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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker -- In this action-packed adventure, the sleeker, more dangerous and seemingly immortal Clown Prince of Crime is back to terrorize Gotham, Batman and the aging Bruce Wayne.


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Release Date:
2001 (Germany) See more »
Good guys still wear black See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Curt Geda 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (character created by: Batman)

Paul Dini (story) &
Glen Murakami (story) &
Bruce Timm (story)

Paul Dini (screenplay)

Hilary Bader  character: Bobbi "Blade" Sommer (uncredited)
Pat Broderick  character: Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake/Robin (uncredited)
Paul Dini  characters: Terry McGinnis/Batman, Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel/Harley Quinn, Delia/Deidre "Dee Dee" Dennis (uncredited)
William Dozier  character: Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (uncredited)
Bill Finger  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Joker, Ace the Bathound (uncredited)
Gardner Fox  character: Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (uncredited)
Shane Glines  characters: Delia/Deidre "Dee Dee" Dennis (uncredited)
Carmine Infantino  character: Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & The Joker (uncredited)
Sheldon Moldoff  character: Ace the Bathound (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  character: The Joker (uncredited)
Julius Schwartz  character: Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (uncredited)
Bruce Timm  characters: Terry McGinnis/Batman & Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel/Harley Quinn (uncredited)
Marv Wolfman  character: Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake/Robin (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... producer
Paul Dini .... producer
Jean MacCurdy .... executive producer
Shaun McLaughlin .... associate producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Glen Murakami .... producer
Koji Takeuchi .... animation producer: TMS Entertainment
Bruce Timm .... producer
Michael Uslan .... executive producer
Teruhisa Yahaji .... associate producer (as Teruhisa Yamaji)
Original Music by
Kristopher Carter 
Film Editing by
Joe Gall 
Casting by
Leslie Lamers 
Art Direction by
Makoto Shiraishi 
Production Management
Haven Alexander .... production supervisor
Bonnie Buckner .... post-production supervisor
Evan Castillo .... assistant production manager
Ken Duer .... production supervisor
Andy Lewis .... production manager
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
Scott Setterberg .... production supervisor
Akira Shimizu .... production manager
Osamu Taniguchi .... production manager
Art Department
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... storyboard artist
Ted Blackman .... background key designer
Ted Blackman .... property designer
Ronnie Del Carmen .... storyboard artist
Curt Geda .... storyboard artist
Toshihiko Masuda .... storyboard artist
Pat McEown .... storyboard artist
Shayne Poindexter .... property designer
Bob Smith .... storyboard artist
Bruce Timm .... storyboard artist
Keith Weesner .... background key designer
Sound Department
Gregory Beaumont .... sound effects editor (as Greg Beaumont)
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Linda Di Franco .... adr editor (as Linda DiFranco)
Linda Di Franco .... dialogue editor (as Linda DiFranco)
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr supervisor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound re-recording engineer
Robert Hargreaves .... supervising sound effects editor
John Hegedes .... adr dialogue engineer
Carol Iverson .... sound reader
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue & adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Tom Maydeck .... adr dialogue engineer (as Thomas J. Maydeck)
Tom Maydeck .... sound re-recording engineer (as Thomas J. Maydeck)
Pat Rodman .... assistant sound engineer (as Patrick Rodman)
Pat Rodman .... foley mixer (as Patrick Rodman)
Fred Salinas .... sound reader
Joe Trueba .... sound reader
Mako Sujishi .... synth recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Artin Aghamalian .... color key artist
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... key animator
Takeshi Baba .... key animator
Vincent Bassols .... animation timing director
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Brenda Brummet .... animation checker (as Brenda Brumett)
Yukio Chatani .... key animator
Emi Chiba .... background scanning
Emi Chiba .... digital ink and paint artist
Eleanor Dahlen .... animation checker
Richard Daskas .... background painter
Geno DuBois .... ink and paint supervisor
Shane Glines .... character designer
Miyuki Gotô .... animator
Kenji Hachizaki .... key animator
Noriko Hara .... animator
Ayako Hata .... animator
Gregory Hinde .... animation checker
Kazuko Hirai .... animator
Yuko Hirasawa .... animator
Mari Hitokurai .... background scanning
Mari Hitokurai .... digital ink and paint artist
Natsuko Iimori .... animator
Kazumi Inadome .... animator
Eriko Ishikawa .... color key artist
Shin Itagaki .... key animator
Yuko Iwaoka .... key animator
Kazuko Izawa .... background painter
Karl Jacobs .... animation checker
Tomonori Katayama .... animator
Toshihiko Masuda .... animation director
David McBride .... background painter
Yoshinobu Michihata .... key animator
Sawako Miyamoto .... key animator
Glen Murakami .... character designer
Natsuki Murakami .... animator
Shinobu Môri .... key animator (as Shinobu Mohri)
Sayuri Nagashima .... background scanning
Sayuri Nagashima .... digital ink and paint artist
Keiko Nakaji .... key animator
Shoujirou Nishimi .... animation director (as Shojiro Nishimi)
Chie Nishizawa .... animator
Hiroaki Noguchi .... key animator
Yutaka Oka .... key animator
Kanako Sato .... animator
Takashi Satô .... color key artist
Yuka Shibata .... animator
Miyoko Shikibu .... key animator
Emiko Shimura .... key animator
Yuko Sobu .... key animator
Koichi Suenaga .... key animator (as Kouichi Suenaga)
Ellen Suh .... background painter
Midori Suzuki .... background scanning
Midori Suzuki .... digital ink and paint artist
Koji Takeuchi .... animation producer: TMS Entertainment
Teiichi Takiguchi .... key animator (as Teiich Tiakiguchi)
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Matt Tanaka .... background painter
Tommy Tejeda .... character designer
Bruce Timm .... character designer
Nobuo Tomizawa .... key animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... key animator
Akihiko Uda .... animator
Mineko Ueda .... key animator
Noriko Wada .... background painter
Natsuko Watanabe .... animation checker
Tomoko Yamamoto .... digital ink and paint supervisor
Keiko Yanagida .... animator
Yûichirô Yano .... key animator (as Yuichiro Yano)
Masaya Yasutome .... key animator
Hisao Yokobori .... key animator (as Hisao Okobori)
Keiko Yozawa .... animator
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Editorial Department
Artin Aghamalian .... color key
Tracy Clark .... post-production coordinator
David C. Crosthwait .... on-line editor (as David Crosthwait)
Kendra Doherty .... post-production coordinator
Bradford Keatts .... colorist (as Bradford H. Keatts)
Bradford Keatts .... supervising on-line editor (as Bradford H. Keatts)
Noel Lopez .... post-production coordinator
Joe Sandusky .... post-production director
John Voralik .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Carter Armstrong .... music coordinator
Tom Boyd .... oboe
Jon Button .... musician: electric bass
Kristopher Carter .... conductor
Kristopher Carter .... synthesizer programmer
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... orchestra contractor
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer
Doug Frank .... music coordinator
Diane Griffen .... music editor
Michael McCuistion .... orchestrator
Gabe Moses .... musician: electric guitar (as Gabriel Moses)
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
John Robinson .... musician: drums (as John 'J.R.' Robinson)
Mako Sujishi .... engineer: electric guitar/bass
Patti Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
Nathaniel Levisay .... music copyist (uncredited)
Michael McCuistion .... music arranger (uncredited)
Other crew
Ana Arce .... copier/shipper
Heather Berrett .... production administrator
Athena Christianakis .... production accountant
Martin Crossley .... copier/shipper
Dario Fagnani .... production administrator
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Bradford Keatts .... manager of technical operations (as Bradford H. Keatts)
Christopher Keenan .... development and creative supervisor
Jeanne Lanterman .... production administrator
Frances Mencia .... production administrator
MacGregor Middleton .... production coordinator
Keiko Oyamada .... associate director
Cheri Phillips .... production administrator
Elicia Richardson-Ellis .... production administrator
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Bill Ryan .... copier/shipper
Linda Steiner .... development and creative supervisor
Sal Valletta .... production coordinator
A.J. Vargas .... production coordinator
Amy E. Wagner .... production administrator
Star Wirth .... copier/shipper
Maria Womack .... production accountant
Ryan Jeremy Woodward .... title designer: main titles (as Ryan Woodward)
Dane Taylor .... production technology (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker" - Europe (English title) (cut version)
"Return of the Joker" - USA (informal English title)
"Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence (director's cut)
73 min (edited version) | 76 min (uncut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) (film #160334) | Germany:12 | Mexico:A (director's cut) | Russia:12+ | Singapore:PG | Sweden:7 | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38710) (director's cut) | USA:Not Rated (edited version)

