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Old 05-25-05, 04:14 PM
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Batman Animated Series question...future releases ?

Has anyone heard anything about future animated Batman releases beyond the latest vol. 3 disc set like Gotham Knights (24 episodes) or Batman Beyond (52 Episodes) ?

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They better release them. I heard the season sets are seling well, so i don't see why they wouldn't
Old 05-25-05, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by VoreLord
Has anyone heard anything about future animated Batman releases beyond the latest vol. 3 disc set like Gotham Knights (24 episodes) or Batman Beyond (52 Episodes) ?

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Volume 4 will likely hit stores right around the same time Batman Begins hits DVD. As for Batman Beyond... no idea, but I imagine they will release that as well ...although, I wouldn't be surprised if they held onto it until after all of Superman gets released.
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Volume 4 will likely hit stores right around the same time Batman Begins hits DVD.
It wouldn't be Volume 4, since it has a different name. It will probably be Batman: Gotham Knights - The Complete Series, since the series was only 24 half hour episodes.
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What is Gotham Knights? I've never even heard of it.

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After seeing this thread I went over an episode guide for the series and it seems that the fourth and final season of this show is very short. I wonder why they just didn't tack the other episodes onto this set.

I guess they could always throw some other great material onto the last set and I'd be happy as well. They could add Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to the set and I'd be happy, very very surprised, but also very happy. I'll never forget the day I bought the VHS of that movie. I was on a band trip and convinced the 60+ people on my charter bus that it was worth watching so the bus driver put it on. Everyone else pretty much hated it and my girlfriend was embarrassed that I would enjoy something like that. Such fond memories.
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These releases are not "season sets" they are just "production order" volumes. Vol. 4 will arrive when Batman Begins arrives on DVD in the fall for the Christmas holiday season.

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Gotham Knights was when they redesigned a lot of the characters and introduced Nightwing and tim as robin.

"THE BATMAN" is coming out soon, they damn well better get Beyond on dvd and start up season sets for Justice League.
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What is Gotham Knights?
Is the continuation of Batman the Animated Series. By this time it was showing on WB and it is also better known as The New Batman Adventures . You can check the episode guide here .
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Originally Posted by dx23
Is the continuation of Batman the Animated Series. By this time it was showing on WB and it is also better known as The New Batman Adventures . You can check the episode guide here .

How does Gotham Knights compare story-wise/quality-wise to BTAS? Would it be a must-buy for fans of BTAS?
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I for one also hope they continue with the sets. I have a book by the guys who did Batman the Animated Series and the episodes with Tim and Nightwing that came afterwards with the new design have episode numbers that continue from the Animated Series and do not start again from 1 so they should be considered part of this series. Also WHY does Warner always have to bring out these dumb 3 episode volumes before they do season sets?! So far I have had to deal with this with South Park, Friends, Batman the Animated Series and now The Batman! It is so frustrating!
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Originally Posted by moonraker
How does Gotham Knights compare story-wise/quality-wise to BTAS? Would it be a must-buy for fans of BTAS?
I'm no expert, but wasn't there also a "New Adventures of Batman & Robin" or is that just Gotham Knights?

If it is just "Gotham Knights", I actually preferred that to the original.

As mentioned previously, they introduced the new Robin and Dick became Nightwing and Batman's costume was redesigned (no circle on the bat, blue became black).


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Someone mentioned how TAS was in production order...what would be the ideal order to watch this series? Is there any continuing storyline in these at all?
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Well, for those who haven't quite figured it out yet, Gotham Knights or The New Adventures of Batman and Robin, was a retooling of such that took place at the same time Superman: TAS started, and thus shared its animation style with the Superman series.
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How does Gotham Knights compare story-wise/quality-wise to BTAS? Would it be a must-buy for fans of BTAS?
Yes, it is very comparable and it is a must-have. Episodes such as Old Wounds, Over the Edge, and Mad Love were some of the best animated Batman episodes ever. They even had a little bit of blood in these episodes.
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There’s one episode in Gotham Knights I really really want to see that I think is called “Legends Of The Dark Knight”. It’s kind of a Rashomon type story where some kids each tell about how they've seen Batman and in each kid’s tale Batman is animated differently. In one of the sequences he is drawn like Frank Miller’s Batman in Dark Knight Returns with the female Robin and the whole works !





