DC Universe warned us, then later Cartoon Network warned us, but now, Batman himself speaks and advises us to be wary of his wraith in this first official teaser trailer for the upcoming CGI animated TV show titled “Beware the Batman.”
We have been hearing about this project for months now, and it has already caused commotion between the fandoms. Some disagree with some of the changes the show is doing with beloved characters like Alfred, and others feel the show will continue being to kiddie-friendly like the recently-canceled “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.”
Personally, I was just waiting for the first teaser to be released so that I could fairly judge the new series. The verdict? The embedded trailer below is pretty short, but it does have some cool items to discuss and gives me hope for positive to look forward too.
First of all, I would like to discuss the art. What I just saw was smooth, cool and contemporary, but with that dark and shadowy feel Batman strives for. So I give the art an A-plus.
Batman’s voice is something of interest here, too. For one thing, it has the commanding tone, well acted and vengeful, yet still felt like it was a younger than 30-year-old voice. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just thought I’d point out.
All-in-all, it’s just a teaser and we will need to patiently wait for the first full-length trailer. Meanwhile, check out the teaser below and then let us know if it garnered your interest in the show.
The show will be released in 2013, so keep it here for more updates about “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.
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This looks pretty swanky to me! As a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series, I’m hesitant to approve of ANY new iteration of the Caped Crusader… but this might just be the next great animated Batman. We shall see.
Side Note: Have you see the first episode of the new “Tron: Uprising” animated series? First episode is FREE on iTunes. Check it out!
For those who are interested in the episode of “Tron: Uprising” mentioned by Matthew above, you can watch it here: http://itsjustmovies.com/19974