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'Beware the Batman' Teaser and Opening Sequence

It's time to get excited for the new Batman series.

It's been odd not having an actual Batman animated series airing. It's been a while since we've seen Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Thankfully soon we'll have the debut of Beware the Batman. It may be an odd title but it looks pretty cool.

And what you need to know is the first episode debuts this Saturday, July 13, on Cartoon Network.

A new teaser image has been released over at CBR's Spinoff Online:

More surprising is the fact that the opening sequence was released last week and I'm only just seeing it now. Yikes! Why didn't anyone tell me this was out?

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Posted by k4tzm4n

When I saw a previews for Nick's TMNT, I thought it looked terrible and I'd be disappointed. I was dead wrong. Moral of the story: give an episode a shot before jumping to conclusions, even if you're not all that fond of the animation at first.

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Posted by Prizm

Now when you say yikes, is that a "wow I'm impressed" or is it a "I'm raising my eyebrow in confusion"?

Posted by AweSam

@k4tzm4n: Batman just shouldn't be a kids show. I won't watch it, but I'll check out the reviews.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@awesam said:

@k4tzm4n: Batman just shouldn't be a kids show. I won't watch it, but I'll check out the reviews.

And what tells you this is a show only for kids? TMNT gave that impression but the final product proved it could be enjoyed by fans of all-ages. Wait for an episode before thinking this is only being geared towards a younger audience. If you're right, then stick to not watching it. But maybe -- just maybe -- the show will prove you wrong. Again, only way to tell is by watching a full episode.

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Posted by G-Man

@prizm: Yikes as in I'm ashamed I didn't know the sequence was out.

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Posted by MuyJingo

@awesam: That's very silly to say. I loved the Batman cartoon when I was younger....why should kids be denied an friendlier interpretation of Batman?

Posted by SoA

not going to see it ,as two DC shows i watched were replaced my go titans (w/e) and this .

Edited by akintoussaint

@awesam said:

@k4tzm4n: Batman just shouldn't be a kids show. I won't watch it, but I'll check out the reviews.

Brave and the bold,the animated series.This isn't the first time batman had a show geared towards kids,probably wouldn't be the last. That said,I'll probably be taking a pass on this too.Unless the reviews are really good. Getting tried of the amount of tv time this character gets.

Posted by batmannflash

I'll check this one out, no harm in doing that. However, I don't have high expectations in this one. They're using less awesome villains and having Katana fight alongside Batman. Plus the animation and CGI doesn't look good (GL TAS CGI wasn't bad actually).

The only hope for me in this show is if they introduce the entire Bat family. We have yet to see that outside of comics and I've always wanted to see: Steph, Cass, Babs, Dick, Jason, Tim, Damian all together.

Unfortunately, I don't think this is happening so, not excited for this one at all. Hopefully the story writing is good.

Posted by ectoborge

Holy Crap that was short!

Posted by AweSam

@muyjingo: I didn't say that. However, it just ends up looking stupid, in my opinion. I used to watch the animated series when I was younger. Obviously I liked it. I suppose I shouldn't have gone so far as to saying it shouldn't be a kids show. I think Batman should be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. I think it's just the animation that really gets to me. I don't watch cartoons, so my opinion doesn't really matter.

Posted by theTimeStreamer

it looks crappy and cheap as hell but so does TMNT and it is great. plus if it's anything like BTB&TB (with lots of character) it will be at least decent.

Edited by LifePool

Looks O.K. to me

Edited by judasnixon

I wonder how long it will take before this turns into a "they cancel Young Justice for this!" thread........

Posted by YoungJustice

I like the apparent serious vibe, but ugh, bring back hand drawn animation.

Edited by Ghidoran

Looks terribad.

Posted by wildvine

I'm surprised it doesn't have ten hate threads already. "Oh no! Its something new!!"

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Will this show be good? Well only time will tell. I'll try an watch one episode

Edited by SmashBrawler

I won't really comment on the rest but good grief, why does Anarky look like the Spectre while wearing a white cloak and utility belt? The hell?

Posted by ekrolo
Posted by Gotham331

I'll be watching

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

The poster is crap, but the intro is cool. Seriously, no one could think of a better line than "Time to play catch?!?"

Posted by Cavemold

when does this debut? this saturday? Also i see egghead?? Talia ?.mr.frog!Could be could. the poster is meh

Edited by Onemoreposter

@awesam said:

@k4tzm4n: Batman just shouldn't be a kids show. I won't watch it, but I'll check out the reviews.

Brave and the bold,the animated series.This isn't the first time batman had a show geared towards kids,probably wouldn't be the last. That said,I'll probably be taking a pass on this too.Unless the reviews are really good. Getting tried of the amount of tv time this character gets.

I really don't think this is going to be "geared" towards a younger audience. I remember the producers released a statement after the Dark Knight Rises shooting saying they were going to have to tone down some of the excess violence and use of guns do to shooting. Also, take a look at the villains. Professor Pyg for example is one of the most revaulting, deranged villains introduced in the past several years. Anarchy is a complex villain who's crimes serve to further an anti-government political agenda.

This television series will be more serious than both Brave and the Bold and The Batman.

As for this teaser, it was pretty cool. It's shot in a style very similar to TAS imo. I remain optimistically enthused about this series.

Posted by Darkmount1

WHY the heck does Anarky look more like Moon Knight with a mouth?

