Batman: The Animated Series
Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham city, offers up his own brand of justice in his quest to stamp out evil. With his high tech toys and good old fashion brawn, he battles a variety of supervillians with the occassional help of Robin and Batgirl.
Country of Origin: USA
Alternate Title: The Adventures of Batman and Robin
|Kevin Conroy||... Batman / Bruce Wayne|
|Loren Lester||... Dick Grayson / Robin|
|Efrem Zimbalist Jr.||... Alfred Pennyworth|
|Bob Hastings||... Commissioner James Gordon|
|Robert Costanzo||... Det. Harvey Bullock|
|Melissa Gilbert||... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl|
|Mark Hamill||... Jack Napier / The Joker|
|Richard Moll||... Harvey Dent / Two-Face, Batcave Computer|
|Michael Ansara||... Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze|
|John Glover||... Edward Nygma / The Riddler|
|Paul Williams||... The Penguin|
|Aron Kincaid||... Waylon Jones / Killer Croc|
|Roddy McDowall||... Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter|
|Diane Pershing||... Poison Ivy|
|Henry Polic II||... Professor Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow|
|Arleen Sorkin||... Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn|
After years of superhero cartoons being more laughable than 'super', "Batman: The Animated Series" came in and promptly blew everyone's socks off. The dark edginess and crisp styling of the show was something no one had ever seen before on television and its look has since been dubbed 'Dark Deco'.
There have been a number of spin-off series that have tried for a similar look including "Batman Gotham Knights" and "Batman Beyond", however the original is still arguably the best.