List of Batman: The Animated Series episodes
The following is an episode list for the 1990s animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and his associated comic book characters. Batman: The Animated Series is an American television series, which was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on Fox from 1992 to 1995. It was later shown in re-runs on The WB, Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Disney XD, and most recently on The Hub. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long, excluding commercials.
The New Batman Adventures, although featuring different character designs and animation style, is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series that aired on The WB from 1997 to 1999. There are a total of 109 episodes from both series, along with multiple crossover episodes from Superman: The Animated Series and Static Shock. Both series have been released to DVD in four-volume box sets.
The series are part of what has become known as the DC animated universe, which consists of eight animated television shows and four animated films, largely surrounding DC Comics characters and their respective mythos. This includes Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.
Batman: The Animated Series
This article lists the episodes in their production order, in accordance with the order the series was released on DVD; rather than by their original airdates, the latter often preferred by fans due to establishment, story flow, consistency, character introduction, etc.
65 episodes were produced for Season One, due to it being the minimum number of episodes necessary for a TV series to be successfully syndicated. 60 of these episodes were initially aired during the 1992/93 television season, which runs from September to May. The final five episodes of season one were held back until September 1993.
|1||"On Leather Wings"||Man-Bat||Kevin Altieri||Mitch Brian||September 6, 1992|
|A mysterious bat-like creature terrorizes Gotham City, causing the police force to pursue Batman. The Dark Knight must find the real perpetrator to clear his name.|
|2||"Christmas with the Joker"||The Joker||Kent Butterworth||Eddie Gorodetsky||November 13, 1992|
After escaping Arkham Asylum on Christmas Eve, The Joker takes over Gotham's airwaves and terrorizes the city for a crime. He challenges Batman and Robin to find his hidden TV studio and free his hostages — Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock and Summer Gleason — before midnight.Note: The Joker and his henchmen sing Jingle Bells, Batman Smells in this episode.
|3||"Nothing to Fear"||The Scarecrow||Boyd Kirkland||Henry T. Gilroy & Sean Catherine Derek||September 15, 1992|
Batman encounters the Scarecrow and attempts to foil his scheme to burn down Gotham University, but in the process is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas and is forced to face his own guilt over the death of his parents.Note: This episode introduced the popular line: "I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman!"
|4||"The Last Laugh"||The Joker||Kevin Altieri||Carl Swenson||September 22, 1992|
|The Joker covers Gotham City in a cloud of laughing gas and begins plundering the crazed city. But after Alfred is infected with the toxin, Batman has added incentive to stop the Joker and acquire an antidote from him before all of Gotham dies with a smile.|
|5||"Pretty Poison"||Poison Ivy||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Paul Dini and Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Tom Ruegger
|September 14, 1992|
|When District Attorney Harvey Dent collapses after a meal with his fiancée Pamela Isley and friend Bruce Wayne, doctors discover that he has been poisoned. Batman must find the culprit and the antidote before the DA's time runs out.|
|6||"The Underdwellers"||Sewer King||Frank Paur||Story by Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
|October 21, 1992|
|Batman traces a series of bizarre robberies on the streets of Gotham back to a band of homeless children, who have been raised to do the bidding of their master, the Sewer King.|
|7||"P.O.V."||The Boss and his Gangsters||Kevin Altieri||Story by Mitch Brian,
Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright
|September 18, 1992|
|A botched police operation results in the suspension of those involved: Officer Wilkes, Officer Montoya and Detective Harvey Bullock. Confronted by their superiors, each of them is forced to tell their tale of what happened that night.|
|8||"The Forgotten"||Boss Biggis||Boyd Kirkland||Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller & Sean Catherine Derek||October 8, 1992|
|While investigating the disappearances of Gotham's homeless in an undercover disguise, Bruce Wayne is kidnapped and imprisoned in a chain gang mining camp, suffering from amnesia. Alfred must thus track him down, help him escape and free the rest of the prisoners.|
|9||"Be a Clown"||The Joker||Frank Paur||Ted Pedersen & Steve Hayes||September 16, 1992|
|Mayor Hamilton Hill's miserable son, Jordan, becomes even sadder when his father uses his birthday party as a political gathering, and ends up stowing away in the truck of the party clown hired by Hill for the party, whom he doesn't know is actually the Joker in disguise. It is now up to Batman, whom Mayor Hill distrusts, to rescue the boy before it is too late.|
|10||"Two-Face, Part 1"||Rupert Thorne||Kevin Altieri||Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
|September 25, 1992|
|Mobster Rupert Thorne attempts to use Harvey Dent's secret split personality to blackmail him. But when Dent meets with Thorne at a chemical plant, "Big Bad Harv" takes over, and the resulting confrontation leads to an explosion that horribly scars half of Dent's face.|
|11||"Two-Face, Part 2"||Rupert Thorne and Two-Face||Kevin Altieri||Randy Rogel||September 28, 1992|
Harvey Dent, now calling himself Two-Face, resurfaces and starts robbing Rupert Thorne's illegal businesses, preparing for a final confrontation with the crime boss, and Batman must stop his former friend before he and Thorne kill each other.Note: Batman's method of defeating Two-Face in this episode (using a case of coins) was later used in the climax of Batman Forever.
|12||"It's Never Too Late"||Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Garin Wolf
|September 10, 1992|
|A mob war between crime bosses Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell is nearing its end, and comes to a climax when Stromwell is set up to be killed in an exploding restaurant by Thorne. Batman saves him at the last moment, and aided by Stromwell's brother (now a priest who lost his leg years before, an accident for which Stromwell carries a secret guilt) tries to persuade him to give up his life of crime and help the police bring Thorne down by testifying against him.|
|13||"I've Got Batman in My Basement"||The Penguin||Frank Paur||Sam Graham & Chris Hubbell||September 30, 1992|
|During a fight with Batman over a stolen Fabergé egg, the Penguin incapacitates Batman with poison gas. The Dark Knight is rescued by a teenage amateur detective named Sherman Grant and his friend Roberta, who hide Batman in Sherman's basement long enough for him to recover before the Penguin finds them.|
|14||"Heart of Ice"||Mr. Freeze and Ferris Boyle||Bruce W. Timm||Paul Dini||September 7, 1992|
|Bitter scientist Victor Fries, as Mr. Freeze, attacks several divisions of Gothcorp, each time stealing a piece for a secret weapon he intends to build. Batman investigates the connections, and discovers that the start of Freeze's vendetta against Gothcorp was a bitter falling out between Fries and Gothcorp's CEO, Ferris Boyle, during which Boyle almost killed Fries (mutating him into Freeze) and presumably killed Fries' terminally ill wife, Nora. Batman must find a way to bring Boyle to justice before Freeze carries out his revenge.|
|15||"The Cat and the Claw, Part 1"||Catwoman and Red Claw||Kevin Altieri||Story by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
|September 5, 1992|
|Batman encounters a new cat burglar calling herself Catwoman, and around the same time, meets a woman named Selina Kyle (as Bruce Wayne), to whom he is visibly attracted. When Selina runs into trouble with a terrorist group known as The Red Claw, who want the mountain lion sanctuary she was trying to protect, she decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate.|
|16||"The Cat and the Claw, Part 2"||Red Claw||Dick Sebast||Story by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller
|September 12, 1992|
|The leader of the Red Claw group (known herself only as Red Claw), attacks a military train and steals a viral plague, which she intends to release in Gotham if she isn't paid a ransom. Can Batman and Catwoman put aside their differences and work together to stop Red Claw before it is too late?|
|17||"See No Evil"||Ventrix||Dan Riba||Martin Pasko||February 24, 1993|
Lloyd "Eddie" Ventrix is on the verge of losing his daughter, Kimberly, to his ex-wife, Helen, due to his past as an con artist. Determined not to lose Kimberly, Ventrix dons a suit, stolen from where he used to work while on parole, which grants the user invisibility but also becomes highly toxic, and poses as Kimberly's imaginary friend, Mojo, while stealing jewellery for her. Can Batman solve the mystery crimes and stop Ventrix, and at the same time, save his life, despite the fact that he cannot even see him?Note: Michael Gross, who provided the voice of Ventrix, would later go on to voice Warren McGinnis in Batman Beyond.
