Favorite animated Catwoman design

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  1. Manhunter

    Manhunter Super-Tech Cat Ninja Guy

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    First we have the design from The Batman/Superman Hour

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    Next, the design from The New Adventures of Batman :

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    Next, there's the design from Batman: The Animated Series:

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    and the redesign from The New Batman Adventures:

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    Next, we have the design from The Batman:

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    And now the design from Batman: The Brave and the Bold:

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  2. Pfeiffer-Pfan

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    It's not perfect, but without a doubt it's got to the B:TAS design...

    With slightly more fluid and consistent animation it would have been fantastic. The rest are just awful.
     
  3. Bat-Fan Beyond

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    I'm a bit torn between the BTAS and TNBA designs.

    From a stylish point of view I like the curvey shape of the BTAS Catwoman (much like with real women) -- But by contrast I like the sleek angular design of the TNBA Catwoman.

    The BTAS grey costume works best in contrast against dark shadowed scenes where it stands out -- But, for practical reasons, TNBA's black costume is a better color for Catwoman and blends well with shadows, yet gives a great silhouette effect against Gotham's red sky shots.

    The BTAS Catwoman mask has open eye-holes where her eyes are visible and enables the character to emote clearly -- But the TNBA Catwoman mask has the blank white eyes, along with its pale goth facial complexion, which gives contrast to the rest of her black outfiit and lends itself visually to the mystery behind the Catwoman.


    I love both, but for total opposite reasons.
     
  4. Wonderwall

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    Yea I'd go with BTAS too. It's elegant and when it was animated well it looked great. The concept of her that they had when making the show would've been awesome where she was all black but Bruce probably made the right call that it was too much of a gamble back then considering it could have been awful in motion against dark BGs.

    I like aspects of the TNBA but it's too angular for me. Harley got away with it and so did Batgirl, Poison Ivy had other things for me that made up for it a little but Catwoman..I think she needed her eyes for me. BaTB is nicely drawn but I never liked Catwoman with a cape in the comics. The first two are just awful and The Batman version just doesn't do much for me.
     
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    What, no poll :confused:

    I'm definitely gonna have to say the BTAS design. Very sexy. Now keep in mind that I'm only saying that about the Catwoman design. Strangely though I think I preferred TNBA Selina Kyle design over the BTAS Selina design.
     
  7. Manhunter

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    Yeah, I accidentally posted this before adding a poll.
     
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    The B:TAS design is easily my favorite from those versions.

    However, I would love to one day see my overall favorite Catwoman, Jim Balent's version, in animation:

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    :nurse: :D :p
     
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    Jim Balent's artwork is....well, it's something else, to be sure...but even I can't deny that I liked his Catwoman from the 90s.

    My fav, though, isn't on your list, Manhunter. The black B:TAS costume. It was for a proposed spin-off that never was. My fav that actually existed and was used in something?

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    Prrrrrrrrr.
     
  10. Manhunter

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    Can't find the actual model but will these do?

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    BTAS design by a mile. I like my Bruce Timm gals with some womanly curves. :D
     
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    That's hot! -- I love it!


    Beautiful! That's the perfect blend of both the BTAS and TNBA designs. Very sexy!
     
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    So far, I like Bruce Timm's Catwoman designs. Both from BTAS, and TNBA. However, I give the slight edge to the BTAS designs. Af far as the comics go, Jim Balent's designs Catwoman are the most eye catching for me.
     
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    The man knows how to draw a female.
     
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    I guess i'll be alone about that, but i like The Batman design more.

    Any others just don't do it for me. I guess i'm not kinky enough for all this.
     
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    This is the best and most elegant Bruce Timm design ever for Catwoman...

    Takes the best live-action version (Michelle Pfeiffer) and removes the stitches which im assuming Timm doesnt have much affection for.

    Love the little gloves as well, just add some high heels and it's all good.
     
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    Sorry - the little gloves ruin it for me. And I think Timm really likes them (and Julie Newmar!) and keeps putting them back in. I couldn't find the picture I really wanted to post yesterday...ahhhhh.....there you are!

    *can't upload it from the popculture shock website*

    Crud. Well, here's an alternate version of that, without the white make-up on her face. Not loving it as much, but the outfit's the same...

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    http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=413893&gsub=64155

    EDIT: ...and that picture didn't show up either, did it? Oy.
     
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    I was always a fan of the BTAS Catwoman. It was sleek, and the gold belt on the hips just added the right amount of sexy without making the outfit seem slutty. The only thing that bothered me was the cowl which covered her hair; which is why I'm surprised she didn't have a pixie hair cut. It'd get hot under that mask.

    That's why the second photo is awesome, because it would have been the perfect mix of the movie costume and old school Catwoman from the show and comic.
     
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    Animated wise, it is the BTAS design since it makes her look human and sexy and a bit dangerous. I hate how whtie and emtionless she looks in TNBA. Wish they had gone with the Black version of the BTAS design with little gloves or full gloves.
     

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