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Watch Bruce Timm's Batman 75th Anniversary Short--"Strange Days" Now!

Check out the new Batman short.

Last week it was announced that a new Batman short, by Bruce Timm, would be debuting to celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary. The time for waiting is over. You can now check it out below!

How cool was that? What did you think? Hopefully we'll see more of these soon.

Thanks to Scanner51 for the tip.

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Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

I would love it if DC did something like this for Captain Marvel, probably not, but I can dream. It sure would be great if the Big Red Cheese could relive a bit of the glory days.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

So this should be a tv show.....

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Nice.

Posted by Captain13

Bruce Timm is awesome.

JLU needs to come back.

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@captain13: What would be cool is if they made a new series with the New 52 League.

Edited by Captain13

@captainmarvel4ever: There was nothing wrong with the old version. It was what Timm wanted. I like it when he has creative freedom. And the Timmverse continuity was one of the most expansive ever.

Posted by patrat18

EPIC!

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@captain13: Yeah but it's over, and CN needs a new DC show, that's actually good. So why not use the New 52 League, where unlike the original JL series, we go into depth about each characters mythos, and past. Plus with Dwayne McDuffie gone, it wouldn't be as fun to go back to the old continuity. Besides, he was the best writer on that show, so what's the fun of going back in if he's not around?

Posted by Master_Thief

HE KILLED STRANGE!!!!!

YOU ALLL SAW!!!!

HE KILLED!!!!

Posted by Marionettegeist

So this should be a tv show.....

No, it shouldn't be a TV show, it has to be a TV show!

@captain13: What would be cool is if they made a new series with the New 52 League.

Or they could do the smart thing, like they did last time, and not base it on any one specific version, but just cherry pick the best, as far as team members, certain story arcs and their personalities, while using an almost entirely new continuity.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@master_thief: Yeah this is based on Golden Age Batman who did that.

Posted by G-Man

@master_thief: Nah, he grabbed a twig sticking out the side of the mountain, on the way down.

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Edited by longbowhunter

I love the old serial feel.

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Posted by mak13131313

So freaking cool!

Posted by Daiohnysis

@captain13: I'd rather not have another season of "Bruce Timm presents: Batman and his friends."

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever
Edited by kagato

Absolutely loved it but now I miss the animated series more than ever. I'd love to see more even if it is only 5 minute blocks.

Posted by MrMazz

That was very nice. It's to bad the gatekeepers don't think there is room for someone of Bruce Timm's caliber to do some work like this more often.

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@marionettegeist: Maybe they could do a little of both, have the New 52 League be the center of the series, but still playing around with other characters and stories. Although I'll take almost anything at this point.

Posted by The_Comebacks

I love bruce timm, but i didnt like this short. I liked the Superman tribute one from last year much better. Still would like to see more animated shorts.

Posted by SupBatz

Pretty cool. Not much substance, really, but it was great tone-wise. And seeing Timm-style animation was a welcome treat.

Reminds me that we're lacking a good DC cartoon at the moment. Hopefully we'll get something soon (and NOT on Cartoon Network). I'm still hoping for a Young Justice revival. It's the most cohesive DC Universe to date, in my opinion.

Posted by bloggerboy

Nice! Gotta rewatch Batman: TAS now.

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@supbatz said:

Pretty cool. Not much substance, really, but it was great tone-wise. And seeing Timm-style animation was a welcome treat.

Reminds me that we're lacking a good DC cartoon at the moment. Hopefully we'll get something soon (and NOT on Cartoon Network). I'm still hoping for a Young Justice revival. It's the most cohesive DC Universe to date, in my opinion.

I would love it if the CW picked up Young Justice and kept it going from the same continuity. I don't know why major networks don't take animation seriously. After all, considering how the CW is doing, they may take a chance on an animated series, I doubt they're ratings could go any lower.

Posted by Sidious

Can we just have a decent show like B:TAS on again? PLEASE?

