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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 2001
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The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terry McGinnis / Future Batman (voice)
... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
... The Joker / Jordan Price (voice)
... Commissioner Barbara Gordon (voice)
... Tim Drake (voice)
... Mary McGinnis (voice)
... Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn (voice)
... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
Mathew Valencia ... Young Tim Drake / Robin (voice)
... Delia Dennis / Deidre Dennis / Dee Dee (voice)
... Charles Buntz / Chucko (voice)
... Stewart Carter Winthrop III / Ghoul (voice)
... Woof the Hyena-Man / Ace the Bathound (voice)
... Benjamin Knox / Bonk (voice)
... Chelsea Cunningham (voice) (as Rachel Leigh Cook)
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Storyline

While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever. Written by John Codega <Jedimaster54321@aol.com>

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This Time, The Joker Is Wild See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bruce Wayne's car looks like the Batmobile from The Animated Series upside down. See more »

Goofs

In the edited version, Tim throws the gun away in the flashback after the Joker wants him to kill Batman. Yet, after the Joker electrocutes himself, Tim falls to his knees and the gun is visible by his side. See more »

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[while Bonk is choking Terry on the top of a speeding glider, Terry looks up and chokes something out]
Batman: [choked] Flag pole.
Bonk: What did you say?
Batman: [clearly] Flag pole.
[Bonk looks up and yells, just in time to get scraped off the glider's roof by a flag pole]
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Followed by Justice League Unlimited (2004) See more »

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Healing Old Wounds
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'Batman' has never been so good!
4 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I do not know why this was a direct-to-video release. It was very exciting and I think it would have done pretty well in theatres. I rented BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN OF THE JOKER because I love the BATMAN BEYOND television show and I loved BATMAN BEYOND: THE MOVIE. The first couple of scenes seemed a little too much like the television show, but as soon as I saw the new Joker, I knew this was going to be Batman like we have never seen him before. This was so different from the show in so many ways and had such great animation. It was a fast-paced animated thriller. It was intense. I loved it. A few days later, I bought it on DVD and listened to the filmakers' commentary. I had no idea that so much work was done on this movie in such a short time. Sadly, none of the filmakers' mentioned the cuts that were made by Warner Brothers due to the amount of violence. I think it would be really interesting to see the footage that was cut from the movie. Hopefully, Warner Brothers will come out with a version that contains the cut footage some day. Until then, I'll just enjoy the movie the way Warner Brothers released it. It is one of the best animated movie I have ever seen. I hope there are some more BATMAN BEYOND movies in the future.


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