The audiences love and accept all the versions of Batman animated show. Batman has the most animated series to his credit than any other superhero – his series, guest appearances, Justice League, etc. “Batman: The Lone Crusader” is scheduled to go on air soon. Let’s take a look at the best Batman animated show:
9. Batman Unlimited – 2016
DC Entertainment released it on its Youtube channel. Each episode was a series of animated shorts. This Batman animated show did not tell a story. Instead, DC put it together to promote the action figures in the series at that time. Green Arrow, Flash, and Red Robin also fought alongside Batman.
8. The New Adventures Of Batman – 1977
It brought back a lot of the original cast of the live-action Batman show to voice the animated characters. Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin helped the show succeed. The animation quality was not as per the current standards. But the show did well. In addition, a fan-favorite character from the comics, Bat-mite also made its appearance for the first time.
7. Beware The Batman – 2013
It was aired two years after “Batman: Brave & The Bold.” Beware The Batman animated series was for a mature audience, whereas Brave And The Bold was for children. It showcased the early days of Bruce Wayne, but unfortunately, was not very well received. In addition, it used stylized computer animation instead of 2D visuals.
6. Batman: Brave & The Bold – 2007
This Batman animated series followed closely after “The Batman.” Batman introduced the new DC Superheroes such as Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Metal Men in this series. The series was brighter, more extensive, and had more light and funny moments.
5. The Batman – 2004
It was the first solo Batman animated series since 1997. It started when Batman was new in Gotham City and didn’t have many believers or supporters. However, it was refreshing due to its unique animation style and aesthetic visuals. It won the Outstanding Special Class Animation Program Award in 2006 when it shifted from Kids WB to Cartoon Network.
4. Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder – 1968
The first-ever Batman animated series. It was part of the “Batman/Superman Hour. For many children, it was the first exposure to the Caped Crusader. It included some famous comic book characters like Commissioner Gordon, Batgirl, The Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, etc. The animation was fun and colorful, and the stories were simple.
3. Batman Beyond
The Batman animated series had a slightly different approach. It was fast-forwarded a couple of decades with a more tech-savvy Batman protecting a newer and modern Gotham City. It was very different from its predecessors, so the fans took some time to warm up to it.
2. The New Batman Adventures – 1997
This series was a sleeker and smoother version of “Batman: The Animated Series.” Robin has become Nightwing. Batman is accompanied by Batgirl and a new Robin as well. Superman and Batman crossed paths with The Joker and Lex Luther in the “World’s Finest.”
1. Batman: The Animated Series- 1992
This Batman animated series brought Batman back to the audiences after a gap of 15 years. It was a series full of well thought of and well-written storylines, superior animation, and impeccable direction. This series was a trailblazer and set the path for the entire series. It is arguably the best-animated Batman show according to die-hard Batman followers and its rating on IMDb is a testament to that.
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