Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

In 1992, the birth of Warner Bros. Batman: The Animated Series changed the animation and the Batman saga forever. Based out of the dark style of Tim Burton's 1989 movie, along with the new style of animation, the dynamic series spawned a new technique in animation using black backgrounds that would eventually be dubbed "Dark Deco." Dark Deco gave every scene within Gotham an extraordinary look, redefining the image of the city. The series also revamped the classic characters, casting a unique perspective on their origins and personalities. The series included all the popular characters and even created some new ones. The most significant change was the transformation of the Dick Grayson/Robin character in the "new" 90's costume, resulting in a hipper more adult representation which the character has never seen. The Batman character continued to embody the dark image fans have come to love while maintaining the heroic qualities identified with the character.

Another significant change was the transformation of the Rogues Gallery of Villains. From the ever-popular Joker to the more obscure Clock King, the series displayed each villain's unique personality to perfection and introduced new characters, including the popular Ms. Harley Quinn. Although she wasn't born into the Batman universe until the seventh episode of the series, Harley quickly overshadowed such long time favorites as Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Thanks to the cartoon, Harley Quinn will be a staple in the Batman genre forever.

In Fall 1995, the final five episodes aired (85 total episodes were produced) and the curtain closed on Batman: The Animated Series.

Episode Info

Final: 4x05 -- The Lion and the Unicorn (Sep/15/1995)

International terrorist Red Claw has Alfred kidnapped when the butler makes a visit to his native England. It seems Alfred once worked for the British Secret service, and Red Claw has learned he was entrusted with the firing code to a hidden long range missile. Batman and Robin have to rescue Alfred before Red Claw learns the firing code, or else she will use the missile to bring England to its knees.
Kevin ConroyKevin Conroy
voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
voiced Alfred Pennyworth
Loren LesterLoren Lester
voiced Dick Grayson / Robin
Bob HastingsBob Hastings
voiced Commissioner Jim Gordon
Robert CostanzoRobert Costanzo
voiced Detective Harvey Bullock
Lloyd BochnerLloyd Bochner
voiced Mayor Hamilton Hill


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Recurring Guests

Mari Devon as Summer Gleason (23 eps)
Mark Hamill as Ferris Boyle (16 eps)
Loren Lester as Dick Grayson / Robin (15 eps)
Richard Moll as Harvey Dent (14 eps)
Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn (10 eps)
John Vernon as Rupert Thorne (9 eps)
Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman / Selina (8 eps)
Brock Peters as Lucius Fox (8 eps)
Diane Pershing as Poison Ivy (8 eps)
Paul Williams (1) as Penguin (7 eps)

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Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General | Action | Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 am
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 05, 1992
Ended: September 15, 1995
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