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Posted by k4tzm4n (43285 posts) - - Show Bio

What do Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Beware the Batman all have in common? Sadly, the answer is they've all been booted from Cartoon Network's schedule. The channel has announced its current plans for the remainder of this year and 2015, and, unfortunately, Bruce Wayne's latest show is nowhere to be found. As of right now, it looks like all that will remain of of DC's properties on the Cartoon Network is Teen Titans Go! Well, at least fans of that show are getting a bit of good news, right? Maybe if we're lucky they'll decide to run the additional completed episodes at some point, but needless to say, Beware the Batman's future doesn't seem like an optimistic one.

At least we can take solace in knowing there's a blu-ray available which includes two unaried episodes (you can click here to purchase it). Does this news bum you out or have you been expecting this for quite some time now?

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

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#1 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully there will be other DC shows coming soon. Never got into this.

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33336 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do they even bother making DC cartoons any more?

#3 Posted by HumanRocket (8076 posts) - - Show Bio

I finally got around to watching the whole series of Young Justice. Can't believe that they didn't bring back this cartoon they had so many more stories to tell. I watched the first episode of Beware the Batman and it was okay nothing that I will miss but it sucks that these cartoons are being cancelled left to right for no real reasons.

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#4 Edited by Ms. Omega (4469 posts) - - Show Bio

And cartoon network strikes again.

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#5 Posted by Kwodam (97 posts) - - Show Bio

new justice league or superman series please.

Or a flash/ wonderwoman cartoon woot be great 2

#6 Edited by Master_Thief (774 posts) - - Show Bio

First Jeff Loeb gets his hands on the Marvel cartoons

Then DC stops releasing good cartoons

And now I.... I just don't know what to do anymore!!!

#7 Edited by hamlet33 (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to be a downer, but i kinda expected this. Never got past the animation and plot. I hated the animation in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, but the plot was good enough for me to bare it. Not the case in this show. Oh well

#8 Posted by Iron_Turtle (583 posts) - - Show Bio

But Teen Titans Go remains?
Insert face firmly into palm.

#9 Posted by Overlander (512 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been expecting this since I saw the first trailer.

#10 Edited by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank god.... That show suuuuuuuuucked.....

#11 Posted by LiveForever (281 posts) - - Show Bio

Shame. Was a pretty good show.

#12 Posted by longbowhunter (7076 posts) - - Show Bio

DC Nation my ass.

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#13 Posted by Pokeysteve (8292 posts) - - Show Bio

CN canceled a good comic book show? Shocker.

#14 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (22212 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, was anyone surprised by this...?

Why do they even bother making DC cartoons any more?

This.

#15 Posted by kennybaese (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

This is too bad. I dug the look and tone of the show (I guess I'm the only one, but whatever). It had a ton of potential.

#16 Posted by DarthTanka (36 posts) - - Show Bio

You know what sucks about Cartoon Networks... They don't cancel cartoons because of audience (those are fine), they cancel because they don't sell enough toys... Isn't that sad...

#18 Edited by Outside_85 (8960 posts) - - Show Bio

Dont worry, in 6 months or so they will announce yet another Batman show in another spur of complete lack of innovation.

#19 Posted by dondave (37277 posts) - - Show Bio

DC should use another network

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#20 Edited by SoA (4828 posts) - - Show Bio

And that's what u get for trying to replace GL!!!!

#21 Posted by cobra88king8 (344 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm thinking the rumors of up upper level CN management disliking upper level DC management are true at this point. They keep sabotaging the DC stuff

#22 Edited by SynCig (433 posts) - - Show Bio

I am beyond sick of Cartoon Network. Their biggest crime to me was Young Justice. Green Lantern was also really good. Now Beware the Batman... I don't think Beware was up to level of YJ or GL but I liked it. I feel like it was heading somewhere very solid. It was definitely refreshing to see a new take, for lack of a better word, on a long established (in just about every form of media) character like Batman. My disappointment is selfish in some respects because I want good cartoons but that is not my main motivation. I want kids to see great super hero cartoons so they will develop a lifelong bond with them just as Batman the Animated Series, X-Men, and Spider-Man did for me as a kid. That is the number one purpose, in my ideological mind, for cartoons like this. I don't have an issue with Teen Titans GO but that isn't the sort of thing that will develop a bond with those characters for people. Perhaps I am wrong but I don't think I am.

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#23 Edited by CantDance93 (348 posts) - - Show Bio

The show was good, I PVR'd it but never really got around to watching the whole thing. The good news from this is hopefully they will be airing a new show, something New 52 based please, like Aquaman, or Wonder woman. Just don't be another Batman show! I get he's the most popular right now but how many shows have we had of him? Waaay too much. Or they bring back Thundercats, GL:TAS or Young Justice.

#24 Posted by CantDance93 (348 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this ever going to come back?

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#26 Edited by Slonewolf (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthtanka:

Whenever a superhero cartoon gets cancelled, Cartoon Network likes to use that excuse, when in actuality the toy line might not even have existed. Another truth is that it really was not that good of a show.

@dondave: I agree with you 100%

#27 Posted by Lvenger (19836 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be crazy for hoping that this would mean that DC and WB would focus their efforts on a good quality quality, well written and respectful to the source material cartoon that 90s cartoons like Batman: The Animated series and Superman: The Animated series were. But a man can dream after all, even if it is a far fetched to think that we might not get a DC cartoon even close to the quality of the Timmverse cartoons.

