Batman is my favorite superhero, the reason being is he doesn't need powers and super finatical things, he uses what he has and makes his gadgets. I like this show and how its setup. Batman always seems to find a way to get the bad guys and be the savior and protector of Gotham city. He fight a number of criminals the Joker, Penguin, Two Face and many others but gets them all. Another Favorite of this show for me would have to be the Bat Mobile that car is so awesome I wish I had a car like that.
"Batman: The Animated Series" is up there with the 90's Spider-Man cartoon as being one of the greatest comic book-based cartoon series ever. One of the great things about this cartoon is that it wasn't trying to appeal to young viewers by randomly throwing in cheap jokes and antics. It stayed true to the Batman comics, with clever plots and very nice action scenes.
Of course, none of this mattered to me (I was only a young girl of preschool age when it came on), but this just makes it all the more enjoyable for the hardcore Batman fans, or any cartoon fan for that matter. Batman is just a seriously good, very enjoyable cartoon.
Until Batman Begins, this was the definitive Batman. Gotham was dark and menacing (the show was initially painted on solid black backgrounds), but grounded in reality. Each episode played like a mini-movie, complete with title card. There were so many classic episodes like Heart of Ice which transformed the campy villain Mr. Freeze into one of the greatest tragic characters in any rogues gallery, Robin's Reckoning, and Feat of Clay. If you include The New Batman Adventures (24 additional episodes produced in a revised style) with Nightwing and Robin 2, there are also the incredible Over the Edge and Mad Love episodes to include in the finest superhero tales ever told.
Mark Hammil as Joker has no match, nor is there a match for Kevin Conroy's Batman. The show also had wonderful stories for the
This is easily the top Comic Book Animated show out there, if not the best Animated series of any genre.
I stuck some old video in the VCR just for kicks and stumbled upon Batman: The Animated Series. I watched this show as a kid and it just brought back so many memories. I thought this was the best Batman adaption into a TV series and it did have a relatively good run during its prime. That's not to say I don't want anymore though. A highliget of the show was, that I found out Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker fame) did the voice of The Joker. Very surprised he did that as well as pulling it off very convincingly. It remains an old favourite of mine and will always be.
This show takes place most likely after Batman has been in his carrer for a good while,seeing as Dick Grayson is already in college by the time we see the show. The show follows the adventures of Batman.
Every since I was ten and saw this show on Toonami, I have loved it! This is not just a superhero show but a great tv show in general. A tv show that not only captured kid\\\'s attentions but adults\\\'s as well. It is a classic and entered in a whole new era of Batman fans. 10 score for Batman: the animated series!
Followed greatly the comics and featured lots of good characters including Robin and Batgirl plus Catwoman. Best Batman I've seen ,love better then the new The Batman especially Catwoman looking more like a cat in this then in The Batman looking more like a mouse lol with huge ears lol
wow if only the movies were as great and cutting edge as the animated series I love Batman good thing we still got it on boomerang with the other great cartoons of our day yadadameen batman go he a pimp toooo A+++++++++++++++++ I I II I II I I II I I II I I II I I I II I II
There is something too many superhero shows are plagued by, and that is their constant attempts to appeal to children. Batman has surpassed those shows on an artistic and stylistic level that made it the best show to watch when I was growing up. I mean, I hate it when people are like "oh, The Batman is the better version because it looks cooler" but that is the hugest lie on earth. I mean, come on. The Batman is glossy, anime stylized, shallow, and simply following the trend of every other action show these days: take a hero, make him younger, add some anime, there's your show. Not saying I hate that show, because I never watched it much. But Batman: The Animated Series had finesse, or however its spelled. I mean, there were so many film noir elements, from the characters to the artistic style. And the choice to make it film noir has nothing to do with pleasing kids and grabbing ratings. It was a tribute to an art form that had never been connected to a superhero before. The villains were the greatest in this series. You cannot top Mr. Freeze and the Joker, and how they were portrayed here. They did not hold back on things that may fly right over children's heads, and the show did not seem to be dumbing things down to get it on kiddie level. I was even impressed with the use of bullets in the cartoon, although I wouldn't recommend that for kids necessarily. I cannot find any kind of fault with this show, so I believe it deserves a ten out of ten.