Edited by Brione

That was awesome. Bruce Timm should make a Batman cartoon with this tone, more mature for adults, and either pitch it to HBO or put it on Adult Swim.

Posted by roboadmiral

The quality of this video mostly just reminds me of the woeful state of western animation. Even the really good stuff (Young Justice, The Legend of Korra) looks like anime. The animation in this was of amazing quality and it doesn't look or feel like anything else out there. Come back to us, Bruce Timm. Come back to us.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

That was pretty cool

Posted by PopRock123

Awesome love Bruce Timm's work.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

This was just meh, plus where's the color

Edited by fables87

OMG MY CHILDHOOD!

Posted by Marionettegeist

This was just meh, plus where's the color

It's a period piece set in the 30's. Color would have ruined the atmosphere, which (being only 2 minutes long) is pretty much all it was created for.

Edited by SupBatz

@captainmarvel4ever: Unfortunately, I don't think Young Justice fits with the CW's typical demographic. Our best chance of seeing a Young Justice season 3 is mostly likely through Netflix if it performs well.

Definitely missed Young Justice a lot. I wish we'd gotten a bit more closure.

Posted by darkrider

i want to see more

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Edited by RisingBean

Wow.

Damnit, I forgot how much I missed BTAS.

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Posted by The Stegman

I would prefer this to Beware the Batman.

Posted by Jayc1324

Just bring back DCAU already.

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

That was amazing.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Eh, I thought it was alright. Still love Timm though, dudes a legend, was hoping he would do something similar to what he did with Superman last year.

Posted by Night Thrasher

It was 5/10 on the Timm scale. Still better than Beware the Batman or Teen Titans Go! though. Both Marvel and DC dropped the ball with their animated series. We lost Green Lantern, Young Justice, Mighty Avengers and Spectacular Spider-Man for Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man? So 7.0,8.9,8.5 and 8.7 for 5.0,2.0,1.0 and 2.3? I think both studios are underestimating kids! My nephews 6 & 9 both prefer the older shows to the newer ones.

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

Does anyone know what this tweet is about? What the hell is Batman Unlimited? Actor Chris Diamantopoulos (very Greek name) said he's voicing Green Arrow in it. Somebody help me figure out what this is!

https://twitter.com/DiamantopoulosC/status/446114710199353345

Posted by Grimoire

@fables87 said:

OMG MY CHILDHOOD!

Thinking the same thing. lol

Posted by kilowog52

I made sure I watched this on Cartoon Network when it aired. I had no idea you'd post it here soon after. Anyway, there wasn't much voice acting. Hugo Strange had three or four lines, then the girl had one line at the end, then Batman says, "For now." That sounded like Conroy to me. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was. But it could have been a really good Conroy impersonator. Does anyone have any sort of confirmation that that was indeed Conroy, or information on who did the girl's line or Strange's voice?

Posted by JPWolf5

Awe the wonderful childhood memories flowed back after watching this one, we need more like this. Do You HEAR that Cartoon Network.

Posted by Black_Arrow

The quality of this video mostly just reminds me of the woeful state of western animation. Even the really good stuff (Young Justice, The Legend of Korra) looks like anime. The animation in this was of amazing quality and it doesn't look or feel like anything else out there. Come back to us, Bruce Timm. Come back to us.

Posted by KEROGA

KEVIN CONROY! one line is all he needs to be epic

Posted by SavageDragon

I am Vengeance

I am the (K)Night

I...am...Batman!

Posted by fil123

i really want a homage video like supermans last year with all the classic scores and all the different versions of superman

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I liked the superman one much more, and tbh I dont care for Timm that much.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Conroy as Batman + Hugo Strange = EPIC WIN!

HE KILLED STRANGE!!!!!

YOU ALLL SAW!!!!

HE KILLED!!!!

A) This is Golden Age Batman, who didn't have the no-killing rule yet, and B) he kills the bad guys in the movies constantly and nobody cares when that happens

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