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Continue below for Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures episode desciptions provided directly by Warner Bros. Animation to assorted press outlets. Please note that since these are the earliest descriptions provided to the media, there may be errors in episode details. Continue below for links and content.

Year One - Year Two - Year Three


BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES - YEAR ONE

"ON LEATHER WINGS"
406501

When a horrifying bat creature terrorizes Gotham City, the authorities conclude it must be Batman (series star KEVIN CONROY) and put out an all-points bulletin on the Dark Knight. Meanwhile, Batman's investigation leads him to the laboratory of Kirk Langstrom (recurring guest star voice MARC SINGER), a prominent zoologist, who has been experimenting with a formula that turns him into a Man-Bat creature. Not only must Batman capture the Man-Bat in order to save Langstrom, but he must also notify the police to restore his own reputation.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RENE AUBERJONOIS Dr. March
MEREDITH MacRAE Francine

LOG LINE
"ON LEATHER WINGS" (406501)...When a horrifying bat creature terrorizes Gotham City, Batman must find the true culprit to restore his own reputation.
(92/93-YR.1)

"CHRISTMAS WITH THE JOKER"
406502

The Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) kidnaps Commissioner Gordon (series star BOB HASTINGS), Detective Bullock (series star ROBERT COSTANZO) and Summer Gleeson (recurring guest star voice MARI DEVON) and hides in a TV studio, seizing Gotham's airwaves and terrorizing the city during Christmas. He challenges Batman to find him before midnight; or else the hostages will have a very unhappy Christmas.

LOG LINE
"CHRISTMAS WITH THE JOKER" (406502)...The Joker kidnaps three prominent citizens during Christmas and challenges Batman to find him before midnight.
(92/93-YR.1)

"NOTHING TO FEAR"
406503

A horrifying villain, who calls himself Scarecrow, is spreading fear gas and wreaking havoc on Gotham State University. Batman discovers that the culprit is actually Professor Jonathan Crane, who was fired from the university years ago for conducting fear experiments. Under the influence of a treacherous fear gas, Batman must fight the wily straw man and his worst fear at the same time.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
KEVIN McCARTHY Dr. Long
RICHARD MOLL Computer

LOG LINE
"NOTHING TO FEAR" (406503)...A horrifying villain named Scarecrow spreads fear gas and wreaks havoc at Gotham State University.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE LAST LAUGH"
406504

The Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) employs a lethal mind-altering laughing gas to transform the citizens of Gotham into total fools. If Batman doesn't stop the Clown Prince of crime, everyone will soon go totally mad, including his friend and butler, Alfred (series star EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR.).

LOG LINE
"THE LAST LAUGH" (406504)...The Joker employs a lethal mind-altering laughing gas to transform the citizens of Gotham into total fools.
(92/93-YR.1)

"PRETTY POISON"
406505

District Attorney Harvey Dent (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL) becomes romantically involved with a mystery woman named Pamela Isley. When Dent is poisoned after a dinner date, Batman makes the horrifying discovery that the poison was administered through Pamela's lipstick. He realizes that Pamela is really Poison Ivy, a plant-obsessed villainess who harbors a secret vendetta against the District Attorney. Caught in Poison Ivy's lethal greenhouse, Batman fights for the life of his best friend, Dent, as well as his own.

Additional Voice Talent:
MELISSA MANCHESTER Additional Voices

LOG LINE
"PRETTY POISON" (406505)...When District Attorney Harvey Dent is poisoned after a dinner date, Batman makes the horrifying discovery that his date was Poison Ivy, a plant-obsessed villainess.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE UNDER-DWELLERS"
406506

Batman encounters mysterious "wee green people," who have been committing petty crimes. He saves one from a speeding train and finds it is a small boy who doesn't speak. Batman soon learns that the boy belongs to a gang of forgotten runaways, the "Under-Dwellers," who live deep within the Gotham sewer system. Their leader is the crazed Sewer King, who forces the children to steal food and supplies for him. Batman leads a revolt, defeats the Sewer King and frees the Under-Dwellers.

LOG LINE
"THE UNDER-DWELLERS" (406506)...Batman discovers a gang of forgotten runaways living deep within the Gotham sewer system.
(92/93-YR.1)

"P. O. V."
406507

When Bullock botches a sting operation, he and the other officers involved, Montoya and rookie Wilkes (guest star voice ROBBIE BENSON), are questioned by Internal Affairs. Bullock's untrue account of events is so at odds with the other testimony that the investigator suspends all three, pending further investigation. Eager to restore her reputation, Montoya follows some clues that lead her to the location of the gangsters targeted during the sting. With Batman's help, she solves the case and exonerates everyone involved, teaching Bullock a lesson about the importance of teamwork.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RON PERLMAN Driller

LOG LINE
"P. O. V." (406507)...Bullock’s account of a botched sting operation is so at odds with the other officers’ testimony that the police investigator suspends everyone involved.
(92/93-YR.1)

"FORGOTTEN"
406508

When indigent men are kidnapped from the slums of Gotham City, Bruce goes undercover to investigate. He is soon assaulted by several men, hit over the head and shanghaied. A victim of amnesia, Bruce is forced to work with other kidnapped men in a treacherous and remote mining camp. Despite his memory loss, Bruce remains defiant, causing trouble for his captors, who lock him in a sweatbox. During this harrowing punishment, his memory returns, and with newfound strength, Bruce escapes, transforms into Batman and defeats his captors. Later, as Bruce Wayne, he is also able to offer jobs to several of his kidnapped companions, thereby giving them a fresh start.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DORIAN HAREWOOD Dan Riley
RICHARD MOLL Computer
JAY THOMAS Guard #1

LOG LINE
"FORGOTTEN" (406508)...When indigent men are kidnapped from the slums of Gotham City, Bruce goes undercover to investigate.
(92/93-YR.1)

"BE A CLOWN"
406509

Mayor Hill's (series star LLOYD BOCHNER) son feels overlooked and unloved when his father throws him an elaborate birthday party that is more a political media event than a real celebration. Meanwhile, the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) infiltrates the party dressed as a clown in order to plant a bomb. The mayor's son, a budding magician, becomes so enamored of the clown's tricks that he hides in the clown's truck when the Joker leaves. When Batman traces the Joker to a closed amusement park, the wily villain uses the naive boy to trap Batman. In the end, Batman saves himself and the boy and defeats the Joker atop a runaway roller coaster. Sadder but wiser, the boy returns to his father, who now realizes how neglectful he was of his son's feelings.

LOG LINE
"BE A CLOWN" (406509)...The Joker infiltrates the birthday party of Mayor Hill’s son in order to plant a bomb.
(92/93-YR.1)

"TWO-FACE, PART I"
406510

District Attorney Harvey Dent (recurring series star RICHARD MOLL) is hiding a deep dark secret, even from his best friend, Bruce Wayne. He has a second personality, that of Big Bad Harv, a tough gangster. When crime boss Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON) learns of Dent's sickness, he tries to blackmail him. Unfortunately, Dent's "bad" side comes to the fore, and he physically attacks Thorne and his men just as Batman arrives. In the ensuing melee, a chemical explosion sends Dent to the hospital. When Dent's bandages are removed, the left side of his face is scarred and deformed, and his second personality becomes dominant.

LOG LINE
"TWO-FACE, PART I" (406510)...District Attorney Harvey Dent hides a deep dark secret--he has a second personality, Big Bad Harv, a tough gangster.
(92/93-YR.1)

"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE"
406511

An aging Mob boss, Arnold Stromwell (recurring guest star voice EUGENE ROCHE), is about to be murdered by his rival, Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON), but Batman saves Stromwell. In the process, Stromwell learns his drug dealings have contributed to his son's drug addiction. After a reunion with his brother, a priest (guest star voice PAUL DOOLEY), Stromwell vows to make amends by becoming a witness for the state.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
KATHERINE HELMOND Connie

LOG LINE
"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE" (406511)...An aging Mob boss learns his drug dealings have contributed to his son's drug addiction.
(92/93-YR.1)

"I'VE GOT BATMAN IN MY BASEMENT"
406512

While attempting to regain a stolen Faberge Egg from the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS), Batman is sprayed with nerve gas by the fowl fellow. A 12-year-old aspiring detective rescues the unconscious hero and hides Batman in his basement. The precocious kid must figure out how to revive the comatose crimefighter before the Penguin finds them.

