Legends and Long-Time Collaborators Paul Dini And Kevin Conroy Discuss Their 20 Year Relationship With Batman

The fine folks over at CBR managed to catch up with the two living legends and had a pretty fascinating interview about their work on Batman:TAS and the upcoming Batman: Arkham City.

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By Mark Julian - 8/23/2011




Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated series based on the DC Comics character Batman. The series featured an ensemble cast of many voice-actors including Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Arleen Sorkin, and Loren Lester. The series won four Emmy Awards and was nominated for six others. Batman: The Animated Series, which is noted for its thematic complexity, darkness, and high artistic quality, has been praised by critics and fans alike as one of the most faithful adaptations of the character. IGN has called the series the best adaptation of Batman anywhere outside of comics, the best comic book cartoon of all time, and the second best animated series of all time.

It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The visual style of the series, dubbed "Dark Deco," is based on the artwork of producer and artist Bruce Timm.

The series originally aired on the Fox Network from September 5, 1992 to September 15, 1995. When the first season of the series aired on weekday afternoons, it lacked an on-screen title, but when its timeslot was moved to weekends during its second season, it was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin. The series was the first in the continuity of the shared DC Animated Universe, and spawned the theatrical film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).



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BlueMex - 8/23/2011, 9:30 AM
^ nothing wrong with that LOL
VictorHugo - 8/23/2011, 9:47 AM
Paul Dini and Bruce Timm rings as true Batman canon to me, and i love when do comics, like the BTAS comics and the Gotham Sirens comic.

Alan Grant´s Batman comics in the 1990´s is my second favourite.
reverendjonnynemo - 8/23/2011, 9:56 AM
To quote an old Wizard magazine article:

"Dude's Batman - forget about it..."
animeex - 8/23/2011, 9:59 AM
I loved the animated sereis. Still wish these guys would write and do a movie. I saw a anime series called Full Metal Alchemist where the actual voice actors dressed as the characters to do a small movie for fun and it was great. It would be a kick to see these guys dress up as the characters they voice over. As long as an occasional animated dvd comes out I am happy... And more so when Conroy, Hamill, Timm and Dini are involved.
WellDrawn - 8/23/2011, 10:04 AM
BTAS IS the best representation of the character, and Mask of the Phantasm is the best Batman movie by far.
Hawkeye64 - 8/23/2011, 10:08 AM
if i was walking down the street at night and kevin walked behind me and uttered the famous phrase. "I'm Batman!" i think i'd piss in my pants.
SpiderFan35 - 8/23/2011, 10:21 AM
Twenty years and still going strong. The video posted above by Welldrawn says it all - Bale's voice is ridiculous and it's Nolan's fault.
WellDrawn - 8/23/2011, 10:37 AM
@SpiderFan35^^ - What makes it even more sad, is how restrained and toned down the voice was in Begins. Bales performance in Begins was almost flawless - he just went over the top with it in TDK.
HAQ - 8/23/2011, 10:57 AM
conroy is such a faggy douche (press conference). Bale IS Batman. kev, u just a f*ckin' tracer, bwoy, so stfu.
Dev7 - 8/23/2011, 10:58 AM
@WellDrawn, LOL. Bale indeed does have a terrible Batman voice. Conroy knows it and the comic con crowd in that video you posted cheers him for saying it. smh
marvel72 - 8/23/2011, 11:13 AM
conroy has the batman voice hands down,batman the animated series is the animated show to beat,spider-man (90s) & x-men (90s) come close.

bale's batman voice use to annoy me now i see it as a complete joke.

bale great actor shit batman.

JayTopStix - 8/23/2011, 11:17 AM
KEVIN SHOULD DO BATMAN'S VOICE OVER BALE
reverendjonnynemo - 8/23/2011, 11:25 AM
@Jaytopstix

ha ha - id love to see bale react to that
JediRob - 8/23/2011, 12:49 PM
I really wish some contributors would take the time to transcribe these videos. Or at least a few of the highlights. Any article I come across that is video only, I immediately click away from.
m0th3r - 8/23/2011, 1:24 PM
Conroy and Hamill are batman and joker..Conroy has been awesome, and NO one has capture the funny w/ evil the way mark hamill has for the Joker...as good as Conroy's Batman has been (awesomeness) Hamill's Joker is all that and much more...dont get me wrong, i loved heaths new take...but i grew up on this, and it will always be what they are 'suppose to sound like'
SHHH - 8/23/2011, 2:15 PM
Conroy is just a voice actor.. no more no less... BTAS is Beast...

SHHH - 8/23/2011, 2:20 PM
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