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Tune in this Saturday and/or Sunday morning (March 30 and 31) for episode 123 of YOUNG JUSTICE: "Insecurity". This one focuses on Artemis, and the pressures on her to keep her secrets as Red Arrow officially joins the Team, which is then assigned to track Sportsmaster! Check local listings for times.

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YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #22 ("Agendas") Credits

YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #22 ("Agendas") Credits:

Brandon Vietti
Greg Weisman

Written By
Kevin Hopps

Directed By
Michael Chang

Line Producer
David Wilcox
Young Justice Theme and Music By
Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Casting & Voice Direction
Jamie Thomason
Starring The Voices Of
Lacey Chabert as Zatanna Zatara
Danica McKellar as M’gann M’orzz
Nolan North as Superboy, Match, Superman, Zatara
Jason Spisak as Wally West

Dee Bradley Baker as Wolf
Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado
George Eads as Flash
Crispin Freeman as Guardian
Bruce Greenwood as Batman
Phil LaMarr as Dubbilex, Aquaman
Chad Lowe as Captain Marvel
Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary, Amanda Spence
Maggie Q as Wonder Woman
Kevin Michael Richardson as Martian Manhunter, Nabu, John Stewart
Mark Rolston as Lex Luthor
Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow

Based On DC Comics Characters

Batman Created By
Bob Kane

Superman Created By
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Wonder Woman Created By
William Moulton Marston

Martian Manhunter Created By
Joseph Samachson and Joseph Certa

Aquaman Created By
Paul Norris

Doctor Fate Created By
Gardner Fox

Miss Martian Created By
Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel

Zatanna Created By
Gardner Fox

Dubbilex Created By
Jack Kirby

Guardian Created By
Jack Kirby
Production Manager
John Diaz

Assistant Production Manager
Casey Sandin

Animation Coordinator
JJ Conway
Lead Character Design
Phil Bourassa

Character Design
Dusty Abell
Jerome Moore

BG Key Design
Cynthia Q. Ignacino
Fedja Jovanovic
Hakjoon Kang

Prop Design
Alex Kubalsky
Charles E. Drost, III
Curt Geda
Michael Goguen
Jeff Johnson

Storyboard Clean-up
Owen Sullivan

Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker

Richard Collado
Jeff Hall
Gordon Kent
Michel Lyman

Animation Checking
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

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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
Steven White
Animation Services
MOI Animation, Inc.

Animation Director
Seung-Bong Lim

Background Director
Jung-Ho Park

Production Managers
Young-Soo Yoo (Director)
Min-Sung Park
Ok-Ki Lee
Su-Mi Beck

Production Coordinator
Hyosun Ryu
Seongmi Park
Layout Artists
Tae-II Kim
In-Soo Kim
Hak-Jin Kim

Color Stylist
Min-Yi Kim

Byoung-Ryul Kim (Director)
Hyo-Yoon Beck
Kyoung-Hee Kang
Sung-Ho Jo

Model Checkers
Yang-Sook Kim

Key Animation
Eun-Jung Kang
Eun-Hee Yang
Jong-Jin Park
Bong-Geun Kim
Seong-Joon Kwon
Soo-Jin Lee
Han-Young Lee
Young-Chase Kim
Yun-Ho Choo
Sang-Young Uhm

Gyu-Han Yoo (Director)
Gyu-Sung Oh

Final Checker
Dong Moon Choo
Production Administrator
Nicole Martin

Production Accounting
Luisa Guzman
Debbie Lindquist
Maral Simonian
Athena Wingate

Production Support
Vivian Hernandez
Audrey Kim
Tamara Miles
Kira Tirimacco
Renee Toporzysek
Janet Yi

Executive In Charge Of Music
Niki Sherrod

Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Lori Blackstone
Sharmalee Lall
Bonnie Negrete
Joulene St. Catherine

Casting Administrator
Liz Carroll
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...
Curtis Koller - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Aldo Martinez - 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
John Wells - Research
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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Ed writes...