LOG LINE
"I'VE GOT BATMAN IN MY BASEMENT" (406512)...After the Penguin sprays Batman with nerve gas, a 12-year-old boy rescues the unconscious hero and hides him in his basement.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE CAT AND THE CLAW, PART I"
406513

Catwoman (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) steals a valuable necklace to fund the purchase of land for a mountain lion preserve. In the course of her escape, she encounters Batman and finds herself undeniably attracted to him. Afterwards, Bruce Wayne dates Selina Kyle, Catwoman's alter ego, and finds himself undeniably attracted to her. In the midst of their budding romance, Selina/Catwoman learns that the land she wants has been bought by a mysterious cartel. After infiltrating the cartel's headquarters, Catwoman discovers evidence of a military facility inside a mountain on the land in question. The cartel is merely a front for an international terrorist group headed by the Red Claw (guest star voice KATE MULGREW), a mysterious woman terrorist.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
HERB EDELMAN Stern

LOG LINE
"THE CAT AND THE CLAW, PART I" (406513)...Catwoman steals a valuable necklace to fund the purchase of land for a mountain lion preserve but is thwarted by a group of terrorists.
(92/93-YR.1)

"HEART OF ICE"
406514

Brilliant cryogenics expert Dr. Victor Fries (guest star voice MICHAEL ANSARA) is hard at work on a freezing process to save his wife's life when the heartless corporation underwriting the project pulls the plug, literally. The freezing chamber explodes, destroying the doctor's wife and transforming Fries into a pathetic creature that can only survive in subzero temperatures. He returns a year later as Mr. Freeze, lusting for revenge against the sleazy company that destroyed his life. Batman sympathizes with Freeze but must stop him from destroying a building filled with innocent people to fulfill his vendetta.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MARK HAMILL Ferris Boyle

LOG LINE
"HEART OF ICE" (406514)...Brilliant cryogenics expert Dr. Victor Fries is transformed into Mr. Freeze, a vengeful creature who can only survive in subzero temperatures.
(92/93-YR.1)

"SEE NO EVIL"
406515

In a middle-class suburb of Gotham, her imaginary playmate, "Mojo," regularly visits little Kimberly Ventrix. However, the mysterious, unseen Mojo seems too tangible and vocal for an "imaginary" friend. At about the same time, a fortune in valuables magically disappears from a gem exposition, which Bruce Wayne is attending. Assuming his Batman identity, Bruce investigates and finds himself fighting an invisible man! The Dark Knight uncovers the fact that an independent optics researcher, Dr. Abner Carrows, had developed what he called a "cloak of invisibility"--a new plastic that makes anything covered by it invisible. But Carrows has recently died, and ex-con Lloyd Ventrix (guest star voice MICHAEL GROSS) stole the material while working as a janitor in Carrows’ employ. Ventrix has constructed a special suit as well as a customized cover for his car, turning himself into an invisible man with an invisible vehicle! Ignoring the law, Ventrix secretly visits his daughter, Kimberly, in his invisible state, pretending to be Mojo. Enriched by his "invisible man" thefts, Ventrix contrives to kidnap Kimberly. But life with a fugitive felon is no match for her mother's nurturing care, so Batman must stop the abduction. To do so, Batman must fight a foe he can't even see and survive a breathtaking climax, as he is dragged almost to his doom by a wildly careening invisible car!

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
KEN HOWARD Hartness
BROCK PETERS Fox
JEAN SMART Helen

LOG LINE
"SEE NO EVIL" (406515)...A young girl’s imaginary playmate commits robberies all over Gotham City.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE CAT AND THE CLAW, PART II"
406516

The terrorists steal a virulent strain of plague and threaten the city by demanding a ransom. Meanwhile, Catwoman (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) infiltrates the terrorists' underground headquarters, not realizing the potential danger. When Batman follows her there, they're captured, tied up, and left to die as victims of the viral plague. However, by working as a team, not only do they destroy the plague before it can do any harm, they also prevent the terrorists from fleeing the area before the authorities arrive. Unfortunately, despite Catwoman's assistance, Batman is compelled to surrender her to the police.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
KATE MULGREW Red Claw
HERB EDELMAN Stern

LOG LINE
"THE CAT AND THE CLAW, PART II" (406516)...When Catwoman infiltrates the underground headquarters of the terrorists, both she and Batman are captured and left to die as victims of a viral plague.
(92/93-YR.1)

"TWO-FACE, PART II"
406517

Two-Face (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL) begins an aggressive campaign against his hated rival, Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON). Thorne responds by hiring an assassin to kill Two-Face. Since Two-Face used to be Harvey Dent, Bruce Wayne's best friend, Batman wants to find him before Thorne does. Thorne's gang traps Two-Face by using his former fiancée, Grace, as bait. Just as Thorne is about to destroy Dent, Batman intervenes. When Two-Face flips his coin to decide how he's going to get rid of Thorne, Batman tips over a box of silver dollars, burying the coin and throwing Two-Face into a frenzy of uncertainty--he can't make up his mind without his precious coin. Subdued, Two-Face is accompanied to the prison hospital by Grace, who hopes to help him recover from his tormented mental state.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MICKY DOLENZ Min, Max

LOG LINE
"TWO-FACE, PART II" (406517)...Two-Face, the former Harvey Dent, begins an aggressive campaign against his hated rival, Rupert Thorne.
(92/93-YR.1)

"BEWARE THE GRAY GHOST"
406518

Batman connects a pattern of recent bombings in Gotham to an episode of an old television series featuring his favorite boyhood hero, the "Gray Ghost." Seeking information, Batman visits the actor who played the Gray Ghost (guest star voice ADAM WEST), only to discover that over the years, he's become a victim of typecasting and has not been able to find other work. Though the "Gray Ghost" is reluctant to help Batman at first, he changes his mind after the next bombing and assists Batman. As Batman continues his investigation with the Gray Ghost, the actor begins to see parallels between Batman and the Gray Ghost's methodology and comes to realize what an important part he must have played in Batman's early life. This revelation gives the actor a new sense of worth, and when he and Batman succeed in capturing the mysterious bomber, the ensuing publicity completely revitalizes the Gray Ghost's career.

