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Director:
Writers:
Bob Kane (Batman characters)
Jerry Siegel (Superman characters) ...
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Release Date:
29 January 2013 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Justice Returns... Vengeance Returns... Redemption Comes to Gotham
Plot:
The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him. | Add synopsis »
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An epic conclusion to a grand two-parter See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Weller ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

Ariel Winter ... Robin / Carrie Kelley (voice)

Michael Emerson ... Joker (voice)

David Selby ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)

Mark Valley ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... Congressman Noches (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Don (voice)

Paget Brewster ... Lana Lang (voice)

Maria Canals-Barrera ... Ellen Yindel (voice) (as Maria Canals)

Townsend Coleman ... Morrie / Abner (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... Anchor Carla / Sarah Essen-Gordon (voice)

Robin Atkin Downes ... Oliver Queen (voice)

Greg Eagles ... Ben Derrick (voice)
Michael Jackson ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)

Danny Jacobs ... Merkel (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Anchor Tom (voice)

Lex Lang ... Rescued Man (voice)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Son of Batman (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Selina Kyle / Bruno / Old Lady (voice)

Michael McKean ... Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice)

Jim Meskimen ... President (voice)

Jason Miller ... Axe Fireman (voice) (as Jason Charles Miller)

Conan O'Brien ... David Endocrine (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Rob (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Woman #2 (voice)

Tara Strong ... Michelle / Anchor Trish / Elsie / Kid (voice)

James Patrick Stuart ... Voice Over Radio / Governor Mahoney (voice)
Bruce W. Timm ... Hydrant Fireman (voice) (as Bruce Timm)

Frank Welker ... Mayor Stevenson / Frank / Lt. O'Halloran (voice)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Anchor Bill (voice)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Lola Chong (voice)

Directed by
Jay Oliva 
 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (Batman characters)

Jerry Siegel (Superman characters) &
Joe Shuster (Superman characters)

Frank Miller (comic book) and
Klaus Janson (comic book)

Bob Goodman (written by)

Bill Finger  Batman characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce W. Timm .... executive producer
Michael Uslan .... executive producer (as Michael E. Uslan)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Drake (original music by)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher D. Lozinski 
 
Casting by
Meredith Layne 
 
Production Management
Cory Gustke .... production manager
 
Art Department
Brendan Clogher .... storyboard artist
Chuck Drost .... storyboard artist
Michael Goguen .... storyboard artist
Gary Hartle .... storyboard artist
Jay Hong .... background design
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Christina Manrique .... storyboard cleanup
Kathryn Marusik .... storyboard revisionist
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Ignacio J. Santeugini .... chargehand carpenter
Christie Tseng .... storyboard artist
Kirk Van Wormer .... storyboard artist
Melchior Zwyer .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
George Brooks .... sound effects editor
Max Conklin .... adr recordist
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hegedes .... foley editor
Justin Kaupp .... dialogue recordist
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor
Ben Marullo .... foley artist
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Pomann Sound .... dialogue recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Girardi .... visual effects
 
Animation Department
Matthew Bordenave .... color key artist
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Bill Dunn .... background key painter
Hun Park .... key animator
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Jon Suzuki .... lead character designer
Seongsu Yuk .... key animator
 
Editorial Department
Steven White .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
 
Other crew
John Michael Beach .... business and legal affairs
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Michele Karpel .... production support
Audrey Kim .... production support
Sharmalee Lall .... business and legal affairs
Debbie Lindquist .... production assistant
Tamara Miles .... production support
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Maral Simonian .... production accountant
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Kira Tirimacco .... production support
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
Janet Yi .... production support
 

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence and some suggestive content
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76 min
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Trivia:
Michael Emerson reportedly based his performance as the Joker on comedian Paul Lynde.See more »
Quotes:
Bruce Wayne:What is it you want, Oliver?
Oliver Queen:A piece of him. The schoolboy. I always knew it would come down to the two of you someday. The world's not big enough for the both of you. Doesn't have to be a big piece. Just count me in, for old times' sake.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An epic conclusion to a grand two-parter, 26 April 2013
Author: xamtaro from http://thexamtaroshowvault.blogspot.sg

The animated adaptation of Frank Miller's epic classic Batman tale concludes in "The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2". Whatever made part one great makes this one just as enjoyable. The producers continue their policy of adapting 100% the critically acclaimed graphic novel while expanding on story elements that could not have been expanded upon due to a lack of space in the original 4 issues worth of comics.

Spurred on by Batman's actions in the first part, The Joker uses a clever ruse to return to crime and senseless murder. As Batman attempts to bring the increasingly chaotic city under control, numerous forces are out to get him. The Joker wants to bait him into the ultimate showdown, the Cops under a new commissioner want to arrest him, the United States Government wants to end him. All the while, a war is brewing that would tear the country apart. Driven to the brink, Batman does the unthinkable and the government brings in a red and blue secret weapon who is faster than a speeding bullet.

Easily the most powerful conclusion and the finest animated production from Warner Premiere, the whole thing looks superb. Animation is of the highest quality, rivaling that of big budget anime movies. Fight scenes are in full motion, bristling with a kinetic sense of energy and without a single short cut. All of it set to a unique score by composer Christopher Drake which combines blockbuster orchestral tunes with a futuristic noir inspired synthesizer sounds. Again, the main complaint is more with the art than the animation. Frank Miller's art is faithfully replicated but in certain scenes, the quality of the art takes a nose dive. One such scene involves superman taking on a naval fleet; the way the ships are drawn look pathetically cheap compared to the rest of the movie.

And the final fight between Superman and Batman has some laughable dips in quality too.

Telling a story in a new medium would warrant some tweaks. For example, Fans would remember that the comic featured walls of text to give exposition and explanation. In animation, the story is expanded enough so that said exposition is not necessary. Events flow naturally into each other and scenes that were slightly confusing to the casual reader makes perfect sense: scenes like Joker's final moments, the war with the Russians, why Gotham is suddenly snowing when it was a heat wave in the first movie etc. Just one of the examples of how this movie expands and improves on the original. The only thing lacking is that Frank Miller littered his narrative with characters' inner monologues. These give us an insight into the thoughts and personality of the characters; these are also, sadly, missing. And with it goes that insight that audience could have been given.

The voice cast are just as top notch as the previous installment. Michael Emerson's Joker is oozing with a certain homoerotic creepiness, quipping in a psychotic slur. Just listen to his dialogue during his climatic hand to hand showdown with Batman, it is almost traumatising. On the downside, Peter Weller seems to gave grown a little bored of the role as Batman. His deep baritone becomes almost monotone and his inflection is.....all wrong. Just listen to that half hearted "I Am the Law" speech he gives to the ex-mutant gang. Yes the script is the same as the book, but the delivery is below expectations.

Yet with its strict adherence to the source material, this animated movie also carries over the flaws of the source material. A good number of going-ons require some suspension of disbelief. Like how does Joker get his hands on lip stick that can mind control people? How does someone make near sentient robot dolls that spew poison gas and flies and has the strength of Superman? Oh well.....

It can be said that Dark Knight Returns, when both parts are viewed as one whole movie, is a true animated epic worthy of some awards. Perhaps the slight dip in some animation quality was due to the fact that they were producing Part 2 concurrently with the "Superman Unbound" animated feature. Nevertheless, this is a solid animated feature with good production values. DC and Warner Premiere keeps topping themselves, and the next animated feature will be hard pressed to keep this level of quality. The Dark Knight Returns duology is a must watch for any comic book fan.

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