Review: One of the indelible aspects about the original Batman TV series was the instantly catchy swinging ’60s theme for the show. You know it when you hear it and there’s nothing else quite like it. From out of nowhere, Warner Brothers recently released a new DC Original Animated Movie called Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders featuring a very welcome return to the original series, featuring original cast members Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar reprising their iconic roles in voiceover fashion. But not only that, the score (clocking in at 72:30 minutes) by collaborators Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis, and Michael McCuiston is spot-on in recreating the mood, atmosphere, and textures of not just the original series but Batman: The Animated Series and Danny Elfman’s score to Batman as well. It’s a sweet sounding hybrid, vibrant with 4-color fantasy comic book styles soundscapes, and the three composers – who previously worked together on the DC Original Animated projects Batman: The Killing Joke and Justice League: The Animated Series – have turned in their best work yet.

La La Land Records has just released a limited edition soundtrack CD of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in a beautiful looking package. It’s limited to only 1500 units, so grab one before they’re gone!


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About the Author

david j. moore

david j. moore is the author of World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies and the upcoming book The Good, the Tough and the Deadly: Action Movies and Stars, coming April, 2016 from Schiffer Publishing.