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The Best Batman Cartoons Other Than ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

Though most people are of the opinion—and rightly so—that Batman: The Animated Series remains the best animated adaptation of the Dark Knight to date, there is a wealth of other cartoon series that have featured the Caped Crusader over the years. In fact, since Batman’s animated debut in 1968, there have been over a dozen different versions of Gotham’s vigilante in cartoon form; some you may be more familiar with than others. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of Batman’s greatest animated adaptations over the last 50 years along …
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The Top 5 Batman: The Animated Series Episodes

Jessie Robertson picks his top five episodes from Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series is everything to me. When people go back and cherish and revere that special thing from when they were a child, this is that thing for me. The stories, the look, the animation – this is and was Batman to me and always will be. I’ve been re-watching the whole series again from start to finish, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the series than to talk about some of the greatest episodes of the greatest half hour show to ever air, in my humble opinion.

Before I get to my list, I want to highlight certain episodes from each season that I particularly enjoy, because this show is just too amazing to boil down to five.

Season 1

Feat of Clay Parts 1 & 2 gives us a Clayface that we’d
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Six Things You Might Not Know About Tim Burton’s Batman

Luke Owen looks at a few things you might not know about Tim Burton’s Batman…

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman (or Batman ’89 as it’s known nowadays). It was a movie that changed the landscape of comic book movies, broke the mould that came before it and wrote the blueprint for how to market a summer blockbuster.

To celebrate this occasion, let’s look at some things about the movie you may not have known.

And if you think we’re joking, just look at our face. Do we look like we’re joking?

1. The film was nearly totally different

After the success of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Motion Picture, Warner Bros. started work on script for a Batman movie in 1980.

Tom Mankiewicz (who had an uncredited writing role on Superman: The Motion Picture) wrote a script that was very light in tone
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‘Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as ‘Smallville’ Lois Lane for The CW’s Mega-Crossover

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‘Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as ‘Smallville’ Lois Lane for The CW’s Mega-Crossover
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” is now a “Smallville” reunion. A day after Tom Welling boarded the mega-crossover to bring back his version of Clark Kent, The CW announced that Erica Durance would return as Lois Lane.

For those keeping score: That now makes three different versions of Superman and two separate Lois Lanes for the five-part event, which kicks off in December. The crossover will pick up the “Smallville” characters some 10 years after the show went off the air.

Smallville,” which featured a pre-Superman version of Kent growing up in Kansas, aired for 10 seasons from 2001-2011. The first aired on The WB before it merged with Upn to create The CW.

Also Read: Tom Welling to Reprise 'Smallville' Superman on The CW's 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover

Welling will join Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin as those playing the Man of Steel. Routh played the character in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,
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Smallville’s Tom Welling to reprise Clark Kent role for Crisis on Infinite Earths

It seems that Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh’s Supermen aren’t enough for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, as The CW has announced that Smallville star Tom Welling is set to guest star as Clark Kent in the five-episode DC event.

“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “Simply put, there would be no Arrow, and no Arrowverse, without it. So when we first started talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths, our first, second and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent. To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement.”

See Also: Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum keen on a Smallville animated revival

It’s been over eight years since Welling last portrayed Clark in the series finale of Smallville, and the actor has previously suggested that he
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Batman Fans Remember Adam West On What Would’ve Been His 91st Birthday

There’ve been so many actors to play Batman over the decades, but arguably the most perennially popular is Adam West. Star of the iconic Batman TV show and its associated movie outing, West has been a hero to generations thanks to his unique, loveable take on the (Not-So) Dark Knight. Tragically, he passed away in 2017 at the age of 88 after a short battle with Leukemia.

Today would have been his 91st birthday though and fans are paying their respects to the DC legend on social media, and here are just a few of the best reactions.

Adam West was born on September 19, 1928.

We miss you, old chum!#AdamWest #Batman66 #LongLiveTheBat

— 60s Batman (@60s_Batman) September 19, 2019

You can argue over which Batman portrayal is better, but you have to agree that no one’s been batter than Adam West.

Adam West was born Otd and
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Tom Welling to Reprise ‘Smallville’ Superman on The CW’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Crossover

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Tom Welling to Reprise ‘Smallville’ Superman on The CW’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Crossover
Brandon Routh isn’t the only actor stepping back into Superman’s tights on The CW’s upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. Tom Welling will return as his version of Clark Kent from “Smallville,” The CW confirmed.

Smallville,” which featured a pre-Superman version of Kent growing up in Kansas, aired for 10 seasons from 2001-2011. The first aired on The WB before it merged with Upn to create The CW. Welling’s casting means that the crossover will now feature three different versions of the famous DC Comics character.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will also feature Routh as an alternate version of Superman — though not the same one from the 2006 film “Superman Returns” — along with his “Legends of Tomorrow” role as Ray Palmer/The Atom — and Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the “Arrowverse” version of the Man of Steel up until this point.

