Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Cartoon Network (ended 2011)
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  • In this new animated series, Batman travels to the past and future, journeys beneath the sea and into outer space, and teams up with fellow heroes such as Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Aquaman, Red Tornado, Wildcat, and many more, in this series inspired by the classic DC comic The Brave and the Bold.

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    Aired 11/18/11

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    Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!

    Aired 10/28/11

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    Aired 10/21/11

  • S 3 : Ep 11

    Bold Beginnings!

    Aired 10/14/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Diedrich Bader

    Batman/Bruce Wayne

  • Jeff Bennett


  • Tom Kenny

    Plastic Man

  • John DiMaggio


  • Nicholas Guest

    Martian Manhunter

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  • Quotes (537)

    • Kanjar Ro: (to Jaime, about the scarab) I'll find the right frequency to remove that wart from your back, even if it kills me. What am I saying? It's gonna kill you!

    • Jamie: Dude, how long have you been there? Batman: Whoa, geek detectors off the charts.

    • Blue Beetle: So, where are we? Batman: Judging from the position of the stars, I'd say that wormhole has brought us to somewhere on the backside of the Milky Way. Blue Beetle: And you know that just by looking at dots of light in the sky? Ugh. Of course you do.

    • Blue Beetle: So, uh, what am I supposed to say here? "Let's do it"? "Action"? "Move it or lose it"? Batman: How about "attack"? Blue Beetle: Oh, duh.

    • Batman: Let's clean the King's clock.

    • Jamie: Okay, okay, here's one. Poison Ivy has used her mind-control spores on Superman to pit him against Batman. Oh, oh! And Batman has no kryptonite. Who wins? Paco: Easy. Superman. Jamie: Wrong. Batman, by using his kryptonite. Paco: You just said he has no kryptonite. Jamie: Trick question. Batman always has kryptonite.

    • Jamie: Think you could ever se me becoming a hero, Paco? You know, like, on a poster up in some kid's bedroom? Paco: Beep, beep beep! Detecting high levels of geek.

    • Blue Beetle: This is like a dream come true. Partners with Batman! Batman: We're not partners. Not yet, at least.

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    Notes (259)

    • International Airdates: Canada: January 11, 2009 on Teletoon UK: May 5, 2009 on Cartoon Network

    • Character bios: Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Kanjar Ro, Clock King

    • In Jamie Reyes' bedroom are posters and clippings of Batman. Among them is the title cover of the graphic novel series The Dark Knight Returns, with Batman posed mid-leap against a lightning flash.

    • Jaime's comment about Poison Ivy taking control of Superman and sending him to fight Batman is an injoke reference to "The Batman-Superman Story", an episode of The Batman, where this very scheme happened, only it was Lex Luthor using Poison Ivy's mind control spores laced with Kryptonite to manipulate Superman. Writer Michael Jelenic worked on that series as well as writing this episode. The original set-up of Poison Ivy herself taking control of Superman first appeared in the 2002-2003 Batman comics storyline "Hush" written by Jeph Loeb.

    • The Brave & The Bold The show title is a reference to a DC comic titled The Brave and the Bold which was first published in 1955 and typically featured team-ups between at least two different superheroes, and occasionally featured Green Lantern and the Flash. From issue #50 on, it was primarily a Batman team-up comic. B&B comic was also where the Justice League initially premiered many years ago (issues #28-30). The series was revived in 2007 and features miscellaneous hero team-ups.

    • Heroes featured in the opening credits include: the Demon, B'wana Beast, Deadman, Dr. Fate, Fire, Red Tornado, Plastic Man, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Bronze Tiger, Blue Beetle, Jonah Hex, and Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth. Green Arrow, Metamorpho, and Kilowog are mentioned in text. For the villains, Joker and the Royal Flush Gang are also mentioned in text.

    • Will Friedle (voice of Blue Beetle) has worked with Batman before: he was the voice of the new Batman, Terry McGinnis, in Batman Beyond.

