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'Beware the Batman' Sizzle Reel

Check out this action packed video from The Dark Knight's upcoming series!

We've seen screengrabs and concept art, but now it's finally time to get an extended look at Cartoon Network's upcoming show, Beware the Batman. This sizzle reel is huge on combat, explosions and is sporting a familiar face or two. I know a lot of you still hold negative feelings towards the network over its decision not to renew Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, but don't take it out on Batman. The poor dude has suffered enough, hasn't he? Seriously, though, check out the footage and share your honest thoughts below.

The first episode will air Saturday, July 13 at 10am ET/PT.

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Edited by dondave

The animation is awful

Posted by stevencarver_

Batman has lips and it's weird.

I mean, we all have lips, but they just look out of place here. I will always prefer a simple black line to indicate his mouth over this lips thing.

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

@dondave said:

The animation is awful

Amen. Look at the head-shape.

They cancelled Young Justice for this?

Posted by wisesonAC

i honestly would rather have "Gotham high". lol but that being said it doesn't look as bad as i would have thought. but if this show is good or not im so tired of batman cartoons....seriously. so many other interesting underused heroes under Dc's belt and they continue to shove batman in our faces. Honestly "DC Nation" could have been so much more not just rehashes of what we already know.(i mean currently) with tt:go and BTB we just get more of the same. i just want a flash cartoon lol and or more static. we always can use more milestone.

Posted by lilben42


Posted by TheManInTheShoe

I would like a Flash animated series.

Posted by MrShway88

Doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. Those teaser posters made it look worse.

Posted by nerdork
Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

Is this supposed to be Bale?

Edited by fojtikbt

Looks interesting. I just hope that at some point characters like Joker and Robin will be introduced. You can't have a Batman TV show that doesn't somehow include the Joker!

Posted by k4tzm4n

I thought TMNT's animation looked terrible and the overall the show seemed childish. Then I watched it and fell in love with it.

Moral of the story: watch an episode before completely writing it off.

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

For the first time this show kinda looks cool.

Edited by Crimson Thunder
Posted by sanityisoverrated

I really hope that white haired woman with claws was not Catwoman. And was the guy in white with a hood supposed to be Anarky? Finally they have succeeded in making a Batman series that leaves me uninterested in it what so ever.

Edited by Solomonwreath

I think professor pyg is a an odd choice for a kids show since all he does is mutilate people and is over all just creepy and if he's not then they can't say that he's professor pyg. but I like that anarchy is in it. I'll give it a shot.

Edited by inferiorego

..... This looks so stiff.

It reminds me of Reboot with the lights turned down.

Edited by Ghidoran

Everything looks awful. And they're butchering characters like Pyg and Anarky for no good reason. Sigh.

Posted by War Killer

I think the show looks great, my only complaint is the lack of classic villains. But I look forward to what the show has to offer.

Posted by FlashKnight
Edited by MB25

Gosh it just doesnt feel like a Batman cartoon ...Gold Batarangs and Lips...Batman would never have lips

Posted by StMichalofWilson

I'll be honest, DC should give Batman a break. After the Dark Knight trilogy and Brave and the Bold, they should focus on other DC characters. He's had enough screen time already. They should at least try to feature another animated series about Superman or Green Lantern or Wonder Woman.

You know what I don't care anymore.

Posted by batmannflash

eh it looks okay. can't believe they canceled Young Justice and Green lantern for this. I'll def. give it a try though

Edited by frozenedge

Do we really need another Batman cartoon? Hell I would've preferred a Superman cartoon or somebody else who doesn't get something new coming out every month or so

Edited by Jayso4201

Can't say that I don't agree. Yes we would love to see a Flash series, hell I think we would take anything over this. Don't get me wrong the Batman is great just overused. The show might be good and I'm sure my kids will like it, but that's who these shows are made for aren't they, not us.

Posted by Vitality

I like the graphics of it...but I wish they went with more realistic looking bodies.

Edited by Chibio

Didn't impress me at all.

The first few seasons of "The Batman" were the most entertaining for me personally. You know, before he teamed up with Robin and Batgirl.

Batman Beyond is a given as well.

Posted by RoTheKid

Eeeh. I would love to see a Flash animated series. That would be cool. And a third season of Young Justice as well. I'll watch the first episode to see how it is, but I'm not making any promises.

