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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 THREE

"HOLIDAY KNIGHTS"
407421

During the Christmas season, Harley (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) and Poison Ivy lure Bruce (series star KEVIN CONROY) into a hypnotic shopping spree while Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) threatens Gotham with a sonic bomb loud enough to kill anyone within earshot of its explosion.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
TARA CHARENDOFF Batgirl/Barbara Gordon (new voice)
MATHEW VALENCIA Robin (new voice)
RON PERLMAN Clayface
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon
MARILU HENNER Veronica Vreeland
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock

LOG LINE
"HOLIDAY KNIGHTS" (407421)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"SINS OF THE FATHER"
407422

Tim Drake (new series star MATHEW VALENCIA), a toughened teen-aged street kid, gets involved with Two-Face's (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL) gang, but eventually is trained by Batman to become the new Robin. Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred

LOG LINE
"SINS OF THE FATHER" (407422)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"COLD COMFORT"
407423

Avenging the loss of his wife, Mr. Freeze (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL ANSARA) goes on an icy rampage throughout Gotham, hoping to confront his ultimate target: Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
LLOYD BOCHNER Mayor Hamilton Hill

LOG LINE
"COLD COMFORT" (407423)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"DOUBLE TALK"
407424

After Arnold Wesker, the Ventriloquist (recurring guest star voice GEORGE DZUNDZA), is released from Arkham Asylum supposedly cured, his alter personality, mob boss Scarface, surfaces and plunges Wesker back into a life of crime.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BILLY BARTY Hips McManus

LOG LINE
"DOUBLE TALK" (407424)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"YOU SCRATCH MY BACK"
407425

Much to the chagrin of Batman and Batgirl, Nightwing (series star LOREN LESTER) teams with Catwoman (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) to combat a gang of South American gunrunners.

LOG LINE
"YOU SCRATCH MY BACK" (407425)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"NEVER FEAR"
407426

After Batman inhales Scarecrow's (new guest star voice JEFFREY COMBS) "No Fear" gas, Robin fears the Caped Crusader might kill someone, so he personally confronts Scarecrow in his effort to save Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
CHARLIE ROCKET Guru
KEN BERRY Seymour Grey

LOG LINE
"NEVER FEAR" (407426)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"JOKER'S MILLIONS"
407427

The Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) is penniless, but when he inherits money from a Mob boss, he distributes it freely throughout Gotham to gain influence.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ARLEEN SORKIN Harley Quinn
PAUL WILLIAMS Penguin

LOG LINE
"JOKER'S MILLIONS" (407427)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"GROWING PAINS"
407428

A mysterious young girl enters Robin's life, but she is really a scout for Clayface (recurring guest star voice RON PERLMAN).

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon

LOG LINE
"GROWING PAINS" (407428)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

SYNOPSIS "LOVE IS A CROC"
407429

Killer Croc (new recurring guest star voice BROOKS GARDNER) teams with demented child actress Baby Doll (new guest star voice LARAINE NEWMAN) to perpetrate crimes throughout Gotham, but Baby Doll is romantically interested in Croc--a feeling he doesn't share.

LOG LINE
"LOVE IS A CROC" (407429)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"TORCH SONG"
407430

When a rock star refuses the advances of her special effects man, Garfield Lynns, he becomes Firefly, a madman who vows to burn down the city.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
KARLA DeVITO Cassidy
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock
DAVID PAYMER Frank
TOM WILSON Howlin' Jake

LOG LINE
"TORCH SONG" (407430)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"THE ULTIMATE THRILL"
407431

Roxy Rocket, a villainess for whom cheating death is the ultimate thrill, leads Batman on a citywide chase.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
PAUL WILLIAMS Penguin
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred

LOG LINE
"THE ULTIMATE THRILL" (407431)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"OVER THE EDGE"
407432

Under the influence of the Scarecrow, Batgirl dreams her own untimely death and the resulting public revelation that Bruce Wayne is Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon
LLOYD BOCHNER Mayor Hamilton Hill
RODDY McDOWALL Mad Hatter
ARLEEN SORKIN Harley Quinn
HENRY SILVA Bane

LOG LINE
"OVER THE EDGE" (407432)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"MEAN SEASONS"
407433

Page Monroe (guest star voice SELA WARD), a disgruntled model, creates chaos in Gotham as she avenges her forced exile from a youth-oriented fashion world.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BARRY BOSTWICK Irv Kleinman
TIPPI HEDREN Donna Day
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred

LOG LINE
"MEAN SEASONS" (407433)...See synopsis

(97/98-YR.3)

"CRITTERS"
407434

Seeking revenge for the shutdown of his growth project, Farmer Brown (guest star voice PETER BRECK) creates overgrown farm animals and unleashes them on Gotham City.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon
DORIAN HAREWOOD Judge

LOG LINE
"CRITTERS" (407434)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"CULT OF THE CAT"
407435

Catwoman (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) is caught by a cat cult whose members plan to sacrifice Batman to their mascot--a ferocious tiger.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon

LOG LINE
"CULT OF THE CAT" (407435)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"ANIMAL ACT"
407436

Dick Grayson (series star LOREN LESTER) revisits his roots as a circus performer, only to find the Mad Hatter (recurring guest star voice RODDY McDOWALL) is using circus animals to commit crimes.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock

LOG LINE
"ANIMAL ACT" (407436)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"OLD WOUNDS"
407437

The original Robin tells the new Robin what caused the breakup of him and Batman as a crimefighting team.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
MARK HAMILL Joker

LOG LINE
"OLD WOUNDS" (407437)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"THE DEMON WITHIN"
407438

Bruce resorts to black magic as he fights a demon (guest star voice BILLY ZANE) released from an ancient artifact.

LOG LINE
"THE DEMON WITHIN" (407438)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT"
407439

Several children give their widely varying opinions of who they think Batman is.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
GARY OWENS 50's Batman
MICHAEL IRONSIDE 80's Batman
MICHAEL McKEAN 50's Joker
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock

LOG LINE
"LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT" (407439)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"GIRLS' NITE OUT"
407440

Harley (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN), Poison Ivy and Livewire (recurring guest star voice LORI PETTY) wreak havoc when they plan to have a leisurely night out in Gotham City.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ROBERT COSTANZO Detective Harvey Bullock
PAUL WILLIAMS Penguin

LOG LINE
"GIRLS' NITE OUT" (407440)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"MAD LOVE"
407441

Harley (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) recounts how she became involved with the Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL).

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BOB HASTINGS Commissioner Gordon

LOG LINE
"MAD LOVE" (407441)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"CHEMISTRY"
407442

Bruce Wayne's new wife entangles him in Poison Ivy's latest plot.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
LINDA HAMILTON Susan Maguire
TIM MATHESON Michael Vreeland
EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. Alfred
MARILU HENNER Veronica Vreeland

LOG LINE
"CHEMISTRY" (407442)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"BEWARE THE CREEPER"
407443

Reporter Jack Ryder goes insane, turns into a villain called the Creeper and steals the Joker's (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL) act.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ARLEEN SORKIN Harley Quinn
LOG LINE
"BEWARE THE CREEPER" (407443)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)

"JUDGMENT DAY"
407444

Tired of "turnstile justice," a Gotham City judge (guest star voice MALACHI THRONE) takes matters of punishment into his own hands.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RICHARD MOLL Two-Face
PAUL WILLIAMS The Penguin
BROOKS GARDNER Killer Croc
JOHN GLOVER The Riddler
STEVEN WEBER J. Carroll Corcoran

LOG LINE
"JUDGMENT DAY" (407444)...See synopsis
(97/98-YR.3)


Year One - Year Two - Year Three


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