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Encyclopedia > The Batman vs. Dracula
The Batman vs. Dracula
Directed by Michael Goguen
Produced by Duane Capizzi
Michael Goguen
Kimberly Smith
Written by Duane Capizzi
Starring Rino Romano
Peter Stormare
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) October 18, 2005
Running time 84 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

The Batman vs. Dracula is a 2005 animated movie based on The Batman television series. It has a much darker tone than the show, and features Vicki Vale (in her first animated appearance, voiced by Tara Strong, who voiced Barbara Gordon / Batgirl on The New Batman Adventures). The movie was released to DVD on October 18, 2005 and made its television debut on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on October 22, 2005 (see 2005 in film). It was released on DVD as a tie-in with the live-action Batman Begins. When the film was aired on TV, the TV rating given was TV-Y7-FV as it was assumed that this was going to be in the same tone as the kids TV series. However since there were more adult themes, blood and violence in general and that this was intended for a more adult audience rather than just the 7-12 year olds. The rating was later changed to TV-PG on the air. On DVD, it was released as "Not Rated". Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 468 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1118 × 1431 pixel, file size: 490 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded by user on 23 August 2006. ... Rino Romano (born 1969) is a Canadian voice actor probably best known for his voice roles as Bruce Wayne on the television show The Batman and as Darien Shields (Chiba Mamoru) in the dub of the popular anime Sailor Moon. ...   (born August 27, 1953) is a Swedish film and television actor. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Vicki Vale is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a reporter who was the most prominent and longest lasting love interest of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. ... Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff, February 12, 1973) is a voice actress originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... For Toonami, the television channel in the United Kingdom, see Toonami (UK). ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ...

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Plot

At Arkham Asylum, the Penguin is told by another prisoner that a large amount of money is hidden in Gotham Cemetery, in a crypt behind a tombstone with a cross. After the prisoner mentions he told the Joker, an alarm sounds and a guard yells that the Joker has escaped. Penguin uses the confusion to break out as well. Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Penguin meets up with Joker on his way to the graveyard and they strike a deal - but Joker loses no time in double-crossing Penguin and knocking him out with an electrified Joy Buzzer. As Penguin watches, he sees The Batman following Joker. A joy buzzer is a practical joke device that consists of a coiled spring inside a disc worn in the palm of the hand. ...


Penguin reaches the graveyard, but it turns out that many of the tombstones have crosses. Meanwhile, The Batman and Joker fight, ending in Joker's apparent death, falling in water and being electrocuted by his own Joy Buzzers. The Joker can mean any of the following: The Joker is a comic strip character, also included in movies and television programs based on the comic strip. ...


While in the graveyard, Penguin finds a crypt and cuts loose a suspended coffin. In the process, he cuts his hand on the blade of his umbrella and the blood drips onto the corpse inside. As Penguin leaves the crypt, the corpse reanimates and gains new flesh and organs. Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ... The Penguin, from Batman #287, May 1977. ...


Penguin hears the corpse and sees Dracula rise. He runs trying to escape but Dracula follows the scent and trail of blood from Penguin's cut. Dracula finds the night watchman and drains his blood. Penguin is surprised when he sees the watchman become a vampire, protesting that a dead man can't do that. Dracula replies that he is undead. Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ...


Dracula hypnotizes Penguin into becoming his servant to show him Gotham so he can feed. Dracula notes that Transylvania has changed, and is informed by Penguin that he is in Gotham City. Dracula concludes that he has been moved since his death. On a flashback, a group of angry people, led by a well-dressed and seemingly very educated man, to the castle Dracula. The leader drives the stake to Dracula's heart in order to finally destroy him. However, the leader knew that he had merely incapacitated the vampire into a death-like state. Soon, he arranged the vampire's body to move away to from Transylvania, to be buried on America within a land known today as Gotham City. Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or ; Hungarian: ; German: ; Bulgarian: ; Serbian: / or / ) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a fictional character in Bram Stokers 1897 novel, Dracula. ...


Bruce has an interview with Vicki Vale at a restaurant. On his return to Wayne Manor, he tells Alfred that he invited her to the corporate dinner and a dinner on Saturday.


