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Live-Action Batman: The Animated Series Opening

As much as we’d like it to be, Fox’s upcoming Gotham TV series isn’t going to be the live-action equivalent of Batman: The Animated Series. Heck, based on previous announcements, there’s a chance that it might not even qualify as a Batman series. Thankfully, a bunch of fans have taken the time to produce what we feel is a really damn good live-action version of the B:TaS intro. If Gotham ...

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Top 6 Batman: The Animated Series Action Figures From My Childhood

Batman: The Animated Series had a really kick-butt toyline back in the 90s. There’s a ridiculously huge amount of choices even though the series only had a dozen or so regular cast members, mainly because 90% of the figures were simple – yet totally awesome – variations on Batman himself. If it were up to the 10-year old me, I would have bought them all (except for Riddler, because eff ...

The Dark Knight rises to The Hub in Batman The Animated Series, Sept 6
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The Dark Knight rises to The Hub in Batman The Animated Series, Sept 6

The screen goes dark. Police blimps circle overhead, as two goons suspiciously run from a burning bank. Cops are on the chase, but not nearly fast enough, as the crooks look to escape. Then, before their very eyes, the grim visage of the Dark Knight drops from the heavens, ready to stop them at any cost. You all know the drill, and now you can repeat this intro again and again as Batman: The ...

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Batman: The Animated Series The Complete Series

Last November, Warner Bros released an enormous DVD box set of the popular, Emmy Award winning 90’s Batman cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series. The 17-disc set includes all 107 episodes of the series as well as a 40 page Collector’s book with artwork from the Warner Bros vaults (like the Batcave!). All the original bonus material, including commentary ...

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Scariest Cartoon Characters #1: The Joker

« Back Re-scare at #20»   ToonBarn’s selection as the scariest cartoon character of all time is none other than the Joker. Creepy. Dark. Evil. Scary like you wouldn’t believe. Funny. …funny? Well, yes, actually. Very. That’s the problem with the Joker, you can’t help but like him. At least, until he kills you. Then, the jokes on you, and this one ...

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BTAS Secrets – Ferris Boyle

The beloved Heart of Ice episode from Batman: The Animated Series holds yet another secret, ready to be discovered by this ToonBarn special; details of the man behind the villain.  Mr. Freeze wasn’t always a sympathetic villain — we know he was once the good Doctor Victor Fries, who dedicated his time to finding a cure for his wife Nora.  Striken by a life-threatening illness, Nora ...

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BTAS Secrets – Ice of Heart

One of the more beloved episodes of the entire Batman: the Animated Series run was the retelling of Mr. Freeze’s origin, Heart of Ice.  The story was action oriented at times, while also featuring sleuthy detective work, however it was mostly known as a heart-felt tale of love lost.  The final scene of the episode is especially note worthy; Dr. Victor Fries, alone in his cell, sadly ...

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Can we have a Batman / Superman animated movie?

With Batman’s “The Dark Knight” hitting $500 million today, there has been a great deal of news trickling out of Warner Bros. about plans for more superhero movies. Specifically, what about Batman’s pal, Superman? There was a live-action Superman movie a few years ago, which, at the time, started to circulate rumors of a movie with Batman and Superman.  Now that there ...

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BTAS Secrets – Riddle me this

It’s no secret: The Riddler has always been one of Batman’s most popular villains — he’s clever, he’s slick, he’s covered in green, and loves himself question marks!  That’s… pretty odd.  But what can you say, he’s a riddle!  Edward E. Nigma (which breaks down to “E – Nigma”, another word for a puzzle or riddle) has been ...

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BTAS Secrets – Ra’s Al Ghul’s Daddy

Ra’s Al Ghul is one of Batman’s fiercest and most unique villains.  He does not conform to Gotham’s standard rogue lot, with colorful flare or traditional gimmicks.  In fact, Ra’s does not always confront Batman alone, but rather leading an entire league — the league of Shadows — whose members bow to their leader, “the Demon’s Head.”  No ...

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BTAS Secrets – 6 untold stories of Batman: The Animated Series

Batfans have long-since studied every aspect of Batman: The Animated Series, the Emmy Award winning 90’s Batman cartoon, becoming familiar with the dark style, voice actors, themes, batgadgets, etc.  And yet, still, there are a number of aspects about the show that are secret, unknown, rarely talked about, forgotten, or otherwise unheard of. Well we’re going to undo that! In honor ...

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