Cartoons, Comics, Miscellaneous

Canada, Why Have You Been Keeping These Batman Commercials from Me?


TR reader Jordyn M. sent this madness a few days ago, and it’s taken me this long to process it. Apparently it’s a Canadian commercial from the mid-’80s for some retail store chain called Zellers. While the fact it’s Canadian is weird, and the voices are pretty ridiculous, it’s how incredible the animation is that’s blowing my mind. This thing is gorgeous — and, although they each reuse about 80% of the footage, there are three other commercials featuring Batman and Robin thwarting the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman from making some poor dopes pay too much for toys. If I had seen this in the ’80s, I would have lost my mind that this wasn’t an actual cartoon. Good lord.

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