Thus far I haven’t been too impressed with anything I’ve seen of Cartoon Network‘s newest addition to DC Nation, Beware the Batman. And that’s not to say I’m not excited about the concept. I’m stoked for Katana taking on a starring role in place of the boy wonder, and Alfred being a little more hands on is fun, too. But while I grew to love Warner Bros. Animation new CGI style for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, I hated how things looked in the Beware the Batman sizzle reel released a few weeks ago.
That footage turned out to be unfinished, and maybe that’s why it looked so awful, but it didn’t inspire me with any confidence about the series as whole. These opening credits on the other hand, wow! Is this a slick opening for a cartoon or what!? I love it! You’ll have to visit Entertainment Weekly to see what I’m talking about as the video is, sadly, not embeddable.
Screen Rant snagged a few screenshots, so even if you don’t get a chance to watch the credits you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about,
The stylized, red and black look is awesome, no denying that. The theme song comes from the all female indie pop group Dum Dum Girls, and it’s subtle but edgy. I like how it ends on, “Beware the bat,” just as the logo comes up.
So they’ve won me over with their opening credits, but I’m holding my judgement until the series airs Saturday morning, July 13th at 10am on DC Nation. What do you think of these credits? Will you be tuning in on Saturday mornings?