Batman’s iconic animated series has influenced The Dark Knight’s legacy and vocal talent for decades, but did you know that Tim Curry almost voiced The Joker before Mark Hamill? Or that the animated adaptation created Harley Quinn altogether? You are vengeance, and you are the night, you will enjoy our 18th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which flies through Gotham City on leather wings for Batman: The Animated Series!

Heavily inspired by film noir and Tim Burton’s Batman, producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski crafted a “dark deco” style of animation that began with backgrounds painted on black paper, rather than white. Visuals of the series proved so unique, that prior to re-branding as The Adventures of Batman and Robin, the original incarnation never once displayed a series title card, confident fans would recognize Batman in any language.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad, True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from 50 Shades of Grey to Pixar’s Cars, but now it’s time to shine a signal on Batman: The Animated Series!

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Batman: The Animated Series entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

 

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