The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.
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1995   1994   1993   1992  
Top Rated TV #24 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 Batman / ... (85 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Alfred Pennyworth / ... (55 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Commissioner James Gordon / ... (51 episodes, 1992-1994)
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Heir to the Wayne family fortune, Bruce Wayne lives by day as a seemingly lavish playboy millionaire socialite, but by night assumes the role of his crime-fighting alter-ego: the caped crusader known as Batman. Throughout the Animated Series, Batman receives help from sidekicks Robin and Batgirl, as well as Police Commissioner Gordon, in protecting the streets of Gotham City from a large rogue's gallery of criminals, lunatics and nemeses. Written by Spiricom

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Tales Of The Dark Knight See more »


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5 September 1992 (USA)  »

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After every single storyboard, FOX would send the producers a long single spaced list of restrictions about five pages in length, on things they could not do for example; no child endangerment, no open wounds, no blood, no heavy gun violence, no strangling or neck grabs, no alcohol references, and no smoking. The FOX network was really picky, not just about the censorship, but just in terms of content and story. The network had many opinions on what the producers should and shouldn't be doing. Nobody bothered them like that on WB where they usually got about two paragraphs of stuff they couldn't do. See more »

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

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Referenced in Mad: Taking Nemo/Once Upon a Toon (2012) See more »

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Batman
(Italian Theme)
Music by Carmelo Carucci
Lyrics by Alessandra Valeri Manera
Performed by Cristina D'Avena
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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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