01 October 2009

Evolution of the Batman (and Robin) - Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder also called The Adventures of Batman was originally created as half of the Batman / Superman Hour. Each half hour of Batman consisted of two stories, 1 short 6 1/2 minute segment, and 1 13 minute story consisting of two segments.

In all 34 sets of half hour entertainment were produced. In 1969, the Batman episodes split from the Superman/Boy episodes and were aired alone. The show was originally ordered as an animated incarnation of the popular 60's series and began airing in 1968.

Along with Batman, Robin, and Batgirl also appeared, all appearing fairly similarly to their live-action counterparts.

The big four baddies (Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman) also appeared though their appearances were not as close to those on the live action series.

Other villains Mr. Freeze, the Scarecorw, and Simon the Pieman also dropped in during the series brief run.

Up Next: Batman Meets Scooby Doo

Batman Serial * Batman and Robin Serial * Batman '66 TV * Batman '66 Movie * Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder

1 comment:

  1. i loved how catwoman looked in this -- i remember having a "trailer" of the show on a VHS after the store-people had taped over it for the RoboCop animated show, honestly this was my first exposure to Batman after a comic-book but before seeing BTAS back in 1994 (or '95). Made me want to watch every single episode -- what I liked about it the most was the very Hanna-Barbera esque art-style, as a life-long fan of Scooby-Doo at the time that just sealed the deal for me! I need this on DVD!

    --Nave 'Torment'