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Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Crime  -  8 July 2008 (USA)
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Cop / Doctor / Youth 2 / Thomas Wayne (voice)
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B-Devil / Cop (voice)
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Man in Black / Guido / Man / Youth 3 (voice)
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Porkchop (voice)
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Meesh (voice)
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Dander (voice)
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Woman / Young Cassandra / Young Bruce / Female Campaign Worker (voice)
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The Russian / Marshall / Scarecrow (voice)
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Crispus Allen (voice)
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Gordon / Deadshot (voice)
Pat Musick ...
News Anchor (voice)
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Anna Ramirez (voice)
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Maroni / Mole Man / Youth 4 (voice)
Andrea Romano ...
Dispatcher / Martha Wayne (voice)
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Storyline

In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces new villains and old ones in a time-line after Batman Begins. In "Have I Got A Story For You", 3 kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. "Crossfire" focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. "Field Test" has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? "In Darkness Dwells" features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. "Working Through Pain" goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne's training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, "Deadshot" focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham. Written by Adam

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Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, including some bloody images | See all certifications »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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According to Conroy on the DVD commentary, when they originally did Batman: the Animated Series, they recorded the voices first, and then did the animation. However, for this project, the animation was already done, and the actors had to match their voices with what was seen on the screen. See more »

Goofs

Even though this film is intended to act as a loose bridge between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, during the period when Wayne Manor is being rebuilt, the final segment, "Deadshot," shows Bruce Wayne and Alfred living in the manor. See more »

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Rejoice as Kevin Conroy returns as Batman once again
9 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a collection of 6 animated Batman stories (in Anime style) aimed to fill the gap between Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Each story is directed by different people but unlike Animatrix (WB's first animated filler compilation, done for the Matrix series), the look and feel of every episode is too similar to actually distinguish. The mood is more dark, violent and brooding than any other screen Batman interpretations. The first episode starts of relatively lightweight and is the most humorous. The stories then get edgier and darker. The whole compilation makes for an enjoyable viewing as Batman deals with the wild imagination of kids, spiritual healing, Hinduism!, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and a hit-man called Deadshot. But for me, the real joy of watching Gotham Knights is listening to the definitive Batman/Bruce Wayne voice that is Kevin Conroy, who has been the voice of Batman in every animated form from 1990 to 2006 (I think). Here, he is the voice of several variations of Batman and is pure joy to listen to. I have to admit though that a couple of Bruce Wayne animated interpretations don't really fit with his voice but Conroy's voice acting more than makes up for it. The animation is great but not anywhere near as radical as Animatrix or recent Anime films. The action scenes are quite thrilling. Also, very worthy of mention is the exhilarating soundtrack, particularly in the Scarecrow episode. All in all, this is a great addition to the Batman animated collections.


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