LOG LINE
"BEWARE THE GRAY GHOST" (406518)...Batman connects recent bombings in Gotham to an episode of an old television series featuring his favorite boyhood hero, the "Gray Ghost."
(92/93-YR.1)

"PROPHECY OF DOOM"
406519

Bruce Wayne becomes concerned when some of his richest friends are seduced into a scam by Nostromos (guest star voice MICHAEL DES BARRES), a fraudulent psychic. Bruce joins the cult in an attempt to debunk Nostromos' claims. Nostromos, predicting the fall of civilization, urges his acolytes to transfer their bank funds to the cult's coffers. Batman exposes Nostromos' scheme to bilk the members of their money and captures him after a chase through a planetarium. In the end, Bruce's friends learn an important lesson about where to place their faith.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
HEATHER LOCKLEAR Lisa
WILLIAM WINDOM Ethan

LOG LINE
"PROPHECY OF DOOM" (406519)...Bruce Wayne becomes concerned when some of his richest friends are seduced into a scam by Nostromos, a fraudulent psychic.
(92/93-YR.1)

"FEAT OF CLAY, PART I"
406520

Matt Hagen (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN), a popular actor renowned for his "Man of a Thousand Faces" ability to play any part, has a terrible secret--he's addicted to a strange chemical formula developed by Roland Daggett's (recurring guest star voice ED ASNER) labs. This chemical gives him the ability to alter his facial features without makeup, keeping his matinee idol looks so that his public doesn't know he was horribly disfigured in an accident years ago. But in return for the drugs, Daggett forces him to play "roles" that aren't entirely legal. When Daggett has Hagen impersonate Bruce Wayne in order to obtain documents from Wayne's assistant, Lucius Fox (recurring guest star voice BROCK PETERS), a series of events lead to Fox being wounded and Bruce Wayne arrested for the assault. Hagen, attempting to break free from Daggett's control, is seized by Daggett's henchman and force-fed a large amount of the chemical--enough to completely alter his genetic structure and turn him into Clayface, an amorphous figure who can transform his body into anything he wants.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ED BEGLEY JR. Germs
DICK GAUTIER Teddy
SCOTT VALENTINE Bell

LOG LINE
"FEAT OF CLAY, PART I" (406520)...A popular actor renowned for his ability to play any part has a terrible secret--he's addicted to a strange chemical formula that enables him to alter his facial features without makeup.
(92/93-YR.1)

"FEAT OF CLAY, PART II"
406521

Clayface (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN) learns that Daggett (recurring guest star voice ED ASNER) is going to appear on TV to promote his new product, a skin conditioner containing the same chemical that disfigured Clayface. After a skirmish with Batman in Lucius Fox's (recurring guest star voice BROCK PETERS) hospital room, Clayface takes the disguise of a woman and joins the audience of Summer Gleeson's (recurring guest star voice MARI DEVONS) show. But when Batman arrives, he defeats Clayface using an electric current. Clayface supposedly "dies"--however subsequent experiments in the Batcave with a fragment of Clayface's clay-like substance shows that electricity has no effect on it. Clayface was first and foremost an actor, after all--and his death scene was played so convincingly that it fooled even Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ED BEGLEY JR. Germs
DICK GAUTIER Teddy

LOG LINE
"FEAT OF CLAY, PART II" (406521)...Clayface learns that the man responsible for his disfigurement is to appear on TV, promoting a skin conditioner containing the same chemical that deformed him.
(92/93-YR.1)

"JOKER'S FAVOR"
406522

Charlie Collins (guest star voice ED BEGLEY JR.), a nondescript accountant, accidentally runs afoul of the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL). Pleading for his life, Charlie promises the Joker anything if he will only let him go. The notion amuses the Joker, who makes Charlie promise to do him a favor. If Charlie refuses, his family will fall prey to the Joker's henchmen. The favor: Charlie must distract Batman while the Joker infiltrates a testimonial dinner for Commissioner Gordon in order to plant a bomb. But in a twist of events, Charlie decides to confront the Joker man to man.

LOG LINE
"JOKER'S FAVOR" (406522)...When a timid accountant accidentally runs afoul of the Joker, he promises the Joker anything if the villain will only let him go.
(92/93-YR.1)

"VENDETTA"
406523

Detective Harvey Bullock is framed for murder and goes to jail. Although he doesn't like Bullock, Batman thinks he's innocent. His investigation reveals that the real criminal is Killer Croc, a mutant murderer who wants revenge on Bullock because Bullock sent him to jail years earlier.

LOG LINE
"VENDETTA" (406523)...Batman helps Detective Harvey Bullock when Bullock is accused of murder.
(92/93-YR.1)

"FEAR OF VICTORY"
406524

The Scarecrow invents a fear chemical that is triggered by the release of adrenaline. He uses the chemical on Gotham's greatest athletes, then bets against them to reap the winnings. Dick Grayson, AKA Robin (recurring guest star voice LOREN LESTER), learns about this scheme after his college roommate, a football star, inexplicably becomes terrified during a game. While trying to help Batman find the Scarecrow, Robin is infected by the chemical and becomes stricken with fear. In the end, Robin must battle his overwhelming fear in order to prevent Scarecrow from using his formula on spectators in a packed stadium.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MARK HAMILL Joker
TIM CURRY Additional Voices

LOG LINE
"FEAR OF VICTORY" (406524)...The Scarecrow uses a fear chemical triggered by adrenaline on Gotham's greatest athletes, then bets against them to reap the winnings.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE CLOCK KING"
406525

Temple Fugate (guest star voice ALAN RACHINS), a maniacally punctilious man whose life and business are ruled by the clock, is persuaded by attorney Hamilton Hill to deviate 15 minutes from his rigid, self-imposed schedule. The result is chaos for Fugate, culminating in Hill's filing a financially ruinous court case against Fugate. Fugate swears revenge on Hill. Five years later, after Hill becomes Mayor, strange things begin happening in Gotham, all having to do with time. Synchronized traffic lights go awry, subway trains collide, etc. These disasters are a result of Fugate (who now calls himself the Clock King) attempting to discredit Mayor Hill. Fugate finally kidnaps Hill and ties him to the minute hand of the Gotham Clock Tower. Unless Batman can rescue him, Hill will be crushed when the clock strikes midnight.

LOG LINE
"THE CLOCK KING" (406525)...When a maniacally punctilious man faces financial ruin because of attorney Hamilton Hill, he transforms into the devious Clock King and swears revenge on Hill, now the mayor of Gotham.
(92/93-YR.1)

"APPOINTMENT IN CRIME ALLEY"
406526

Every year at the same time, Batman makes a pilgrimage to see Dr. Leslie Thompkins (recurring guest star voice DIANA MULDAUR), the woman who took care of the young Bruce Wayne after his parents were brutally murdered in Park Row. But this time, a series of dangerous distractions keeps Batman occupied, causing him to miss his appointment. In the meantime, Roland Daggett (recurring guest star voice ED ASNER), a ruthless land developer and entrepreneur, has hired arsonists to destroy the part of Park Row called Crime Alley so he can build new condominiums. When Dr. Thompkins discovers the arsonists' plans, she is taken prisoner. Unless Batman can reach Crime Alley in time, the buildings--and Dr. Thompkins--will go up in smoke.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DAVID L. LANDER Nitro
JEFFREY TAMBOR Crocker

LOG LINE
"APPOINTMENT IN CRIME ALLEY" (406526)...Batman’s friend, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, is taken prisoner by a ruthless land developer after she uncovers his devious plans.
(92/93-YR.1)

"MAD AS A HATTER"
406527

The Mad Hatter (recurring guest star voice RODDY McDOWALL) develops a form of mind control that he implements by placing devices in people's hats. He uses this to impress Alice, a woman he wants to date. When he learns she's in love with another, the jealous Hatter uses his mind control power to eliminate her beau. He then kidnaps Alice and takes her to Gotham's Central Park. Batman must do combat on a bizarre chessboard composed of living pieces that are under the Hatter's power.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LORETTA SWIT Marcia Cates

LOG LINE
"MAD AS A HATTER" (406527)...The Mad Hatter develops a form of mind control that he implements by placing devices in people's hats.
(92/93-YR.1)

"DREAMS IN DARKNESS"
406528

When Batman attempts to thwart the Scarecrow's plan to poison Gotham's water supply with a chemical that induces hallucinations, the Dark Knight is infected with the concoction. Unable to tell reality from fantasy, he is committed to Arkham Asylum. He must find a way to escape and stop the Scarecrow from plunging the people of Gotham into a nightmare without end.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RICHARD DYSART Dr. Bartholomew

LOG LINE "DREAMS IN DARKNESS" (406528)...Batman must thwart the Scarecrow's plan to poison Gotham's water supply with a chemical that induces hallucinations.
(92/93-YR.1)

"ETERNAL YOUTH"
406529

Alfred and his friend, Maggie Paige, go to a health spa that advertises a "back to nature" rejuvenating potion. The spa is actually run by Poison Ivy, who is using a new form of chlorophyll to turn people into trees. When Batman investigates, he is nearly transformed into a tree before he can finally stop Poison Ivy.

