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Year One - Year Two - Year Three


BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES - YEAR TWO

"SIDESHOW"
406566

While being transferred to an upstate prison, Killer Croc escapes and leads Batman (series star KEVIN CONROY) on a dangerous chase through the wilderness. Eluding Batman, the reptile-man takes refuge with a group of retired circus freaks and convinces them to help him. When Batman arrives, Croc and the freaks band together to capture him. But when Croc attempts to kill the Dark Knight, the freaks see Croc's true nature and rescue Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
BRAD GARRETT Goliath
KENNETH MARS Richard
JoBETH WILLIAMS May and June

LOG LINE
"SIDESHOW" (406566)...Killer Croc takes refuge with a group of retired circus freaks and convinces them to help him battle Batman.
(93/94-YR.2)

"A BULLET FOR BULLOCK"
406567

Someone is trying to kill Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock (series star ROBERT COSTANZO). After surviving several attempts on his life, Bullock realizes he has no choice but to ask his rival, Batman, to help him. During their investigation, Bullock learns that his gruff and mean-spirited manner has created enemies in the unlikeliest of people.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
JEFFREY JONES Nivens

LOG LINE
"A BULLET FOR BULLOCK" (406567)...After surviving several attempts on his life, Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock, asks his archrival Batman for help.
(93/94-YR.2)

"TRIAL"
406568

Gotham's deadliest criminals, The Joker (recurring guest star voice MARK HAMILL), Two-Face (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL), Mad Hatter (recurring guest star voice RODDY McDOWALL), Ventriloquist (recurring guest star voice GEORGE DZUNDZA), Harley Quinn (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) and Poison Ivy, kidnap Batman and try him in their own "court" in Arkham Asylum. The Dark Knight's only hope is District Attorney Janet Van Dorn (guest star voice STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST) who, despite her anti-Batman stance, is forced into defending the Caped Crusader's life as well as her own.

LOG LINE
"TRIAL" (406568)...Gotham's deadliest criminals kidnap Batman and try him in their own "court" in Arkham Asylum.
(93/94-YR.2)

"AVATAR"
406569

Ra's Al Ghul (recurring guest star voice DAVID WARNER) steals a mystical Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne. Batman and Talia (recurring guest star voice HELEN SLATER) must join forces to prevent the power-mad Ra's from unlocking the scroll's secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hidden temple deep beneath the Egyptian desert. There, the Dark Knight is forced into a terrifying battle with an ancient Egyptian sorceress who seeks to destroy them all.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
NICHELLE NICHOLS Thoth Khepera
BROCK PETERS Lucius Fox

LOG LINE
"AVATAR" (406569)...When Ra's Al Ghul steals a mystical Egyptian scroll, the Dark Knight must fight a terrifying sorceress who seeks to destroy them all.
(93/94-YR.2)

"HOUSE AND GARDEN"
406570

Even though Poison Ivy was released from Arkham Asylum, married to her doctor and is helping him raise his two sons, wealthy Gotham bachelors are being poisoned and robbed in ways that exactly mimic Ivy's former crimes. Bruce Wayne's ward Dick (Robin) Grayson is kidnapped by the mysterious assailant. Is Ivy responsible? And if so, how can Batman prove it?

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
PETER STRAUSS Dr. Steven Carlyle

LOG LINE
"HOUSE AND GARDEN" (406570)...An apparently reformed Poison Ivy is the suspect when wealthy bachelors are poisoned in ways that mimic Ivy's former crimes.
(93/94-YR.2)

"THE TERRIBLE TRIO"
406571

Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne seek new thrills by becoming master criminals. As the Fox (guest star voice BILL MUMY), the Shark (guest star voice PETER SCOLARI) and the Vulture, the terrible trio commits robberies all over Gotham--until they encounter Batman.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
HECTOR ELIZONDO Fallbrook
KHRYSTYNE HAJE Rebecca Fallbrook

LOG LINE
"THE TERRIBLE TRIO" (406571)...Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne decide to seek new thrills by becoming master criminals.
(93/94-YR.2)

"HARLEQUINADE"
406572

Batman and Robin form an uneasy alliance with Harley Quinn (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) in order to learn where the Joker has hidden a stolen atomic bomb. Harley leads them on a madcap hunt through Gotham, and eventually into a deadly showdown with the Clown Prince of Crime. Harley is torn between her promise to help Batman and her twisted love for the Joker, but her better nature prevails in the end.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
DICK MILLER Boxy Bennett

LOG LINE
"HARLEQUINADE" (406572)...Batman and Robin form an uneasy alliance with Harley Quinn to learn where the Joker has hidden a stolen atomic bomb.
(93/94-YR.2)

