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The New Batman Adventures
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Series Title: The New Batman Adventures
Abbreviation: TNBA
Creators: Alan Burnett
Paul Dini
Bruce Timm
Distributors: Kids WB!
Production Dates: 1997-1999
Episodes: 24 (2 seasons)

The New Batman Adventures aired alternately in the same time slot with The New Superman Adventures. It was also known as Batman: Gotham Knights during production.

The New Batman Adventures featured Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl. It served as a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, the main differences being that all events taking place in the new series happened two years after the old one, and the revamped artwork.

Notable Differences From Batman: The Animated Series

  • Tim Drake has assumed the mantle of Robin.
  • Batgirl is now a full-time member of the team (and is now voiced by Tara Strong instead of Melissa Gilbert).
  • Dick Grayson is now Nightwing, only occasionally aiding the Dark Knight.
  • Almost all characters of the series have undergone changes in appearance, due to the streamlining of the DCAU (sometimes referred to as the "New Look" or revamp).
  • Bruce Wayne now speaks in roughly the same gruff tone as both himself and Batman. Before the revamp, Kevin Conroy used a more upbeat tone when speaking publicly as Bruce Wayne.
  • Most if not all televisions and displays in Gotham City are now in full color. The technology in general seems more advanced as well.

Trivia

  • There are only four episodes of the series that feature all four members of the Bat-Family (Old Wounds, Over The Edge, Sins of the Father and Chemistry).
  • The four members are never seen all together in costume at any one point in time, and only two episodes feature them all in costume at different times (Over The Edge and Old Wounds), though that is through a dream sequence in one and a flashback in the other so they didn't all technically appear in the story.
  • Poison Ivy no longer uses the miniature crossbow she frequently wore in Batman: The Animated Series.

Episodes

Season One

Airdate Order Prod. Order Title Directed by Written by Airdate Opponent(s)
01 01 Holiday Knights Dan Riba Paul Dini September 13, 1997 Harley & Ivy; Clayface; Joker
02 02 Sins of the Father Curt Geda Rich Fogel September 30, 1997 Two-Face
03 03 Cold Comfort Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader October 12, 1997 Mr. Freeze
04 06 Never Fear Kenji Hachizaki Stan Berkowitz November 11, 1997 Scarecrow
05 05 You Scratch My Back Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader November 15, 1997 Enrique El Gancho & Catwoman
06 04 Double Talk Curt Geda Robert Goodman November 22, 1997 Scarface
07 07 Joker's Millions Dan Riba Paul Dini February 21, 1998 Joker
08 08 Growing Pains Atsuko Tanaka Robert Goodman
Story: Paul Dini & Robert Goodman
February 28, 1998 Clayface
09 13 Mean Seasons Hiroyuki Aoyama Hilary J. Bader
Story: Rich Fogel
April 25, 1998 Calendar Girl
10 18 The Demon Within Atsuko Tanaka Stan Berkowitz May 9, 1998 Klarion
11 12 Over the Edge Yuichiro Yano Paul Dini May 23, 1998 Scarecrow
12 10 Torch Song Curt Geda Rich Fogel June 13, 1998 Firefly
13 09 Love is a Croc Butch Lukic Steve Gerber July 11, 1998 Baby-Doll & Killer Croc

Season Two

Airdate Order Prod. Order Title Directed by Written by Airdate Opponent(s)
01 11 The Ultimate Thrill Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader September 14, 1998 Roxy Rocket & Penguin
02 14 Critters Dan Riba Joe R. Lansdale
Story: Steve Gerber
September 18, 1998 Farmer Brown
03 15 Cult of the Cat Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz
Story: Paul Dini and Stan Berkowitz
September 18, 1998 Thomas Blake & Catwoman
04 16 Animal Act Curt Geda Rich Fogel September 26, 1998 Mad Hatter
05 17 Old Wounds Curt Geda Rich Fogel October 3, 1998 Joker
06 19 Legends of the Dark Knight Dan Riba Robert Goodman
Story: Robert Goodman and Bruce Timm
October 10, 1998 Firefly
07 20 Girl's Night Out Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader October 17, 1998 Harley, Ivy & Livewire
08 22 Chemistry Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 24, 1998 Poison Ivy
09 24 Judgment Day Curt Geda Rich Fogel and Alan Burnett October 31, 1998 The Judge
10 23 Beware the Creeper Dan Riba Steve Gerber
Story: Rich Fogel
November 7, 1998 Joker
11 21 Mad Love Butch Lukic Paul Dini
Story: Paul Dini & Bruce Timm
January 16, 1999 Joker & Harley Quinn

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