#28 Posted by SynCig (433 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: A worthy dream but I don't see it happening with Cartoon Network. Or if it does, it will be cancelled before it finishes it's second season. I think Young Justice was on par with the Timmverse but CN put a stop to that. Quality makes no difference to them as long as kids are buying their toys.

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#29 Posted by Lvenger (19836 posts) - - Show Bio

@syncig: Although I personally wouldn't put it on par with the Timmverse (Season 2 was borderline overcrowded) Young Justice was definitely the start of something amazing. It's such a shame toy sales forced a brilliant series to be cancelled unnecessarily.

#30 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13121 posts) - - Show Bio

@soa: Christ, this again? No one was trying to replace GL with this show. They were originally set to run alongside each other. As a matter of fact, they were probably meant to be in the same universe. Sorry if I seem like aspic he with this post, I'm just a little sick and tired of the whole "replacing thing"

#31 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1556 posts) - - Show Bio

DC sure made the wise decision to cancel that DCAU that lasted for 15 years, 4 high quality shows & give us something better in its place. O wait. No.

@jonny_anonymous said:

Why do they even bother making DC cartoons any more?

tie ins into their movies? Unless its a Bat-show, thats just to make some money.

I'm glad this is gone, just so that people dont start to associate Katana as a wannabe Batgirl. Her, Huntress, Spoiler, Misfit put them together in some tight skimpy costumes & you've got a brand new team of females. Maybe add Canary or Vixen.

#32 Posted by kriminal (646 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do they even bother making DC cartoons any more?

exactly. dont even want a new superman or flash if this keeps up

#33 Edited by Skyhawk1 (102 posts) - - Show Bio

CN the SyFy of Saturday morning DC animated programming. Always cancelling the good shows.

#34 Edited by MrMazz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

Not surprised a bit bummed since it was actually starting to really find itself. But it just didn't fit the mold of what CN looks for in terms of programming.

#35 Posted by BlaneStroud (5 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, I've been wondering, does DC have some kind of exclusivity deal with CN? Or does Disney have some kinda of deal with Netflix where they can't work with rival comic book companies? I've never quite understood why Netflix and DC don't get together. DC has always struggled with ratings on their shows after the second season (or 1st in this case) and Netflix is a place where that's not even a concern. It just seems like a no brainer...

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#37 Posted by Romthelegionaire (63 posts) - - Show Bio

The best thing about Beware the Batman was that I felt they really nailed the whole part of Batman being a detective. The animation took some getting used to but the story was good. I also liked how Anarky was used. Shame that this series wasn't around long enough to really develop into something great.

#38 Posted by Mannequin (252 posts) - - Show Bio

Cartoon Network just needs to cancel DC Nation altogether. They've completely ruined the idea of DC Nation, and we're now left watching reruns of that god-awful "Teen Titans Go!" that already air in advance during the week.

#39 Posted by thenexusrebound (245 posts) - - Show Bio

So even Batman wasn't safe from the CN axe. I didn't care for this version of Batman, but geez that was quick. I wish Netflix would just pick up these shows, more so Young Justice. I think normal networks are to kill happy on shows before they even get their feet under them. That being said they let shows that have run their course just keep going.

#40 Posted by Black_Claw (2987 posts) - - Show Bio

@mannequin: If it makes you feel better, Stuart Synder has finally resigned as CEO of Cartoon Network so there's hope that the DC Nation block might get better.

#41 Edited by Maddpanda531 (1095 posts) - - Show Bio

On a somewhat related note, I'm terrified of watching Young Justice because I'm afraid that I'll get overly attached to the show, only to have it pulled out from underneath me...just like EMH...

Sigh...why do all the good shows get cancelled?

#42 Edited by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio

When was Beware of the Batman considered a good show? My TV must be broken, because the few times I tried to watch that show all I saw was some fugly animation......

Ps. Boo hoo..... Cartoon Networks sucks, they cancelled Young Justice.... Boo hoo...

#43 Posted by laflux (15868 posts) - - Show Bio

And cartoon network strikes again.

#44 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7816 posts) - - Show Bio

Not surprised, it looked kinda lame.

#45 Edited by Mannequin (252 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: Hopefully change follows. Cartoon Network has become a bombardment of campy, dim-witted humor, that makes one question there intelligence. I think DC Nation should go to The Hub, they'd be better treated there.

#46 Posted by jlglidden (13 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how the economics of TV works. But isn't more expensive to develope a show than it is to at least make one more season

#47 Posted by Master_Thief (774 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: because they hope the kids buy the toys and when the toys stop being bought they cancel the shows

green lantern and young justice were victims of this because females were viewing the shows and C.N believes females don't buy toys

#48 Edited by Farkam (4889 posts) - - Show Bio

I never actually got around to watching this, i'm surprised people aren't rejoicing given the huge amount of negativity that was had for this before it even premiered, and continued on after.

When was Beware of the Batman considered a good show? My TV must be broken, because the few times I tried to watch that show all I saw was some fugly animation......

Ps. Boo hoo..... Cartoon Networks sucks, they cancelled Young Justice.... Boo hoo...

F*ck off.

#50 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33336 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: because they hope the kids buy the toys and when the toys stop being bought they cancel the shows

green lantern and young justice were victims of this because females were viewing the shows and C.N believes females don't buy toys

That is the worst business model I have ever heard