The Batman/Superman Hour HD online
|Complete series cast summary:|
|Casey Kasem||-||Dick Grayson / - 17 episodes, 1968-1969|
|Ted Knight||-||Commissioner Gordon / - 17 episodes, 1968-1969|
|Olan Soule||-||Batman / - 17 episodes, 1968-1969|
|Jane Webb||-||Barbara Gordon / - 12 episodes, 1968-1969|
Bud Collyer and Joan Alexander also were the voices of Superman and Lois Lane on the Superman radio series respectively.
This was the first appearance in animation of Batman and his supporting cast.
In the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Lou Scheimer recounts that in one early Batman segment, one of the background painters included the ABC logo on a wall in one of the backgrounds, since the live-action Batman series had been broadcast on ABC. But the cartoon series was shown on CBS, who were not amused. Nobody at Filmation had caught the mistake before it went to air. They ended up redoing the scene for the next broadcast and the version with the ABC logo was not aired again.
Batman was the first Filmation cartoon that Lou Scheimer performed (uncredited) voices for. Later he would use the pseudonym 'Erik Gunden' as a voice actor on most Filmation productions.
After production ended on the Batman/Superman Hour in 1969, Filmation was asked to produce two new spots featuring Superman and three featuring Batman that were incorporated into early episodes of Sesamstraße (1969).