1. Is Atlantis a Constitutional Monarchy or an absolute Monarchy?

2. How big is Atlantis?

3. I know this may seem as a spoiler but how big a chip does Conner have on his shoulder?

Greg responds...

1. Constitutional.

2. Big. Atlantis was a small CONTINENT.

3. I'll leave that to your interpretation.

Response recorded on March 23, 2012

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Reiena Grayson writes...

I have a couple more questions and a statement.

First my statement:
When I heard about Young Justice back around Thanksgiving of '10, I was so happy, and watched eagerly the entire airing of Independence Day and Fireworks. As the story went along, and Artemis was added, I didn't really like her, but since Homefront, I've come to like her, as she proved she was a true hero. I'm so happy about this show, and really anything with Robin (and that Robin could be Dick, Jason or Tim).

First Question:

I know Superman didn't get all his powers at once, I believe they came one or two at a time. Will Conner (Superboy) be the same in that way since he is a clone of the Man of Steel?

Second Question:

I've noticed something about the companion comics. They have been releasing about 2 months or so before the date printed on them, like Issue #13 has an April '12 date on it, but it released in January.

Oh, one more thing, loving the comics, they are the first set I've ever officially started collecting, and I love how they fill in the gaps in the show. I'm doing this about 2 hours before the premier of Misplaced, but hey, the episode is bound to be great.

Thank you so much for bring something new to the DC Comics TV Shows.

Greg responds...

1. I'm not confirming the premise of your question, let alone answering it.

2. What was the question?

Wow - it just occured to me that ALL the questions I've been answering since we got back from break are from BEFORE a new episode even aired. Yikes!

Response recorded on March 23, 2012

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Tupka writes...

I've been thinking over a lot of questions; these are the only good ones I could come up with. If it's already asked, it must have happened yesterday, my apoligies.

1. I've noticed you give out plot teases for future comics, but not episodes. Is this a tactic to get more people buy the comic?
2a. In Young Justice #9 and #10, the Pentagon is said to be in Washington. Shouldn't it be Arlington County?
2b. Also about that first DC timestamp in #9... it says 23:03, but it's light as day. Coloring mistake or timestamp mistake?
3a. I think it's safe to say that Captain Atom is close to you. Was Kevin Hopps acquainted with the original story or did you give him homework? Was adapting the story difficult?
3b. Do he and Brandon Vietti have favorite characters that they like to give screentime?
4. Issue #11... Why was there a tanker truck so close to the launch pad? It's not like it has to fuel the rocket, and it would blow up from the heat of the launch.
5a. Concerning the guests at Kent's funeral... It was nice to see Wildcat still alive. Is he still active, or has he retired like Jay and just dressed up for the occasion?
5b. I couldn't recognize the woman with Barry. Was that Iris?
6a. In #7, Paula exits the bus to Bludhaven. Christopher Jones mentioned on his blog that he added the Bludhaven because he likes adding those details. Have you at this point thought out where Bludhaven is, or is it just "a busride away from Gotham"?
6b. Did you ever have to call him back to remove a reference?
7. In Welcome to Happy Harbor and later Schooled, Gotham is established in Connecticut. But in Downtime, the Gotham Academy had Artemis' address with the zip code 10510 - that's Westchester County, NY (coincidentally the location of a certain school in Marvel Comics). Shouldn't it have been an 06... code? Or has the Postal Service on Earth-16 come up with a new numbering?
8. In Downtime, the Daily Gotham in the Crock apartment [http://youngjustice.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Daily_Gotham.png] had a picture from the 1992 Batman series [http://dcanimated.wikia.com/wiki/File:Poison_Clippings.jpg]. I looked if any of the people credited with prop design (Andy Chiang, Alexander Kubalsky and Eugene Mattos) had any history with the Batman series, but couldn't find a link. Do you know whose idea the photo was?
9. Issue #13 - how did Clayface know which teammember to "team up" with eachother to take them down? The Team hasn't really shown romantic tension or friendship in #12 and #13 (on-panel, at least).
10. Also in #13, Artemis mentions her "record and pedigree" will have her end up in Belle Reve. Does she actually have a record, or did she say that to fool Icicle?
11. People have asked about the NYPD police cars and why they're not blue and white. Closer inspection reveals they're the same as the Metropolis police car in "Revelation" and even the Taipei police cars in "Targets". My absurdly trained DC Animated Universe eye (see the newspapers question above) recognized them as the Metropolis PD cruisers from Superman: The Animated Series... which were reused on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited for Gotham PD and Central City PD. Were the designs reused to save time and money, or is there one car manufacturer (Lex?) that has completely cornered the world police cruiser market?

