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Robin and Batgirl in “The Batman”

Robin in “The Batman”

“The Batman” featured a young Bruce Wayne in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated train tracks, this younger Batman will confront each of his familiar foes for the first time. The series debuted on KidsWB! in 2004.

In the fourth seasons, the series introduced Robin into the mix.

Here’s how the network described the fourth season: “THE BATMAN features the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history in action-packed super heroic adventures, melding the renowned character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills with a new range of experimental Bat-gadgets and an amped-up Batmobile.”

” The series premiered in fall 2004 and picked up Batman’s story in his mid-20s, when he’s just finding his way as a protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while balancing his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. In the upcoming third season, the Dark Knight continues his relentless quest to rid Gotham City of its supervillains, but he’s not alone. Robin joins the team, and the fabled Dynamic Duo is also occasionally joined by Batgirl. ”

“Harley Quinn, Black Mask, Killer Moth, the Everywhere Man and a brand-new Clayface join the rogues’ gallery of villains, led by the Joker, Penguin and Riddler, who ceaselessly torment Batman and Gotham City. THE BATMAN is based upon the DC Comics characters and is executive produced by Sander Schwartz and Alan Burnett for Warner Bros. Animation. Duane Capizzi and Mike Goguen serve as supervising producers, and Linda Steiner and Jeff Matsuda are producers.”

Evan Sabara provided the voice for Robin.

The Fourth Season Premiere, “A Matter of Family,” told the origin of Robin. Here’s how the network describes the episode: “When the circus comes to Gotham, ruthless crime boss Tony Zucco demands protection money from the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists. They refuse to pay and Zucco exacts revenge, leaving, Dick, the youngest Grayson an orphan. Having experienced a similar tragedy himself, Batman is driven to take down Zucco and in the process discovers an unexpected bond with Dick.”

In the episode, “Artifacts,” viewers glimpsed at a future-Gotham inspired by Frank Miller’s Dark Knight. Here’s how the network describes the episode: “One thousand years into the future Gotham City is terrorized by a dangerous villain from it’s past. Can the city defend itself from such a threat without the Batman?”

About 20 years in the future, Batman battles Mr. Freeze with the aid of Nighwting and Oracle. Jerry O’ Connell provided the voice for Nightwing.

ABOVE: Robin model sheet
BELOW: Nightwing in “Artifacts”

Robin Animated Gallery (click to enlarge):


“Artifacts” Animated Gallery (click to enlarge):


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