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
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This series debuted only three months after the release of "Batman Returns." It borrowed several elements from the Tim Burton films, including:
- Jack Napier as the name of the Joker's alter ego
- the look of the Penguin
- the Penguin's duck vehicle
- Batman using a cable gun
- Danny Elfman theme
- the design of Gotham City as a clash of styles and trends (i.e. modern technology, but retro clothing)
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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
Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker See more