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The UNUSED Batman: The Animated Series Concept Art (Unused Character Designs)


Batman: The Animated Series is a classic, but have you seen what the iconic characters COULD have looked like? Join us as we dive into the original designs and unused concept art for B:TAS, including very different takes on villains like an all black suited Catwoman, a Golden Age style Two-Face, and a far scarier Man-Bat.



CHAPTERS:

0:00 Introduction


Many of these images come from the rare and out of print Batman: Animated by Paul Dini and Chipp Kidd but others came from these sources:


https://www.iamag.co/batman-the-animated-series-concept-art-collection/


https://www.fortressofsolitude.co.za/batman-animated-series-concept-art/


https://twitter.com/theanimatedbat/status/970452901645701120


https://13thdimension.com/the-secret-origin-of-batman-the-animated-series/


https://batmantheanimatedseries.fandom.com/wiki/Bruce_Timm


https://twitter.com/coolcomicart/status/1005600000330514433


https://characterdesignreferences.com/art-of-animation-4/art-of-batman-the-animated-series


https://www.cbr.com/uncovered-batman-animated-series-art/


A couple other pieces come from Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film and Beyond by Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre which you can buy from our promo link here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1683834372/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=superherost00-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1683834372&linkId=fdb5baea4e0fd22f94058d6e11b23a9f


4:26 Batman


18:54 The Title Sequence, Theories, and Promo Art


20:41 Gotham City


33:38 Alfred, Robin, & Batgirl


38:27 GCPD: Gordon, Bullock, and Montoya


42:10 The Vehicles- Batmobile, Batwing, etc.


43:11 Break

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45:06 Return from Break: Censorship


47:34 Man-Bat


51:54 Joker


55:36 Poison Ivy


59:06 Two-Face


1:02:48 The Penguin


1:05:51 Mr. Freeze


1:06:51 Catwoman


1:09:51 Harley Quinn

This early version of Harley comes from this link:

https://jollyjinxcomics.wordpress.com/tag/harley-quinn/


1:13:06 Riddler


1:15:15 Ra's al Ghul & Family


1:16:15 Ventriloquist, Bane, & The Rest of the Rogues


1:29:24 Misc. Characters


1:32:14 Batman vs. Joker Image & Favorite Concept Art?


1:38:44 The Joker's Fireside Chat!


1:44:08 Closing: Fan Shoutouts and Social Media Promotion


Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for gathering the visuals for this video, as well as doing the QC and providing chapter time codes. Please record us a “bumper” saying “You’re listening to Superhero Stuff You Should Know” and send it over to superhousepodcast@gmail.comAlso to any animators- we’d love to see our sketches animated. Please include #SuperheroStuffYouShould Know IN the video


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