|18||"Beware the Gray Ghost"||The Mad Bomber||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Dennis O'Flaherty & Tom Ruegger,
Teleplay by Garin Wolf & Tom Ruegger
|November 4, 1992|
Simon Trent, an actor best known for his past role as "The Gray Ghost", is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to his declining career. To save himself, he sells off all of his Gray Ghost merchandise. Immediately afterwards, a series of crimes related to the old show begin to occur. Batman, having himself been inspired partly by the show to become the crimefighter he now is, goes to Trent for help, and they team up to put an end to the crimes.Note: The Gray Ghost is voiced by none other than Adam West, the star of the 1960s television show Batman.
|19||"Prophecy of Doom"||Nostromos||Frank Paur||Story by Dennis Marks,
Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek
|October 6, 1992|
|Batman investigates a cult, called the Brotherhood, founded by the "mystic" Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the future. Batman finds out that Nostromos is actually a con artist who was rigging near-fatal accidents to gain the confidence of Gotham's upper class citizens. Can Batman expose this ruse before it's too late?|
|20||"Feat of Clay, Part 1"||Roland Daggett||Dick Sebast||Story by Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Marv Wolfman
|September 8, 1992|
|Bruce Wayne is framed for the attempted murder of Lucius Fox. The real perpetrator is an actor and master of disguise named Matt Hagen, who was disfigured in a car accident years ago. In order to keep his fame, he secretly started working for Roland Daggett, who provides him with a monthly supply of an addictive face cream known as Renuyu (a pun on "Renew You") that can temporarily reshape his face back to normal, and who wants to take Wayne Enterprises over for marketing expansion. For botching the murder, Hagen's supply is cut off, and when he breaks into Daggett's lab for more Renuyu, he pays the price dearly when Daggett's men drench his face in the formula & force him to swallow liters of it to avoid drowning. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne is arrested and taken into custody.|
|21||"Feat of Clay, Part 2"||Clayface and Roland Daggett||Kevin Altieri||Story by Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
|September 9, 1992|
|Bruce Wayne is released from prison on bail. Hagen, as it turns out, survived the murder attempt on him, but at a high cost: the formula entered his body and soaked every single one of his cells, mutating him into a shape-shifting mutant. With his newfound powers, Hagen, now calling himself Clayface, decides to take his revenge on Daggett and his men. Can Batman bring Daggett to justice and stop Clayface before innocent people are hurt?|
|22||"Joker's Favor"||The Joker and Harley Quinn||Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini||September 11, 1992|
After a man named Charlie Collins accidentally curses at the Joker on the road for bumping him, the Clown Prince of Crime corners him and intimidates him into doing him a "small favor". Two years pass, and the Joker finally decides how to use Charlie: to sneak a bomb into Gotham University, where Commissioner Gordon is to give a speech at an award ceremony. Charlie, who merely has to open the door, is skeptical at first, but for the sake of his family, he reluctantly decides to obey. But is the Joker really the type to let someone who insulted him live?Note: Debut appearance of the Joker's sidekick/girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
|23||"Vendetta"||Killer Croc||Frank Paur||Michael Reaves||October 5, 1992|
|Detective Bullock is arrested for kidnapping. Batman, who dislikes Bullock but nevertheless believes him to be a good man, investigates, and discovers the identity of the real criminal: Killer Croc, who harbours a vendetta against Bullock for capturing him once. Can he clear Bullock's name before it is too late?|
|24||"Fear of Victory"||The Scarecrow||Dick Sebast||Samuel Warren Joseph||September 29, 1992|
|The Scarecrow invents some kind of fear chemical that is activated by adrenaline. Then, he uses it to affect the outcome of athletic events. Whenever a single person becomes agitated, the fear chemical kicks in, turning his excitement to fear. The Scarecrow bets against the sports stars' teams as part of his criminal scheme to scare up some quick cash and Batman and Robin must foil his plot.|
|25||"The Clock King"||Clock King||Kevin Altieri||David Wise||September 21, 1992|
|After his company goes bankrupt, Temple Fugate becomes the Clock King. Fugate sets out to seek his revenge against the man whom he blames for his misfortunes: Mayor Hamilton Hill. Fugate kidnaps Hill, intending to do away with him to accomplish his revenge. Batman must stop Fugate from carrying out his revenge and save the mayor's life.|
|26||"Appointment in Crime Alley"||Roland Daggett||Boyd Kirkland||Gerry Conway,
from the comic-book story by Dennis O'Neil
|September 17, 1992|
|With the help of arsonists, Roland Daggett plans to destroy Crime Alley and use the land to expand his business empire. But that plan would mean killing the residents or forcing them to abandon their homes. Now, Batman must foil Daggett's plan and try to prove that he is a criminal.|
|27||"Mad as a Hatter"||The Mad Hatter||Frank Paur||Paul Dini||October 12, 1992|
|Miserable Wayne Industries scientist Jervis Tetch is unable to pursue the girl he loves, Alice the secretary. When she splits up from her boyfriend, he makes an advance and develops a fast friendship with her, until her boyfriend reconciles with her and proposes to her. Enraged, Tetch decides to take matters into his own hands, and dons the mantle of the Mad Hatter, using his mind-control devices to force those who have wronged him all his life to become his mindless slaves.|
|28||"Dreams in Darkness"||The Scarecrow||Dick Sebast||Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens||November 3, 1992|
Batman is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum after being exposed to Scarecrow's fear inducing gas. Batman knows that the Scarecrow has escaped for the second time and is planning to poison Gotham's water supply with the same fear inducing gas. Can Batman bring himself to break the law and escape from Arkham before the Scarecrow brings Gotham to its knees?Note: The Scarecrow's scheme in this episode is similar to the climax of Batman Begins, in which the Scarecrow's fear inducing toxin is used by the League of Shadows to poison Gotham's water supply.
