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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)

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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman (voice)
Kimberly Brooks ... Kathy Duquesne (voice)
Kelly Ripa ... Rocky (voice)
Elisa Gabrielli ... Sonia (voice)
Kyra Sedgwick ... Batwoman (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Penguin (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Carlton Duquesne (voice)
John Vernon ... Rupert Thorne (voice)
Hector Elizondo ... Bane (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred (voice)
Eli Marienthal ... Robin (voice)
Tara Strong ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
Bob Hastings ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)
Robert Costanzo ... Detective Bullock (voice)
Tim Dang ... Kevin / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

A ruthless destructive vigilante posing as Batwoman is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. While she sets her sights on thwarting Penguin's evil plans, Batman concentrates on discovering this mysterious imposter's true identity. But when she's captured by the vicious Bane, it falls upon the caped crusader to rescue her, defeat Bane and foil the Penguin's devious plot himself. Written by Jim Harvey (www.toonzone.net)

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For years the people of Gotham have wondered "Who is HE?" Now they are asking "Who is SHE?" See more »


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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Hector Elizondo takes on the role of Bane, who was played regularly throughout the DC Animated Universe series by Henry Silva. See more »

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The Batman and the Penguin As They Were Meant to Be Portrayed
13 July 2005 | by SylvesterFox007See all my reviews

"Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman" is about as entertaining as animated Batman movies get.

While still true to the feeling of the comic books, the animation is done with a lighter spirit than in the animated series. Bruce Wayne looks much like he has before, but now he appears somewhat less imposing. The Dick Grayson Robin has been replaced by the less edgy, more youthful Tim Drake Robin.

Kevin Conroy, as usual, invokes the voice of Batman better than most live action actors.

Kelly Ripa did a much more decent voice-acting job than I was expecting.

As in the live action Batman films, the movie lives or dies based on the quality of the villains. My all-time favorite, the Penguin, is here. His design is sleeker than it has appeared before, hearkening more to the Burgess Meredith portrayal of the '60's than the Danny DeVito portrayal of "Batman Returns." David Ogden Stiers is the perfect choice for the Penguin's voice. The Penguin is finally portrayed as a cunning sophisticate, just as he most commonly appears in the comics. Hector Elizondo's voice creates a Bane who's much more memorable than the forgettable version in "Batman & Robin." And finally, Batman has a descent mystery to solve, putting the "Detective" back in "Detective Comics" (that is what "DC" stands for, after all.) The revolution to the mystery is a delightfully sneaky twist.

The score adds to the mysterious ambiance of the movie. It sounds like a mix between the score from "Poirot" and the score from "Mission: Impossible." All in all, it's more entertaining than your average cartoon.


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