The season finale to THE BATMAN drops illuminating hints about its future with the action-packed, two-part episode, "The Joining," airing on consecutive Saturdays, April 28 and May 5, 2007, at 10:30 am on Kids WB! on The CW.
In "The Joining," Gotham faces an alien invasion. Simultaneously, new detective John Jones (aka Martian Manhunter) arrives in Gotham and hints to Batman that he may know the Caped Crusaders secrets. Batman must uncover the detective's true identity and intentions while combating the aliens.
Guest stars lending their voices in the "The Joining" include Dorian Harewood (FULL METAL JACKET) as detective John Jones/Martian Manhunter and Louis Gossett, Jr. (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) as Lucius Fox.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, THE BATMAN is nominated for a 2006-2007 Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Special Class Animation Program category. Sander Schwartz is exec producer, Alan Burnett and Michael Goguen serve as supervising producers and Kim Smith is producer.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, SINKIN' IN THE BATHTUB. Since then, WBA's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. The studio produces for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films, both domestically and internationally. WBA also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards, 34 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards.
Kids' WB! (www.KidsWB.com) continues to reinforce itself as a unique destination for kids. Kids' WB!, now airing on The CW Network, has been the broadcast home for such cornerstone hits as the blockbusters POKEMON and YU-GI-OH!; Emmy Award-winners XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN and THE BATMAN; culturally diverse series, JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES and ¡MUCHA LUCHA! GIGANTE; and breakout hits SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE! and LEGION OF SUPER HEROES.