The Batman

The Batman
Voice Directors: Andrea Romano, Ginny McSwain

US Premiere: Sep 11, 2004
US Conclusion: 2008

Seasons: 5
Episodes: 65

Animation Studio: Warner Brothers Animation

Popularity: 137th All Time, 163rd This Week

Franchise: Batman
Characters on BTVA: 149
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Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:30 PM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Had a bit of free time a while ago and saw this on Netflix, I figured I'd watch a few episodes for nostalgia. I watched the whole thing.
Considering what we're getting from DC recently, this felt like breath of fresh air.
The twist on Batman lore is really nice and refreshing, we got some really interesting takes on the villains. Some nice change of some origins and really awesome designs. I mean, just look at Mister Freeze!
It's a shame some people were turned off by the art style of the show because the animation does some really nice visuals. Like how the sky was more of a dark red to indicate night instead of the usual black or blue. One one scene that stands out to be is where while Batman is in the Batmobile, someone calls Bruce Wayne but what's interesting is that you never see Batman talk as Bruce Wayne, when he talks he's in shadows because he's in a tunnel or it'll just be a close up of Batman's mouth talking. It's such a little detail but it adds so much to the scene.
Speaking of Batman's voice, Rino rocks as Batman. Theses days every Batman voice we get is the deep and gruff "SWEAR TO ME" voice so Rino's higher voice is so refreshing to hear. He still nails all the best parts of Batman: he's mysterious and threatening. Heck there is a scene where Batman *slightly* raises his voice at Batgirl and Robin and he sounds indimadating when he does.
The voice cast in general was pretty spot on.
While the plots aren't as deep as Batman TAS and it focuses more on gadgets and weapons that were probably done to sell toys, it tells its stories well. I never saw an episode that I thought didn't do everything it needed to do. Only somewhat disappointing episode was the Dark Knight Returns based episode, that one was pretty weird.
The show isn't perfect though, there are some lines that are a little too cheesey (Batman does some one liners that can get pretty eye rolling) or just feel pretty dated (mostly coming from either Robin or Batgirl). Or the fact that Yin was a really interesting character that had a different interaction with Batman...and then Gordon comes out of nowhere in the show and we never see her again. Seriously, Gordon comes in at the end of season 2 with no explaination and then the next seasons we never see Yin. She gets a reference or two but that's it.
Overall, this show holds up well in the more important aspects and it was nice to see something a little different from the Batman franchise.
I give this show a 9/10
wdf1
said at 5:26 PM on Fri Jun 30 2017
I'm not really a fan of this show, while it had it's moments, the Kabuki Twins were good original villains, and some of the voice acting was good, but the characters had a much more kiddie and cartoonish feel than those seen in the 90's animated series and its kin, and that the various Batsuits and gadgets and many action scenes were intended to inspire toys for kids to buy, plus the animation was sub-par namely when it came to the character designs.
batcool
said at 6:25 PM on Mon May 29 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Talk about a throwback show from the good old Kids WB days this was cool Batman series got to give it up for Jeff Matsuda art style plus got to love the action scenes
Abdullab
said at 4:31 PM on Tue Feb 7 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
First time Brandon and Greg worked together before creating YJ, they worked together alot on the Mr. Freeze episodes and what were the first villians u see in the pilot
Shaun Ince
said at 4:01 PM on Tue Aug 9 2016
 9 Shout Outs!
This show was actually pretty cool tbh. The highlight of the show was definitely Kevin Michael Richardson aa Joker. He basically stole every scene that he was in.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:05 AM on Sat Apr 2 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
I've always loved this show's theme song!
Omar_Lopez
said at 10:13 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
 9 Shout Outs!
I remember when this first came out it got a lot of hate. Back then I actually never watched Batman: TAS before it so The Batman was my first exposure to the character via. I thought it was a solid show and had some good voice work. I of course later did watch the DCAU (back during the early days of youtube when everything copyrighted was available for your free illegal viewing pleasure) and then understood the praise was well deserved but I still believe The Batman for a stand alone show was good.

Season 4 especially was really great.
Fulgore2005
said at 11:15 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 10 Shout Outs!
I like how the animation is similar to Jackie Chan Adventures.
Abdullab
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Feb 8 2017
@Fulgore2005
Fact Jeff Matsuda was the artist
Mr.Cartoon
said at 6:54 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
This had to be one of the most darkest Batman cartoons i have ever seen
WrightWay
said at 11:16 PM on Sun Jan 1 2017
@Mr.Cartoon
Agreed, and I really enjoyed that- The Batman actually did an excellent job of tackling Dick Grayson's story in particular, imo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0_6tcu0nB8
B.A.Alcantra
said at 1:41 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
They Should Of Added Two Face
Metabad
said at 2:24 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@B.A.Alcantra I might be wrong here, but I think they weren't able to add him because of the Dark Knight, I think it had something to do with contracts or rights or something, but I'm not 100% sure.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:43 AM on Sun Dec 30 2012
@Metabad That was the case for Scarecrow. Clayface was kind of Two-face in here. Similar backstory and origin.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:44 AM on Sun Dec 30 2012
@B.A.Alcantra Some villains were omitted due to rights issues but Clayface kind of had his backstory and origin
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:41 PM on Tue Jul 19 2011
 7 Shout Outs!
This show was awsome, very interesting design for a lot of villains. Really wish there was another sseries like this.
Metabad
said at 10:31 PM on Wed Jul 13 2011
 9 Shout Outs!
I really love the Riddler's design in this show.
EPA Deane
said at 9:44 AM on Mon Jan 2 2017
@Metabad You and me both.
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Batgirl / Barbara Gordon
16.2% (6 votes)
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16.2% (6 votes)
Joker
10.8% (4 votes)
Robin / Dick Grayson
8.1% (3 votes)
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8.1% (3 votes)
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5.4% (2 votes)
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2.7% (1 vote)
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2.7% (1 vote)
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2.7% (1 vote)
D.A.V.E.
2.7% (1 vote)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle
2.7% (1 vote)
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