LOG LINE
"ETERNAL YOUTH" (406529)...Alfred and his friend, Maggie Paige, visit a health spa that is actually run by the nefarious Poison Ivy.
(92/93-YR.1)

"PERCHANCE TO DREAM"
406530

Bruce Wayne wakes up to find that his dearest wish has come true: his parents are not dead, and he is not and has never been Batman. Not only that, but he's engaged to Selina Kyle (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU). At first he's ecstatic, but a number of clues force him to the conclusion that somehow this is all an elaborate charade. His quest to find the truth eventually pits Bruce against Batman in a surreal battle atop a church tower. Batman is unmasked and revealed to be the Mad Hatter (recurring guest star voice RODDY McDOWALL), who has put Bruce in a dream state. Bruce's only way to wake up is to throw himself from the tower, which he does--returning him to his life as the Dark Knight.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DIANA MULDAUR Dr. Leslie Thompkins

LOG LINE
"PERCHANCE TO DREAM" (406530)...Bruce Wayne wakes up to find that his parents are not dead, he is not Batman, and he's engaged to Selina Kyle!
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE CAPE AND COWL CONSPIRACY"
406531

Batman investigates a theft of bearer bonds intended for the starving people of Byelocroatia. One suspect is Baron Waclaw Jozek (guest star voice JOHN RHYS-DAVIES), a European nobleman. Batman confronts Jozek, who tells him that Josiah Wormwood (guest star voice BUD CORT) is responsible for the theft. Batman knows of the "deathtrap specialist"--a man who conceives fiendishly elaborate mazes of psychological torture designed to force people to tell him valuable secrets. Jozek contacts Wormwood and gives him a task--use his talents to get Batman's cape and cowl. Wormwood agrees. Batman, searching for Wormwood, follows clues that eventually lead him to the wax museum. There, the Dark Knight is trapped, and Wormwood claims the cape and cowl. Wormwood contacts Jozek, who shows up to claim the prize--but who is in reality Batman. The Dark Knight has outwitted Wormwood, who now faces a long prison sentence.

LOG LINE
"THE CAPE AND COWL CONSPIRACY" (406531)...Batman investigates a theft of bearer bonds intended for the starving people of a poor country.
(92/93-YR.1)

"ROBIN'S RECKONING, PART I"
406532

When Batman and Robin thwart an extortion ring trying to damage a high-rise building under construction, Batman learns the name of the gang leader. To Robin's surprise, Batman refuses to let Robin continue the investigation with him, preferring to work alone instead. Irritated, Robin accesses the Batcomputer to learn what Batman wouldn't tell him about the case. To his shock, Robin finds that the case is connected to Tony Zucco (guest star voice THOMAS WILSON), a gangster who was responsible for the death of Robin's parents during their high-wire act. Robin decides to take control of the situation and confront Zucco.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EUGENE ROCHE Stromwell

LOG LINE
"ROBIN'S RECKONING, PART I" (406532)...After learning the name of an extortion ringleader, Batman mysteriously refuses to let Robin continue the investigation with him.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE LAUGHING FISH"
406533

The Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) has developed a chemical that induces fish to smile like the Joker. He visits the Gotham copyright office and demands a copyright for his Joker fish. When the frightened bureaucrats reject his request, the Joker threatens to kill them one by one until he gets what he wants. Fortunately, Batman comes to their rescue, chasing the Joker to an old sea aquarium. There, Batman defeats the grinning villain in a dramatic battle involving a great white shark.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
GEORGE DZUNDZA G. Carl Francis
ARLEEN SORKIN Harley Quinn

LOG LINE
"THE LAUGHING FISH" (406533)...The Joker becomes enraged when the Gotham copyright office rejects his demand for a copyright for his grinning Joker fish.
(92/93-YR.1)

"NIGHT OF THE NINJA"
406534

Wayne Enterprises' various companies are robbed by a mysterious figure known as the Ninja (guest star voice ROBERT ITO). Batman and Robin discover that the Ninja is actually Kyodai Ken, the only man who defeated Bruce Wayne when they studied martial arts together as boys in Japan. Bruce exposed Kyodai's attempt to rob the school, which got Kyodai expelled. Now Kyodai is back for revenge. He traps Bruce Wayne, Summer Gleeson and Robin and challenges Bruce to a martial arts duel. Bruce cannot fight back in front of Summer for fear of exposing his secret identity. It's up to Robin to arrange a diversion that will allow Bruce to defeat his old enemy.

LOG LINE
"NIGHT OF THE NINJA" (406534)...When Wayne Enterprises is robbed by a mysterious figure known as the Ninja, Batman and Robin discover that the Ninja is an old nemesis of Bruce Wayne.
(92/93-YR.1)

"CAT SCRATCH FEVER"
406535

While looking for her missing cat, Selina Kyle (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) uncovers a plot by industrialist Roland Daggett (recurring guest star voice ED ASNER) and scientist Professor Milo (recurring guest star voice TREAT WILLIAMS) to infect stray animals with a disease that will be transmitted to the human population. Daggett, of course, has the only cure, which he plans to sell to the public. It will not only make him richer but also give him a new image as a public hero. When the disease infects Catwoman herself, Batman races against time to save her and stop the fiendish plot before the infected animals are released.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DENNY DILLON Jessy
BROCK PETERS Lucius Fox
VIRGINIA CAPERS Judge

LOG LINE
"CAT SCRATCH FEVER" (406535)...Selina Kyle uncovers a plot to infect stray animals with a deadly disease that will be transmitted to the human population.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE STRANGE SECRET OF BRUCE WAYNE"
406536

When Dr. Hugo Strange (guest star voice RAY BUKTENICA) blackmails Judge Maria Vargas (guest star voice CARMEN ZAPATA), a friend of Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne, Bruce journeys to Strange's health resort in Yucca Springs to investigate. Strange has invented a machine that reads people's thoughts, and he uses the device to discover that Bruce is Batman. Strange then attempts to auction Batman's secret identity to the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL), Two-Face (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL) and the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS). Batman defeats Strange by convincing the three villains that Strange is cheating them. Enraged, the three villains attempt to kill Strange, and Batman saves the day. Robin poses as Bruce Wayne to persuade Strange that Bruce is not Batman.

LOG LINE
"THE STRANGE SECRET OF BRUCE WAYNE" (406536)...Dr. Hugo Strange’s invention, a machine that reads people's thoughts, leads him to discover that Bruce is Batman.
(92/93-YR.1)

"ROBIN'S RECKONING, PART II"
406537

Despite Batman's orders, Robin pursues Tony Zucco (guest star voice THOMAS WILSON), the criminal who was responsible for the death of Robin's parents. Some swift detective work leads Robin to the crook's hideout at the old amusement pier, where Zucco has accidentally trapped Batman. Thanks to Robin's timely arrival, Batman and the Boy Wonder capture Zucco. Robin learns that Batman feared losing his young partner to Zucco.

