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Encyclopedia > Robin in other media

This article is about the comic book superhero Robin as he appears in other media, such as films, television and radio. Dick Grayson, the first Robin, is generally the Robin which is portrayed. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Robin is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...


For decades, Robin rarely appeared withh Batman. The only exceptions have been animated stories featuring Robin as a member of the Teen Titans. Furthermore, from the 1940s to 1980s, Grayson was generally portrayed as being in a teenager or adult. This was somewhat different from comic books, as Grayson started out at the age of eight. Teen Titans redirects here. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... A young woman who is 18 years old. ...


Also from the 1940s to 1980s, Robin has appeared in the clalsic comic book suit of Grayson. However, since the 1990s, Dick Grayson's original "pixie" outfit has been avoided in other media. Instead, Robin usually wears a costume similar to the original uniform of Tim Drake, the third and current Robin in the comics. Drake, who was introduced near the end of the 1980s, has only been identified as the secret identity of Robin once in other media. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Pixies are mythical creatures of English folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...

Contents

1940s

  • Batman's radio series with Robin, the Batman Mystery Club, in which Batman told ghost stories, never aired. One episode was made: "Monster of Dumphrey's Hall".
  • During radio broadcasts of the Adventures of Superman radio drama Batman and Robin were paired with Superman over the years from September 15, 1945 to 1949. The pairing was pure novelty. The Batman and Robin appearances provided time off for Bud Collyer, the voice of Superman on radio. These episodes called for Superman to be occupied elsewhere and the crime fighting would be handled by Batman and Robin. On that series the voice of Robin was played by Ronald Liss.

There were two Batman serials released in the 1940s, starring the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. ... Douglas Croft (1926-1963) was an early American child actor who is best remembered for being the first actor to portray the DC Comics character Robin, the Boy Wonder in a 1943 serial simply titled Batman. ... Ghost Stories (Japanese: 学校の怪談, Gakkō no Kaidan, School Ghost Stories) is a twenty-one-episode anime series created in 2000 by animation studio Aniplex for Fuji Television, based on a manga series by Yosuke Takahashi. ... This article is about the character. ... Radio drama is a form of audio storytelling broadcast on radio. ... Bud Collyer on Beat The Clock, 1957 Bud Collyer (b. ... This article is about the character. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article is about Johnny Duncan and the Blue Grass Boys. ... Batman and Robin is a 15 episode serial based off the Batman comic by Bob Kane, starring Robert Lowery as Batman, Johnny Duncan as Robin and Jane Adams as Vicki Vale. ...

1960s to early 1980s

Burt Ward as Robin.
Burt Ward as Robin.

In the campy 1960s Batman television series and its 1966 movie offshoot, Robin (Dick Grayson) was played by Burt Ward. Burt's version of Robin was known for the catchphrase: "Holy [relevant pun], Batman." Burt Ward as Robin This work is copyrighted. ... Burt Ward as Robin This work is copyrighted. ... Burt Ward as Robin Burt Ward (born July 6, 1945) is best remembered for his work as Robin, the Boy Wonder, in the 1960s television series, Batman. ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... Batman was released in 1966 as the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Burt Ward as Robin Burt Ward (born July 6, 1945) is best remembered for his work as Robin, the Boy Wonder, in the 1960s television series, Batman. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


In DC Comics related cartoon series produced by Filmation and Hanna-Barbera throughout the 1970s and 1980s such as the Super Friends, Robin (Dick Grayson) was voiced by Casey Kasem or Burt Ward. Both the live-action and animated versions wore the standard Robin costume, much like the film serial versions of the 1940s. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The first Filmation logo. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... The title card for the first Super Friends series. ... Casey Kasem (born Kemal Amin Kasem on April 27, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan) is a Lebanese-American radio personality and voice actor. ... Burt Ward as Robin Burt Ward (born July 6, 1945) is best remembered for his work as Robin, the Boy Wonder, in the 1960s television series, Batman. ...


Late 1980s to late 1990s

Film

Robin did not appear in the Tim Burton movies Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). This was the first time in which Batman and Robin were not presented as an inseparable pair to those who did not read the comics at all. An unused idea from the first film shows his parents murdered by the Joker. The special edition version of the DVD has an animated storyboard sequence of one of the scenes from this subplot, the scene in which Dick Grayson's parents are killed. He would have been played by Ricky Addison Reed appeared as Robin by the end of the film. Burton felt it was unimportant to the story and cut Robin altogether. Due to Loren Lester being absent, Dick Grayson's voice was provided by Jason Hillhouse in this special feature. In an earlier script of Batman Returns, he was portrayed as a technologically savvy street kid who would help Batman following his narrow escape when The Penguin tried to kill him. Later on, he would play a crucial role in Batman's final confrontation with The Penguin. He is simply known as "Robin", and has no known real name. He was to be played by Marlon Wayans. Timothy William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Batman DVD cover, 1997 release version Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Loren Lester is an actor of stage, screen, and voice, best known for his portrayal of DC Comics superhero Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in the numerous Batman animated series and features. ... Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ...

