The Batman

Season 1 Episode 1

The Bat in the Belfry

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 11, 2004 on The CW

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  • The pilot episode of The Batman is full of twists and turns.

    The Batman has been fighting crime for three years, but now faces his biggest threat yet: The Joker.

    It's a classic pilot episode. It introduces most of the main characters in a well-written way. Kevin Michael Richardson really stands out from this episode's cast. He is a different, unique Joker, but in a good way. His talented voice suits this version of the crazy Clown Prince of Crime perfectly.

    The animation's good throughout. I particularly liked the parts where The Batman and The Joker first meet in Arkham Asylum and the hot-air balloon battle.

    A great episode and a great introduction to the new animated Batman series: The Batman.