Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  25 December 1993 (USA)
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Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Andrea Beaumont (voice)
Arthur Reeves (voice)
Phantasm / Carl Beaumont (voice) (as Stacy Keach Jr.)
Chuckie Sol (voice)
Buzz Bronski (voice)
The Joker (voice)
Ms. Bambi (voice)
Jane Downs ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Pat Musick ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)


Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. Written by J. Spurlin

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The Dark Knight fights to save Gotham City from its deadliest enemy.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for animated violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: The Animated Movie  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$5,617,391 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As Batman walks through the scale-model city searching for The Joker, a model of a Warner Brothers Studio is clearly displayed with the WB Shield. See more »


In the scene where Andrea is being sucked into the fan at the Gotham worlds fair, Batman rides in on his motorcycle. He turns into the fan to rescue her, but his cape is flapping in the opposite direction to the fans sucking. See more »


[Sal walks through the remains of the "Future of Gotham" park as the robots sing; then the Joker enters]
Joker: I hate that song... Gasp! Can it be? Old Sallie "the Wheezer" Valestra! Welcome, paisan! It's been a dog's age!
Salvatore "Sal The Wheezer" Valestra: [nervously] Hello, Joker. Didn't mean to drop by unannounced.
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User Reviews

Aww yeah--one of the best.
29 October 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly cool. It's the most accurate film portrayal of Batman yet. Not only is this movie well-animated, exciting, and tautly-plotted, it's also refreshingly understated. Unlike its live-action cohorts (more specifically, the Schumacher duo), "Phantasm" does not rely on splashy effects, ridiculous action sequences, and a hokey soundtrack to pull it through. As much as I love *Batman Returns,* I have to admit this is probably the best-written of the Batman films. And tell me you don't get chills down your spine the first time Bruce Wayne puts on that cowl. Awww yeah!!

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