The New Batman/Superman Adventures
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Based on
Starring
Theme music composerShirley Walker
ComposersMichael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Shirley Walker
Kristopher Carter
Harvey Cohen
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time44 minutes
Production companiesDC Comics
Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkKids' WB
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) –
February 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
Chronology
Followed byStatic Shock, Batman Beyond, and Justice League
Related shows

The New Batman/Superman Adventures is a name given to a package series that combined Superman: The Animated Series with Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[1] It aired from 19972000 on Kids' WB.[2] Each half-hour episode in the hour-and-one-half block featured either a single repeat from the original Superman: The Animated Series run, the original Batman: The Animated Series run, or a brand new story featuring Batman from The New Batman Adventures. These new stories focus more on Batman's supporting cast and introduced new characters such as Tim Drake. The two animated universes were united in the Superman episode "World's Finest", which tells the story of Batman and Superman's first meeting. The new Batman episodes that began airing in the Fall 1997 season were later released as a DVD box set of Batman: The Animated Series as Volume 4. New Superman episodes that later aired in the Fall 1998 season and onward are now considered to be the third season of Superman: The Animated Series.

Cast

Main cast

Actor Role
Kevin Conroy Bruce Wayne / Batman
Tim Daly
Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman
Mathew Valencia Tim Drake / Robin
Tara Charendoff Barbara Gordon
Dana Delany Lois Lane
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Alfred Pennyworth
Liane Schirmer Renee Montoya
Robert Costanzo Detective Harvey Bullock

Regular villains

Actor Role
Mark Hamill The Joker
Arleen Sorkin Harley Quinn
Clancy Brown Lex Luthor
Corey Burton Brainiac
Brian George Parasite

Recurring characters

Recurring villains

Episodes

Main articles: List of Superman: The Animated Series episodes and List of The New Batman Adventures episodes

Note: These are the crossover episodes from the two series.

# Title Director Writer Series Airdate
29–31"World's Finest"Toshihiko MasudaStory: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Part I: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
and Rich Fogel
Part II: Steve Gerber
Part III: Stan Berkowitz
Superman: The Animated SeriesOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Batman and Superman team up to take on their respective archenemies: the Joker and Lex Luthor.
43"Knight Time"Curt GedaRobert GoodmanSuperman: The Animated SeriesOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
Superman comes to Gotham to fill in for Batman, who has mysteriously disappeared.
20"Girls' Night Out"Curt GedaHilary J. BaderThe New Batman AdventuresOctober 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)
Supergirl must team up with Batgirl to take down Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Livewire in Gotham City, while Batman and Superman are unavailable to help them.
52"The Demon Reborn"Dan RibaRich FogelSuperman: The Animated SeriesSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
Ra's al Ghul needs Superman's strength to fully heal, so Batman steps in to stop him.

Feature film

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
1998 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Daytime Television Program The New Batman/Superman Adventures Won

See also

References

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 114–122. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 810–814. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ IMDB, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest.
  4. ^ "26th Annual Annie Awards". Annie Awards. Retrieved June 6, 2021.