There had been so many animated incarnations of Batman. Unfortunately, none of them is Iconic as the one from the 90s because the predecessors and successors are not good. When Batman animated series concluded there has been attempts to recapture the magic. Until now I am having PTSD just thinking about “Brave and the Bold” So what makes BTAS special to the fans? Well it made the villains very sympathetic. A character like Mr. Freeze was a typical cheesy villain who is evil for the sake of being evil. His 90s incarnation is a man trying to save the life of his dying wife and crime is his last resort to find the cure.
The depth of the characters regardless of their alignment is one of the strong points of BTAS.
I am sure Some of you are enjoying the live action incarnations of Harley Quinn but she won’t be existing without Batman: The Animated Series . She is one of the few cartoon exclusive characters who made it the comics and mainstream media. It is very rare to see a character intended to be a filler became canonical to the official universe. This new series could introduce a new villain that will follow Harley’s footsteps.
Batman’s costume had a redesign on this cartoon series. It can be unsettling because the ears look weird but I am sure after multiple episodes I will be able to warm up to this new design. I would love to see Kevin Conroy reprise the role of Batman but based on the schedule of his IMDB page, He won’t be involved with this project. I hope whoever will be voicing Bruce Wayne on this series will give him justice. Batman: Caped Crusader will be an original for HBO Max. There is no official date yet on when will it become available.