I loved this show. Great Animation, great plot, great art, great everything you can think of! I dunno how this series could be much better it just seemed like Batman. It was very, very well done. It kinda got me into the whole comic heroes things before I knew about it. Had some really memorable episodes and villains I couldn't forget I really need some of these DVDs some day. I would recommend this show to anyone for sure but most people I know, love and enjoy it. Well I don't got much else I can say about this show other then that.
When I was little I dispised this show because it was too mature for me, now that I am have a brain...sort of, I can see just how good this show is. Teh quality was amazing and animation was great. Voices seemed real and the plots were that of a real Batman adventure. The development was clearly thought hard about to bring the comic books to life. It made the dark city of Gotham come to life in this series. Truly the best action hero series out there. Sadly it is no longer on TV from what I know, but sometiems you may catch it if your lucky. You can buy DVD sets now, and I think it might be worth it if you liek action or are a Batman nut. A great show, that will go down in animation history most likely, and if not, that would be a mistake.
I loved watching Batman TAS as a child and I still enjoy watching the episodes on DVD now. This isn't entirely out of nostalgia, but because Batman TAS manages to portray the Dark Knight better than any other TV series or movie.
The atrocity that is "The Batman" aside, Batman TAS was able to do so well because it was animated. Since the ideal Batman could be drawn and didn't have to be portrayed physically by an actor, the casting directors were able to focus on someone more capable to voice Batman/Bruce. And they found a gold mine in Kevin Conroy. Mark Hamill also does an amazing job as the Joker, but it is Conroy's gravely hero that allowed the series to take off and form the only true quality telling of Batman's story on TV.
I love shows about superheros, especially Batman, Growing up, this was my favorite of them all. I couldn't stand it when they came out with " The Batman " and its horrible character design. This was a well designed and drawn out show with a great storyline with each episode. This is a show I have and will always, miss.
Although the animation suffers when we compare to the latest Justice League episodes, we cannot forget that this was the show that started it all. When I first saw the first images, I couldn´t believe that DC was going to allow his most popular character at that moment (it was at the time of Batman Returns) had an animated series with that design. But when I watched the very first episode, I realize why they had simplified the designs. The movement, the action, the light and shadow effects... It was the most amazing and innovative show I had seen. And the stories were so powerful and respectful to the original comic book and at the same time so innovative. It was a pity, though, that the last part of the series wasn´t as appreciated as the first seasons. It opened a whole new can of possibilities, including the always present tension between Batman and Nightwing. I hope they go on preparing films that keep these characters alive, because although the batwoman movie sucked hard, Mask of the Phantasm is more Batman movie than the four films together ( I´m not counting Batman Begins, which is also a personal favourite)
This version of batman is closely related to the tim burton films. It's a dark animation that explores the universe set by the first 2 batman films but not necessarily related to them. This series even spawned a very successful animated movie that featured Mark Hamill as the joker. Despite the animated show's dark theme, it's still a good show, since it never gets too violent. Just enough to make it more believable. The villains themselves are stars in the show since the tim burton films never had a chance to portray all of them. This is a good animated show, even better than Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin.
This show was really good! It had action, suspense, romance and a great dark atmosphere too! It is a hundred times better than nearly anything on today. It also leaves the inferior "The Batman" series clearly in the dust. The cast of characters were memorable and the Joker was actually evil in this series and you actually took him seriously. Plus, didn't I mention that the plot was freakin' amazing?
I tell you, if this came back, I could see more of this brilliant series. I've only seen a few episodes, but my brother and I can definitely agree that THIS was the best Batman series of all time! Ok, I'm done.
