Beware the Batman Animated Series Coming in 2013

The World's Finest reports that Warner Bros. Animation executive vice president for creative affairs Sam Register confirmed on Sunday at the MIP Junior conference in Cannes, France that the new 2013 animated Batman series will be titled Beware the Batman.

"According to Register, the CGI animated series will spotlight a classic-looking Batman teaming up with a gun-toting Alfred Pennyworth and a female ninja sidekick," says the site. "Beware the Batman is executive-produced by Glen Murakami, and will explore the mythology’s more obscure villains, such as Professor Pyg, but also won't shy away from featuring some of the more well-known Batman foes. In the series, Batman will team up with a younger female sidekick named Katana. During the keynote, Register added that Katana will fill the sidekick role, but won't be a replacement for Robin."

Register also said that Aardman Animation is creating new claymation Batman shorts for the upcoming DC Nation block and a series of animated shorts teaming Wonder Girl, Batgirl and Supergirl called Super Best Friends Forever are in the works as well. DC Nation, debuting Spring 2012 with Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, will also include Doom Patrol animated shorts.