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Batman fans: DC Comics and animator Bruce Timm have a small 75th birthday gift for you

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Batman turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, Bruce Timm — co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series — is celebrating with an animated short. "Batman: Strange Days" is more impressive for its noir-tinged style than plot — how much complexity can you really fit in a two-minute film? The story revolves round an abduction near the lair of evil Dr. Hugo Strange, and Timm decided on black-and-white and period stylings in homage to Batman's start, in 1939, at the hands of creator Bob Kane:

You can watch Timm talk about the episode, and Batman's 75th, below, to DC All Access. --Peter Weber