Thursday, December 12, 2019

Coloring Pages of the Classic Batman TV Series

The Dynamic Duo!

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Batman! (all photos courtesy Batman/ABC/20th Century Fox/DC Comics).
Everybody loves the Batman!

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Batman, also known as the Caped Crusader, fights crime while posing as a rich playboy.

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Batman was created by DC Comics and has been a fixture in the comic book universe for many decades.

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Unlike recent representations, Batman often has been portrayed in a lighthearted fashion which is perfectly in keeping with the holiday season.

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While the story of Batman has become a series of blockbuster films, many fans still remember it best as the 1966-1968 television series that aired on ABC-TV. This page has some Batman TV series coloring pages free and downloadable.

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Batman is a fictional character who was created by Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. The Batman character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.

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The 1960s television series was not the first time that Batman appeared on film. In fact, the character (first called "the Bat-Man") was featured in a 1943 black-and-white serial series that spanned 15 chapters and was shown in theaters.

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In fact, the theatrical re-release of the 1943 serial in 1965 is what gave producers the inspiration to bring the character back in a television series.

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The star of the television series was Adam West. As Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne, he engaged in adventures with his partner, Robin/Dick Grayson, played by Burt Ward.

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The distinguishing feature of the television series was a humorous and lighthearted attitude that many viewed as camp. It also was very colorful, as color televisions were just becoming popular and producers wanted to take full advantage of it.

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Batman and Robin live in Gotham City. They fight a variety of colorful villains who have descriptive nicknames that reveal their primary criminal traits.

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Batman and Robin work closely with the Gotham City police. When they need Batman's help, the police send a Bat-signal that reflects off of clouds.

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Even though the television series aired for only parts of three seasons, it often aired more than once a week. This led to the creation of 120 episodes, which now would be enough for four or five weekly seasons.

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Batman and Robin rode in their distinctive Batmobile, which was a modified 1950s concept car that never entered production.

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The Batman television series used a lot of gimmicks that created a distinctive look that has never been equaled.

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These gimmicks included tilting the camera to make certain scenes appear off-kilter and written descriptive words such as "Wham!" and "Pow!" shown in comic book style.

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The Batmobile was parked in the Bat Cave underneath Wayne Manor on the outskirts of Gotham City.

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The Batmobile would leave the Bat Cave via a hidden tunnel that led out to a road.

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The villains in the Batman television series were colorful and hammy.

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These villains were led by the Joker, played by Cesar Romero. Many of these villains appeared several times on the series.

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Frank Gorshin played the Riddler.

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John Astin also played the Riddler in a few episodes.

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Batman and Robin were helped by Batgirl, played by Yvonne Craig. She was the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and was an inexperienced but enthusiastic crimefighter.

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Batgirl often wound up needing to be saved herself.

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Julie Newmar played Catwoman for most of the series. She wore a black skintight catsuit.

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Some people forget that two other women also played Catwoman.

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One of the other women who played Catwomen was singer Eartha Kitt.

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Lee Meriwether played Catwoman in the related Batman film that otherwise featured the same actors and characters as the television series.

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Burgess Meredith played the Penguin. He liked to smoke using a long cigaret holder.

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Meredith later appeared in the "Rocky" films.

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When Adam West passed away in 2017, the Los Angeles police sent a Bat-Signal into the night sky as a tribute.

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The only surviving main cast member as of this writing is Burt Ward.

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There were many other memorable villains aside from the main ones.

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These villains include, among others, Mr. Freeze, Mad Hatter, King Tut, Egghead, Marsha Queen of Diamonds, Shame, Louie the Lilac, and Lord Marmaduke Ffogg.

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One of the enduring images of the television series was when Batman and Robin climbed the sides of buildings.

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Top stars of the day such as Jerry Lewis and Sammie Davis Jr. would pop out of windows and greet the Dynamic Duo.

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The producer was William Dozier. He also narrated the series.

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Dozier told viewers at the end of episodes that they should return for future episodes at the "Same bat time, same bat channel."

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Batman and Robin were aided in their adventures by their faithful butler, Alfred, played by Alan Napier.

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Commissioner James Gordon of the Gotham City Police Department was played by Neil Hamilton. He would summon the Dynamic Duo either using the Bat-Signal or the Batphone.

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Many of the characters and plots in the episodes were drawn from the comic book adventures of Batman and Robin.

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Because "Batman" was aimed at children, the characters were scrupulously careful to follow safe practices such as fastening seat belts in the Batmobile.

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When in real trouble, Batman would use special items in his utility belt to get out of trouble. Sometimes these items were quite large.

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