Thank You Based Timm! In time for Batman’s 75th Anniversary, Bruce Timm drops an animated short reminiscent of that most important of Batman animated efforts.
A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.
A highly anticipated part of my weekday from ’92 – ’95, Batman: The Animated Series is easily grouped with that generally triumphant period in animation, where networks were willing to take a chance on new and interesting efforts. For people weaned on Hanna-Barbara and then the Disney afternoon, shows like the original John K. run on Ren & Stimpy, the initial two seasons of Animaniacs and (dark horse alert!) Rocco’s Modern Life were pretty eye-opening in terms of what animation could be. I’m not saying that B:TAS was responsible, I’m just saying it’ was part of the vanguard of shows that changed animation (for awhile, at least) for the better.
While we’re on the subject, can we settle, once and for all, a heated argument I had once with a friend of mine (ed.note: way to hold on to grudges)? Was the opening of Batman: TAS computer animated or not?