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Anonymous writes...

A while back one of the concept artists on the show posted some concept art of catherine Cobert (from the old Justice League Europe series, I believe), and mentioned that at some point she was meant to have been in the pilot episode as some sort of tour guide or liason at the Hall of Justice.

So do you know if she made it into the script only to be cut out due to budget stuff, or was the character dropped at an earlier point in the production cycle?

Either way, hope you and the rest of your team keep up the good work.

Greg responds...

She was in the script I wrote and we recorded her (with Stephanie Lemalin playing Catherine) but her part/scene was cut for time at the storyboard stage. Catherine survives in the show in a way, as she is still the voice of the League's computer. In my mind, she's still the League's public affairs officer, but we just haven't had the opportunity to show her yet. (It's a dense, crowded show.)

Response recorded on March 09, 2011

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SmokedToast writes...

I couldn't help but notice the choice of villians in this week's episode. Considering the name of the episode that Artemis appears, might this have been a hint to her identity? It's something i've considered for a while after you explained in interviews who she isn't...
Also, apologies about being so vague. But I figured it was the best way to put it in case I cracked the clues and you didn't want to spoil anything directly.

Greg responds...

You're so vague, I don't even know what you're asking.

Response recorded on March 09, 2011

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Sree writes...

I have a question on the western animation process in general (with special regard to YJ), if this is too complex to explain here or not the appropriate place for the question please ignore.

1. I think you mentioned that the inbetweens are done in South Korea. So is it fair to assume the key frames are done in house?

2. Using episode 2 "Fireworks" as an example how does an episode get made?
Does it start with you writing and onto the storyboard and to the animation team? (Sorry this part of the question was a bit vague)

3. At what point of the process does the Director of the episode come into play and what are his contributions?

4. What are the producers contribution to the process and how much weight does their word carry as opposed to the directors if a disagreement should arise?

Thanks. Also I did catch Scooby-Doo after hearing Victor Cook had a hand in it and it was a nice nostalgia trip, a bit weird like how real nostalgia is but nice nonetheless. Ermm thanks again I guess.

Greg responds...

1. No. Key frames are done in Korea too. Boarding is done here in the states for the most part.

2. Writing, recording, boards and design, color, shipping, animation, post-production.

3. At all points. And his or her contributions are omniverous.

4. Producers trump directors, and Brandon and I are very involved at every stage.

Response recorded on March 09, 2011

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Algernon writes...

Hey again Greg

Just had a couple of questions about "Drop-Zone" that I wanted to post seperatly from my review. At the end of the episode we see Sportsmaster being debriefed by the Light. Two of the Light members had speaking roles, L-1 played by Miguel Ferrer and another member who seems to have a very thick French accent. At least it sounded Freanch, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong

1) Who played the seemingly French Light memeber?

2) What was his number designation? We know Ferrer is L-1, Mark Ralston plays L-3

3) How many members of the Light are there in total?

Greg responds...

1. Nolan North did to save some money.

2. L-6

3. Seven.

Response recorded on March 09, 2011

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YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #8 ("Downtime") Credits

YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #8 ("Downtime") Credits


Brandon Vietti
Greg Weisman
Written By
Kevin Hopps
Directed By
Jay Oliva
Line Producer
David Wilcox
Young Justice Theme Written And Performed By
Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Music By
Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Casting & Voice Direction
Jamie Thomason
Starring The Voices Of
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis Crock
Jesse McCartney as Dick Grayson
Danica McKellar as M’gann M’orzz
Nolan North as Superboy, Superman
Khary Payton as Kaldur’ahm, Black Manta
Jason Spisak as Wally West
Starring The Voices Of
Jeff Glenn Bennett as Vulko, Alfred Pennyworth
George Eads as Barry Allen
Bruce Greenwood as Bruce Wayne
Kelly Hu as Paula Crock
Phil LaMarr as King Orin
Yuri Lowenthal as Garth
Roger Craig Smith as Prince Orm
Kath Soucie as Queen Mera, Joan Garrick
Cree Summer as Tula, Mary West
James Arnold Taylor as Topo

