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Maralie writes...

In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Exaliferb!",during the "epic monster battle" part there was a gargoyle that kind of like one of your characters,wondering if you saw that and what you think of the show.Mattel's Monster High line has also included a character named Rochelle Goyle,she has big fin ears like some of yours,but she needs a tail.One of the Monster High pets is a gargoyle bulldog named Rockseena that reminded me of Bronx,and it seems like their going with your females eyes glow red rule,but the gargoyle pets still have wings.What do you think of the Monster High dolls?

Greg responds...

I haven't seen any Phineas and Ferb's, though one of my good friends, Greg Guler is the character designer for the show, and I've heard great things. I just haven't had the time.

And I'm even more unfamiliar with Monster High. Sorry.

Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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Omega writes...

Wow! First I'd like to say great job with young justice, but I just have one question about episode 19.
1.I read that Klarion is ageless, right? So why is it that when Klarion and the other 4 sorcerers were creating the 2 different dimensions, Klarion went to the "child-only" dimension instead of staying on the adult one?

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Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

Since Starro's leg was moved in the adult dimension but not the kid dimension, yet The Light still had it when the worlds merged back together, then does that mean the adult dimension was the "real" world while the kids were sent to a pocket dimension, rather then things just being split? So the airplane is still uncrashed?

Greg responds...

No. It means that whatever was ACTED upon takes precedent over what was not acted upon. So the Helmet of Fate stayed in Roanoke. The piece of the creature stayed with Riddler. And Amber's plane crashed.

Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

Another question:
In issue 12 of the YJ tie-in comics, how was Ra's al Ghul able to persuade Clayface to sleep? Does he have some kind of mind control or hypnotic powers or something like that?

Greg responds...

Pre-programmed failsafe hypnotic suggestion that all of Ra's Shadows are subjected to at the start of their training.

Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

Loving this show so far. Got a few questions

1. If Superman doesn't have super breath on Earth-16 as you've said, then why is he shown using it in issue 2 of the tie-in comics?

Greg responds...

1. That's not one I wrote, so I'd have to look at it, but I'm hoping there's another explanation. Otherwise, we're just going to have to admit it was a mistake.

Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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Eagle-Owl writes...

YJ question:

Let's assume for the sake of argument that the mole, whoever he/she might be, knows he/she is the mole. Why doesn't M'gann read everybody's mind and find the mole? And for that matter, why doesn't J'onn do that?

Greg responds...

We've tried to establish - in this Universe-16 - that telepathy isn't as foolproof as all that. That (a) you can't invade someone's mind without leaving a trace or being detected and (b) it's not hard for anyone trained to foil an attempt at mind reading. Even Bane, who in our universe is still relatively new at facing super-powered opponents was able to thwart Miss Martian.

All this, of course, is moot, however, since the RECENTLY REVEALED MOLE, Red Arrow, had no idea he was the mole.

Response recorded on April 16, 2012

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It's been a bit of a while, so I thought I'd post a production update on Young Justice:

101-125 have all aired.
126 airs this coming Saturday and Sunday on Cartoon Network. (Check local listings and cable guides.) It's our big finale. You REALLY don't want to miss it.

201-206 are all in the can, and currently scheduled to begin airing one week after our Season One Finale. (Which makes me happy.)
207 - We previewed the music score today and we're mixing it on Thursday. If all goes well, it should be in the can by Tuesday at the latest.
208 - We spotted the music today. And should be in the can one week after 207.
209 comes back from overseas tomorrow for retakes and editing.
210-211 should arrive on the heals of 209. We still need to pick up one actor (who was unavailable at the time of the original recording) for these two shows in ADR, but that'll take about an hour or two for both episodes. It won't cause any delays.
212-216 are all overseas being animated.
217 ships today.
218 is in storyboard revision.
219 is waiting for Brandon and I to give notes on the storyboard.
220 - The board is being cleaned up now for notes.

Issues 0-14 have all hit the stands and are available at stores or on-line.
Issue 15 concludes our Atlantis two-parter hits the stands this week.
Issue 16 is at the printers.
Issue 17 is being pencilled.
Issue 18 is scripted and waiting its turn.
Issue 19 is plotted and is being scripted now.
Issues 20-22 have been pretty much locked down story-wise, i.e. I know exactly what stories we're telling in these issues.
Issues 23 and Beyond - I've already got a fairly clear idea of where we're going and what stories we're going to tell. Not locked in, but I'm pretty clear.

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YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #25 ("Usual Suspects") Credits

YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #25 ("Usual Suspects") Credits:

Brandon Vietti
Greg Weisman

Written By
Kevin Hopps

Directed By
Jay Oliva
Tim Divar

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
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow
Kittie as Rocket
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis
Jesse McCartney as Robin
Danica McKellar as Miss Martian
Nolan North as Superboy, Superman
Khary Payton as Aqualad
Jason Spisak as Kid Flash

Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster
Miguel Ferrer as Vandal Savage
Dave Franco as Riddler
Bruce Greenwood as Batman
Kelly Hu as Cheshire
Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary
Masasa Moyo as Cat Grant
Mark Rolston as Lex Luthor
Marina Sirtis as Queen Bee
Tony Todd as Icon

Based On DC Comics Characters

Batman Created By
Bob Kane

Superman Created By
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Miss Martian Created By
Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel

Zatanna Created By
Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson

Cat Grant Created By
Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway

Cheshire Created By
Marv Wolfman and George Perez
Production Manager
John Diaz

Assistant Production Manager
Mark Wilson

Animation Coordinator
JJ Conway
Lead Character Design
Phil Bourassa

Character Design
Dusty Abell
Jerome Moore

BG Key Design
Enzo Baldi
Fedja Jovanovic
Hakjoon Kang
Alex Kubalsky

Prop Design
Eugene Mattos
Jay Baker
Tim Divar
Seung Kim
Rick Morales

Storyboard Clean-up
Owen Sullivan

Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker

Richard Collado
Jeff Hall
R. 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.
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
Steven White
Animation Services
Lotto Animation, Inc.

