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5 Shows like Batman: The Animated Series: Animated Heroes

JoshAdaptations don’t get much better than ‘Batman: The Animated Series’. The popular Batman animation really kickstarted the love for animated superhero shows, due to its massive popularity. It’s a show of high quality that many consider to be the best verison of Batman put to screen. It reached critical acclaim, winning four Emmy Awards and spawning two films. For more animated shows like ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ check out my recommendations. ~ Josh Sammons

Shows Similar to ‘Batman: The Animated Series’

This article recommends an underrated title, a must-see title, an unknown title, an ‘if you like, you will like’ title and an unexpected title so you have different options when it comes to choosing your next movie to watch.



‘The Batman’ (The WB, 2005 – 2008)

Kicking off the list we have another fine adaptation of Batman. ‘The Batman’ explores the Dark Knight’s early years as he battles new and old foes that plan to attack Gotham. Though it doesn’t hit the heights of the popular 90’s series, ‘The Batman’ will be enjoyed by fans of the comic book character. There are many Batman shows and this series may just be one of the best put to screen.


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Batman retold.



‘Superman: The Animated Series’ (The WB, 1996 – 2000)

After the success of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ it wasn’t long before Superman got a show of his own. Set in the same universe as Batman, this animated series follows Superman from childhood on Krypton all the way to becoming the savior of earth. This series was as popular as ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ often lauded for its maturity and freshness brought to the character. The show spawned a popular film and a game was released in 2002.


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Breathing new life into the legendary character.



‘Static Shock’ (The WB, 2000 – 2004)

Move over adults, it’s the kids that rule in ‘Static Shock’. The show follows Virgil Hawkins, a boy who attains powers after breaking into a chemical storage plant. The one time troubled teen turns superhero thanks to his power to control electricity. ‘Static Shock’ is very much in the mould of Spider-man as it follows a young hero who must not only grapple with his new powers but life as a teenager growing up.


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A teen centered superhero show.



‘The Mask: Animated Series’ (CBS, 1995 – 1997)

Adapted from the popular Jim Carrey movie, ‘The Mask: Animated Series’ follows the antics of normal everyman Stanley Ipkiss, who with the help of his mask is changed into a wacky superhero. Proving more often than not to be a nuisance, the hero must fight crime as well as contend with the police intent on bringing him to justice. As with the film, this animated series blends action with laugh-out-loud gags and silly humour.


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The Mask is back for further antics.


If You Like ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, You Will Like

‘The New Batman Adventures’ (The WB, 1997 – 1999)

Following on from the success of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Warner Bros. decided to bring the show back, with a new look and some new characters thrown into the mix. Unlike the previous show, this animated series looks further into the lives of sidekicks Robin and Batgirl and also tied in with ‘Superman: The Animated Series’.


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Batman Returns.


Over to You

‘Batman: The Animated Series’ proved to be hugely popular with audiences. There has been a huge growth in popularity for animated superhero series ever since, with each trying to capture the same magic as the 90s animation. What other shows like ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ do you think deserve to be mentioned along side it?

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