NOTE: Though uncredited, Kath Soucie also was the voice of Lori Lemaris; Yuri Lowenthal performed Lagoon Boy, and Roger Craig Smith was L-5.
Based On DC Comics Characters

Batman Created By
Bob Kane

Superman Created By
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Miss Martian Created By
Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel

Aquaman Created By
Paul Norris
Production Manager
John Diaz

Assistant Production Manager
Mark Wilson

Animation Coordinator
Matthew Benzinger
Lead Character Design
Phil Bourassa

Character Design
Dusty Abell
Jerome Moore

BG Key Design
Enzo Baldi
Hahk-Jin Kim
In-Soo Kim

Prop Design
Andy Chiang
Alexander Kubalsky
Eugene Mattos
Jay Baker
Tim Divar
Phil Langone
Lauren Montgomery

Storyboard Clean-up
Brendon Clogher
Owen Sullivan
Olga Ulanova

Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker

Richard Collado
Jeff Hall
Gordon Kent
R. Michel Lyman

Animation Checking
Jan Browning
Annamarie Costa
Chuck Gefre
Chuck Martin
Justin Schultz
Color Stylist
James Peters

Ink & Paint
Kim Bowen

Background Paint
Mike Inman
David McBride
Craig Robertson

Effects Animation
Matthew Girardi
Main Title Animation
MOI Animation, Inc.
Wut It Is
Jhoanne Reyes
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts

Sound Reading
Fred Salinas
Wilson Martinez

Dialogue/ADR Editors
Patrick Foley
Mike Garcia

Post Production Manager
Scott Shinick

Dialogue Recording Studio
Studiopolis, Inc.
Recording Machine Operator
Jeff O. Collins
Sarah Baluch

Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.

Online Editor
Christopher D. Lozinski
Animation Services
MOI Animation, Inc.

Animation Director
Doo-Hyung Lee

Background Director
Jung-Ho Park

Production Managers
Young-Soo Yoo (Director)
Min-Sung Park
Pan-Seob Kim
Su-Mi Beck

Production Coordinator
Hyosun Ryu
Layout Artists
Hahk-Jin Kim
In-Soo Kim

Color Stylist
Min-Yi Kim

Byoung-Ryul Kim (Director)
Hyo-Yoon Beck
Kyoung-Hee Kang
Sung-Ho Jo
Soo-Jin Yu
Jeong-Mi Lee

Model Checkers
Yang-Sook Kim

Key Animation
Byong-Eui Gwack
Kyong-Ho Lee
Bum-Seok Lee
Kyong-Ah Jang
Eun-Hee Ba
Chang-Ho Park

Gyu-Han Yoo (Director)
Gyu-Sung Oh

Final Checker
Nam-Gyu Lee
Production Administrator
Nicole Martin

Production Accounting
Athena Wingate
Luisa Guzman

Production Support
Audrey Kim
Kira Tirimacco
Renee Toporzysek

Casting Administrator
Liz Carroll

Business And Legal Affairs
Lori Blackstone
Bonnie Negrete
Joulene St. Catherine

Executive In Charge Of Music
Niki Sherrod
Production Supervision
Bobbie Page

Production Management
Ed Adams
Executive in Charge of Production
Jay Bastian
Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Tramm Wigzell
Brian E. S. Jones
Executive Producer
Sam Register
This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.

© 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Country of first publication United States Of America

YOUNG JUSTICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Warner Bros Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.
There are, as always, a bunch of people who ALSO helped out but don't receive credits on screen for various (legal and precedent) reasons.
A handful (in no particular order) include...
Dan Soulsby - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Chris Eaton - Assistant Engineer
Otis Van Osten - Sound Supervisor
Ron Salaises - Sound Effects editor
Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
Stacy Michaels - Foley Mixer
Alex Ulrich - Foley Walker
Aris Katsaris - Atlantean Translator

I know I'm probably forgetting some folks, and I REALLY apologize! If you send me a reminder, I'll pimp you in another post!

