From the back of the room at New York Comic Con, Hugh Sheridan reports that the DC Animation panel has been told that there will be a Blu-ray set of Batman: The Animated Series coming out next year and that the room are “the first to hear of this.”
And now, so are you. If you squint — that’s Kevin Conroy above and Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett below.
You had to be there.
Batman: The Animated Series was developed by Timm and Eric Radomski. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, it originally aired on Fox Kids from September 5th, 1992, to September 15th, 1995. The series eventually spawned a continuation show, The New Batman Adventures.
The series was praised for its thematic complexity, darker tone, artistic quality, film noir aesthetics, and modernization of its title character’s crime-fighting origins. Its rating success and critical acclaim led the series to spawn two feature films: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (released to cinemas in 1993) and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (a direct-to-video release in 1998).
And now it has a whole new audience to appeal to — or the whole old audience now able to enjoy the series in slightly higher definition.