Batman Animated Movies: from 1 to 8
Batman Mask of the Phantasm was the first of the Batman animated movies that came out which has Kevin Conroy as Batman. Batman mask of the phantasm was released in 1993 as a spin off movie to its counterpart Batman the animated series and did $5,617,391 in box office. Batman Mask Of The Phantasm begins our first animated movie in a great line of Batman animated movies.
Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero came out in 1998 following Batman Mask Of The Phantasm. This Batman movie focuses primarily on one of Batman`s arc nemesis Mr. Freeze. We are also treated to Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero is the second animated movie.
Batman Return Of The Joker is our 3rd Batman animated film and tells the tale of the future Batman aka terry McGinnis going into battle with Batman`s most notorious villains `The Joker`. Batman Return Of The Joker is a direct spinoff of the Batman Beyond tv series (which ran from 1999-2001). Batman Return of the Joker was released in 2000 and is the 3rd animated movie.
Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman was released in 2003 following Batman Return of the Joker. Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman focuses on a new character in the Batman mythos that never truely got her 15 minutes of fame. Batman uses his detective skills to discover the identity of this new figure in his life as a friend or foe. Batman Mystery Of the Bat Woman is our 4th animated movie.
Batman versus Dracula is a spinoff movie of its counter part The Batman tv series (which ran from 2004 to 2008). Batman versus Dracula focuses on Dracula raising from the dead. Batman has never fought such a mysterious foe before until now. Batman versus Dracula was released in 2005 and is our number 5th in our list of Batman animated movies.
Batman Gotham Knight is another excellent animated movie that came out in 2008. This Batman animated movie gave Batman a twist to his usual style of drawing and adds a touch of Japanese anime. Batman Gotham Knight is created much like the Animatrix was created for The Matrix. Batman Gotham Knight tells the tale of our favorite dark knight in 6 separate story lines and is our 6th Batman animated movie.
Batman Under The Red hood is our 7th film in the line of Batman animated movies that came out to tell the tale of the dark knight. Batman Under The Red Hood arrived in 2010 and did $6,629,178 at the box office. Batman Under the Red Hood focuses on the second Robin Jason Todd, death in the family of Batman that was never truely told on television due to the fact that tv needed to be PG-13 and children friendly.
Batman Year One is amongst the newest Batman animated movies that DC has launched following the great success of the 2010 Batman Under The Red Hood. Batman Year One focuses on the early days of Batman trying to find his way as a vigilante. The movie also focuses on Commissioner Jim gordon before he became commissioner. Jim Gordon has arrived in gotham and discovers that his department and Gotham is in chaos with crime families running free on the streets and the unlawful police that plague his department. Batman year one is released in 2011 and did $3,500,000 in estimation in box office and is our 8th Movie.
List Of Batman Animated Movies With The Justice League.
Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Red Hood.
Batman movies in order places Batman under the red hood as the next batman animated movie succeeding Superman/Batman Apocalips. Batman under the red hood is a 2010 animated batman movie based on the comic book series ‘Batman under the red hood’ and ‘Death In The Family’. The animated film was hugely successful amongst fans. Based on seven reviews collected o Rotten Tomatoes. Batman: Under the Red Hood received a rare ‘Extremely Fresh’ score with an average of a 100% approval rating; it is currently the highest rated direct-to-video Batman film of all time, beating Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero which held the previous title with a 90% approval rating.
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Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Red Hood plot.
Following the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, Batman falls under extreme guilt and does not take on a new Robin for some time until Tim Drake comes along (but that comes after this story arc). Five years after Jason Todd’s death, a new criminal mastermind has entered Gotham City. Calling himself the Red Hood, he moves underground beneath Batman’s detection for some time.
Equipped with guns, mastery of combat, and the ruthless means to kill if need be, the Red Hood slowly takes over the organized crime in Gotham City. There is one roadblock in Red Hood’s way and that is the current crime boss in Gotham which is the Black Mask. Upset by Red Hood’s involvement and theft of Black Mask’s shipments, Black mask uses his resources and releases the Joker from Arkham Asylum to hunt down the Red Hood. Batman takes notice of what is going on in Gotham and after a couple of encounter with the Red Hood, it is revealed that Red Hood knows Batman’s identity. With the help of Night Wing, Batman chases down Red Hood, and confirms that the Red Hood is truly Jason Todd by taking a blood sample and analyzing it after their previous encounter. The Red Hood explains that he can do what Batman can never do in order to keep Gotham safe. Red Hood reveals that his plan is to take control of the organized crime so that he can reduce it and have it under control for there will never be a Gotham clean from crime. Batman argues against Red Hood’s methods to kill and offers his help.
Red Hood declines and leaves the scene. Red Hood later abducts the Joker and beats him with a crowbar, the same way the joker had beaten Jason five years earlier. Batman interrupts Red Hood’s revenge on the Joker and expresses his apologies and regrets to the Red Hood but to no avail. Red Hood gave Batman an ultimatum, Either allow red hood to shoot and kill the Joker or Batman would have to shoot and kill Red Hood to stop him. Batman refuses and turns his back. Red Hood, distraught, turns the gun his former mentor. Red Hood gets disarmed but not until he activates a bomb. The bomb takes out a part of the building but only Batman and the Joker emerges after the dust clears. Joker is returned to Arkham Asylum.
The animated movie ends with a scene from the past showing Jason Todd on his first day as the new Robin. The young Robin declares happily that it’s the best day of his life.
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Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Redd Hood Review.
After seeing the trailer for Batman under the red hood I was excited. If you took “Batman TAS” and combine it with ‘Batman The Dark Knight’ you have Batman Under The Red Hood. Even though the ratings say that this movie is PG-13, there is nothing PG-13 about it. This movie is how a animated Batman should be shown. There’s blood, there’s violence, there’s death. Right in the beginning of this Batman animated film, we see Jason Todd, the second Robin, beaten to near death by Joker wielding a crowbar. Right from the beginning we see what television is afraid to put on their Saturday mornings. throughout Batman TAS and The New Adventures Of Batman, the creators skipped right over Jason Todd’s death to keep everything PG-13, so for fans that do not follow the comic books, we miss out on a very important comic book series ‘ Death In The Family’ where Batman looses his second Robin to the Joker. This movie fills in that gap between Dick Grayson, the first Robin, and Tim Drake, the third Robin.
We also get to see a villain that didn’t get his fifteen minutes of fame, Black Mask’. We explore Black Mask’s criminal organization and see how a crime boss reduce to hiring the infamous Joker to take care of his Red Hood pest.
We also see Night Wing in action. The tension between Dick Grayson and Batman has always been very entertaining to watch. Since this movie acts as a bridge between Dick Grayson and the third Robin, we do not get to see Tim Drake in’ Under The Red Hood’. But with everything else going on in this Batman movie, we forgot about Tim Drake and focuses solely on Jason Todd. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a dead man rise once again to take revenge on his killers? Brandon Lee’s ‘The Crow’ was a huge hit and made the concept of dead man walking and taking vengeance a very cool concept.
I rate this Batman animated film 9 out of 10 for its violence, character development, and great cast of voices. Even though we didn’t get treated with Kevin Conroy’s voice as Batman, Bruce Greenwood did an excellent job portraying the Dark Knight.