7.9/10
34,027
152 user 61 critic

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Directors:

, (as Bruce W. Timm) | 4 more credits »

Writers:

(character created by: Batman), (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda
Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as Nightwing.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia
Superman (1996–2000)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany
Justice League (2001–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum
The Batman (2004–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This animated adventure series of Bruce Wayne, billionaire by day, crime fighter by night, starts as Wayne balances life as a free-wheeling bachelor, with his role as the Caped Crusader. ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor
Spider-Man (1994–1998)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The last survivor of the dead planet Krypton uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world Earth.

Directors: Curt Geda, Scott Jeralds, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a battle with a high-tech villain named, Saiko-Tek, the Teen Titans travel to the city of Tokyo where they find themselves embroiled in a conflict with an ancient enemy.

Directors: Michael Chang, Ben Jones, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton
X-Men (1992–1997)
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.

Stars: Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After 74 villains break out of prison, Marvel's most powerful superheroes team up to capture all of them, and also to defend the Earth from widespread threats.

Stars: Eric Loomis, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Brian Bloom
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Batman (voice)
...
Andrea Beaumont (voice)
...
Arthur Reeves (voice)
...
Phantasm / Carl Beaumont (voice) (as Stacy Keach Jr.)
...
...
Chuckie Sol (voice)
...
Buzz Bronski (voice)
...
Alfred (voice)
...
Commissioner Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
...
Detective Bullock (voice)
...
The Joker (voice)
Jane Downs ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Pat Musick ...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Ed Gilbert ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for animated violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: The Animated Movie  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,189,975, 26 December 1993

Gross USA:

$5,617,391
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As a visual joke, sequence director Kevin Altieri set the climax of the film inside a miniature automated model of Gotham City, where Batman and the Joker were giants. This was an homage to a mainstay of Batman comic books of the Dick Sprang era, often featuring the hero fighting against a backdrop of gigantic props (they would later do another homage to Sprang's works in The New Batman Adventures: Legends of the Dark Knight (1998)). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

The Joker: Very cute! But I can blow smoke too, toots!
See more »

Connections

Featured in MarzGurl Reviews: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
(uncredited)
Written by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman) and Robert B. Sherman (as Robert Sherman)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
If you liked the first two Batman movies this is a DEFINITE must see
18 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is just one of the greatest animated movies of all time. No exaggeration. From the almost poetic opening sequence, accompanied by a great, great score till the very ending this movie will not disappoint. A dark story, darker than in Batman Returns, but also an excellent portrayal of Batman. The characters are nicely drawn (the female character is very attractive looking) and the voices are perfect. The origin of my favorite superhero has been overdone so many times and yet the filmmakers easily succeed to bring new insight and depth to the man that is the bat. I feel like I should write something more about it, there's definitely a lot of stuff I forgot since seeing it, but this was definitely an overlooked movie.

8/10


45 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 152 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page