "Pirates of Dark Water" and also "Dungeons and Dragons"!
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Please! When ar you going to start the remaining secvond season of Scooby-Doo Mystery Incoporated? is it too much to ask? I mean, come on, we all want to know what's going to happen!
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They haven't announced a return date for it, but it was included in CN's list of returning shows for this year.
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Sending in real letters works!! It has with other shows, and it will with this one. Like 7th heaven.
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Nothing "works". It's a money-making business. If a show doesn't get the necessary ratings, it's canceled. Period.
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It's not 100% canceled. No one has confirmed this.
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Except for Newsarama when they checked with Warner Bros. Animation...?
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

damn you CN, you're just like fox/nbc always canned a good show
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Shocked, I tell you! Shocked!!
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Please oh please let this be a joke. These shows are awesome. I bet they'll end with cliffhangers, and cliffhangers annoy me to no end cuz we need to see how it ends. If they don't end in cliffhangers, I'll show a little forgiveness, but overall, this is terrible. If anything deserves to be canceled, it's incredible crew and Level up.
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I hate it when shows end in cliffhangers. I wish networks would respect their viewers enough to give a show enough notice to wrap things up.
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Tell me about.
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too bad about Young Justice, it reminded me of good old Justice League, which was awesome, DC characters are better IMO then Marvels, they are more 3 dimentional (see Batman). Well let's hope they won't axe Tron and Star Wars, I love the music in Tron and Ashoka in SW
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Petitions won't work and we all know it!

I thought they gonna bring Darkseid for season 3 :(
I'm so not gonna watch that stupid chibi Teen Titans animated series. Every 3 years, we have another Batman animated series!!
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I like Batman, but yeah, even Young Justice could be considered a Batman series. He was the team's General for season one, and his protegee Nightwing is currently the team's leader. Even members of his family have played prominent roles in the team. Robin III, and Batgirl. They even included a hologram of Jason Tod.
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I can't tell if you're kidding, but I'm too afraid to Google it on the off chance that you're serious.
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Don't cancel Clone Wars Disney...or whoever,decides on it's future. I love watching Star Wars The Clone Wars. Pleaseeeee *puppy eyes*
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I was so glad that when Young Justice aired. Finally another DC superhero show since Justice League Unlimited. Should have known that it would only be short lived. As far as I know, Cartoon Network also cancelled the new Scooby Doo show. And I thought cartoons were coming back. I guess I was totally wrong. Hopefully they keep producing the direct-to-video DC animated movies.
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Scooby-Doo was on CN's list of returning shows for this year, though a date hasn't been announced.
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Unacceptable! This is why DC remains #2 in fans' eyes, their parent company has no understanding of how to build brand and character recognition consistently. Young Justice was a great show, and nothing else on TV was like it, so naturally the channel their parent company OWNS refuses to nurture it or even give it consistent exposure the way it does their cheapest crap. No consistent scheduling, no mid-week afterschool reruns, no promos worth a damn. Screw you Warner Brothers, screw you Cartoon Network, screw you DC. I'm glad I'm not paid to blog about this or I'd have to temper my rage.

As for Clone Wars, the writing was on the wall, and I suspect the move will mean season 6 will be the end because Disney simply doesn't have the ratings power on Disney XD to pay for such an expensive show, and they've also shown they suck at nurturing shows via their shabby treatment of Tron Uprising.
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YJ sucked anyway.
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Everytime CN axes a good show i loose more respect for them, why are they making crappy shows with dumb mindsets (i.e Flapjack, Chowder, etc), but serious shows with better meaning are removed and personally i think Ben 10 has become stale like Naruto, he's just acting like fool when he's almost an adult.
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dumbass cartoon network ceos throwing away 2 legit good shows, one of which was even better than their entire programing block, im talking about young justice of course! now whats going to fill that superhero need i have ????
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ok i really didnt care for green lantern.. but young justice? come on now.. that had great writing especially for a "kids" show
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Cartoon Network seems like to what to target younger. It's too bad they are burning shows like Young Justice because of it. Of their new shows.