Additionally, Burt Ward will appear in an
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Crisis On Infinite Earths: Smallville's Tom Welling & Erica Durance to Appear

Kayti Burt Sep 20, 2019

The Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event will check in with Tom Welling's Clark Kent almost 10 years after the end of Smallville.

The CW superhero verse has always had excellent, meta casting, but they are going to the next level with this year's big crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths. The network just made the announcement (via TVLine) that Tom Welling, aka Smallville's Superman, will be appearing in the five-part event, which is set to air in December. Welling will reprise his role as Clark Kent, and the crossover will "reveal what happened to Clark Kent almost ten years" after the Smallville finale.

“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville,” Arrow-verse executive producer Marc Guggenheim said in a statement, recognizing just how much the noughts WB show has meant to superhero TV and the Arrow-verse in particular.

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Smallville's Tom Welling to Reprise Superman Role for Arrowverse 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover

It’ll be raining (super) men this fall on The CW.

On the heels of news that both Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh will be slipping back into their Superman tights for Arrowverse‘s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, TVLine can confirm that Smallville vet Tom Welling will also reprise his signature Man of Steel role in the five-part event.

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Superhero Bits: ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Easter Egg in ‘Joker’, Life-Size Batman Lego Model & More

Who was the first character to die in Marvel Comics? Want to see a clip of Batman guest starring on Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? What reference is there to Bamtan: The Animated Series in Joker? Where will Bat signals shine for Batman Day on September 21? How can you win $10,000 in a contest sponsored […]

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John Wesley Shipp returning as Earth-90 Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths

John Wesley Shipp is set to suit up as The Flash of Earth-90 once again, with TV Line reporting that the actor is set to reprise his role as Barry Allen from the 1990s TV series for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Shipp becomes the latest addition to an ever-growing roster of guest stars from various DC properties, including Arrowverse alumni Tyler Hoechlin (Superman), Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane), Jon Cryer (Lex Luthor), Lamonica Garrett (The Monitor/The Anti-Monitor) and Johnathon Schaech (Jonah Hex), several characters from Black Lightning, Batman: The Animated SeriesKevin Conroy as a future Bruce Wayne, LegendsBrandon Routh as an alternate Superman, and Burt Ward in an as-yet-unrevealed role.

See Also: Danny Trejo says “if they call me, I’m there” regarding DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths

The five-part Crisis on Infinite Earths will begin with Supergirl on December 8th, followed by
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X-Men, Spider-Man And Other ’90s Animated Series To Stream On Disney Plus

If anything, the 1990s played host to a veritable revolution when it came to superhero animation. Though this was something that’d been around since the 1940s, productions had previously been handcuffed by network Standards and Practices like you wouldn’t believe. But then the game-changer that was Batman: The Animated Series arrived and the rest was history.

Soon afterward, Marvel properties began receiving similar treatment. If any of them were to be named as being most fondly remembered, that’d have to be X-Men: The Animated Series. After all, the character designs mirrored that of the source material’s very accurately, as did its adaptations of key comic book storylines.

With the Disney Plus streaming service set to launch soon enough, speculation regarding X-Men: The Animated Series being included is mounting. According to The DisInsider, residents of The Netherlands have been granted a free trial – and both X-Men and
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Mark Hamill Celebrates 27th Anniversary Of Batman: The Animated Series

27 years ago today, Batman: The Animated Series launched on Fox Kids, beginning a run of 85 episodes that many still regard as one of the finest takes on the Dark Knight. Mark Hamill, who voiced the Joker on the series, and in many other adaptations, marked the occasion with a tribute to the animated show on his Twitter account, where he acknowledged the effect the part had on his career, which at the time combined Star Wars fame with steady theater work and character acting.

Hamill commented as so:

“I went to Broadway in search of challenging character roles, only to find one of the most rewarding & enduring of them all in this series. Without #BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, my career would have no punchline.”

The tweet has certainly prompted a strong response, coming at the same time as Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, who’ll be returning to the character in the Arrowverse
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Bautista Likes the Idea of Playing Clayface in Joker Style Batman Spinoff

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Bautista Likes the Idea of Playing Clayface in Joker Style Batman Spinoff
Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has yet to appear in a DC-based movie, but the wrestler-turned-actor says he's up for starring as Clayface in a solo movie following the Batman villain. This week on Twitter, comic book writer B.J. Mendelson claimed he wasn't feeling the upcoming Joker movie, insisting that the only Batman villain who should be given a solo movie is the Matt Hagen Clayface portrayed by Bautista. In response, Bautista appeared to love the idea, emphatically telling Mendelson, "I'm going to enthusiastically agree with you on that."

