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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 -- 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?
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Director:
Writers:
Bob Kane (characters)
Frank Miller (comic book) ...
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Release Date:
25 September 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
2 nominations See more »
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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 DeLisle ... Anchor Carla (voice)

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 W. Timm ... Thomas Wayne (voice) (as Bruce Timm)

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

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

Bob Goodman (written by)

Bill Finger  characters (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  character: Alfred Pennyworth (uncredited)
Jerry Robinson  character: 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 W. Timm .... executive producer
Michael E. Uslan .... executive producer
 
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
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 .... sound 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
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
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In the scene where Commissioner Gordon relieves Officer Thompson, Thompson is seen wielding a M1928 submachine gun with drum magazine which, ironically, is also called Thompson.See more »
Quotes:
Mutant Leader:We will kill the old man, Gordon. We will chop him, we will grind him. We will bathe in his blood. I, myself, will kill the fool Batman. I will rip the meat from his bones and suck them dry. Don't call us a gang. Don't call us criminals. We are the law. Gotham City belongs to the Mutants.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Swamp Thing (1982)See more »

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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012), 15 September 2012
Author: SnakesOnAnAfricanPlain from United Kingdom

The Dark Knight Returns, is for me, the best Batman film of the year. The animation is superb, especially when the action kicks off. It sees Bruce Wayne return to crime fighting after a 10 year absence. Unlike his Nolan counterpart however, he was Batman for a damn sight longer than just a year. His return is depicted as an obsession that finally grabs control and pulls him in. He barely even notices it when he shaves off his mustache as it just becomes a natural part of the process. A new threat, called The Mutants, rises in Gotham, and Batman has to sort them out. His age becomes his weakness as he must go up against the leader of The Mutants. he film is littered with cuts to TV shows and newscasts discussing whether or not Batman is a help or a hindrance. Peter Weller does a great job as the voice of Batman, and it's nice to see a Batman with a dark and dangerous sense of humour. As an adaptation it remains fairly close to the source material, but manages to capture the ferocity of the violence without being too graphic. Gotham looked and felt exactly how I remember it when I was growing up. This is great stuff, and is a huge tease for Part 2, where we will see The Joker once again.

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