Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on new seasons of two returning series, for air on Kids' WB! on The CW, the No.1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast slate, it was announced by Warner Bros. Animation President Sander Schwartz and Kids' WB! Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen.
Kids' WB! gave the green light to a second season of Legion of Super Heroes, recently named Wizard magazine's "Best Animated Series" of 2006. In addition, three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner The Batman has begun production on its fourth season.
"Our partnership with Warner Bros. Animation has helped Kids' WB! remain the top-rated Saturday morning broadcast lineup for kids, and these outstanding series have captured the audience's imagination and the critics' fancy with equal aplomb," McGowen said.
Season to date for the 2006-2007 campaign, Kids' WB! has six of the top 10 rated shows among broadcast networks on Saturday mornings in the Kids 2-11, Boys 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Boys 9-14 demographics.
The Batman, which is nominated for a 2006-2007 Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Special Class Animation Program category, will focus its new season on the introduction of Batman's Justice League peers. Expect amped-up action and heightened stakes as Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and several others work in concert with Batman - and even more of his amazing technological wonders - to defend Gotham from a seemingly never-ending roster of super villains.
The second season of Legion of Super Heroes finds the group fulfilling their collective destiny, each member elevating his skills to new levels ... just in time to face even greater challenges. A daunting new villain - a destroyer of galaxies from the rich annals of DC Comics - puts the Legion into action alongside new team members. Superman returns from the 21st century with greater development of both his physical prowess and far better utilization of his powers to help the Legion toward victory in the 31st century and beyond. Moreover, the Legion finds a surprising, new ally from across the space-time continuum to assist in its efforts to rid the universe of this powerful foe.