If you grew up as a child in the 90s or beyond or just love cartoons and ‘Batman,’ it is likely you’ve seen and loved quite a bit of ‘Batman: The Animated Series.’ Now, the voice of The Dark Knight himself Kevin Conroy is sharing which of the episodes is his favorite. If you’ve seen the entire series this episode is likely going to be in your top ten favorites as well so it isn’t too surprising that the actor loved what he did in it.
“My favorite episode of Batman: The Animated Series would probably be ‘Perchance to Dream.’ I love many of the episodes, but that one… What’s made the character fun for me to play is his complexity, his darkness. All of that is rooted in the loss of his parents when he was a child, and anything that deals with that psychology and that psychodrama that he lives in makes it fun for me as an actor.”
If you’re unfamiliar with “Perchance to Dream,” it follows Batman chasing criminals into a warehouse and suddenly things go black. This was much like a Batman version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” where suddenly Bruce Wayne wakes up in his bed only to discover that he was never Batman. His parents are alive and there is no Robin. To top it off, he is engaged to the love of his life Selina Kyle.
Without Batman, Bruce Wayne seems to have a perfect life. Only we soon learn that there is another Batman protecting Gotham City and he is doing a job that puts Bruce’s work to shame. It ends up with the two fighting only for Batman to emerge from this dream to find that the Mad Hatter had set this up as a trap.
It really was an iconic episode that showed us just how strong of a personality Bruce had in the series and it pulled off some fantastic voice acting work by Conroy.
Is “Perchance to Dream” one of your favorite ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ episodes? Which one did you enjoy above all others when it came to this take of The Dark Knight? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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