LOG LINE
"ROBIN'S RECKONING, PART II" (406537)...Despite Batman's orders, Robin pursues Tony Zucco, the criminal who was responsible for the death of Robin's parents.
(92/93-YR.1)

"HEART OF STEEL, PART I"
406538

High-tech secrets are stolen from Wayne Enterprises by a robot. Bruce Wayne knows that the only person capable of building such sophisticated robots is Karl Rossum, owner of Cybertron Labs. Meanwhile, Barbara Gordon (recurring guest star voice MELISSA GILBERT-BRINKMAN) detects that her father, the Commissioner, is not acting like himself. She's right--a look-alike robot has replaced him, along with Bullock and Mayor Hill. It is all part of a plan by HARDAC, an Artificial Intelligence computer created by Rossum, to supplant humanity with machines. Eventually, HARDAC replaces Rossum with a robot too. Bruce Wayne invites Randa Duane (guest star voice LESLIE EASTERBROOK) to dinner, not knowing that she's a robot. She discovers the secret entrance to the Batcave and sets up an interface connection between the Batcomputer and HARDAC. When Batman tries to use the Batcomputer, it attacks, using robotic arms to seize and crush him.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BROCK PETERS Lucius Fox
WILLIAM SANDERSON Rossum

LOG LINE
"HEART OF STEEL, PART I" (406538)...A brilliant scientist begins replacing Gotham’s leading citizens with look-alike robots.
(92/93-YR.1)

"IF YOU'RE SO SMART, WHY AREN'T YOU RICH?"
406539

When Edward Nygma (recurring guest star voice JOHN GLOVER), the genius who created the computer game "Riddle of the Minotaur," demands his rightful share of profits from his greedy and manipulative boss, Dan Mockridge (guest star voice GARY FRANK), he is summarily fired. Nygma vows revenge, and years later, when Mockridge is selling his company to Wayne Enterprises, Nygma reappears in a new guise--the Riddler! Riddler kidnaps Mockridge, but not before encountering Batman and Robin. Batman quickly surmises the Riddler's real identity. In order to rid himself of the Dark Knight, the Riddler uses Mockridge to lure Batman and Robin into a giant "Minotaur" maze based on the computer game. The only way Batman can save Mockridge and leave the maze is by solving a series of deadly riddles.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BROCK PETERS Lucius Fox

LOG LINE
"IF YOU'RE SO SMART, WHY AREN'T YOU RICH?" (406539)...When his greedy boss unjustly fires genius Edward Nygma, he seeks revenge in a new guise--as the Riddler!
(92/93-YR.1)

"JOKER'S WILD"
406540

An enraged Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) breaks out of Arkham Asylum when he learns billionaire developer Cameron Kaiser (guest star voice HARRY HAMLIN) has built a gambling casino, Joker's Wild, exploiting the evil clown's likeness. Batman is also infuriated, knowing the Joker will destroy the casino and everyone in it to avenge his wounded pride. But it is all part of Kaiser's plan to collect a fortune in insurance money when the Joker destroys the casino. Unpredictable as always, the Joker later decides to kill Kaiser and operate the casino himself. Batman's last-minute intervention saves Kaiser's life and sends the Joker back to Arkham.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ERNIE HUDSON Security Guard
ROGER ROSE TV Host

LOG LINE
"JOKER'S WILD" (406540)...The Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum upon learning that a developer has built a gambling casino exploiting his likeness.
(92/93-YR.1)

"TYGER, TYGER"
406541

Selina Kyle (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) is kidnapped and taken to an island by Dr. Emile Dorian (guest star voice JOSEPH MAHER), a genetic engineer with a fondness for cats. He has created a man-cat hybrid named Tygrus and wishes to provide him with a mate. He injects Selina with a serum that makes her a cat woman in body as well as in name. When Batman learns of the plan, he comes to the island to rescue Selina. Batman is captured and forced into a deadly confrontation with Tygrus, who hunts him through the island's jungles. Batman, with Selina's help, manages to convince Tygrus that Dorian, whom Tygrus reveres as his father, is wrong to experiment with peoples' lives. Tygrus attacks Dorian to free Selina, and causes an explosion that destroys the laboratory. Batman and Selina escape, and Tygrus rescues Dorian. Tygrus asks Batman to take Dorian back to the authorities and gives Selina the antidote for her mutation, even though he wants her to stay with him. Batman and Selina leave, taking Dorian with them, and Tygrus remains in lonely exile.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MARC SINGER Langstrom

LOG LINE
"TYGER, TYGER" (406541)...When a genetic engineer produces a man-cat hybrid, he kidnaps Selina Kyle to provide his creation with a mate.
(92/93-YR.1)

"MOON OF THE WOLF"
406542

Batman investigates the appearance of a wolf creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates--Anthony Romulus (guest star voice HARRY HAMLIN), ex-Olympic champion and media spokesman. Years ago, Romulus approached the devious Professor Milo (recurring guest star voice TREAT WILLIAMS) seeking a steroid formula that would help him win the decathlon. Unfortunately, the formula included a wolf hormone, which produced recurring lycanthropic side effects. Now Romulus must obey Milo's orders if he wants to receive a cure. Milo decides to use Romulus to destroy Batman, but the creature attacks Milo instead, giving Batman the opportunity to defeat them both. The wolf creature escapes into a river, and neither Romulus nor the wolf is seen again.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
PETER SCOLARI Hamner

LOG LINE
"MOON OF THE WOLF" (406542)...Batman investigates the appearance of a wolf creature in Gotham.
(92/93-YR.1)

"DAY OF THE SAMURAI"
406543

Kyodai Ken (recurring guest star voice ROBERT ITO), the Ninja who hates Bruce Wayne, kidnaps the daughter of Sensei Yoru, the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce. As ransom, Kyodai demands a scroll that teaches the location of the fabled Death Touch. Bruce Wayne and Alfred travel to Japan to help Yoru regain his daughter. But Kyodai, having fought both Batman and Bruce Wayne, knows that they are the same man. Batman rescues Yoru's daughter, but Kyodai manages to get the scroll. He then kidnaps Alfred and challenges Batman to a duel. Batman agrees to meet Kyodai on the slopes of a volcano, and the two fight while the mountain begins to erupt. A volcanic fissure separates them, and rising lava traps Kyodai. Batman attempts to help him, but the Ninja refuses to be saved.

LOG LINE
"DAY OF THE SAMURAI" (406543)...Kyodai Ken, Bruce Wayne’s old adversary, kidnaps the daughter of the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce.
(92/93-YR.1)

"HEART OF STEEL, PART II"
406544

Batman manages to free himself from the Batcomputer's clutches. HARDAC breaks the interface connection before the Dark Knight can trace it back to Cybertron. Barbara Gordon (recurring guest star voice MELISSA GILBERT-BRINKMAN) summons Batman and tells him of her suspicion that her father has been somehow replaced. Then, Bullock attacks Batman, revealing that he is a robot. Batman sneaks into Cybertron to investigate and, unbeknownst to him, Barbara does the same. Both are captured by robots and brought to HARDAC. During a huge battle, a fire damages HARDAC's circuitry and ultimately results in the fiery destruction of Cybertron. Rossum (guest star voice WILLIAM SANDERSON) is saved, as are Gordon, Bullock and Hill, and their robot duplicates are destroyed.

LOG LINE
"HEART OF STEEL, PART II" (406544)...Batman and Batgirl thwart the plans of an evil computer to replace all humans with robots.
(92/93-YR.1)

"TERROR IN THE SKY"
406545

When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom (recurring guest star voice MARC SINGER) is taking his Man-Bat formula again. Kirk's wife, Francine (recurring guest star voice MEREDITH MacRAE), also doesn't believe her husband and decides to leave him. Kirk maintains that he's innocent and takes a DNA test, proving to Batman that he's telling the truth. After further investigation, Batman discovers that Francine was accidentally infected by the Man-Bat formula and is probably the person transforming into the bat creature. When Francine is on a plane flying out of Gotham, she starts to transform. Batman uses the Batwing to intersect the plane and administer the antidote that will cure Francine's condition forever.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RENE AUBERJONOIS Dr. March

LOG LINE
"TERROR IN THE SKY" (406545)...When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is drinking his Man-Bat formula again.
(92/93-YR.1)

"ALMOST GOT 'IM"
406546

While hiding from the police, a group of Batman's deadliest enemies (Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc) gather at the criminals-only Stacked Deck Club to play cards and exchange stories about their mutual nemesis. Each one has an "almost got Batman" story to share. Poison Ivy attempted to kill Batman with poisoned pumpkins, Two-Face used a giant penny, Penguin tried killer birds, and Croc tossed a big rock at Batman. However, the Joker's electrocution scheme was the most elaborate. Batman, disguised as Croc, confronts the surprised crooks, then races to stop the Joker's girlfriend, Harley Quinn, from killing Catwoman.