|29||"Eternal Youth"||Poison Ivy||Kevin Altieri||Beth Bornstein||September 23, 1992|
|Several rich industrialists are invited to the Eternal Youth Health Spa, and that's where they are last seen before disappearing. The only connection: they had something to do with the death of plants. Bruce Wayne also receives an invitation (although it was one of his greedy directors who nearly made the deal to destroy a rainforest before Bruce forced him to shut the operation down), but Alfred and his "lady friend" Maggie, go in his place. When they do not return, Batman is forced to investigate, discovering that the spa is run by Poison Ivy, and that she has been using a formula to turn the industrialists into humanoid trees, including Alfred and Maggie.|
|30||"Perchance to Dream"||The Mad Hatter||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Laren Bright & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
|October 19, 1992|
|Bruce Wayne wakes up one morning to find that his life is completely upside-down: his parents are alive, the Batcave does not exist, Alfred does not remember Robin, and he is engaged to Selina Kyle. However, it doesn't mean that Batman isn't still around, and Bruce starts to wonder what has happened, especially after seeing the characteristics of a dream (such as book and newspaper prints not making sense) inside this new life.|
|31||"The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy"||Josiah Wormwood||Frank Paur||Elliot S. Maggin||October 14, 1992|
|Baron Jozek, furious at Batman for humiliating him at a dinner party (over Jozek's underworld connections), hires Josiah Wormwood, a master in setting traps for his victims, to hunt down Batman and bring back the hero's cape and cowl.|
|32||"Robin's Reckoning, Part 1"||Tony Zucco||Dick Sebast||Randy Rogel||February 7, 1993|
During a fight with some gangsters at a construction yard, Batman and Robin learn the name of their boss: Billy Marin. While Robin looks forward to going up against Marin, Batman becomes distant, and after a falling out at the Batcave, Batman doesn't allow Robin to accompany him on the search for Marin. Robin investigates on the Batcomputer, and soon realises that Billy Marin is not the boss' real name. Rather, it is an alias of Tony Zucco, the man who killed his parents. Can Robin save his partner in time?Note: Won the 1993 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour).
|33||"Robin's Reckoning, Part 2"||Tony Zucco||Dick Sebast||Randy Rogel||February 14, 1993|
|Robin sets out to find Tony Zucco instead of saving Batman, all the while plagued by the memories of his parents' death and how Bruce took him in as his own son. Eventually, Batman manages to find Zucco at an old amusement park, but breaks his leg during the fight. Robin arrives, and prepares to kill Zucco in revenge. He initially scoffs Batman's advice, but realizes that justice and revenge are not the same. Zucco is arrested, and Batman makes amends with Robin, stating that he wouldn't let Robin accompany him under the fear of Zucco killing him.|
|34||"The Laughing Fish"||The Joker and Harley Quinn||Bruce W. Timm||Story by Steve Englehart,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
|January 10, 1993|
|Joker creates a toxin that affects only fish, mutating them into Joker fish. Then, he targets innocent men who refuse to copyright his Joker fish. The Joker also captures Harvey Bullock and Batman must rescue him and foil the Clown Prince of Crime's insane scheme.|
|35||"Night of the Ninja"||Kyodai Ken||Kevin Altieri||Steve Perry||October 26, 1992|
|A mysterious ninja is robbing Wayne Enterprises subsidiaries, and Batman discovers that the ninja is actually his equal in combat. A grudge against Bruce Wayne and skills to match him can only mean one person: Kyodai Ken, an old rival of Wayne's from his days in Japan, and who was thrown out of the dojo after attempting to rob it, only to be stopped by Wayne. Ken, it turns out, wants revenge.|
|36||"Cat Scratch Fever"||Roland Daggett and Professor Milo||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Sean Catherine Derek,
Teleplay by Buzz Dixon
|November 5, 1992|
|Batman must stop Roland Daggett's plan to release a viral plague designed by Professor Milo into Gotham by way of its stray cat population. The case gains new urgency when Catwoman becomes infected with the virus during her search for her missing cat, Isis. Now, Batman must find an antidote to save the woman who loves him most.|
|37||"The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne"||Hugo Strange, The Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin||Frank Paur||Story by David Wise,
Teleplay by Judith & Garfield Reaves-Stevens
|October 29, 1992|
After a prominent judge is injured during a struggle with some thugs demanding money from her in exchange for a strange tape, Bruce Wayne decides to take a trip to Yucca Springs, a resort where the judge had vacationed, and consult Dr. Hugo Strange, a psychiatrist. Bruce soon learns that Strange has invented a machine that extracts people's darkest secrets from their minds and transfers them to videotape — and now Strange has proof of Bruce's secret identity as Batman and plans to auction it to three of Gotham's prominent crime bosses.Note: In Batman Forever, the Riddler develops a device that, like Strange's machine, is able to extract people's closely held secrets. The Riddler and Two-Face discover Batman's secret identity using the Riddler's invention.