Did You Know?

The voice of Ghoul was provided by 'Michael Rosenbaum', who did several voices for the television series "Batman Beyond". While in the recording studio, he would often do a Christopher Walken impression that the producers found hilarious. When they were commissioned to create this film, they wrote the part of Ghoul for Rosenbaum's Walken impression. He would later reprise the role in an episode of "Justice League" (2001), a series on which he also voiced series regular The Flash. Later Rosenbaum would play the role of Supermans enemy Lex Luthor in the TV series Smallville.See more »
Continuity: When the Joker starts the "Our Family Memories" home video, it shows him narrating it in the projector booth. There is a clearly visible microphone hanging down from the ceiling, but in the next shots showing him, it is gone.See more »
Terry McGinnis:It's funny. I know about all your other major enemies, but you never mentioned him. He was the worst, wasn't he?
Bruce Wayne:It wasn't a popularity contest. He was a psychopath. A monster.
See more »
Joker Crashes Bruce's PartySee more »


How far in the future is "Batman Beyond" set?
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful surprise!, 23 July 2002

When I bought the unedited version of this movie on DVD, I had never watched Batman Beyond in my life, so I knew nothing about the storyline. I wasn't even sure about buying the movie before having seen it, but I am a great fan of Mark Hamill's Joker, so I was sure that even if the movie sucked, I would at least like the Joker.

What I found was a great bit of animation with a surprisingly awesome storyline. I was expecting the comic book cliche of a clone replacement, but the fresh twist had me guessing all the way through. And I was right about loving the Joker, he was still as great as he always was.

If you haven't seen it yet, don't wait. It won't disappoint you.

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