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.

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Dick Grayson / Robin

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  • Top Shows - What Got Me Into Batman

    10
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  • The ABSOLUTE BEST Batman series

    10
    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
  • The finest Batman Television show ever made.

    10
    I've been dying to review this show for a while and now is the time to finally write it up. First off, this how knows Batman so well, like the writers had every great Batman moment embedded in their brain. They knew that the show had to be dark, but also have the coolest yet darkest looking version of Gotham City possible. The animation is just as good as the writing, something that you sadly never see with superhero cartoons today. When you saw the origin of Batman, you had the most expressive animation to show you the story, not just tell; the art captured EVERYTHING that made the Batman comics classics in the first place.



    Did I forget to say that Kevin Conroy IS Batman?! He was born to voice the character. Whenever you read Batman comics, you hear his voice. And lets not forget the magnificent Mark Hamill, who gave us The Joker's voice. I dare say that MArk Hamill's interpretation of The Joker is just as good as Heath Ledger's Joker in the movie The Dark Knight.



    Everything about the show is just great.moreless
  • Simply the Best Batman Adaption EVER!!

    9.0
    There is not much one can say beyond that. This series has it all - Great animation, great stories and excellent voice actors! Watch & Enjoy!
  • Hooked

    10
    This show is fucking awsome the dark deco theme the dramatic orchestra music and of course batman at his best! Im currently watching all the episodes via netflix and every episode has me thursting for more if u think this cartoon sucks then u must hate your life
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