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The producers were requested to specifically not cast the Sinestro Corps, the classic archenemies of the Green Lanterns, but instead showcase other Corps within the show. The show featured Red Lanterns, Star Sapphires, Blue Lanterns, the Orange Lantern and homaged the Black Lanterns; the only other Lantern colors they did not feature are the Indigo Tribe and the White Lanterns.
Razer and Aya were characters who were created exclusively for this series.
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The series producer Bruce W. Timm was originally was reluctant to use CG animation instead of traditional animation, but eventually came around making this the first CG animated television series by Bruce Timm and the first series featuring Green Lantern to be rendered using CG animation.
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The series writer James Krieg cited the series The Rat Patrol (1966) as an influence on the show: "it's a war story, but told with four characters instead of an entire army."
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In proactive effort to keep the show faithful to what was going on in the comics at the time, it was decided to use the Red Lanterns as the main villains.
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The show runners did have to tone down the designs for one of the Star Sapphires, but that was long before anyone knew what time the show would air. Broadcast Standard & Practices thought she was too naked.
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Josh Keaton, the voice actor for Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, was virtually unfamiliar with Green Lantern and read Green Lantern: Rebirth to get an insight into Hal's backstory and motivations and based his performance on "Green Lantern: Secret Origin" after reading that story arc.
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The Interceptor crew members are all voiced by past "Transformers" voice actors:
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Producer Giancarlo Volpe was not really familiar with the character and at the suggestion of a friend, ordered Green Lantern graphic novels written by Geoff Johns on Amazon and kind of caught up.
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The writers and producers were asked not to use Sinestro very much at the time they were developing the show, because at that time his destiny wasn't completely decided in how DC wanted to play him in the future.
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Cartoon Network never aired the show's full intro sequence. It's just 20 seconds long but was cut down to just 5 seconds when the show aired to make room for more commercials and the DC Nation shorts.
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The series is not intended to be an origin story, due to Warner Brothers already releasing a "Green Lantern (2011)_ film based on the characters' origin around the time the series launched.
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Ragnar is a character that exists in the mainstream of DC Comics, but only becomes a Red Lantern in this series.
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