LOG LINE
"ALMOST GOT 'IM" (406546)...While hiding from the police, Batman's deadliest enemies exchange stories about their mutual nemesis--Batman.
(92/93-YR.1)

"BIRDS OF A FEATHER"
406547

Released from prison, the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS) is disappointed to discover that none of his friends have come to greet him. Meanwhile, Veronica Vreeland (recurring guest star voice MARILU HENNER), a socialite desperate to create a novel party, invites the Penguin as her guest of honor. Veronica discovers she likes the Penguin and he begins to fall in love with her, but the Penguin becomes enraged when he finds that Veronica is using him to increase her social standing. The Penguin kidnaps Veronica and demands her family's huge fortune as ransom. Batman must locate the Penguin and save the selfish socialite.

LOG LINE
"BIRDS OF A FEATHER" (406547)...Veronica Vreeland, a socialite desperate to create a novel party, makes the mistake of inviting the Penguin as her guest of honor.
(92/93-YR.1)

"WHAT IS REALITY?"
406548

Seeking to prove once and for all that he has a superior mind, the Riddler (recurring guest star voice JOHN GLOVER) lures Batman into a contest inside a virtual reality computer game. In the course of solving riddles and escaping the Riddler's traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does. With this newfound power, Batman causes the Riddler to lose his concentration, and Batman wins the game.

LOG LINE
"WHAT IS REALITY?" (406548)...To prove that he has a superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a contest inside a virtual reality computer game.
(92/93-YR.1)

"I AM THE NIGHT"
406549

On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Dr. Leslie Thompkins (recurring guest star voice DIANA MULDAUR) to Crime Alley to deposit roses on the spot where they were murdered. Batman expresses doubts about whether or not he should continue his one-man war against crime. While in the alley, he rescues a teenager named Wizard and takes him to a halfway house. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon, Bullock and Montoya are on a stakeout to capture the Jazzman, a gangster with a penchant for music and mayhem. Batman had promised to assist, but Gordon can't wait any longer. When Batman finally arrives, he finds his friends in the midst of a gun battle. Batman helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but Gordon is severely wounded. Feeling guilty because he didn't arrive on time, Batman decides to forego being the Dark Knight. Meanwhile, the Jazzman manages to escape from jail and searches for Gordon in the hospital. When Bruce learns of this, he realizes he can't quit being Batman. He confronts the Jazzman in a dramatic showdown in Gordon's hospital room and saves Gordon from being shot again. Afterward, Gordon comes out of his coma and tells Batman never to give up the fight. On his way home, Batman encounters Wizard, who is returning home to his parents. The teenager thanks the Dark Knight, and Batman realizes that he must continue his crusade against crime.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MELISSA GILBERT Barbara Gordon
CARMEN ZAPATA Judge Vargas

LOG LINE
"I AM THE NIGHT" (406549)...On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman expresses doubts about whether or not he should continue his one-man war against crime.
(92/93-YR.1)

"OFF BALANCE"
406550

Batman investigates the notorious global crime cartel, The Society of Shadows, which has begun to operate in Gotham City. Led by a man known only as Vertigo (guest star voice MICHAEL YORK), the cartel plans to hijack a freight train due to arrive the following night. Aboard the train is a sonic drill, a digging tool that uses ultrasound waves and which could become a fearsome, deadly weapon in the hands of a criminal. While trying to stop the hijacking, the Dark Knight succumbs to Vertigo's unique weapon--a device that scrambles one’s senses to create the eerie illusion of floating upside down or standing on a wall. Despite this, Batman begins to win the battle until a mysterious, leather-clad woman shoots an arrow that allows Vertigo to escape. While following Vertigo, Batman encounters the Lady in Black again and learns that she is Talia (guest star voice HELEN SLATER), daughter of the real head of the Society of Shadows--Vertigo is an impostor! Talia is actually Vertigo's enemy--sent by her father to prevent the capture of the sonic drill. After being trapped by Vertigo and imprisoned together, Batman and Talia join forces to escape and defeat Vertigo. The two develop a grudging mutual respect--and a physical attraction. But Talia reveals her true nature when she refuses to allow Batman to leave with the sonic drill--she wishes to control the Society herself. But Batman has sabotaged the drill, rendering it useless to Talia. Her father is finally revealed as an immortal madman named Ra's Al Ghul (recurring guest star voice DAVID WARNER), who swears revenge on the Dark Knight.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BROCK PETERS Lucius Fox

LOG LINE
"OFF BALANCE" (406550)...Batman investigates a notorious global crime cartel, The Society of Shadows, which has begun to operate in Gotham City.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE MAN WHO KILLED BATMAN"
406551

After having apparently killed Batman, lowly criminal Sidney Debris (guest star voice MATT FREWER) begs crime kingpin Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON) for help. In a flashback, Sidney explains that Batman surprised him while Sidney was on a warehouse roof acting as a lookout for drug runners. During the struggle, Batman fell off the roof and into a shed of explosive gas. After the ensuing fire, all that remained was Batman's cape and cowl. Lauded as a hero by the underworld, Sidney is brought to the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) for corroboration of the tale. Once the Joker believed Batman was gone, he held a wake for the Dark Knight at the chemical plant where they first "met." The climax of the ceremony was to be the execution of Sidney by the Joker (for killing Batman before the Joker could), but Sidney escapes. As the flashback ends, Sidney begs Thorne to get him safely out of town. Thorne doesn’t believe Sidney and plans to kill him. But Batman arrives alive and well and saves Sidney from Thorne's wrath. The Dark Knight had followed Sidney to find Thorne, the leader of the drug runners. Sidney is sent to jail for his part in Thorne's operation, but he earns new respect in prison as "The Man Who Nearly Killed the Bat."

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ROBERT PICARDO Eddie
ARLEEN SORKIN Harley Quinn

LOG LINE
"THE MAN WHO KILLED BATMAN" (406551)...After having apparently killed Batman, lowly criminal Sidney Debris begs crime kingpin Rupert Thorne for help.
(92/93-YR.1)

"MUDSLIDE"
406552

Clayface’s (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN) clay-like body is beginning to disintegrate. Fortunately, a woman scientist he knew from his prior life as a movie star is working on a remedy. However, he is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy. Because Clayface can't hold a shape for more than an hour, the scientist has created a flexible exoskeleton in which he can maneuver. As Clayface is receiving his final treatment, Batman arrives and foils the scheme. During a deadly fight, Clayface is washed into the ocean, where he is gone forever. Or is he?

