The World’s Finest caught up with Batman: The Brave and The Bold producer James Tucker to discuss the response to the series finale episode “Mitefall!,” which aired on Friday, November 18th, 2011. The episode revolved around Bat-Mite trying to get Batman: The Brave and The Bold canceled. Response to the series finale, and the series as a whole, has been very positive. Tucker shares his thoughts below.
“Its been very gratifying to read and hear the responses the fans of the show have given it,” Tucker says. “Their support and well wishes have been the life-blood of this crazy little show. Its been a bit overwhelming actually.”
Tucker says the response proves that fans dont just want grim and gritty, and that the world of superheroes is rich enough to support a variety of interpretations as long as they are handled with integrity.
“I dont need to rehash it because Bat-Mite said it best in Legends of the Dark Mite.” Tucker adds. “I cant imagine how my life would have been if there hadnt been a kid friendly version of Batman out there when I was growing up, so I hope this show can serve as an entry point for parents who want to introduce their young kids to the world of DC superheroes.”
Tucker says that just because the show is over, doesnt mean things arent over for the world of Batman: The Brave and The Bold. There could always be the chance for a revival of the characters in a different format.
“I also hope everyone will buy the DVDs of the remaining seasons and also let Warner Home Video know that there is an audience for an actual DTV [direct-to-video animated movie] featuring the Batman: The Brave and the Bold world,” says Tucker. “I wont feel were fully done until weve been able to do a proper 75-minute DTV.”
Media and reviews for Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Mitefall!” are available at The World’s Finest.
The Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Shadow of the Bat!” is scheduled to air December 2nd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET). Please note the episode “The Mask of Matches Malone” currently remains unaired on Cartoon Network, despite airing in multiple territories worldwide. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs on Cartoon Network every Friday at 7:00pm (ET).
Further details on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series are available here. Stay tuned for further Batman: The Brave and The Bold coverage here soon at The World’s Finest.