‘The Batman’ Animated Series Comes To Blu-ray In February

by Erik Amaya

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues to convert its DC animated titles to Blu.

The company announced Tuesday that The Batman: The Complete Series will make its Blu-ray debut on February 1st, 2022. The series, which aired from 2004 to 2008, told the tale of a younger Bruce Wayne (voiced by Rino Romano) as he discovered the ins-and-outs of being the Batman. His rogues gallery, meanwhile, also grew in numbers and theatrics. Coming on the heels of Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, the series was regarded with suspicion, but accrued its own fan following. The voice cast also included talent like Kevin Michael Richardson as the Joker, Tom Kenny as The Penguin, Clancy Brown as Mr. Freeze, Gina Gershon as Catwoman, and Adam West as Mayor Grange. Guest voices included Mark Hamill (playing Tony Zucco this time around), George Newborn as Superman, Jerry O’Connell as Nightwing, and many, many more.

The writing staff was also impressive with scripts from fan favorites like Paul Dini, Stan Berkowitz, Steven Melching, Greg Weisman, Michael Jelenic, and Jane Espenson. Alan Burnett served as executive producer with Glen Murakami, Jeff Matsuda, and Linda Steiner as producers.

The Complete Series set comes with all sixty-five episodes and a number of special features, including:

  • The Dark Dynasty Continues (New Featurette) – Explore the relationship between The
    Batman and his allies as he evolves from mysterious vigilante to the World’s Greatest
    Detective.
  • Joining Forces: The Batman’s Legendary Team-Ups (Featurette) – How the series’
    producers adapted the DC “Team-Up-Tales” approach from the comic books to the screen.
  • The Batman Junior Detective Challenge (Quiz) – Alfred tests your detective skills with The
    Batman: The Complete Series challenge.
  • The Batman Junior Detective Exam: Level 2 (Quiz) – Pass The Batman test of knowledge
    with the level 2 exam.
  • Building Batman (Featurette) – Detective Ellen Yin investigates The Batman’s true identity.
  • Gotham PD Case Files (Featurette) – Highly confidential profiles of The Batman’s most
    dastardly foes.
  • New Look, New Direction, New Knight (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes to explore the
    development of The Batman television series.
  • The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked (Featurette) – Supervising Producer Duane Capizzi talks
    about the animated series.
  • The Batman: Season 4 Unmasked (Featurette) – A behind the scenes look into the making of
    Season 4.

As mentioned, WBHE has also released Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series complete series Blu-ray box sets. The shows look great in high def, and, hopefully, The Batman will, too.

The Batman: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray on February 1st.

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