'Batman: The Animated Series' to Make HD Debut on DC Universe

Batman: The Animated Series is headed to DC Universe and it's going to look shinier than ever.

The soon-to-launch DC Entertainment streaming service DC Universe has released a new teaser video revealing that it will host Batman: The Animated Series to stream in high definition, making it the first time the classic 1990s series has ever been available in high definition.

Check out the teaser above.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about Batman: The Animated Series’ HD treatment, such as whether this is a full remaster or simply an increase in resolution. There’s also no word on whether the HD episodes will be cropped to fit 16:9 aspect ratio televisions as opposed to the 4:3 ratio that the episodes were originally broadcast in. A change in aspect ratio could cause problems, much as it did when Buffy the Vampire Slayer made the change.

Batman: The Animated Series recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and so has seen a lot of new attention. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that the series would finally be coming to the Blu-ray format. There was also a new DC Universe Original Movie from Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce Timm set in that series’ timeline titled Batman and Harley Quinn. The 1993 film based on the series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, also recently received the Blu-ray treatment.

Additionally, the series has seen a lot of new merchandise, everything from action figures and Funko Pop! vinyl figures to a brand new board game and the universe’s HeroClix debut.

Batman: The Animated Series will be joining a lineup of DC Entertainment content that includes previous television series and movies and original TV series, both live-action and animated, plus curated comics and more.


Are you excited for Batman: The Animated Series to make its high definition debut on DC Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments!

The DC Universe streaming service is expected to debut sometime in 2018.