Friday, July 12, 2013

2012 DC Nation Short: "Plastic Man in... Super Hero Sketch Artist"

Early in 2012, the "DC Nation" programming block began airing on Cartoon Network, which included Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, both since canceled. Between the main shows, the block offered short interstitial cartoons produced by Warner Brothers Animation featuring a variety of DC characters. As of this writing, 101 of these shorts have aired, and they will presumably continue in the future, with Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! serving as their new anchors.

One of the earliest shorts (#5 to be exact) was "Plastic Man in... Super Hero Sketch Artist," first aired on March 3, 2012. The clips have recently been showing up en masse on YouTube, and I was surprised to find that this one featured a reference to the Alien Atlas. Watch the embed, and I'll offer a brief description afterward...

After Plastic Man uses an elderly woman's lengthy description of a purse snatcher as an excuse to ham it up for one minute and three seconds, the exasperated old lady asks, "Is Martian Manhunter available?" Looking over the episode guide, that would be a no, and are they ever going to continue their adaptation of "Sword of the Atom" besides? Jeez Louise!

1 comment:

LissBirds said...

This made me laugh. But I'm easily amused. I didn't even realize these shorts exist until now. (And just saw a clip from the new Wonder Woman one.)

J'onn was in TB&TB--so there's hope yet. Maybe. I don't put much stock in DC cartoons anymore.