Incredible Crew: I never got live-action, half-hour, sketch comedy for kids even when I was a kid.
Steven Universe: Sounds like a neat idea but the splashes look terrible. It looks more like Rug Rats than Accel World
Uncle Grandpa: Looks and sounds bad.
Clarence: A boy that wants to do everything because he thinks everyone is amazing... I can see that this show was designed to instil good values into kids, but really. I bet this is what every episode will be. Clarence wants to learn to do x... He can't seem to get it right away and feels depressed... pep talk from friend, family, random person y, life lesson, Clarence does x.
Teen Titans Go!: Teen Titans but more focused on slap stick comedy means it won't be as good as Teen Titans, Young Justice, JL, etc.
Beware the Batman: Might be okay, but I cringe whenever anyone says "Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals". The splashes do not actually look that bad and featuring less villains is a neat idea.
Legends of Chima: Toy ad, which Im okay with. I liked GI Joe and Transformers too. Heck I even liked Dragon Flies.
Grojband: Kind of sounds like K-On meets something
The Tom and Jerry Show: RESURRECTION. This will either be really really good or really really bad.
Total Drama All Stars: Never saw it, but the art style reminds me of Clone High which was awesome.
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WTF Cartoon Network!?! You know, grown ass folks watch cartoons too! I loved Young Justice, that was probably your best cartoon on the damn channel. It was always intriguing and you never knew how it was going to end. If they actually foiled the villains plot or played right into their hands. DAMN you Cartoon Network!!!!!
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you gotta be f'ing kidding me...young justice was amazing...I actually liked it even a little more than Justice League...sigh
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Well, that's really disappointing. I never actually watched Green Lantern, but Young Justice? Man, things were starting to get good again. Not that they weren't good before, but after the initial excitement of the team tripling in size, I started lamenting that the characters I'd gotten to know in season 1 had mostly taken a back seat to the new ones. I still watched and enjoyed the show, but I missed Dick, Wally, Kaldur, and Artemis.

Thanks a lot, Cartoon Network. First you take away Thundercats, and now Young Justice. I was about to give the new TMNT a shot, but you'll probably cancel that too if I decide that I actually like it. :(
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noelrk is right. The new TMNT is on Nickelodeon and it is good. Michaelangelo, the comic relief, is voiced by Greg Cripes, a very smart move.
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I was not familiar with Greg Cipes, but I enjoyed his work on Ultimate Spider-Man and Teen Titans. And thanks to IMDB, I now know that there was a New Teen Titans series in 2011 that I completely missed out on.

You know, you could have just said "Nolan North and Sean Astin," and that would have been enough of sell... :P
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TMTN's actually on Nickelodeon, not Cartoon Network, and has already been renewed for a second season. So you're safe in that regard.
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Oh. Alright, I'll definitely check it out then. Thanks, Noel!
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Of course, if it suddenly gets cancelled, we know to blame you. ;)
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Sounds about right. :(
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Of course. A really great treatment of Green Lantern, the myths and the core and it gets axed. Sad as I really enjoyed where it was leading too.

As for Young Justice, I'm not surprised it is getting axed, but that's because I found the show too much for kids. That being said, it's actually a great show, but more for 'comic geeks'. Well if there are any petitions to try and save those shows, just let me know.
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Young Justice was awesome! so sad they canceled :(
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Stop putting on crappy shows like incredible crew or level up and make a saturday night block of action where it should be before toonami am i the only one who can see this.
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That's a good idea. The shows would be a good lead-in to Adult Swim. They are, in my opinion, the only good shows on Cartoon Network during the day.
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Considering the fact that you got four likes, I would say people see your point of view.
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This sucks :(((( Can't we sign a petition or something
to bring Young Justice back?
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There is a petition out there. You should be able to find it on the Young Justice wikia site. Spread the word, the show could possibly still be saved!!!
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Thanks for this. I'll tell other fans I know.
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I logged onto the site but I couldn't find the petition, would
you mind posting the link?
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Dammit, I really enjoy watching Young Justice. WTF execs? Well here's to hoping there's some sort of closure :(
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For those who never knew, CN action programs are judged solely on how many toys they sell. Their comedy shows are held to a different standard (Hot Topic merch), but anything "serious" that doesn't get a major toy deal isn't worth kicking around no matter how well the ratings do. Ben 10 sells a ton of toys, hence, it will never be cancelled. I never saw a backpack or action figure based on Young Justice.
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Young Justice had a toy line? I never saw anything.
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Sort of the problem. But, yes, it had a toy line, but it wasn't a very good one, and the packaging emphasized DC UNIVERSE at the top, Young Justice at the bottom. Willing to bet it just lacked a clear marketing tactic. And, oddly, I can barely recall an ad for one during the show.
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How are these shows supposed to gain a following if they keep getting canceled so early, I mean what do they expect 20 million views per episode?
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straight up BS CN really wont have good shows now besides Regular show and Adventure time....Just cant get invested with good tv shows nowadays cause networks just pull the plug on all of them
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hey WTF???? Young Justice has gotten really good.... they gave that retarded batman brave and the bold a million episodes and it sucked....now they gonna kill YJ as it gets really good? maybe they should just sell the show to disney xd...they seem to be doing a much better job with Avengers, and ultimate spider man....
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I started hating Batman: The Brave and the Bold when they had Batman team up with Space Ghost.
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold started out good, but then they caved in to make it more "kid friendly." Having Bat-Mite end the series was probably the stupidest idea that they did on the show.
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the problem with these shows is that they are'nt really meant for kids.i am 27, and i love this shit. its on the cartoon network. the ads they run during them give me brain damage. they need to start making these shows to target the older crowd. the comic book generation..
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Luckily, I think I read a little while ago that Young Justice was going to wrap up its current storyline within this season, so at least there will be closure on that account. I just don't understand what CN's aversion is to well-thought out animated shows. Seriously? Going from something like YJ to Teen Titans Go! makes no sense. They dumbed down Teen Titans for this new show and I'm not going to watch it at all. It's like they decided to just eff it after Justice League ended a while back. Way to alienate your fanbase, CN.
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The problem is, this current Young Justice storyline had a near dozen different side-plots, if this wraps up cleanly, and all credit to Weisman and the writing team if it does, I'd be surprised.

