The New Batman Adventures

American animated television series (1997–1999)

The New Batman Adventures (often shortened as TNBA) is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It is a continuation of the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Kids' WB from September 13, 1997 to January 16, 1999.

The New Batman Adventures
Created by
Based on
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons
  • 1 (by production order)
  • 2 (by original airdates)
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Jean MacCurdy
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)DC Comics
Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkKids' WB
Picture format480i
1080p (Blu-ray)
Original releaseSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) –
January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
Preceded byBatman: The Animated Series
Followed byBatman Beyond
Related showsDC animated universe television series


Stories in this show 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 the Demon and The Creeper; characters who would later appear with Batman in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

The 2001 video game Batman: Vengeance and its follow-up Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu are based on this series.

The show had a huge change in focus from the original series, with episodes focusing less on Batman and more on the many characters that live in Gotham City.[1]



Actor Role
Kevin Conroy Bruce Wayne / Batman
Mathew Valencia Tim Drake / Robin
Tara Strong Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
Loren Lester Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Alfred Pennyworth
Bob Hastings Commissioner James Gordon
Robert Costanzo Detective Harvey Bullock

Supporting heroesEdit

Actor Role
Jeff Bennett Jack Ryder / The Creeper
Liane Schirmer Renee Montoya
Mel Winkler Lucius Fox
Lloyd Bochner Mayor Hamilton Hill
Marilu Henner Veronica Vreeland
Suzanne Stone Joan Leland
Billy Zane Jason Blood / Etrigan the Demon
Nicholle Tom Kara Kent / Supergirl

Main villainsEdit

Actor Role
Mark Hamill The Joker
Richard Moll Harvey Dent / Two-Face
Arleen Sorkin Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
Adrienne Barbeau Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Paul Williams Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot / The Penguin
John Glover Edward Nygma / The Riddler
Michael Ansara Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
Jeffrey Combs Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow
Diane Pershing Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
Brooks Gardner Waylon Jones / Killer Croc
Roddy McDowall Dr. Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter
Ron Perlman Matt Hagen / Clayface
George Dzundza Arnold Wesker / The Ventriloquist
Henry Silva Bane

Minor villainsEdit

Actor Role
Peter Breck Farmer Brown
Charity James Roxanne Sutton / Roxy Rocket
Laraine Newman Mary Dahl / Baby Doll
Lori Petty Leslie Willis / Livewire
Mark Rolston Garfield Lynns / Firefly
Stephen Wolfe Smith Klarion the Witch Boy
Sela Ward Page Monroe / Calendar Girl


  1. Allstetter, Rob (August 1997). "The Dark Knight Returns". Wizard. No. 72. pp. 50–54.