The Justice League may be hitting theaters in live action form next year, but the super team will be returning in animated form to their former home.
Cartoon Network has announced Justice League Action, a new animated series comprised of 11-minute episodes. As they prepare to unite in theaters in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will lead this incarnation of the team with a revolving team of fellow DC heroes. The short format mirrors that of Cartoon Network’s other DC animated series Teen Titans Go!, which was also preceded by a traditional half-hour Teen Titans animated series.
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Batman: The Animated Series‘ Kevin Conroy will return to voice the dark knight, and other guest and regular voices include Mark Hamill returning as the Joker, James Woods as Lex Luthor, and Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold. Teen Titans Go!‘s Sam Register will serve as executive producer, while Justice League‘s Butch Lukic, Batman‘s Alan Burnett, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series‘ Jim Krieg will be fellow producers.
The original Justice League Cartoon Network series debuted on Cartoon Network in 2001, lasting until 2004 before it was replaced by Justice League Unlimited, which ran until 2006. The well-respected series reached to all corners of the DC universe, focusing on a smaller core group in the original series before greatly expanding with Limited. Most recently, the super team’s animated adventures were given a unique spin in Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles