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SDCC2008: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Panel Report

Toon Zone News attended the Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel. The show will rely on Dick Sprang’s artistic style while maintaining the modern standard of fluidity in animation. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a contrast to the darker renditions of Batman the public eye has grown accustomed to since the mid 1980’s. Described as ‘light’ by its creative team, this Batman also juggles keeping in tune with the spirit of the character as a crusading vigilante.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold has given producer James Tucker and his motley crew the opportunity to team the Dark Knight up with heroes other then his sidekick, Robin, and explore the range of reactions the Gotham resident might have to new surroundings and relationships.

The show stars the vocal talent of Diedrich Bader as Batman, James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow, R. Lee Ermey as Wildcat, Tom Kenny as Plastic Man, and John DiMaggio as Aquaman. Our heroes will face keen foes like the Gentleman Ghost, Gorilla Grodd, Kite Man, and possibly Zebra Man.

Tucker, steward of Batman: The Brave and the Bold claimed his favorite episode is a currently in-production two-parter. The Aquaman episodes were memorable for Michael Jelenic.

The date of the premiere has also been moved up to November 14, 2008, from the March 2009 date that had been announced earlier.

Check out Toon Zone News’ other Batman: The Brave and the Bold coverage:

  • Teaser video reel
  • Interview with Producers James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, and Linda M. Steiner
  • Interview with Diedrich Bader, voice of Batman

(Return to Toon Zone’s San Diego Comic-Con 2008 Complete Coverage)

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