Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Big Announcement!

I don't know if this is the appropriate venue for this announcement - I should probably post it in some forum about Quantum Mechanics or something, but I don't know enough about science to find a reliable one.  Anyways, here it is - it turns out that, somehow, in the natural course of making Batman: the Brave and the bold, we have made contact with a parallel universe.

I know, I can hardly believe it myself.

There was a weird accident in the editing bay, and before we knew what was happening, we had opened up a portal to another earth, very much like ours, but with one minor difference - Aquaman is the world's most popular hero there!

I know, I know, it sounds insane, but to prove it we arranged an exchange - we couldn't send people or things through the portal, only editing bay data - so we traded the episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold that we were working on for an episode of their hit show Aquaman: The Awesome and the Outrageous.  It's a show where Aquaman teams up with a new hero every week!  Here he is with Green Arrow-

Unfortunately, we lost their teaser and the main titles, so we just dropped our own in, but after the title card, you're in for a treat - an episode of the Aquaman team-up show from another world.  I'm very excited, so tune in and check it out!  We'll be airing it this Friday!

Oh, and if anyone from Earth-Aquaman can read this blog, enjoy the episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold that we sent you!

Aquaman images ™ and © DC Comics of Earth-Aquaman.  Batman images ™ and © DC Comics of this Earth.


Anonymous said...

I loved this episode from start to finish. I hope Batman and Enemy Ace meet again in World War II.

I enjoyed the roadmap with a whole bunch of locales in the DC Universe. How'd all those places get picked specifically?

I also the debut of new villains to animation; Bug-Eyed Bandit, Planet Master, Tigress, Artemis, and Fisherman.

It was so nostalgic seeing Imp and Storm along with the submarine from the 1966 Batman movie!!

Keep up the great work.

Ben Jones said...

Here's how I picked which cities would be in the show - I made a list of all the fictional cities in DC's USA, and tried to squeeze them all in. In the end, because of geographical limitations, I had to leave out Santa Marta, Dos Rios, St. Roch and, ironically, New Venice.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my question.

Mike said...

I've been trying to look up Park City and Zenith City but I can't find anything. What comic and state are they from?

Ben Jones said...

Park City is where the Golden Age Black Canary had her adventures. Zenith City is a new one, home of the Bulleteer. I got most of my information from here -


I think someone added some cities since the last time I looked, because I didn't include a few - I can't believe I forgot Happy Harbor!

Steven Melching said...

Fantastic job, Ben! It's always a thrill when the cast and crew takes a script I wrote to places beyond my wildest hopes. The map was a genius addition. I'm very proud of how this episode turned out, and of all the great work everyone did, from Jelenic & Tucker to Bader/DiMaggio/Taylor/etc to the post gang.

Mike said...

Oh, thanks for the info. Happy Harbor was in the episode. By the way was the dot marked 'Midwest' supposed to be 'Midway City'? These were everything I saw on the signs and roadmap after doing a couple freeze frames:

Platinum Flats
Gateway City
Jump City
Coast City
Star City
Blue Valley
Keystone City
Central City
Fawcett City
Hub City
Calvin City
Civic City
Ivy Town
Brick City
New Carthage
Zenith City
Park City
Happy Harbor
Gotham City
Steel City
Opal City

Ben Jones said...

Steven - Thanks for the kind words - it was a fun script. "Comet atcha" is one of my favorite lines in the series. I'm glad you like how it turned out.

Mike - There's a Midwest City (home of Captain Comet) AND a MIdway City (home of Hawkman and Hawkgirl), and I thought I included both - there was one shot that got cut, and maybe Midway was in that one. I'm glad to see that I did remember Happy Harbor after all.

And for anyone trying that link up there, it got cut off for some reason - add DC_Universe to the end of it to make it work.

Mike said...

Oh, I will look up Midwest City. Thank you for all the responses to my questions, I appreciate it. Blogs are useful! ;)

Mike said...

This comment/question was brought up in a forum and I was hoping you would be able to answer it. In the World War I teaser with Batman and Enemy Ace teaming up, does Hitler make a brief cameo as one of the soldiers? Or was it just Charlie Chaplin?

Ben Jones said...

That was a coloring mistake, but he's meant to be a French soldier in World War I. Hitler would've been on the other side and Chaplin didn't serve, so let's assume it was a French soldier who was a fan of Charlie Chaplin.

Mike said...

I will pass on the info. Thanks for everything, Mr. Jones.

Justin Rodrigues said...

GREAT episode. Aquaman is definitely my favorite on the show. I'd be down for the Aquaman show for sure.