|38||"Heart of Steel, Part 1"||H.A.R.D.A.C.||Kevin Altieri||Brynne Stephens||November 16, 1992|
|Several robberies take place at major companies, including Wayne Enterprises, and Bruce Wayne, as Batman, discovers the thief to be a mechanical briefcase. Bruce meets with his old friend, Karl Rossum, an expert in robotics who lost his daughter to a vehicle accident years ago. He also meets Rossum's assistant, Randa Duane, and Rossum's ultimate creation: a prototype A.I. known as Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Computer (H.A.R.D.A.C.) Bruce invites Duane to dinner, and around the same time, certain civilians start acting strangely. Most surprising is when Duane unexpectedly leaves Wayne Manor while Bruce is on the phone, and the entire Batcave turns on Batman.|
|39||"Heart of Steel, Part 2"||H.A.R.D.A.C.||Kevin Altieri||Brynne Stephens||November 17, 1992|
|Batman manages to free himself from the Batcave's clutches, and brings it back under his control, although he fails to track Duane down. Barbara Gordon approaches Batman to inform him of her father's sudden change in behavior. A brutal fight between Batman and Detective Bullock ensues, during which Batman pushes Bullock onto the Bat Signal, and reveals him to actually be an android, meaning that the real Bullock and James Gordon have gone missing, and Batman knows who the culprit is: H.A.R.D.A.C. Can he stop the evil supercomputer before it's too late?|
|40||"If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?"||The Riddler and Daniel Mockridge||Eric Radomski||David Wise||November 18, 1992|
|Edward Nygma creates the game The Riddle of the Minotaur and makes millions for the company Competitron. He is then fired by his superior, Daniel Mockridge, who wants the profits for himself. Nygma vows revenge, and two years later, he takes up the mantle of the Riddler and traps Mockridge inside a life-sized version of the Minotaur maze. Batman's sympathy is with Nygma, but he and Robin have to stop him before he kills Mockridge, despite the fact that Mockridge cannot legally be brought to justice.|
|41||"Joker's Wild"||The Joker and Cameron Kaiser||Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini||November 19, 1992|
|Cameron Kaiser builds a casino hotel modeled after the Joker, called The Joker's Wild. The Joker sees this on the news and, enraged, escapes from Arkham again, with one thought on his mind: destroying the casino, unaware that this is exactly what Kaiser wants him to do as part of an insurance claim.|
|42||"Tyger, Tyger"||Emile Dorian||Frank Paur||Story by Michael Reaves and Randy Rogel,
Teleplay by Cherie Wilkerson
|October 30, 1992|
|Selina Kyle is kidnapped by the villainous genetic engineer Dr. Emile Dorian and becomes his latest experiment to provide his man-cat hybrid named Tygrus with a mate. Batman learns of this and comes to the island to rescue Selina. He is captured and forced into a deadly game of cat-and-flying mouse as Tygrus hunts Batman through the island's jungles.|
|43||"Moon of the Wolf"||The Werewolf, Professor Milo||Dick Sebast||Len Wein||November 11, 1992|
|Batman investigates the appearance of a werewolf-like creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates — Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion. Behind the scheme is twisted chemist Professor Milo.|
|44||"Day of the Samurai"||Kyodai Ken||Bruce W. Timm||Steve Perry||February 23, 1993|
|Kyodai Ken kidnaps Kairi, star pupil of Yoru Sensei, the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce. The ninja's ransom for her is a scroll that teaches the location of the fabled Death Touch.|
|45||"Terror in the Sky"||She-Bat||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Steve Perry & Mark Saraceni, Teleplay by Mark Saraceni||November 12, 1992|
|When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, is so distrustful of her husband that she decides to leave him. After further investigation, Batman discovers that this Man-Bat is not Kirk, but someone else.|
|46||"Almost Got 'Im"||The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and The Penguin||Eric Radomski||Paul Dini||November 10, 1992|
|Joker, Killer Croc, Penguin, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy all meet at a poker table, each telling a tale of times when they almost defeated Batman. At the same time, Harley Quinn is about to kill Catwoman. Will Batman be able to save her?|
|47||"Birds of a Feather"||The Penguin||Frank Paur||Story by Chuck Menville,
Teleplay by Brynne Stephens
|February 8, 1993|
|Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a former criminal in attendance — especially if there is one whose manners would create a stir. The Penguin, who has recently reformed, fits the bill perfectly. In the process of convincing the Penguin to come to her party, Veronica finds she likes the corpulent little guy. For his part, the Penguin begins to fall in love with her, until he overhears that he is merely being used...|
|48||"What Is Reality?"||The Riddler||Dick Sebast||Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir||November 24, 1992|
|Seeking to prove once and for all that his is the superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside the virtual reality of a computer game in order to save Jim Gordon's life. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler's traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does.|
|49||"I Am the Night"||The Jazzman||Boyd Kirkland||Michael Reaves||November 9, 1992|
|On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest James "The Jazzman" Peake during a drug smuggling ring. Batman had promised to be there, but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost—Gordon is severely wounded. The incident traumatizes Batman, and he decides to give up crime-fighting, despite the Jazzman escaping prison to carry out his personal vendetta against Gordon (who had sent him to prison six years before).|
|50||"Off Balance"||Count Vertigo||Kevin Altieri||Len Wein||November 23, 1992|
|While following Count Vertigo's trail, Batman encounters Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows, who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count stole. But after his identity is mistakenly revealed to Talia, Batman remains off-balance as to where her true loyalties lie.|
|51||"The Man Who Killed Batman"||The Joker, Harley Quinn and Rupert Thorne||Bruce W. Timm||Paul Dini||February 1, 1993|
|When a small time gang member seemingly kills Batman by accident, he gets involved with gangs all over Gotham, as well as the Joker and Rupert Thorne, none of whom believe his story that everything that is happening is by preposterous happenstance.|
|52||"Mudslide"||Clayface||Eric Radomski||Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Steve Perry
|September 15, 1993|
|Clayface is falling apart, literally. His clay-like body is disintegrating. Fortunately, a scientist he knew from his movie star days is working on a remedy. However, Hagen is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy. That is until one of his targets is Wayne Biomedical Labs... Clayface dies during the final moments of the episode, when he falls into the sea.|
|53||"Paging the Crime Doctor"||Rupert Thorne||Frank Paur||Story by Mike W. Barr & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel & Martin Pasko
|September 17, 1993|
|Dr. Matthew Thorne, losing his medical license and forced into becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime boss Rupert Thorne, must perform delicate surgery on Rupert. He can't do it alone, and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist. Batman discovers Leslie's disappearance, and rushes to track her down - and has an additional interest in Matthew, because he was a medical school classmate of Bruce Wayne's father Thomas.|
|54||"Zatanna"||Montague Kane||Dick Sebast, Dan Riba||Paul Dini||February 2, 1993|
|When the glamorous magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman swings to her defense. Zatanna is grateful though a little puzzled by the Dark Knight's commitment to prove her innocence, but the two heroes unite and use the skills her father, Zatara, taught them to expose and combat the culprit: an evil illusionist named Montague Kane.|
|55||"The Mechanic"||The Penguin||Kevin Altieri||Story by Steve Perry & Laren Bright,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
|January 24, 1993|
Thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the Batmobile, putting it under his control.Note: The Penguin tampering with the Batmobile is reminiscent of a major scene in Batman Returns, where the Penguin commands the Red Triangle Circus Gang to sabotage the Batmobile as part of a plan to falsely incriminate Batman.
