The classic 1960’s Batman and Robin return to fight crime again in this new animated feature.
For some of us Batfans, our first taste of Batman was via the reruns of the comedic, brightly coloured and silly episodic television show of the 1960’s.
This delightfully camp version of Batman ran for three seasons with stories taking up multiple episodes, and each ending with a form of cliffhanger that was seemingly impossible for either of the caped crusaders to escape from.
The three main memorable villains of the show were the Joker (Cesar Romero), Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Riddler ( Frank Gorshin) but there were also so many others. It also gave us the wonderful Batmobile with its sharp fins and red pinstripe.
The real stars were, of course, Batman and Robin played by Adam West and Burt Ward respectively and they once again return to voice the dynamic duo in this new animated feature entitled, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
From the look of this trailer, the new feature looks to retain the same sense of humour as the original television show. The brave heroes must travel to outer space and back again to save Gotham from a collection of their greatest villains, namely Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will premier on DigitalHD services on October 11th before becoming physical available on DVD and Blu-ray November 1st.
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.