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Batman fans, rejoice. Batman: The Animated Series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, storms right out of the gate firmly rooted in the Batman comic book tradition. Directed by Bruce Timm, the animated show stays true to the comic book's dark tones by using cutting-edge animation techniques, dramatic orchestral music and Emmy-winning storytelling that can keep anyone on the edge of his or her seat.

Set in the 1940s, Gotham City's vigilante justice seeker Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego Batman protect Gotham City streets from a host of villains, both familiar and new. Villains include the Joker, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Riddler, the Mad Hatter, Bane, Killer Croc, and the Clock King. Harley Quinn, the Joker's assistant was created on this show, and went on to become a very popular antagonist in the series.

Batman: the Animated Series was originally released as a children's program, but has an adult-oriented nature, with each unique episode being intelligently written with interesting storylines and smart dialog. With the spectacular animation found throughout each episode, the lively action scenes leave you wanting more.

The main characters are voiced by Kevin Conroy as Batman, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred Pennyworth and Bob Hastings as Commissioner Jim Gordon. Other famous actors can be heard throughout the series, most notably playing the antagonists. Mark Hamill found a new voiceover career voicing the Joker and Adrienne Barbeau voices the popular character Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Kate Mulgrew, Melissa Gilbert, Adam West and other famous actors can be heard lending their recognizable voices to multiple characters within the episodes.

Batman: The Animated Series is well-respected in the animation industry and has won Emmys for animation, writing, music and sound editing.

5 Seasons, 115 Episodes - Canceled
September 1, 1992
Animation & Cartoons
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Batman: The Animated Series Full Episode Guide

  • Tired of "turnstile justice," a Gotham City judge takes matters of punishment into his own hands.

  • Reporter Jack Ryder goes insane, turns into a villain called the Creeper and steals the Joker's act.

  • Bruce Wayne's new wife entangles him in Poison Ivy's latest plot.

  • Harley recounts how she became involved with the Joker.

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The latest clip has surfaced online heralding the coming on Sept. 25 of DC Animated Universe and Warner Bros.' first half of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns." In it, Bruce Wayne can't sleep, wanders down to the Batcave, and recalls Batman's greatest loss.

Exclusive 'Batman: Arkham City' Making-Of Clip Features Batman, Joker Voice Actors

We can all say what we will about Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney and Bale, or for that matter Romero, Nicholson or Ledger. If you grew up with "Batman: The Animated Series," only two people will ever REALLY be Batman and The Joker respectively: Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. With the Game of the Year Edition of "Batman: Arkham City" dropping next week, Entertainment weekly has this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of the pair recording their legendary dialogue.

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