Beware The Batman: Less Realistic-Looking Firearms

arniejoltarniejolt Weird-Huey Lewis
edited July 2012 in Less Rokk More Talk
It's a safe bet why they're making changes...

Heightened sensitivity over violent imagery at Warner Bros. in the wake of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., is extending to another iteration of the "Batman" franchise.

Multiple sources divulged that Warner Bros. Animation ordered a review earlier this week of "Beware the Batman," an animated series the unit is producing for Cartoon Network.

A Warner Bros. spokesman declined comment.

Producers of the series were asked by WB Animation executive VP Sam Register to scrutinize depictions of weapons on the program, which isn't expected to debut on the cable network until next year.

An unspecified number of alterations were made to some designs and situations on the series to minimize the amount of weapon imagery deemed too realistic.

The review process, which isn't expected to be cheap, will be as detailed as changing the shape of gun barrels from round to square for the purpose of rendering the weapons in a more stylized manner reminiscent of sci-fi fare.

The rest of the article at Variety:

How does this make you feel?


  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited July 2012
    I feel that this will prevent absolutely nothing.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2012
    Why change something that doesn't need to be changed and has absolutely nothing to do with a why a nutcase decided to shoot up a theater? It's not going to make any difference whatsoever.

    "Oh, if we make the guns a little less realistic, maybe the crazy person won't go crazy next time." Really?
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited July 2012
    They're going 4kids up on this b****!

    In all seriousness, though, while it's unnecessary, it won't harm the cartoon in any way. What would harm it was going beyond changing some animations and changing the plot altogether to incorporate a lot less or no violence at all.
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