|56||"Harley and Ivy"||The Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy||Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini||January 18, 1993|
|When the Joker fires Harley, she tries going on a crime spree of her own, joining up with Poison Ivy, and the two become Gotham's Queens of Crime, much to Joker's fury.|
|57||"Shadow of the Bat, Part 1"||Two-Face, Rupert Thorne and Gil Mason||Frank Paur||Brynne Stephens||September 13, 1993|
|When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her own hands as Batgirl.|
|58||"Shadow of the Bat, Part 2"||Two-Face and Gil Mason||Frank Paur||Brynne Stephens||September 14, 1993|
|Robin discovers that Gil Mason is in league with the underworld and goes to investigate him. He encounters Batgirl along the way, and go their separate ways to stop Mason. They then meet again to learn that Gil is working with Two-Face to take out Gordon, and have Batman (as Matches Malone) captured.|
|59||"Blind as a Bat"||The Penguin||Dan Riba||Story by Mike Underwood & Len Wein, Teleplay by Len Wein||February 22, 1993|
|The Penguin steals an experimental helicopter from an air show, causing an explosion that temporarily blinds Bruce Wayne. Batman knows he won't be able to wait until his vision returns to track the Penguin down, but will he be able to do so without the use of his eyes?|
|60||"The Demon's Quest, Part 1"||Ra's al Ghul||Kevin Altieri||Dennis O'Neil||May 3, 1993|
|When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search ... until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin's, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and 'The Demon'.|
|61||"The Demon's Quest, Part 2"||Ra's al Ghul||Kevin Altieri||Story by Dennis O'Neil & Len Wein, Teleplay by Len Wein||May 4, 1993|
|After freeing Talia from her father's clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have – the word 'Orpheus'. After discovering that 'Orpheus' is Ra's private satellite that will orbit over the Sahara, the duo travel to the Demon's desert stronghold. There, Batman learns that the satellite is actually a weapon which will explosively destroy all the Lazarus Pits simultaneously, throughout the world, destroying all the life that exists.|
|62||"His Silicon Soul"||H.A.R.D.A.C. and Duplicate Batman||Boyd Kirkland||Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir||November 20, 1992|
|When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor. The other Batman, a duplicate, then shows up and a battle between the two takes place. After the duplicate Batman escapes, it begins its campaign to recreate H.A.R.D.A.C.'s goals of a robotic society.|
|63||"Fire from Olympus"||Maxie Zeus||Dan Riba||Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens||May 24, 1993|
|Believing himself to be destined to be a god among mortal men, Maxie Zeus steals an experimental weapon. The mad man desires to use the weapon against the people of Gotham City. Now, Batman must put a stop to Maxie's mad plan against the city he loves.|
|64||"Read My Lips"||The Ventriloquist||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
|May 10, 1993|
|A brand-new gang has made its debut committing the slickest crimes ever, thanks to the gang leader, Scarface. It's up to Batman to stop Scarface and his "dummy", the Ventriloquist.|
|65||"The Worry Men"||The Mad Hatter||Frank Paur||Paul Dini||September 16, 1993|
|Wealthy socialite Veronica Vreeland returns from Central America bringing tiny handmade dolls for all her friends. According to native legend, once placed under a pillow the dolls do the sleeper's worrying for them. Unknown to Veronica or her guests, each of the dolls was made by the Mad Hatter, and contains a tiny microchip which plants hypnotic suggestions inside the sleepers' brains.|
Because of the success the show was enjoying, while the 65 episodes of the first season were still airing, the Fox network executives ordered a second season of 20 more episodes. The second season featured Robin more prominently and was titled The Adventures of Batman & Robin.
The network reduced the series to airing only weekly, Saturday mornings. Five of the 20 episodes initially aired in May 1994, then 10 more were broadcast in September–November 1994. Once these fifteen episodes had premiered (the final five were held back until September 1995), the weekday slot was restored to repeats of the entire run, with the first season's episodes given the second season's title, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, for all remaining airings on Fox and a few VHS releases.
These episodes and the last nine of the first season were released in the correct production order as part of the Batman: The Animated Series Volume Three DVD boxset.
|1||"Sideshow"||Killer Croc||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves & Brynne Stephens
|May 3, 1994|
|En route to an upstate prison, Killer Croc escapes and leads Batman on a dangerous chase through the wilderness. After throwing Batman temporarily off his trail, the reptile-man takes refuge with a group of retired circus freaks, and convinces them to help him. When Batman arrives, Croc and the freaks band together to capture him.|
|2||"A Bullet for Bullock"||Vinnie the Shark||Frank Paur||DC Comic Book story by Chuck Dixon,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
|September 14, 1995|
Someone has put a hit out on Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock. After surviving several near misses, Bullock realizes he has no choice but to ask his arch-rival Batman to help him discover who is behind the murder attempts. During their investigation, Bullock learns that his gruff and mean-spirited manner has created enemies in the unlikeliest of people. Adapted from a Chuck Dixon story that was published in Detective Comics #651.Note: Won the 1996 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition.
|3||"Trial"||The Joker, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc,
The Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, The Riddler,
The Scarecrow, Two-Face, and
|Dan Riba||Story by Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
|May 16, 1994|
Gotham's new DA Janet Van Dorn is out to capture Batman, but both she and him end up captured by a gang of criminals instead. They are soon put on a kangaroo trial by the Joker (the judge), Two-Face (the prosecutor), the Ventriloquist (the bailiff), Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, the Scarecrow, the Riddler and other criminals. If the defense (Batman and the D.A.) can prove that Batman is not the cause for everyone's turn to crime, they will be set free. When the jury gives the verdict of 'not guilty', the villains have little intention of following through on their deal.Note: Henry Polic II, the Scarecrow's voice actor, was recuperating from throat surgery during the episode's production, so his character has no dialogue in it.
