Batman Gotham Knights

The WB (ended 1999)



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Also known as The New Batman Adventures, this series takes place two years after the last episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Batman continues to fight crime in Gotham City, but there have been some changes. Dick Grayson has become Nightwing, Tim Drake has taken over the role of Robin, and Batgirl has become a part of Batman's team. But the Dark Knight's greatest villains continue to plague Gotham City, so not everything has changed. This series aired alongside Superman as part of The New Batman/Superman Adventures on the WB. Episodes: 24 Color episodes (24 half-hour episodes, 2 Direct-to Video Movies)

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Barbara Gordon / Batgirl

Mathew Valencia

Mathew Valencia

Tim Drake / Robin

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Alfred Pennyworth

Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings

Commissioner Jim Gordon

Robert Costanzo

Robert Costanzo

Detective Harvey Bullock

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Bruce Wayne / Batman

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  • This one is even better even the first one SPOILERS

    It shows more Bat and Cat romance even a kiss(It would have been neat if they included Huntress of Earth 2 thatwuld of been a real drama hitter for both of them).Also Batgirl finally joined the team so more of her.Nightwing comes out now.Also it showed how Harley got with the Joker.The only thing that was missing was for Barbara to become Oracle and rise the realtionship with Dick.
  • Batman Gotham Knights starts off where TAS left but with some changes.

    The most important change in Gotham Knights is the appearance: the drawings are more manga-like. Therefore a great artistic link to TAS is lost.

    Next to this we see that the old Robin has become Nightwing and there's a new Robin (a much younger one).

    We also have Batgirl who joins the club.

    Where Nightwing is a great character (well, it's bassicly Robin with more maturity) the new Robin is simply irritating and gets on my nerves

    But I have to say, the show isn't a complete waste of time.

    Simply for one reason: it's batman

    How messed up can you make it? I don't care!

    As long as we have a man, dressed as a bat who fights the ambassadors of evil, we'll watch it with a bag of popcorn.

    But the popcorn tastes better while watching TAS!moreless
  • This is why gotham knights is better than the original

    First there was Batman the animated series than gotham knights, out of the two I like gotham knights this version is better because the animation has gotten better batman has more sidekicks lil robin,batgirl,and former robin aka knightwing batman has more enemies than before joker also looks more creepy and insane.I have not seen gotham knights since 11 years ago when it aired on kids wb anyway the whole design is much better like bruce has more details in his face and wardrobe they also fused it superman which made it twice as cool that is about all I could think of for now. (LATER)moreless
  • Good stuff, but not better than Batman The Animated Series.

    I really loved this series. Unfortunately, it is not better than the original Batman the Animated Series. There is one thing that I must complain about in this series, Batman seemed weak. It seemed as if Batman, in most episodes, could not handle his enemies and had to depend on Robin, Nightwing, or Batgirl. In Batman The Animated Series Batman did everything on his own except on a few occasions. I remember there was atleast two episodes in the animated series where if it were not for Robin, batman would have been defeated. In Gotham Knights, Batman was saved bunches of times by his sidekicks. Anyway, besides Batman looking a bit weak, everything else was alright. I really liked the animation. I am not saying that the character designs were better than the ones in the original animated series becuase they weren't, but everything looked very nice. The series still captured the dark shadowy city of Gotham and Batman very well. There was one character design that was better than the original and that was Scarecrow. Scarecrow looked awesome in this series. The Joker and the Mad Hatter looked hidious though. The storytelling was still good in this series. It wasn't as good as the original animted series but they were alright. So overall it was a cool series that is definitely worth watching if you are a Batman fan but do not expect too much.moreless
  • At times it approaches, but never really matches, the quality of "Batman: The Animated Series."

    Though it's all of the same writing/producing talent and virtually the same voice actors as the classic "Batman: The Animated Series," there's something about "Batman - Gotham Knights" that just doesn't click with me.

    Maybe it's like Timm and Company's "Superman" in that, for all of its smoother animation, the plots are lacking. Like "Superman," action sequences have been beefed up and characterization has been tossed aside. Out of the run, I can think of only three episodes that match the caliber of "TAS." "Over the Edge," the nightmarish episode penned by Paul Dini; "Never Fear;" and "Legends of the Dark Knight." Other than those, we have weak Joker episodes, uninspired new villains (Calendar Girl, Roxie Rocket...even Firefly stinks.)

    And the number of weak episodes in this series is too high compared to the good. "Beware the Creeper?" "Critters?" "Ultimate Thrill?"

    This may be nitpicky, but as a Batman fan, I wasn't wild about the whole "Bat-family" being featured. It doesn't make a lot of sense that Batman surrounds himself with Robin, Batgirl, et al because Batman fundamentally is a loner. In "TAS," he was a lone wolf most of the time and the stories were better for it. In "Gotham Knights," if Batman gets into trouble, there's at least three other heroes who can swing in and save the day. It eliminates a lot of the tension when the solution to a problem is, "Oh! Robin/Batgirl/Nightwing shows up!"

    Much of the complaints against this show stem from the character redesigns. Are they all that bad? Penguin and Scarecrow look much better than their "TAS" counterparts. Batman looks a little better (his "Justice League" design was much worse, in my opinion.) The biggest offenses are Joker and Commissioner Gordon, who now looks emaciated.

    That could be because the animation itself is weaker..."TAS" had a timeless sort of quality to the show, like the Fleischer "Superman" cartoons of the 1940s. "Gotham Knights" looks like any cartoon show from the mid 1990s.

    I'm not sure what the exact reason was for the decline in quality, but as such I've never been able to really embrace this series. I'll stick with my Volumes 1-3 DVDs of "Batman: The Animated Series" and chalk this one up to a good idea that needed some fixing before it got on the screen.moreless

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Animation, Kids