THE NEW AVENTURES BATMAN 1977 Nov 6, 2006 21:43:08 GMT -5
Post by filmationbatmanfan on Nov 6, 2006 21:43:08 GMT -5
filmationbatmanfan said:One interesting note. I find it interesting when it came to Catwoman, we saw 2 completely different versions in both Filmation series.
1: In the Adventures of Batman (1968) Filmation used the incarnation of Catwoman that was in the comics at the time during the late 1960's with the green outfit. Only thing was, Jane Webb's voice portrayal of Catwoman was too screechy. Sounded more like a witch.
2: In the New Adventures of Batman (1977), Filmation dreamed up that new yellow and orange outfit since I don't recall seeing that version in any comics. However, I loved Melendy Britt's voice over for Catwoman. She had a very sexy and seductive voice.
I have only seen the 1977 Catwoman, and she was intriguing. I have not seen the 1968 version, but hope to. I know that Jane Webb, who did the 1968 Feline Fatale, was already older by that time, so this was not surprising. Also, these cartoons were not like cartoons done 35 years later, where more care was taken. Many performers, such as Ted Knight, were stretched very, very thin, doing many roles.
That is so true. You can blame economics on that. Animation studios operated on shoestring budgets and only used 4 actors per show it seemed for all sorts of acting roles. Ted Knight was truly a master of his craft voicing Pa Kent and various male characters on Superboy, Aquaman's villains and male supporting players on Aquaman, various male characters and villains on the DC Heroes, and finally, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, the Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, Mad Hatter, the Judge, Doll Man, Simon the Pieman, and various male characters as well as the narrator on all these shows. If I were in his shoes, I would have been honored to have been selected to play all those roles.