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Batman: The Animated Series 

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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.
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Top Rated TV #27 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kevin Conroy ...  Batman / ... 85 episodes, 1992-1995
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Alfred Pennyworth / ... 55 episodes, 1992-1995
Robert Hastings ...  Commissioner James Gordon / ... 51 episodes, 1992-1994
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Storyline

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 Spiricom

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While the Tim Burton Batman movies influenced much of the show, an updated Batman animated series had been in development for almost a decade prior to the show's debut. One proposed pilot came to be adapted as an episode of The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985). It was largely the success of Tim Burton's Batman (1989), which inspired the green lighting, and subsequent launch of the series. See more »

Quotes

Batman: Last time we met, you tried to throw me off a building.
The Joker: I did?
[laughs]
The Joker: That was so long ago!
Batman: That was last month.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits is a vignette: a bank robbery takes place and Batman pursues and subdues the criminals. See more »

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Soundtracks

Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker
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The best superhero cartoon ever.
17 August 2000 | by Kai-18See all my reviews

This is every thing an adventure show should be. It has action, drama, comedy, tragedy and a truly Gothic feel (fitting that it takes place in Gotham). The interesting thing about the Batman character is that the only reason he becomes Bruce Wayne is to make enough money to fund his Batman work and to help the less fortunate. He's such a tragic character as he's given up a personal life for his parents dream. The stories are wonderfully intelligent and fun at the same time. There are very few poor episodes in this series (but note that their are some). Even lame villains like the Clock King and Mr. Freeze are made engaging and exciting. Ignore the movies and watch the series. Heck, at times it can even be much more realistic than the movies (like in "I am the Night") Some recommended episodes are: "Almost Got 'Im" (a poker game where Bat-Villain recount how they almost killed him), "His Silicon Soul" (a robot clone of Batman is a little too much like Batman too do a computers evil bidding) and "the Man who killed Batman" (in which a small time crook has seemingly killed Batman... by accident)


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