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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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When they reviewed this film for their show, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both said they regretted not seeing it in its theatrical release. Siskel in particular liked the film and compared it favorably to the other Batman films Batman Returns (1992) and Batman Forever (1995). See more »


Just before Batman comes to question Arthur Reeves in his hospital room, the doctor and orderlies tell him to rest and clearly slam the door. In the next shot of the room's door, it is half open. Then, immediately after Batman is seen, it is fully closed. See more »


Alfred: Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.12 (2005) See more »


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User Reviews

5 March 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Firstly, let me say that the 1992 Batman cartoon series was the best Batman cartoon series ever made. Just like the 1989 Batman movie it returned Batman to his dark roots and was a fantastic series.

This was a great cartoon film. I haven't seen many great cartoon films but this was one. It has an interesting storyline, an interesting villain (The Phantasm), interesting subplot for Bruce Wayne and it's even got the psychotic Joker as well.

The Phantasm is the most interesting cartoon villain in a long time and with the Joker in this movie as well it makes for an exciting movie. If you want an intelligent and thought provoking cartoon film then this is the one for you.

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