    • International Airdates: Canada: January 18, 2009 on Teletoon UK: May 6, 2009 on Cartoon Network

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    Trivia (36)

    • Jaime was fully clothed when he changed into the Blue Beetle. But when Kanjar Ro used the Gamma Gong to defeat him, he's stripped down to only his boxer shorts. What happened to the rest of his outfit?

    • At the end of the episode, when Aquaman is sitting, reading his novel to Orm, his black trunks are colored green.

    • There is a running gag throughout this episode as the same red-headed woman can be seen in close-up screaming three separate times, at the beginning of each fight against the aliens, against the Santas and against the toy army.

    • The two children Red Tornado saves are blond at the time of the rescue, yet when he returns to their house later to sing carols, their hair color has changed to black and brown respectively.

    • This is the first time Batman's butler, Alfred, is mentioned, and Bruce Wayne as a child is shown.

    • When Deadman punches Gentleman Ghost, his monocle goes flying. When Batman piledrives Ghost from above, it's still visible on his "face." However, when he lands on the floor, Ghost stoops, picks up the monocle from the floor and puts it back in place.

    • Despite the fact that that the ninja disappear in sunlight, they wait until only a few minutes before sunrise to launch their attack on the Wudang Temple.

    • It's never explained how, or why, Batman is in the Old West. In his prior time travel jaunt, in "Day of the Dead Man!" he specifically had to travel to the future to get a vaccine, but no such reason is indicated here.

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    Allusions (31)

    • Streaky the Supercat Among the commercials at the beginning is one of an orange cat wearing a red cape. This references Streaky the Supercat, a long-time super-powered cat connected with Superman and Supergirl, who first appeared in Action Comics #261 (Feb. 1960). Streaky also appeared in the cartoon Krypto the Superdog

    • Fun Haus' doll: The doll that Fun Haus holds when he first appears resembles Baby Doll, a original villain from Batman: the Animated Series, much like fun Haus himself in Brave and the Bold.

    • Holiday for Neptunians: Referencing the 1964 movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martian, chronicling the adventures of two Earth children who are kidnapped by Martians seeking to bring the spirit of Christmas to their soulless mechanized children.

    • Get That Holiday Spirit! by Stuart Martha: Referencing Martha Stuart, television host and businesswoman, whose syndicated series Martha and magazine Martha Stewart Living has made her famous for her home-decoration and cooking tips.

    • Title References the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead, the second in director George Romero's "Dead" series. The movie takes place in a world where corpses have been reanimated and seek out the flesh of the living. It was "reimagined" in 2004 by director Zack Snyder.

    • Aquaman: Hi-ho, Platelet, away! This is a nod toward the title character of the radio/TV series The Lone Ranger, who was a masked Texas Ranger (most famously Clayton Moore on TV), created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. At the end of every episode he would depart from his location, calling to his white horse "Hi-ho, Silver, away!", and they would gallop into the setting sun.

    • Title: References Jules Vernes' 1864 novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, chronicling the adventures of three explorers who follow a lost explorer through a maze of tunnels and descend down into the Earth, encountering prehistoric creatures and men. The novel has been made into numerous TV and theatrical movies, including a 2008 sequel starring Brendan Fraser.

    • Fox: If it isn't the prince, and the pauper. Referencing Mark Twain's 1881 novel telling of two identical-appearing boys, Tom Canty and Edward VI, living in 1547. The two meet and switch places and each learns to deal with the advantages and disadvantages of the other's life, and learn to appreciate what they have.

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  • Fan Reviews (57)
  • Thank you Netflix!

    By stephenhconnolly, Jan 06, 2015

  • A great tribute to the silver age

    By lemueldavidson7, Oct 30, 2014

  • A Fun Series if you don't take it Seriously

    By yesile, Aug 25, 2013

  • Batman the fun and the clever

    By Questionmarc99, Jun 09, 2012

  • Not horrible

    By DisneyVillain, Apr 30, 2013