Watch the animated tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary

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“Batman: Strange Days” is supposed to be a tribute to the Dark Knight on his 75th anniversary, and it is, but more than anything the DC animated short, airing soon on Cartoon Network and now above, is a love letter to the long-gone but not forgotten Batman: The Animated Series. And it makes sense, with that series’ creator, Bruce Timm, coming back to bring us a moody, 1930s-style adventure with the long-eared detective facing off against the evil Hugo Strange.

Last fall, Tim teamed up with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder to create a rousing tribute to Superman. That piece, while entertaining, wasn’t a complete story like “Strange Days” almost is.

Timm talks about the short’s development in a recent DC All Access video, below:

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