Two’s company and three’s a crowd and Cartoon Network’s “DC Nation” block is about to get crowded.
Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and Cartoon Network have announced this week that the next show to join their Saturday Morning cartoon line-up will be Beware the Batman!
A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, ‘Beware the Batman’ incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form.
Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans.
With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, ‘Beware the Batman’, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!
One thing of note: it would appear from both the image released and from the statement that they are going with the CGI animation style currently being used on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. It’s probably not the most popular decision, but I bet it’s cheaper than going with the traditional animation style employed on Young Justice. While I prefer the traditional animation style, I don’t hate the CGI look of Green Lantern. It seems appropriate for that four color space adventure. Will it translate to the dark shadows of Gotham City?
I guess we’ll find out “soon.”