For many years, the camp and silliness of the original 1966 'Batman' TV series was reviled by fans, but with the booming interest in comic books and a more nuanced appreciation for history, the first on-screen incarnation of Bob Kane's classic hero 'Batman' will soon be revived as an animated film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, the film will feature the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward - the very first Batman and Robin.
With the release last year of the complete 1966 series for the first time on home video, many Batman fans are only now being introduced to the classic series, even if they know who Adam West is - thanks to 'Family Guy'. Now, according to SuperHeroHype, Burt Ward took to the microphone to announce the upcoming revival during a recent Batman panel. "You can look forward to a new animated Batman, full length 90-minute feature, coming out on the 50th anniversary. One of possibly two, but for sure one, that Adam and I are doing the voices for".
The 50th anniversary of the original Batman TV series will be celebrated next year.