This is neat.
Reader Travis Meidell sent over this really cool video he put together outlining the Joker’s history in animation.
It traces the Clown Prince of Crime from his first cartoon appearance in the Batman ’66 opening credits all the way through the upcoming Batman Ninja.
Meidell details the voice casting*, as well as the Joker’s shifting styles. He even includes forgotten gems like his (and Batman’s) appearance on Sesame Street.
Check it out — and check out his Saturday Morning Batman account on Instagram (@SaturdayMorningBatman), which celebrates the different iterations of Batman in cartoons and comics:
* Travis credits Larry Storch as the Joker in the 1968 Filmation series — as do others. John S. Drew and I have discussed the matter on The Batcave Podcast (click here) and are in the camp that believes it was Ted Knight.