Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)

I watched the DC Comics 2015 animated movie Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts on Netflix DVD. Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin, has just built the tallest building in Gotham City, taller than Wayne Enterprises. Oswald (first appearing in comics in 1941) is a man of good taste, very rich, wears a top hat and a monocle, always carrying the umbrella and dressed in black and white. His laugh sounds like a penguin, always teased and made fun of growing up, is the villain you tend to feel bad for.

Now, Gotham City is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by the animal-inspired villain squad known as the Antimilitia. These criminals are Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat. But just what are they after?

Batman is assisted by Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing and Red Robin and they discover that the crimes are in a mysterious circle around the Aviary, Cobblepot’s tallest building. What is the Penguin up to?

Bruce Wayne, Batman, is voiced by Roger Craig Smith (Wreck-It Ralph, Resident Evil: Degeneration, Planes, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Superman: Red Son, and several more Batman roles),

Dana Snyder is Oswald, the Penguin (Dante’s Inferno, Open Season 3, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost), Chris Diamantopoulos is Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow (Moe in the 2012 The Three Stooges,

Empire State, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, TV episodes of American Dad, 24, Silicon Valley), Laura Bailey is Barbara Minerva, Cheetah (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, lots of anime and video games),

John DiMaggio is Waylon Jones, Killer Croc (Barnyard, Happily N’Ever After, Underdog, Bee Movie, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Wreck-it Ralph, Epic, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Zootopia, Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Will Friedle is Dick Grayson, Nightwing (Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers, Batman: Gotham Knight, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants, Batman Ninja)

Yuri Lowenthal is Tim Drake, Red Robin (lots of Anime, Animation and video games), Phil LaMarr is Kirk Langstrom, Man-Bat (Pulp Fiction, Spider-Man 2, TV episodes of Mad TV),

Charlie Schlatter is Barry Allen, Flash (TV episodes of Ferris Bueller, Dr. Jesse Travis in Diagnosis: Murder, lots of voice acting in TV and video games), Keith Szarabajka is Silverback (The Dark Knight, TV episodes of The Equalizer, Angel, Supernatural, lots of video games), Richard Epcar is Commissioner James Gordon (Ghost in the Shell, Space Dogs, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants),

and Alastair Duncan is Alfred Pennyworth (lots of video games and Alfred in many Batman animated movies, TV episodes of Angel, Babylon 5, Blossum, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch). There are several Batman Unlimited titles and the sequel to this film is Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. This is a really good movie, well done, funny and exciting. I’ll give it 4.75 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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