Episode #055 - The Mechanic
Original Airdate - January 24th, 1993
Thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is
virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal
mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the
Batmobile, putting it under his control.
Screens by Bleu Unicorn
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Story by Steve Perry, Laren Bright
Teleplay by Randy Rogel
Directed by Kevin Altieri
Music Composed by John Tatgenhorst, Peter Tomashek
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Kevin Conroy as Batman
John Delancie as Eagleton
Steve Franken as Rundle
Barry Gordon as Sheldrake
Loren Lester as Robin
Candy Brown as Marva
Walter Olkewicz as Falcone
Paul Williams as Penguin
Paul Winfield as Earl Cooper
RUNDLE LOOKS TOWARDS THE GIANT WHIRLPOOL TOWARDS WHICH HIS
DUCKBOAT IS HEADED.
RUNDLE: Uh, excuse me! Where will this take me?
PENGUIN: On a sea cruise.
PENGUIN: And how, pray tell, did that costumed clown give you such a bad
case of loyalty?
EARL: None of your business.
ROBIN: I've got a feeling we're about to take the hard way down.
BATMAN: Down? The basement!
BATMAN: Earl! He kept saying 'basement'. It's a racing term. When
drivers crash, they say they've gone down in the basement. He was trying
to warn us!
Review: A good idea, but it's
been done in the 60's show, in the comics, and in Batman Returns
already. This being the fourth time the Penguin has sabotaged the
Batmobile, it's not all that exciting. The old interesting part is the
memory of how Batman set up Earl Cooper to become his mechanic. It was
neat to see Batman's original Batmobile, and the small design in the
background of one of Earl's ideas being the New Batman Adventures
The animation was terrible. The Penguin looked different in almost every
scene, sometimes looking like a huge monster, and sometimes like he
should, and sometimes like a Jell-o filled sack. The only good animation
(at times) was the vehicle consistency. This was only for the Batmobile
though, because the Penguin's limo changed size and length. Some of the
vehicle chases were jolting though, and rather spastic.
Overall, this episode could have been better respected if it was better
animated, and possibly an original storyline. It is true that the method
of Penguin obtaining the Batmobile is different, but that's about it.
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