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[04/23/07 - 12:12 PM]
The Batman Season Finale Foreshadows Greater Adventures for 2007-2008 Season on Kids' Wb! on the CW
The action-packed, two-part episode "The Joining" will feature a guest appearance by the Martian Manhunter.

[via press release from The CW]

"THE BATMAN" SEASON FINALE FORESHADOWS GREATER ADVENTURES FOR 2007-2008 SEASON ON KIDS' WB! ON THE CW

Caped Crusader Pairs With Martian Manhunter to Combat Alien Destruction of Gotham in Two-Part Episode to Air on Consecutive Saturdays April 28 & May 5

BURBANK, CA (APRIL 20, 2007) - Three-time Emmy Award winner "The Batman" offers a thrilling finale to its season - and drops illuminating hints about its future - with the action-packed, two-part episode "The Joining," airing on consecutive Saturdays, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Kids' WB! on The CW, the No.1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast slate.

In "The Joining," Gotham faces its most devastating threat ever - an alien invasion. Simultaneously, new detective John Jones (aka Martian Manhunter) arrives in Gotham and hints to Batman that he may know the Caped Crusader's secrets. Batman must uncover this mysterious figure's true identity and intentions and while combating the aliens. Ultimately, Batman discovers that even the greatest heroes must employ teamwork to save the day.

Guest stars lending their voices in the "The Joining" include Dorian Harewood ("Full Metal Jacket") as detective John Jones/Martian Manhunter and Academy Award� winner 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 executive producer of "The Batman." Alan Burnett and Michael Goguen serve as supervising producers and Kim Smith is producer.

Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, "Sinkin' in the Bathtub." Since then, Warner Bros. Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation 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.

A leader in children's programming, Kids' WB! continues to be 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 "Pok�mon" 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," among other favorites. Kids and their parents can find more information about Kids' WB! programming online at www.KidsWB.com





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