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is an American television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, which was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on Fox from 1992 to 1995; lasting 85 episodes. The series has since aired in re-runs on various other broadcast and cable networks, including The WB, Cartoon Network, Toon Disney and The Hub. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long, excluding commercials.
The series is part of what has become known as the DC animated universe, which consists of eight animated television shows and four animated films, largely surrounding DC Comics characters and their respective mythos. This includes, , , , , and .
This article lists the episodes in their production order, in accordance with the order the series was released on DVD; rather than by their original airdates, the latter often preferred by fans due to establishment, story flow, consistency, character introduction, etc.
65 episodes were produced for Season One, due to it being the minimum number of episodes necessary for a TV series to be successfully syndicated. 60 of these episodes were initially aired during the 1992/93 television season, which ran from September to May. The final five episodes of season one were held back until September 1993.
Season TwoThe Adventures of Batman & Robin logo.
Because of the success the show was enjoying, while the 65 episodes of the first season were still airing, the Fox network executives ordered a second season of 20 more episodes. The second season featured Robin more prominently and was titled The Adventures of Batman & Robin.
The network reduced the series to airing only weekly, Saturday mornings. Five of the 20 episodes initially aired in May 1994, then 10 more were broadcast in September–November 1994. Once these fifteen episodes had premiered (the final five were held back until September 1995), the weekday slot was restored to repeats of the entire run, with the first season's episodes given the second season's title, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, for all remaining airings on Fox and a few VHS releases.
These episodes and the last nine of the first season were released in the correct production order as part of the Batman: The Animated Series Volume Three DVD boxset.