16 Facts About Batman The Animated Series


Batman: The Animated Series is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.

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Batman The Animated Series initially took a variation of music written by Danny Elfman for the Burton films as its theme; later episodes of the series used a new theme with a similar style by Shirley Walker, an occasional collaborator of Elfman.

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Batman The Animated Series is more adult-oriented than many of the previous superhero cartoons, while still being considered kid-friendly appropriate for younger audiences.

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Batman The Animated Series's changing relationship with Batman into a more tenser one is highlighted in the show, with the two-parter episode "Robin's Reckoning" and the episode "Night of the Ninja" examining this.

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Batman The Animated Series's makes her first appearance as her alter ego Batgirl in "Shadow of the Bat", after her father Commissioner Gordon is arrested under charges of corruption.

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However, when The New Batman The Animated Series Adventures began, during the era of Joel Schumacher's films, Joker's origin was retained but his identity was retconned as being merely one of many aliases as seen in the episode "Beware the Creeper", meaning his true identity is still unknown.

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The man broke into the ACE Chemical Plant that marked the first time he encountered Batman The Animated Series, a fight which ended with him falling off a catwalk and into a drainage vat of chemicals.

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Batman The Animated Series was washed out into the bay and discovered the chemicals bleached his skin chalk white, dyed his hair green, stained his lips red, leaving them in a permanent rictus smile, and dyed his suit purple.

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Batman The Animated Series reinvented himself as the Joker, Batman's greatest enemy and Gotham City's most dangerous costumed criminal.

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Batman The Animated Series worked to craft a multifaceted laugh for the Joker that could change to reflect the Joker's current mood, likening it to a musical instrument.

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Friends and allies of Batman featured in the show not previously mentioned include Alfred Pennyworth, Harvey Bullock, the Gray Ghost, Lucius Fox, and Leslie Thompkins.

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DC announced in February 2020 that Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and artist Ty Templeton would be leading a new miniseries, Batman: The Adventures Continue, to be first published in April 2020, based on the animated series and following shortly after its conclusion, with Tim Drake still adjusting as the new Robin to Batman.

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In 1999, a futuristic spin-off series titled Batman Beyond premiered on The WB, featuring a teenager named Terry McGinnis taking on the duties of Batman under the guidance of an elderly Bruce Wayne.

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Many DC cartoons unrelated to the larger DC animated universe, such as Teen Titans and The Batman, featured character designs strongly influenced by those of Bruce Timm.

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Lego minifigures of various Batman characters are more strongly based on the designs from Batman: The Animated Series than any other form of Batman media.

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Batman The Animated Series debuted on DC Universe in September 2018 in high definition.

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