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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)

Unrated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 17 March 1998
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When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director:

Boyd Kirkland

Writers:

Bob Kane (Batman created by), Randy Rogel | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Michael Ansara ... Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze (voice)
Loren Lester ... Dick Grayson / Robin (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
George Dzundza ... Dr. Gregory Belson (voice)
Robert Costanzo ... Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
Bob Hastings ... Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
Marilu Henner ... Veronica Vreeland (voice)
Dean Jones ... Dean Arbagast (voice)
Mari Devon ... WGBS Reporter Summer Gleeson (voice)
Liane Schirmer Liane Schirmer ... Lieutenant Renee Montoya (voice)
Rahi Azizi Rahi Azizi ... Koonak (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... (voice)
Brian George ... (voice)
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Storyline

Mr. Freeze is living in the arctic with his cryogenically-frozen wife. When a submarine destroys her containment capsule, he has to find someone to "donate" a new heart for her. His search turns up one donor with the right blood type: Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon. Her kidnapping sends Batman and Robin on a hurried chase to free her in time. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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It's going to get Cold this Summer!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The second film set in the DC Animated Universe. See more »

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Renee Montoya is portrayed as a uniformed police officer in this story which is set after "The Adventures of Batman & Robin" (1994) where she was promoted to plainclothes detective. Both SubZero and the series are part of the same continuity that began with the 1992 "Batman" animated series. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Gordon: You don't need to put somebody under for a blood transfusion!
[pause, realizes]
Barbara Gordon: It's *more* than that, isn't it?
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It's no zero
9 November 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

For me, "SubZero" is mostly about context. This is a Mr. Freeze story by the people behind "Batman: TAS", so you know it's top-shelf. And, coming a year after "Batman and Robin" was like a salve for Schwarzenegger's portrayal. Context also applies to the CGI use. Back in '98, it looked pretty good (at the very least, expensive). Despite its aging, it was good for the time.

The only real complaint I have is the the abbreviated running time. Shorter even than "Mask of the Phantasm", the clipped pacing doesn't allow for much in the way of character development. But the animation is strong, and so is the action; particularly the submarine opening and Dick's chase with Freeze. There's great imagery in this movie and I love that Freeze has polar bear henchmen. It's a little touch, but man, does it work.

7/10


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