West, Ward reprising Batman roles in animated movie

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Los Angeles (AP) — Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their respective roles as Batman and Robin, but they won’t have to don tights this time around.

Actors Adam West (left) and Burt Ward (right) will be reprising their roles as Batman and Robin in an animated film, “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders,” due to be released on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
Actors Adam West (left) and Burt Ward (right) will be reprising their roles as Batman and Robin in an animated film, “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders,” due to be released on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)

The actors are voicing the characters in the animated film “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” out this fall. Julie Newmar will also return as Catwoman.

The movie’s colorful style will recall the campy aesthetic of the 1960s live-action “Batman” TV series starring West and Ward.

A jokey trailer posted on Entertainment Weekly’s site featured West’s Batman announcing that the dynamic duo will face “Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman on earth — and in space.”

The “Batman” TV series originally ran from 1966 to 1968

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is scheduled to release the film digitally Oct. 11 and on Blu-ray on Nov. 1.