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‘Batman Returns’ 20th Anniversary Day

Has it really been 20 years since the Bat and the Cat tangled onscreen? Michael Keaton and Michelle Pfeiffer became the Batman and Catwoman a generation would remember, and they had a pretty good run, thanks to director Tim Burton and a budget that would choke even a Penguin. This was the first film ever shot in Dolby Digital, and possibly the first with a shadow Catwoman: iMDb.com reports that Sean Young wanted to be Selina Kyle so badly, she stalked Tim Burton and the producers during pre-production while wearing her own Catwoman suit. While you digest that info nugget, enjoy the original trailer below, and hope that Anne Hathaway is as least half as good as Pfeiffer this summer.

Batman Day

Batman swoops down on an unsuspecting Gotham for the first time in Issue #27 of Detective Comics, 1939. No circus sidekicks, no movie Bat-nipples, just a rich man with a pair of tights, a can of whoop-ass and a dream.

Things have changed a bit since then, but whether you like your Caped Crusader light or dark, there’s plenty of Batman to choose from. Take a peek at the evolution of Batman in the above video, and see just how far he’s come since the 1930s.