Crack open a cold soda, flip on the fan and sit back as Amelia Emberwing helps us beat the summer heat with her ideal animated movie marathon.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
It just feels appropriate to start with the feature that kicked it all off. Spun off from the ever-incredible Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm shows us a different side of Gotham’s caped crusader. At least in the beginning.
Love is a complicated emotion, and a young Bruce Wayne was happily willing to give up a life of crimefighting to be with the intrepid Andrea Beauxmont when he was younger. Thankfully for Gotham, fate had other plans for the lovebirds. When Andrea suddenly leaves town, Bruce has a new moment of clarity. By the time she finally returns years later, he’s already been the Batman for some time.
With Andrea’s return comes a complex new villain—the Phantasm—who has taken it upon themselves to kill all the big bads in Gotham City. Both sides of Bruce’s identity get shoved into overtime as he tries to stop the masked murderer and deal with his lost love. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is complicated and layered and rocks the gorgeous animation that the animated series was known for. Truly the gold standard for animated DC films.
Which movies would you include in an animated movie marathon? Let us know in the comments!