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NEWSARAMA: Talking to 'Brave & the Bold's' Michael Jelenic

Posted by Bob Tilley Monday, 27 October 2008

I keep saying it, but truly I'm looking forward to seeing Batman: B&B, so naturally, I can't wait to digest all the awesome news and articles coming up about thew new animated series.

Newsarmama have posted an interview with series editor/producer Michael Jelenic.

Have to say, once you get a look at what he did for the pilot episode of Brave & Bold, entitled “Rise of the Blue Beetle,” this latest incarnation of Batman has his dry wit sharpened to a razor-like fineness. He also seems to be a much more compassionate character as he tries to mentor the young Jamie Hernandez about being a hero. The opening segment featuring a less serious Green Arrow taking on the campiest Clock King ever is also a hoot. At the same time, Jelenic’s script packs a ton of action in a very tight 22 or so minutes. So don’t be surprised if this show ends up solidifying Cartoon Network’s already hot Friday action block.

Here's a snippet:

Newsarama: What made you decide to kick off this new series with the Blue Beetle?

Micheal Jelenic: I think Blue Beetle has been testing really huge with the fans. He’s becoming a character people like almost as much as Batman, or at least this recent incarnation. Besides, we thought a young person to have Batman team up with would be a good combination. Also, he’s just someone we haven’t seen animated too much. So it seemed like an exciting way to start off the show. I mean he’s a character the fans know, the kids will be excited about and we haven’t seen before. So it made a lot of sense on a lot of levels.

NRAMA: I couldn’t help but feel the visual style you adapted is more 50s/60s-Dick Sprang influenced. Is that the case?

MJ: Yeah. James was definitely influenced by the look of the 40s and wanted to bring that to life.

NRAMA: How does that affect your writing?

MJ: I think that for the writing aspect, I definitely wanted to go back to the older types of stories. They just have this great sense of adventure and are larger than life. You’ll see some change from the first to the twelfth episode. We found a more consistent tone. But in the beginning we wanted to go back to that older for to story telling. It had all these iconic images and ideas.

Also listed at the end of the interview is the line-up of character that will appear in the first 26 episodes.

Click here for the full interview...

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