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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 7 March 2001
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The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

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Tim Drake (voice)
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Mary McGinnis (voice)
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Benjamin Knox / Bonk (voice)
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Chelsea Cunningham (voice) (as Rachel Leigh Cook)
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While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever. Written by John Codega <Jedimaster54321@aol.com>

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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7 March 2001 (Brazil)  »

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Trivia

Although the final version is rated PG with the director's cut being PG-13, it's a possibility that this is the only film for Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre to air a PG-13 film, and the first Cartoon Network's airing of a PG-13 film. See more »

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In the uncut version the Joker slashes Batman across the chest with a knife to break free of his hold, later on when Joker holds him up so Tim can shoot him the slash mark across the bat symbol and the blood on his chest is missing. See more »

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The Joker: Don't get up, Bruce,
The Joker: It's just an old friend, come-by to say Hello.
The Joker: Hello, Batman
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Follows Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) See more »

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Healing Old Wounds
Written and Performed by Kristopher Carter
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He's baaaack...
14 November 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I watched this not having seen a single episode of the show, and much to its credit, I had no trouble at all following the film. The plot is excellent, interesting, well-thought out, and develops rather nicely throughout, with a twist that will keep you guessing. This is well-paced, and there is an immense amount of the awesome, well-choreographed action. While quite intense and exciting, this doesn't overwhelm or overstimulate the viewer. The characters are well-written, credible and consistent. Every acting performance is great, with Hamill's take on the Joker taking the cake, as always, with the sheer maniacal quality to it, and his endless enthusiasm. The psychology is all accurate. This has well-done 2D animation and marvelous design. This builds the mood expertly, and the bleak atmosphere of Gotham is captured beautifully. The music is cool, and in general the audio is spot-on, with every effect sounding just right. There is a bit of violence in this, and I understand that it is stronger in the Director's Cut. I recommend this to any fan of Batman. 8/10


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