Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. Developed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski and produced by Warner Bros. Animation (now under Warner Bros brand via WarnerMedia), it originally aired on the Fox Kids network from September 5th 1992 to September 15th 1995 with a total of 85 action packed episodes (Cartoon Network and Kids WB via weekday/weekend syndication). For the final fifteen episodes, the series was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin, which was also used for reruns of earlier episodes. The series became the first spawning further animated TV series, feature films, comic books and video games with most of the same creative talent.
The series was praised for its thematic aesthetics, darker tone, artistic presentation, and modernization of its title character's crime-fighting origins. Wizard magazine also ranked it #2 of the greatest animated television shows of all time. TV Guide ranked it the seventh-greatest cartoon of all time. The widespread acclaim led the series to win four Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program.