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: 139th All Time, 156th This Week

Franchise: Batman
Characters on BTVA: 149
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EPA Deane
said at 8:00 AM on Wed Feb 21 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
The First Batman Show I Ever Saw and Despite Some flaws that I didn't pick up on my Initial viewing of it, It Holds up quite Well.

This Show has Has My Favourite Versions of Bane, Black Mask, Solomon Grudy, Clayface and Especially The Riddler and Batgirl.

The Voice Cast Is Excellent as Well. It's Not often that a Great Spider-Man Voice Can Pull off a Nifty Batman Voice but My does Rino Romano sound fantastic as a more Youthful Batman.
Danielle Judovits brings So Much Charm and Panache as Batgirl that I could not imagine a more perfect Voice For Barbara Gordon.
Alastair Duncan is A Truly Underrated Alfred Pennyworth Voice IMO

As For Robert Englund as the Riddler......WOW........ I know people find him Most Iconic as Freddy Krueger, but for me at least he is Perfection as this Show's Gothic Reinterpretation of Edward Nygma.

The Only Villain Casting I was Never a Fan of was Tom Kenny as The Penguin.

Putting that Issue aside (along with the Overtly Toyetic Gadgets that the show had a tendency to highlight in unsubtle ways), the show notonly had a Nice Dry wit present within it, but had solid Dramatic Moments as well ( particularly with regards to 'Traction' 'Riddler's Revenge' and 'Seconds')

While Not Perfect, This and Teen Titans got me Interested DC Superheroes..... And I will be Always be Thankful of that.....
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:48 AM on Wed Dec 13 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
This show was pretty underrated. Kevin Michael Richardson as The Joker was one of those casting choices that didn't seem good on paper, but eventually turned out to be excellent.

Rino Romano was also an excellent choice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. This guy definitely deserves more roles.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:30 PM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 5 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
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.
said at 6:25 PM on Mon May 29 2017
 5 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
said at 4:31 PM on Tue Feb 7 2017
 4 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
 10 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.
said at 1:05 AM on Sat Apr 2 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
I've always loved this show's theme song!
said at 10:13 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
 12 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.
said at 11:15 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 10 Shout Outs!
I like how the animation is similar to Jackie Chan Adventures.
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Feb 8 2017
Fact Jeff Matsuda was the artist
said at 6:54 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
 10 Shout Outs!
This had to be one of the most darkest Batman cartoons i have ever seen
said at 11:16 PM on Sun Jan 1 2017
Agreed, and I really enjoyed that- The Batman actually did an excellent job of tackling Dick Grayson's story in particular, imo:
said at 1:41 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
They Should Of Added Two Face
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.
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.
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
 8 Shout Outs!
This show was awsome, very interesting design for a lot of villains. Really wish there was another sseries like this.
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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