Batman: The Animated Series

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Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman and Robin) is an animated series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series is part of the DC Animated Universe, consisting of an additional 7 animated television shows: Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited; from these shows 4 spin-off animated films have been created.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the show ran from 1992 – 1995 airing on Fox; during this time a total of 85 episodes were broadcast over the space of two seasons, with each episode lasting approximately 22 minutes. Praised for its thematic complexity, darker tone, artistic quality and modernisation of its title character's crime-fighting origins, the series won four Emmy Awards, including an award for Most Outstanding Animated Program.

Cast

  • Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Loren Lester as Dick Grayson / Robin
  • Alfred Pennyworth voiced by
    • Clive Revill ("On Leather Wings", "Christmas with the Joker" and "Nothing to Fear")
    • Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (rest of the series)
  • Bob Hastings as James Gordon
  • Melissa Gilbert as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
  • Brock Peters as Lucius Fox
  • Robert Costanzo as Detective Harvey Bullock
  • Lloyd Bochner as Mayor Hamilton Hill
  • Mark Hamill as Joker
  • Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman
  • Paul Williams as Penguin
  • John Glover as Riddler
  • Richard Moll as Two-Face
  • David Warner as Ra's al Ghul
  • Michael Ansara as Mr. Freeze
  • Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn
  • Henry Polic II as Scarecrow
  • Diane Pershing as Poison Ivy
  • Henry Silva as Bane
  • Aron Kincaid as Killer Croc
  • Roddy McDowall as Mad Hatter
  • Ron Perlman as Clayface
  • Marc Singer as Man-Bat
  • George Dzundza as Ventriloquist

DVD Release

Batman: The Animated Series Volumes 1-4
DVD Name Episode # Release Date Additional Information
Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 1 28 July 6, 2004
  • S01E01-28
  • Commentary on "On Leather Wings" and "Heart of Ice"
  • "The Dark Knight's First Night" Featurette
  • "Batman: The Legacy Continues" Featurette
  • Tour of the Batcave
  • Trailers
Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 2 28 January 25, 2005
  • S01E29-56
  • Commentary Tracks
  • Robin Rising Featurette
  • Gotham's Guardians Featurette
  • Voices of the Knight Featurette
Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 3 29 May 24, 2005
  • S01E57-65
  • S02E01-20 (The Adventures of Batman & Robin)
  • Audio and Video Commentaries
  • Extra Animated Cell 4"x6" In Some Sets
  • Gotham's New Knight — Featurette on Batgirl as Batman's Newest Ally
Batman: The Animated Series - Volume 4 24 December 6, 2005
  • All 24 episodes of The New Batman Adventures
  • Audio and Video Commentaries
Batman: The Complete Animated Series 109 November 4, 2008
  • All 85 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series
  • All 24 episodes of The New Batman Adventures
  • 40 page collector book

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