The Story of Batman The Animated Series | The Heart of Batman

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When animators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm were tasked with creating an animated #Batman cartoon, no one knew whether the team would be able to reinvent the character away from his campy television roots. But what came out of their collaboration was "Batman: The Animated Series", an award-winning new chapter in the story of the Caped Crusader. Explore the complex, nuanced world and exceptional characters created #BehindTheScenes by the designers, composers, and directors of this groundbreaking series.


  1. Haven Hopkins
    Haven Hopkins
    преди 11 часа

    The macho shoe endogenously admire because squirrel logically wait apropos a sturdy sparrow. clear, funny dew

  2. Junior Mynos
    Junior Mynos
    преди ден

    I didn't care for batman until this animated series came out

  3. Kevin Yo
    Kevin Yo
    преди 2 дни

    I Am Vengeance. I Am The Night! *I Am BATMAN!!!*

  4. EasterlyArt
    преди 3 дни

    38:20 Isn't that Solo Nobre Must Fall (Theme from Brigador) from the Brigador game soundtrack by Makeup and Vanity Set?

  5. Room At The Top Studio
    Room At The Top Studio
    преди 3 дни

    This cartoon made me late for work every morning when my daughter was little in the 2000's. I blamed it on her but I really loved watching it all over again, lol.

  6. Mr. Geo
    Mr. Geo
    преди 3 дни

    Tiny Toons is great but Batman TAS might be the best animated series ever made. The Timmverse might be the best animated universe ever made also. ( Everything but Zeta is a complete Masterpiece) Batman TAS- 10/10 Superman TAS - 9/10 Batman Beyond 9/10 Static Shock - 8.5/10 JL/U - 10/10 Batman MotP- 9.5/10 SubZero 5/10 Batwoman - 7.5/10 Nothing after that exists Haha...

  7. Mr. Geo
    Mr. Geo
    преди 3 дни

    This is my Batman, my villains and heros and universe when I think DC. To me this is prime DC.

  8. Cauã Vinícius Guedes
    Cauã Vinícius Guedes
    преди 3 дни

    I'm a simple person, i see Batman the animated series and them i click.

  9. Cauã Vinícius Guedes
    Cauã Vinícius Guedes
    преди 3 дни

    This is the Batman.

  10. Sourav Das
    Sourav Das
    преди 4 дни

    Best Batman OnScreen ever!

  11. Jennifer Halliwell
    Jennifer Halliwell
    преди 4 дни

    If they brought it back the re-runs would still do well and be watched!

  12. DeadlyDanDaMan
    преди 5 дни

    When you let your government dictate how you should be able to live, then you have failed as a society.

  13. Regina Gerald Drake
    Regina Gerald Drake
    преди 5 дни


  14. Lucoms
    преди 6 дни

    Silicon soul changed me...

  15. ladenswallow09
    преди 6 дни

    Geez. I had constant chillbumps from the beginning til the end! It’s nothing short of incredible how everything came together from drawing inspiration from previous works decades past to understanding the target audience. Batman: TAS is perfection in every sense of the word.

  16. Chris McEvoy
    Chris McEvoy
    преди 6 дни

    This and Justice league were the first time I could take western cartoons seriously. We have now regressed to just having quippy 2d dimensional post ironic shows these days.

  17. Marcus
    преди 7 дни

    Yay I resubscribe to my DC Universe just to find that they no longer have shows there. Thanks a lot DC!

  18. mancave THEATER
    mancave THEATER
    преди 8 дни

    Very entertaining documentary on a series I remember enjoying as a child 😎 I simply adore the process of something artistic being dissected and this did not disappoint 😎

  19. Fernando Arriaga
    Fernando Arriaga
    преди 8 дни


  20. Yee Snarky
    Yee Snarky
    преди 8 дни

    Not a TV Show, Its an Artwork!

  21. Nightwing 92284
    Nightwing 92284
    преди 9 дни

    will always be the best Batman animated adaptation...

  22. SevenDeMagnus
    преди 9 дни


  23. J.P. Canonigo
    J.P. Canonigo
    преди 9 дни

    Hannah Barbera: Superheroes do mundane human things

  24. Sinlo Kemp
    Sinlo Kemp
    преди 11 дни

    Grew up watching this Batman. Oh the stylized animation 🤩

  25. cheesexxmistress
    преди 12 дни

    Any time I see a new Batman, whether it’s a movie, live action series, cartoon or comic, I always compare it to Batman TAS. Thats my benchmark, my very high unreachable benchmark.

