The producers pull back the curtain on the Batman ’66 animated film.
By now, you’ve had a chance to check out Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which is now available for download. (If you’re into hard copies, it’ll be out on DVD and Blu-Ray on 11/1.)
So what better time to hear from the producers? No better time!
I interviewed co-writers and producers Michael Jelenic and James Tucker, plus director Rick Morales, as part of a media roundtable at New York Comic Con — and now you can listen in.
I’ve made the audio available to John S. Drew for another special episode of The Batcave Podcast. (Click here to listen.)
Here’s just some of what they talk about:
— Their favorite Batman ’66 episodes.
— The voice casting — not just West, Ward and Newmar but the actors who play the Joker, Riddler, et al.
— The character and set designs.
— The pressures of creating an homage that doesn’t lapse into self-parody.
— The ingredients that make the movie indelibly Batman ’66.
So again, check it out by clicking here.
And if you somehow missed the Adam West interview, click here.
For an interview with Burt Ward, click here.
Julie Newmar? Click here.
November 15, 2018
I wish they had used the original sound effects for the Batmobile. That really was a missing to me. The Batmobile was as much a character in the original series as the actors, and so easy to get right. I also hated the redesign of the Batcave in both movies. Nothing was wrong with the original design.