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TV’s Original Caped Crusaders Return in New Batman Animated Film

This morning, Entertainment Weekly broke the story  that Adam West is returning to the role that made him not only famous, but a household name and pop-culture icon 50 years ago this year, Batman. West, along with the voice talents of the original television Robin and Catwoman Julie Newmar are swinging back onto TV Screens this October in Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders!

Dynamic Duo in Mortal Danger

In this teaser trailer we see the classic dynamic duo nearly fricasseed at death’s door when news of this feature-length animated motion picture breaks and The Dark Night stages a daring escape along with Robin to bring us more tidbits about the new film, teasing that we will also see The Joker, The Riddler, Penguin and more! Check out the trailer below.

Original Series is Beloved by Millions

Adam West and Burt Ward portrayed Batman and Robin from 1966-1968, which ran for 120 episodes, and also starred in Batman the Movie, also in 1966. The series and film were well known and beloved for its campy style and comic-book style action, often using animated slides saying things like, “BLAM,” and, “Splat,” to emphasize the Caped Crusaders’, Bat-powered attacks.

How to Watch Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment, will be released for Digital HD on Oct. 11 and Blu-Ray on Nov. 1.

Who’s ready for the return of Adam West and Burt Ward?  


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Tim Piland

Timothy Piland is a classically trained tenor and opera singer. He was born and raised in the Springfield, Mo. Area.

He has performed Roles for Springfield Little Theater, Vandivort Theater, Springfield Regional Opera and Mobile Opera. He has also worked for the Puccini Festival, and the Kansas City Lyric Opera.

In his performing career he has performed roles in: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Man of La Mancha, Die Fledermouse, La Fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi and many other shows.

In 2007, he toured the United Kingdom with the Church of the Incarnation out of Dallas, Texas. This included a week long engagement at Westminster Abbey, as well as a 9 day engagement at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2009 he originated the role of the Priest in "Frankenstein, Monster" by Le Wlhelm at the Gilloiz Theater.

He appeared onstage as Rupert Giles for, "A Class Act productions," in their ongoing presentation of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Reader’s Theatre Parody, from March 2010-July 2013.

In November 2011, he made his directoral debut, directing "Star Trek Live Onstage: The Trouble with Tribbles," also for "A Class Act." He went on to direct 14 of the next 17 episodes of that live stage show.

Each Christmas you can also catch him at the historic Pythian Castle where he performs in a, "Night of the Dueling Santas," a Christmas dinner show of his own writing. He has been the Ghost Tour Guide for the castle since 2010.

He has been featured on The Discovery Channel, SYFY Channel, The History Channel, NPR.

He is the founder of Harvest Moon Productions and oversees events ranging from concerts to straight plays. He is currently writing a book called "Ghostly Tales From Pythian Castle," which hopefully will see production at some point in 2014.

In 2013 he was cast as Dr. Howard Lagrasse in the 5 episode silent Horror web series SHADOW BOUND, for Arcane Productions. Most recently he was cast in a role in the feature film EVERYTHING, for Parallax Studio.

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