The New Adventures Of Batman

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  • 1977
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (1,267)

The New Adventures of Batman is an animated television series that aired on CBS from 1977 to 1978. As the title suggests, the show chronicles the new adventures of the caped crusader and his sidekick Robin as they fight crime in Gotham City. This series is a continuation of the 1960s Batman television show, which starred Adam West as the titular character. West and his co-star Burt Ward reprised their roles as Batman and Robin respectively for this animated series. The show was produced by Filmation Associates, the same animation company behind other classic cartoons like The Jetsons and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

The New Adventures of Batman features similar themes and characters to the 1960s live-action series. The show is characterized by its campy tone, colorful animation, and larger-than-life villains. Each episode usually involves a villainous plot by one of Batman's iconic foes, like the Riddler, the Joker, or Catwoman. Batman and Robin use their detective skills and advanced gadgets to foil the villain's plan and save the day.

One of the unique aspects of this series is the inclusion of Bat-Mite, a small imp-like creature from another dimension who idolizes Batman. Bat-Mite appears in several episodes as a comedic foil, often creating problems for Batman and Robin with his well-intentioned magical powers. While Bat-Mite was not a part of the original Batman comics, he became popular with fans of the show and has since made appearances in other Batman adaptations.

The show's animation style is similar to other cartoons of the time, with simple character designs, limited movement, and bright colors. The animation may seem dated by modern standards, but it retains a nostalgic charm and serves as a time capsule of 1970s cartoon style.

Despite its campy tone and simplistic animation, The New Adventures of Batman was well-received by audiences and critics alike. The show's lighthearted approach to the Batman mythos was a refreshing departure from the darker, grittier interpretations of the character that would come later. The show's success even led to a spin-off series called The New Adventures of Superman, which similarly adapted the iconic comic book hero into a fun, family-friendly format.

In conclusion, The New Adventures of Batman is an enjoyable animated series that preserves the spirit of the classic 1960s Batman show. Fans of the character will appreciate the show's colorful villains, clever gadgets, and all-around fun attitude. While the animation may look dated to modern eyes, the show remains a nostalgic favorite for many viewers.

The New Adventures Of Batman is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on February 10, 1977.

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This Looks Like A Job For Bat-Mite!
16. This Looks Like A Job For Bat-Mite!
May 26, 1977
Zarbor seeks revenge by turning the Caped Crusaders into criminals, leaving Bat-mite to save the day.
Have An Evil Day (2)
15. Have An Evil Day (2)
May 19, 1977
Batman & Robin chase down Zarbor on his home planet, in search of the stolen nuclear power plants.
Have An Evil Day (1)
14. Have An Evil Day (1)
May 12, 1977
Zarbor, a tiny yet powerful villian from bat-mite's home planet, uses a distraction of Joker, Penguin, Clayface and Catwoman to steal the nuclear power plants from Earth.
Birds Of A Feather Fool Around Together
13. Birds Of A Feather Fool Around Together
May 5, 1977
Penguin turns Bat-mite evil to help him defeat Batman & Robin.
Curses! Oiled Again!
12. Curses! Oiled Again!
April 28, 1977
Clayface poses as Batman, assisted by an acrobat who looks Robin.
Dead Ringers
11. Dead Ringers
April 21, 1977
Clayface, posing as Batman, enlists the help of an acrobat who looks like Robin.
The Deep Freeze
10. The Deep Freeze
April 14, 1977
Mr. Freeze, with his cold/hot ray can manipulate the Earth's weather. But his true goal is to steal the most powerful nuclear submarine.
He Who Laughs Last
9. He Who Laughs Last
April 7, 1977
Batman and Robin face a shape-shifter with bad intentions.
The Chameleon
8. The Chameleon
March 31, 1977
Batman and Robin face The Chameleon, a twisted minded shape-shifter.
Reading, Writing & Wronging
7. Reading, Writing & Wronging
March 24, 1977
Brainiac, a ruthless alien villain, uses a shrinking ray to reduce Batman and Robin to thimble-size.
6. Bite-Sized
March 17, 1977
Electro, an alien villian uses a shrink ray on the dynamic duo.
The Bermuda Rectangle
5. The Bermuda Rectangle
March 10, 1977
Bat-Mite and Batgirl join in for an underwater adventure as the Caped Crusaders set out to stop Professor Bubbles from taking over the world.
A Sweet Joke On Gotham City
4. A Sweet Joke On Gotham City
March 3, 1977
A villain named Sweetooth sabotages Gotham City's water system, replacing the water with chocolate syrup.
Trouble Identity
3. Trouble Identity
February 24, 1977
Catwoman steals a new ecological invention which turns waste materials into fabrics and furs.
The Moonman
2. The Moonman
February 17, 1977
Batman, Bat-mite, and Robin are after The Moonman, who recently stole a moon rock from a museum.
The Pest
1. The Pest
February 10, 1977
Batman and Robin are followed by a small Space Imp named Bat-Mite who wants to join the Bat team and are continually distracted by him while trying to foil the Joker who is out to steal a revolutionary new car that runs on water.
Where to Watch The New Adventures Of Batman
The New Adventures Of Batman is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The New Adventures Of Batman on demand at Vudu, DC Universe, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 10, 1977
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (1,267)