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

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
11 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Bring on The Batman!
Plot:
A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City... See more »
Awards:
7 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Just doesn't measure up. See more (78 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 48)
Rino Romano ... Bruce Wayne / ... (65 episodes, 2004-2008)

Alastair Duncan ... Alfred Pennyworth / ... (48 episodes, 2004-2008)
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Series Directed by
Brandon Vietti (18 episodes, 2004-2007)
Seung Eun Kim (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Anthony Chun (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sam Liu (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Vinton Heuck (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christopher Berkeley (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
John Fang (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Matt Youngberg (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Bill Finger (14 episodes, 2004-2008)
Steven Melching (11 episodes, 2004-2007)
Greg Weisman (7 episodes, 2004-2007)
Bob Kane (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Alexx Van Dyne (7 episodes, 2005-2008)
Joseph Kuhr (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Christopher Yost (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Jelenic (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stan Berkowitz (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Beechen (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Greg Klein (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
J.D. Murray (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tom Pugsley (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bob Goodman (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Jane Espenson (2 episodes, 2007)
Douglas Petrie (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Alan Burnett .... executive producer / supervising producer (32 episodes, 2004-2008)
Sander Schwartz .... executive producer (32 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kimberly Smith .... associate producer / line producer (18 episodes, 2004-2008)
Michael Goguen .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2004-2008)
Linda Steiner .... producer (10 episodes, 2004-2008)
Jeff Matsuda .... producer (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Glen Murakami .... producer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Duane Capizzi .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Original Music by
Thomas Chase (20 episodes, 2004-2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Margaret Hou (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Casting by
Ginny McSwain (33 episodes, 2004-2008)
Andrea Romano (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
Michael Hack (8 episodes, 2004-2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jeff Matsuda (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Production Management
Armando Plata .... assistant production manager (45 episodes, 2004-2007)
Tramm Wigzell .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (28 episodes, 2004-2006)
Wendy Guin .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Scott Rowden .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Judge Plummer .... production manager (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ian Richter .... executive in charge of production (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bonnie Buckner .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Margaret M. Dean .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Toshiyuki Hiruma .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Sam Register .... executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Andi Rodriguez .... production manager (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Rebecca Lau .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Art Department
Hakjoon Kang .... background designer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jon Suzuki .... character designer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Robert Fletcher .... prop designer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeff Wong .... prop designer / property designer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Dave McCaig .... lead background painter (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist / storyboard (5 episodes, 2004-2007)
Kirk Van Wormer .... storyboard artist / storyboard (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kim Bowen .... mark-up/painter (5 episodes, 2004)
Craig Cuqro .... color key (5 episodes, 2004)
Tec Manalac .... prop designer (5 episodes, 2004)
Eric Nordberg .... mark-up/painter (5 episodes, 2004)
Nollan Obena .... background key designer (5 episodes, 2004)
Jonard Soriano .... background key designer (5 episodes, 2004)
Ken Yi .... background key designer (5 episodes, 2004)
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Chuck Drost .... storyboard / storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Vinton Heuck .... storyboard / storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Brandon Vietti .... storyboard / storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bryan Baugh .... storyboard revisionist (3 episodes, 2004)
Alan Caldwell .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2004)
Tim Divar .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2004)
Seung Eun Kim .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2004)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2004)
Steward Lee .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nathan Chew .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Byron Penaranda .... prop designer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Keith Dickens .... sound editor / sound effects editor (65 episodes, 2004-2008)
Thomas Syslo .... supervising sound editor / sound supervisor (65 episodes, 2004-2008)
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / ... (60 episodes, 2004-2008)
Mark Keatts .... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor / ... (60 episodes, 2004-2007)
Doug Andham .... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor / ... (59 episodes, 2004-2008)
Roy Braverman .... sound editor (34 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mark Howlett .... sound editor (34 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jeff Hutchins .... sound editor (34 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Crew .... foley recording mixer / sound effects editor (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
Daniel Ben-Shimon .... sound editor (25 episodes, 2005)
Charles Ewing Smith .... adr editor / dialogue editor (25 episodes, 2005)
Eric Freeman .... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor / ... (23 episodes, 2004-2008)
Mike Garcia .... sound editor / adr editor / ... (22 episodes, 2004-2007)
Tony Orozco .... sound editor / sound effects editor (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
Erik Foreman .... sound editor / sound effects editor (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor / adr director / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2008)
Jason Freedman .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 2004)
Daisuke Sawa .... sound editor (8 episodes, 2004)
Ed Collins .... supervising recording engineer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michele Garcia .... recording machine operator (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Mark Keefer .... adr editor / dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Preston Oliver .... recording machine operator (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Carol Iverson .... sound reader (5 episodes, 2004)
Kerry Iverson .... adr editor / dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2004)
Fred Salinas .... sound reader (5 episodes, 2004)
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Animation Department
Andy Chiang .... character designer (52 episodes, 2004-2008)
Wendy Guin .... animation coordinator (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Thomas Perkins .... character designer (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bill Dunn .... background painter (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Wiltz .... animation intern (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dave Kupczyk .... character designer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jan Browning .... animation checker (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Susan Burke .... animation checker (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Geno DuBois .... director of ink and paint (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Brian Hogan .... animation timing supervisor / animation timing director (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Karl Jacobs .... animation checker (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeff Matsuda .... character designer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Justin Schultz .... animation checker (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kunio Shimamura .... animation timing director / timing director (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jennifer Christner .... background painter (5 episodes, 2004)
Denise M. Mitchell .... animation checker (5 episodes, 2004)
Swinton O. Scott III .... animation timing director (5 episodes, 2004)
Deanna Allison .... animation intern (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Armando Plata .... animation coordinator (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Randy Ludensky .... animation timing director (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Rafael L. Navarro .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jim Schumann .... animation timing director (2 episodes, 2004)
Dave Brain .... animation timing director / timing director (2 episodes, 2006)
Janette Hulett .... animation checker (2 episodes, 2006)
Teri McDonald .... animation checker (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael A. McFerren .... animation checker (2 episodes, 2006)
Jonard Soriano .... lead background key designer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Myra Owyang .... assistant editor (37 episodes, 2004-2006)
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michael Miscio .... post-production coordinator / post-production administrator (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Tim Iverson .... vice president of post-production (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bradford Keatts .... supervising on-line editor (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Donnell Ebarrete .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Samantha Friedman .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Jay R. Lawton .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Music Department
Suzi Civita .... vice president of music (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
The Edge .... composer: The Batman Series Theme (5 episodes, 2004)
Andy Sturmer .... composer: The Batman Series Theme II / performer: The Batman Series Theme II (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Ginny McSwain .... voice director (32 episodes, 2004-2006)
Stan Ruiz .... production administrator (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
Andrea Romano .... voice director (24 episodes, 2006-2008)
K.L. Connie Wang .... clearance administrator (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dane Taylor .... production technology (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Greg Burke .... intern (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Jelenic .... script coordinator / series story editor / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2007)
Duane Capizzi .... series story editor / story editor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Peter Girardi .... main title designer / title designer / ... (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michael Goguen .... main title designer / title designer: main titles (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bradford Keatts .... director of technical operations (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jeff Matsuda .... main title designer / title designer: main titles (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
John Voralik .... assistant production manager of technical operations (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Athena Christianakis .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Robert Fewkes .... production administrator / recording coordinator (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
June Kuwatani .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Lon D. Moeller II .... title designer: main titles (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Alyson Ruppel .... production administrator (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Renee Toporzysek .... production administrator (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Amy E. Wagner .... production administrator (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael Lalla .... business and legal affairs (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Peter Steckelman .... business and legal affairs (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Chase Rodgers .... shipping (5 episodes, 2004)
Andy Lewis .... production management (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Duke Logan .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Debi Dean .... business and legal affairs (3 episodes, 2004)
Jacqueline Olsommer .... production administrator (3 episodes, 2004)
 

