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Beware the Batman is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on July 13, 2013,[1] as part of the DC Nation block. Beware the Batman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. In 2014 the series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, specifically for the episode “Secrets.”[2]

Beware the Batman was pulled from the Cartoon Network schedule and put on hiatus on October 23, 2013 without explanation. Although it was reported that the series would return to DC Nation in January 2014[3], when Cartoon Network released their schedule for the 2014-2015 season, the show was absent.[4][5] The remaining 15 unaired episodes began airing in New Zealand on TVNZ in March 2014.[6]

All 26 episodes of the series began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 10, 2014 at 3:00 AM.[7] Unfortunately the series was written off by Cartoon Network causing the series to leave the lineup after the final 7 episodes aired on September 27, 2014.[8]

Plot

Crime-fighting vigilante Batman teams up with swordmistress Katana and his ex-secret agent butler Alfred Pennyworth to face the criminal underworld led by Anarky, Magpie, Ra's al Ghul, Tobias Whale, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, Humpty Dumpty, King Kraken, Axel Alex, and Ten-Eyed Man. Anarky, in particular, will be the main antagonist in the series.

References

  1. Harvey, James. ""Beware The Batman" CGI Animated Series Coming For 2013, "DC Nation" Updates". . http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/news.php/news.php?action=fullnews&id=1139. Retrieved on April 4, 2012. 
  2. "Beware The Batman Nominated for Daytime Emmy". newsarama.com. May 1, 2014. http://www.newsarama.com/21008-beware-the-batman-nominated-for-daytime-emmy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newsaramatv+(Newsarama.com+tv). Retrieved on May 1, 2014. 
  3. "The Week in Spandex - Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Batman vs. Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Marvel's Phase Three and more". Flickering Myth. October 26, 2013. http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/10/the-week-in-spandex-thor-dark-world_26.html. Retrieved on November 6, 2013. 
  4. "CARTOON NETWORK 2014-2015 Schedule Reveals BEWARE THE BATMAN Missing, No New DC Shows". http://www.newsarama.com/20535-cartoon-network-2014-2015-schedule-reveals-beware-the-batman-cancelled-no-new-dc-shows.html. Retrieved on 11 March 2014. 
  5. "Cartoon Network releases 2014 programming schedule, ‘Beware the Batman’ is nowhere to be found". http://batman-news.com/2014/03/16/beware-batman-absent-cartoon-networks-2014-programming-schedule/. Retrieved on March 16, 2014. 
  6. "Beware the Batman Unaired Episodes Debut on New Zealand TV". Theouthousers.com. Mar 20, 2014. http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/the-asylum/beware-the-batman-unaired-episodes-debut-new-zealand-t101111.html. Retrieved on April 16, 2014. 
  7. "Beware the Batman Coming to Toonami May 10th at 3am". toonami.tumblr.com. April 22, 2014. http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/83529561133/beware-the-batman-coming-to-toonami-may-10th-at. Retrieved on September 28, 2014. 
  8. "Good News/Bad News Batman Fans". Toonami.tumblr.com. September 22, 2014. http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/98164760488/good-news-bad-news-batman-fans. Retrieved on September 22, 2014. 

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