Watch out, Charles Barkley, Shaq, Kenny and Ernie. The Teen Titans will provide analysis of the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest in a special that aired on Cartoon Network on February 20.
Nike will present the special half-hour ad for free.
WarnerMedia Kids & Family said Warner Bros. Animation works with Turner Sports and the NBA. The result will be the Teen Titans – Robin, Raven, Beast Boy Cyborg and Starfire – providing their own comedic commentary on TNT’s live dunkathon. Inside the NBA studios.
“We had to think about what the Teen Titans have not yet accomplished. They sang waffle songs, ate burritos, starred in their own feature film, watched space jam, and now they can participate in one of the most iconic sporting events,” said Tricia Melton, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “As their popularity continues to skyrocket, this groundbreaking partnership with the NBA and Turner Sports gives us another fun and innovative storytelling opportunity to bring our superheroes back to the real world.”
Cartoon Network’s Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest will appear less than 24 after the original full length AT&T Slam Dunk Contest broadcast on TNT on Saturday evening and just before The NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia appears on TNT.
Cartoon Network will host a The Teen Titans Go! Marathon on the All-Star weekend before and after the stage. Super Hero Weekend will culminate with a new episode of The Teen Titans Go! title The drip Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. ■