Batman: The Animated Series

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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.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Alfred Pennyworth

Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings

Commissioner Jim Gordon

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Dick Grayson / Robin

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  • One of the greatest cartoons of all-time...

    This series is amazing. It started out slow but eventually it gets really good. One of my 5 favorite cartoons of all-time.
  • Best Batman Show

    This was a classic TV show, and is how a kids show should be. It's not a show for kids that adults can watch, it's a show for adults that kids can watch. It did a great job establishing characters in a way that even the source material couldn't do. Just look at Mr. Freeze and The Mad Hatter. There were some episodes that were admittedly too deep for kids, like psychology of the Two-Face episodes and the mind games of The Riddler episodes. This is still the best portrayal of Batman ever, it even surpasses all the movies. Here are some recommended episodes: Almost Got Im', Two-Face, Pretty Poison, The Laughing Fish, Mad as a Hatter, Heart of Ice, Dreams in Darkness, Nothing to Fear, Read my Lips, Catwalk, The Cat and the Claw, Harlequinade, The Demon's Quest, and Perchance to Dream. There are many more, and though some aren't so good like The Terrible Trio, you should watch them all.

    Fun fact: This was one of the few kids shows to use real guns in cartoons, instead of those laser guns.moreless
  • Greatest animated series of all time

    This is by far the best animated series ever! . It has great characters , amazing storyline , great voice actors (kevin conroy , mark hamil etc) it is just spectacular and by far my number 1 favorite series . hands down

    Dc shoud give bruce timm a live action batman movie or to be the director of Justice league movie js
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  • The ABSOLUTE BEST Batman series

    This was the greatest Batman series ever made and started the DC Animated Universe (DCAU for short).

    Every character was well done. Every story had my interest. Nearly every villain had a great backstory. The series also introduced Harley Quinn, the Joker's girlfriend. The series also launched Mark Hamill's voice acting career (though he had done voice work before this) with him voicing the Joker and giving us one of the best evil laughs ever made. I love everything about this show. You can feel sorry for some villains, such as Mr. Freeze, or even despise some villains such as the Terrible Trio.

    What's really great about this show was that even though it was made for kids, the creators were not afraid to be dark. And I mean dark. There is real danger from the villains of the show and Joker even tried to blow up all of Gotham even if he had to die to do it. This showed us that kid's shows didn't have to be all sunshine and flowers but proved that kids could handle some darkness.moreless
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