Sunday, November 11, 2012

10 Year Anniversary: Gotham Girls Animated Show

Clipped from Legion of Gotham:  Gotham Girls was an American animated Flash cartoon series about the females of Gotham City, created and produced jointly by Warner Brothers and Noodle Soup Productions. Episodes starred Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Catwoman and Zatanna in short stories of varying length about the daily lives of the characters

The series lasted for three seasons (10 episodes each), with each episode released month-by-month. While the first two seasons featured primarily comedic episodes, the third season attempted to make the show more serious. These episodes linked directly to Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero. Dropping the magician Zatanna from its lineup and adding a host of new characters to the cast, including Detective Renee Montoya, each episode from this series tied into the next, forming a collective thirty-minute whodunit. The storyline also dealt with issues not seen since Batman: The Animated Series, such as the corruption of the Gotham Police Force, Poison Ivy's environmental crusade and Commissioner Gordon's wavering faith in costumed superheroes.

The series finale, "Cold Hands, Cold Heart" aired in 2002, wrapping up the mystery and ending the website. is no longer online, but the episodes can be seen as an extra on the 'Birds of Prey' DVD release.

Gotham Girls is now a WB branding title for anything including the women of Gotham, not necessarily pertaining to the web episodes.

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