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Are Warner Bros Animation heading back to the world of Batman: The Animated Series?

March 25th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It could be argued that it’s the most iconic cartoon series of the last thirty years; certainly within the superhero genre.

The writing, the style, the tone, everything about Batman: The Animated Series (B:TAS) was just incredible.

Following on from Tim Burton’s Batman movies, the show was sort of set in the same world but also something very different, although its look and feel was all Burton.

As well as the series itself (and the subsequent Superman, Justice League and Batman Beyond shows), B:TAS also had a series of spin-off movies (one even hit cinemas: Mask Of The Phantasm) and one of the best was Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero which, alarmingly, is 20 years old this year.

The B:TAS universe – or, more accurately, the Bruce Timm animated universe (Timm was the man behind all these shows) – seemingly came to an end with Justice League Unlimited’s bowing out in 2006, until last year we got the alarming raunchy (in places) Batman & Harley Quinn animate movie, but while that was definitely in the style of B:TAS, many fans probably don’t like to think of it as being part of that world.


It seems that DC and Warner Bros Animation may be returning to B:TAS as at the WonderCon Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero panel, Warner Archive podcast host DW Ferranti spoke of new animated projects that “should be of particular interest to fans of Batman: The Animated Series.”

What does this mean? We have no idea… but what we do know is that the Timmiverse (ahem) is still out there and we have no doubt that it is still rich with characters and worlds just waiting to be explored, beaten up and sent to Arkham Asylum.

And we’d be first in line to see a return to those worlds. Wouldn’t you?

The 20th-Anniversary Edition of Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero arrives on March 27th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….