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MARCIA WALLACE Fiancée

LOG LINE
"MUDSLIDE" (406552)...When Clayface’s clay-like body begins to disintegrate, he is forced to steal to pay for the expensive ingredients of a possible remedy.
(92/93-YR.1)

"PAGING THE CRIME DOCTOR"
406553

Crime boss Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON) arranges for his older brother, Dr. Matthew Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOSEPH CAMPANELLA), to lose his medical license so that he will become the “crime doctor” and perform delicate surgery on Rupert. Dr. Thorne can't operate alone, so Dr. Leslie Thompkins (recurring guest star voice DIANA MULDAUR) is kidnapped to assist. Batman discovers Leslie's disappearance and rushes to find her. But Matthew is basically a good man; when he learns that Rupert's men will ultimately kill Leslie, he confronts his brother to save her.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
GEORGE DZUNDZA Chubb
GARY KROEGER Beechum

LOG LINE
"PAGING THE CRIME DOCTOR" (406553)...Crime boss Rupert Thorne forces his older brother, a doctor, to perform delicate surgery on Rupert--and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist.
(92/93-YR.1)

"ZATANNA"
406554

When glamorous magician Zatanna (guest star voice JULIE BROWN) is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman comes to her defense. Zatanna is grateful, but puzzled by the Dark Knight's commitment to prove her innocence. A young Bruce Wayne met Zatanna as a teenager working as an assistant to her magician father, Zatara (guest star voice VINCENT SCHIAVELLI). Batman and Zatanna join forces and use the skills Zatara taught them to expose and combat an evil illusionist. Zatanna is absolved of the crime, and she and Batman share a fond but wistful farewell.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MICHAEL YORK Dr. M. Kane

LOG LINE
"ZATANNA" (406554)...When glamorous female magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman comes to her defense.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE MECHANIC"
406555

When the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS) sends his henchmen on a burglary, Batman and Robin pursue the distinctive Penguin limousine in their Batmobile. An accident during the high-speed chase allows the Penguin’s gang to escape, while the Batmobile is virtually demolished. The Dark Knight must enlist the aid of Earl Cooper (guest star voice PAUL WINFIELD), the former automotive engineer who designed the Batmobile. Batman has financed and outfitted Cooper with his own secret shop. There, Earl is always available to repair the Batmobile in an emergency. But an employee of one of Earl's suppliers also works for the Penguin, and the felonious fowl realizes the connection between Batman and Earl Cooper! After infiltrating Earl's shop, the Penguin and his men hold Earl's daughter hostage in exchange for Earl's cooperation in trapping Batman. Earl is told to design and construct a remote control device that gives the Penguin control of the Batmobile! By disengaging the brakes and all the safety features, then accelerating the Batmobile through a series of dangerous maneuvers, the Penguin intends to kill Batman and Robin. But, thanks to clever clues from Earl, the masked crimefighters outwit the Penguin. Though the Batmobile is ultimately demolished once again, Batman and Robin put the Penguin in jail, while Earl designs and builds an improved Batmobile in his brand new, top-secret shop.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JOHN de LANCIE Eagleton
BARRY GORDON Sheldrake

LOG LINE
"THE MECHANIC" (406555)...While engaged in a high-speed chase, the Penguin’s gang escapes and the Batmobile is virtually demolished.
(92/93-YR.1)

"HARLEY AND IVY"
406556

After leaving the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL), Harley Quinn (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) forms a partnership with Poison Ivy. By day, they're housemates and best friends, but at night, they're the deadly duo called "The New Queens of Crime" by the Gotham tabloids. The Joker is enraged when he hears of their crime spree. Determined to get Harley back--and the money she stole--the Joker goes to Ivy’s hideout. But Batman has also figured out the girls’ location, and he and the Joker arrive at the same time. In an explosive battle, Batman, with the help of Officer Montoya, thwarts the Joker and captures Harley and Ivy.

LOG LINE
"HARLEY AND IVY" (406556)...After leaving the Joker, Harley Quinn forms a criminal partnership with Poison Ivy.
(92/93-YR.1)

"SHADOW OF THE BAT, PART I"
406557

When Commissioner Gordon is framed for accepting bribes from gangland boss Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON), his daughter, Barbara (recurring guest star voice MELISSA GILBERT), pleads with Batman to appear at a rally being held in support of the commissioner by Assistant Commissioner Gil Mason (guest star voice TIM MATHESON). Wanting time to investigate, Batman would prefer to send Robin, but Barbara is determined that the Dark Knight will make an appearance. Barbara rents a Batman costume and, using her gymnastic abilities, impersonates Batman. Her plan backfires when gangsters reveal her as a girl. The next day, the newspapers’ headlines read "Who is Batgirl?" Batman, in disguise, discovers that Two-Face (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL) is responsible for framing the Commissioner. Two-Face captures and imprisons Batman. Meanwhile, Barbara discovers that Gil Mason is part of an evil plan against her father. With Batman missing, Barbara designs a new costume and investigates the case as Batgirl.

LOG LINE
"SHADOW OF THE BAT, PART I" (406557)...Disguised as Batman, Barbara Gordon tries to discover who has framed her father for accepting bribes from crime boss Rupert Thorne.
(92/93-YR.1)

"BLIND AS A BAT"
406558

During the unveiling of the Raven X-111, an experimental police helicopter with state-of-the-art weaponry developed by WayneTech, the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS) hijacks the armored aircraft. In the course of the Penguin's theft, Bruce Wayne is temporarily blinded. Now, Dr. Leslie Thompkins (recurring guest star voice DIANA MULDAUR) gives Bruce strict instructions to keep his eyes bandaged for 48 hours or risk losing his sight permanently. But when the Penguin starts using the Raven's weaponry to destroy famous Gotham landmarks as part of his plan to extort money from the city, Batman must stop him. By utilizing the Raven technology perfected by WayneTech, Batman creates a special helmet that translates the Raven's radar and sonar signals into images fed directly to his brain. Armed, Batman plans to trap the Penguin at the ransom drop site, a Gotham steel mill. But when the device malfunctions, a near helpless Dark Knight must fight the Penguin alone!

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JOHN de LANCIE Eagleton
BARRY GORDON Sheldrake

LOG LINE
"BLIND AS A BAT" (406558)...Bruce Wayne is temporarily blinded when the Penguin steals a new police helicopter with weaponry developed by WayneTech.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE DEMON'S QUEST, PART ONE"
406559

When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, Batman begins a fruitless search until he is astounded by the sudden appearance of Ra's Al Ghul (recurring guest star voice DAVID WARNER), the mysterious cult leader whose name means "The Demon's Head." Ra's is the leader of The Society of Shadows and the father of Talia (recurring guest star voice HELEN SLATER), the beautiful and mysterious woman whom the Dark Knight encountered earlier. Like Robin, Talia has also been abducted. To locate them, Batman and Ra's begin an uneasy truce. During the search, Ra's Al Ghul is apparently killed, and Batman must continue the quest alone. He finds Robin held captive in a mountain fortress and frees him. Batman soon discovers that Ra's engineered the abduction as an arcane test of Batman's mettle. In this way, Ra's hoped to gauge Batman's worthiness to succeed him as leader of The Society of Shadows. Talia appears, clearly nobody's prisoner, and professes her love for Batman. And Ra's--who is thousands of years old thanks to the rejuvenating properties of his Lazarus Pit--believes his body will not withstand another resurrection. He needs an heir, and Batman has been chosen. As Batman curtly refuses the offer, Ra's collapses and is rushed into the Pit, from which he unexpectedly emerges. The rejuvenating process has one side effect: the subject emerges temporarily insane and unbelievably strong! Batman is faced with a formidable, enraged opponent who seeks revenge on Batman for spurning him--even if Ra's must destroy his own daughter!

LOG LINE
"THE DEMON'S QUEST, PART ONE" (406559)...When Robin is mysteriously abducted, Batman’s search leads him to meet Ra's Al Ghul, leader of The Society of Shadows, whose daughter, Talia, has also been kidnapped.
(92/93-YR.1)

"HIS SILICON SOUL"
406560

As thieves break into a warehouse containing remnants of Cybertron's robotic machines and electronics, Batman, who bursts out of a crate and defeats two of the three crooks, interrupts them. The remaining thief fires a gun at Batman, only to discover that Batman is a robot! The robot, believing itself to be the real Batman, arrives at Wayne Manor, where Alfred accuses him of being one of Karl Rossum's (recurring guest star voice WILLIAM SANDERSON) "duplicants"--exact duplicates of Gotham City citizens. Alfred flees to the Batcave and tries to incapacitate the robot, but the robot knocks Alfred unconscious. The robot learns that Karl Rossum lives on a farm outside Gotham City. Meanwhile, the real Batman learns that an impersonator is capturing criminals. He deduces that Rossum is somehow involved and confronts Rossum in Rossum's greenhouse. Rossum denies any wrongdoing, and Batman leaves. The Batman robot arrives, still believing he's really Batman, and tells Rossum that somehow his mind has been implanted in a robotic body. Rossum, initially astonished, convinces the robot that he is not human. The real Batman returns, and a battle between the two Dark Knights ensues, destroying the greenhouse. The Batman robot goes to the police impound yard and discovers a data chip containing the core memory files of HARDAC, the Artificial Intelligence computer Rossum created. When the chip is inserted in the robot's head, HARDAC is reactivated and explains that the Batman robot was the final duplicant created, but never activated, just before Cybertron was destroyed. HARDAC assumes control of the robot to continue replacing humans with robot duplicants. The robot returns to the Batcave and begins uploading the HARDAC files to the Batcomputer. Batman arrives and attempts to fight the robot but falls into a chasm. The robot is filled with remorse and destroys the Batcomputer, incinerating himself in the process. Alfred rescues Batman from the pit, and they sadly regard the charred remains of the robot that was willing to die to protect humanity.

