10 Greatest Batman: The Animated Series Episodes

"I am vengeance. I am the night. I am BATMAN!"

While Christopher Nolan's gritty Dark Knight Trilogy is beloved, Tim Burton's kooky Batman films have ardent fans and Joel Schumacher's campy sequels... exist, a lot of Bat-fans claim that the all-time best version of the caped crusader on-screen is the animated series which ran from 1992 and on-off all the way until 1999. Helmed to near-perfection by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and sporting the acting talent of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn and many others besides, it expertly strode the line between winning the hearts of superhero-loving children and those of hardened adult comic book fans. It may have undergone a more kid-friendly redesign in its later seasons (being retitled The New Batman Adventures) but the quality generally held out. And it, of course, began the run of numerous shows - such as the brilliant Batman Beyond - that were set in the fan-acclaimed DC Animated Universe (good luck beating that, Zack Snyder). Despite not being on the air for over fifteen years (don't you feel old now?), the legacy of BTAS remains as strong as ever. So let's take a look at the episodes of the series that best showcase why it has cast such a long bat-shaped shadow.

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