WATCH: Batman: The Animated Series producers on the show's influence and legacy

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Mar 26, 2021, 6:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Batman: The Animated Series hits its milestone 25th birthday this year and we can barely believe a quarter century of calendar pages have been tossed away since we first witnessed Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski's ambitious retelling of the Dark Knight's mythology in September 1992.

The Emmy Award-winning series lasted for four seasons and introduced the world to a darker, more somber reality for the Caped Crusader, complemented by the memorable theme music of Danny Elfman and the outstanding vocal talents of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker.

News that the entire run of Batman: The Animated Series is headed for Blu-ray in 2018 means a new generation of Bat-fans will be able to appreciate the stylish film-noir work displayed in this seminal show.

SYFY WIRE sat down with Timm and co-producer Alan Burnett at NYCC to talk about the cultural influence of the series, benefitting from Tim Burton's era of Batman movies, and thinking of diabolical ways to get certain violent scenes approved by the studio. Watch below!


Additional material by Jeff Spry.