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Premiere 1967
Finale 1968
Creator Hal Seeger
Network Syndicated
Style 5-minute animated comedy
Company Seeger Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 100
Origin USA

Batfink was a syndicated package of five-minute cartoons by Hal Seeger which capitalized on the Batman craze of the time (the prime time show being a hit).

The hero in this instance is an actual bat with wings "like a shield of steel." He has a supersonic sonar radar which emerges as a "beep" and leads Batfink and his assistant Karate (in their vehicle the Batillac) to the perps. The regularly occurring villain was scientist Hugo A-Go-Go.

Frank Buxton, voice of Batfink, was the host of ABC's game show Get the Message in 1964. Karate's voice, Len Maxwell, would be a key voice on Celebrity Deathmatch.


Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Frank Buxton Batfink 1
Len Maxwell Karate 1
Bob McFadden various characters 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One 1967 1968 100

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
The Complete Series July 3, 2007 4