THE BATMAN (2004-2008)

THE BATMAN was an animated TV program produced by Warner Bros. Animation based on DC COMICS‘ Batman. The origin of the name of the series is that the character is more often than not referred to as “The Batman” in the comic books and other media. The show appeared on the CW Television Network — known as “The Kid’s WB” on Saturday mornings.

Michael Goguen and Duane Capizzi served as supervising producers.

The Batman was voiced by Rino Romano. Major characters included Alfred Pennyworth (Alastair Duncan), Commissioner Gordon (Mitch Peleggi), and Barbara Gordon (Danielle Judovits). Villains that appeared on the show included The Joker, The Penguin, Bane, The Ventriloquist/Scarface, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Firefly, Catwoman, and many others.

The series made its debut (in the U.S.) on September 11, 2004 and ended after a fifth season in 2008.

THE BATMAN was not set in the continuity of the previous animated Batman series — BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES — or its spin-offs. It also does not totally adhere to the Batman mythos established in the comic books. For example, many characters — notably The Joker — were “re-imagined” for the series. But overall, THE BATMAN was an accurate and loyal interpretation of The Batman and his universe.

The series spun off into other media as well. THE BATMAN STRIKES was a monthly comic book published by DC COMICS set in the continuity of the TV series. THE BATMAN VS. DRACULA is a animated, straight to video movie based on THE BATMAN television program.

THE BATMAN‘s final episode aired on March 8, 2008.

SEASON 1 (2004-2005)
The Bat in the Belfry
Call of the Cobblepot
The Man Who Would Be Bat
The Big Chill
The Cat and the Bat
The Big Heat
Q & A
The Big Dummy
Topsy Turvy
Bird of Prey
The Rubberface of Comedy (1)
Clayface of Tragedy (2)

SEASON 2 (2005)
The Cat, the Bat and the Very Ugly
Fire & Ice
The Laughing Bat
Ragdolls to Riches
The Butler Did It
Grundy’s Night
Strange Minds
Night and the City

SEASON 3 (2005-2006)
Batgirl Begins, Part 1
Batgirl Begins, Part 2
A Dark Knight to Remember
A Fistful of Felt
The Laughing Cats
Fleurs du Mal
Cash for Toys
The Apprentice
The Icy Depths
Gotham’s Ultimate Criminal Mastermind

SEASON 4 (2006-2007)
A Matter of Family
Team Penguin
The Everywhere Man
The Break Out
Strange New World
Riddler’s Revenge
Two of a Kind
The Joining
The Joining, Part 2

SEASON 5 (2007-2008)
The Batman/Superman Episode (1)
The Batman/Superman Episode (2)
White Heat
A Mirror Darkly
The Joker Express
Ring Toss
The Metal Face of Comedy
The Terrible Trio
The End of The Batman
What Goes Up….
The Lost Heroes