The Teen Titans are back in action. Seven years after their last series ended, the team of rambunctious young heroes returns Tuesday in the all-new series Teen Titans Go! This new show takes a more comedic tone than Teen Titans, the original 2003-06 incarnation, and springs from a series of animated shorts that premiered last year on Cartoon Network's DC Nation block.
Teen Titans Go! continues the original's anime style and reunites the original voice cast in the roles of the five DC Comics-inspired crime-fighters: Scott Menville as Robin, Tara Strong as Raven, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Creg Cipes as Beast Boy and Hynden Walch as Starfire. "It was as if no time had past," Strong says of the actors' recording-booth reunion. "We have this really kibitzy, fun relationship with each other. We slid right back into those characters."
This time around the team's adventures are less focused on saving the world and more about maintaining harmony among the roomies at Titans Tour, including creating the world's greatest sandwich and surviving driver's ed. "Each episode is so ridiculous and yet there is something about the absurdity that you recognize in your life somewhere," says Strong, a voiceover mainstay, whose vast resume includes fan-favorite stints as Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls, Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Timmy on The Fairly OddParents and the title role in the original Ben 10 series. "This particular run is much more whimsical than the other, and I think at first we were a little bit nervous about that. But once you see the scripts and the animation, the colors, there isn't going to be anybody disappointed. It was so much fun to record and that really comes out in animation."
Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network and replays Saturdays mornings at 10:30/11:30c, during the network's DC Nation block.