The New Adventures of Batman

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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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  • Adam West

    Adam West

    Batman/Bruce Wayne

    Lennie Weinrib

    Lennie Weinrib

    Commissioner Gordon/Various

    Melendy Britt

    Melendy Britt

    Batgirl/Barbara Gordon

    Lou Scheimer

    Lou Scheimer

    Bat-Mite/Bat-Computer

    Burt Ward

    Burt Ward

    Robin/Dick Grayson

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