After the 1980s, Robin would appear again, but not in Dick Grayson's classic costume. In Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever (1995), with Val Kilmer as the Dark Knight, Grayson's parents were murdered by Two-Face during a hostage situation at the annual Gotham Circus. The movie featured Chris O'Donnell at age 24 portraying the role of a Robin who met Batman and became a costumed hero in his late teens. O'Donnell reprised the role again in the 1997 film Batman & Robin with George Clooney as the Batman. In those films, the tension between Batman and Robin was greater than in most adaptations. In Batman Forever, his costume closely resembles the Robin uniform worn by Tim Drake. In the latter film, Robin's costume resembled Dick Grayson's third "Nightwing" costume, but with rubber nipples, a cape and red/crimson coloring instead of blue. This latter outfit has been compared to the "Renegade" outfit Dick Grayson wore in comic books many years after the films. Image File history File links GRRRR_. ... Image File history File links GRRRR_. ... Chris ODonnell (born on 26 June 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is the fourth installment in the comic book-inspired film series initiated by Tim Burton. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Batman Forever is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design, and Danny Elfmans theme, which was scrapped... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Two-Face is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ... Chris ODonnell (born on 26 June 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ... Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is the fourth installment in the comic book-inspired film series initiated by Tim Burton. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Batman Forever is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design, and Danny Elfmans theme, which was scrapped... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Animation

The first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, which debuted in 1992, featured Robin/Dick Grayson, voiced by Loren Lester, only occasionally because he was attending college. In its third and final season (1994–1995), the show was retitled The Adventures of Batman and Robin as Robin appeared regularly. In the series, Dick Grayson wore a costume much like Tim Drake's original suit. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Loren Lester is an actor of stage, screen, and voice, best known for his portrayal of DC Comics superhero Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in the numerous Batman animated series and features. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


In the reinvention of the series, Batman: Gotham Knights (1997–1999), Dick Grayson became Nightwing, and his place as Robin was taken by Tim Drake, voiced by Mathew Valencia. The animated series continuity does not include Jason Todd by name, but the cartoon's Drake is described as a combination of a young Grayson, Todd and Drake. Between his origin and appearance in Batman: Return of the Joker, he mostly resembled Todd in storyline while bearing little resemblance to the comic book's Tim Drake. A 2006 costume adopted by Drake in the comics seems very similar to the animated Drake's red and black outfit. A version of the Carrie Kelly Robin also makes a short appearance in Batman: Gotham Knights, in a dream sequence in the episode "Legends of the Dark Knight." Batman: Gotham Knights was one of several alternate titles for Batman: The Animated Series. ... Mathew Valencia (born December 12, 1983) is an American actor and voice actor [1] who has been involved in film and animation. ... A classic image of Batman and Robin reinterpreted by painter Alex Ross. ... Legends of the Dark Knight Legends of the Dark Knight is the title of an episode from The New Batman Adventures. ...


2000s

  • In the Krypto the Superdog episode, "Bathound and the Robin", a robin called "Robbie" is saved by Ace the Bathound and wants to be Ace's sidekick, much to the dismay of Ace. Robbie's costume resembled the classic outfit of Dick Grayson.
  • In a June 2005 interview, Christopher Nolan, the director of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, revealed that as long as he is directing the franchise, Robin will not be appearing. Since Christian Bale is portraying Batman as a young man at the time of Year One, Robin is still a little kid at this point.[1] When asked who he would cast if he was forced to, Nolan replied "Frankie Muniz," jokingly saying "if he doesn't age too quickly."
  • Lego produced its Lego Batman line of licensed sets in 2006, currently into its first wave. The 7783-The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion set features Robin in the classic costume with a mini speedboat. 7785-Arkham Asylum includes Nightwing and his motorcycle as well.
  • Robin is a playable character in both the "Story" and "Master of Games" modes for the console Teen Titans game.
  • Robin will be featured in the DC DTV movie Justice League: New Frontier.

