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  • From the creators of "Teen Titans Go!".
  • The first Teen Titans series to get its own big screen feature film.
  • Based on the Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans Go! (2013).
  • The fourth theatrical film based on a Cartoon Network TV series, after The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) released 16 years prior, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) 10 years prior, and The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) a year before.
  • The sixth DC Comics animated film to be released theatrically, after Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), Batman: The Killing Joke (2016), Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and Batman and Harley Quinn (2017).
  • Greg Cipes's 2nd theatrically released animated film. His first was The Wild (2006) released 12 years prior.
  • First theatrically released traditionally animated Warner Bros. film since Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) 14 years prior.
  • Kristen Bell's 4th animated film, after Astro Boy (2009), Frozen (2013), and Zootopia (2016).
  • The 4th and last theatrically released traditionally animated American film to release in the 2010s. The previous films had been Winnie the Pooh (2011), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017). There was to have been a 5th one, being The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (2020), prior to that film no longer being set to release in the 2010s after it was moved from 2019 to 2020.
  • This is the first Warner Animation Group film to be produced in a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio; all of that company's previous films were produced in 2.35:1.
  • Of the only 4 theatrically released traditionally animated films of the 2010s, this is the only one to have not had any previous theatrical films in the franchise before hand. Winnie the Pooh (2011) was preceded by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Tigger Movie (2000), Piglet's Big Movie (2003) and Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) was preceded by The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) was preceded by My Little Pony: The Movie (1986).
  • Warner Animation Group's 5th feature film.
  • Will Arnett's 3rd Warner Bros. animated film, after The Lego Movie (2014) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017). In those films he voiced Batman, and while that character appears in this film, Arnett instead voices Slade, the main villain and regular nemesis of the Teen Titans.
  • Will Arnett's first time voice acting in a traditionally animated film since the English dub of The Secret World of Arrietty (2010).
  • Is the 2nd animated superhero themed movie of 2018. The first had been Incredibles 2 (2018) released a month prior.
  • Is the first theatrically released traditionally animated film based off a traditionally animated show to have its franchise Teen Titans Go! (2013) make its big screen debut since The Simpsons Movie (2007) released 11 years prior, which also happened to be on July 27th.
  • Is the 2nd collaboration between experienced voice actresses Hynden Walch (Starfire) and Tara Strong (Raven) in a theatrically released animated film, after appearing as minor human characters in The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) which is also based off an animated show, 16 years prior.
  • Both Will Arnett, Greg Cipes and Eric Bauza had been in incarnations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Arnett was in the Nickelodeon movies films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) as Vernon Fenwick, Cipes was in the Nickelodeon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) as Michelangelo, and Bauza was in the Nickelodeon series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018) as Splinter.
  • Both Scott Menville and Tara Strong appeared in one of the My Little Pony theatrical films. Menville was in My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) as Danny, and Strong was in My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) as Twilight Sparkle.
  • Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage and Greg Cipes have both been in incarnations of Astro Boy. Bell and Cage were in the CGI film Astro Boy (2009) as Cora and Dr. Tenma respectively, and Cipes was in the traditionally animated series Astro Boy (2003) as Atlas.
  • Nicolas Cage's 5th theatrically released animated film, after The Ant Bully (2006), G-Force (2009), Astro Boy (2009) and The Croods (2013).
  • Nicolas Cage's 3rd Warner Bros. animated film, after The Ant Bully (2006) and Astro Boy (2009).
  • Nicolas Cage was cast as Superman in "Superman Lives" before the project was canceled.
  • The film is being released in July 2018, which marks the 15th anniversary of the original Teen Titans (2003) series.
  • James Corden was initially cast as Balloon Man. However, for reasons unknown, he was replaced with Greg Davies.
  • Jimmy Kimmel's 5th time voice acting in a movie, after Road Trip (2000), Garfield (2004), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and The Boss Baby (2017).
  • Wonder Woman's second animated theatrical film appearance. The Lego Movie (2014) was her first animated theatrical appearance as well as her first appearance in any theatrical film.
  • David Kaye's 5th animated film to release theatrically, after The Ant Bully (2006), Up (2009), The Hero of Color City (2014) and Ratchet & Clank (2016), the Pixar film of which also had him voicing a commentator.
  • This is the first Warner Bros. animated film to be featured in a 1:85:1 aspect ratio since The Ant Bully (2006).
  • Greg Cipes' first PG movie to release theatrically.
  • Patton Oswalt's second animated film, after Ratatouille (2007).
  • 2nd collaboration between Patton Oswalt and Will Arnett. Their first was Ratatouille (2007) released 11 years prior.
  • Patton Oswalt (Atom), Stan Lee (Himself) and Khary Payton (Cyborg) all appeared in episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series (2017) on separate occasions.
  • Nicolas Cage owned a copy of Action Comics #1 which had the first appearance of Superman.
  • Nicolas Cage's son Kal-El voices a young Bruce Wayne.
  • Tara Strong announced on her Twitter that a season 6 of the original Teen Titans (2003) series could be possible depending on the success of the film.
  • Wil Wheaton's first theatrically released animated film since The Secret of NIMH (1982) released 36 years prior.
  • Aquaman is the only DC Universe character to appear in this film voiced by a straight up voice actor, being Eric Bauza, who was also in 2 Teen Titans Go! (2013) episodes.
  • First theatrical appearance of Aquaman, who'd later have a live action theatrical film of the same name for the first time later the same year as Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018).
