The cartoons of my youth aren't like cartoons today. The animation may not look all that different, but the storytelling techniques have grown by leaps and bounds. While cartoons can still be fun and light distractions, more than a few of them are sophisticated and just as suitable for adults as they are for children. Variety. It's a neat thing.
A low-level thug races down an unnamed street in Gotham. He’s just made off with thousands in jewelry from a neighborhood store and is looking to cash it all in for a big payday. He ducks down a moonlit alley when a shadow falls across his path. He looks upward and there along the rooftop, he sees him—Batman, the Dark Knight.