Supervising Animation Directors
Heechul Kang

Background Director
Yunhee Kim
EunHee No
Eunjung Choi

Animation Directors
Junsik Cho
Sangjoon Lee
Myeonghwan Park

Production Staff
Hyoungmin Doh
Miok Kwon
Eonho Lee
Jinhwa Heo (Jun-E)
Layout Artists
Myoungin Kang
Minsu Kim

Final Checker
Hosoon Shin

Color Stylist
Mihyun Ji

Model Checkers
Junghee Kim
Mikyoung Kim

Sangbong Oh
Banseok Choi
Yuri Choi
Sunghun Lee
Daehee Rim

Key Animation
Yeoungsik Hwang
Seokjin Jang
EunHwa Jung
Howoon Jung
Dongwook Kim
Kwonil Kim
Youngmi Lee
Kyounghwa Seo
Joonho Song

Seokki Um
Misook Choi
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
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
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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Gothic-Cowboy writes...

Mr. Weisman, my question pertains to Talia al Ghul. Namely, that fact that, while I can ascertain that she's intended (not just in Earth-16, but generally) to be a sympathetic villain, I have never been able to muster up any sympathy for her whatsoever. I mean, I'm a fan of, and greatly respect, the work of Neal Adams and Dennis O'Neil, but, where Talia's concerned, they weren't trying very hard. In her original appearances, she doesn't have much of a personality to speak of, she's just a clich-ridden knock-off of similar characters like Fah Lo Suee (i.e., the exotically beautiful daughter of the "Yellow Peril/Fu Manchu" mastermind who's loyal to her father, but feels torn by her attraction to her father's nemesis). I never got why she was in love with Batman. She'd met him once, she can't've possibly known him very well. Plus, from Batman's point of view, here's this woman he barely knows. Her clearly mentally unbalanced Father shows up, offers her to him, and she's calling him "Beloved" and trying to get him to marry her. Most men would flee from that, as if pursued by hounds. Sure she's beautiful, but this is a comic book universe. Gorgeous women are the rule, it's not even exceptional. She seemed more like a crazy stalker than a geniune suitor. Why would he have feelings for her? I actually prefer her in more recent comics, were she's been more like her Father, a villain (or, at leat, a well-intentioned extremist). At least she has a personality that way.
On Earth-16, when we first meet her, she's actively helping her Father in his efforts to murder billions of people. This kind of limits the sympathy I can feel for her. The fact that she claims to have misgivings means exactly nothing. Her misgivings aren't going to make any of the people she kills any less dead. She doesn't shoot Batman because of her attraction to him, not because she realizes that what she's doing is wrong. Then she gets into a huff because her Father and Batman's lives don't revolve around her and I'm forced to agree with Alfred: she's a crazy stalker with Daddy issues and an international terrorist. Who cares what she thinks? Then we find out about what she did to Matt Hagen. Batman sensibly tells her they can't be together while she's trying to murder billions of people, and she acts like the victim. Like her Father and his insane "compromise," she thinks he's being unreasonable. She gets a new boy toy, one whom she believes is beneath her, because he seems to fit into the immature fantasy she has about the love life she thinks she needs, then effects what she believes to be a slow,lingering death when she becomes convinced that he was just using her to get access to the Lazarus Pit in order to cure his terminal cancer. She comes across as immature and more in love with the idea of being in love than actually being in love with someone.
As I said, I've never really grasped why Talia was supposed to be sympathetic. At best, I see her as more of a tragic character (although I guess I may be splitting hairs). It's kind of like Demona, she's a tragic character, but much of that tragedy has been driven by her own actions, and it does nothing to change the fact that she must be opposed when her actions threaten lives.
In a larger sense, I've never understood why some fans get all bent out of shape whenever anyone comes up with the idea of exploring the idea that Batman could be paired up with a woman who isn't either terrorist stalker or a selfish, amoral thief. Someone with whom he could actually have a relationship with. Someone who isn't obviously wrong for him. Why are we locked down to Catwoman or Talia, when it couldn't be more obvious that it can't work out? I'm sorry if I'm rambling, but I just don't get it.
Thank you for your time.

Greg responds...

Well, we do ramble here. So you came to the right place, I suppose.

I don't necessarily disagree with you - though I believe I'd nuance my interpretation a bit more. Talia has sympathetic moments - as does Demona, I suppose - but that doesn't make either character sympathetic. And I certainly wasn't looking to make Talia sympathetic here in any overall sense. "Tragic" works too, to a degree. But even that's not the word I'd chose.

But also keep in mind, that you don't know HOW Talia and Batman met on Earth-16 or how their relationship might have developed. You only know how it ENDED. (Let alone what relationship, if any, Batman might have with Selina Kyle.) I also think it's part of who Batman is that he's ATTRACTED to darkness and the hope of redemption, but that he's too rational to allow that attraction to win him over for more than a moment. (Defining "moment" loosely.)

Response recorded on April 13, 2012

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hallofjustice writes...

Did you know Miguel Ferrer and George Clooney are both cousins?

Greg responds...

Yes, I did.

Response recorded on April 13, 2012

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