Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Release: December 12, 2000

The young protagonist of one of the world's greatest superheroes has his first encounter with an old nemesis in this direct-to-video feature adapted from the popular animated series Batman Beyond. Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) has taken over the crime-fighting responsibilities of Batman from aging Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy), but while Terry has learned a great deal from Wayne, he's never heard the startling truth about Batman's final encounter with his arch-enemy, The Joker (Mark Hamill). However, when The Joker returns to Gotham City as vicious as ever, Wayne decides that it's time that the new Batman learned all there is to know about the green-faced terror before he can bring the city to its knees especially after Bruce is attacked by his one-time rival. Upon its initial October 31st, 2000 release, it sparked some controversy among the series' fans and the TV-Y7 FV audience resulting in the last-minute edits that toned down the violence level. However, it was eventually reissued in 2002 on videocassette and DVD in its PG-13-video-rated uncut format. Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill led their voice talents. Curt Geda directs from the screenplay by Paul Dini; Story by Dini, Glen Murakami and Bruce Timm; The main series was based on DC Comics characters - Batman created by Bob Kane. Produced by Alan Burnett, Dini, Timm and Murakami; Executive Producers: Jean MacCurdy, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan. Music by Kristopher Carter; featuring Mephista Odyssey performing "Crash" featuring Static-X • Soundtrack Album on Rhino. from Warner Bros. Television Animation. Animated in Japan by TMS Entertainment, Ltd.

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Barbara: "In this town, clowns aren't always funny"
The Joker: "Don't get up, Bruce, it's just an old friend come by to say hello. Hello...Batman."
The Joker: "Ah, the new boy. Ears are a bit too long and I miss the cape, but not too shabby, not shabby at all."
The Joker: "Hello, Gotham! Joker's back in town!"
Batman: "Let's dance, Bozo."
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