Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar Star In New Batman Animated Film

The stars of the classic Batman ’66 television series have returned for a brand new animated [...]

The stars of the classic Batman '66 television series have returned for a brand new animated movie. Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar will lend their voices to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.

West, Ward, and Newmar will reprise their respective roles as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman. The trailer (released via EW) also teases appearances by other villains like the Joker, Riddler, and Penguin.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment will release Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders on Digital HD on Oct. 11, and on Blu-ray on Nov. 1.

The classic Batman television series ran from 1966 through 1969. The series saw West and Ward as the Dynamic Duo battling the colorful rogues of Gotham City, including Newmar's Catwoman. The series was previously made into a live action film.

The Batman television series defined the character for a generation, changing him from a pulp noir detective into something more playful and silly. The pop art sound effects and scenery chewing performances went even beyond that, becoming the go to imagery for superheroes in general within the mainstream.

Given its source material, and judging by the trailer, the tone of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is the polar opposite of the most recent Batman animated feature, Batman: The Killing Joke. That film was based on the 1988 Alan Moore and Brian Bolland graphic novel, which is widely regarded as the darkest Batman story ever told. After that deep dive into the dark corners of the Batman's mythology, something lighter and more fun will be welcome change of pace.