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Jun 20 2013

Watch Cartoon Network Beware the Batman sizzle reel online

Beware the Batman

Beware the CG animation! In the not-so-grand tradition of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The WB has released a new sizzle reel for their upcoming animated show Beware the Batman!

This animation is actually a lot more fluid than we’ve seen in the previous greener outing, although a generation weaned on the sublime Bruce Timm/Paul Dini animated series may find the look a little jarring. Perhaps the most surprising aspect to the trailer was the appearance of Professor Pyg, first introduced during Grant Morrison’s run on the comics. He’s also appeared in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “The Knights of Tomorrow!”.

Beware the Batman debuts in the US on 13 July 2013 on The Cartoon Network 10 a.m. (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation.

From the press release:

Beware the Batman Logo

The Caped Crusader will return to television screens this summer when Beware the Batman premieres on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation. 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.

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.