  26. Mik9 Napkin
    Mik9 Napkin
    преди 12 дни

    Great video. My appreciation deepens ever more!

  27. SnacPacZack
    преди 12 дни

    " every single genre movie that has come out since 1989 sci fi comic book whatever is still being influenced by Tim Burton's vision".... Is a pretty BOLD statement seeing how there has been great sci fi movies that out date Tim Burton's Batman

  28. Marcos Mercedes Núñez
    Marcos Mercedes Núñez
    преди 12 дни


  29. samuraispiritsx
    преди 13 дни

    Thank you so much for making this show, I really wish Warner brothers would make cartoons again, I feel a large gap in my heart has been missing since the fading away of the American cartoon industry.

    преди 13 дни

    I watched the cat and the claw premier in UK 1992 August on holiday in Bournemouth England I was 16 years old

  31. Nikil Krrishna
    Nikil Krrishna
    преди 14 дни

    Definitely this is the best Batman. But it ain't appropriate to make fun of other animated cartoons which existed before that. You are ridiculing Scooby-Doo (@16:00 )and Looney Tunes (@15:50), which are still my favorite shows.

  32. Michal Slatina
    Michal Slatina
    преди 14 дни

    Super. Batman TAs is still and allways be masterpiece along Mask of the Phantasm. But, that synthwave Doesn´t fit in. They should use B TAS music.

  33. Captain Cartman
    Captain Cartman
    преди 14 дни

    Man this is why I love all the Arkham games... they are like a continuation of this universe and I love it

  34. Devon Smith
    Devon Smith
    преди 15 дни

    Excellent story , the beginning of a comic book history by Bob Kane turned into the character he was meant to be in the 1st place, not the camp tv style Adam West or Super friend , but the Dark mystery detective millionare , who was secretly meant to fight crime and the dangerous foes beneath the corridors of a dark Gotham City. Loved it.

  35. Rabiraj Banerjee
    Rabiraj Banerjee
    преди 15 дни

    Batman : The Animated Series is what made me a lifelong fan of Batman!! The art the atmosphere everything was so expertly crafted.

  36. Intro Vurger
    Intro Vurger
    преди 16 дни

    Ras Al Ghul, Harley Quinn,Killer Croc, Clay Face, Scare Crow.... All came to life in this series... Man I could go all day with this... Loved this show

  37. Intro Vurger
    Intro Vurger
    преди 16 дни

    I am 36 years old...I tell my kids this is the Greatest Cartoon Ever... They don't make em like this anymore folks.... Favorite episode is when Robin wanted to kill the guy that murdered his family...and Batman has to convince him not too...True Masterpiece

  38. Chris Logan
    Chris Logan
    преди 16 дни

    I think the 1966 Batman was a joke to the character but funny when your kid but you look back when you're an adult it's really stupid

  39. SigmaChicken09
    преди 17 дни


  40. F3A5TLY
    преди 17 дни

    Literally unwatchable with how loud the music is to the vocals... I really want to listen to this but the mixing is some of the worst I have ever heard. Shame

  41. F3A5TLY
    преди 17 дни

    The music is way too loud. I can't hear the the people.

  42. DroneLord
    преди 17 дни

    It always threw me that Fox showed this on “Fox Kids”.. I was like, Gangsters, Tommy guns, explosions.. this is MY show! “Appealed to an older group of kids...” Yeah, I was 21 in 1992 ! 😆

  43. Levi Ackerman
    Levi Ackerman
    преди 18 дни

    Ladies and gentlemen, they literally explained to you why American animation SUCKED for so many early years. The demographic was catered to 2-11 year olds. Make it whacky, make it zaney, silly and goofy. Meanwhile in japan, there anime was preparing to take the world by storm. Finally the US woke up and created shows like Batman TAS, Transformers, He-Man, GI-JOE, ThunderCats, Voltron.

  44. lro001
    преди 18 дни

    So “Tiny Toons” was the reason DC animation is the entity it is today?

  45. Mashinmaindo
    преди 18 дни

    Music is by “makeup and vanity set” for anyone who’s interested :)

  46. MVious Cosplay
    MVious Cosplay
    преди 19 дни

    No Batman cartoon since has been as defining

  47. Everyday Things For Everyday People
    Everyday Things For Everyday People
    преди 19 дни

    when someone mentions Batman, and i close my eyes, this what I see as Batman. This is simply perfection. Backstory to so many great villains, the best Joker ever, the Batman family like we had never see. I true amazing experience. So ahead of its time. So glad so many great things came to be because of this perfect art.

