Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm ★★½ Batman: The Animated Movie 1993 (PG)

Based on the Fox TV series with the animated Batman fending off old enemy the Joker, new enemy the Phantasm, and dreaming of his lost first love. Cartoon film noir set in the 1940s but filled with '90s sarcasm. Complicated storyline with a stylish dark look may be lost on the kiddies but adults will stay awake. 77m/C VHS, DVD. D: Eric Radomski, Bruce W. Timm; W: Michael Reaves, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pako; M: Shirley Walker; V: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Mark Hamill, Stacy Keach, Hart Bochner, Abe Vigoda, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dick Miller.