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Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 8 July 2008
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

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Bob Kane (creator: Batman), Jordan Goldberg (story) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Cop / Doctor / Youth 2 / Thomas Wayne (voice)
Scott Menville ... B-Devil / Cop (voice)
George Newbern ... Man in Black / Guido / Man / Youth 3 (voice)
Corey Padnos Corey Padnos ... Porkchop (voice)
Crystal Scales ... Meesh (voice)
Alanna Ubach ... Dander (voice)
Hynden Walch ... Woman / Young Cassandra / Young Bruce / Female Campaign Worker (voice)
Corey Burton ... The Russian / Marshall / Scarecrow (voice)
Gary Dourdan ... Crispus Allen (voice)
Jim Meskimen ... Gordon / Deadshot (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... News Anchor (voice)
Ana Ortiz ... Anna Ramirez (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Maroni / Mole Man / Youth 4 (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Dispatcher / Martha Wayne (voice)
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Storyline

In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces new villains and old ones in a time-line after Batman Begins. In "Have I Got A Story For You", 3 kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. "Crossfire" focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. "Field Test" has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? "In Darkness Dwells" features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. "Working Through Pain" goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne's training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, "Deadshot" focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham. Written by Adam

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Get Ready....To Rage Against Evil See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, including some bloody images | See all certifications »

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English | Japanese | Spanish | Portuguese | Thai

Release Date:

8 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to Conroy on the DVD commentary, when they originally did Batman: the Animated Series, they recorded the voices first, and then did the animation. However, for this project, the animation was already done, and the actors had to match their voices with what was seen on the screen. See more »

Goofs

The final segment "Deadshot" shows Bruce Wayne and Alfred living in the manor. This movie takes place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, during the period when Wayne Manor is being rebuilt. However the producers have acknowledged that the movie isn't necessarily meant to be canon to Christopher Nolan's trilogy and that any of the six segments could easily fall into almost any Batman continuity. See more »

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B-Devil: Ay, yo! Where you guys been?
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A Viewing Imperative
1 July 2008 | by TermlnatriXSee all my reviews

Before I get on expressing myself I want to say that seeing Batman: Gotham Knight is simply an imperative. A simple fact that it bridges the gap that occurs between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight alone is why this needs to be viewed as a prelude to The Dark Knight, but it isn't wholly the reason why this must be viewed. Yes, the concept itself is taken from Animatrix which served the same purpose, but that also isn't the sole reason. It's because this is easily a fine piece of work on all grounds. I have never been a fan of anime, but that's merely due to me not being genuinely interested in the medium. What a fine example of execution this truly is. Consisting of six vignettes written by six different writers, such as David S. Goyer and Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and directed by different talents in different styles this has exactly the balance that is required to be fully entertained, mentally stimulated, and visually inspired. I cannot add anything more to it that could not be summarized in those exact three adjectives. This one's a keeper, and should not go amiss.


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