Last year, Bruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zach Snyder worked together on the Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short. If the name Bruce Timm sounds familiar – which it should – he is the man responsible for Batman: The Animated Series of the 90’s, widely considered to be the Golden Age of Warner Bros. Animation. And, to commemorate Batman’s 75th anniversary, Timm is making a return to produce Batman: Strange Days.
A brand new short from featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, ‘Strange Days’ sees The Dark Knight tracking a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.
The animation style is similar to the last season of The Batman Adventures, which changed in order to create a continuity with Superman: The Animated Series. Like the original series, the setting is inspired by the 1940s. Clearly influenced by film noir, the black-and-white visual aesthetics create an old school crime drama vibe.
Are you excited to see Bruce Timm return to the world of Batman? Did you like Batman: The Animated Series? Which episode was your favorite?
Batman: Strange Days is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 after Teen Titans Go!