Beyond the comic books on which it is based, a lot of fans agree that the defining version portrayal of Gotham City’s vigilante is the version we first saw in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. However, after the apparent end of the Timmversewith the arrival of Justice League Unlimited in 2006, Warner Bros. Animation might be willing to go back to that popular source in the days to come. During the recent WonderCon’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Panel, the Warner Archive podcast’s host D.W. Ferranti mentioned the upcoming projects under development at WB, observing that they are likely to catch the fancy of Batman: The Animated Series fans. Sadly, he didn’t give any further details about the subject.
Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski created Batman: The Animated Series and it originally aired on Fox Kids between September 1992 to September 1995. The 1993 episode “Robin’s Reckoning: Part 1” received a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, and the series also won a Daytime Emmy in the same year for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program. In no time, there were various inter-linked spinoffs, a film that released in theaters (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm), and a couple of direct-to-video movies (Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero and Batman and Harley Quinn).