Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders is an upcoming animated movie based on the 1960s Batman TV show, and even has three surviving cast members returning to their roles. The trailer recently came out, so let’s see what spore of insanity we’re in for.
With Adam West returning as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman, they got as much of the cast as they could. Of the three Catwomans (Catwomen?) Newmar is the most famous in the role. All the old gags are popping up, right up to how ridiculously pure Batman can be. (Sometimes, crimefighting doesn’t have time for the crosswalk if the roads are clear enough, Bruce.) Plus some tricks you wouldn’t have seen before, like the Joker’s car spinning around like that. The only flaw is that Joker doesn’t look like he’s poorly hiding a mustache, but maybe it only shows in the closeups. I hope so. Even the comic got that right. Heck, I bet the porn parody got that right, but I’m not going to be the one to check.
From the description of the YouTube posting:
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.
Personally, I really want to see this thing. It looks like fun and a half.