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Teen Titans animated series

The Cartoon Network series Teen Titans appears to be an adaptation of the New Teen Titans comic book series. One similarity is that both series have the character Robin, who also acts as the team's leader. In the comic book series (as noted above), Dick Grayson is Robin. In the animated series, his costume is still closely modeled on Tim Drake's, as in the 1990s. Robin, voiced by Scott Menville, has not been referred to by any full name. This non-identity is intentional, according to both Sam Register and Glen Murakami. Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... The Teen Titans (also The New Teen Titans, The New Titans, and The Titans) is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Scott David Menville (born February 12, 1965) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... Sam Register is the Vice President of Cartoon Network. ... Glen Murakami has worked on several television programs, most notably for the DC Animated Universe, especially the animated series of the Teen Titans. ...


However, several clues have indicated that this Robin is Dick Grayson. Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...

Robin and the future Nightwing from the Teen Titans animated series.
Robin and the future Nightwing from the Teen Titans animated series.

A time-travel themed episode of the animated series showed a future where Robin has taken on the role of Nightwing (a role taken up by Dick Grayson). In a later episode, an alternate universe Robin with the exact same DNA shows up named "Nosyarg Kcid", which is "Dick Grayson" spelled backwards. This latter clue was confirmed by the creators at a panel at the 2005 San Diego Comic Con.[2] Image File history File links Robinnightwing1. ... Image File history File links Robinnightwing1. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... This page contains a list of the minor characters made specifically for Teen Titans. ...


In many instances, Robin's relationship to Batman is heavily referenced. In the Season 5 episode "Go", just before Robin attacks a thief, bats fly at him. After a while the thief says, "Aren't you supposed to be with—" only to be interrupted by Robin who says "Just moved here. I work alone now". Throughout the episode, he says he doesn't want to be in a team again so soon. In another episode, "Haunted", Raven uses her powers to enter Robin's mind; one of the images she sees is Robin's shadow in a cave area swearing an oath to someone. When Robin rejects Slade in "Apprentice: Part 2", he mentions "I already have a father", and then the screen shows a shot of a dark sky with bats flying through it, also referring to Batman. In that same episode, a battle ensues on top of a building that says, WAYNE ENTERPRISES. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


There are also some references that this Robin is Tim Drake.


Some references claim that Tim Drake was at one of Dick Grayson's circus performances and when Raven looked through Robin's mind, the circus is seen from an audience member's perspective. Also, the father reference could mean that Batman took the place of Tim Drakes father as Tim was fairly young when his real father died/vanished. Also, this may be a continued series from Batman: The Animated Series, which would imply Tim Drake. Evidence that this is a sequal series is in the show Static Shock, Batman (from Batman: The Animated Series) made a cameo. Static: "Where's Robin?" Batman: "With the Titans." Static: "The who?" Batman: "You'll meet them someday." Also, the appearance of Speedy in both Justice League and Teen Titans implies that both series are of the same timeline. Another link is that in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, they said Robin left after Joker's death to fight crime on his own after Batman forbade him from being Robin and Tim Drake eventually decided to quit and hated being Robin. Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman. ...


The Batman TV series

The Batman with Robin as he appears in The Batman.
The Batman with Robin as he appears in The Batman.

In The Batman, Robin is voiced by Evan Sabara. Dick Grayson was an energetic, gifted acrobat and one of the main attractions of Hayley's Circus, along with his Mother (Mary) and Father (John) as part of the amazing Flying Grayson's act. His life was changed forever when Tony Zucco and his brothers tried to threaten John into taking a "protection" policy. When John Grayson refused, an altercation resulted in the police and the Batman being called. The Zuccos were easily defeated for the moment one of Tony's brothers was even captured. Image File history File links TheBatman_Robin. ... Image File history File links TheBatman_Robin. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Evan Michael Sabara (born June 14, 1992 in Torrance, California) is an American actor. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Tony Zucco is the name of a DC Comics mobster. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


An angered Zucco altered the rigs on the Flying Graysons trapeze act, causing John and Mary to fall to their deaths right in front of Dick during a performance. Young Grayson, with no surviving family members was taken in by Bruce Wayne, who saw shades of himself in Dick after his own parent's murder. After Dick discovered that Wayne was Batman, the two worked together to capture Tony Zucco. Dick chose the codename "Robin" because that is what his mother had called him.


Grayson sports a costume much like comic book's Tim Drake first wore, although an early promotional photo showed a suit with a bit more originality. Some tension arose when Robin and the character of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) met. Batgirl, having been active as a vigilante and wanna-be partner of the Batman some time before Robin appeared, was quite jealous of Batman's new "official partner". This was changed when Batman took the liberty of revealing all three of their secret identities to each other and fully accepted Batgirl into the fold. Afterward, Robin and Batgirl developed a more friendly, almost sibling-like working relationship. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


As depicted in a possible future during the episode "Artifacts," Dick Grayson gives up the "Robin" name and costume to become Nightwing. Barbara and Batman still persist in calling him by his original codename. Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


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