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The New Batman Adventures 

The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as Nightwing.

Creator:

Bob Kane
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2   1  
1999   1998   1997  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kevin Conroy ...  Batman / ... 24 episodes, 1997-1999
Tara Strong ...  Barbara Gordon / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1998
Mathew Valencia Mathew Valencia ...  Robin / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Alfred Pennyworth / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
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Storyline

Slightly different than "Batman: The Animated Series." The series takes place approximately three years after the last episode of Batman which ran on Fox. Dick Grayson has grown up taken the costumed identity of Nightwing, with Tim Drake taking over as Robin. Written by David J. Gannon <dganno01@exch.eds.com>

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New partners. New crimes. Same wackos.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Riddler only has one line in the series: "Hey diddle diddle, time for a riddle!" Though, technically, he has two in the series, but the 2nd line is shared with another character in which he simply chants "Yeah!" after Harley Quinn says "We demand money!" He shares this line with Scarface. Although in a crossover with Superman, he is seen teamed with Bane and Mad Hatter. Even then, though, he doesn't say more than three lines. See more »

Quotes

[Batgirl attacks a thug]
Nightwing: I saw him.
Batgirl: Didn't look like it.
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Alternate Versions

Although this show goes by "Batman: The Animated Series Volume 4" on video, the original intro from "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" can be seen as a bonus feature if the viewer selects "Play All" on the DVD's main menu, in addition to the original BTAS intro. See more »

Connections

Edited into Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013) See more »

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Has its good parts but is frustratingly inconsistent
10 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As much as I love Batman and Batman:The Animated Series(one of the best animated shows in general), while there are some undeniably good elements there are one too many frustrating ones too.

Pros: The voice acting is superb, Kevin Conroy is the embodiment of Batman and always has been. Mark Hamill brings menace and gravitas to the Joker. There are some effective villains too, Penguin, Nightwing and Scarecrow were the best ones for me. Likewise with some compelling story lines, the overall standard is not as dark or complex as Batman: The Animated Series and some of the animated movies but there are some well-written ones, Old Wounds, Joker's Millions and Sins of the Father were a few of the standouts. The dialogue has its sharpness also, and the action has some exciting moments.

Cons: The animation is a disappointment. Everything here looks too bright and pointy. The brightness jarred with the dark, haunting atmosphere often associated with Batman, which I also found generally lacking in The New Batman Adventures, and I hated the designs of Joker and Catwoman. The characters vary in terms of interest, more leaning towards the disappointing end of the spectrum, Nightwing and Penguin are the most interesting, however Joker is too thuggish often in manner. Batman occasionally is dark and brooding though this is more on Conroy's part than the writing but he also comes across as too cold. Tim is annoyingly childish and Barbara Gordon feels out of place.

As an overall whole, has the voice acting, a few of the villains and some good story lines in its favour but the animation, lack of atmosphere and the way some of the characters are written makes the show inconsistent and frustratingly so. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Batman Adventures See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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