The series basically entailed Batman and Robin's battle against Gotham City's rogue's gallery of villains in a campy, broad fashion, eschewing the origins (Bruce Wayne losing his parents to a thug, Robin's in a circus accident). The first part of a two-part story aired Wednesday nights on ABC, with the conclusion airing Thursday nights. It became appointment TV for a year, spawning a "Batmania" across the country.
The wide myth is that Bob Kane created Batman. It has since been discussed that Kane merely devised the designs of Batman while the character himself was created by Bill Finger. Kane himself created two other animated shows, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse and Cool McCool.
|Adam West||Bruce Wayne / Batman||1||2||3|
|Burt Ward||Dick Grayson / Robin||1||2||3|
|Alan Napier||Alfred Pennyworth||1||2||3|
|Neil Hamilton||Commissioner James W. Gordon||1||2||3|
|Stafford Repp||Chief O'Hara||1||2||3|
|Madge Blake||Aunt Harriet Cooper||1||2||3|
|Yvonne Craig||Barbara Gordon / Batgirl||3|
|Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.|
|William Dozier||The Narrator||1||2||3|
|Byron Keith||Mayor Linseed||1||2||3|
|David Lewis||Warden Crichton||1||2||3|
|James O'Hara||Sergeant O'Leary||1||2|
|Victor Buono||King Tut||1||2||3|
|Burgess Meredith||The Penguin||1||2||3|
|Cesar Romero||The Joker||1||2||3|
|Frank Gorshin||The Riddler||1||3|
|David Wayne||The Mad Hatter||1||2|
|George Sanders||Mr. Freeze||1|
|Season One||January 12, 1966||May 5, 1966||34|
|Season Two||September 7, 1966||March 30, 1967||60|
|Season Three||September 14, 1967||March 14, 1968||26|
|Batman||July 30, 1966|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
- The New Adventures of Batman (1977) - An animated series featuring West and Ward voicing Batman and Robin.
- Legends of the Superheroes (1979) - A pair of live-action specials featuring West and Ward reprising their roles as Batman and Robin. The first special also features Frank Gorshin reprising his role of the Riddler.
- Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) - A TV movie featuring West and Ward as themselves searching for the stolen Batmobile. Also features cameos from other Batman cast memembers.
DVD and Blu-ray Releases
|The Complete Series||November 11, 2014||18|
|The First Season||November 11, 2014||5|
|The Second Season, Part One||February 10, 2015||4|
|The Second Season, Part Two||July 14, 2015||4||
|The Complete Television Series: Limited Edition||November 11, 2014||13|
|The Batman Franchise|
|Animated TV Shows|
|The Batman/Superman Hour • The Adventures of Batman • Super Friends • The New Adventures of Batman • The All-New Superfriends Hour • Challenge of the Superfriends • The World's Greatest Superfriends • Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show • The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians • Batman: The Animated Series • Batman: Gotham Knights • Batman Beyond • Justice League Unlimited • The Batman • Batman: The Brave and the Bold • Young Justice • Beware the Batman • DC Super Hero Girls • Justice League Action|
|Live Action TV Shows|
|Batman • Birds of Prey • Gotham|
|Batman • Batman • Batman Returns • Batman Forever • Batman & Robin • Batman Begins • The Dark Knight • The Dark Knight Rises • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • Justice League|