  48. D Mon
    D Mon
    преди 20 дни

    Is this documentary available on a blu ray disc?

  49. Eeto says so
    Eeto says so
    преди 21 ден

    How about new follow up show by the same creators🙂🙂

  50. DarthSidious63
    преди 21 ден

    DC today is dead from the woke cancer and AT&T's incompetence and greed.

  51. DarthSidious63
    преди 21 ден

    Batman is the true Bruce Wayne while the public persona of Bruce Wayne is fiction.

  52. Elim Garak
    Elim Garak
    преди 21 ден

    In my mind, when I read the comics or even imagine the character, Batman will always sound like Kevin Conroy.

  53. Purnendu Ray
    Purnendu Ray
    преди 21 ден

    This show made me a Batman fan 🔥.

  54. akvalues
    преди 21 ден

    Truly ahead of its time. Same with The Real Ghostbusters

  55. A LLegendly
    A LLegendly
    преди 21 ден

    So glad I wasn’t in charge of WB Animation back then, I would’ve fired that Eric dude who was never into comics, and anyone else who’s only dealings with The Bat started and stopped with Tim Burton’s half right movie.

  56. makeupandvanityset
    преди 21 ден

    Hey! I scored this doc! 🤙🏻

    1. Mr. Ash
      Mr. Ash
      преди 21 ден

      And you did an incredible job! Love the music in this!

  57. William Cole
    William Cole
    преди 22 дни

    hearing them talk about censorship and violence is hilarious- if they only knew what kids nowadays are watching

  58. BowCCo
    преди 22 дни

    Love the content of the video and am a big fan of batman, but whoever edited this video made the background music too loud. I want to hear what the people being interviewed are saying not the cheezy techno music

  59. Maggs
    преди 22 дни

    This is such a boring documentary. pacing is bad.

  60. Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis
    преди 22 дни

    This will always be my Batman

  61. The Järnsida
    The Järnsida
    преди 23 дни

    10:26 Have you met Robin? Bruce is hardly the person you want around kids then, if that is your goal. Hahaha

  62. Andrew Perez
    Andrew Perez
    преди 24 дни

    Bring me Batman's Cape and cowel!

  63. Kirkorama
    преди 25 дни

    My favorite episode has to be Trial.

  64. mario torres
    mario torres
    преди 25 дни

    Chills. Every time.

  65. iset scott
    iset scott
    преди 25 дни

    thank you guys for a childhood

  66. TimeWarpDrive 77
    TimeWarpDrive 77
    преди 25 дни

    that hour & 40 really melted away

  67. Splatter
    преди 26 дни

    This was amazing!

  68. FATTED 300
    FATTED 300
    преди 26 дни

    One of my favorite series ever!

  69. Steven M. Cunningham
    Steven M. Cunningham
    преди 26 дни

    BAT-MAN rescued me. The Mask of the Phantasm...I slipped & they committed suicide. To science. ⛲

  70. Lainie Medina
    Lainie Medina
    преди 26 дни

    1:32:39 what's been said about The Suits over in corporate second-guessing everything, booooyy if it ain't true! It's what's been killing WB/DC at least film wise, he said perfectly : "If you second-guess your talent and demographics you're never going to achieve anything of merit.

  71. Iguanna Rock
    Iguanna Rock
    преди 26 дни

    And don't get me started on the video game!

  72. DMF 248
    DMF 248
    преди 27 дни

    Absolutely thankful for all the work that went into this. Honestly a highlight of my childhood. Salute to all these folks

  73. Mom's Beretta's
    Mom's Beretta's
    преди 28 дни

    Don't forget batman's Co creator Bill Finger. “I give Bill Finger major credit for the success of Batman; almost all the good ideas were his,” says SDCC special guest Jim Steranko, a comics illustrator and historian.

  74. xizar
    преди 28 дни

    I'm glad to have watched this. The music for the video (not the tv show) was weird, though.

  75. stuffandotherstuff
    преди 28 дни

    Lol "cant show people gettin hit with frying pans because kids have access to frying pans" that's interesting because. The kid in Dinosaurs would hit the Father Dinosaur in the head with a frying pan pretty much EVERY episode saying "NOT THE MAMA!" And it would get a huge laugh. And.. THEYRE RIGHT. I ended up having my pops put me on his shoulders then I hit him on the head with a little toy frying pan because i thought it would be funny.. So it does have an effect just saying But then my pops explained to me why it was wrong and as i recall just him saying ouch pretendeding to be badly hurt was enough for me to feel guilty and regret and not do it ever again. Cause I didnt want him (or anyone else) to be hurt. Just at 3,4, 5 years old you dont totally comprehend everything yet

  76. Joe Schmoe
    Joe Schmoe
    преди 28 дни

    Yeah I remember this used to scare me as a kid

  77. xtoll123
    преди 29 дни

    I nwas around 16 when this came out still have a DVD set of it now at 44 lol one of the best animated series ever

  78. Cypher Soc
    Cypher Soc
    преди 29 дни

    Batman the animated series success is due the creative freedom the director got, and the competent animators from studio sunrise.

