Monday, August 30, 2010

BATMAN: The Animated Series Writer's Bible

Okay. So this isn't the original Pitch Bible for BATMAN: The Animated Series - but it is the Writer's Bible that would have been commissioned during the show's development. This is massive, gorgeous - and goes into much more detail than you would ever do on a 'regular' animated show.


Because BATMAN is a property with a canon. There is a history that has to be adhered to, or reconciled with. If you fail to address Batman's history - who he is, where he came from, why he does what he does - then it isn't Batman.

An original property doesn't have that sort of history, allowing your writers more freedom to create the canon of your series. Also, BATMAN had a HUGE budget, the kind we're not likely to see again.


  1. this is awesome. How much was the budget by the way? Was it bigger than the Simpson's budget when it started?

  2. I have no idea what the budget was for Batman. It had to be big, considering that it was an "A" level production.

    Not sure about The Simpsons. To the best of my recollection, it started small and grew very quickly. No one expected it to become the mega-hit that it did.