Batman: The Animated Series in its 85 episodes was an amazing show. If you like Batman you Should buy the DVD volumes 1,2, and 3. It is worth it without a doubt. Batman's archenemy, The Joker, was the greatest villian depicted in the cartoon series. With Mark Hammel's voice, it fit Joker's character perfectly with his notorious laugh. Also, Kevin Conroy played the main character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, who was the ideal voice for Batman. This show includes villians such as- Joker, Two Face, Poison Ivy, Harley, Penguin, Riddler, Manbat, Catwoman, the Samurai, Mad Hatter, and Ra's Al Ghul. Overall, this show was one of the best shows in the late 90's so buy the DVD volumes and see for yourself how good the episodes were. Plus, they never trully ended the show, so maybe someone in the future will revive it.:)
I don\'t fully understand Batman but from what I know he flies around town in his little Batman Animated costume and brings justice to the citizens of Gotham. By night he is batman, and by day he is a wealthy man by the name of Bruce Wayne.
This is my best friends show ever since childhood. Personally, it\\\'s not one of my favourites but I think it\\\'s great for children under 10. They should bring it back because it provides pure and simple joy for my best friend. Batman: The Animated Series has classic and original characters. It was and still is very entertaining. I think the animated batman series is a lot better than the movies with actors but that\\\'s just my opinion.
Batman is one of the best superheroes of all time. He beats Superman and some of the other superheroes. A decent show!
Batman is my favorite super hero and has been since I was a little kid. This show is the one that I would watch and have on video because it was classic! That’s what it was classic! That’s what I have to say classic and nothing else. The animation alone was so cool. This was my favorite batman series out of all of them, especially compared to the entire one’s that are premiering now because there was just something about that series that made it a classic.
Ahh, Batman the animated series. Where do I begin? This show changed the way America thought about the Dark Knight forever. This show has it all. Action, adventure, mystery, great storylines, everything. Each and every episode has an intriging story to be told. Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and everyone else who worked on this phenomenal show are pure animation geniuses. The show grabs your attention from the very beginning and does not let go until the end. Even the music is terrific. The type of orchestral music that really sets the tone for the genre it is. And of course the music is started off by Danny Elfman's theme from 1989's Batman movie, as the theme song for BTAS. In my opinion, this is THE greatest animated action cartoon in America.
This was the best batman show ever made. And it was brillentily drew by the one and the only Bruce Timm. I especcily liked the fact that it was allways dark when Batman went on the prowl.One of my favroit episode must have been feat of clay. Personally i liked the costume with the yellow ovel on the chest. This really was a classic and nothing could ever replace it. The creatures ot the batman should be guted that there show will never come in to the same league as batman the animated series.I personally prefere the animation in batman the animated series over the batmans.
Unlike the Batman of the Adam West series, this Dark Knight was not campy, but rather dark-yey-heroic, not to mention a bit sarcastic at times ("It's called, 'Better luck next time'").
Harly, originally created for the cartoon, gained enough popularity to be added to the comics. Not to mention she added to the Joker's character, who I enjoyed for being psychotic, but funny at the same time (my favorite Mark Hammel performance since the Empire Strikes Back).
One of my favorite things was the way Mr. Freeze was changed from a cheesy, gimicky bad guy he used to be (Pre-Crisis) to, as most people say, a tragic and sympathetic figure with emotional appeal. No wonder Heart of Ice won an Emmy.
I wish more super hero cartoons had this good of writing and character developement.
So many great episodes, great writing, and great animation. When I first started watching the show, i wasn't a big fan of the art, but it really grew on me. Without this show we wouldn't have Justice League, Superman TAS, or The Batman. (It has also spanned some bad shows though: Krypto the Superdog) This series really brought super heroes back to Saturday Mornings. Except this time with great story telling and mature themes. The greatest cartoon of all time.
This is the second best animated tv show about comic book characters, next to X-Men. The voice of Batman was perfect (thank you Kevin Conroy), and the villains were easy to hate. This show changed the Batman and DC Universes forever. Instant classic.
