Actors Mark Hamill (Joker) and Kevin Conroy (Batman) have both played these characters for over 25 years. Both actors have repeatedly said that they were "retired" from voicing the characters. Hamill has said that while he enjoyed every minute of being the Joker, the years of voice work had put a huge strain on his voice and that someone else should have the opportunity to "don the psychopathic clown". Both Hamill and Conroy have stated that at their age the repetitive nature of the characters had become tiring. Both did say if there were ever a great story to reprise each character, they'd return. In addition to this series each returned for Batman: Arkham Knight and the animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke. See more »
Surprisingly fun and very similar to batman the brave and the bold
Let's get this clear, this is not young justice or voltron legendary defender, this is just a 10- minute episode cartoon that has no character development or story, but has a striking balance of humour and action. I hope the episodes get a little longer, because what I'm seeing is an instant gratification of a lot of good action and exposition. While I disliked the animation at first I can safely say now that it works quite well for the story and has some nostalgia of Bruce timms art style, and indeed, the art director did work for Bruce Timm. The cartoon mainly consists of shorts that revolve around the insanely big DC gallery of heroes and villains, were it quickly starts with an action scene, and ends with a punchline, but that doesn't mean it's not fun, I'm actually surprised at the balance they managed to reach. You don't get bored, and these 10 minutes end up being one of the finer times you spent in your day. All in all batman the brave and the bold ( the closes series to this, if not its original inspiration) has a finer art style and a longer more consistent plot, the only nitpick I have with this is like I said, too short. But for now, in this lackluster era of animation, I'm only enjoying Tmnt and voltron, and this is a fine addition to watch, surprisingly recommended.
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