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Batman Beyond
(1999)
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Composed and Produced by:
Shirley Walker

Additional Music by:
Kristopher Carter
Lolita Ritmanis
Michael McCuistion
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Warner Bros./Rhino
(August 31th, 1999)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
Winner of an Emmy Award.
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Buy it... only if you are a loyal fan of the show itself, which in and of itself indicates that you have the kind of character to actually enjoy such vicious, hard rock trash.

Avoid it... if you have ever remotely entertained the thought of using an assault weapon against a group of fellow human beings.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #328
WRITTEN 9/2/99, REVISED 4/27/08
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Batman Beyond: (Shirley Walker, Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion) When most casual entertainment fans think of the "Batman" franchises on television and film, "Batman Beyond" isn't the first incarnation to come to mind. After all the famous live action television and cinematic versions of the Dark Knight saga, the 1990's took the concept into the realm of animation. Several years of a series treating the Batman universe to stories consistent with the original comics was concluded when Warner Brothers decided to translate the concept for a younger audience, creating an animated show with a far darker attitude and sharper edge (which was hard to imagine given the shadowy, brooding nature of the character in its original form). In 1999, "Batman Beyond" was offered to do just that, and the 30-minute show would be destined for 52 episodes that debuted between 1999 and 2001. The plot of the cartoon hands the role the caped crusader from an aging Bruce Wayne to a troubled young teen who's already determined to gain revenge for the murder of his own father, who just happens to be Wayne's successor at his company. In a futuristic techno-noir Gotham, this teenage Batman, who (as can be easily interpreted through the music of the show) has a multitude of serious psychological issues, appealed to a distinctly loyal and focused group of youngsters to which the soundtrack for the series was also aimed. The producer of the show initially believed that Shirley Walker (the lead composer for the previous animated series and a vital participant in Danny Elfman's original Batman film score) and her team of assistants were too narrowly suited towards an orchestral sound to be effective for "Batman Beyond," but after demos from Walker, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter, and Lolita Ritmanis impressed with their grungy, heavy rock ideas, they were hired for the entire run of the show. Their music was well embraced by its fans, and the strikingly different sound was nominated twice for Daytime Emmy awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" (in 2000 and 2001), taking the prize in the latter year.



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2,036 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.59 Stars
***** 455 5 Stars
**** 169 4 Stars
*** 223 3 Stars
** 474 2 Stars
* 715 1 Stars
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don't have the edge
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is this reviewer mad?
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 40:08
• 1. Batman Beyond Main Title (1:00)
• 2. Cold Versus Hot (3:12)
• 3. Terrific Trio vs. Rocketeers (1:50)
• 4. Bat-Slapped in Store (1:16)
• 5. Farewells (2:44)
• 6. Batman Defeats Chappell (2:14)
• 7. Batman Chases Inque (2:43)
• 8. Yachting With the Card Gang (2:09)
• 9. Batman's First Fight (2:57)
• 10. The Legacy Continues (1:24)
• 11. Hotel Scuffle (1:57)
• 12. Trouble in the Museum (1:46)
• 13. Inque Escapes! (1:22)
• 14. Nuclear Lab Destruction (1:54)
• 15. Golem Chases Shoppers (2:00)
• 16. Willie Defeated (2:37)
• 17. Genetic Theft (1:29)
• 18. Joker Chase (3:08)
• 19. Move to the Groove (1:16)
• 20. Batman Beyond End Credits (1:00)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note about the music from the show's producer, Bruce Timm, as well as extensive credits.
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