DVD Review – Batman: The Brave And The Bold Season One Part Two

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Batman: Brave and the Bold is the new cartoon from WB and the art design is totally opposite from Batman: The Animated Series which aired in the 90’s.  While the 90’s cartoon was dark and made Batman a loner, Brave and the Bold has a more colorful palette and the Caped Crusader teams up with a superhero/partner in every episode.  While not all of the episodes in ‘Bold’ are fun, the majority are entertaining.  Batman teams up with unorthodox characters like Jonah Hex and  Bat Mite and it makes for an unpredictable show.  I like how the creators focused more on the relationship between Batman and his allies more than the villains.  There’s a lot of villains including Solomon Grundy and Bane but they’re not the focus of the show.  I’m sure WB created this show to introduce kids to the DC Universe and sell merchandise but they’ve also done a great job making it entertaining for adults.

The DVD has 13 episodes on 2 discs.
Grade: A-

The 2 disc set is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen.  Compression is pretty good since each show is only about 23 minutes long.  Colors are vibrant and I didn’t notice any artifacts.  The video quality is great and presents the animation style proudly.
Grade: A

Presented in Dolby 2.0, it gets the job done.  Dialog is clear but I wish they gave this a 5.1 Dolby Digital treatment.  The action scenes would have better discrete sounds.
Grade: B

The set doesn’t come with any extra features
Grade: F

If you’re a fan of comics, you owe it to yourself to check out this DVD.  The characters that show up are interesting.  I’m a big Batman fan and I still learned new things about some of the characters.  This show looks like it’s aimed for kids but it’s more thoughtful than it looks and adults will enjoy it as well.
Grade: A-

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