And why is that intro so short?

Posted by SlickyMike88

If your going to make a 3d animated show , make it look good :P This seems plain as the Green lantern show. Add more textures and details to the characters and environment ,this looks too damn simple:P

The only good 3d animated show I know is Tron Uprising , it has a blend of 2d and 3d , sadly nobodies watching it seems:P

Posted by SmashBrawler

@darkmount1 said:

WHY the heck does Anarky look more like Moon Knight with a mouth?

That's an even better comparison.

Posted by Justthatkid

I'll watch it I hoped other smaller named characters get introduced I really enjoy the Katana addition, and heard Ra's will appear sometime.

Edited by jointron33

@k4tzm4n: The new tmnt sucks and is ass

Posted by lilben42

I'll give it a shot but making Alfred into a Batman's partner ruined it for me.

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

I hope it has a darker tone for a kids show, like Young Justice had. I want real stakes and tension! Even as a small kid. There is nothing wrong with not dumbing everything down for them.

Posted by blkson

@jointron33: what the hell have you been watching? That show is GOLD.

Posted by Lurkero

I hope the production team was real careful to avoid the lifelessness that cheap CGI typically brings. Based on the intro and existing previews my first impression is that the show will not be enjoyable, but I am still willing to give it a try.

Posted by Croi

The animation just turns me off. I'm sure it might be a great show, but I just can't stand that kind of animation. Might be a little close-minded or expecting too much considering the animated series when I was a kid was so great, but I just can't. Anyone else feel that way?

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

I'll give it a chance, but please DC I'm begging you here GIVE SUPERMAN A NEW CARTOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!

I'd love to see a Superman show in the same vein as Batman: The Brave and the Bold!!!!! Show off all of Superman's rogues gallery, even the admittedly lamer villains like The Prankster!!! Even have episodes focused on different members of the Superman Family like a Supergirl episode or a Superboy episode, even a Bizarro episode like that one Brave and the Bold episode where Joker was the main focus!!!

Seriously Batman has had 4 different cartoons since the 90's and 2000's!!!!!!! First Batman TAS, then The New Batman Adventures(I count it as a different show due to the different animation style and name), The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and now the fifth one Beware the Batman. WHERE'S THE NEXT SUPERMAN SHOW!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by TenEyedMen

@awesam said:

@k4tzm4n: Batman just shouldn't be a kids show. I won't watch it, but I'll check out the reviews.

One of the recent interviews with the producers flat-out said that they WOULDN'T tone down the writing just for children, and should be entertaining for all ages.

Edited by Herx

itsssssssss doing nothing for me. I am neither whelmed or over whelmed.

Posted by War Killer

It's okay opening, but I feel like there's a trend nowadays with cartoons where the openings aren't as impressive as they use to be. I guess it's a way to cut down on time, but with shows like Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, they don't even have an opening sequence, just the title.

I miss the days when we had openings like these.

Posted by desmond006

Looks bad, but I've been wrong before.

Posted by jorelliot

A big no thank you to this.

Edited by kennybaese

I guess I'm the only person in the world who's excited for this, but then I'm a weirdo who prefers computer to traditional animation in some cases, so what do I know?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Looks cool, but not gonna watch it.

All these new Marvel and DC cartoons like Teen titans Go, Beware the Batman, Ultimate Spiderman, Avengers Assemble, and the new Hulk animated series just look like crap

Posted by SynCig

I am cautiously optimistic for the show. I wasn't too fond of the animation style for The Clone Wars when it first came out but that turned out to be my favorite cartoon of all time and one of my favorite shows period. So I will be checking out Beware the Batman.

Posted by kilowog52

@lilben42: I may be wrong by I don't think Alfred will be out in the field too often, but will hold a role more akin to his classic one. Though I do believe he will be portrayed as a very capable spy like he is in Geoff John's Batman: Earth One, which I really enjoyed by the way.

@justthatkid: I heard that no villains who have ever before appeared in television animation would appear. Ra's al Ghul has however appeared in Batman: TAS.

@onemoreposter: I think that's Humpty Dumpty

Who are the white gorilla and the robot guy in that poster?

Posted by apg103

1. it was too short

2. who was the other two people ?

3. i liked the rest though

Edited by Ninjablade09

@croi said:

The animation just turns me off. I'm sure it might be a great show, but I just can't stand that kind of animation. Might be a little close-minded or expecting too much considering the animated series when I was a kid was so great, but I just can't. Anyone else feel that way?

I am. I seriously don't like 3D animation. For movies I like it, hate 2D animated movies, but for a tv show its just weird.

Posted by PCN24454

@croi said:

The animation just turns me off. I'm sure it might be a great show, but I just can't stand that kind of animation. Might be a little close-minded or expecting too much considering the animated series when I was a kid was so great, but I just can't. Anyone else feel that way?

I am. I seriously don't like 3D animation. For movies I like it, hate 2D animated movies, but for a tv show its just weird.

I know just how you guys feel.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'll try the first episode, see how I feel about it then. Obviously it wouldn't be fair to judge this JUST by this teaser and opening sequence.

Edited by TenEyedMen

Who are the white gorilla and the robot guy in that poster?

Monkey dude is Silver Monkey. No idea on green dude.

I'm guessing the second female villain is Madame Zodiac.

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