Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with programming details for the month of April 2014, and once again, new episodes of Beware The Batman are not included on the schedule. The CG-animated series was removed from Cartoon Network back in October 2013, marking seven months since an episode aired on the US channel. Despite repeated inquiries, Cartoon Network has still not provided any details for Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule. Beware The Batman originally aired Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network as part of the hour-long DC Nation programming block, but has since been replaced with back-to-back Teen Titans Go! repeats.
When recently asked again for a statement on the status of Beware The Batman, a representative for Cartoon Network would only say that there are future plans for the series but no specifics could be provided at this time.
Additionally, Beware The Batman was not mentioned in a recent press release co-issued by Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment concerning current planned events based around the 75th anniversary of Batman’s comic book debut. The press release – available here – did make reference however to special promotions for the upcoming animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases.
While the remaining fifteen Beware The Batman episodes from the series’ first season currently remain unscheduled on Cartoon Network, two unaired episodes were included on the recent Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham DVD and Blu-ray release – “Attraction” and “Fall.” Details and a complete review of the Beware The Batman – Season One, Part One: Shadows of Gotham release, which collects the first thirteen episodes of the CG cartoon, is available right here at The World’s Finest. A second Beware The Batman home video release is expected within the next twelve-month period.
The original report on Beware The Batman‘s removal from the schedule can be found here.
Beware The Batman debuted July 2013 on Cartoon Network, netting average but consistent ratings for the animation-themed channel. The CG-animated series incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue 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. Only eleven episodes of Beware the Batman have been broadcast thus far.
The final issue of the monthly Beware The Batman comic, published by DC Comics, also hit shelves this week. Further details on that can be found here.
Please note that Beware The Batman still currently airs on Cartoon Network Canada, and it slated to debut the episode “Attraction” on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 8:00pm (ET), with the episode “Fall” airing the following Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at 8:00pm (ET). The series no longer airs on Teletoon, the Canadian network which shares programming with Cartoon Network. New episodes of Beware The Batman have also debuted in some other international markets, including New Zealand.
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