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30 min
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Trivia:
This is the first Batman cartoon to introduce Batgirl before Robin. Batgirl was introduced before Robin simply because Robin still being used on "Teen Titans" (2003), which had been renewed for a 5th season, which aired on a different network. Robin in this show looks exactly he did on "Teen Titans" (2003)_ albeit a few years younger. He also uses Bird-A-Rangs and uses a bow staff as a weapon just as he did on "Teen Titans" (2003)_.See more »
Quotes:
Batman:The reviews are in, Joker, your show's a flop.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Batman Series Theme IISee more »

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50 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Just doesn't measure up., 4 October 2005
Author: src_y2k from United Kingdom

In 92 WB produced Batman the animated series. In terms of style, content and storyline it was revolutionary as far as (american) cartoons were concerned. Kevin Conroy WAS and IS the voice of Batman. It was deep, commanding and capable of great range and he has continued being the voice of Batman through all the animated incarnations of the character until this one; from the sub-par Batman Beyond (I still count Bruce as Batman even in that series) to the superb Justice League. Indeed, so strong was the style of TAS that it dictated the tone of all DCs animated heroes, again, up until this show.

The problem with this show from the start is their decision not to use Conroy as Batman. It speaks volumes that they did not. It says, "we don't want this to be just like the other Batman cartoons". And it isn't, that's the problem.

While I don't deny people the chance to reinvent or reimagine, there is a simple truth to storytelling which is this: the further away you stray from the core concepts of the original story and character, the less attractive and watchable that character is and the poorer the result. This show proves that.

A younger Batman fighting crime and meeting his signature enemies is fine, but its been done and with considerably more style. The artwork is bizarre, not necessarily a problem in and of itself, but this Batman doesn't carry the gravity he requires- he's a guy who actively tries to terrorise criminals and you don't do that with neon-glowing gadgets as the dire Schumacher Batman movies proved eloquently.

The biggest problem I have is the characterisation, and that grates on me severely. The actual scripts are terrible, with cheesy, unfunny quips being made at every turn. Every character except Batman, Alfred and (possibly) Catwoman has been taken away from their roots, mostly so they can add some pointless fight sequences. The Joker is the biggest example, and he's been singled out many times for just this reason. The Joker is not good in a fight. He relies on henchmen and insanely well-prepared plans to achieve his ends, he does not leap around like something out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The Penguin, while he sometimes fences with umbrellas is also not a hand to hand combatant. He relies on henchmen and his wits to try to stay ahead.

All in all, this reminds me less of Jackie Chan as others have mentioned, mostly because that looked so awful I avoided it, but of another terrible show, the new He-Man cartoon *shudder* Lots of gimmicky cuts to other scenes, a lot of empty space and bright colours and all the characters seems to spend half their time in mid-air with speed lines zooming past them. And the same three bad guys behind every single event.

I agree totally with others who have marked this as disappointing. It is the weakest thing to come out of the Batman franchise since the execrable Batman & Robin, and while not quite on that level of crappiness, it does count against the good work that was done in Batman Begins, a film I would expect this to try and stay as close to as possible given the proximity of their release and the inherent similarity in concept.

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