Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Synopsis: While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever.
Director(s): Curt Geda
Production: Warner Home Video
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
76 min

Stay back!

He should've said "heel".

Slag it!

-He's got a delicate touch, Dee Dee.

-Delicate like a moose, Dee Dee.

I hate ripping this heavy junk.

Give me cash cards any day.

Zip it, Bonk.

Plan is get in and get out fast.

It's a school night, boys and girls.

I'm gonna have to call your folks.

Bonk! Don't!

Yeah, Bonk.


Let's go! Dee Dee,

open the door.

On the double.


Bonk! You moron!

Get back here!

You got a death wish,


And I thought I was just

being a good citizen.

Got you, sis!


What did you say?


Come on!

That ain't coming

out of my allowance.

Still got it.

How did it go with the Jokerz?

I broke up the robbery,

but it was weird.

Third time this month that particulary gang was

trying to gintercepted high-tech machinery.

Jokerz don't use that stuff.

They're probably fencing it.

Corporate espionage is big business.

I may as well sit tight until

I can get another shot at them.


lookie here.

That's right,


Today, Gotham billionaire Bruce Wayne

stunned the financial world...

... with his plan to resume active

leadership of Wayne Enterprises.

While shareholders have generally

welcomed Wayne's return... from some key members of the

Wayne board has been oddly lukewarm.

Company operations manager,

Jordan Pryce, offered this comment:

I, of course, join the rest of our

Wayne Enterprises family... welcoming back our most valuable

senior resource, Bruce Wayne.

I'm sure we'll all profit

from his years of experience.

Still, the day to day rigors of running

a vast, multinational conglomerate...

...would be stressful,

even for a young man.

I hope Mr. Wayne is up

to the challenge.

He's not bitter,


Pryce was next in line

for the top spot.

My return torpedoed any dreams

he had of succession.

-You gonna keep him around?

-If he'll stay on my terms.

I've worked long and hard to regain

control of my family's company.

And I won't hand it over again.

Pryce can either get with that program

or start e-mailing his rsum.

With all the long hours you'll planning

on putting in at the office...

...does this mean

you'll have less time for....

Who sleeps anymore?

You okay?

You know the Jokerz are going

in for splicing now.

Crazy hyena-boy nearly took a bite out of me.

No way I could explain that to Dana.

You're not going out now?

The night is young and so am I.

I think a good night's rest

might be more beneficial.

Like you said,

who sleeps anymore?

Up and at them,


You can doze on Bruce Wayne's time,

not mine.

Sorry, Dane.

Great song,


Did you see the squid Blade's with?



my head's on fire.

You look good.


Sorry, babe. Guess the day

was longer than I thought.

Let's sit this one out.


And leave the pot.

Batman showed up

and we had to ditch.

We were able to save this:

the console's memory board.

I know it's not much but--

It's not much?

It's nothing.


All of you.

A disgrace to the name Joker.

Why, in my day--

In your day?!

Ever since you cone

your way into this gang...'s been "your day" this

and "your day" that.


Your day is over,

old man.

Even if you are who you say you are.

And personally, I think you're a fake.


brave new world...

...that has such putzes in it.

He's got us running around ripping

a lot of geek junk, but no cash!

He won't tell us what his plan is,

if he even has one.

I want out!

If you insist.

Hey, man. Take it easy.

I was just kidding.

So was I.

Oops. No,

I wasn't.

That's also how we

did it in my day.

You know, kids, a lot has changed

while your old Uncle Joker's been away.

New Gotham,

new rules...

...even a new Batman.

But now I'm tanned,

I'm rested...

...and I'm ready to give

this old town a wedgie again!

I have to know

you're with me.

-Will you say it for me one time?

-We're with you.

-Little louder.

-We're with you!

Dee Dee?

-We're with you!


-We're with you.


Oh, right.


Dee Dee, be lam

and sweap out the trash.

There's good girls.

Your renewed faith puts

a smile in my heart.

What's if we forget tonight

mishappened and start over...

Great, boss.

Ghoul, my boy, we're going

to need another systems scanner.

Who's got one

they'd be willing to donate?


What we're after

is cutting-edge.

These are the only other places

we'd find one.



What, there?

Security's gonna be tight!

Oh, yes.

But think of the fun.

Good evening,

Mr. Wayne.

Ms. Carr. You remember

my assistant, Terry McGinnis?

Of course. I'm glad

you could join us, Terry.

Everyone is here. Well, everyone

except Mr. Pryce, unfortunately.

That's no surprise.

May I have your attention,


It's my pleasure to welcome back

the guiding light of this company:

Bruce Wayne.

Thank you,


It's a pleasure to see you all again.

In the future, I hope to--

--spend time getting to know

each member of our company...

...learning about

you individually.


Emergency on terrace level.


Look out!

-You gonna be okay?

-Go to work.


if it isn't old Mr. Wayne.

So debonair.

So dapper.

So decrepit.

Hello, Gotham!

Joker's back in town!

It can't be.

Oh, no, your old eyes

do not deceive you, Brucie!

After all, who'd know me

better than you?

Back off,



the new boy.

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Paul Dini

Paul Dini (; born August 7, 1957) is an American writer and producer who works in the television and comic book industries. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Warner Bros. Animation/DC Comics animated series, including Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and Duck Dodgers. He developed and scripted Krypto the Superdog and contributed scripts to Transformers, Animaniacs, Freakazoid and Static Shock. After leaving Warner Bros. Animation in early 2004, Dini went on to write and story edit the popular ABC adventure series Lost. He has written a number of comic books for DC Comics, including Harley Quinn and Superman: Peace on Earth. October 2010 saw the debut of Tower Prep, a new live action/drama series Dini created for Cartoon Network. It was announced that after two decades of doing DC-related animated projects, Paul Dini had gone over to Marvel to serve as a writer and producer for Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. more…

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