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Cartoon Network to Release New Batman Toon: Beware the Batman

Cartoon Network to Release New Batman Toon: Beware the Batman

Continuing their partnership with DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network is prepping the release of a new half-hour action-adventure series based on the world’s greatest detective, Beware the Batman.

Beware the Batman is a different take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, with the show featuring Batman’s core characters facing off against a rogue gallery of new villains that have never been seen in animated form before. Other changes include Alfred playing a more active role and using his experience as a former secret agent, and a new female ally in the form of the lethal swordswoman, Katana.

Batman: The Animated Series Rises from The Hub

Batman: The Animated Series Rises from The Hub

The Hub, further proving that they won’t shy away from poking fun at their own shows, has just released a trailer consisting of clips from Batman: The Animated Series, that were spliced together in order to recreate one of the clips from The Dark Knight Rises. What’s more, they even got original BTAS voice actors Kevin Conroy, Adrienne Barbeau, Efram Zimbalest Jr. and more to reprise their roles, making this one of the best fan trailers to ever come out of the woodwork:

Mattel Saved By The Dark Knight, Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Mattel Saved By The Dark Knight, Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Toy and merch giant Mattel has recently reported an overall drop in entertainment product sales amounting to 36 percent, but also managed to earn $96.2 million in profits, which is an improvement over their previous profit of $80.5 million. Mattel cites sales of merchandise tied to the Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, along with Cars 2 as reasons for the profit in spite of the sales drop.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Mattel’s revenue of revenue of $1.16 billion remain unchanged from the same quarter last year, including an unfavorable dip in currency exchange rates. North American revenue rose 1%, while international revenue declined 1%. Also, second-quarter Barbie sales rose 5%. Fisher-Price Brands sales improved 2%, with Mattel citing strength in Fisher-Price Friends with the addition of the HIT Entertainment portfolio and Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates property.

More images from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Triumvirate of Terror

More images from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Triumvirate of Terror

We’re getting so much in coming traffic from the October 7th episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold that we decided to make a whole new post with more images! So what did you think of Triumvirate of Terror? Other than it being difficult to spell and say? Was it cool seeing the World’s Finest portions of the Justice League team up in an iconic trio of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman? Was it just as frightening to see the combined evil of their arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Cheetah? Are you getting sad for the ending of the classic Cartoon Network series, as a whole, with Batman: The Brave and the Bold wrapping up shortly? Chime in with the comments section below to let us know what you think! And, by all means, please do check out all these other screen grab images!!

Batman fights Joker on The Brave and the Bold, Triumvirate of Terror

Batman fights Joker on The Brave and the Bold, Triumvirate of Terror

Batman is all over the cartoon news lately, huh? Whether it’s the announcement of DC’s upcoming Beware the Batman CG series, the highly anticipated Batman: Year One DVD, or even the can’t-wait-to-happen conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises; Batman is everywhere. Best still – he’s on tonight, October 7th at 6pm! In Cartoon Network’s latest episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Triumvirate of Terror, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman face off against their arch nemesis Lex Luthor, Joker and Cheetah who gain the upper hand by switching opponents. Do the heroes stand a chance? TOON in to the Warner Bros. cartoon find out!!

Batman Begins in WB’s Batman: Year One, before the Dark Knight Rises

Batman Begins in WB's Batman: Year One, before the Dark Knight Rises

On October 18th, Warner Premiere brings one of the greatest comic book characters in one of the greatest comic book stories to the world of animation, all in the nifty little package of Batman: Year One. Chronicling the literal first year of The Dark Knight, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli created the tale 25 years ago for DC Comics, never knowing how popular it would be. In the time since, portions have been used again and again in comic books, in the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan movies, and now in the Warner Bros. Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and digital download. Not only does this tell Batman’s origin, but also Gotham City police LT. James Gordon as well as Selina Kyle’s Catwoman.

Catwoman claws into Warner Premiere’s Batman: Year One Blu-ray and DVD

Catwoman claws into Warner Premiere's Batman: Year One Blu-ray and DVD

In just under a month, on October 18th, Warner Premiere will once again bring the world of DC Comics to the world of animation with their latest straight-to-DVD feature Batman: Year One. Following the very first moments of Bruce Wayne’s decision to dress as a butt-kicking bat, the film stays truthful to the original comic book by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. The Warner Bros. disc will include previews of upcoming projects, as well as an animated short film. This time around, the star character of the short will be none other than Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, who also makes an appearance in Batman: Year One, as well as the upcoming live action the Dark Knight Rises. in the animated short, Catwoman deals with the crime boss Rough Cut while trying to stop a cargo shipment. Take a look at the first teaser image!

Wonder Woman visits Batman on Cartoon Network’s The Brave and the Bold

Wonder Woman visits Batman on Cartoon Network's The Brave and the Bold

On Friday, September 16th, Batman teams up with Green Lantern to battle the Scorn of Star Sapphire on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. However, that isn’t all Cartoon Network has up it’s cartoon-channel sleeves! In addition to the main event challenge, we also get a look at Wonder Woman on the toon! When Baroness Paula Von Gunther and her legion of robots show up to do some damage, it’s up to the Justice League’s Wonder Woman to use her Amazon powers and save the day – along with Batman and Steve Trevor. So before you go Zamaron with Star Sapphire, make sure you go Amazon with Wondie!

MAD: Batman, Pirates of the Pair of Tweens, and Konan the Kardashian

MAD: Batman, Pirates of the Pair of Tweens, and Konan the Kardashian

Jack Sparrow has seen many things in his pirate adventures, from undead zombies to giant squid monsters. But one thing we’ve never seen before is Captain Jack: babysitter! That’s the story MAD will present to us this week in Pirates of the Pair of Tweens as Jack and his crew discovers the fountain of youth, which works a little too well. Meanwhile, Conan the Barbarian settles down with a nice young lady, and even decides to take her name. You might have heard of her; Kim Kardashian. Well, now the Kardashians can welcome Konan the Kardashian! Sprinkle in a little Spy vs. Spy, some random shorts, and of course Alfred E. Neuman, and September 12th’s MAD at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network is the place to be.

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