The last few BATMAN feature films have been geared to older audiences. They have been some of the most popular and acclaimed in the series, but are also not for the pre-schoolers.
Yet, my four year old nephew is a HUGE Batman fan. So much so that on a recent trip to Six Flags, all he cared about was getting to meet Batman again. He went to the park, wearing a Batman shirt, wanting to visit the Hall of Justice where Batman meets his fans. He cared more about Batman being there than any of the rides.
Unfortunately for him, Batman wasn't there that day. He was told that the Legion of Doom had taken over the Hall of Justice, and Batman was away. He was crushed by the news. But then he saw Tweety Bird and Marvin the Martian signing autographs, and he was a little better.
So, even though the Batman comics aren't being read and movies aren't being geared to the younger kids, he is still a very popular character with them.
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD should be a popular title with this younger audience as well. It is somewhere in between the campy Batman of the Adam West days and the darker, more recent film versions.
Batman is voiced by Deidrich Bader (THE DREW CAREY SHOW). In each episode, Batman teams up with another DC superhero, such as PLASTIC MAN, AQUAMAN, or THE GREEN ARROW to fight evil.
Airing on the Cartoon Network beginning in 2008, the film has the look of other Cartoon Network series, with a lot of bright colors and thick characters outlines to the animation.
The two DVD set has thirteen first season episodes. The episodes are all in widescreen format.
There are no extras.
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD should please the character's fans, young or old.
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD is available now on Warner Home Video.