The Super Friends animated show was based on the famous DC comic book team Justice League of America, but they didn't name it that and made up a new team name instead. Why did they do that?

I thought that it was some rights issue but in the opening credits of Challenge of the Super Friends they called the team Justice League of America. So why did they make a new name for the show rather than using the already existing popular name?

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    I have no proof of this, but probably because it was a kids show so they wanted to "dumb it down" a bit for kids. it's a show about a bunch of friends who have super powers -- Super Friends.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 10:56
  • @KutuluMike sound plausable if it can be sourced
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 10:59
  • the only source I can find says that they definitely dumbed down the violence for kids, but not why they changed the name. still looking.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 11:01


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