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Algernon writes...

“Young Justice: Drop-Zone” review



Really great episode all round, I think this is what most of us have been waiting for since “Independence Day” first aired back in November.

First off, I know a lot of folks thought Desmond’s transformation into Blockbuster was pretty disturbing but damn, Mammoth just took it to a whole new level of nightmare fuel. Not only do we get his skin ripping of but exposed muscle tissue and everything. You guys must have the most laid back S&P exec in history.

Back to the actual plot, this episode really sells the idea of Young Justice as the League’s covert-ops team. I especially liked how the team still hasn’t completely gelled yet, as befits their first official mission. Everyone’s unsure of their roles and they don’t even have a leader yet. Robin’s got a lot of natural talent and he’s probably the best suited for covert work, but he lacks the necessary maturity. I like the idea of Kaldur taking on the “burden of leadership” until Robin’s ready. I got to say Kaldur’s my favourite character so far and I’m looking forward to seeing how he grows as a leader in the future.

I’m a big supervillain geek, so this episode had a lot for me to like. Bane was very cool, a lot of writers forget Bane’s supposed to be a strategist as well as a brawler, so it was refreshing to see him playing the YJers and the Kubra Cult against each other. I also enjoyed Lord Kobra, any dude created by Jack Kirby is automatically worth looking into for me but I loved what Arnold Vosloo did with the character, supremely arrogant yet very cold and understated. It’s easy to see how a cult of personality formed around this guy.

Sportsmaster seemed pretty left field but interesting. I’m familiar with the character from “Batman: The Brave & The Bold” but never expected to see him in a show like this. Still, I liked the way you guys re-imagined him as more of a mercenary then weirdo with a gimmick.

It was also very cool to see the Light again, I’ve been looking forward to seeing these guys again and it looks like their conspiracy seems to stretch across the super-criminal community. Project Cadmus, the Kobra Cult and even Professor Morrow and Mr. Twister, they seem to have their fingers in many dubious pies.

Like I said great episode that just makes my hungry for more, can’t wait to see where you guys are going with this.

Greg responds...

We're going somewhere GREAT!!

In my opinion, anyway.

Response recorded on March 04, 2011

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Nick writes...

Hey Greg,

I just re watched City of Stone, and in part 4 MacBeth "dies" for the first time. His wife convinces him to leave Scotland, citing that his subjects would no longer accept him as King if they knew of his magical bond with Demona. My question is, who has to know that he died? The only people who saw him killed were his family and the Hunter...and who of MacBeth's subjects would believe the Hunter over the Royal Family? Granted, after long enough his people would notice him not aging, but during that war and with his family so vulnerable, it seems like a terrible time to fade into the wind.

Thank you so much for creating what I and many people consider the most intellegent and literally epic animated series ever, and for staying connected with your tireless fanbase.

Greg responds...

By the time Macbeth and Gruoch could have/would have gotten to them, Bodhe and Luach would have announced Macbeth's death.

Response recorded on March 04, 2011

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Mike writes...

Almost every show seems to do a Christmas themed episode at some point down the line. Any chance there can ever be a Chanukka themed episode in YJ at some point. (Though I don't know how you'd make it work considering none of the main characters are Jewish, but it's just a thought. The last cartoon to have a chanukka themed episode was Rugrats, I think.)
Anywho, Love the show, keep up the good work!

All the best,

Greg responds...

No comment.

Response recorded on March 04, 2011

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Brian L writes...

Hi, Greg! I did a search but I couldn't find where it was answered in full, so about how old are the Justice League in Young Justice? The ki -- young adults are well known, but the adults seem considerably vaguer. Thank you for your time and the answer (hopefully).

Greg responds...

I've listed some of them already. Check the Young Justice archives here at ASK GREG.

Response recorded on March 04, 2011

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conner writes...

Does Lois Lane know Clark Kent is Superman in Young Justice?

Greg responds...

No comment.

Response recorded on March 04, 2011

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