Batman must stop a vengeful Mr. Freeze from fulfilling his vendetta against a callous businessman.


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Batman / Bruce Wayne / Valet (voice)
Mari Devon ...
Summer Gleeson (voice)
Ferris Boyle (voice)
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Batman must stop a vengeful Mr. Freeze from fulfilling his vendetta against a callous businessman.

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7 September 1992 (USA)  »

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The plot of this episode was largely used for Freezes revised origin in the 1997 graphic novel Batman: Mr. Freeze also written by Paul Dini. See more »


When the legs of one of Mr. Freeze's thugs are frozen he is wearing shoes. Later, however, he is not wearing shoes when the ice surrounding his feet and legs thaws in a chemical bath in the Batcave. However, the chemicals and the ice might have caused them to disintegrate. See more »


Valet: [Mr. Freeze's flatbed truck with the freeze cannon pulls up to the front of the Gothcorp building] Keys?
[Mr. Freeze glares down at the valet, who then nervously backs away]
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Referenced in Batman: Arkham City (2011) See more »


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Composed by Danny Elfman
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A defining chapter in the Batman Animated Series.
15 September 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Heart of Ice is one of the best things to come out of Batman's legacy as a classic comic book character, and it's an episode from an animated television show. The episode starts off so beautifully, with a spinning 'woman dancing in a snow-globe', which is hinted at being someone important to: Mr. Freeze. This is the episode that got me straight into Batman: The Animated Series and I'd dare say that it's still one of my all-time favourite television episodes from any show ever. It starts off well, develops well and ends well. As a Batman fan, I say that Heart of Ice made phenomenal development on Mr. Freeze as a character (he never had a love interest before) and showed that villains can be as deep as the heroes they fight; as a television fan, the screenplay/teleplay (by Paul Dini) is one of the best ever written, and easily the best for an animated superhero show: nearly all the lines of dialogue are crucial to the story.

If you haven't seen any of Batman: The Animated Series yet... what the hell are you doing; go and get started with this episode, chop-chop!

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