The Batman

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The Batman
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A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. He is in his mid-twenties, just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while balancing his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated train tracks, this younger Batman will confront updated takes of familiar foes - meeting each member of his classic Rogue's Gallery for the first time. From the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the war on crime jumps to the next level with a new arsenal at the Dark Knight's disposal, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the "Bat-Wave." This is the first animated Batman series since Batman: The Animated Series not to feature Kevin Conroy as the voice of the title character. The Edge from multi-Grammy Award-winning sensation U2 performs the theme song. The series features a continuity unrelated to Batman: The Animated Series. Kids' WB! Broadcast History September 11, 2004 - Current .... Saturdays, 10:30am September 2005 - Current .... Saturdays, 11:30am Encores September 17, 2004 - October 15, 2004 .... Fridays, 4:30pm Repeats April 11, 2005 - Current .... Monday - Friday, 4:30pm Cartoon Network Broadcast History April 2, 2005 - Current .... Saturdays, 8:30pm Awards & Nominations 2004 Annie - Best Animated Television Production 2005 Golden Reel - Best Sound Editing in Television Animation for "The Big Chill" 2005 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program 2005 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition 2005 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing 2005 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (Kevin Michael Richardson as the Joker) So when the folks at Warner Bros. Animation decided to put together an all-new Batman series to tie in with the impending release of "Batman Begins," they made the daring but ultimately wise choice of completely revamping the world of Bruce Wayne, at least in terms of style and presentation. "The Batman," which debuted in September 2004 on the Kids WB!, played out as something of a "Young Batman Adventures," with the episodes focusing on the Dark Knight's earliest years as a superhero. The deep, raspy voice of Kevin Conroy (who took the lead role in the 1990s series, and who still voices Batman on Cartoon Network's "Justice League") was replaced with Rino Romano, a thirtysomething voiceover veteran who sounds like he's in his early twenties. Commissioner Gordon is nowhere to be seen; instead, we get two young detectives who are always on Batman's trail - and in a nifty twist, one of them is Bruce Wayne's best friend. Robin is also absent, Bruce has yet to get a handle on how to be Batman and run Wayne Industries, and the Rogues Gallery of villains are only beginning to emerge.moreless
Rino Romano

Rino Romano

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Danielle Judovits

Danielle Judovits

Barbara Gordon / Batgirl

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Commissioner Gordon (Episode 35-present; guest otherwise)

Ming-Na

Ming-Na

Detective Ellen Yin (Seasons 1-2

Evan Sabara

Evan Sabara

Dick Grayson / Robin

Alastair Duncan

Alastair Duncan

Alfred Pennyworth

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  • What I Like And Dislike About The Batman

    10
    Likes: Bruce Wayne/The Batman is the most sexiest animated Bruce Wayne/Batman of them all. My favorite version of Batgirl. Bruce shirtless in the third episode of season 3. Rino Romano does a much better job as Bruce Wayne/The Batman than Kevin Conroy did. No offence to all the Kevin Conroy/Batman fans.



    Dislikes: Catwoman/Selina Kyle. I wish they didn't bring her in. The main reason is because I didn't like that she was constantly flirting with The Batman. It always made me sick when she was flirting with The Batman. She may have had feelings for him but he didn't seem to have feelings for her. She is most definitely not his type. In fact none of the girls in Gotham are his type.



    Other then the fact that I dislike Catwoman/Selina Kyle and all the girls that seem to flirt with Bruce Wayne/The Batman this is my all-time favorite Batman series. In fact it is my number 1 favorite. I have all 5 season and the movie The Batman vs Dracula. I watch one disc a day at 6:30pm.moreless
  • Of all bad superhero shows, this is not one. It deserves better

    9.0
    This series has been called stupid, bad and mediocre by fans who have hypocrite views on superhero TV. The Batman is a much better show than any that came. It may not be as good as Batman TAS, but that does not mean it is bad. Shows like X-Men Evolution butchered the characters from the comics by reducing them to teens and yet people were in love with it. The new live-action TV series Gotham got a lot of things wrong and people are in love with it, especially its Penguin, which shares nothing in common with the original except name. The Batman made things cooler than any other version. It is not stupid. It is a different version. Batman here has much cooler gadgets and uses his detective and inventive skills. we don't get to see him do it much on the Nolan movies, yet people love it. This series is not like Joel Schumacher. It is not campy and is quite dark as the series progresses. The villains are much cooler. Joker is actually as insane as Jack Nicholson in the 1989 movie. Mr Freeze may lack the tragic origin story, but at least there are no ice puns. He even shoots ice directly from his hands, which is totally badass. He has a personality just as serious. Penguin is cooler. It is sad that this Penguin is a true-to-the comics prequel version and people hate it. Gotham changed Penguin to an extent that he is totally different, sharing nothing in common except name, kinda like Deadpool in X-Men Origins Wolverine. This penguin is an angry heir to a fortune establishing himself. Riddler is way serious and is even more intelligent than other version. Among the Bat-family, Batgirl is like a less campy version of the 60s one. Robin is way cool and just like the one in Teen Titans. He even serves as a younger brother figure to Batman. Commissioner Gordon may not appear at first, but why bother. The first 2 seasons are Batman early years and Gordon didn't become allied with him till later on. He appears from season three onward. Alfred has a much better role as being a father figure and and a personal medic. He is the exact same as other versions(excluding Beware the Batman). Lucius Fox is just like his comic counterpart and is just a big ally as in Batman Begins. Two-face, Ra's al Ghul, Scarecrow and Mad Hatter may not appear because they were already being used in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Joker did because he is an important Batman villain. This series also uses obscure villains in a better way than the new Beware the Batman, by using them alongside classic villains. Season 5 was the best because of the appearance of other members of the Justice League. It may be different, but why bother. DCAU Justice League had used Hawkgirl instead of Aquaman. Of all Batman shows, this is no 2, below DCAU and above Brave and the Bold.moreless
  • I totally remembered it

    10
    It was really cool.
  • This show brings back memories!

    10
    Man, I miss this show! this show had everything a batman fan could wan, all seasons were truly amazing. Season 1-2 had that amazing intro and season 5 with the team ups from the justice league! I give this show an infinity!
  • the batman

    10
    This is #4 in my 'Top 10 Batman series is a mix of drama,action and has well-choreographed actions,well-written dialogues and stories,and also it is more realistic comparing with other cartoons(I mean,Batman is a good entertainer and what Bruce Wayne learns from his life is a longlasting impression for kids.
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