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The New Batman Adventures

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The New Batman Adventures
Created by
Based on
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons
  • 1 (by production order)
  • 2 (by original airdates)
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Executive producerJean MacCurdy
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesDC Comics
Warner Bros. Animation
Original release
NetworkKids' WB
ReleaseSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) –
January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
DC animated universe television series

The New Batman Adventures (often shortened as TNBA) is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It is a continuation of the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Kids' WB from September 13, 1997 to January 16, 1999.

About[change | change source]

Stories in this show give more focus to Batman's supporting cast, which include fellow crimefighters Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, among others.

The show also features guest stars such as Supergirl, Etrigan the Demon and The Creeper; characters who would later appear with Batman in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

The 2001 video game Batman: Vengeance and its follow-up Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu are based on this series.

The show had a huge change in focus from the original series, with episodes focusing less on Batman and more on the many characters that live in Gotham City.[1]

Cast[change | change source]

Heroes[change | change source]

Actor Role
Kevin Conroy Bruce Wayne / Batman
Mathew Valencia Tim Drake / Robin
Tara Strong Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
Loren Lester Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Alfred Pennyworth
Bob Hastings Commissioner James Gordon
Robert Costanzo Detective Harvey Bullock

Supporting heroes[change | change source]

Actor Role
Jeff Bennett Jack Ryder / The Creeper
Liane Schirmer Renee Montoya
Mel Winkler Lucius Fox
Lloyd Bochner Mayor Hamilton Hill
Marilu Henner Veronica Vreeland
Suzanne Stone Joan Leland
Billy Zane Jason Blood / Etrigan the Demon
Nicholle Tom Kara Kent / Supergirl

Main villains[change | change source]

Actor Role
Mark Hamill The Joker
Richard Moll Harvey Dent / Two-Face
Arleen Sorkin Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
Adrienne Barbeau Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Paul Williams Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot / The Penguin
John Glover Edward Nygma / The Riddler
Michael Ansara Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
Jeffrey Combs Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow
Diane Pershing Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
Brooks Gardner Waylon Jones / Killer Croc
Roddy McDowall Dr. Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter
Ron Perlman Matt Hagen / Clayface
George Dzundza Arnold Wesker / The Ventriloquist
Henry Silva Bane

Minor villains[change | change source]

Actor Role
Peter Breck Farmer Brown
Charity James Roxanne Sutton / Roxy Rocket
Laraine Newman Mary Dahl / Baby Doll
Lori Petty Leslie Willis / Livewire
Mark Rolston Garfield Lynns / Firefly
Stephen Wolfe Smith Klarion the Witch Boy
Sela Ward Page Monroe / Calendar Girl

References[change | change source]

  1. Allstetter, Rob (August 1997). "The Dark Knight Returns". Wizard. No. 72. pp. 50–54.