Batman is back! And this time he’s brought some friends with him. Batman: The Brave and the Bold are all new exciting adventures of the Caped Crusader and his friends.
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, Batman has appeared in many films, radio shows and cartoons. Some of the Batman movies, including last summer's The Dark Knight, have proven to be great successes at the Box Office, whereas others, such as Batman and Robin, have received poor reviews.
It is a different story with the animated incarnations of the Batman Cartoons. These include Batman: The Animated Adventures, Batman Beyond and The Justice League, and most recently, The Batman. Whereas previous shows have gone on to highlight Batman, his dazzling gadgets, his utility belt and the Batmobile, this show is different.
Each episode is dedicated not only to a different villain but also to a different hero from the DC Comics universe. Also, the tone of the show here feels a lot like the 1960s Batman TV show, where the stories were simple and the action was campy.
Heroes like Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Question, Plastic Man, Booster Gold, Huntress, Catman, Aquaman and Atom, to name a few, join Batman to hunt down villains like Sinestro, Joker, Gorilla Grodd, Despero, Gentleman Ghost, Mongul and Major Disaster. This is probably the best aspect of the show, to see Batman with a different hero, side-by-side, in every episode as they tackle the many villains of the DC Universe.
The makers of the show have deliberately chosen lesser known villains and heroes from the DC Universe to accompany Batman on his adventures, rather than known ones. This means that you won’t be seeing Superman any time soon, but you will be seeing other great heroes and dastardly villains of the DC Universe alongside Batman. This makes each show exciting and different from each other, because of the colorful sidekicks and menacing villains.
The voice of Batman is provided by comedian Diedrich Bader, he starred in the comedic series The Drew Carey Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Cheers. He has also starred in shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation and Quantum Leap. He has voiced for many animated feature films and TV series, such as Ice Age, The Simpsons, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Bader has lended his voice to four different Batman cartoons as both heroes and villains: Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project, The Batman (TV series), and in Batman: The Brave and the Bold he voices Batman himself.
So tune in to Batman: The Brave and the Bold and join in the fight and enjoy the adventures of the Caped Crusader and his friends!