Poll Position: Holy Cartoons Batman!

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The Poll Position question for this week is, of the following which Batman themed cartoon did you like the most!

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman TAS

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Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond

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The Batman

The Batman

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Batman: The Brave And The Bold

Brave and the Bold

For my money I would have to say The Batman was the best of the bunch. For me it had the best animation, great stories, as well as some new and very interesting takes on many iconic Batman villains. So what is your favorite Vote in the poll below and leave a comment explaining your choice.

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10 Responses to Poll Position: Holy Cartoons Batman!

  1. What about the New Adventures of Batman (70′s) cartoon? With original Adam West and Burt Ward voice over done by Filmation?

  2. ams:
    What about the New Adventures of Batman (70′s) cartoon?With original Adam West and Burt Ward voice over done by Filmation?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-xsmeJnaD8

    Honestly never heard of it, and when I was researching this topic to make sure I did not forget any of the Batman cartoons, those 4 were the only ones I came across besides some stand alone Animated Batman Movies.

  3. Batman: TAS was good because it went with Batman as a detective with some simple yet stylized animation. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is somewhat tongue-in-cheek flying fists. Batman Beyond… meh, Warner Bros.’ version of Spider-Man 2099. I haven’t seen any of The Batman. However, I do like the art work that I’ve seen.

  4. Lawrence Wilson

    The Animated Series ROCKED! The moody theme, dark sets and retro styling set a new standard. Never saw The Batman series. Batman Beyond was cool in it’s own way but could have used better villians.

  5. Yeah, i’ve got to go TAS, too. It kicked off the DC Animated Universe, and therefore (almost) all of the superhero ‘toons i grew up with. And i like that it treated Batman as a detective. He often battled gangsters and kidnappers. Mafia Boss Rupert Thorne was central to several episodes. This aspect of Batman is lost in many adaptations in favor of making him a superhero that just fights guys like The Joker and Mr. Freeze.

    i really like Beyond as well, the villains weren’t up to the originals, but there were some good ones like Derek Powers and Inque. Plus i loved the look it took at what happened to Bane after years of using Venom and the drastic measures Ra’s al Ghoul took after he was too old for even the Lazarus Pits to restore him. This was a tough second for me.

    The Batman was also good. To me it’s short of the others because it does treat him just as a superhero who only fights major villains. That’s not a bad thing at all, but i do like seeing Batman be a little different from the other members of the Justice League. That said The Batman was a great series and only got better as it went on. Batman teaming up with Batgirl, Robin, and finally the Justice League was handled well. We also got to see Bats use Green Lantern’s Ring, though i think my favorite part of that episode was learning Dick is a big GL fan.

    Brave and the Bold. Love the team ups, but it’s a little camp for me. i’ve seen some clips from later seasons that look pretty good, so i might get into it later on, but i’m in no hurry.

    So, that’s my rundown of these shows. Batman is a master of entertainment in many forms. Again i pick TAS over the others, but they all have their good points.

  6. The Animated Series wins this one hands-down, as far as I’m concerned. The Animated Series had great animation that and stylizing that really drew on the character’s original time period, but injected a hefty dose of modern/high tech into the mix. It is what I can only describe as a “neo-noir” setting. Not only was it the first American-made super hero cartoon series that I know of to simultaneously target both the young and adults, but it did so with real panache!

  7. Batman:TAS is not only the best Batman cartoon but the best super-hero cartoon ever, AND the best version of Batman. To me this is the “real” Batman. The series that spun off from this are some of the most well-done animated shows of all time.

  8. Yeah, gotta go with TAS on this one. That show had great artwork, good storylines, run-of-the-mill criminals along with the super villains, and one of the best opening themes of any cartoon. Nuff said.

  9. Got to go the Batman:TAS though I have recently started watching Batman Beyond and found I like the series just not quite as much as the other. Mark Hamill’s Joker I think is what really makes the difference.

  10. Add another vote for TAS… Any cartoon that hires Efraim Zimbalist Junior to portray Alfred is pretty cool! ;) {Okay, so I’m probably the only one here old enough to remember “The FBI”}…