LOG LINE
"HIS SILICON SOUL" (406560)...A confused robot that believes he is Batman causes problems for the real Dark Knight.
(92/93-YR.1)

"SHADOW OF THE BAT, PART II"
406561

Robin discovers that Gil Mason (recurring guest star voice TIM MATHESON) is in league with a powerful crime boss. As he investigates Mason, Robin encounters Batgirl (recurring guest star voice MELISSA GILBERT), who is trying to absolve her father, Commissioner Gordon. Each learns that Mason is to meet the mysterious gang leader in an abandoned subway in South Gotham. Batgirl and Robin arrive at the subway station separately. Mason joins Two-Face (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL), who has decided to execute Matches Malone (Batman in disguise). When Batgirl tries to prevent the murder, she, Robin and Matches are trapped in a subway tunnel that Two-Face floods with water. Two-Face gets Gordon out of jail as part of his plan to discredit the Commissioner and establish Gil Mason as head of police, which would enable Two-Face to control the gangs. Two-Face takes Gordon to Bayshore Wharf to execute him. Meanwhile, in the subway, Batman sheds his disguise and helps Batgirl escape through a hole in the ceiling. Before she can rescue him and Robin, however, the two are swept away by the flood. Realizing she must save her father, Batgirl races to Bayshore Wharf. Batman and Robin escape by crashing a subway car through a wall and arrive at Bayshore Wharf along with Batgirl. As the three crimefighters fight the crooks, Two-Face is captured, and Gordon is freed, while Mason escapes in a speedboat. Batgirl leaps into the boat and struggles with him, managing to pull him into the water just as the boat strikes the Statue of Freedom and explodes. Gordon is absolved of all charges, and Gil Mason, horribly disfigured and crippled, remains in a coma. Bruce and Dick agree that Batgirl, whoever she is, behaved nobly. Overhearing them, Barbara smiles as they speculate on whether they'll ever see Batgirl again.

LOG LINE
"SHADOW OF THE BAT, PART II" (406561)...Robin, who discovers that Gil Mason is in league with a powerful crime boss, encounters Batgirl as she tries to clear her father's name.
(92/93-YR.1)

"FIRE FROM OLYMPUS"
406562

Believing himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus, mad shipping magnate Maxie Zeus steals an experimental electron cannon. Mounting the weapon atop his penthouse, Maxie plans to shoot "lightning bolts" at the "wicked mortals" below. After breaking into the building, Batman must undergo a series of Herculean challenges before finally confronting Maxie for control of the deadly cannon.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BESS ARMSTRONG Clio
NICHOLAS SAVALAS Stavros
VERNEE WATSON-JOHNSON Doctor

LOG LINE
"FIRE FROM OLYMPUS" (406562)...Believing he’s the reincarnation of Zeus, a mad shipping magnate mounts a stolen electron cannon atop his penthouse to shoot "lightning bolts" at the "wicked mortals" below.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE DEMON'S QUEST, PART TWO"
406563

After freeing Talia (recurring guest star voice HELEN SLATER) from her father's clutches, Batman engages Ra's Al Ghul (recurring guest star voice DAVID WARNER) in battle long enough for the side effects of the Lazarus Pit to wear off. Ra's activates a self-destruct mechanism in the cavern and retreats with Talia, leaving Batman and Robin to be killed by the explosion. The pair escapes, narrowly avoiding being buried alive in an avalanche. In the meantime, Ra's vanishes. Only two clues to his whereabouts remain--while a prisoner, Robin heard Ra's speak of his "desert stronghold," and he also heard the word "Orpheus" repeated over and over. Batman discovers that Orpheus is the name of a satellite in synchronous orbit over a specific point in the Sahara Desert--the location of Ra's Al Ghul's hidden desert fortress. There, Batman is captured and thrown in a dungeon. Ra's activates a device aboard the Orpheus satellite that will simultaneously explode the many Lazarus Pits throughout the world. The resulting flood of chemicals will wash over Earth like a tidal wave, almost instantly returning the planet to the lush, green place it was in its infancy, but in the process destroying all life that now exists! Batman must race to free himself from imprisonment to prevent the Orpheus Weapon from destroying the world!

LOG LINE
"THE DEMON'S QUEST, PART TWO" (406563)...Batman discovers Ra's Al Ghul’s plan to flood Earth with chemicals and return it to a lush, green planet--which will destroy all life that now exists!
(92/93-YR.1)

"READ MY LIPS"
406564

Gotham Police are baffled by a series of crimes executed with incredible precision. Batman investigates and discovers that a mob boss known as Scarface (guest star voice GEORGE DZUNDZA) plans the crimes. He traces Scarface to a deserted mannequin warehouse and discovers, to his astonishment, that the crime czar is a wooden dummy, manipulated by a mild-mannered man called the Ventriloquist. Realizing he’s dealing with a classic case of “split personality,” Batman tries to get the Ventriloquist to agree to testify against Scarface, but the Ventriloquist is terrified of his alter ego. Batman plants a hidden transceiver on the Ventriloquist and learns of the gang's next crime. When he arrives to prevent it, Batman is ambushed and taken prisoner. Batman awakens to find himself tied up and dangling over a pit full of sharpened mannequin arms. Scarface taunts him, telling him that the Ventriloquist confessed he had spoken with Batman. Batman manages to convince the paranoid Scarface that the Ventriloquist is a traitor, leading to a bizarre confrontation. A fight ensues, with Batman triumphant. Scarface is destroyed by a stray burst of gunfire. The Ventriloquist is taken to Arkham Asylum, where he is last seen carving a new dummy from wood.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JOE PISCOPO Manager

LOG LINE
"READ MY LIPS" (406564)...Batman investigates a series of baffling crimes and discovers that the crime czar is a wooden dummy, manipulated by a mild-mannered man called the Ventriloquist.
(92/93-YR.1)

"THE WORRY MEN"
406565

Wealthy socialite Veronica Vreeland (guest star voice MARILU HENNER) returns from Central America bringing tiny handmade dolls for all her friends. According to native legend, placing a doll under a sleeper’s pillow dissolves worry. However, unbeknownst to Veronica or her friends, each of the dolls contains a tiny microchip that plants hypnotic suggestions inside the sleepers' brains. The Mad Hatter (recurring guest star voice RODDY McDOWALL) is controlling the dolls in an elaborate extortion scheme against Gotham's wealthiest citizens, including Bruce Wayne! Batman traces the Hatter to his hideout in an abandoned costume warehouse, but the madman pounces on the Dark Knight and tries to remove his cowl--head and all--in a guillotine.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LeVAR BURTON Hayden Sloane
VERNEE WATSON-JOHNSON Dana Blessing
ROGER ROSE Jaguar Shaman

LOG LINE
"THE WORRY MEN" (406565)...Wealthy socialite Veronica Vreeland returns from Central America bringing tiny handmade dolls for all her friends--but the dolls are controlled by the Mad Hatter!
(92/93-YR.1)


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