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Originally Posted by fitprod
These releases are not "season sets" they are just "production order" volumes. Vol. 4 will arrive when Batman Begins arrives on DVD in the fall for the Christmas holiday season.

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I just thought that each set, while in production order, also ended up being a full season of the show but that they just opted to go with Volume instead of Season. Oh well.

I certainly will finish collecting TAS and anything past that I'll check out on Netflix before committing to.
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Originally Posted by fitprod
These releases are not "season sets" they are just "production order" volumes. Vol. 4 will arrive when Batman Begins arrives on DVD in the fall for the Christmas holiday season.

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My volume 3 arrived today from Amazon, and on the back cover of the box it says that this collection represents "The Final 28 episodes of the series." So it is unlikely that a "volume 4" of BTAS will be coming. Instead, it will probably have a completely different title.
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Originally Posted by MasterofDVD
I just thought that each set, while in production order, also ended up being a full season of the show but that they just opted to go with Volume instead of Season. Oh well.

I certainly will finish collecting TAS and anything past that I'll check out on Netflix before committing to.
Nope. In fact, the first volume actually contained episodes from Season 2. There were in fact only two seasons. The first only had 20 episodes I think, therefore leaving 8 or so from the second season to fill out the first volume.

The second season contained 65 episodes, which of course have been split up amongst all three volumes.
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There seem to be some confusion on this. All the episodes of Batman TAS are now on DVD in the 3 volumes, they did it in volumes becuse as you can see below it wouldn't work to put them in seasons.

Season 1
1. 1- 1 513 5 Sep 92 The Cat and the Claw
2. 1- 2 501 6 Sep 92 On Leather Wings
3. 1- 3 514 7 Sep 92 Heart of Ice
4. 1- 4 520 8 Sep 92 Feat of Clay
5. 1- 5 521 9 Sep 92 Feat of Clay, Part II
6. 1- 6 511 10 Sep 92 It's Never Too Late
7. 1- 7 522 11 Sep 92 Joker's Favor
8. 1- 8 516 12 Sep 92 The Cat and the Claw, Part II
9. 1- 9 505 14 Sep 92 Pretty Poison
10. 1-10 503 15 Sep 92 Nothing to Fear
11. 1-11 509 16 Sep 92 Be a Clown
12. 1-12 526 17 Sep 92 Appointment in Crime Alley
13. 1-13 507 18 Sep 92 P.O.V.
14. 1-14 525 21 Sep 92 The Clock King
15. 1-15 504 22 Sep 92 The Last Laugh
16. 1-16 529 23 Sep 92 Eternal Youth
17. 1-17 510 25 Sep 92 Two-Face
18. 1-18 517 28 Sep 92 Two-Face, Part II
19. 1-19 524 29 Sep 92 Fear of Victory
20. 1-20 512 30 Sep 92 I've Got Batman in My Basement
21. 1-21 523 5 Oct 92 Vendetta
22. 1-22 519 6 Oct 92 Prophecy of Doom
23. 1-23 508 8 Oct 92 The Forgotten
24. 1-24 527 12 Oct 92 Mad as a Hatter
25. 1-25 531 14 Oct 92 The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
26. 1-26 530 19 Oct 92 Perchance to Dream
27. 1-27 506 21 Oct 92 The Underdwellers
28. 1-28 534 26 Oct 92 Night of the Ninja
29. 1-29 536 29 Oct 92 The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
30. 1-30 541 30 Oct 92 Tyger, Tyger
31. 1-31 528 3 Nov 92 Dreams in Darkness
32. 1-32 518 4 Nov 92 Beware the Gray Ghost
33. 1-33 535 5 Nov 92 Cat Scratch Fever
34. 1-34 549 9 Nov 92 I Am the Night
35. 1-35 546 10 Nov 92 Almost Got 'Im
36. 1-36 542 11 Nov 92 Moon of the Wolf
37. 1-37 545 12 Nov 92 Terror in the Sky
38. 1-38 502 13 Nov 92 Christmas With the Joker
39. 1-39 538 16 Nov 92 Heart of Steel
40. 1-40 544 17 Nov 92 Heart of Steel, Part II
41. 1-41 539 18 Nov 92 If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
42. 1-42 540 19 Nov 92 Joker's Wild
43. 1-43 560 20 Nov 92 His Silicon Soul
44. 1-44 550 23 Nov 92 Off Balance
45. 1-45 548 24 Nov 92 What is Reality?
46. 1-46 533 10 Jan 93 The Laughing Fish
47. 1-47 556 18 Jan 93 Harley and Ivy
48. 1-48 555 24 Jan 93 The Mechanic
49. 1-49 551 1 Feb 93 The Man Who Killed Batman
50. 1-50 554 2 Feb 93 Zatanna
51. 1-51 532 7 Feb 93 Robin's Reckoning
52. 1-52 547 8 Feb 93 Birds of a Feather
53. 1-53 537 14 Feb 93 Robin's Reckoning, Part II
54. 1-54 558 22 Feb 93 Blind as a Bat
55. 1-55 543 23 Feb 93 Day of the Samurai
56. 1-56 515 24 Feb 93 See No Evil
57. 1-57 559 3 May 93 The Demon's Quest
58. 1-58 563 4 May 93 The Demon's Quest, Part II
59. 1-59 564 10 May 93 Read My Lips
60. 1-60 562 24 May 93 Fire From Olympus
Season 2
61. 2- 1 557 13 Sep 93 Shadow of the Bat
62. 2- 2 561 14 Sep 93 Shadow of the Bat, Part II
63. 2- 3 552 15 Sep 93 Mudslide
64. 2- 4 565 16 Sep 93 The Worry Men
65. 2- 5 553 17 Sep 93 Paging the Crime Doctor
Season 2
66. 2- 6 570 2 May 94 House And Garden
67. 2- 7 566 3 May 94 Sideshow
68. 2- 8 569 9 May 94 Avatar
69. 2- 9 568 16 May 94 Trial
70. 2-10 572 23 May 94 Harlequinade
Season 3
71. 3- 1 575 10 Sep 94 Bane
72. 3- 2 580 17 Sep 94 Second Chance
73. 3- 3 579 24 Sep 94 Riddler's Reform
74. 3- 4 576 1 Oct 94 Baby-Doll
75. 3- 5 573 8 Oct 94 Time Out of Joint
76. 3- 6 581 15 Oct 94 Harley's Holiday
77. 3- 7 583 5 Nov 94 Make 'Em Laugh
78. 3- 8 585 12 Nov 94 Batgirl Returns
79. 3- 9 582 19 Nov 94 Lock-Up
80. 3-10 584 26 Nov 94 Deep Freeze
Season 4
81. 4- 1 571 11 Sep 95 The Terrible Trio
82. 4- 2 578 12 Sep 95 Showdown
83. 4- 3 574 13 Sep 95 Catwalk
84. 4- 4 567 14 Sep 95 A Bullet for Bullock
85. 4- 5 577 15 Sep 95 The Lion & the Unicorn
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Originally Posted by moonraker
My volume 3 arrived today from Amazon, and on the back cover of the box it says that this collection represents "The Final 28 episodes of the series."
Which is actually a typo, as there is actually 29 episodes in this set. Disc 4 has 8 episodes on it, instead of the usual 7.

