The New Adventures of Batman

CBS (ended 1978)



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The New Adventures of Batman

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The New Adventures of Batman was produced by the Filmation> studio in 1977. This was the second Batman animated series produced by them, after the 1968-1969 series. The character designs for most of the characters (except Commissioner Gordon) were retained from the earlier series, although the more sophisticated animation technique of rotoscoping (tracing the characters' movements over live action footage) was used to give the characters a more fluid movement. Each episode also contained a short, moralistic "Bat Message" at the end. This was the first time that both Adam West and Burt Ward returned to their famous roles of Batman & Robin since the end of the live-action show in 1968. The series was actually on air at the same time as Hanna-Barbera's The All-New SuperFriends Hour, making this one of the very few times in television animation history that two characters' exploits were being produced simultaneously by two different studios. After the series' initial network run, it was then paired up with Filmation's Tarzan animated series of 1976, and known as The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour which ran from September 10 1977 - September 2 1978 again on CBS. The series then became part of another package known as Tarzan And The Super 7 which ran from September 9 1978 - August 30 1980 still on CBS. Finally, the series was then shown as part of the Batman And The Super 7 collection of shows that ran from September 27 1980 - September 5 1981, this time on NBC.


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  • Melendy Britt

    Melendy Britt

    Batgirl/Barbara Gordon

    Adam West

    Adam West

    Batman/Bruce Wayne

    Lennie Weinrib

    Lennie Weinrib

    Commissioner Gordon/Various

    Burt Ward

    Burt Ward

    Robin/Dick Grayson

    Lou Scheimer

    Lou Scheimer


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    • Adam West GOOD! Bat-Mite BAD! Adam West was the campy Batman of the 60's and 70's. The only reason he had an excuse to be campy was because of his time. West's time of the Batman was bright, cheerful, were he could drop off criminals in a net. Case closedmoreless

      Adam West GOOD! Bat-Mite BAD! Adam West was the campy Batman of the 60's and 70's. The only reason he had an excuse to be campy was because of his time. West's time of the Batman was bright, unlike today, were he could drop off criminals in a net and leave them in front of Gotham City Headquarters. You got to love him! I can never picture West as Frank Miller's Batman. The only thing wrong with this show was Bat-Mite! Every time I saw him, I just wanted to kill him and beat him up till he cries. Bat-Mite was so f***ing annoying with his stupid antics. The show would have been long term without Bat-Mite. Adam West is the Batman, and Bat-Mite is the plague on humanity!moreless
    • A great animated series about the crime fighting Batman.

      A great animated series about the crime fighting Batman. If this is a show that you do not normally watch and you are sitting at home with nothing to do, you are going to wish you had it on tape. Having it "on tape" had become the generic term for recorded programs. Today you are more likely to have the show on Tivo or DVR than VHS, or god forbid Beta!! It is kind of like how a lot of people still call CD's "records" or "albums." Anyway, back to the show. This is the type of show that is really pretty good if you would just give it a chance. So on those cold, lonely, rainy days, pop in your tape or DVR or whatever if you were smart enough to tape it. If not, check to see if it is on as a re-run. After all, as they say, if you have never seen it, it is new to you. Look for this in re-runs.moreless
    • Lame.

      Not a good show at all. It is lame and i can tell you why. No good action, no good villans, no good humor, and poor animation. It is jut like Kim Possible. Lame and a humongus disgrace to action shows out there. Batman is no hero. He is lame and should be banned from airing.
    • It's nowhere near Batman The Animated Series or even The Batman, but it's fun.

      I caught this series early in the mornings on KidsWB (2001-2002). While there's no reason to watch the series, it is still enjoyable, and a good way to pass time. I even went so far as to recording all 16 episodes. I do plan on getting the DVD set soon.

      And while the character Batmite is annoying, at least we see Batman and crew fazed by his antics (unlike Superfriends, where they would tolerate Wonder Dog or Gleep unconditionally).

      The only real downside for this series was Alfred's absence. I think there would have been room for him to appear on the show. Not much else I could say, but my favorite episodes of the series:

      - A Sweet Joke On Gotham City

      - The Bermuda Rectangle

      - Bite Sized

      - Curses! Oiled Again

      - The Deep Freeze

      - Dead Ringer

      - Have An Evil Day Part 1 and 2

      - This Is A Job For Batmitemoreless
    • This was meant for Gotham Knights my misake but U can't remove the review so just ignore it

      Even better then the first more Batman and Catwoman romance even a kiss . More Batgirl now is here as well not to mention Batgirl and Nightwing romance which used to be Robin and info on how Harley Quinn got to be part of the Joker's gang Great Batman Super Show but all they needed to add was Batgirl becoming the Oracle and futher her reltionship with Dick not to mention include the Huntress from Earth 2 being Batmans and Catwoman's daughter.moreless

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