Batman: The Animated Series 10th Anniversary
Celebrating 10 years...
Best Batman: TAS Episode Poll
Since September 5th, 1992, fans have been entranced by the animated adventures of Batman and his crime
fighting companions. Batman: The Animated Series was a revolutionary animated series. The series did not talk down to it's viewers and took it's subject matter very seriously. The action was intense and the drama was almost unforgiving. Viewers saw what made villains tick and what drove Batman to be Gotham's vigilante. The dynamic series spawned a new technique in animation using black backgrounds that would eventually be dubbed "Dark Deco." Dark Deco gave every scene within Gotham an extraordinary look, redefining the image of the city.
The series also revamped the classic characters, casting a unique perspective on their origins and personalities. The series included all the popular characters and even created some new ones. The most significant change was the transformation of the Dick Grayson/Robin character in the "new" 90's costume, resulting in a hipper more adult representation which the character has never seen. The Batman character continued to embody the dark image fans have come to love while maintaining the heroic qualities identified with the character.
Another significant change was the transformation of the Rogues Gallery of Villains. From the ever-popular Joker to the more obscure Clock King, the series displayed each villain's unique personality to perfection and introduced new characters, including the popular Ms. Harley Quinn. Although she wasn't born into the Batman universe until the seventh episode of the series, Harley quickly overshadowed such long time favorites as Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Thanks to Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn will be a staple in the Batman genre forever. The animated series had a bigger impact than anyone ever thought it would.
The Winner of the Polls: Heart of Ice.