The New Batman Adventures
Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show
Following a storyline from DC Comics' Batman franchise, Warner Brothers continued its own animated Batman success with The New Batman Adventures.
The series took place a few years after the time of Batman: The Animated Series, and Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon were now college graduates living back in Gotham City. Dick decided not to return to his role as Robin, opting instead to forge his own crimefighting career as Nightwing. Barbara split her time between her job with the Gotham P.D. and her side career as Batgirl.
New blood came in the form of 13-year-old Tim Drake, another ward adopted by Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne, when the boy's father abandoned him for a life of crime. Wayne trained young Tim as he new Robin, and the four heroes—Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing—teamed up to keep the streets of Gotham safe for average citizens everywhere. Popular villains from the previous series and from the DC Comics line returned in this installment, including The Joker, Catwoman, Bane, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Ra’s Al Ghul, Clayface, Talia, and Two-Face.
Episodes of the show aired together with another DC Comics legend as half of WB’s The New Batman/Superman Adventures.
Release History9/13/97 WB
TV Sub Categoriesanimated
TV StudioWarner Bros.
Television CastBatman/Bruce Wayne Kevin Conroy
Nightwing/Dick Grayson Loren Lester
Batgirl/Barbara Gordon Tara Charendoff
Robin/Tim Drake Matthew Valencia
Alfred Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
The Joker Mark Hamill
Mr. Freeze Michael Ansara