Greg responds...

1. It is indeed.

2a. It should, yes.

2b. Coloring.

3a. The original story was SO complicated, I gave the three-parter to Kevin to read and said to him something along the lines of "I'm too close to this. You tell me what is essential and what needs to be cut." (Also keeping in mind that instead of using Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Mister Miracle as the protagonists, we were going to use Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis.

3b. You'd have to ask them.

4. We don't really know what went on with Ra's raid on the facility prior to when the issue began.

5a. Largely retired.

5b. No, that was Joan Garrick, and she was with Jay/Flash, not Barry/Flash.


6b. Not so far.

7. No comment.

8. Never noticed before.

9. He paid attention.

10. Heh, heh, heh.

11. Uh... both?

Response recorded on March 23, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

Did you know that the DVD close captions reveal the identities of L-1, L-6 and L-5? How did this happen?

Also in the captions, when L-6 lists the interferences ran by the Team, he says "Monsieur Twister", but it sounds like he says "Mister". What does he say in fact?

Greg responds...

1. They don't consult us is how. There have been SO MANY leaks on this series, it's hard to get too worked up over that one.

2. I think "Monsieur", as I recall.

Response recorded on March 23, 2012

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Todd Jensen writes...

I've been waiting since December for this. I checked out the second "Young Justice" DVD from the library then, and here's my review of its episodes (almost three months old now, I'm afraid, not fresh).

SCHOOLED: You certainly opened this episode on a surprise. A school bus is in trouble (I noticed, incidentally, that you mentioned that the school bus turns up in other episodes as a running gag, and my immediate thought was "So now 'Young Justice' has its own counterpart to the yuppie couple!"), and the first person whom we see ready to change into super-hero gear and respond is Bruce Wayne! (Obviously he has to be there to see Superman's response to Superboy and talk to him about it later on - but I can't help think that part of the point might also have been to have some fun messing with the viewers' expectations!) Of course, Superman shows up before Bruce can don his bat-gear, but it's still a bit of a shake-up.

A lot of other people have no doubt already mentioned this, but I thought that Bruce and Clark's dessert orders were wonderfully appropriate.

I immediately thought of the Winged Monkeys in "The Wizard of Oz" when Professor Ivo's robot monkeys showed up, especially since they emerged from the cornfield (yes, I know that the cornfield and the winged monkeys are in different parts of "The Wizard of Oz", but it still somehow helped with the imagery). And I loved Professor Ivo's line about how long it took him to come up with the acronym for them.

I'd heard of Amazo before, if just the name (which, in print, looks like it's derived from "Amazon"; fortunately, when pronounced, as in this episode, it's clear that it's derived from "amaze" or "amazing"). Definitely a great idea for a challenging adversary - and I liked how you had the Team take him down, using his own skill against him.

One final delight: Kid Flash getting taken out by Black Canary after he hits on her.

INFILTRATION: Red Arrow's choice for a new name over "Speedy" seemed well-advised to me (apart from his desire to be his own person rather than standing in someone else's shadow). As I mentioned in my review of the first "Young Justice" DVD (and as someone commented in the opening episode), "Speedy" sounds more appropriate for a super-fast super-hero like Kid Flash rather than an archer; with a name like "Red Arrow", it's clear what his skills are. (Artemis likewise chose her super-hero moniker well, a name that also makes it clear - at least, to anyone familiar with Greek mythology - what her skills are.)

