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Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated series based on the DC Comics character Batman. The series featured an ensemble cast of many voice-actors including Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Arleen Sorkin, and Loren Lester. The series won four Emmy Awards and was nominated for six others. Batman: The Animated Series, which is noted for its thematic complexity, darkness, and high artistic quality, has been praised by critics and fans alike as one of the most faithful adaptations of the character. IGN has called the series the best adaptation of Batman anywhere outside of comics, the best comic book cartoon of all time, and the second best animated series of all time.

It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The visual style of the series, dubbed "Dark Deco," is based on the artwork of producer and artist Bruce Timm.

The original series aired on Fox from September 5, 1992 to September 15, 1995. When the first season of the series aired on weekday afternoons, it lacked an on-screen title, and was referred to within the series itself as simply Batman in open narration for the second half of a two-part episode ("Previously on Batman..."). When its timeslot was moved to weekends during its second season, it was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin. The series was the first in the continuity of the shared DC Animated Universe, and spawned the feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).

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Quick Tip by . July 19, 2012
Quite possibly the greatest comic-to-animated series ever produced, I loved getting home after school and watching this (I was in my teens, BTW) every day. With all of the hoopla about "Dark Knight Rises" going on, I treated myself to Volume One of this series on DVD. Now I'm sharing it with my kids and they love it too!
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2012
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Batman: The Animated Series is probably the best case in my life where I simply liked a cartoon during its original broadcast run and through becoming an adult, I now absolutely love it and even consider it among the absolute best in the animation world.      This show had it all: superb animation, tip-top voice acting (especially Mark Hamill as The Joker, you can't beat that with a police baton), gripping storylines, fantastically-developed characters, a powerful …
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2011
This is the gritty world of Batman I know and love. When I read Batman comics, I hear Kevin Conroy's voice. When I read the Joker, I hear Mark Hamill - the best actor to breathe life into Joker, hands down. From the iconic "Dark Deco" setting to the rich original score, to the myriad of beautifully broken souls that make up the Bat-verse, Batman: The Animated Series has been my favorite cartoon for two decades.
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