Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Action | Adventure
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 36,452 users  
Reviews: 94 user | 29 critic

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 03 Mar 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 13 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Batman: The Animated Series.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1995   1994   1993   1992  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Batman Beyond (1999–2001)
Adventure | Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Director: Curt Geda
Stars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director: Boyd Kirkland
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Director: Curt Geda
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa
Batman Beyond (TV Short 2014)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio
Batman Beyond: The Movie (TV Movie 1999)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Decades after the retirement of Bruce Wayne as Batman, a boy dons the identity to avenge his own father's murder.

Directors: Curt Geda, Butch Lukic, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Sherman Howard
Batman: Year One (Video 2011)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku
Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby
Batman: Gotham Knight (Video 2008)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Yuichiro Hayashi, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson
Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gotham | zeppelin | pulp | obsession | neo noir | See more »

Taglines:

Out Of The Shadows. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The FOX network, on the assumption that kids won't watch a kid's show unless kids are in it, soon began insisting that Robin be prominently featured in every episode. When FOX changed to title to "The Adventures of Batman and Robin" for Season 3, they laid down the law - no story premise was to be considered unless it was either a Robin story or one in which the Boy Wonder played a key role. See more »

Quotes

Selina Kyle: You've got to admit there's something between us.
Batman: Yes. It's the law.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: NBComics #1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Batman The Animated Series
(uncredited)
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The series that finally got it right!
10 September 2003 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

We longtime (read "old") fans of Batman have been waiting for a cinematic Batman that reflects the greatness of the comic books. Unfortunately, we have had to put up with the worst attempts to realize this great character. The movie serials were atrocious, the Adam West show, although entertaining, treated the character as a joke. The Filmation cartoons and the Superfriends were watered down. The more recent movies are a mixed bag. Then, along came BTAS, and we were finally satisfied.

Everything, from the look and tone of the animation, to the stories and voicework was first-rate. Batman is the Dark knight Detective. He's not a guy in a rubber suit. He is skilled, intelligent, obsessed, tortured, and dedicated. The villains are evil, psychotic, and just plain loopy. We have Paul Dini's wonderful creation of Harley Quinn, the first inspired and interesting character, since Denny O'Neil created Ra's al Ghul.

The creators took their cue from the legendary Flesicher Bros. version of Superman, with it's Art Deco stylings and darker color palette. It took its story concepts from the work of Bill Finger, Denny O'Neil, Frank Miller, and Steve Engelhart. The music was inspired by the wonderful Danny Elfman music from the Tim Burton film. The voicework featured outstanding actors, with mature direction from Andrea Romano.

The only criticism I can level at the show is that they avoided doing a complete episode revolving around Batman's origin. Granted, the broadcast standards and practices limited how much they could show, but they found a way to present Robin's origin, without sacrificing story. They did present elements, but I would have liked to have seen a complete episode, with his training and "year one" adventures. The Superfriends episode, "The Fear" presented more of the origin than BTAS ever depicted. Still, it didn't detract from the overall effectiveness of the series.

The series even improved on some of the elements of the comics. Personally, I never thought much of Bane, but I enjoyed the BTAS version, complete with the Lucha Libre stylings; Bane as luchador hitman, classic! The Joker was far more interesting here than he had been for some time in the comics. The Riddler came across as deadly, rather than a joke. Alfred provided more than window dressing.

This is the series that set the standard for all other cinematic Batman efforts. Thankfully, it removed the bitter taste of Joel Schumacher.


83 of 84 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episode Order thegamergare
Wow I just found out that the Joker is voiced by Luke Skywalker.... CanadianMaximusT24
What year is it? oosixRaven
If you were Bruce Wayne... petekrug17
Help identifying an episode? jcj6865
Wasn't Poison Ivy part plant?? rosepetals334
Discuss Batman: The Animated Series (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page