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Revisiting BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS

Relive the Batman 75th anniversary animated short, STRANGE DAYS, from BTAS executive producer Bruce Timm.

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Batman: Strange Days (Warner Bros. Animation)

Back in 2014 one of the world greatest heroes, Batman, celebrated his 75th birthday. The occasion was marked by huge celebrations as comic cons around the world as well as plenty of landmark comics and the release of LEGO Batman 3.

The year also marked the release of two brilliant animated shorts, “Batman Beyond” and “Batman: Strange Days.” The latter is back in the headlines this week after it’s name was mentioned during Saturday’s DC FanDome event.

Before we get to that news, why not relive the brilliant short in the player below…

The film pits Batman (Kevin Conroy) against Hugo Strange (Brian George) and Solomon Grundy (voiced by Bruce Timm) in a black and white, 40s inspired adventure. When a young woman (Tara Strong) is kidnapped by Strange, Batman swoops in to save the day from his classic Batwing aircraft.

The short takes the noir styling of Batman: The Animated Series and ramps up the atmosphere to new levels. It’s this styling which is discussed by Batman: Caped Crusader executive producers Bruce Timm, JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves during their FanDome presentation. In case you missed it you can check out the full talk in the player below:

Legendary DC animation producer James Tucker also appears as part of the panel and discusses the importance of Strange Days in pitching the Caped Crusader show. Whilst, sadly, the new series won’t be black and white it certainly seems like a classic-era Batman will be next to hit our television screens.

Did you enjoy Strange Days? Let us know what you think of plans for the new animated series in the comments below!


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