I going to enthusiastically agree with you on that!
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Birds Of Prey Banner Reveals New Look At Harley Quinn

Right now, I imagine that I’m not the only DC fan eagerly awaiting a full Birds of Prey trailer. Though the flick may not be out until early next year, I’m dying to see what this big screen team-up involving Harley Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary yields. There was that brief teaser from a while back, but it was exactly that – a teaser.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to rely on set photos and the like to tide ourselves over. Speaking of which, a Licensing Expo going on in Brazil has gifted us with something new, that being a fresh look at Margot Robbie as the Clown Princess of Crime, and it can be viewed below.

As you can see, the attire worn by Harley is a far cry from any iteration previously known to us, yet I have seen even some diehard fans of the
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Watch two clips from Lego Batman – Family Matters animated movie

Coinciding with its release on Blu-ray and DVD this week, Warner Bros. has debuted two new clips from the animated feature film Lego Batman – Family Matters; check them out here…

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In Lego DC: Batman – Family Matters, “suspicion is on high after Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other Super Heroes receive mysterious invitations. However, family values must remain strong when Batman and his team encounter the villainous Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City.”

Lego Batman – Family Matters sees Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins), Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) and Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!) leading the cast as the voices of Batman, Batgirl and Robin respectively, with Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Red Hood (and Jason Todd), Steve Blum (Star Wars Rebels) as Scarecrow, Zach Callison (Steven Universe) as Billy Batson, Cam Clarke (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Mortal Kombat 11 Dev Says Joker Will Be Vicious In The Game

In case you hadn’t heard, Mortal Kombat 11 received a particularly large announcement yesterday.

The blood-soaked brawler’s Kombat Pack – a meaty Dlc bundle containing six additional characters – was unveiled in full, finally putting to rest a dizzying number of rumors and leaks attempting to guess who would make the cut. Some such speculation, as it turns out, has been eerily accurate, correctly predicting that both Terminator and Joker are set to debut between now and early next year. Sadly, those hoping that whispers of Evil Dead‘s Ash Williams’ inclusion would prove factual will be left sorely disappointed but hey, there’s always the possibility of a Kombat Pack 2 in the future, right?

We’ll see, but for now, all eyes are on Batman’s nemesis and the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. Surprisingly, and unlike its Terminator: Dark Fate-inspired T-800, Joker’s design in MK11 doesn
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New Harley Quinn Promo Reveals The Joker’s Laugh And Fresh Footage

Whenever any actor is cast as the Joker – be it in live action or animation – fans immediately begin wondering what their laugh will sound like. After all, it’s quite apparent on the printed page that the Clown Prince of Crime’s mirth comes from a place of malevolence and mania, so any translation to screen must leave a lasting impression.

I think the bigger challenge may come in the form of making the cackling distinct from predecessors, but we really can’t complain if someone gives a valiant effort. I’m immediately reminded of how Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman) had to follow Jack Nicholson (Batman) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series) in their respective fields, yet both opened us up to new realms of madness.

Though a wide array of talented actors have stepped up to the plate in the time since,
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Harley Quinn Will Get To Wear Her Jester Costume In Birds Of Prey

Throughout her long and storied history, Harley Quinn has been seen in many different eccentric costumes since she first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, and had things gone a bit differently during production of Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie may have gotten the chance to sport a more classical look in Task Force X’s first big screen outing.

As you may or may not know, before deciding to go with the garish hotpants and shiny jacket, the film’s version of Harley went though several different iterations, but in the end, they decided against her iconic jester costume, leaving many fans disappointed. But it seems like those waiting to see Robbie don the classic outfit on the big screen will soon get their wish.

According to sources close to We Got This Covered – the same ones who told us Wonder Woman will wear her Golden Eagle armor in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming sequel,
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Batman: The Animated Series gets an Egg Attack makeover with new Beast Kingdom figures

Diamond Comics Distributors has revealed the Beast Kingdom Previews Exclusive Batman and Joker six-inch Egg Attack action figures from Batman: The Animated Series which go on sale May 2020, priced at $80.00 each; take a look here…

Based on the 1992 animated series version of Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy, this Previews Exclusive Egg Attack Action figure marks the first of Beast Kingdom’s new range of six inch, highly posable action figures based on the world of DC superheroes. Batman includes a variety of faithfully recreated accessories and materials that perfectly capture the film-noir aesthetics seen in the show. Everything from the real cloth tights, fabric cape, replacement eye masks and mouth shapes, to the light up eyes go a long way to making this figure a definitive Batman the Animated Series collectible. Accessories include multiple interchangeable hands, grapnel gun, a variety of batarangs, and unique display stand.

Following the release of the Eaa-Batman,
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