5 Best Batman TV Series

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

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Widely considered one of the finest animated series ever made, this show was created to piggyback off of the success of Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. In fact, the series employs Danny Elfman's unforgettable score as its main theme and hews closely to the dark, brooding tone of the films. Meanwhile, Kevin Conroy still stands as one of the best men to ever play Bruce Wayne/Batman, despite his performance being strictly limited to voice work. His distinct takes on both sides of the character's personality truly convey his duality, and the series' gorgeous art direction -- which drew inspiration from Fleischer Studios' Superman cartoons in the 1940s -- perfectly set the stage for the morally complex tales of Gotham's criminal underbelly. Batman: The Animated Series is a timeless show that has only gotten better with age, thanks to its sharp writing, stellar voice work and incomparable production value.