Edited by Reignmaker

Probably won't watch this unless the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

I'm a Batman fan, but I don't like getting jerked around where everything starts over every two seasons. That and CGI on TV just isn't that good.

Ninja Turtles has been good, but let's be honest, its animation is going to age terribly in the coming years.

Posted by The Stegman

Well, I'll watch it before I judge, though I AM tired of the CGI animation, Clone Wars, GL and TMNT are enough, we don't need it in EVERYTHING.

To be frank, I'd rather have the Batman of Shanghai shorts be made into a show.

Posted by Justthatkid

@dondave: The animation looks ok to me stuff like Mr. Pyg bother me, and I don't see why they don't do anything other then Superman or Batman atleast in animation where people don't focus on paying to watch a lesser known hero. I personally always wanted a Aquaman TAS

Posted by Pokeysteve

Beware the round melonheadman.

Edited by ccraft

who's the white costumed guy?

@fojtikbt said:

Looks interesting. I just hope that at some point characters like Joker and Robin will be introduced. You can't have a Batman TV show that doesn't somehow include the Joker!


Edited by jumpstart55

We don't need another new Batman cartoon, we've had enough. A new Justice League cartoon is whats needed. Something like Young Justice but without the Sidekick Atmosphere, and instead a focus on the original Justice League members such as Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman and so on.

Posted by MrMazz

this LOOKS good. Emphasis on look, since there is no dialog. I don't expect this to be like YJ or any of the great Timm stuff. But hey this could be like Star Wars the Clone Wars, which was a pretty good series.

I just don't feel like watching another Batman cartoon. Yea it's has been a while since Batman and Friends (im blanking here) but in total DC has been doing a LOT of Batman stuff over the past 20 years, since Tim Burton Batman.

Posted by DigbyKong

What is Cartoon Network's fascination with Playstation One CGI?

Edited by Lurkero

I think I can grow to like it, but my first impression is that I do not like the "shiny" look of it.

Ninja Turtles managed to avoid having shiny CG by using certain textures. I think this show could have used the same.

Posted by 24863131

ı was expecting something better.

Posted by Onemoreposter

This actually completely changes my outlook on the show. This might actually be good. Does anyone know if Conroy is providing voice work?

Posted by DigbyKong
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Moon Knight?

Posted by jwalser3

I'm going to hate myself for saying kinda looks good. Yeah his lips, but the animation isn't that. It's funny, I usually hate CGI and I'm not a huge Batman fan.

For the first time this show kinda looks cool.

The posters looked like sh!t...

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@dondave said:

The animation is awful

Amen. Look at the head-shape.

They cancelled Young Justice for this?

I don't know. I thought it looked okay.

I could get used to it...

Posted by tigerkaya

"Poor Batman" are you kidding me he's the highest selling, profitable and biggest cash cow that WB and DC rely to heavily upon. Of course I'm still annoyed two good shows were cancelled for this and Teen Titans go. And yes I watched Teen Titans Go for two ep. but I find the shows animation not the design slow and more like Johnny Test. As to this show good to see Morrison villains including Anarchy being used but I'll pass. I've had enough Batman for one lifetime.

Edited by LarryDavis

This is a nice collection of cutscenes from the PS2 game, but where are the clips from the show?

Also bring back Brave and the Bold, that had the goddamn Haunted Tank in it. And Diedrich Bader.

@digbykong glad someone else is on the same page with me here

Edited by JamDamage


Posted by RedLantern23

I'll take out my negative feelings about GL's cancellation on Batman if I want >:|

Posted by RustyRoy

@dondave said:

The animation is awful

Amen. It would've been better if they used YJ or GLTAS animation style.

I would like a Flash animated series.

Me too, A Flash animated series would be awesome.

@k4tzm4n said:

I thought TMNT's animation looked terrible and the overall the show seemed childish. Then I watched it and fell in love with it.

Moral of the story: watch an episode before completely writing it off.

I will definitely give it a try, I haven't watched a Batman animated series since BTAS, I just hope its good.

Posted by DocLuthorVonDoom

...oh great...more shows completely made with CG...

Edited by Iron_Turtle

Yeah... I think I'm going to pass.