'Beware the Batman' & DC Nation
Sam Register, executive vice president for creative affairs at Warner Brothers Animation, revealed at MIP Junior (Kids Entertainemt Conference) that the next Batman animated series will be titled BEWARE THE BATMAN.
According World’s Finest, the CGI animated series, set for 2013 will feature:
“… A classic-looking Batman teaming up with a gun-toting Alfred Pennyworth and a female ninja sidekick.
BEWARE THE BATMAN is executive-produced by Glen Murakami, and will explore the mythology’s more obscure villains, such as Professor Pyg, but also won’t shy away from featuring some of the more well-known Batman foes.
In the series, Batman will team up with a younger female sidekick named Katana. During the keynote, Register added that Katana will fill the sidekick role, but won’t be a replacement for Robin.”
Register also provided more details about the Cartoon Network DC NATION programming.
Aardman Animation (THE WRONG TROUSERS) will create new “claymation” Batman amf Plastic Man animated shorts.
Wonder Girl, Batgirl, and Supergirl will team up in the girl appeal SUPER BEST FRIENDS FOREVER.
THE DOOM PATROL will apear in animated shorts.
Previously announced for 2012:
Another season of YOUNG JUSTICE and…
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Based upon the DC Comics super hero, the series is an all-new CG animated action series from Warner Bros.
As Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous situations—but he’s never faced anything like this! Set at the farthest reaches of deep space, Hal must face down an invasion from the Red Lantern Corps. Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space —and the Green Lantern Corps itself!
I had never heard of “Professor Pyg” before — turns out he’s more an adversary of the recent Dick Grayson/Batman Damien Wayne/Robin, rather than being one of the classic set of villains.