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Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

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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?


The character Max Shreck from Batman Returns (1992) was originally intended to appear in this series, but his inclusion was scrapped and the character of Roland Daggett was created instead. 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

Despite being invariably referred to as "Batman--The Animated Series" (until the changes in title, tone, and additional screen time for Robin for the second season), the series had NO on-screen title. The opening "credits" sequence was a montage of action shots with no titles of any kind. See more »


Version of Batman (1989) See more »


Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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A True Masterpiece- the greatest body of animated work ever!
19 September 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

When Batman: the animated series came around, it didn't take people long to see that it was something different. Here was a "cartoon" that was written for adults. It could be viewed by older kids, but it had great depths for the adults who took any time with it. Each episode (or couple of episodes) acts as its own mini-movie. The structuring of the story in each one is just so well executed. As well, the animation (for its time) was quite good, and still holds up well enough today. Another difference from other animation, is that the color palette is quite dark- which, again, only makes it more interesting. All of the great villains are here (and others you may not have heard of), but they get a very serious and, at times, philosophical explication. One of my favorite things about the series, is that every episode has its own orchestral score- meaning, the music that you hear is tailored to fit the exact moment you are watching. Shirley Walker manages to come up with so many sub-themes and variations on the main theme- and works them in so well with the happenings on screen. For those of you that have seen the series and remember it fondly, you might be interested to know that a box-set of the first 28 episodes was recently released- you can get it just about anywhere.

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