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Writers:
Bob Kane (character created by: Batman)
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Release Date:
25 September 2012 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Old heroes never die. They just get darker. See more »
Plot:
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era? | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a slice of brilliance See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

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

David Selby ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)

Wade Williams ... Harvey Dent (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... Hernando (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Don (voice)

Paget Brewster ... Lana Lang (voice)

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

Cathy Cavadini ... Joanie (voice)

Townsend Coleman ... Morrie (voice)

Grey Griffin ... Anchor Carla (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

Richard Doyle ... The Mayor (voice)

Greg Eagles ... Mackie (voice)

Michael Emerson ... Joker (voice)
Michael Jackson ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)

Danny Jacobs ... Merkel (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Dr. Herbert Willing / Anchor Tom (voice)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Son of Batman / Rookie Police Officer (voice)

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

Sam McMurray ... Anchor Ted (voice)

Jim Meskimen ... General Briggs (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Rob / Robber (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Woman (voice)

Tara Strong ... Michelle / Anchor Trish / Young Bruce Wayne / Kevin Ridley (voice)

James Patrick Stuart ... Murray (voice)

Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Silk (voice) (as Gary Sturgis)

James Arnold Taylor ... Mr. Hudson / Store Woner (voice)
Bruce Timm ... Thomas Wayne (voice)

Jim Ward ... Femur's Lawyer (voice)

Frank Welker ... Mayor Stevenson / Weather Man (voice)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Mutant Leader / Anchor Bill (voice)

Jim Wise ... Femur (voice)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Lola Chong (voice)

Directed by
Jay Oliva 
 
Writing credits
Bob Kane (character created by: Batman)

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

Bob Goodman (written by)

Bill Finger  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon, Harvey Dent, The Joker & Lana Lang (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Harvey Dent & The Joker (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  characters: Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & The Joker (uncredited)
John Sikela  character: Lana Lang (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Michael Macasero .... associate producer
Benjamin Melniker .... executive producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce Timm .... executive producer (as Bruce W. Timm)
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 
 
Makeup Department
Jeannee Josefczyk .... makeup artist
Lois McIntosh .... hair stylist: daily crew
 
Production Management
Cory Gustke .... production manager
Matthew Mahoney .... assistant production manager
 
Art Department
Brendan Clogher .... storyboard artist
Tim Divar .... storyboard artist
Lynell Forestall .... storyboard artist
Naz Ghodrati-Azadi .... storyboard artist/revisionist
Jay Hong .... background design
Sam Liu .... storyboard artist
Kathryn Marusik .... storyboard revisionist
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard artist
Christina Sotta .... storyboard clean-up artist
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard artist
Christie Tseng .... storyboard clean-up artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Melchior Zwyer .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor
Mike Garcia .... dialogue editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound designer
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
Robert Hargreaves .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hegedes .... re-recording mixer (as John K. Hegedes)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
George Brooks .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Girardi .... visual effects
 
Animation Department
Jen Bennett .... storyboard clean-up artist
Matthew Bordenave .... color key artist
Michael Chang .... storyboard
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Brendan Clogher .... storyboard artist
Tim Divar .... storyboard
Bill Dunn .... background key painter
Lynell Forestall .... character designer
Lynell Forestall .... storyboard
Naz Ghodrati-Azadi .... storyboard clean-up artist
Stephen B. Jones .... character designer
Danny Kimanyen .... character designer
Sam Liu .... storyboard
Lauren Montgomery .... storyboard
Rick Morales .... storyboard
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Coran Stone .... character designer
Owen Sullivan .... storyboard
Jon Suzuki .... lead character designer
Junpei Takayama .... character designer
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard
Brian Uchida .... character designer
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard
Melchior Zwyer .... character designer
Melchior Zwyer .... storyboard
 
Editorial Department
Steven White .... on-line editor
 
Transportation Department
Shahin Moatazed-Keyvany .... unit driver
Angelo Sotereanos .... production driver
Ian Yea .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Neil A. Cole .... publicist
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Vivian Hernandez .... production support
Michele Karpel .... production support
Audrey Kim .... production support
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Tamara Miles .... production support
John Nixon .... senior armoury technician
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Maral Simonian .... production accountant
Kira Tirimacco .... production support
Renee Toporzysek .... production support
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action
Runtime:
76 min | USA:148 min (Deluxe Edition)
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Ireland:12 | Russia:12+ | Russia:0+ (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG13 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47673) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #48461) (Deluxe Edition)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie stars Peter Weller as Bruce Wayne/Batman, who was the title character in RoboCop 2 (1990), which Frank Miller scripted. Miller is responsible for the graphic novel that this animated film is based upon. During the rooftop scene where Batman is taking out Two-Face's henchmen, two of his thugs resemble the gang members from the original Robocop (1987) movie, who murdered Weller's character.See more »
Quotes:
Mutant Leader:That a tickle?
Batman:That was a nerve bundle in your deltoid. Might not hurt, but you won't be moving that arm for a while.
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Movie Connections:
References "Batman" (1966)See more »

FAQ

What other comic books can you recommend if I enjoy this?
Why is 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' being made in two parts?
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36 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
a slice of brilliance, 15 September 2012
Author: GeorgeMaxTrummler from South Africa

There has been a few really good straight to DVD Batman animations, but this one takes the cake. Having watched the last installment of Christpher Nolans Batman on the big screen, this little piece just keeps the fire burning. Im so impressed by the attention to detail and story line that i wont even begin to give you the low-down/plot, you just need to see it for yourself. Any fans out there will be glad to know this is part one of a series and when you watch it, you'll see how the story drives you straight into the cliff hanger , all the elements are there ,even as we get to understand that Batman/Bruce Wayne has aged significantly it doesn't slow down the action, after all "Old Heroes never die , they just get Darker". i cant wait for part II . Well done and Respect to the Director and his crew for putting this together so well.

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