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    Default Cartoon Network: "'Beware the Batman' Is No Longer On Our Air"

    In a move that will be frustratingly familiar to DC Nation fans, Cartoon Network has abruptly removed "Beware the Batman" from its line-up.


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    Seriously? Once again, Marvel shows that they have their crap together in terms of...well....lately just about everything. The programming block on Disney XD is solid, even though the shorts are slightly annoying. The movie universe is solid and using weekly TV to tie it together and keep it alive. It is disappointing how far DC has fallen since the current trained monkeys are running things.

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    can't say i'll miss it if the show gets canceled, but damn CN.

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    No great loss if it never returns. Other than Young Justice and Brave and the Bold, DC cartoons have largely been terrible since JLU ended. Marvel Zombies are cool with crap like Agents of S.M.A.S.H. since Marvel cartoons have traditionally been laughably bad (Silver Surfer, Fred and Barney Meet the Thing, Ultimate Spider-man, etc), but DC had BTAS and JLU. We expect more from our shows than CN is willing to give right now.

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    Smile Bring Back YJ

    Oh man..... I will take this as a possibility and hope this means that Young Justice could return on air. Greg Weisman never use the word 'canceled' to describe Young Justice abrupt end and since YJ was originally pushed out because of unavailability of DC Nation time slot. I will keep my fingers cross for this one, as vain as it might turn out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ussescort View Post
    Seriously? Once again, Marvel shows that they have their crap together in terms of...well....lately just about everything. The programming block on Disney XD is solid, even though the shorts are slightly annoying. The movie universe is solid and using weekly TV to tie it together and keep it alive. It is disappointing how far DC has fallen since the current trained monkeys are running things.
    It seems a ludicrous stretch to blame Cartoon Network's programming decisions on DC.
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    I would kill for Young Justice to be back on. I liked Beware of the Batman, but it just wasn't my thing.

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    Just admit that the DC Nation block isn't working and move on. They should go back to an established evening action block and not worry about whether the shows are from DC or CN originals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ussescort View Post
    Seriously? Once again, Marvel shows that they have their crap together in terms of...well....lately just about everything. The programming block on Disney XD is solid, even though the shorts are slightly annoying. The movie universe is solid and using weekly TV to tie it together and keep it alive. It is disappointing how far DC has fallen since the current trained monkeys are running things.
    All of the Disney Marvel stuff is annoying. I'm still annoyed they canned decent cartoons for this rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hexapod2k View Post
    Oh man..... I will take this as a possibility and hope this means that Young Justice could return on air. Greg Weisman never use the word 'canceled' to describe Young Justice abrupt end and since YJ was originally pushed out because of unavailability of DC Nation time slot. I will keep my fingers cross for this one, as vain as it might turn out to be.
    YJ is dead. D.E.A.D. dead.

    Which is unfortunate. Don't hold out hope on that.

    Beware the Batman was too formulaic for me and suffered from CGI-tis, which is when there is nothing else but the main characters to concern yourself with, as it's too costly to just arbitrarily throw anything else into the screen. It was good in attempting to slowly introduce The Outsiders and Mr. Terrific.

    Marvel cartoons, while plentiful, all have the same terrible animation and flat artwork, and inherent silliness. Spectacular Spider-Man wasn't all that bad.

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    In my opinion, the problem with both DC and Marvel's current animated shows is that they are trying to make them appeal to both Kindergartners and Teens/Adults, which is extremely difficult to pull off (Pixar being one of few that are successful). I think Marvel had it right when they were airing "Super Hero Squad" and "Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes". It allowed them to have the kiddy fart jokes in one show, and actually tell interesting stories with the other. The current DC/Marvel shows are tying to tow this middle ground that keeps them from appealing to almost anyone.

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    It's coming back in January. So, it's not cancelled, yet.
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    I'm still a much bigger fan of DC's animated output than Marvel's. I think DC just blows them away in terms of quality. The only standouts in Marvel's corner are Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and The Spectacular Spider-Man. I have no interest in Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man is a horrible substitute for Weisman's SSM. The various Batman cartoons have ranged from good to brilliant, and I hate to see Beware the Batman not get the kind of backing it deserves.
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    Is this because people watched it and realized it sucked?

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    Speaking as a Marvel Zombie, I don't watch their cartoons. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest excepted, they suck. DC has been much better, and I grew to love Beware the Batman. Next to BTAS, my favorite screen Batman. They were developing the characters and their relationships in interesting ways. The baddies were engaging. (I love the Joker, et al, but it's nice to see a change.) The longform story unfolding was compelling. Even grew to like the animation, which was initially a turnoff. Watched this with my sweetie every Sunday morning. I was hoping for a long, fruitful run, but now it looks to be stillborn. What a shame. Teen Titans Go is fun and cute, but I want a good superhero cartoon to watch, and Beware the Batman was it.

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