McFarlane Toys has been churning out tons of action figures inspired by the DC Comics Multiverse, ranging from characters inspired by feature films to animated shows and everything in between. Now the toy company is digging back into the Batman television series from 1966 to deliver a new wave of action figures, as well as a Batcave playset and classic Batmobile. Check out the new line of McFarlane Toys 1966 Batman action figures. Read More »
It’s been nearly two years since Adam West passed away. The actor became famous for playing Batman on TV and the big screen in the 1960s, but in recent years, he may have been better known for playing a wacky version of himself as the mayor of the Rhode Island city of Quahog on the FOX animated series Family Guy. The writers and crew of the show created by Seth MacFarlane already paid tribute to Adam West shortly after his death, but they wanted to honor him on the show in another way. Watch the Family Guy tribute to Adam West below. Read More »
We’ll admit that we’re reaching a little bit outside of our wheelhouse with this one, but considering the talent involved in this special musical project coming in 2018, we just couldn’t resist.
There’s a chance that in your life experience of pop culture, you’ve heard the name Dr. Demento. He’s an American radio broadcast best known for novelty songs and sketch comedy, the kind that inspired “Weird Al” Yankovic to become the master song spoofer that he is today.
Dr. Demento’s show sadly came to an end back in 2010, but a wonderful musical tribute to the radio host’s influential show is coming in 2018 thanks to a cavalcade of talents getting together to record an entire album of punk covers of “mad music and crazy comedy songs” that were made famouse on the Dr. Demento Show. One of those tracks comes from the late Adam West, and let’s just say that it’s exactly the kind of song you’d want to hear Adam West covering. Read More »
Batman is going back to the ’60s for one last time.
The trailer for Batman vs. Two-Face, released posthumously after Adam West’s tragic passing earlier this year, features the iconic Batman actor’s last turn as the Caped Crusader, standing in animated form alongside his old pal Burt Ward as Robin against William Shatner‘s Two-Face.
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The universe was cruel earlier this year when it took Adam West away from us. The iconic actor, who played The Caped Crusader in the beloved ’60s Batman series, passed away back in June, prompting tributes from the /Film staff and fans spread across Hollywood and the world. But thankfully, we’ll get to see Adam West as Batman one more time.
Before Adam West passed away, there was a Warner Bros. and DC Comics animated movie featuring Adam West and Burt Ward teaming up again as Batman and Robin, reprising their roles from the Batman TV series that began in 1966. It was such a success that a sequel was put into works that would adapt a storyline that was intended for the TV series, but never filmed for a number of reasons. It turns out Adam West had finished recording all of his lines for that movie before he passed away, and now we know when you’ll be able to see it. Read More »
Pop culture lost an icon in early June when Batman television series star Adam West passed away at age 88 after a battle with leukemia. The internet paid endless respect to the man who was the first encounter many fans had with The Caped Crusader. Now another tribute comes from the show that kept Adam West a household name, even for those who may not have known who he was.
Family Guy made Adam West into quite the character on the FOX animated series by creating an exaggerated version of the actor as the mayor of Quahog, the Rhode Island town that the Griffin family calls home. The animated version of West was kooky, not too bright, and always one of the best parts of the show, and the Family Guy crew wanted to pay tribute to the actor with a montage of his best moments from the series.
Watch the Family Guy tribute to Adam West below. Read More »
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Adam West, the iconic actor best known for playing Batman in the ’60s television series and the 1966 film, passed away on June 9, 2017 after a battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old.
Rather than write a traditional obituary, the /Film crew has gathered together to pay tribute to one of the titans of pop culture, an actor who helped define one of the most popular characters of all time. West may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.
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The Dark Knight has been portrayed by multiple actors over the decades. Michael Keaton played him for Tim Burton, Christian Bale played him for Christopher Nolan, and Kevin Conroy brought him to life in cartoon form in Batman: The Animated Series. But for older generations, Batman will always been Adam West, and now he’s reprising the role in a new animated movie.
We first heard about the animated Batman 1966 movie in the spring of 2015 with a plan to bring back the classic versions of Batman and Robin this year, just in time for the TV show’s 50th anniversary. Adam West and Burt Ward are back as Batman and Robin, and the first teaser trailer for the straight-to-DVD animated feature has just arrived online.
Watch the animated Batman 1966 movie trailer after the jump. Read More »