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 250 TV #26 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »



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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 <>

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5 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Anthony Hopkins was offered the role of Mr Freeze. See more »


Selina Kyle: You've got to admit there's something between us.
Batman: Yes. It's the law.
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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 The Venture Bros.: Handsome Ransom (2009) See more »


Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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The way Batman is supposed to be!
1 June 2005 | by (Flower Mound, Texas) – See all my reviews

When this series first came out, I was at least eight years old; so of course I wouldn't really understand most of it with this being a drama and all... now I realize that this is the most accurate retelling of the Batman legacy EVER! Starting off, compare this to the horrid series they have created now: "The Batman," where they treat Batman like Superman by wondering who he is... it just doesn't measure up... allow me to explain the differences: one of which being the presence of Ethan Bennet. Who you ask? I rest my case... there is none that I can remember.

Secondly, this one is perfectly parallel to the comics. There's no such thing as the bat-wave in the original, but there will always be the bat signal! Finally, the animation looks as it should. Joker is not in a straight jacket, The Riddler doesn't look like Bono from U2, and every voice actor sounds just like they should.

To sum it all up, this series was everything that "The batman" isn't... and that's a good thing.

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