"TIME OUT OF JOINT"
406573

The Clock King (recurring guest star voice ALAN RACHINS) returns to carry out his vendetta against Mayor Hill (series star LLOYD BOCHNER). This time, the clock-mad criminal hopes to murder Hill with the help of a stolen invention that allows him to warp time and travel at super speed. Obtaining another identical device from its creator, Batman and Robin confront the Clock King in a furious high-speed battle for the mayor's life.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ROSCOE LEE BROWN Dr. Wakati
ALAN OPPENHEIMER Auctioneer

LOG LINE
"TIME OUT OF JOINT" (406573)...The Clock King plans to murder Mayor Hill using a stolen invention that allows him to warp time.
(93/94-YR.2)

"CATWALK"
406574

Catwoman Selina Kyle (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) joins forces with the Ventriloquist and Scarface (recurring guest star voice GEORGE DZUNDZA) to humiliate socialite Veronica Vreeland (recurring guest star voice MARILU HENNER). But the real victim is Catwoman herself, who has been secretly framed by Scarface to take the blame for another robbery. Batman must intercede before the furious feline makes things worse by killing the doublecrossing Ventriloquist.

LOG LINE
"CATWALK" (406574)...Scarface and the Ventriloquist frame Catwoman to take the blame for their crime.
(93/94-YR.2)

"BANE"
406575

Batman meets his most powerful adversary yet, the chemically charged assassin, Bane (guest star voice HENRY SILVA). Originally hired by Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON) to kill Batman, Bane plans on taking control of Thorne's criminal empire once Batman is destroyed. It's a fight to the death with the fate of Gotham at risk as Batman confronts the man who has vowed to "Break the Bat!"

LOG LINE
"BANE" (406575)...Batman meets his most powerful adversary yet, the chemically charged assassin, Bane.
(93/94-YR.2)

"BABY-DOLL"
406576

Baby-Doll, a former child star who has grown bitter and become insane, kidnaps her TV family and holds them prisoner on an abandoned sound stage. While Robin works to free the actors from Baby-Doll's explosive deathtrap, Batman pursues the tiny fiend through a deadly carnival fun house.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ALISON LAPLACA Baby-Doll
ALAN YOUNG Tod Baker

LOG LINE
"BABY-DOLL" (406576)...A former child star kidnaps her TV family and holds them prisoner on an abandoned sound stage.
(93/94-YR.2)

"THE LION AND THE UNICORN"
406577

International terrorist Red Claw (recurring guest star voice KATE MULGREW) kidnaps Alfred (series star EFREM ZIMBALIST JR.) when the butler visits his native England. Red Claw has learned that Alfred once worked for the British Secret Service and was entrusted with the firing code to a hidden long-range missile. Batman and Robin (series star LOREN LESTER) must rescue Alfred before Red Claw learns the firing code; otherwise, she will use the missile in an extortion plot against England.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
ADAM ANT Bert
KENNETH MARS M2

LOG LINE
"THE LION AND THE UNICORN" (406577)...International terrorist Red Claw kidnaps Alfred when the butler visits his native England.
(93/94-YR.2)

"SHOWDOWN"
406578

While attempting to rescue one of his immortal followers from a hospital, Ra's Al Ghul (recurring guest star voice DAVID WARNER) tells Batman and Robin a tale from his mysterious past. Batman and Robin learn of Ra's attempts in the 1800s to destroy a fledgling railroad and seize control of the U.S. government. The one person standing in his way was the renegade bounty hunter, Jonah Hex. Ra's battle with Hex is tied to his present-day battle with Batman in a surprise ending.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY Governor
MALCOLM McDOWELL Arcady Duvall
ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY Barmaid

LOG LINE
"SHOWDOWN" (406578)...Batman and Robin learn of Ra's Al Ghul's attempt in the 1800s to destroy a fledgling railroad and seize control of the U.S. government.
(93/94-YR.2)

"RIDDLER'S REFORM"
406579

Upon his release from Arkham Asylum, the Riddler (recurring guest star voice JOHN GLOVER) becomes an instant celebrity with his own line of toys and games. Soon he's rich, popular and happy, except for the fact that he's never managed to best Batman in a battle of wits. Realizing that he's still obsessed with beating the Dark Knight, the Riddler lures Batman into a deathtrap puzzle to eliminate his opponent.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
WILLIAM KATT Zowie
ROBERT PASTORELLI Manny

LOG LINE
"RIDDLER'S REFORM" (406579)...Even though he's now a rich celebrity, the Riddler is still obsessed with beating the Dark Knight in a battle of wits.
(93/94-YR.2)

"SECOND CHANCE"
406580

Just before he is to undergo the operation that will restore his face, a mysterious villain kidnaps Harvey (Two-Face) Dent (recurring guest star voice RICHARD MOLL). Batman and Robin must locate and apprehend the criminal mastermind behind the scheme. Is it the Penguin (recurring guest star voice PAUL WILLIAMS), Rupert Thorne (recurring guest star voice JOHN VERNON), or someone with a more personal reason for hating Harvey Dent?

