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    A Green Lantern is an officer of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who have the ability to overcome great fear with the might of willpower. They possess power rings capable of creating constructs characterized by their will and strength to use it. Each Green Lantern is given a Sector of the Universe to protect and it is their priority to suppress any threat against their sector.

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

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    #1  Edited By cattlebattle

    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
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    #2  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    @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.

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    #3  Edited By danhimself

    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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    @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

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    #5  Edited By joshmightbe

    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  Edited By cattlebattle
    @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??
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    #7  Edited By joshmightbe

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

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    #8  Edited By cattlebattle
    @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
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    #9  Edited By joshmightbe

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

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    #10  Edited By cattlebattle
    @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
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    #11  Edited By joshmightbe

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

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    :(

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    Blame Ryan Reynolds :D

    Dont blame Ryan Reynolds. He did his part well. The movie wasnt up to the mark. And, the show was too good. This is what made the difference between the movie and the show.
    Although the reason they gave was very lame.

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    Man this still annoys me, merch from a bad movie doesn't sell so they cancel a great show...

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