Beware The Batman in This New Cartoon Network Sizzle Reel


Beware The Batman TV Series

Cartoon Network has released a minute-long sizzle reel for their upcoming new Batman animated TV series, “Beware the Batman”. I’m still not a fan of the CG style, but eh, maybe your mileage will vary. Take a look at what to expect when Bats returns to the small screen this July 13th on the Cartoon Network.

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.”

The show will feature the voices of Anthony Ruivivar as Batman/Bruce Wayne, along with JB Blanc as Alfred, Sumalee Montano as Katana, Wallace Langham as Anarky, Grey DeLisle as Magpie, Udo Kier as Mr. Toad, Lance Reddick as Ra’s al Ghul and Brian George as Professor Pyg.

Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson are producing.

Beware The Batman TV Series Poster

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  • Bruce Wayne

    Wow, they really made Mr. Toad from Disney’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride a villain for Batman. What a joke. This looks utterly and horrible! Where did they get these a;; new villains from? Why have the last few animated Batman series from WB been such a huge departure from the Batman everyone knows and loves. I wouldn’t destroy my son’s perception of Batman by letting him watch these sh!tty poorly done money grabbing knock-offs. I’m still conflicted as to how I’m going to explain showing him Star Wars IV-VI before I show him I-III. If I even decide to show him I-III. I wonder if it’s possible to watch III-VI with out ever acknowledging I and II. While III wasn’t great it at least was better than I and II and may work as a bit of back story… Why did the prequels have to be made? Oh yeah, for money.

    • Online72

      What??? There’s a Star Wars I, II and III? Next you are going to tell me there was a Spiderman III.

      Oh..yea. This Batman looks bad. Skip.

    • Dedpool

      Um yeah that maybe what he’s based on. But like Jarvis tetch aka the Mad Hatter its a whole different thing.

  • Dedpool

    This reminds me of a CGI version of The Batman, which I liked. I’ll give it a go.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I just want to know with the amazing graphics and tone of the Arkham series, how can one justify this crappy style? I was really hoping I would like the trailer, but I went “meh”. will give it a try, but if it is not bloody excellent and at least twice as good as my beloved cancelled Young Justice, then there will be blood in the streets!
    Beware the Batman? Beware the Conqueror and other fans like him rather!

  • Xoandre Moats

    Ok… first off, the animation looks great.

    That being said, I have no idea who any of the villains were in this video.

    Also, the style of animation, while sleek and nice looking, does not allow for any of the characters to have foreheads or even room for brain matter. The basic principal of animation – if intended to be human or realistic in any way – is to make sure you do the faces, heads, and skulls correctly. Batman’s head is FLAT. Why?

    Yes, it’s stylistic, but if the do not have Kevin Conroy as the voice, it will not matter. The man IS the voice of Batman, and no other actor can come close. So, if they are skimping on the skull, the least they can do is invest in the voice.

    Otherwise, it looks like run-of-the-mill CGI.

    • Dedpool

      I love Conroy, but I think he should be saved for games and certain animated films, but not for a new show. I’ve liked the voices for Brave and the Bold and The Batman.