Robot Chicken to Do ‘Super Friends’ Parody SpecialBy: Chris Gabbard - April 26, 2012
Robot Chicken will soon take on DC Super Heroes, TV Guide is reporting. The Comedy Central show is teaming up with DC Comics and Warner Brothers Animation to do a special resembling the Super Friends. The special, created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, will air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim this fall.
Robot Chicken’s DC Comics Special will contain a star-studded cast. Seth Green will provide the voices of Batman, Robin, and Aquaman. Paul Ruebens is slated to play The Riddler. Neil Patrick Harris is Two-Face. Alfred Molina (Doc Ock, Spiderman 2) will play Lex Luther. Nathan Fillion (Castle) is the Green Lantern, Megan Fox is Lois Lane, and Breckin Meyer of Robot Chicken will play Superman.
Robot Chicken producers worked with DC’s Cheif Creative Officer, Geoff John’s on the project to create a parody of the entire comic book genre.
“Having been raised on DC Comics and the Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom, it’s exciting to tell a whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe,” Green says. Adds co-creator Matthew Senreich (who is also in the cast), “We’ve been working with Geoff Johns for over 15 years, so playing together on this special only made it more fun to work in the worlds we all love so dearly.”
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special features many Robot Chicken favorites including the Robot Chicken Nerd, the Humping Robot, Composite Santa, and the Mad Scientist who will be joined by the DC characters to poke fun at those with the most impressive powers and the lesser ones who can’t really be called superheroes… (Aquaman, I’m looking in your direction)
This marks the first full episode featuring DC characters, but Robot Chicken has incorporated them into the show since the very beginning. Remember the first season sketch “Real World: Metropolis”.
Really, it was only a matter of time before a special like this came out. When you have the CCO of DC Comics working for you in the past (Johns wrote for the show from 08-09 and was a co-producer of Titan Maximum), that kind of connection will pay off big time. It’s a good thing they are doing it big, with a cast any blockbuster movie producer would be happy to have.
I wonder if Family Guy will do a DC Comic special now…