DC Animated is doing something that they should have done years ago. They are reviving the Batman a lot of us grew up on, Batman ’66. This tongue in cheek version of Batman and Robin ran for 120 episodes between 1966 to 1968. For a lot of us kids of the ’70s and ’80s, this was the Batman we grew up on because it ran in syndication during the after school block of cartoons. For many years before I started reading comics Adam West was my Batman. Of course the years have past and I have a different vision of Batman and Robin nowadays, but Adam West and Burt Ward will always have a place in my heart.
DC Animated is bringing the vividly colored world of the “not very dark knight” back to televisions this fall and after watching the trailer I’m ready to relive my childhood. I just hope they include plenty of “BIFFs” and “POWs”. Take a look.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman. The flick will be available on Digital HD on October 11, 2016 and on DVD and Blu-ray on November 1, 2016.