Superman may be soaring high at the box office, but Batman remains DC’s go-to hero for animated series. His latest, ‘Beware The Batman’ takes off on Saturday, July 13th at 10 a.m. on the Cartoon Network, joining ‘Teen Titans Go!’ as part of their DC Nation block of shows.
From Cartoon Network’s press release:
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 swordswoman 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 (WBA), this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” WBA’s Sam Register serves as executive producer, with Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.) producing.
Starring Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Beware The Batman boasts a stellar voice cast with JB Blanc (The Count of Monte Cristo) as Alfred and Sumalee Montano (ER) as Katana. Lending voices to the villains are Wallace Langham (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Anarky, Grey DeLisle (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Magpie, Udo Kier (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.) as Mr. Toad, Lance Reddick (Fringe) as Ra’s al Ghul and Brian George (The Big Bang Theory) as Professor Pyg.
This is Batman’s first foray into computer animation on the small screen and, as stated, will showcase newer villains that have (for the most part) never been seen in animation.
Below are three promotional images released by CN:
Most of the villains mentioned, Magpie, Anarky, Professor Pyg and Mister Toad are glimpsed in the following trailer clip, but unfortunately, there is no appearance by Katana. Check it out:
What do you think? Are you excited for a new Batman series? How do you like the new computer animated look? Leave a comment below!