Discover the history of the Batmobile in this new documentary

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    The Batmobile is one of the most iconic vehicles in pop culture, but it isn't just one car. Batman's ride has taken on many forms over the decades, appearing in comic books, animation, live-action movies, and even Lego. A new documentary on the Batmobile takes a closer look at some of the best-known versions.

    Streamed by Warner Bros. earlier this month, the documentary starts with the Batmobile from the 1966 television series, which starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader. This car started out as the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept, and was modified by famed car customizer George Barris for the role.

    The next major evolution occurred in 1989, with the version seen in Tim Burton's "Batman." A similar version was also used in the sequel, 1992's "Batman Returns." The car, which was based on a Chevrolet Impala, set the tone for Batmobiles in both the comics and the 1990s animated series and remains popular with replica builders.

    The documentary also highlights the Batmobiles from 1995's "Batman Forever" and 1997's "Batman & Robin" which, like the movies themselves, never proved as popular as their predecessors.

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