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Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

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Top Rated TV #25 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Batman / ... (85 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Alfred Pennyworth / ... (55 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Commissioner James Gordon / ... (52 episodes, 1992-1994)


This series features the adventures of the Dark Knight of Gotham City as he battles the evil that inhabits the city with occasional help of Robin and Batgirl in stories that are faithful to the comics in spirit and tone. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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5 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Harley Quinn was initially created for one episode, and was added to it almost at the last minute. In "Batman: The Animated Series: Joker's Favor (1992)," Joker was initially to disguise himself as a female model to serve as bait for a trap he was setting. Writers determined that posing as a woman would be below the Joker's ego, so they created Harley Quinn as his Henchwoman for the episode to keep the disguise. See more »


The Joker: [after Batman fights back against his hyenas] Hey! Do I hit your kids? Oh, actually I do...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening, the Warner Bros. shield logo dissolves into the twin strobe lights in the sky. See more »


Referenced in DC Universe Online: The Last Laugh (2012) See more »


Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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The best superhero cartoon ever.
17 August 2000 | by (The BatCave) – See all my reviews

This is every thing an adventure show should be. It has action, drama, comedy, tragedy and a truly Gothic feel (fitting that it takes place in Gotham). The interesting thing about the Batman character is that the only reason he becomes Bruce Wayne is to make enough money to fund his Batman work and to help the less fortunate. He's such a tragic character as he's given up a personal life for his parents dream. The stories are wonderfully intelligent and fun at the same time. There are very few poor episodes in this series (but note that their are some). Even lame villains like the Clock King and Mr. Freeze are made engaging and exciting. Ignore the movies and watch the series. Heck, at times it can even be much more realistic than the movies (like in "I am the Night") Some recommended episodes are: "Almost Got 'Im" (a poker game where Bat-Villain recount how they almost killed him), "His Silicon Soul" (a robot clone of Batman is a little too much like Batman too do a computers evil bidding) and "the Man who killed Batman" (in which a small time crook has seemingly killed Batman... by accident)

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