  79. Drew McCauley
    Drew McCauley
    преди 29 дни

    Is there a way to turn down the music?

  80. Nathan Broad
    Nathan Broad
    преди 29 дни


  81. Ryan Thompson Guitarist
    Ryan Thompson Guitarist
    преди 29 дни

    I remember reading once that the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the 80s was named the most violent cartoon on tv

  82. Rhett Burgess
    Rhett Burgess
    преди 29 дни

    This is the definitive Batman. It is second to no other. It was and still is a Classical Masterpiece.

  83. elmt23
    преди 29 дни

    And still the best Batman

  84. Magnus Inventum
    Magnus Inventum
    преди 29 дни

    I own this series digitally and fondly remember the first episode I ever saw. It's just as captivating to watch these fantastic stories which are not only entertaining, but often revealing educational moments.

  85. Crazy Eddies House Of Biscuits
    Crazy Eddies House Of Biscuits
    преди месец

    What cartoon or character is at 10:43 ?

  86. Rae Black
    Rae Black
    преди месец

    You guys made my childhood amazing. Batman: The Animated Series was my first cartoon experience growing up in the 90s. Thank you

  87. Abe McGee
    Abe McGee
    преди месец

    Fox was killing it in the 90s, with Batman and X-men

  88. aragos32727
    преди месец

    I wonder how all these people feel knowing that they shaped people's childhoods. How it's still revered to this day. I wasn't allowed to watch a whole lot of cartoons but I could watch Batman because my father would actually watch it with me

  89. DSC
    преди месец

    Batman: TAS to Young Justice. Pretty long, great run.

  90. Sheldon Wheaton
    Sheldon Wheaton
    преди месец

    Wish they would put out the title cards in a poster line.🗿

  91. Geoffrey Lane
    Geoffrey Lane
    преди месец


  92. Shaun Bradley
    Shaun Bradley
    преди месец

    They praise the sensor? The sensors are just the libtarded liberal's mouthpiece.

  93. Purification of the Noxious
    Purification of the Noxious
    преди месец

    All of those creators, drawers and producers are gods among us humans. Thank you for my childhood.

  94. Loki
    преди месец

    I used to run home watch Disney afternoon then teenage mutant ninja turtles then batman. Good times ... miss it

    1. Abe McGee
      Abe McGee
      преди месец

      me too except turtles in the morning, then disney afternoon, and batman. Don't forget xmen on Saturday mornings.

  95. Darth1Marik
    преди месец

    This was such a wonderful video, but also very sad. To see the current state of the comic book industry makes you wonder what happened to such talented people who were bold and not afraid to try something in a time where it would be considered controversial. Instead we have cowards who bend to the will of a small but loud minority saying we need diverse change. Diverse change for who? No one asked for this diverse change, hell the small minority screaming aren't even comic book fans. We need people like in this video to come back and fix the comic book industry! Give the fans what they really want, not the SJW crowd that doesn't even care about comic books.

  96. Mike Shadez
    Mike Shadez
    преди месец

    Batman tas is the G.O.A.T also loved superman tas batmanofthefuture static shock and justice league.

  97. FlewPrettyGood
    преди месец

    90s Batman was SO good for the time, even my parents watched it. The art style, the characters voices, and they also hadn’t seen a new Batman show since the 80s. I still watch this series to this day, in a way you could say it changed my life.

  98. Antonio Renteria
    Antonio Renteria
    преди месец

    Mask of the phantasm had probably the greatest backdrop art in us 2D animation history

  99. Success is a Mindset
    Success is a Mindset
    преди месец

    I grew up on this show watching it after school- it’s a phenomenal show and some moments still stand out in my memory as terrifying: the Scarecrow scenes, the dad who was invisible and was trying to get his daughter, etc

  100. Dakota Mulhearn
    Dakota Mulhearn
    преди месец

    This single-handedly made my childhood the batman portrayed in this show is still a great influence in what it means to be a man for me