Cartoon Network has announced its schedule for 2013-2014, which includes the premieres of several new shows including Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!, which are expected to join the network’s DC Nation programming block, along with three LEGO Star Wars specials entitled The Yoda Chronicles.
Here’s the official information on the three new shows…
Teen Titans Go!: Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures, Teen Titans Go! will premiere in April 2013. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the superhero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The series stars the principal voice cast from the original Teen Titans, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block in Summer 2013.
The Yoda Chronicles: LEGO Star Wars returns in epic style with The Yoda Chronicles, a thrilling, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials! Set in the “Prequel” Star Wars timeline, The Yoda Chronicles stars the one and only Yoda—the Jedi Master who has seen it all, done it all, and taught generations of Jedi Knights—in an all-new adventure. With the help of a fresh class of Padawans, Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.
Also announced are three new original animated comedy series – Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence - along with animated specials for Adventure Time and Regular Show, and a “redesigned and reimagined” CG-animated special of The Powerpuff Girls. Returning shows for the new season include Annoying Orange, MAD, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Looney Tunes Show, Ben 10 Omniverse, DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc., Johnny Test, Pokemon Black & White, Adventures in Unova, Beyblade Metal Fury, Almost Naked Animals and Scaredy Squirrel.
While comic book fans have the arrival of Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! to look forward to this year, Newsarama has confirmed that both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series have been cancelled, and will finish their runs when their respective seasons come to an end. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has also been removed from Cartoon Network’s line-up and will head over to Disney following the studio’s acquisition of Lucasfilm.