This month, the groundbreaking is being celebrated for its 30th anniversary, and amongst the show''s greatest contributions and inventions being celebrated with that is certainly Harley Quinn. She has gone from a cartoon player to arguably the company''s most famous and successful female character, and here we''ll honor her on her 30th birthday.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the seventh episode to air, which included the world''s first sequel of The Joker, along with his completely new henchwoman in Harley Quinn. However, in the episode, we only see her as Dr. Harleen Quinzel''s equally clowned-up assistant, which soon enough would soon become a violent and abusive "romantic" character. We would also learn that the wacky Harley Quinn was once Dr. Harleen Quinzel and was a psychiatrist
Harley Quinn was inspired by prolific writer Paul Dini and inspired by vocal actress Adolph Sorkin. "I was to conceive from a female henchperson that seemed to be helpful in my writing," Dini said of his creation. "I wanted to get rid of a bunch of henchmen who had walked away from the original series. But let''s go back and give him a nod to that."
Harley Quinn''s appearance and mannerisms were inspired by real-life examples. "I thought what I would be fun was a Judy Hollidaytype, somebody snappy and a''girl gone wrong,'' Bruce said. So I approached the names and the script, and Bruce then suggested, ''That sounds like fun.'' So I wrote the script, and Bruce did the design of her in the classic jester outfit, and everything just clicked.
Harley Quinn would make her first comics appearance in a year later and would become a DC canon in 1999. She''s become not only one of the Batman universe''s most famous characters but also one of the world''s most famous characters, and a merchandising machine. She also made her live-action big screen debut in 2016''s played byMargot Robbie, who also played the villain in 2020''s and 2021''s. She will next be played byLady Gagain 2024
Harley Quinn premiered on Batman: The Animated Series 30 years ago today September 11, 1992. I find it fascinating to write, direct, and write stories for @Paul_Dini. #HarleyQuinn pic.twitter.com/b1uP6HBx46
James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 11, 2022
Harley Quinn''s most recent movies, including HBO Max, as well as all of her other film and television appearances, may be found here.
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