  • A montage of flipping comic pages from the "The New Teen Titans" comic (#1, November 1980) appears at the beginning of the film. This is also a reference to Marvel Studios' flipping comic pages logo.
  • The comic book that the seagull is reading in the beginning of the movie is The New Teen Titans #1 (November 1980).
  • In the comics, Slade's supervillain name is "Deathstroke." This name has never been used in a Teen Titans cartoon, because it was decided that a character with "Death" as part of his name should not be in a children's cartoon. However, he was referred to as Deathstroke in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018), an animated movie marketed to children, which was released a few months before this movie.
  • The main theme of the movie is Robin wanting there to be a Robin movie. There actually was a Robin movie, Batman and Robin (1987), albeit one that he shared with Batman.
  • Jor-El in this film is based on Marlon Brando as Jor-El in Superman (1978).
  • Starfire is the only Titan that does not refer to Slade as Deadpool.
  • Nicolas Cage is such a big fan of Superman that he named his son Kal-El, which is Superman's birth name. Nic voices Superman in this film.
  • When the Titans first arrive at the WB studios, Starfire points to the water tower and says "That's where the Animaniacs live", a call back to the 90s animated series Animaniacs (1993).
  • The song played in the first fight with Balloon Man is a variation of the original Teen Titans (2003) theme.
  • The Challengers of the Unknown is a team of DC Comics characters created by Marvel Comics co-creator Jack Kirby in 1957. The basic premise of their series as a team of explorers of the alien and unusual who felt they were living on borrowed time after miraculously surviving a plane crash, predates the later Marvel Comics creation, The Fantastic Four, also co-created by Kirby as well as Stan Lee, in many respects.
  • Stan Lee's cameo had the joke that he didn't know he was in a film based on Marvel Comics' rival, DC Comics. However, there is a DC Comics character available that Lee could have used to fit perfectly into the DC Universe story: Funky Flashman. That character is a comedic villain who was a flamboyant and conniving would-be talent promoter created by Jack Kirby in the "Mister Miracle" series that was an obvious caricature of Stan Lee, with whom Kirby felt some bitterness against from his time at Marvel.
  • Patton Oswalt's first theatrically released animated film since Ratatouille (2007) released 11 years prior.
  • When the Titans are going to travel through time, Raven summons "Time-Cycles" for them to use. Robin states that they are not powered by Plutonium, which is a direct call-back to the DeLorean Time Machine, used in Back to the Future (1985). While this scene is happening, the Background Music is the Back to the Future theme as well.
  • At one point in the movie, Superman is referred to as a national treasure. Superman here is voiced by Nicolas Cage, who previously starred in National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
  • Superman says "Somebody save me" early in the movie, which is a reference to the title song on Smallville.
  • Khary Payton is listed among the contacts on Cyborg's phone. That's the name of the actor who voices Cyborg.
  • When Robin and Jade are sitting on a bench in the park, on the tree on the right side it says "Sam was here". A reference to executive producer Sam Register.
  • When the titans travel back to the past, there's a scene of four turtles slowly walking to a broken vial of chemical liquid. It's a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Nicolas Cage's fifth animated film after The Ant Bully (2006), Astro Boy (2009), G-Force (2009), and The Croods (2013).
  • Patton Oswalt's first animated film since Pixar's Ratatouille (2007), which also starred Will Arnett.
  • This is the fourth and final hand drawn animated movie released in the 2010s after My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (which also featured Tara Strong.), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and Winnie the Pooh (2011).
  • This is the first movie based on Teen Titans to not have any previous theatrical animated films in the franchise.
  • Tara Strong and Corey Burton's fourth time working together after Big Time Rush (2009), The Fairly OddParents (2001) and My Friends Tigger & Pooh (2007).
  • At one point Superman says: "Somebody save me". This makes a reference to the TV show Smallville (about a teenaged Superman) and it's theme song "Save Me" by Remy Zero.
  • After discovering the Doomsday Device, Robin scolds his team about how they're treating Superman, saying he's a national treasure. Nicolas Cage, who voices Superman, is well known for his popular movie "National Treasure".
  • Warner Animation Group's first and so far only traditionally animated film.
  • Warner Animation Group's first film to be produced at 1.85:1 and Warner Bros' first animated film to be produced at 1.85:1 since The Ant Bully (2006).

Spoilers

  • Only DC movie to feature Marvel elements such as the comic book opening, talking about characters from other universes (Marvel) and it has an after credits clip.
  • During a post credit scene, the Teen Titans in their designs in the original Teen Titans (2003) appear, stating that "they may have found a way back".
  • When the Titans run over Tiger, played by Michael Bolton, Robin makes a noise of disgust that sounds similar to Bolton's trademark "Yeah!".
  • The Teen Titans keep referring to Slade as Deadpool. Slade's alter ego in the movie is Jade Wilson. Deadpool's real name is Wade Wilson. Deadpool was created as a parody of Deathstroke, The Terminator, the original name for the "Slade" character, whose alter ego is Slade Wilson.
  • Stan Lee makes his first and only cameo in a DC movie, as he passed away about four months after the release of the film.
  • The scene where Slade enters the research facility and takes out the two guards is a reference to Star Wars: A New Hope, when Darth Vader enters Amabassador Organa's ship looking for the Death Star plans.
  • When Slade destroyed Titans' Headquarter, in the ruin of Raven's room, you can find a book with the Grindelwald seal/Deathly Hallows sign from Harry Potter series on the cover.
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