Teen Titans Go could work if they don't dumb it down too much

I still have hope for Beware the Batman, I read a tie-in comic in DC Nation #2 and was surprisingly impressed.
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I feel like a Death Ray or something for the show, seriously! Everything I start watching and actually begin to LIKE - GONE in a couple of weeks. I lost the count how many shows are gone by now. Adding Green Lantern that I just said yesterday to a friend that it is better than the movie.

And the shows I am watching without liking them are just keep on going and going and going.
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#EpicFail... Maybe if we are lucky, G4 picks up both series... Seems to be a great place for more mature series... I.e. Wolverine/Iron Man/X-Men/Blade to nae a few... Either way, this is lame news...
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g4 is dead.
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FAH-Q " Cartoon Network"
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unfortunatly CN is a company, and like other networks will never take fans opinions into account if their ratings on a particular show are declining or if they get negative feedback,
(for example firefly :( ).
this is why i tend to stick to japanese animation as they tend to stick with series until the end, and a large portion of thier viewers are between 20 and 30 years old, so the storylines are a little more complex but still have appeal to all ages.

(and they have giant robots.........LOTS and LOTS of giant robots)
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Rating for young justice have steadily inclined
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Young Justice was dead to me already. Ever since they did the time jump, there just didn't seem much point of watching.
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Thank you, I totally agree. I know it may have thrilled readers of the comic books and avid fans, but for a casual viewer, it just didn't seem like a fluid story anymore. Millions of unfleshed-out characters, silly plot twists, they just lost me. It used to be awesome, though.
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These were really good shows, well written with things for both adults and children. DC Nation is going to contnue with Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go, but from what I have seen Beware the Batman does not look well animated and seems to be taking a lot of liberty with the story, and Teen Titans Go is bascially the same as the shorts, even more kid centered than the original Teen Titans series that spawned it.

It is my hope that, if possible, a network like the Hub will take on the shows for new seasons. the network has had success with reruns of the Superman and Batman animated series' as well as Lois and Clark. Young Justice and Green Lantern would add to the networks superhero line-up while giving it original programming to go with Transformers Prime. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Hub to suggest this, I would.
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CN/DC Nation just doesn't seem to know their audience, their mentality just makes no damn sense. My theory is this I think the biggest problem is that the only thing they care about soully is making money and to not care about the quality of their products whether they really work or not. It's the same problem that Disney/Marvel had they had the ball with "Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heroes" and then dropped it.

It just makes me so mad because that show along with Young Justice were shows that could of gone further. Green Lanturn had potential to go to the stratospehre with itself if given more time because as it got further it got better.

In the words of Robert De Nero's character in "Cop Land", "I gave you a chance, and YOU BLEW IT!"
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Could you imagine if Batman: The Animated Series aired today with its darker tone? Would it have even gone past 13 episodes?
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26 at the most. It's just a bad time to make a good action cartoon.
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I love your name.
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