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‘Batman: The Animated’ Series Turns 25

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Batman: The Animated Series turned 25 recently. The Hollywood Reporter has an oral history of the classic TV show:

    “As a kid, I had a very conservative Irish-Catholic upbringing. So when Bruce Timm asked me what I knew about Batman, I immediately mentioned the TV show and he screamed, ‘No, no, no! That’s not what we’re doing. Erase that!’ ” says Conroy. “He explained the dark, noir story and Bruce’s vow to his parents which leads to the dual identities. It was sort of Shakespearean tragedy, so I approached it like you would Hamlet or Edgar in King Lear.”

    I was on a podcast talking about this show a few months ago, it really does hold up.

  2. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

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  3. red8ge


    untouchable. a shame about the new harley batman animated movie
  4. Tim McCall


    Been rewatching a lot of cartoons. Batman holds up the best. The Real Ghostbusters has been fun, but it isn't even close.
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  5. JamesMichael

    Software Engineer Prestigious

    Used to love watching it when I was a kid. The films are awesome too.
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  6. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Agreed 100%, especially with the Mask Of The Phantasm part, it really could be the best Batman film ever made.
  7. btr

    Trusted Supporter

    This show is beautiful to look at and the animation is phenomenal. Conroy and Hamill are Batman and Joker to me.
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  8. Been sporadically re-watching the whole series during 2017. MotP just got a blu-ray release, so hopefully this series gets one eventually.
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  9. Ellite25


    What’s the best way to watch this show these days? Is it on a streaming service or Blu-ray?
  10. zachmacD


    hulu is where it's at for all the 90's cartoons. The Spiderman cartoon is on there, Hey Arnold, Batman, among many others.
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  11. The whole series is available to stream on Amazon if you have Amazon Prime.
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  12. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Watched Batman Beyond episodes in the last year or two for the first time in ages and I was shocked how much they came back to me as I watched. I think I'd underestimated how much of that show I'd watched, and how well you can remember tv from childhood (much like music).
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  13. younglikeme

    ii // YLM