The New Batman Adventures (often shortened as TNBA) is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and is a continuation of the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on The WB from September 13, 1997 to January 16, 1999. According to the reference book Batman Animated, series writer Paul Dini originally wanted the new show to be titled Batman: Gotham Knights, but this idea was rejected by the other producers. To better adhere with the prior DVD sets of the original series, the DVD release of this series was titled Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 4 (from The New Batman Adventures) and was given the opening theme from the prior series.[1]

Stories in this series tend to give more focus to Batman's supporting cast, which include fellow crimefighters Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, among others. The show also features guest stars such as Supergirl, Etrigan and The Creeper; characters who would later appear with Batman in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. In addition, the series takes place around the same time as Superman: The Animated Series. The 2001 video game Batman: Vengeance and its follow-up Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu are based on this series.

Episodes Edit

No. Title Villians Directed By Writter By Original Air Date
1 Holiday Knights The Joker, Harley Quinn, Clayface and Poison Ivy Dan Riba Paul Dini September 13, 1997
2 Sins of the Father Two-Face Curt Geda Rich Fogel September 20, 1997
3 Cold Comfort Mr. Freeze Dan Riba Hilary J. Bader October 11, 1997
4 Double Talk The Ventriloqiost Curt Geda Robert Goodman November 22, 1997
5 You Scratch My Back Catwoman Butch Lukic Hilary J. Bader November 15, 1997
6 Never Fear The Scarecrow Kenji Hachizaki Stan Berkowitz November 1, 1997
7 Joker's Millions The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Edward "King" Barlowe Dan Riba Paul Dini February 21, 1998
8 Growing Pains Clayface Atsuko Tanaka Robert Goodman

Story: Paul Dini and Robert Goodman

February 28, 1998
9 Love is a Croc Baby Doll and Killer Croc Butch Lukic Paul Dini July 21, 1998
10 Torch Song Firefly Curt Geda Paul Dini June 13, 1998
11 The Ultimate Thrill The Penguin and Roxy Rocket Dan Riba Hailary J. Bader September 14, 1998
12 Over the Edge The Scarecrow and Bane Yuichiro Yano Paul Dini May 23, 1998
13 Mean Seasons Calender Girl Hiroyuki Aoyama Hailary J. Bader

Story: Rich Fogel

April 25, 1998
14 Critters Farmer Brown Dan Riba Joe R. Lansdale

Story: Steve Gerber

September 19, 1998
15 Cult of the Cat Thomas Blake Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz

Story: Paul Dini and Stan Berkowitz

September 18, 1998
16 Animal Act The Mad Hatter Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader September 26, 1998
17 Old Wounds The Joker Curt Geda Rich Fogel October 3, 1998
18 The Demon Within Klarion the Witch Boy Atsuko Tanaka Stan Berkowitz

Story: Rusti Bjornhoel

May 9, 1998
19 Legends of the Dark Knights The Joker, The Mutants and Firefly Dan Riba Robert Goodman

Story: Robert Goodman and Bruce Timm

October 10, 1998
20 Girls Night Out Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Livewire and The Penguin Curt Geda Hilary J. Bader October 17, 1998
21 Mad Love The Joker and Harley Quinn Butch Lukic Paul Dini

Story: Paul Dini and Bruce Timm

January 16, 1998
22 Chemistry Poison Ivy Butch Lukic Stan Berkowitz October 24, 1998
23 Beware the Creeper The Joker and Harley Quinn Dan Riba Steve Gerber

Story: Rich Fogel

November 7, 1998
24 Judgment Day Two-Face, Killer Croc, The Riddler and The Penguin Curt Geda Rich Fogel and Alan Burnett October 31, 1998

Crossovers Edit

Superman: The Animated Series Edit

No. in Seasons Title Villains Directed By Writter By Original Air Date
29-31 World's Finest The Joker, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn and Mercy Graves Toshiniko Masuda Story: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini

Part I: Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
and Rich Fogel
Part II: Steve Gerber
Part III: Stan Berkowitz

October 4, 1997
43 Knight Time Brainaic, Bruce Wayne, (hypnotized), Mad Hatter, Bane the Riddler, The Penguin and Roxy Roxket Curt Geda Robert Goodman October 10, 1998
52 The Demon's Reborn Ra's Al Ghul, Taila al, Ghul, Ubu, and members of the Leagues of Shadows Dan Riba Rich Fogel September 18, 1999

Static Shock Edit

No. in Seasons Title Villains Directed By Writter By Original Air Date
14 The Big Leagues The Joker, Hotstreak, Kangor, Talon, Shiv Dave Chlystek Len Uhley January 26, 2002
25 Hard as Nails Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy TBA Paul Dini January 25, 2003
40 Future Shock Kobra Vic Dale Chele Stan Berkowitz January 17, 2004

Film Edit

Title Movie No. Director By Writter By Released By
Batman: Mystery of the Batman 003 (overall) Curt Geda Story by Alan Burnett,

Screenplay by Michael Reaves

October 21, 2003
A new hero has arrived in Gotham, but as the title suggests, her identity is a mystery—even to Batman. During patrol, the Dynamic Duo spots her trying to stop one of the Penguin's shipments on Gotham's interstate, and apparently she would use lethal force, since she uses a plasma rifle that sends the Penguin's truck with its driver off the bridge. Batman and Robin save the driver from falling to his death. Batman must figure out who Batwoman is and stop familiar enemies the Penguin and Rupert Thorne from selling illegal weapons to the fictional nation of Kasnia. Bane is also involved, as is Carlton Duquesne, a gangster employed by the dealers to provide protection. The film included Chase Me, a silent short with Catwoman.

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