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Could Young Justice and Green Lantern The Animated Series Return as Crowdfunded Projects?!

Written by Zechs on Saturday, March 23 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Could Young Justice and Green Lantern The Animated Series Return as Crowdfunded Projects?!

Today two separate crowd funding entries for both shows popped up. The purpose? If enough votes are had, then the next step would be crowdfunding for new seasons of the shows.

In light of what has happened with Veronica Mars getting a movie jump started via Kickstarter, we all knew it was only a matter of time before others would try and do the same.  Now, entries from recently canceled animated shows Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series have shown up. If both get 2,500 votes, then the funding process will go forward. To cast your vote, simply go to here for Young Justice and here for Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

The campaigns are happening on a relatively new site called The Show Must Go On. You can read about the process here. Basically, if a show is chosen (by votes), it enters a crowdfunding phase. If the crowdfunding goal is reached, the site negotiates a contract with the rights holders, funds are taken from contributors, and the show moves into production. If the process fails at any point, contributors pay nothing.

As of this article being written, Young Justice is at 32% and Green Lantern: The Animated Series is at 8.2%. Now I know what you're thinking: "Are these actually fully legit sponsored by Warner Brothers, the company that owns the rights to both these shows?" My retort comes from Green Lantern: The Animated Series co-show runner, Giancarlo Volpe, who had to say:






So yes these campaigns appear to be, if not backed by Warner Brothers, at least cleared by them. As for being confirmed on the other end of things, Young Justice co-showrunner, Brandon Vetti, cautioned fans:




Of course, those of us more cynical might suggest that maybe Warner Bros. canceled the shows just to bring them back as projects that the fans pay for, reducing their cost and increasing their profit margins. If crowdfunding is successful, will this become the new paradigm for entertainment?

Stay tuned as this story continues to develop.


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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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