A few of my favorite title cards from Batman: The Animated Series.
You want to know a reason why I still love Batman: The Animated Series more than 20 years after it debuted? Each episode is like a stand-alone noir mini-movie. Definitely inspired by those great crime films of the 1930s and 1940s. You squint hard enough, you can almost imagine these episodes in black-and-white.
The fact they had individual title cards on the original series more than magnifies that viewpoint.