The days of not having the Justice League on television are coming to an end, as it was announced today that Justice League Action, a new quarter hour animated series starring the team is coming to Cartoon Network.

From the sounds of things, action and high-speed thrills are the order of the day, from their press release:

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, each eleven-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

The most exciting bit of news relates to casting, as Kevin Conroy will be returning to play Batman and Mark Hamill will be reprising his role as the Joker (despite seemingly retiring from the role, this, along with his return in the Arkham Knight videogame, seems to walk that back).

Also joining will be James Woods as Lex Luthor, and my personal favorite Batman, Diedrich Bader, will be voicing Booster Gold.

There’s currently no word on who is playing Superman or Wonder Woman, the other two leads of the series, tying in pretty closely to the featured characters of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There’s no announced start date at this time.

Longtime DC animated producer Sam Register will serve as Executive Producer, with Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett, and Jim Krieg also on board as producers.



  1. Interesting. 11 minutes is how long a number of their shows run – Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go, Steven Universe (I think) – it seems like that’s Cartoon Network’s standard unit of programming these days.

    Here’s hoping that Aquaman appears on the show, is voiced by John DiMaggio, and says “Outrageous!” If they get the best version of Aquaman to ever appear in any media ever on the show then I’ll be happy…

  2. I like how they added red to Superman’s belt, it almost makes up for the red that went away with his trunks.

  3. “(despite seemingly retiring from the role, this, along with his return in the Arkham Knight videogame, seems to walk that back)”

    Come on, Beat. His declaration was obviously a ploy to keep the best twist of Arkham Knight a secret, which paid off well.

  4. @JC Lebourdais: A typical Bugs Bunny cartoon is 6-10 minutes. Short cartoons are not a new development, and neither does a short running time mean that a cartoon is stupid or low-quality.

    I think you’d like Bugs. He had trouble using the word “moron” correctly too.

  5. Cartoon Network has been running 15 minute shows for a few years now.
    It allows for better programming (more variety, less risk) as well as counter-programming (you can watch a thirty-minute show, or tune over at 0:15 to watch this show).

    Disney XD does the same, although I don’t think they run them as quarter-hour shows. Wander Over Yonder has two shorts per episode, and frankly, this sort of thing has been common ever since Saturday Morning Television. Why? Because most of the staff producing television animation came from theatrical animation, where six minutes was the norm. It’s quick and easy to write a short cartoon, instead of a 30-minute program. Also easier to produce

    It’s also very easy, as seen with Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, to package them into 30-minute shows.

    Who did the design? I love that Wonder Woman!
    OOOhhhh…. Plastic Man!!!!

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