Michael Rosenbaum Chats with the Cast of the Animated “Justice League”

In the latest episode of his “Inside of You” podcast, Michael Rosenbaum chats with his fellow cast members of the “Justice League” animated series.

The cast of “Justice League” reunites this week on the pod ahead of the saga’s 20 Year Reunion. Listen as George Newbern (Superman), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern), Susan Eisenberg (Wonderwoman), Maria Canals-Barrera (Hawkgirl), Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter), and myself (The Flash) discuss the impact and experience this show had on us at the time and for our future careers.

The cast also discusses what it’s been like for successful voice actors over the course of this lockdown, with the pros and cons that come with it.

Warning: There is some use of adult language.

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November 11, 2020 1:23 pm

Can hardly believe it’s been 20 years since. It’s still great in comparison to the “odd” stories we’re getting today. There is one feature about this if you want to break it down. Superman was not particularly dominate in this series. He has his moments but they were spaced out over all the series episodes. That’s the trouble when you mix his character with multiple characters.

Last edited 3 years ago by redcape
November 12, 2020 9:53 am

During the first JL Season they seemed to have had a habit of establishing the villain by having them knock Superman down or out so of course the others could shine. Then in the second season they seemed to over compensate for it by giving Superman a hair-trigger temper. Also just really weird moments. Superman couldn’t even kick Darkseid’s butt without also letting him get in the last word “Loser.” (Is Darkseid a teenager?) Superman’s brain also seems to fall out when he’s having that fight with Captain Marvel in JLU because I guess we need to do the KC… Read more »

Last edited 3 years ago by MattComics
November 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I think the problem with him in the series was how to make him relevant without him being over bearing. I mean what’s his character supposed to do, swoop in and end every conflict? There wouldn’t be much story if that’s all he did. But for the most part the series was done well. The only show since that I though measured up quite well in quality was the stand alone Green Lantern series.

November 16, 2020 8:40 am
Reply to  redcape

“I mean what’s his character supposed to do, swoop in and end every conflict?”

THAT’S the cop out. By that metric then any situation could be also immediately solved by The Flash or Green Lantern as well. Or Batman since these days he’s usually portrayed as the god-ninja 10 steps ahead of everybody at all times.

Besides the entire point of the Justice League is that it’s a team of the big guns. Or in the case of the JLU the team of damn near every superhero in the DCAU.