Batman: The Animated Series

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  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Mad Love

    Aired 1/16/99

  • S 4 : Ep 23

    Beware the Creeper

    Aired 11/7/98

  • S 4 : Ep 24

    Judgment Day

    Aired 10/31/98

  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Chemistry

    Aired 10/24/98

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Girls' Nite Out

    Aired 10/17/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bob Hastings

    Commissioner Jim Gordon

  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Kevin Conroy

    Bruce Wayne / Batman

  • Loren Lester

    Dick Grayson / Robin

  • Edward Asner

    (voice) Roland Daggett

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  • Batman: the Animated Series was an animated series that premiered on September 5, 1992. The series was based on the popular Batman comics created by Bob Kane. The series focused on the adventures of Batman a dark vigilante hero who defends Gotham City from a variety of costumed villains that include The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Mad Hatter, Ra's Al Ghul, Bane, Killer Croc, Clayface, and The Clock King. Batman is the secret identity of millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. The highly successful series merged revolutionary animation and great storytelling. The series was so successful that a feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was released during the run of the series and a direct to video feature Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was also created. The first seasons of the series focused mainly on the adventures of Batman. In the last season the series was retitled The Adventures of Batman and Robin and focused on the adventures of both Batman and his younger crime fighting associate Robin. The last new episode of the series was broadcast on September 15, 1995. The series was followed by a spinoff utilizing different animation entitled Batman Gotham Knights. Episodes of Batman Gotham Knights, episodes of Superman, and reruns of Batman: the Animated Series were broadcast in 1997 under the title The New Batman/Superman Adventures. Spinoff: Batman Gotham Knights Related Shows that feature Crossovers: Batman Beyond, Superman, and Justice League. Emmy Awards and Nominations Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) - Robin's Reckoning: Part 1, Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition - A Bullet For Bullock, Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class, Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class Other Awards or Nominations Annie Award (The Annie Awards are given out in a variety of animation related categories): 1998 Winner: Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production First Telecast: September 5, 1992 Last Telecast: September 15, 1995 Episodes: 85 Color Episodes (85 half-hour episodes, 7 two-part episodes, 1 Feature Movie, 1 Direct to Video Movie) Production: Warner Brothers Studios Animation Production: Sunrise, Inc.moreless

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  • Quotes (437)

    • Bruce: Is there anything I can do?
      Selina
      :Not really. Unless you can get me a meeting with the chairman of Multigon International.
      Bruce
      :(Bruce picks up the phone and dials) What time is good for you?
      Selina
      :Hey, I'm starting to like this guy.

    • Catwoman: You can't deny there's something between us...
      Batman
      : You're right - and I'm afraid it's the law.

    • Catwoman: Never trifle with the affections of a woman. Until next time.
      Batman
      : And there will be a next time.

    • Catwoman: (seeing Batman) Magnificent.
      Batman
      : I suggest you save the flattering for the judge.

    • Alfred: A call for Master Bruce, from a Dr. March.
      Batman
      : (turns on speaker system and uses Bruce Wayne voice) Hey, what's up Doc?

    • Alfred: Dinner for two, sir?

    • Mayor Hill: Anything else, detective?
      Bullock
      : Just make sure the D.A.'s office would give me an air-tight case, sir.
      Harvey
      : If you catch him, Harvey, I'll put him in jail for you.

    • Gordon: Listen, it's not just Batman's M.O.
      Bullock
      : Oh, yeah? Tell that to the guy he just tossed through the window!

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    Notes (355)

    • Episode Villain(s): Catwoman Red Claw

    • This is labeled episode 15 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 1 DVD.

    • This episode along with "The Cat And The Claw, Part 2", "Heart Of Ice" and "See No Evil" was released on DVD as Batman The Animated Series: Secrets Of The Caped Crusader.

    • Many of the gangsters sitting around the table at the crime boss' meeting which Batman breaks up appear later on in the episode P.O.V. Most noticeable is the gray-suited man with an enormous overbite who will be punched in that episode.

    • Episode Villain(s): Man-Bat

    • This is labeled episode 1 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 1 DVD.

    • This episode along with "Christmas With The Joker", "Nothing To Fear", "The Last Laugh" and "Pretty Poison" was released on DVD as Batman The Animated Series: The Legend Begins.

    • Bob Hastings, who voices the role of Commissioner James Gordon in this show, also had an eight year run on the soap opera General Hospital in the 70s. Hastings also starred as the voice of Archie Andrews in a radio show based on the Archie comics in the 1950s.

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    Trivia (172)

    • In Mayor Hill's office Harvey Dent is seen flipping a coin. He is not seen doing this again until the two-part "Two Face" episode.

    • After battling with the Man-Bat creature, Batman's face is bloody and bruised.This is the first and only time in this series that a character is shown bleeding, as some parents found the image too disturbing for younger children.

    • This episode introduces not only Bruce Wayne/Batman, but also Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon, District Attorney Harvey Dent, Detective Harvey Bullock and Mayor Hamilton Hill.

    • Mr. Freeze apparently has the only television that produces color as every other television in Gotham is in Black and White.

    • Toon Disney does a rather interesting edit to this quote... Mr. Freeze: Think of it Batman. To never again walk upon a summer's day with a hot wind in your face and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd kill for that. Toon Disney cuts out "I'd kill for that" making it not nearly as emotional.

    • Goof Two times the colors of the bat logo on Batman's chest switches, yellow bat on a black oval. The first time just after Batman breaks his 'ice-cuffs', while hanging upside down. The second time when he lands after knocking out the guy behind the control panel of the freeze canon.

    • Batman's uttering "My god!" was quite unusual for a network cartoon at the time. (1992) Normally, the censors wouldn't have passed words directly discussing religion, like god and hell. In particular, using "My god!" in that context would have been considered blasphemous by most cartoon censors. Taking God's name in vain was as equally frowned upon as even positively discussing religion in cartoons.

    • The tape of the accident that created Mr. Freeze features close-ups and jump cuts. If the recording was automated as it appears to be, this is not possible.

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    Allusions (112)

    • Catwoman: I believe Beethoven's Ode to Joy will do the trick... Ode to Joy is the fourth and final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

    • Alfred sarcastically mentions that Batman must have been reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People." That is a book written by Dale Carnegie. It was a best seller in the 1930's and stayed on the best sellers list for decades.

    • Dr. March Dr. March was named after Fredric March, the actor who portrayed Dr. Henry Jekyll in the 1931 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (on which this episode is loosely based).

    • Star Trek Mr. Freeze: Revenge is a dish best served cold. This quote is most remembered as line spoken by the title villian in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. The line is a dual allusion; in the movie, Kahn mention the saying is a Klingon proverb. Michael Ansara, who voices Freeze, played the Klingon captain Kang in several Star Trek episodes, starting with TOS episode "Day of the Dove".

    • A tribute to one of the great comedy teams of all time George Burns and Gracie Allen "Say goodnight Gracie"

    • Title The title is a reference to the quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."

    • Tim Burton's Batman Computer: Axis Engineering, Bio Laboratories, Crane Chemicals, Macurity Manufacturing, STAR Labs... Axis is the name of the chemical plant from the 1989 Batman movie, and STAR Labs is a scientific facility from the Superman comics and later the animated series.

    • Zorro Bullock: Zorro here is withholding evid-- Zorro (a.k.a. Don Diego Vega) is a fictional masked hero, who fights tyranny in Spanish California. He, just like Batman, is a vigilante.

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