This action packed series about the Dark Knight and his sidekicks, Robin and Batgirl, are classic. Later on, the show depicts Dick Grayson becoming his own person and leaving the Robin costume for the more mature Nightwing outfit. There are many trials and tribulations for Bruce Wayne/Batman as he faces off with classic villains like Joker, Harley Quinn TwoFace, Riddler, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Clayface, Ra\'s Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and let\'s not forget the Ventriloquist. Man, of all the villains, the Ventriloquist was really messed up. I couldn\'t tell if the guy was a schizo or the puppet really was alive.
This Batman: The Animated Series episode was quite good- not the best- but was quite sad. tyhe chrtacters, are involved in a horrific car accident, and everybody scrapes through with various injuries, and she is in a very bad condition. She is hardly breathing, but they drag her out of the car and give her CPR. She is taken in an ambulance, and is close to death at the hospital, where he manages to save her.
Batman redefined the super hero genre on television. Stories were intelligent and well-written. Voice professionals performed the characters with dignity and depth. Music was written and recorded with a full orchestra. Most notably, episodes were draw
Not only was this the best cartoon ever created when it first aired over ten years ago, but it remains so today. Despite the overwhelming and unparralled quality of the writing, voice work, art and music, the show found itself stuck in limbo between audiences. The show was too subtle and refined for children and adults did not want to watch an animated action-adventure.
Eventually, in an attempt to address this issue, the network instructed the creative team to make several substantive changes to the show so that they could gear it more toward children. Deciding that children could more easilly understand and identify costumed villians, they eliminated the gangsters from the show. Further, they reworked the costumes of the remaining villians so that they were more \"cartoonie.\" The producers also exchanged the college-aged \"Dick Greyson\" version of Robin for the much younger \"Tim Drake\" version and insisted he be in every episode, thereby providing their target audince with a character with whom they could more easilly identify. For good measure, they made the same insistance on the inclusion of Bat-Girl. The plan was to have a trio of easilly identifiable heros fight a pantheon of easilly identifiable super villians and cater to after-school crowd.
While the production team capitulated and retooled the show as instructed, they did not seem to fully embrace the objective of the network to make the show more attractive to children. Following the retooling, the show took on an even darker and more ominous atmosphere and story-lines than it had before. Perhaps the best example of this is the episode that reintroduces the audience to the retooled Scarecrow--who now wears a grey hood over a black cloak, a wide black hat, and a dangling noose around his neck. This new terrifying version of the Scarecrow sprays Batman with a gas that makes him act without fear of consequences. In the episode, Batman races his jet through the Gotham skyline, kills a crocodile with his bare hands, nearly kills the Scarecrow, and (worst of all) beats on the young Robin. This episode would have been very disturbing to the young audience for whom this series was retooled, and it was not alone. The crew seemed to adjust the scripts of the show with a spiteful venom, as if they were saying, \"You want to replace gangsters with super villians? How do you like these apples?\"
Even though the retooling of the show created this weird dichotomy, the show remained extrememly good. Unfortunatley, the producers\' analysis proved to be right. The show failed to retain an audience. I imagine that the show\'s retooling, combined with the darker story-lines, even caused it to lose more viewers. In the end, despite its amazing quality, it just simply could not find the audience to support it. Regardless of its commercial failure, this show shattered all conventions of super hero cartoons and should be considered the benchmark against which all other shows of its genre are measured.
One of the coolest Batman cartoons to ever come out. No Batman cartoon could replace the Animated Series. Batman beyond and all those different ones are all just like watered down versions of the cool old animated Batman. Batman: The Animated Series had style and grace. It was such a smooth sailing show. There weren't really any flaws in it. Except once i would have liked to see the joker get away.
A great animated version of the crime fighting super hero Batman. Kevin Conroy starred as the voice of Bruce Wayne and Batman with his buddy Dick Grayson and Robin being voiced by Loren Lester. Yet another chance to root for the dark super hero catching the bad guys. The rest of the voices were supplied as follows Richard Moll as Harvey Dent, Robert Costanzo as Detective Harvey Bullock, Lloyd Bochner as Mayor Hamilton Hill, Edward Asner as Roland Daggett, Bob Hastings as Commissioner Jim Gordon and the great Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred Pennyworth (The Butler). This is one of the better Batman shows.