I am so beyond happy that this film was added to the service. It is my absolute favorite and has been since I first saw it when I was 8! The character development, the voice acting, the absolutely stunning animation and overall design have definitely helped establish Mask of the Phantasm as a classic, but by and large the best thing this film has going for it is Shirley Walker’s breathtakingly haunting score that captures the essence of Batman and Bruce Wayne so perfectly. From the very first note of the overture I am instantly hypnotized by that Gothic choir, no matter how many times I watch this movie (and it’s a lot). I’m so pathetic for this soundtrack in fact, that I even cry when “I never even told you” plays with the end credits! The only other film the comes close to giving me that completely immersive soundtrack experience is Mystery of the Batwoman, my second favorite Batman film in the animated series lineup.