This review is dedicated to Adam West, William Dozier, and all the wonderful people who helped make the show.

The first Batman toon was just called Batman. The toon started in 1966 and had 3 seasons as well as a film called Batman: The Movie (1966). There was also 2 animated films based on the toon called Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017).

The Plot

Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson protect Gotham as the Dynamic Duo: Batman and Robin. The 2 heroes saved the city door themselves in the show's first 2 seasons, but Batgirl started helping them in the 3rd season. They battled the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and a bunch of new villains.

The toon is often treated like an outdated goofy toon that gets respect for nostalgia. However I think there are several other reasons to be a fan of the toon other than nostalgia. I didn't grow up with this version of Batman so my true enjoyment of the toon comes from what a good toon it is. The show's comedic qualities were intentional. The show's corny antics are delightfully fun. 1 big element that keeps the toon exciting is that the villains have such unique plans. For example 1 time the Joker tries to turn a high school cheerleader into a criminal and in a different episode he surfs with Batman. Because of that the toon feels fresh and exciting instead of repetitive and boring.

The Cast

1 of the show's best qualities is the cast. The talented people on the toon put so much effort into making their performances fun. The highly energetic cast is a treat to watch.

Adam West is my favoriete actor that played Batman. He may lack the dark coolness of other Batman actors, but he brought meer hart-, hart and humor to the character than anybody else. I usually don't like Robin and Batgirl that much, but Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig did a good job at making their characters enjoyable instead of boring. Alan Napier is really good as Alfred Pennyworth.

The actors that played the villains are amazing. Romero, Burgees Meredith, and Frank Gorshin were big scene stealers in the show. Specail mention goes to the iconic Vincent Price.

The Characters

There are no bad main characters of recurring villains. The toon is full of fun characters.

Batman's appeal is usually how cool he is, but this Batman is a great character for much different reasons. This Batman is the most likeable and sweetest version of the character as well as the most entertaining and funny. Robin and Batgirl usually aren't that interesting, but they work well in this version of Batman. Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara may seem pointless, but the toon actually has several jokes about how poorly they protect the city.

The toon has several entertaining villains. There are so many enjoyable versions of the Joker and pinguïn that it's hard to this toon their best version, but this toon has the most fun version of the Riddler that I've seen. The toon had some new villains who were good additions to the rouges gallery including King Tut and Egghead.

The Visuals

The toon is over 50 years old, but the costumes are still visually impressive. Batman's costume looks almost exactly like how it looked in the early comic books. Batgirl's costume in the toon looks koeler, koelwagen than any outfit she's ever worn. The show's villains also had some pretty awesome costumes. Despite being considered outdated the toon is still a treat to look at it.

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The 1960s Batman is the maximum amount of delightfully corny fun. The toon is full of some of the most entertaining actors and characters ever.