Originally Posted by Mister Meddle
I think Batman Beyond Return of the Joker is the best animated film. Mask of the Phantasm comes in second place.
Anyone notice that both of these highly-acclaimed DCAU Batman films have plots based on the return of something from Bruce's past to Gotham and flashbacks to said period in time? Furthermore the flashbacks bookend Bruce Wayne's career as Batman, Mask Of The Phantasm
's flashbacks show the beginning of Bruce Wayne's tenure behind the mantle of the Bat, while Return Of The Joker
's flashbacks show the beginning of the end.