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|STATIC SHOCK: the Kids WB! cartoon
Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It premiered in September 2000 on Kids' WB, and ran for four seasons, with a total of 52 half-hour episodes. It was later picked up for rebroadcast by Cartoon Network, and aired on the Miguzi block. Disney XD will be taking in the animated series starting with Season 2 starting February 2009. Currently, Warner Bros. has no plans to release the series on DVD. (So far only one DVD, titled "The New Kid Volume 1", was released in 2004).
The basic characters and setting of Static Shock are drawn from the Static comic book series, and many of the episodes adapt story elements from the comic books. However, the series varies from that continuity in many details, including Static's costume and his friends. There are also elements drawn from other Milestone comic books, most notably Blood Syndicate, from which several of the "Bang Babies" are taken. Recurring adversary Edwina Alva is based on a character from Hardware, and the Freeman Community Center is named after one of the central characters of Icon.
Dwayne McDuffie, the founder of Milestone and Static's co-creator, retained a substantial amount of control over the series' plot and characterization, and wrote several episodes.
Early in the series, similarly to the comics, the setting was explicitly not in the DC Animated Universe (DCAU), and DC superheroes such as Superman were treated as fictional characters, most notably when Virgil once remarked that "even Clark Kent had a day job." However, it later featured guest appearances by characters from other DC animated series, including The New Batman Adventures, Justice League, Batman Beyond establishing itself as part of the DCAU. An older version of Static was later featured in a two-part episode of Justice League Unlimited.
Other guest characters have included real-world individuals (voiced by themselves) such as basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, and recording artist Lil Romeo, who also performed the theme song used in the final two seasons of the show.