|4||"Avatar"||Ra's al Ghul||Kevin Altieri||Michael Reaves||May 9, 1994|
|A mystic Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne is stolen by Ra's al Ghul, and Batman and Talia must join forces to prevent the power-mad Ra's from unlocking the scroll's secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hidden temple deep beneath the Egyptian desert. There, the Dark Knight is forced into a terrifying battle with an ancient Egyptian sorceress.|
|5||"House & Garden"||Poison Ivy||Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini||May 2, 1994|
|Not only has Poison Ivy been released from Arkham Asylum, but she's also married her doctor and settled down to help him raise his two sons. Still, wealthy Gotham bachelors are being poisoned and robbed in ways that exactly mirror Ivy's old crimes. The attacks take a personal turn when Dick Grayson is kidnapped by the mysterious assailant. Is Ivy responsible? And if so, how can Batman prove it?|
|6||"The Terrible Trio"||The Terrible Trio||Frank Paur||Story by Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
|September 11, 1995|
|Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne decide to seek new thrills by becoming master criminals. As the Fox, the Shark and the Vulture (masters of land, sea and air), the Terrible Trio pick Gotham clean, until they encounter one person who cannot be bought off — Batman.|
|7||"Harlequinade"||The Joker & Harley Quinn||Kevin Altieri||Paul Dini||May 23, 1994|
|The Joker steals an atomic bomb, and it is up to Batman and Robin to find and stop him. Since there is no time to spare, the duo enlist the help of Harley Quinn to track Joker down. Throughout the episode, it is briefly discussed how Harley met Joker.|
|8||"Time Out of Joint"||Clock King||Dan Riba||Story by Alan Burnett,
Teleplay by Steve Perry
|October 8, 1994|
|The Clock King returns to continue his vendetta against Mayor Hill. This time, the time-obsessed criminal hopes to murder Hill with the help of a stolen invention that allows him to warp time and travel at super-speed. Securing another device from its creator, Batman and Robin take on the Clock King in a furious high-speed battle for the mayor's life.|
|9||"Catwalk"||Catwoman & The Ventriloquist||Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini||September 13, 1995|
|Anxious to take up her old ways as Catwoman, Selina Kyle joins forces with the Ventriloquist to humiliate socialite Veronica Vreeland. But the real victim is Catwoman herself, who has been secretly set up by Scarface to take the fall for another robbery. Batman has to intercede before the furious feline makes things worse by killing the double-talking Ventriloquist.|
|10||"Bane"||Bane, Killer Croc & Rupert Thorne||Kevin Altieri||Mitch Brian||September 10, 1994|
|Batman comes face-to-face with his most powerful adversary yet, the chemically-enhanced assassin Bane. Originally hired by Rupert Thorne to kill Batman, Bane plans on taking control of Thorne's criminal empire once Batman is destroyed. It is a fight to the death with all of Gotham in the balance as Batman takes on the man who has vowed to break the Bat.|
|11||"Baby-Doll"||Baby-Doll||Dan Riba||Paul Dini||October 1, 1994|
|A former child star named Mary Dahl has become bitter and insane after falling into obscurity and realizing she has a disorder that prevents her body from growing to adulthood, thus biologically cursed with literal eternal youth. She kidnaps her TV family, who all led more successful lives and careers than her, and holds them prisoner on an abandoned soundstage. While Robin works fast to free the actors from Baby-Doll's explosive death-trap, Batman pursues the tiny fiend through a deadly carnival funhouse.|
|12||"The Lion and the Unicorn"||Red Claw||Boyd Kirkland||Diane Duane, Peter Morwood & Steve Perry||September 15, 1995|
|The Red Claw organization kidnaps Alfred, seeking a code they need to arm a weapon of mass destruction that Alfred knows from his days as a British secret agent.|
|13||"Showdown"||Ra's al Ghul||Kevin Altieri||Story by Kevin Altieri, Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale
|September 12, 1995|
|Ra's al Ghul narrates a story from his past in which Jonah Hex stops his plan to destroy the new transcontinental railroad by using a war blimp.|
|14||"Riddler's Reform"||The Riddler||Dan Riba||Story by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Randy Rogel,
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
|September 24, 1994|
|The Riddler is hired to work for a toy company, vowing to turn over a new leaf. Batman and Robin refuse to believe he has changed, and the Riddler soon realizes he is still obsessed with outsmarting and defeating them. Now, the Dark Knight must prove that Riddler is still a criminal at heart and send him back to Arkham.|
|15||"Second Chance"||Two-Face, The Penguin & Rupert Thorne||Boyd Kirkland||Story by Paul Dini & Michael Reaves,
Teleplay by Gerry Conway
|September 17, 1994|
|Just before he is to undergo the operation that will restore his sanity, Harvey Dent is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Batman and Robin split up to nab the criminal behind the scheme to abduct the Dark Knight's old friend. They suspect that either the Penguin or Rupert Thorne may be behind the kidnapping. Is it really one of those 2 diabolical villains? Or is it someone else with a grudge against Harvey?|
|16||"Harley's Holiday"||Harley Quinn & Boxy Bennett||Kevin Altieri||Paul Dini||October 15, 1994|
|Harley Quinn is released back into society, proved to be sane. After a misunderstanding at a clothing store, however, a snowball of comedic chaos builds around her.|
|17||"Lock-Up"||Lock-Up||Dan Riba||Story by Paul Dini,
Teleplay by Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir
|November 19, 1994|
|Lyle Bolton, the new head of security at Arkham, is fired for his atrocious mistreatment of the inmates. Six months later, Bolton becomes the vigilante Lock-Up, and decides to put who he feels responsible for the ruin of the city behind bars. It's up to Batman and Robin to save his victims.|
|18||"Make 'Em Laugh"||The Joker, Condiment King, Pack Rat,
Mighty Mom & Mad Hatter
|Boyd Kirkland||Paul Dini & Randy Rogel||November 5, 1994|
|Gotham City is plagued by by bizarre villains who are committing oddball crimes. Batman and Robin investigate and they discover that the "criminals" are actually famous comedians who are brainwashed by none other than the Joker. It seems that the comedians had the disguised Joker tossed out of the annual Gotham Comedy Competition the year before. Now, the Clown Prince of Crime has sworn to destroy their reputations in return. Joker uses the Mad Hatter's mind control devices to seek his revenge and Batman and Robin must stop him before he harms more people.|
|19||"Deep Freeze"||Mr. Freeze & Grant Walker||Kevin Altieri||Story by Paul Dini & Bruce W. Timm,
Teleplay by Paul Dini
|November 26, 1994|
Mr. Freeze is sprung from Arkham by aging billionaire Grant Walker, who is looking to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design. Batman and Robin infiltrate the billionaire's underwater city and combat both high-tech robots and Mr. Freeze himself, who has personal reasons to do Walker's bidding and cover the Earth in a new ice age.Note: Walker's plot to freeze the world with a giant cannon was later used in Batman & Robin, where Mr. Freeze uses advanced technology to turn an observatory telescope into a freezing cannon to freeze a part of Gotham City and hold the city to ransom. Also, one of Karl Rossum's toy robots is an obvious tribute to the character "Bat-Mite".
|20||"Batgirl Returns"||Catwoman & Roland Daggett||Dan Riba||Michael Reaves & Brynne Stephens||November 12, 1994|
|While Bruce is in Europe on a Wayne Enterprises business trip, the theft of a jade cat statue occurs at Gotham State University. Barbara Gordon again becomes Batgirl to investigate, only to run into Catwoman, who is also investigating, pointing out that the acid residue used to destroy the security system is not her style. The two team up to find the statue, with Robin tailing them, and things go from bad to worse when Roland Daggett is revealed to be involved.|
The New Batman Adventures
Three years after the second season of Batman: The Animated Series ended production, the show was moved from Fox to The WB channel, which was airing and producing Superman: The Animated Series. These shows were merged as part of an hour-long segment called The New Batman/Superman Adventures. The WB wanted more episodes of Batman, so 24 new episodes were produced, which featured a different format and more focus on Batman's supporting cast.
In addition to the network's demands, the producers decided to make the show match the graphic style of Superman, so all the characters and objects were redesigned as more "animation friendly" with fewer lines, usually referred to by the fans and creative staff as the "revamp" (or alternately, the "new look"). A similar graphic style was used in the rest of the DCAU later on.
