Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

Original video release: December, 2000
Uncut DVD release: April, 2002
Warner Home Video/Warner Bros. Family Entertainment #18173
Color, 76 minutes

Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Mark Hamill as The Joker

Music by
Kristopher Carter

Associate Producer
Shaun McLaughlin

Produced by
Alan Burnett
Paul Dini
Glen Murakami
Bruce Timm

Story by
Paul Dini
Glen Murakami
Bruce Timm

Written by
Paul Dini

Directed by
Curt Geda

The infamous movie that was delayed and delayed....and delayed, and then reedited and digitally altered! Warner Bros. claims that the changes were made because it was "too intense" for younger viewers (in other words, they wanted to eventually air it on KidsWB). And ironically enough, the story itself was kept pretty much intact.

But lucky fans who were able to see the original cut (thanks to the wonder of retail promo screeners) told everyone else that they were missing some great (and scary!) images. Warner Bros. finally caved in to pressure and pleading from fans and the show's producers, and an uncut version was finally issued on DVD (almost a year and a half after the original release).

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