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Turtle Power with a side-order of Bat-Justice.

Batman Vs The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated crossover between Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slated to come out on May 14, 2019 (digital) and June 4, 2019 (DVD) . Based on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book, the Ninja Turtles have arrived in Gotham City as they learned their old nemesis, the Shredder and his Foot Clan, have arrived and are seeking to ally themselves with Ra's Al-Ghul. However, this puts them in the sights of Gotham's protector, the Batman. Can the Heroes in a Half Shell work together with the Dark Knight to stop this deadly union?

The voice cast includes Troy Baker as Batman and The Joker, Darren Criss as Raphael, Kyle Mooney as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn as Donatello, Eric Bauza as Leonardo, Rachel Bloom as Batgirl, Tom Kenny as The Penguin, John DiMaggio as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong as both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui as Bane, and Cas Anvar as Ra's al Ghul.


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The movie contains examples of:

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The main foes of the movie are Ra's al Ghul, the Shredder and the Foot Clan, though numerous other villains, such as Baxter Stockman, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Bane, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and others are showing up.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The fins on Batman's gauntlets act as this, able to deflect both Raph's sais as well as Shredder's own Blade Below the Shoulder set.
  • Bring It: Batman tells the Turtles "You're welcome to try." when Leonardo tells them to take him down for answers.
  • Composite Character: Shredder's design implements the red hue from his Mirage Comics' costume, but he has the purple cape from the 1987 cartoon.
  • Crossover: This is the first time outside of the comics where Batman teams up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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  • Let's You and Him Fight: A problem the Turtles and Batman have to deal with as Batman is super protective of Gotham and hates when other vigilantes come knocking. The trailer suggests that Barbara Gordon got things mixed up relaying info to Batman.
  • Mistaken Identity: When the Turtles get the drop on the Penguin's goons, Penguin automatically thinks it's the Bat, leading Raphael to groan "Do I look like a freakin' Bat to you?!"
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: The casts of both franchises exist in the same universe for this film, rather than the Turtles being displaced from their world, which streamlines the plot.
  • Revisiting the Roots: The film came out around the time Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was in its first season, with the show presenting a significantly different leadership dynamic, altered personalities for the Turtles, and mostly different weapons. This film goes with the classic dynamic, personalities, and weapons, owing to it being an adaptation of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while the character models are closer to the 2003 cartoon version (albeit keeping in line with the unique body types given to them in the 2010s).
  • Role Reprisal: Many voice actors from previous DC and TMNT properties reprise their roles. They include
  • You Don't Look Like You: While Batgirl and Robin retain their familiar designs from the era the second crossover took place in, Batman instead uses the lighter gray and blue with the yellow oval Bat-Shield popular with the character since the 70s instead of the black and grays he usually runs around in.