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Since 2014, to commemorate Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Comics has recognized the third Saturday in September as “Batman Day”, to celebrate the cape crusader’s impact on popular culture. This year’s Batman Day falls on September 17, and to celebrate the occasion, Toonami will be airing a doubleheader of Batman animated films, Batman: Hush and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Following the season finale of Primal at midnight EDT/PDT, Toonami will air Batman: Hush from 12:30-2:30 a.m. Mask of The Phantasm will air right after from 2:30-4:15 a.m. And to complete the night, Toonami will showcase encore airings of the Rick and Morty anime shorts “Samurai and Shogun Parts 1+2.”
Batman: Hush was released in 2019, directed by Justin Copeland with screenplay by Ernie Altbacker. The film stars Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Jennifer Morrison as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Geoffrey Arend as Hush.
Mask of The Phantasm was released back on December 25, 1993 as a film based on Batman: The Animated Series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. The film stars Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker.
Toonami did air the original Batman: The Animated Series back in 2000.
For the past two years, Toonami has aired animated DC Comics films as part of the DC Fandome virtual event. However, Warner Bros. Discovery pulled the plug on putting on one this year, given the return of in-person comic conventions since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Nonetheless, a night of Batman will be one that Toonami’s DC fans can look forward to.
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