Josh Keaton on why Green Lantern Animated only had one season:

#1 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

Josh Keaton, the voice of the main protagonist: Hal Jordan on the "Green Lantern" animated show spoke to IGN recently and had this to say.............. 

 
Keaton said, “From what I’ve heard the performance of the [Green Lantern] movie made it so there was a lot of movie toys still in stores. And so the stores didn’t necessarily differentiate between one being movie toys and others being animated series toys. They just said, ‘Green Lantern? We already have those.’ And so because of that, a toyline wasn’t even made. And because a toyline wasn’t made, we really didn’t have the funding to go on in that sense, because a lot of funding is tied to that. So it’s unfortunate. It wasn’t because the fans didn’t like it. It wasn’t because of the ratings. It really, at that point, came down to the merchandise, and we had a lot to overcome from the performance of the film and that’s where it was.”

So you see....just bad marketing...
 
Don't blame the new shows
Don't blame Cartoon Network
Blame Ryan Reynolds  :D
#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12519 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Josh Keaton, the voice of the main protagonist: Hal Jordan on the "Green Lantern" animated show spoke to IGN recently and had this to say..............

Keaton said, “From what I’ve heard the performance of the [Green Lantern] movie made it so there was a lot of movie toys still in stores. And so the stores didn’t necessarily differentiate between one being movie toys and others being animated series toys. They just said, ‘Green Lantern? We already have those.’ And so because of that, a toyline wasn’t even made. And because a toyline wasn’t made, we really didn’t have the funding to go on in that sense, because a lot of funding is tied to that. So it’s unfortunate. It wasn’t because the fans didn’t like it. It wasn’t because of the ratings. It really, at that point, came down to the merchandise, and we had a lot to overcome from the performance of the film and that’s where it was.”

So you see....just bad marketing... Don't blame the new shows Don't blame Cartoon Network Blame Ryan Reynolds :D

it had two seasons. but yeah, all the people blaming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go were kind getting annoying.

#3 Edited by danhimself (22286 posts) - - Show Bio

just read this over IGN as well

1. it is f##king ridiculous that a show is cancelled because of toy sales and not because of ratings

2. it is even more f##king ridiculous that a show is cancelled because of toy sales from toy lines that are

. . . .a. imaginary

. . . . b. not for the show in question

.

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#4 Posted by danhimself (22286 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@cattlebattle said:

Josh Keaton, the voice of the main protagonist: Hal Jordan on the "Green Lantern" animated show spoke to IGN recently and had this to say..............

Keaton said, “From what I’ve heard the performance of the [Green Lantern] movie made it so there was a lot of movie toys still in stores. And so the stores didn’t necessarily differentiate between one being movie toys and others being animated series toys. They just said, ‘Green Lantern? We already have those.’ And so because of that, a toyline wasn’t even made. And because a toyline wasn’t made, we really didn’t have the funding to go on in that sense, because a lot of funding is tied to that. So it’s unfortunate. It wasn’t because the fans didn’t like it. It wasn’t because of the ratings. It really, at that point, came down to the merchandise, and we had a lot to overcome from the performance of the film and that’s where it was.”

So you see....just bad marketing... Don't blame the new shows Don't blame Cartoon Network Blame Ryan Reynolds :D

it had two seasons. but yeah, all the people blaming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go were kind getting annoying.

it only had one season of 26 episodes

#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24605 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm shocked that people are surprised about toy sales impacting a cartoon's longevity. If you lived through the 80s you'd be used to this. For instance Star Hawks was an infinitely superior show to Thundercats but Thundercats toys sold great while Star Hawks didn't sell for crap. Now Thundercats is a household name and barely anyone remembers Star Hawks

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#6 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:

I'm shocked that people are surprised about toy sales impacting a cartoon's longevity. If you lived through the 80s you'd be used to this. For instance Star Hawks was an infinitely superior show to Thundercats but Thundercats toys sold great while Star Hawks didn't sell for crap. Now Thundercats is a household name and barely anyone remembers Star Hawks

You mean "Silverhawks"...and people are idiots these days...so, what do you expect??
#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24605 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: You're right I screwed that up but it kind of helps prove my point a bit.

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#8 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: haha. Yup.  About your point though, If you were a child of the 80's you were very familiar of how american animation is designed to sell merchandise. He-Man was basically a twenty minute toy commercial, along with GI Joe and Transformers. Its not very different now although the shows writers are able to get more creative with properties. One thing though is I don't get how Justice League lasted so long. The show did have a toyline that wasn't very popular...maybe it was just funded by all of DC as opposed to certain corner of merchandise
#9 Posted by joshmightbe (24605 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: It had Superman and Batman as Central cast members

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#10 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:

@cattlebattle: It had Superman and Batman as Central cast members

That doesn't matter. Batman TAS right up through Batman Beyond were all dependent on toy sales just like any other show
#11 Posted by joshmightbe (24605 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: They probably made enough off just TAS to fund the first 2 seasons

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#12 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

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