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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 5 August 2016
This is an excellent overview and guide to the "Batman: The Animated Series" from the 1990's. It's written by Paul Dini, who was an integral part of the creative team behind this cartoon classic. All 109 episodes from the four seasons are outlined and explored, as are the animated tie-in films ("Mask of the Phantasm", "Sub-Zero", and "Mystery of the Batwoman"). Everything - from the original conception of the show and it's musical score to its storyboarding and voice actors - is discussed. Moreover, this book is full of fantastic artwork and photos.

I bought the hardback edition, and it's a high quality item. While it's a rather short book (under 150 pages), it comes across as thorough and comprehensive. If you're a fan of the show, this is a great item to have - and it's a real joy to browse through this publication. As such, I highly recommend this item.

Note: I paid £15 for a new copy. As I review, it's for sale at £69 (paperback) and £100 (hardback) - such prices are absurd. I recommend looking for more reasonable sellers.
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on 14 November 2000
This book is an absolute must for any fan who appreciates batman and/or animation. It certainly satisfies your appetite for fabulous full colour, glossy production artwork, storyboards, stills, character design by the hundreds! It is wonderfully written in an entertaining, witty style and keeps you engrossed from start to finish and in whole, a fitting tribute to one of the greatest and most successful animated series of our time. This book is a feast for the eyes and will please people of all ages. BUY IT!
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on 7 October 1999
This book is definite coffee table material for those who are not ashamed to finding a cartoon one of the best Televion programmes ever. This excellently illustrated book gives an insight as to how the whole idea of the animated series came about, showing the development of the characters, and the series itself. Also contains an episode guide, and a cast list, allowing you to find out whose that voice you thought you recognised was.
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on 9 June 2006
This book is an excellent companion to Batman - The Animated Series (the BEST on screen version of The Dark Knight ever! I don't care what anyone else thinks!)

It tells the story of the show told in both words and pictures, and the pictures are wonderful. Lots of them, in glossy colour.

Includes lots of raw sketches of scenes that you'll recognise as the early, formative thoughts of what was actually on TV.

It's got a couple of fold out pages (ie a double page becomes 4 pages across) - one of them features all the individual "title cards" from show. It's great!

Definitely one of the best BatBooks I own (and I've got quite a few!)
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on 31 July 2008
If you're a fan of the series and more particularly an admirer of the artwork and writing itself, this is THE reference source if you want to see how they put it all together. Dini and friends have really made an exceptional effort here that shows how proud they are of their work and how much they respect their fans. A wonderful, high quality book that you must own.
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on 31 December 2010
The BTAS was widely regarded as the 'new breed' of cartoon and, for me, reclaimed Batman. This is a fantastic companion piece giving a fascinating insight into the making of the series and thinking behind the animation style.
With background to the stories, characters, backgrounds, animation, music, actors etc it doesn't really 'read' but, as mentioned by other reviewers, is a great coffee table book (or smaller rooms of the house). It's so easy to dip in, flip the pages and read/look at something interesting... if you're into Batman of course.
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Lovely coffee table book.

Anyone with an interest in Batman The Animated Series or just animation in general will love this book.

Jam packed with images and illustrations from the series including rough drafts and the like.

Full of inspiration.
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on 22 January 2000
As editor of the Unofficial Batman Animated UK Fan Club Magazine, this is the best Batman Animated material yet published. An absolute must have for BTAS fans. You'll look and drool for hours !!!! -Brian Davis, Co.Down (brian@batmanuk.freeserve.co.uk)
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on 3 October 2016
This cheaper paperback version is in Spanish! Which is stated on page but some people (myself included lol) did not realise - at least i can look at the (beautiful) pictures!
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on 20 December 1998
A great book for those genuinely interested in animation. Lots of storyboards, character designs and layouts. Very well presented with excellent artwork. Well written too but the book is all about the pictures.
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