In an interview with 13th Dimension to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of “Batman: The Animated Sequence” in 2017, Bruce Timm detailed the method of getting the present on the air, which included placing collectively a two-minute animated sequence from the pilot to persuade community executives to select it up. By the point it was completed, the sequence was green-lit. Nevertheless, that did not cease the sequence from floating across the trade, and ultimately discovering itself on the lap of a number of influential figures in Batman’s tenured history.
On the animation facet of issues, director and storyboard artist Dan Riba, who ultimately labored on the present and its spin-offs, acquired an early peek at “Batman: The Animated Sequence” and revealed his preliminary response: “I’ve to work on this! I’ve started working on this factor!” In the meantime, author and story editor Sean Catherine Derek concurred: “Let’s face it, that present appeared superior. It was superior!”
The scene made its technique to the comedian e book trade, too. Legendary “Batman” comedian author Dennis O’Neil was impressed, to say the least:
“I used to be sitting in my workplace someday and these two guys from California got here in and requested if they might present me one thing. And so they put a tape on the machine, and what was on the tape was what grew to become the opening of the TV present, the primary minute or so of animated motion. And I used to be impressed. I’m not a giant fan of animation and particularly not of TV animation, nevertheless it appeared to me like they have been fixing the issues I perceived.“