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Glad you could join us, puddin'! The Clown Prince of Crime was voiced by none other than Mark Hamill, who brought an intense energy that he couldn't channel when he was playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
But did you know who was originally supposed to voice The Joker?
The person that was cast and actually did do some recordings for the Joker was Tim Curry, but due to bronchitis, he had to drop out of the role.
Was that a secret source of inspiration? We can kind of see it when we look at the mouth!
However, most of Tim Burton's Batman took place not on real city streets, but on 18 sound stages at Pinewood Studios in England. It also was a huge creative influence on the show. Similarly to the Batman movie, The Animated Series felt both futuristic as well as a throwback.
The show felt like a Noir crime drama but also depicted such quasi-futuristic things as the police having dirigibles. To make the city feel dark, artists drew on black paper, instead of the traditional white paper for most animated shows.
The style of Gotham was copied for the show's tie-in comic book The Batman Adventures. Even the ears can change size and positioning for dramatic effect. Drama is further emphasized by avoiding certain un-cinematic angles and sticking to ones that make the Dark Knight look powerful and brooding. Speaking of drama, the note to not have his mouth down too low to avoid looking "dorky" is hilarious! Also look at the note that says to show both of the cowl's ears, even in profile. The big question to ask is: who the heck is punching Batman in the gut in the bottom left hand corner?
Bats looks completely unprepared and we hope he got to respond in kind! Some of them were meant to be splashy background figures and give Batman a good tussle from time to time. Freeze was originally named Mr. Zero, but had it changed by producers when he appeared in the s Batman television show. It was the animated series that took him from a scientist who was the victim of his own ice gun to a tragic character seeking revenge on the people that caused the death of his wife, Nora.
The origin was so well-received that it was incorporated into mainstream comic book continuity Post- Crisis on Infinite Earths. If you thought his first appearance in the episode "Heart of Ice" was good, the Emmys agreed with you.
Whereas most animations depict black drawings on a white piece of paper, the background drawings actually began on black paper, thus creating a moody, dark tone from the very start. Batman loves to disappear into the background after speaking with Commissioner Gordon, but there are times when he wants to be seen. Here the drawings show how animators can prevent Batman from inadvertently blending into the background by using light on dark lines.
To add to the dark theme, the music borrowed from s film noir but also from the composer for Tim Burton's Batman. Besides being the lead singer for the band Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman scored the Batman film and his music inspired the score for The Animated Series.
In the upper left hand corner, you can see that the note encourages artists to cheat how long the cape can be to evoke less realism and go for a more overly dramatic effect. The note on the bottom as well talks more about the cheating that can be done to make the cape larger than it actually is and then it magically shortens when walking.
The best note is the one that says whenever possible to wrap Batman in his cape cuz it looks so COOL. We couldn't agree more! Currently in the DC comics, Catwoman retains the look that Ed Brubaker established back in that makes her look less like a supervillain and more like a thief wearing large yellow goggles and a sleek catsuit Catwoman wearing a catsuit? Go figure.
In the animated series, her catsuit is a gray color similar to Batman's with long black gloves and a gold belt. Who wielded the bullwhip better: animated Catwoman or Michelle Pfeiffer?
Caligari and Metropolis. Darkness even found its way into the physical materials used to produce Batman: Many traditional animation techniques call for painting on white background paper, but Radomski wanted the series drawn on true black background paper in order to achieve the darker look they wanted — but one that was still capable of allowing whatever colours were used to feel vibrant. It is a grim being cloaked as much in mystery as he is in shadows… To some, he is merely a legend.
To others, he is a dedicated, driven avenger. And to criminals, he is their worst nightmare. Although each episode of Batman: The Animated Series featured a unique title card, at no point during the opening do titles ever appear. That was done for good reason. It was also reflective of a prime ambition the producers had: Image set: There are of course numerous similarities. Watch the the proof-of-concept and title sequence back-to-back, and the connection is readily apparent.
Specific moments are retained as well. The creative team also finessed the opening into something more effective. There are aesthetic changes, too.
Once it was fixed, the aesthetic intentions of Timm and Radomski were back on track. In the original proof-of-concept Batman is often all black, but here the once baby blue and beige suited bad guys are, too — both often mere silhouettes reflecting the shadowy underworld they inhabit. But arguably the most significant change is to Batman himself and the story the opening tells about him.
Gone is the Batman who gets shot at and punched, replaced by one who never lets the crooks get off a shot, nor lets them land a blow.
Most significant, however, is how the titles end. In the mini-pilot we end with Batman fleeing the police, his back to us. In the Animated Series opening sequence, he is long gone when the police arrive and we get that definitive shot: Batman on top of the roof facing us and the city, a force of nature like the lighting behind him. That moment is Batman. And like Geoff Johns said: They helped define it.
And while they decidedly did that with the many stellar episodes that followed, they never did so more succinctly or more impressively than with the show's opening sequence. Production Studio: Warner Bros. Animation Executive Producers: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski Director: Kevin Altieri Editors: Kazuhide Tomonaga Composer: