Batman: Under the Red Hood (Video 2010) Poster


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In every flashback showing Batman, the costume has minor differences (like the yellow chest symbol and older utility belt style), which is consistent with the fact that Batman does update his equipment and costume as he regularly fights for justice.
The story is based on the 1988 Batman Comics storyline "A Death in the Family," where readers voted via a 1-900 number to either save or kill off the second Robin, Jason Todd. Over 10,000 votes were cast and with only a 72-vote majority, the decision was made to kill him. Todd was later brought back in 2005 as part of the 2005 "Under the Hood" storyline.
Although Batgirl/Barbara Gordon is not in this film, she is referenced when Jason Todd mentions to Batman about "friends The Joker has crippled."
This is the first time that the story of Jason Todd, the second Robin, is told in any DC animated series or feature film.
The Joker's prison ID number that is on his jumpsuit is "11940." The Joker first appeared in Batman #1, in 1940.
The opening sequence in which Batman is carrying Jason's dead body out of the rubble is taken directly from the comic book.
The Robin costume that Jason was in when he was killed in the film was modeled after the second Robin costume that Tim Drake wore in the comics. The earlier costume he was seen wearing in one of the flashbacks was the one he wore in the comics.
The Joker was originally voiced by another actor until the filmmakers decided to replace them with John DiMaggio.
Judd Winick, who wrote both the original comics story, was brought on to adapt the comic into this feature. He considered the movie the better version.
The film was originally going to be R-rated, but Warner Animation convinced the staff to tone it down to PG-13.
The animated film Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) will act sort of a prequel to this movie exploring The Joker's origin as the Red Hood and how he crippled Barbara Gordon, but keeping both unrelated.
This is the first time Jason Todd has appeared by name outside of the comic books. However, he has been mentioned by name twice before-- first in the second episode of the short-lived Birds of Prey television series, "Slick," and again in an episode the Teen Titans (2003) animated series. Also, Tim Drake from The New Batman Adventures (1997) is depicted as a hybrid of these two characters' comic versions, with a background almost identical to the Post-Crisis Jason's, as well as a similar fate at the hands of The Joker.
In the comics, Commissioner James Gordon was retired during the Red Hood's reign. The scene where Gordon appeared was added for the film and did not exist in the comics.
In the original comic book storyline, several references were made to other superheroes during the fight, with Amazo based on the abilities he copied. Additionally, a few former deceased superheroes made a minor appearance to talk about their past experience with death, such as Superman. In the film, all references to these non-Batman characters were omitted.
John DiMaggio's Joker voice was inspired by Heath Ledger's take on The Joker.
In the original comic, Miss Li is a male. The change in gender was made to add a female presence to the film.
This film had its world premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 28, 2010.
The character of Red Hood drives an Impala as an homage to Dean Winchester from Supernatural (2005), also played by Jensen Ackles.
The design of Arkham Asylum is modeled directly after the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a former insane asylum in Buffalo, NY.
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Black Mask's PA was gender swapped from a male in the original comic book's storyline.
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The Joker was voiced by Powers Boothe before he was replaced by another actor.
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Bruce Timm: The voice of the Riddler.
Andrea Romano: The voice of one of the reporters.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the comics it was Superboy Prime's altering of reality that enabled for Jason Todd's resurrection by Ra's al-Ghul's Lazarus Pit, instead of the Lazarus Pit by itself. However, the Lazarus Pit by itself was used as the plot element for his resurrection in the film to keep things simple.

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