So it is unlikely that a "volume 4" of BTAS will be coming. Instead, it will probably have a completely different title.
Well, of course, since those "Volume 4" episodes were indeed actually a part of a different show. Like I said above, these episodes were actually aired along with Superman TAS as part of The New Batman-Superman Adventures

See this link for more info:
http://www.batman-superman.com/batman/index.html

Totally different animation style. It'd be like including the new "The Batman" episodes with the "Batman TAS" episodes.

I can see Gotham Knights being released as its own 4-disc set.

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I think it's pretty obvious that they're not in a strict chronological order since Robin appears pretty early on, then disappears completely, if I remember correctly.

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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047
I think it's pretty obvious that they're not in a strict chronological order since Robin appears pretty early on, then disappears completely, if I remember correctly.

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I think Robin was supposed to be away at college at certain times. As far as Gotham Nights gos, i love it but i prefer the original style. Especially what they did to the Joker's look in Gotham Nights.
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Originally Posted by Puzznic
I think Robin was supposed to be away at college at certain times. As far as Gotham Nights gos, i love it but i prefer the original style. Especially what they did to the Joker's look in Gotham Nights.
It was a damn shame that they removed the red limps. Glad they corrected this problem with the direct to DVD movie Return of the Joker.
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Originally Posted by ENDContra
Someone mentioned how TAS was in production order...what would be the ideal order to watch this series? Is there any continuing storyline in these at all?
doesnt seem like anyone has answered this yet.
i would also like to know the answer to this question...

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