“Teen Titans Go!” Takes the Court in “Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand,” a Superpowered Rendition of 2023 AT&T Slam Dunk
The Quarter-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 on Cartoon Network
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Feb. 15, 2023—Burbank, CA— Prepare for sick hops, sweet moves, and Titan-sized laughs as the Teen Titans return to Studio J – home of the Sports Emmy award-winning show “Inside the NBA” – to give their comedic brand of sports analysis for this year’s AT&T Slam Dunk, part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. The “Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand” marks the second mash-up between Cartoon Network, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports featuring characters from the popular “Teen Titans Go!”animated series putting a wacky superhero spin on the competition.
The quarter-hour, commercial-free special will debut Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network—one day after the original, full-length contest airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT. The broadcast will re-air on Cartoon Network at 5:45 p.m. ET/PTafter the premiere. As previously announced, KJ Martin (Houston Rockets), Trey Murphy III (New Orleans Pelicans), Mac McClung (Philadelphia 76ers), and Jericho Sims (New York Knicks) will take flight in the 2023 AT&T Slam Dunk. Additionally, fans can watch the 72nd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.
“Last year’s collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and the NBA proved superheroes and basketball make the perfect team so expect this time to be bigger, bolder, and of course, filled to the rim with the best slam dunks,” said Deena Beach, head of marketing, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim. “Thanks to our Jordan Brand partner, we will deliver an uninterrupted viewing experience, yet again, for our audience and everyone’s favorite Teen Titans.”
Premiering ahead of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, the “Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand” will feature highlights from this year’s AT&T Slam Dunk. Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire will host the special from the home of “Inside the NBA,” offering hilarious commentary, unique basketball insights, and outlandish animated replays. The special will also feature a dream team of animated all-stars with Scooby-Doo and Velma serving as the night’s sideline reporters and, despite Robin’s wishes, seasoned contest judges Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman will return this year to re-score the event’s most impressive dunks.
In addition to the “Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Jordan Brand,” Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and the NBA are partnering to bring young fans monthly “Cartoon Network Titans of Dunk” shorts featuring “Teen Titans Go!” characters showcasing some of the best dunk highlights from across the NBA.
Fans can also tune in to a new half-hour “Teen Titans Go!” episode, “Teen Titans Action,” premiering Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. The supersized episode follows the Teen Titans as they attempt to become action heroes in hopes of securing a toy licensing deal. “Teen Titans Go!” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, and beyond that includes “Craig of the Creek,” “Teen Titans Go!,” and “We Baby Bears.” Cartoon Network’s content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers with “Batwheels,” “Bugs Bunny Builders,” and more on Cartoonito, and blockbuster hits the ultimate family destination, ACME Night.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Creature Commandos, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!,Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Noonan’s, Tiny Toons Looniversity, and Velma forHBO Max, Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 40 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com.
About 2023 NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star 2023 in Salt Lake City, hosted in conjunction with the Utah Jazz, will bring together the most talented and passionate players for a global celebration of the league. The NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Vivint Arena, home to the Jazz. TNT will televise the NBA All-Star Game for the 21st consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 38th year of NBA All-Star coverage. Vivint Arena will also host Jordan Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 17 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 18.