Now that The Batman is gone lets talk about what we liked about the show what we didn't like anything.
The Batman Goodbye
"yeah... i enjoyed it :D Rumor has the team that worked on it is going to be working on a new animated show based on the "Brave and Bold" team ups, different team ups each week... could be interesting M"
really? that sounds great
have they said what kind of animation will they use?
"Now that The Batman is gone lets talk about what we liked about the show what we didn't like anything."
Not yet, we still got The Batman: Lost Heroes 1 hour movie coming out. I wonder if it's going to be as good as The Batman vs Dracula, now that was one heck of a movie showing more blood than the DCAU did on a decade and a half.
-Prior to the release of Superman: Doomsday and other DC movies, Alan Burnett hinted that he is working on some 'hush hush' project. (No not that Hush, the dictionary meaning of Hush).
-The Batman's fmr Executive Producer and current story board editor Alan Burnett was also the Producer of Batman: The Animated Series and almost all of it's related project, up to the JLU series.
- The voice actor for most of the characters have some relation to other superheroes:
Clancy Brown (Mr Freeze): voiced Lex Luthor in Superman the Animated series.
Rino Romano (Batman) : voiced Spider-man in one of his animated series. (the one
where Spidey gets stuck on another planet called Counter Earth)
Jerry O'Connel (Nightwing): did the voice of....Captain Shazam I believe.
Mark Hamill (Boss Zucco): played Joker on B:TAS
Tara Strong (Vicki Vale): voiced Batgirl is TNAB and Raven in Teen Titans.
Kevin Conroy (Dick's Grayson's father): voiced Batman in B:TAS and all of his
incarnations up to JLU.
Ron Perlman (Killer Croc) voices Slade in Teen Titans.
Dana Delany (Lois Lane): voiced Lois Lane in Superman: The Animated Series.
George Newbern (Superman): voiced Superman in the JLU
Brandon Routh (Superman in Superman Returns): voiced the Everywhere Man.
Allison Mack (Clea): Plays Chloe in Smallville along with Tom Welling who
plays a young Supe..I mean Clark Kent on the show.
Will Friedle (Gearhead): Batman Beyond himself.
Hayden Walch (Harley Quinn): Also voiced Harley Quinn in B:TAS.
Charlie Schlatter (Flash): Also did Flash in Superman: TAS.
Miguel Ferrer (Sinestro): Voiced Aquaman and Weather Wizard in Superman:TAS.
Well that's about all of them I could think of at the moment.
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Yeah each season had something to show and make Batman grow in to the character.
During Season 1 he is chased by the cops and in the season finale, his biggest supporter and best friend is turned into Clayface.
Season two showed him getting a little more experienced in crime fighting and gaining a new partner; Detective Ellen Yin. In the end he was accepted by the police, Yin was kicked out of the force for her connection to Batman. Commisioner Gordon was introduced along with the Bat Signal.
Season 3 Batgirl was introduced and we see Batman's reluctance to allow her fight crime but eventualy accepts her as his partner.
Season 4 was a darker season with the introduction of Robin and the Martian Manhunter. In the end Batman faces an alien invasion. I really liked the alien ep because the series had it's best moments then.
Season 5, Batman becomes a full fledged JL member and was the one who brought in Supe's to the league.
I hope they do a season 6, according to Alan Burnett they wanted to bring in Wonderwoman but the movie development stuff prevents them from doing so, Black Canary I don't know why. But according to Alan if they ever get a 5th season they are to bring in Wonderwoman and some other female members also they got very little time to finish the 5th season which may have contributed to the fact they couldn't bring in any female members, the others were already introduced.
I really liked The Batman. I own each season on DVD and never get bored watching it. But, I personally feel that the series started out real nice, but lost its "logic" after a while. I think the show fell victim to the Saturday morning cartoon standards once Robin was brought in Season 3. Not that I thought the show was terrible, but it had a different and lighter tone than it did in the first 2 seasons.
The first 2 seasons had a darker introduction theme. It actually captured the Batman tone real well (for a Saturday morning cartoon at least). Once Robin was brought in, they had a sort of remix theme that resembled more the Adam West Batman theme from the 60s. That turned me off.
Another thing that turned me off from season 3 and on was how a villain like Penguin was captured at the end of an episode and is seen being taken by police. Yet 2 or 3 episodes later, he's back out on the streets. It made me ask the question "How did he get out and why isn't that explained?" A question that was never answered. The same thing can be said for The Joker. He's caught at the end of an episode, and the very next week, he's back out and embarks on a turf war with Penguin and Riddler. This is what I mean by the show losing its logic towards the end.
In the first season, that didn't happen. Joker was caught at the end of the very first episode of the series. 6 or 7 episodes later, due to a series of events, they show Joker escape Arkham. At least now, when I see him in the next episode, I know that he got out and the show moves on in a logical manner.
This is what I mean by falling victim to the Saturday morning cartoon standards. It didn't need to explain much towards the end, it just showed the more colorful villains week-in and week-out because it's what Saturday morning cartoon kids want. At least that's my theory.
I would prefer to get a primetime Batman animated show. A mix of today's better animation technology and the dark tone of Tim Burton's Batman: The Animated Series of the 90s. Also, a show with more logical storylines and one that explores the long list of Batman's villains. This is my personal wish as a Batfan!
No problem man, that's what I thought, but then you had me do a double take and I wasn't sure if I was wrong in thinking Timm when it was really Burton!
I completely agree with you though. "The Batman" became really campy after a while, and I think it is the general consensus between Bat fans that BTAS was the best out of all the batman cartoon interpretations.
Meh it was ok some of the character incarnations were...interesting, the Batman vs. Dracula was pretty cool though, especially the scene in the bloodbank. Overall it didn't have that darker feel to it IMO, which is kinda necessary when you're doing something on Batman
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