December 4, 2022
Watch Out Villains! Filmation's The Adventures Of Batman Hit Blu-Ray in 2023

That’s right Bat-fans, Filmation’s classic The Adventures of Batman animated series is coming to home media in February

Watch out villains, here come Batman and Robin! Yes Bat-fans, we have some awesome news. Filmation’s classic The Adventures Of Batman is heading to Blu-Ray in 2023 in a newly remastered edition. All 34 episodes have been lovingly remastered in high definition in a set the Joker would kill for!

Set way before Adam West donned the famous cowl, the hit animated series starred Olan Soule as Batman, Casey Kasem as Robin, and Jane Webb as Batgirl. The series was one of the jewels in Filmation’s crown until Adam West and Burt Ward’s growing popularity saw them take over for the sequel series The New Adventures of Batman. A show that saw the debut of the infamous DC pest Bat-Mite! But don’t take my word for it. Read on for the full press release. Same bat-time. Same bat-channel!

THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN

HOLY BLU-RAY!

One of Filmation’s most beloved animated series has been newly remastered in high definition for release on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection on February 28, 2023, as a two-disc set featuring all 34 episodes of the classic series for $29.98 SRP (USA) and $39.99 SRP (Canada).

The Adventures of Batman was one of the spotlight animated television series to be produced by Filmation, who generated more than 50 animated series, over a dozen television shorts, specials and movies, and eight feature films. The Adventures of Batman was also paired with another famous DC Super Hero to become The Batman/Superman Hour.

Filmation veteran Olan Soule (Super Friends, The Towering Inferno) provided the voice of Batman, while American Top 40 co-founder & host Casey Kasem (Scooby-Doo franchise) played Robin. The supporting cast featured two-time Emmy Award winner Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Caddyshack) as Commissioner Gordon, Larry Storch (F Troop) as Joker, and Jane Webb (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Archie Show) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.

Soule and Kasem became the reigning voices of Batman and Robin, respectively, for several years as the Dynamic Duo would appear in two The New Scooby-Doo Movies crossovers, various versions of Super Friends, and The New Adventures of Batman.

Premiering on September 14, 1968, The Adventures of Batman also featured Batman’s primary rogues’ gallery at the time – Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Riddler, Scarecrow, Dollman, Mad Hatter, and Simon the Pieman – as well as some notable team-ups of those villains.

The Adventures of Batman Blu-Ray Cover Art

The 34 episodes in The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection are:

My Crime Is Your Crime / A Bird Out of Hand
The Cool, Cruel Mr. Freeze / The Joke’s on Robin
How Many Herring in a Wheelbarrow? / In Again, Out Again Penguin
The Nine Lives of Batman / Long John Joker
Bubi, Bubi, Who’s Got the Ruby? / 1001 Faces of the Riddler
The Big Birthday Caper / Two Penguins Too Many
Partners in Peril / The Underworld Underground Caper
Hizzoner the Joker / Freeze’s Frozen Vikings
The Crime Computer / The Great Scarecrow Scare
A Game of Cat and Mouse / Beware of Living Dolls
Will the Real Robin Please Stand Up? / He Who Swipes the Ice, Goes to the Cooler
Simon the Pieman / A Mad, Mad Tea Party
From Catwoman with Love / Perilous Playthings
A Perfidious Pieman Is Simon / Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper
The Fiendishly Frigid Fraud / Enter the Judge
The Jigsaw Jeopardy / Wrath of the Riddler
It Takes Two to Make a Team / Opera Buffa

The Adventures of Batman Blu-Ray Cover Art

RELEASE

This is fantastic news. As a fan of the classic series, I cannot wait to get my hands on this newly remastered set. Like so many fans around the world, this awesome series served as one of my first introductions to Gotham’s Dark Knight. And even though I already own the series on digital, the chance to rewatch the series in glorious high definition is too good an opportunity to let pass. So roll on February. Here come Batman and Robin!

The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection swings onto Blu-Ray on February 28, 2023.

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