Batman: the Animated Series was an animated series that premiered on September 5, 1992. The series was based on the popular Batman comics created by Bob Kane. The series focused on the adventures of Batman a dark vigilante hero who defends Gotham City from a variety of costumed villains that include The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Mad Hatter, Ra's Al Ghul, Bane, Killer Croc, Clayface, and The Clock King. Batman is the secret identity of millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne.
The highly successful series merged revolutionary animation and great storytelling. The series was so successful that a feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was released during the run of the series and a direct to video feature Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was also created.
The first seasons of the series focused mainly on the adventures of Batman. In the last season the series was retitled The Adventures of Batman and Robin and focused on the adventures of both Batman and his younger crime fighting associate Robin. The last new episode of the series was broadcast on September 15, 1995. The series was followed by a spinoff utilizing different animation entitled Batman Gotham Knights. Episodes of Batman Gotham Knights, episodes of Superman, and reruns of Batman: the Animated Series were broadcast in 1997 under the title The New Batman/Superman Adventures. Spinoff: Batman Gotham Knights
Related Shows that feature Crossovers: Batman Beyond, Superman, and Justice League.
Emmy Awards and Nominations
Winner: Alan Burnett, Jean MacCurdy, Eric Radomski, Randy Rogel, Tom Ruegger, Dick Sebast, and Bruce W. Timm, "Robin's Reckoning"  Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)
Other Awards or Nominations
Annie Award (The Annie Awards are given out in a variety of animation related categories):
1998 Winner: Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production
First Telecast: September 5, 1992 Last Telecast: September 15, 1995
Episodes: 85 Color Episodes (85 half-hour episodes, 7 two-part episodes, 1 Feature Movie, 1 Direct to Video Movie)
Production: Warner Brothers Studios
Animation Production: Sunrise, Inc.