The scene where the Team are in telepathic conversation with each other - and soon regret it (as does Dr. Roquette even more) was another hilarious moment. So was Wally suffering through his first day in the new term at his high school while everyone else is having a great time at the beach (is it just me, or is he the natural target for comical humiliation)?

This is a minor issue, but Robin's interest in word-play invites it; when he said that the Fog had decimated Star Labs, I thought that the word "decimated" would have been more appropriate if it had only wiped out 10 percent of the building, rather than the whole thing.

DENIAL: Kent Nelson's voice sounded familiar to me when I watched this, and although I usually don't give too much thought to who voices whom, I decided to pause during the ending credits to check - and, yep, voiced by Ed Asner. Who did a fine job on him, too.

Kent established himself as a great character from the start, first when he tells the phony fortune-teller that if his wife really was trying to contact him from beyond the grave, she'd be telling him off for wasting good money on a fraud rather than uttering the usual "I miss you" cliches (which also establishes her as a great character), and then exposing her tricks.

I'd only seen Klarion before in an episode of "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" (which got my attention because of its Arthurian content; Klarion seized control of an old demon that had served Merlin once through a branding-iron belonging to Morgan le Fay); there he was just a spoiled brat with access to magic. This Klarion, as a Lord of Chaos, is a lot more deadly, outranking the Klarion of "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" the way Voldemort would outrank Draco Malfoy.

And I smiled (if not laughed) when the big action took place in Salem. (Well, where else would a magic-themed super-hero keep his tower?)

Can't help but suspect that Dr. Fate was drawing on Kid Flash's style when his way of defeating Klarion's henchman was to make his outer garments vanish, leaving him in his underwear.

DOWNTIME: I immediately thought when I saw the opening scene, with its gloomy architecture and gargoyles, "Must be Gotham City" - and then a moment later, the caption confirms it.

Another good episode, with its glimpses of the Team's civilian life. I liked Alfred's cameo (he's one of my favorite characters in the "Batman" universe). The scene with Superboy and Miss Martian was funny (particularly Red Tornado's brief visit), though a bit creepy when I began to wonder whether Superboy's watching a blank screen had something to do with his upbringing at Cadmus Labs. And the scene with Wally was, as usual, funny - and also showed that super-speed apparently runs in his family (sorry, that one just slipped out), complete with the family patriarch apparently having been a super-speedster in Kent Nelson's generation.

Two bits in the Atlantis scenes got my attention. The first was when Aqualad and Aquaman were speaking to each other in Atlantean with subtitles; I knew already that their language was based on ancient Greek, and recognized one word from a high school course on Homeric Greek that I'd taken: "anax", meaning "king". It got me wondering whatever became of my textbook for that course (which included the full first book of the Iliad in the original Greek, complete with commentary).

The second was Prince Orm. He says that he doesn't mind not being first in line for the throne now that Aquaman's going to have a son, but I wondered if he meant it. I've seen enough cases of royal treachery from younger brothers who have a nephew standing in front of them in the line of succession (from John Lackland and Richard III down to Scar in "The Lion King") that I wondered if Orm was telling the truth. On the other hand, there've been some loyal "royal uncles" (such as John of Gaunt to Richard II), so I shouldn't be too quick to expect skullduggery from Orm. At any rate, if he shows up in any more episodes, I'm keeping a close eye on him.

So that's my review. I hope I can review episodes 9-12 soon.

Greg responds...

Me too! THanks. I'm glad you're enjoying the stuff.

Response recorded on March 23, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

What happens to Robin's grappling guns when he leaves them behind?

Greg responds...

He leaves them behind?

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Anonymous writes...

Congratulations on the video game. I'm talking about YJ: Legacy, of course. Will the story be canon?

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Anonymous writes...

When was the android T.O. Morrow created?

Greg responds...

Which one?

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