The Orange Lantern
GL The Animated Series was so awesome, what a shame that Cartoon Network simply does not have it in them to stick with these shows. You’d think a series like this, that appeals to a broader age range than Cartoon Network might be aiming for, doesn’t get bought by Fox or CW. I mean, a weekday half hour of animated badassery at 7:30 would rock.
Can’t put the blame all on Cartoon Network for this. This is more due to the live action Green Lantern movie. Department stores were not willing to sell the animated toys. When the live action flick tanked, they were stuck with a lot of merchandise they could not sell.
When the GL animated TV show launched just 5 months later, they were gun shy with making an investment. Bottom line, these cartoons are a vehicle to sell toys. On top of that, with Bruce Timm as producer, and top notch CGI, this was in no way cheap to produce. When they could not successfully merchandise it, the show was scrapped.
I can see that, I am glad we got the 26 episodes, though. That was amazing, IMO.
What might the excuse be for their apparent lack of commitment for Beware the Batman? Certainly Batman toys sell…