I think Canadian viewers can watch it here

Wolf Smoke’s “Bat Man of Shanghai” is one of the best interpretations of the material that I’ve ever seen! Set in the 1930′s, Catwoman, Bane, and Bat Man fight over the Scroll of Destiny. These shorts were broadcast on Cartoon Network’s as part of the DC Nation. The animation is so fiercely raw. Totally feels like one of the classic Shaw Brothers kung fu flicks except with TRON eyes. I’m also loving the redesigns of the costumes, although I think Catwoman’s is the most successful. Bane’s is a bit too close to the original for my taste, and I think more could have been done with Bats. But it’s still fucking aweseome! I need this as a regular series. NEED!


  • VonKraut

    Yes very cool animation. Best version of Batman since the animated series.

  • Kyle Wright

    Mind = Explosion

  • Josh Siegel

    The animation quality in that is trully stellar. Also the sound effects and timing are extremely well done, like the whip cracks and kicking the pots. Is this show on the air right now??

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.sulaiman.1 Ann Sulaiman

    I think that I’m in the minority – I’m not fond of this short, because I feel that CatWoman’s costume should always be less conspicuous, and I felt that the puppetry scene made it too heavy-handed for my liking. Especially in about the space of a minute, it felt like too much was being shoved into the viewer’s face, which… may or may not be the point of Chinese martial arts fantasy, I dunno. Though I didn’t particularly enjoy this much, for these reasons.

  • http://twitter.com/pierski Steve Napierski

    Any idea who the animation company behind this is?

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    I think they’re called Wolf Smoke. They did an animation with two ladies fighting with food a while back.