Anachronism Stew: Batman: The Animated Series
Intentionally invoked by the creators
to make when the series takes place ambiguous
, largely as a nod to Batman's invention in The Thirties
- The buildings are all (or mostly) Art Deco style.
- Men's fashion seems to be 1920s-era with fedoras being quite popular, though men's fashion tends to change slowly, while women's fashion is more 1940-50s-era.
- Multiple rigid airships are seen throughout the series, though the practice of building large rigid airships (zeppelins) went out of favor after the crash of the Hindenburg.
- Computers, VCR and video games are common, yet television broadcasts are in black and white.
- Nobody objects to women having careers or Lucius Fox, a black man, being in a prominent position at Wayne Enterprises.
- Uniforms are 1960s-era and SWAT teams exist, but weapons are 1920s-70s, with M1921 or M1928 Thompsons and 100 round drum magazines being very common while police — or at least patrol officers — carry revolvers and shotguns for the most part.
- Cars are 1930s-40s, Liebherr-type cranes exist, helicopters are from the 1980s.
- Charlie Collins' driver's license◊ was issued September 25, 1991, expires March 17, 1995 and lists his date of birth as March 17, 1946.
- The Gotham State University football team wears leather helmets, but plays in a domed stadium.