This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne -- billionaire by day, crime fighter by night -- starts as Wayne balances life as a free-wheeling bachelor with his role as the Caped Crusader.... See full summary »
Batman isn't going at it alone this time! From Warner Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise. Our caped crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. Written by
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In the Season 2 episode "Chill of the Night", which was agreed upon by fans to be one of the top 5 best episodes of the series, is also distinguished by having a few Batman-veterans making voice-over cameos. From "Batman: The Animated Series" (and its spin-offs), Kevin Conroy (Batman) voices the Phantom Stranger, Mark Hamill (the Joker) voices The Spectre and Richard Moll (Two Face) reprises his role (very briefly) as Two Face and as the mob boss who hires Joe Chill to kill Thomas Wayne. Also, from the "Batman" (1966) series, Adam West (Batman) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman), voice Thomas and Martha Wayne. See more »
This cartoon is absolutely fantastic and mind-blowingly good. Sadly, it isn't Batman: TAS, but it doesn't pretend to be either. Instead, it is a perfect blend of modern and retro that doesn't take itself too seriously but is clearly articulate and deliberate.
One thing I really love about the new Batman are the different characters involved in the series: Aquaman, the Atom, Green Arrow, Tornado, instead of the usual suspects. The story lines are also very different and very charming. Another positive note are the little mini-intros before the credits roll that allow viewers to broaden their exploration in the world of the Dark Knight.
The only reason I'm not giving this wonderful cartoon 10 out of 10 is because it doesn't at all attempt to incorporate Bruce Wayne. I think there could be plenty of opportunities to include something with the comic and clumsy Bruce Wayne that the story writers probably intentionally left out to further the dichotomy between this show and our old and beloved Batman: TAS.
Awesome show. Watch it without thinking about Batman: TAS. 9/10.
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