A taste of the first ever CG-animated Batman TV series, debuting in the US on the Cartoon Network’s DC Nation later this year.
“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.” says the Cartoon Network press release. “Along with back-up 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.”
While the Batmobile looks cool in its new CG glory, we’d have preferred to have seen a bit more character animation; getting the look, feel and movement of Batman correct will be the real make-or-break for this series, especially if it's going for a noir feel.