Batman: The Animated Series : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 5, 1992
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  • Summary: 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 thatBatman: 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

    1993
    Winner: Alan Burnett, Jean MacCurdy, Eric Radomski, Randy Rogel, Tom Ruegger, Dick Sebast, and Bruce W. Timm, "Robin's Reckoning" [1] 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.
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Action & Adventure, Kids

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  1. May 22, 2014
    10
    Here is a series so clearly aware of it's target audience yet not afraid to push the envelope. It boldly introduces complex themes and let'sHere is a series so clearly aware of it's target audience yet not afraid to push the envelope. It boldly introduces complex themes and let's the characters duke it out in gorgeous art deco animation. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2015
    10
    The best adaptation of Batman out of comics. It has something for everyone and its a very good show. You might be thinking this is justThe best adaptation of Batman out of comics. It has something for everyone and its a very good show. You might be thinking this is just another stupid kids cartoon, your wrong. Its got a dark atmosphere a nice art style to it and a great voice cast starring Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy and many others. This is a dark emotional show that is very nostalgic and deserves to be watched by everyone. Batman fan or not you'd be crazy not to like this show. Expand
  3. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    Spectacular TV show. The best adaptation of Batman in a television series ever, and, quite frankly, the best superhero TV show ever made. ItSpectacular TV show. The best adaptation of Batman in a television series ever, and, quite frankly, the best superhero TV show ever made. It never gets old. Collapse
  4. May 30, 2012
    10
    The best superhero animation series adaptation ever.Batman:Animated Series features batman taking on his arch-villians who rott the streets ofThe best superhero animation series adaptation ever.Batman:Animated Series features batman taking on his arch-villians who rott the streets of gotham like Two-Face, Mr.Freeze, Ra's al Ghul etc.His car in this series is just awesome.I think it is the best animation ever. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    Batman: The Animated series is still hands down the greatest on screen superhero adaptation there has ever been, (yes, it kicks ChristopherBatman: The Animated series is still hands down the greatest on screen superhero adaptation there has ever been, (yes, it kicks Christopher Nolan's ass, but his movies are flawed and overrated anyway) and I doubt there will ever be anything that can top it. It just got everything right. It took the character's seriously, but it never felt like it was trying to be too real thanks to some stylish and incredible animation. That combination alone makes it perfect, and it's something no film has ever been able to achieve, but the strengths of this series just keep coming. The acting is fantastic, especially Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker, both of whom I still think are the definite actors for the characters and thank god they still do them occasionally. The idea of episodic stories also works incredibly well since it allows the writers not only to develop character's even deeper but it gives them a chance to include as many wonderful villains as possible without feeling overcrowded like a film would, and never seeming to gratuitous like a long running film series would. To put it simply, this show is perfection in every way, and it's the true example of a comic book fan's dreams come true, not some over-serious, over-pretentious piece of crap from Chris Nolan. I've experience as a child and an adult, and it's an absolute joy from both perspectives, it's simply a series that isn't matched. Expand