Dig These 13 Groovy FILMATION BATMAN Original Animation Cels

Simple beauty…

In case you missed the news earlier this week, Warner Bros. Discovery will be releasing a remastered Blu-ray set of Filmation’s 1968 The Adventures of Batman in 2023. (Click here for all the funky details.)

Anyway, that put me on the hunt for 13 original animation cels to pretty up the place.

Most of these came from Heritage Auctions’ website and some of the backgrounds feature generic art. But the cels themselves are gloriously groovy. As best I can tell, they’re all 1968 vintage, as opposed to being from 1977’s New Adventures of Batman. (The provenance isn’t always accurate or clear.)

Either way, these are fab — so dig ’em. Oh, and the last one just happens to be from the show’s most scintillating sequence.

Right on.


— The FILMATION BATMAN Index. Click here.

— 1968’s FILMATION BATMAN to Get Remastered Blu-ray Release in 2023. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I gotta admit, that’s a pretty cool design for the Batmobile! And animated Barbara Gordon… Hubba-hubba!

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  2. These cels are absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if WBD’s remaster of the ’68 “Batman” cartoon was able to reference its production cels at all?

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  3. I own a few of the BATMAN Filmation cels in my little collection, plus a Hanna-Barbera Batman SUPERFRIENDS cel, too!

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  4. I have the series on DVD and even those look great in HD, but these cels look amazing! It’s a fun show too.

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  5. Some of these cels were selling on eBay a few years ago for very reasonable prices. I got a Superman cel, and a couple of Batman cels for my collection. Great pieces of animation history!

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