Okay, so a while back, they started running little teasers announcing they were going to be making another Batman animated series. This was exciting news for me, because the first Batman: The Animated Series was one of the best cartoons to come around in a long, looooong time. Then the animation got a little stupid with the Batman and Robin cartoon (all the women went from being drawn as rather realistic and full bodied to grotesquely thin waisted/huge hiped/huge headed monstrocities), but the animation was still pretty good. The same style animation has been picked up with several other DC based cartoons like Batman: Beyond, Superman and both JLA cartoons.
So, one would think The Batman would be another great looking rehash, but apparently, they’re planning on taking a different route. In recent commercials on the WB, they’ve shown pictures of both the Joker and the Penguin, and I’m really saddened by what I’ve seen. For example, the now rather classic image of the Joker in his nice purple suit is being replaced by a wild haired look dressed in a stylized straight jacket with stripes. And the Penguin looks to have long blonde hair?
Why must they continue to destroy the things I love from my childhood?