So a while back, as Batman: The Brave and The Bold was wrapping up it’s run, there was this little CG bit in the episode “MiteFall” that was rumored to be a test for an all CG Batman series.
According to CN’s official description…
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!
I’m honestly a bit interested in this, especially with things like “ex-secret agent Alfred” (not THAT far a departure from his character’s backstory) and the appearance of Katana in place of a Robin or Batgirl, not to mention seeing animated incarnations of Anarky and Magpie, both fairly popular characters who never got an animated treatment.
I’ve honestly lost track of how many animated series this would be for Batman, but by my count it’s at least 10 with The New Adventures of Batman & Robin, Superfriends, Challenge of The Superfriends, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Gotham Knights, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman and Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Let me know in the comments if I missed one!