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Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999)

Decades after the retirement of Bruce Wayne as Batman, a boy dons the identity to avenge his own father's murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Friedle ... Terry McGinnis / Batman (voice)
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Teri Garr ... Mary McGinnis (voice)
Michael Gross ... Warren McGinnis (voice)
Sherman Howard ... Derek Powers / Blight (voice)
George Takei ... Mr. Fixx (voice)
Ryan O'Donohue Ryan O'Donohue ... Matt McGinnis (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Dana Tan (voice)
Yvette Lowenthal Yvette Lowenthal ... Chelsea Cunningham (voice)
Seth Green ... Nelson Nash (voice)
Sam McMurray ... Harry Tully (voice)
CCH Pounder ... Virtual News Anchor #1 (voice)
Jack Roth Jack Roth ... Virtual News Anchor #2 (voice)
Clyde Kusatsu ... Wrestling Coach (voice)
Marc Worden ... Joker on Monorail / Jody (voice)
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Storyline

Twenty years after Bruce Wayne's retirement as Batman, the world has changed even as he retreats from it, ceding control of his company, Wayne-Powers Enterprises, to his partner, Derek Powers. In that world, Terry McGinnis is an ordinary kid whose father, Warren, works for that company. While Terry was out on the town, he has a chance encounter with Bruce Wayne and, his legacy as Batman. He also learns that his father was murdered in his absence and finds a disc containing data that suggests the true motive for the crime and the culprit, Derek Powers. Turning to Wayne as the only one he can trust, he learns that Wayne will not help him directly fight Powers. In desperation and without permission, Terry dons Wayne's last Batman outfit to challenge Powers himself, but can he convince Wayne to help him in order to fight Derek Powers? Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The VHS and DVD release was originally named "Batman Beyond: The Movie", which is a bit of a misnomer, as it isn't so much a movie as it is a collection of six episodes from the first season of Batman Beyond (1999). It contains "The Movie", which is really a merging of the two-part series opener called "Rebirth". At around 45 minutes without commercials, one could hardly call that a feature-length movie. Four other episodes trail the origin - "Golem" (misnamed "Gotham Golem" on the case), "The Winning Edge", "Dead Man's Hand", and "Meltdown" - none of them tying in much to each other, save for the same basic premise as spun off from the origin in the first episode. Later DVD releases eliminate "The Movie" from the title on the case and proclaim "6 Exciting Action-Packed Episodes" on the cover. See more »

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Bruce Wayne: Welcome to my world.
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Follows Superman: The Animated Series (1996) See more »

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A wonderful take on the Batman
14 September 2000 | by InqueSee all my reviews

I don't know about you, but I like my superheroes to be a bit dark, and my animated programs to be more than kiddie fare. This 2-part intro to the Batman Beyond series excels on both counts.

The animation won't win any awards, but it is consistently stylish and interesting. There is plenty of action and humour. But what really makes the show great is the real human drama it portrays. The show introduces us to Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, a headstrong teenager of the near future who takes up the cowl after a personal tragedy.

But the real focus of this episode is the original Batman, Bruce Wayne, now a lonely old man. For those of us who are fans of the Batman (especially those of us who loved The Dark Knight Returns, which should be animated into a nifty movie), this makes beautiful sense. The characters are well realised and, even better, well acted.

If you're afraid of anything that isn't classic Batman, I still urge you to check out this show. It has an engaging story, believable characters, and enough face-kicking to keep everybody happy.


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