Cartoon Network offers an update after being stormed by fans for removing DC Nation shows from line-up.
Source: CN Twitter
As we reported yesterday, DC Nation shows disappeared from Cartoon Networks line-up with no explanation offered. Even creators of hit shows like Green Lantern had no idea what was happening. After countless angry emails, tweets, posts and every other way fans could jump on CN, they finally released a statement nearly fifteen hours after the news broke, stating that DC Nation will return in Jauary.
No additional information was offered, nor was any explanation as to why more advanced notice wasn't give. Fans were hardly satisfied with the solitary post, responding with angry tweets back at the network.
"Are you serous? After a 3mo hiatus you give less than a day notice, tell us it'll be another 3mos, & expect us to be happy?"
"WHAT KIND OF CRACK ARE YOU ON??? WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US CN??? WHY?!?!?!?!"
"Hey cartoonnetwork! Have you heard?? I think you can go fuck yourself with a chainsaw!"
"Because until twelve hours ago, these were episodes they were going to air this morning."
"Hey Cartoon Network! Have you heard? We want it back NOW."
The anger over the situation is endless and if you desire, you can see more fan responses at the source, which will take you directly to the network's tweet.
This was left in comments below by an outhouser and I wanted to post it in the article in case some don't read through comments.
"So apparently the big rumor on i09 about the DC Nation hiatus it that is has something to do with legal issues over the Milestone characters. Supposedly, and take this with a huge grain of salt because I've seen little to back it up so far, but supposedly DC no longer has the rights to the characters. And since two of them were on Young Justice... The rumor is apparently based off Scott Lodbell saying that Static couldn't be used in Teen Titans due to legal issues last month at the Las Vegas Expo.
I have three problems with this rumor - 1) It doesn't explain why the entire block was pulled. One of the guys posting the rumor said he thought it was so they could keep the shows in sync so they don't have one doing a repeat while the other is new. 2) If this were true, you'd think the big rumor mills like Bleeding Cool would have heard about it by now. 3) The first new episode had Rocket in it, and aired two weeks ago - at the same time as the Expo. If they really had lost the rights, wouldn't they have pulled the show starting right then?"
Of course this is a lot of gossip and guesswork, with nothing direct from a source at the network or DC. Personally, I would think that if this were the case, the show creators would have more of a heads up as to what happened. I do remember Jim Lee and Geoff Johns talking about a meeting they had with the owners of icon characters at one of their panels yesterday, but I took it as more of a connection to a print project they were planning to work on. Either way, fans should have been offered more of a heads up from both companies if there was a known issue.
We will keep you posted if new details develop.