If you didn’t read my article in the Hall of Fame section of the DCWorld website, then you don’t understand how much of a fan I am of the animated series in the nineties. So when I heard that a new animated movie was coming out with Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as the voices of Batman and Nightwing along with Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) as the voice of Harley, I was ecstatic. And seeing it in the theaters was the icing on the cake!
The movie starts out with the Floronic Man and Poison Ivy busting into S.T.A.R. labs to steal a formula to change everyone into a leafy-green walking vegetable. The cops arrive and they get away. Batman and Nightwing show up later to find what the bad guys were up to. They find that the formula they stole belonged to a scientist who changed into The Swamp Thing in Louisiana. They know they need to find Poison Ivy, but don’t know where to start. They then decide they need the help of Ivy’s BFF Harley Quinn.
The movie has its nineties animated series feel to it, but contains some adult humor. Along with sexual innuendos, language, and violence. Even though it was more of a grown up version of the series, I felt like I was a kid again watching it on the WB channel after school.
Check out the trailer below. And see what writer Bruce Timm has to say about Batman and Harley Quinn. Available now on DVD and HD Digital.
https://youtu.be/z0pI8TT9AZ0 – trailer
https://youtu.be/62lkHt1BOfw – writer Bruce Timm interview with SYFY Wire