BEWARE THE BATMAN was a computer-animated Batman television series. It debuted on Cartoon Network on July 13, 2013. It was the replacement for the previous animated Batman series, BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. BEWARE THE BATMAN was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Xentrix Studios in India produced the computer animation.
Without any explanation or forewarning, BEWARE THE BATMAN was pulled from the Cartoon Network lineup after episode #11, “Instinct,” in October of 2013. It was eventually revealed that the series had been canceled, though no official explanation or reason was ever given.
BEWARE THE BATMAN returned to TV as part of Toonami on Adult Swim in May of 2014. All 11 of the series’ previously aired episodes were rebroadcast as well as the 15 un-aired installments. This run ended in September of 2014 following the airing of episode #26, “Alone.”
OFFICIAL SERIES 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.
Anthony Ruivivar (Batman/Bruce Wayne), JB Blanc (Alfred), Sumalee Montano (Katana), Kurtwood Smith (James Gordon), and others.
Production & Animation: DC Entertianment & Warner Bros. Animation
Executive Producer: Sam Register
Producers: Glen Murakami, Mitch Watson