Fuelled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh, futuristic Gotham.

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Bob Kane, Bill Finger
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Will Friedle ...  Terry McGinnis / ... 52 episodes, 1999-2001
Kevin Conroy ...  Bruce Wayne / ... 48 episodes, 1999-2001
Lauren Tom ...  Dana Tan / ... 27 episodes, 1999-2001
Cree Summer ...  Max / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2001
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The year is 2040; Bruce Wayne has retired as Batman and Gotham City is without a symbol of hope. However, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, a new Batman will take Bruce's place: in the form of his newfound errand-boy, Terry McGinnis. The legend lives on. Batman goes beyond the Wayne legacy and into uncharted territory, making new enemies, friends, and reasons for why the world still needs Batman in it. Written by Johnny

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Kevin Conroy broke down how he found the right voice for the older version of Bruce Wayne "They actually had me read for the role because Bruce Wayne at that point he's 80 and he physically can't do it anymore and that's the whole genesis of the show, the whole reason it exists, is because [Bruce] needs a new recruit to do the stuff that the can't do," Conroy explained. "That first episode, when he goes to shoot a gun and that moment when he realized that he's crossing that line, that he's relying on a gun because he's own physical strength isn't enough anymore. So this [version of Bruce] had to be in his eighties. I was 45 [at the time], so it was a jump, so they had me audition. It wasn't so much the register of the voice because they very much went into that Batman range for my voice. But for me, it was more about the weight of life. It wasn't just the depth of the voice, it was the pace of the character." Casting and voice director Andrea Ramona went into even more detail about how Conroy would change his physical posture while he was in the recording booth to find the proper cadence for the elderly Bruce Wayne. "You would physically sit at the microphone differently when you were voicing older Bruce Wayne," Romano informed Conroy. "Because it actually helps to make Bruce Wayne's voice older if you hunch over a little bit, so he doesn't have that nice diaphragm strength, you know? You want him to be weaker. As much as your ability to manipulate your voice, it was really a lot about the acting. What is it like to be eighty, and to realize that [Bruce] can no longer do this? So there was a bitterness that Bruce Wayne had about that too, he was not pleased about the fact that he could no longer do it anymore." See more »

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The UK version has seen numerious cuts to omit violence, and action. See more »

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Referenced in Batman Begins (2005) See more »

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Brilliant.
24 January 2000 | by J. RyanSee all my reviews

Cartoons have come a long a way since I was a kid. Back then Batman and Superman were always 2-dimensional cardboard cutouts with interchangeable personalities. Depsite some commercial success, horribly retrograde filth like Pokemon do nothing but propagate this lack of imagination on the part of animators.

Now we have Warner Bros., whose Batman and Superman animated revivals challenge the long-held belief that cartoons are plot-wise inferior to their big screen and big budget brethren. The Batman and Superman cartoons of the early 90s have shown us a deeper, more tortured and angst-ridden side to our comic book heros while at the same time remaining firm to their virtue and nobility. This is the stuff that real dreams are made of.

Batman Beyond is just as ambitious. In the new world of technological revolution there is still need for a protector of justice. Like the original Batman, this one was again forged out of the victimology of social corruption and decadence.

By combining complex plot, intelligent dialogue, great Japanimation, an incredible cast of voices that at times have included Stockard Channing, Paul Winfield, James Sikking, Michael Gross, and Kevin Conroy, Warner Bros. has recapitalized the Batman myth for yet another generation. This new series is so smart and so edgy that I am constantly amazed by the levels of irony and metaphor. This is definitely entertaining for both kids and adults.

But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed.


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