Fans who have been waiting years for a remastered Blu-ray box set of Batman: The Animated Series will have to wait a little longer than expected for the show's release -- but when it does arrive, it will come with an unexpected bonus. Warner Bros. Animation has announced that the limited edition deluxe set, which includes every episode (109 of them) from the show, now includes a digital copy of the entire series.
The collection has been rescheduled for release on Oct. 30, 2018, a slight delay from the previously announced Oct. 16 release date. In addition to every episode, the set includes a series of lenticular art cards and three special edition Funko POP! collectible figures.
The acclaimed animated series will also be available on DC Comics’ premium streaming service, DC Universe, when the platform launches this fall, in all its hi-definition, remastered glory.
Batman: The Animated Series ran for two seasons from 1992 to 1995, airing over 80 episodes. In its later run, the show went under the titles of The Adventures is Batman & Robin and The New Batman Adventures, with the original run ending in 1999. Celebrating its 25th anniversary last September, Batman: The Animated Series was the first show in DC’s modern animated universe (DCAU), produced by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm. Bringing together iconic voice casts like Kevin Conroy’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Mark Hamill’s Joker, the “Dark Deco” aesthetic mixed with three-dimension character’s resulted in B:TAS becoming one of the most beloved interpretations of the Batman character to date.