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 »
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
Tim Curry was originally cast as the Joker, before he was replaced by Mark Hamill. Both would later go on to play villains on Criminal Minds (2005) Curry as Billy Flynn, a.k.a. The Prince of Darkness, and Hamill as John Curtis, a.k.a. the Replicator. Ironically three of the main cast from Criminal Minds would go on to play iconic villain and hero characters with Matthew Gray Gubler and Thomas Gibson playing villains The Riddler and Deathstroke in the animated movies Batman: Assault on Arkham and Son of Batman and Shemar Moore playing the hero Cyborg in the animated movie Justice League: All-Stars. See more »
Forget the camp & cheese of the previous Batman cartoons...this is a masterpiece! The depiction of Batman fighting both the psychos of Gotham City and his inner demons spawned from the murder of his parents years ago is superb. For years Anime had proved that animation need not be just for kids. Batman: The Animated Series solidifies that conclusion.
Kevin Conroy has the perfect voice for both Batman and Bruce Wayne (there is a very obvious distinction). Mark Hamill gives the Joker sadism, sarcasm, and lunacy without resorting to goofiness. Efram Zimblast Jr. makes an excellent Alfred by being loyal, yet openly concerned about his employer's choice of career.
This series is coming to DVD soon - I'm getting in line!
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