Batman: The Brave and the Bold Debuts November 14th

Brave and the Bold Animated Panel

News of the new Cartoon Network Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon has been percolating since April, and now, CN has officially announced that the series will debut on Friday, November 14th at 7:30 pm. CN’s release reads:

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (TV-Y-7)

Premieres Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation present the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise, premiering Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The Caped Crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham City, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home.

Friday, Nov. 14: "Rise of the Blue Beetle! " - Batman and Blue Beetle team up to save an alien race from Kanjar Ro.

Friday, Nov. 21: "Terror on Dinosaur Island! " - Batman and Plastic Man thwart Gorilla Grodd's plot to devolve humans into primates.

Friday, Nov. 28 :"Evil Under the Sea!" - Batman aids Aquaman as Ocean Master and Black Manta team up to assassinate him.

As the above illustration suggests (and those who caught the preview footage at San Diego Comic-Con saw) the new series owes a stylistic debt to the blockier Batman of Dick Sprang rather than the more lithe versions of the most recent animated series.

The new series will be a break from the continuity of the previous series, and will be, as evidenced by the rating, aimed at a younger audience. As such, the series will not focus as much on Batman’s mythology and milieu – the series will not have Commissioner Gordon, Robin, Alfred or, at the time of the SDCC panel, the Joker; but will feature guest stars and villains from across the DC Universe including those mentioned above as well as: Black Canary, the Atom, Adam Strange, Flash, Booster Gold, Deadman, Doctor Fate, Fire, Firestorm, the Green Lantern Corps, Guy Gardner, the Justice Society of America, Jonah Hex, Kamandi, Huntress, Metamorpho, Red Tornado, Wildcat, Gentleman Ghost, Calendar Man, Cavalier, Clock King, Despero, Sportsmaster, Zebra Man, and a fan-favorite “A-list” DC character.

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