Creator of Batman: The Animated Series Bruce Timm has brought his vision of the Dark Knight back again with a new short celebrating 75 years of the crime fighter. The short, titled Batman: Strange Days, features “a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.” Produced in a tinted black and white, the short runs under 3 minutes but sets quite a mood of dark and dank bat-reality reminiscent of a ’30s serial.
Batman: Strange Days is a follow up to a similar film from last year celebrating Superman. Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short was co-directed by Timm and Zach Snyder, and featured an overview of some of the highlights in Superman’s 75 year career. The Superman short was the first of Timm’s “personal” projects since stepping down in 2013 as supervising producer at Warner Bros. Animation.
Batman was created by Bob Kane in 1939 in an issue of DC’s Detective Comics.