The DVD box set of the series is labeled Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four (from The New Batman Adventures), most likely to establish the connection with the original series.
|1||"Holiday Knights"||The Joker, Harley Quinn, Clayface and Poison Ivy||Dan Riba||Paul Dini||September 13, 1997|
Three holiday-themed vignettes:
(1) Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn kidnap Bruce Wayne and use his credit cards for a shopping spree.
(2) While shopping for a gift for her father, Barbara Gordon spots a group of shoplifters that turn out to be portions of Clayface.
Note: This episode takes place after the episodes "Sins of the Father", which introduces Tim Drake, and "Growing Pains", which brings Clayface back after his apparent death in "Mudslide".Absent: Nightwing
|2||"Sins of the Father"||Two-Face||Curt Geda||Rich Fogel||September 20, 1997|
Young orphan Tim Drake becomes Batman's new ward when he becomes involved in one of Two-Face's deadly plots.Note: An uncostumed Dick Grayson appears at the end while Nightwing does not appear
|3||"Cold Comfort"||Mr. Freeze||Dan Riba||Hilary J. Bader||October 11, 1997|
After the events in "SubZero" Mr. Freeze has been forced to be bound to a new robotic body. His wife Nora has been revived, but believing him dead, she has remarried and left Gotham. If Freeze can't have a life of happiness, nobody can, so he begins lashing out at the city by destroying what people care about so they can feel the same pain he feels.Absent: Nightwing
|4||"Double Talk"||The Ventriloquist||Curt Geda||Robert Goodman||November 22, 1997|
Arnold Wesker is released from Arkham, completely free of his Scarface persona. But Scarface's old gang, needing their old boss back, begin working to drive Wesker back to his old ways.Absent: Robin and Nightwing
|5||"You Scratch My Back"||Catwoman||Dan Riba||Hilary J. Bader||November 15, 1997|
In an effort to further distance himself from Batman, Nightwing tries to go it alone to stop a smuggling ring and gets unexpected help from the seductive Catwoman, who attempts a somewhat sensual relationship with him.Absent: Robin
|6||"Never Fear"||The Scarecrow||Kenji Hachizaki||Stan Berkowitz||November 1, 1997|
The Scarecrow develops a new toxin that, rather than inducing fear, eliminates it, making average people incredibly reckless and dangerous.Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
|7||"Joker's Millions"||The Joker, Harley Quinn, the Penguin & Poison Ivy||Dan Riba||Paul Dini||February 21, 1998|
Crime boss Edward "The King" Barlow dies and in his will leaves his arch-rival, the Joker, a large fortune. The Joker immediately goes on a shopping spree, even searching for a replacement for Harley Quinn, but realizes too late that almost all of the money is fake. The Joker getting money that's counterfeit was previously used in The Adventures of Batman episode "Long John Joker."Absent: Robin
|8||"Growing Pains"||Clayface||Atsuko Tanaka||Paul Dini and Robert Goodman||February 28, 1998|
Robin fights to protect a young girl with amnesia named Annie who is being stalked by her "father", who turns out to be Clayface. Having created the girl from his own body to scout out the city, he now intends to reabsorb her.Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
|9||"Love is a Croc"||Baby-Doll & Killer Croc||Butch Lukic||Steve Gerber||July 11, 1998|
Baby Doll becomes enamored of Killer Croc, and the pair forms a very unlikely yet very successful criminal duo. However, their partnership soon falls apart when Baby Doll learns that Croc is only using her to further his own criminal career.Absent: Robin and Nightwing
|10||"Torch Song"||Firefly||Curt Geda||Rich Fogel||June 13, 1998|
A lovelorn pyrotechnic engineer, Garfield Lynns, gets dumped by a big time singer named Cassidy. Lynns becomes the supervillain Firefly, bent on burning the woman who burned him.Absent: Robin and Nightwing
|11||"The Ultimate Thrill"||The Penguin & Roxy Rocket||Dan Riba||Hilary J. Bader||September 14, 1998|
Former stuntwoman and adrenaline junkie Roxanne Sutton becomes the rocket-riding thief Roxy Rocket, to chase danger and excitement.Absent: Robin and Nightwing
|12||"Over the Edge"||The Scarecrow & Bane||Yuichiro Yano||Paul Dini||May 23, 1998|
|During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, even recruiting Bane in the process.|
|13||"Mean Seasons"||Calendar Girl||Hiroyuki Aoyama||Hilary J. Bader||April 25, 1998|
Batman pursues an ex-model, who is now looking for revenge and calling herself "Calendar Girl".Absent: Robin and Nightwing
|14||"Critters"||Farmer Brown||Dan Riba||Steve Gerber & Joe R. Lansdale||September 19, 1998|
A genetic engineer goes overboard in creating bigger livestock and loses all his money. A year later, an army of mutant farm animals terrorize Gotham City.Absent: Nightwing
|15||"Cult of the Cat"||Thomas Blake||Butch Lukic||Paul Dini & Stan Berkowitz||September 18, 1998|
Batman tries to help Catwoman, who is being chased by a cat cult due to a statue she stole.Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
|16||"Animal Act"||The Mad Hatter||Curt Geda||Hilary J. Bader||September 26, 1998|
A series of thefts is being committed by circus animals in a town where Nightwing's old circus is performing. Is it an old friend that is training the animals to steal, or someone else?Absent: Batgirl
|17||"Old Wounds"||The Joker||Curt Geda||Rich Fogel||October 3, 1998|
|When on patrol on his own, Robin runs into Nightwing and he tells Robin the story of how he and Batman grew apart. The story reveals how Batgirl discovered Batman and the original Robin's true identities, and also explains some of what went wrong with Barbara and Dick's relationship.|
|18||"The Demon Within"||Klarion the Witch Boy||Atsuko Tanaka||Rusti Bjornhoel & Stan Berkowitz||May 9, 1998|
Batman and Robin assist occultist Jason Blood when Klarion the Witch-boy takes control of Blood's alter-ego, Etrigan the Demon.