LOG LINE
"SECOND CHANCE" (406580)...Just before he is to undergo an operation that will restore his face, a mysterious villain kidnaps Two-Face.
(93/94-YR.2)

"HARLEY'S HOLIDAY"
406581

Discharged from Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN) tries to lead a sane, normal life. Sadly, she just can't seem to stay out of trouble, and when a misunderstanding occurs, Harley worsens the situation by stealing Bruce Wayne's car and kidnapping his girlfriend. A screwball chase ensues involving Batman and Robin, the police, the Army and Gotham's most dangerous gangsters.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
MARILU HENNER Veronica Vreeland
DICK MILLER Boxy Bennett

LOG LINE
"HARLEY'S HOLIDAY" (406581)...Harley Quinn's efforts to lead a normal life are challenged when a misunderstanding causes a chase involving Batman and Robin, the police, the Army, and Gotham's most dangerous gangsters.
(93/94-YR.2)

"LOCK-UP"
406582

Several Arkham inmates, including the Scarecrow, Ventriloquist (recurring guest star voice GEORGE DZUNDZA) and Harley Quinn (recurring guest star voice ARLEEN SORKIN), lodge complaints against Lyle Bolton (guest star voice BRUCE WEITZ), the asylum's sadistic new chief of security. When Bolton is fired, he vows revenge on the people he thinks are society's true lunatics, the officials whose policies he blames for turning Gotham City into a haven for crime. Taking on the new identity of master jailer Lock-Up, Bolton kidnaps several prominent Gothamites, including Commissioner Gordon and Mayor Hill, and locks them in an abandoned prison ship. Batman and Robin confront Lock-Up and battle for the lives of those he's wrongfully imprisoned.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RICHARD DYSART Dr. Bartholomew

LOG LINE
"LOCK-UP" (406582)...Arkham Asylum's former chief of security transforms into the evil master jailer Lock-Up and kidnaps several prominent citizens.
(93/94-YR.2)

"MAKE 'EM LAUGH"
406583

Gotham City is plagued by a rash of crazy crimes all committed by bizarre villains. When Batman and Robin investigate, they discover that the "criminals" are actually famous comedians brainwashed by the Joker. It seems that the comedians had kicked the Joker out of the annual Gotham Comedy Competition the year before and the jealous clown has sworn retaliation by destroying their reputations.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
RICHARD JENI Host
ANDREA MARTIN Rolling Pin
STUART PANKIN Condiment King
GRANT SHAUD Pack Rat

LOG LINE
"MAKE 'EM LAUGH" (406583)...Gotham City is plagued by a rash of crazy crimes all committed by bizarre villains.
(93/94-YR.2)

"DEEP FREEZE"
406584

Aging billionaire Grant Walker (guest star voice DANIEL O'HERLIHY), who desires to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design, frees Mr. Freeze (recurring guest star voice MICHAEL ANSARA) from Arkham so he can plunge Earth into a new ice age. Batman and Robin infiltrate the billionaire's underwater city and combat high-tech robots and Mr. Freeze to save the planet.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
WILLIAM SANDERSON Karl Rossum

LOG LINE
"DEEP FREEZE" (406584)...A crazed billionaire enlists the aid of Mr. Freeze to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design.
(93/94-YR.2)

"BATGIRL RETURNS"
406585

Though she fantasizes about rescuing Batman from the Joker, Penguin and Two-Face, Barbara Gordon (recurring guest star voice MELISSA GILBERT) has given up her double life as Batgirl. That is, until a rare cat statue is stolen from the university museum. All clues indicate that Catwoman (recurring guest star voice ADRIENNE BARBEAU) is the thief, but when Batgirl investigates, she discovers another crook actually committed the crime. Joining forces, Batgirl and Catwoman discover Roland Daggett (recurring guest star voice EDWARD ASNER) masterminded the scheme, and with help from Robin, they succeed in jailing the villain.

Additional Guest Star Voice Talent:
SCOTT VALENTINE Chemist

LOG LINE
"BATGIRL RETURNS" (406585)...Barbara Gordon gives up her double life as Batgirl--until a rare cat statue is stolen from the university museum.
(93/94-YR.2)


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