Batman Beyond VS Batman: The Animated Series In New 75th Anniversary Short!

Darwyn Cooke - Batman Beyond
When I first heard about a new animated series entitled ‘Batman Beyond’ I found myself having a knee-jerk reaction to the idea that there would be a new Batman and it wasn’t going to be Bruce Wayne. I didn’t like what I was hearing…not one bit.

Then at Comic-Con I saw this image from the series, Bruce with Ace the Bat-Hound.
Batman Beyond - Bruce Wayne

Suddenly I found myself getting very excited about the new show and I was happy to see how closely the series was tied to the original Batman: The Animated Series. To be fair I was a little surprised by how quickly I grew to like Terry McGinnis as the new Batman.

Well, now thanks to Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) we have a new short celebrating Batman’s 75th Anniversary and this one pits Terry (Voiced by Will Friedle) and ‘Old’ Bruce (Voiced by Kevin Conroy) against…the Batman from the Fox Animated series. This premiered over the weekend at the WonderCon but thankfully Warner Bros. has released the short on Yahoo’s official YouTube page.

Darwyn Cooke by the way had a hand in designing the opening of the Batman Beyond TV show.
[Via] Mudx0rz


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3 thoughts on “Batman Beyond VS Batman: The Animated Series In New 75th Anniversary Short!

  1. I was actually far more receptive to batman beyond than to the “original” series. Batman animated, batmin and robin, and the superman toon of the same era all made my eyes barf with their hyper-stylized artwork, where every guy’s shoulders were wider than he was tall, yet his feet would fit into baby booties. Batman beyond toned the stylization down some, plus I think the futuristic setting made the stylization more tolerable.

    The crossover I always wanted to see was batman beyond vs spiderman unlimited.

  2. Spottedfeather says:

    This is a really cool short. Very cool to see the 1989 Batman in the background. Though, Bruce wouldn’t be fighting. If he did, he would probably die, as he has a very weak heart. That’s why there was a new Batman.

  3. Mike says:

    Batman Beyond was terrific! I really wish they’d bring it back. I think they’re actually doing a good job with the Beyond universe comic book “Batman Beyond Unlimited” — one of the very few (two) that I read today. Its something to at least check out if you’re a fan.

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