This episode was the final performance of actor Stephen Wolfe Smith (Klarion), who died shortly afterwards.Absent: Batgirl and Nightwing
|19||"Legends of the Dark Knight"||The Joker, the Mutants & Firefly||Dan Riba||Robert Goodman & Bruce Timm||October 10, 1998|
A group of Gotham City youths tell their stories about what they believe the Dark Knight to really be like. One story is reminiscent of the style of 1940s Batman artist Dick Sprang. A second is inspired by Frank Miller's 1986 limited series The Dark Knight Returns.Absent: Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl
|20||"Girls' Night Out"||Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Livewire & the Penguin||Curt Geda||Hilary J. Bader||October 17, 1998|
Livewire escapes during a prison transfer and wreaks havoc in Gotham. She also joins forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. With Batman and Superman away, Batgirl and Supergirl team up to face the terrible trio and bring them to justice.Absent: Nightwing and Robin
|21||"Mad Love"||The Joker & Harley Quinn||Butch Lukic||Paul Dini & Bruce Timm||January 16, 1999|
Harley reflects on her first meeting with the Joker as she plots to eliminate her main competition in his attentions – Batman. She captures the Dark Knight and she wants to gain Joker's favor by doing away with him. But of course, the crazy clown's massive ego would never allow anyone else the "honor" of doing away with his mortal enemy.Absent: Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing
|22||"Chemistry"||Poison Ivy||Butch Lukic||Stan Berkowitz||October 24, 1998|
Bruce Wayne, along with other wealthy denizens of Gotham, fall in love with their ideal mate, who all happen to have green eyes. Bruce decides to marry, and gives up being Batman forever. However, an old enemy's latest plot is being set into motion...Note: Dick Grayson appears in this episode yet his alter ego, Nightwing does not
|23||"Beware the Creeper"||The Joker & Harley Quinn||Dan Riba||Steve Gerber||November 7, 1998|
Exposure to a weird mixture of chemicals, including the Joker's laughing gas, changes straitlaced newsman Jack Ryder into the crazed Creeper. He looks to kill the Joker, and develops a much unwanted crush on Harley.Absent: Nightwing and Batgirl
|24||"Judgment Day"||Two-Face/The Judge, Killer Croc, The Riddler, & the Penguin||Curt Geda||Rich Fogel & Alan Burnett||October 31, 1998|
A new vigilante dressed as a judge appears and targets Gotham's rogues gallery of villains with ruthless fury. Batman is the only one person who must discover the Judge's identity and stop him before he crosses the line. But when the Dark Knight discovers the truth, he will learn that the Judge is really someone he knows.Absent: Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl
|Batman: Mask of the Phantasm||001||Eric Radomski & Bruce Timm||Story by Alan Burnett,
Screenplay by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko & Michael Reaves
|December 17, 1993|
|A mysterious vigilante begins murdering Gotham's criminals. Due to the killer's resemblance to Batman, he becomes the primary suspect. Around the same time, an old love of Bruce Wayne's, Andrea Beaumont, returns to Gotham after having suddenly left Bruce ten years ago for reasons Bruce has yet to discover. While Bruce rekindles his relationship with Andrea, he must find a way to clear his name, catch the killer, and find out his connection to Andrea and to the Joker.|
|Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero||002||Boyd Kirkland||Randy Rogel & Boyd Kirkland||March 17, 1998|
|Since his last encounter against Batman, Mr. Freeze has found a home in the Arctic and started a family (of sorts) with the still cryogenically encased Nora, an Inuit boy named Koonak, and two pet polar bears, Notchka and Chokka. A nuclear submarine, unaware of the presence of Freeze and his companions in an ice cave, surfaces on an arctic exploration and shatters the cave, breaking Nora's encasement and leaving her life in danger. The distraught Freeze returns to Gotham City with his companions, and enlists the help of Dr. Gregory Belson to find a cure for Nora. Belson determines that Nora needs an organ transplant, but due to her rare blood type there are few suitable donors available. Unfortunately, one of these few donors listed is Barbara Gordon, and she is kidnapped to a mid-ocean drilling rig for the operation.|
|Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman||003||Curt Geda||Story by Alan Burnett,
Screenplay by Michael Reaves
|October 21, 2003|
|A new hero has arrived in Gotham, but as the title suggests, her identity is a mystery—even to Batman. During patrol, the Dynamic Duo spots her trying to stop one of the Penguin's shipments on Gotham's interstate, and apparently she would use lethal force, since she uses a plasma rifle that sends the Penguin's truck with its driver off the bridge. Batman and Robin save the driver from falling to his death. Batman must figure out who Batwoman is and stop familiar enemies the Penguin and Rupert Thorne from selling illegal weapons to the fictional nation of Kasnia. Bane is also involved, as is Carlton Duquesne, a gangster employed by the dealers to provide protection.|
|Chase Me||N/A||Curt Geda||Alan Burnett & Paul Dini||October 21, 2003|
|Catwoman steals some things from Bruce Wayne's mansion and tries to escape while Bruce (as Batman) chases her. This is a short film with no dialogue, released as a special feature on the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DVD.|
|1||29||"World's Finest, Part 1"||Toshihiko Masuda||Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Rich Fogel||Superman: The Animated Series||October 4, 1997|
|The Joker steals a large piece of Kryptonite and then comes to Metropolis, offering to kill Superman for Lex Luthor in exchange for one billion American dollars. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne pays a visit to Metropolis to negotiate a business deal with Lex. Bruce also uses this opportunity to suit up as Batman and hunt the clown. Superman uses his X-ray vision to discover Batman's identity, however Batman uses a tracking device on Superman's cape to discover his.|
|2||30||"World's Finest, Part 2"||Toshihiko Masuda||Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Steve Gerber||Superman: The Animated Series||October 4, 1997|
|The Joker kidnaps Lois Lane and uses her as bait in an attempt to kill Superman. He has her bound and gagged in his lair and sends a video message to Superman telling his location. First Superman wears a lead suit, but Joker uses acid from his flower to melt through the suit. Batman manages to stop him and save the two, causing Lex Luthor to become irritated and give him one last chance to defeat the two heroes.|
|3||31||"World's Finest, Part 3"||Toshihiko Masuda||Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Stan Berkowitz||Superman: The Animated Series||October 4, 1997|
After the Joker failed to defeat Superman and Batman, Lex Luthor tries to withdraw from the deal by killing the clown. This fails and leads instead to the insane criminals trying to take revenge on him by destroying Metropolis in a giant wing, while he uses the other half of the Kryptonite to try to stop Superman. It is ultimately up to the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight to stop this madness.Trivia: This 3-part episode is a perfect cross of comics, featuring four of DC’s most popular characters. It was later edited into one part and released on DVD as "The Batman Superman Movie".
|4||43||"Knight Time"||Curt Geda||Robert Goodman||Superman: The Animated Series||October 10, 1998|
|Superman learns that Bruce Wayne has been missing from Gotham for some time now. Superman finds Robin who has been battling all the crime in his absence. Disguised as Batman, Superman helps Robin investigate why his partner has disappeared. The investigation leads to the real villain behind Bruce's disappearance: Brainiac. .|
|5||52||"The Demon Reborn"||Dan Riba||Rich Fogel||Superman: The Animated Series||September 18, 1999|
|The Society of Shadows arrives in Metropolis, where they capture Superman. The deceptive villains desire to steal the Man of Steel's powers and transfer them to their leader, Ra's Al Ghul. Batman must find Superman and rescue him from his old nemesis before it's too late. |
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