As the Batman patrols the city, a woman is robbed, but when the crook is stopped before he can get there he decides he's not needed. Hearing the woman scream again, he sees that the night watchman is a vampire. The crook and the woman have also become vampires. The Batman fights them but is unable to defeat them and forces them to retreat. Penguin then wakes up Dracula who now looks more human, having fed on some people and plans to turn Gotham into a city of vampires.


Batman does not believe what he has seen, but knows something is wrong. At the party Bruce meets Dracula under the name of Alucard. Dracula takes an interest in Vicki Vale and says he is studying The Batman. When a waiter comes by with a tray of garlic shrimp he is noticeably disturbed. Bruce notices this and offers him some, but Dracula hypnotises him and leaves. A moment later the hypnotised Bruce leaves Vicki and wanders over to the balcony, where Dracula is waiting to bite him. However, just before Dracula is able to Alfred arrives, prompting Dracula to disappear and Bruce to snap out of the trance. Dracula meanwhile feeds on one of the waiters. Alfred discovers the waiter is a vampire and narrowly avoids being attacked. Bruce meanwhile deduces "Alucard"'s true identity: Dracula.


After an intensive research with Alfred on the Batcave, Batman begins to realize that many of Dracula's legends were true events. Also realizing that Gotham citizens' disappearances are because of Dracula, he and Alfred realize that the vampires' number will grow exponentally into an army in a matter of weeks. Rather than killing the vampires, Bruce decides to find a way to revert Dracula's victims to normal again, since vampirism seems to be transmitted as a disease, and normally there's a chance to treat it. Bruce and Alfred heading toward the manor's library for its collection of medical textbooks and researches belonged to Bruce's father himself, Dr. Thomas Wayne. Thomas Wayne is a fictional character of the Batman series of comic books. ...


The next morning it is reported that The Batman is causing people to disappear and is attacked that night on patrol. As Batman traces the city's number of disappearances, he discoveres that the earliest was at Gotham Cemetery, where a disappeared watchman worked. After realizing that vampirism is plaguing the city, Alfred not only arms the mansion with relics and herbs known to ward off the creatures, but also Batman's own arsenal as well. At night, while investigating at the cemetery, the Gotham P.D. SWAT unit members are also at the scene. As he escapes, the police members are taken by Dracula. Batman encounters Dracula on a rooftop. Dracula, admittingly admiring the Dark Knight, offers him a chance of immortality. Batman understands what this offer would really mean to him and refuses, and tries to fight, but is unable to defeat him and severely injured. Fortunately, Dracula retreats when the sun rises, but not before Dracula promises to the Dark Knight that he will kill him because of the rejection. Bruce wakes up later on in his bed after having a nightmare in which he sees his parents killed after finished watching the movie The Cloaked Rider and sees the Batman as a vampire. The young billionaire wakes up, in fear of his own persona as The Batman and Dracula's evil. This article is about Special Weapons and Tactics. ...


Joker shows up at the graveyard after a fisherman took him to a boat and demands his share from Penguin. He chases Penguin into the crypt where he opens Dracula's coffin and is attacked. Later, in a bloodbank, a nurse is attacked and The Batman finds Joker feasting on the blood from the numerous vials on the shelves. The two fight until they knock over the shelves. While Joker is distracted drinking blood raining down from a collapsed set of shelves, The Batman hits him with garlic bombs.


Batman takes him inside the Batcave and gets to work curing vampirism, which the computer identifies as a form of virus infecting a host's cellular structure, and also interrogating with the Clown Prince of Crime of the whereabouts of the Prince of Darkness. The Joker, despite his hatred toward the vampire lord, is unable to tell his location, due to the fact that the vampire has completely taken control of his will, as the Clown Prince of Crime is now his vassal. Unfortunately, as the Dark Knight works toward discovering the cure and locating Dracula and his victims, he stands up Vicki who is at a train station where she meets Dracula. Bruce tries to call her but gets no answer. He finishes work on the cure in the form of a vaccine, using it to cure Joker. He has lost his memory of what happened at the crypt, however what he remembered prior before he was bitten made Batman figure out where to find Dracula. Batman then proceeds to mass produce the vaccine and planning his attack. This article is about biological infectious particles. ... Vaccination is the process of administering pathogens that cant reproduce (due to being weakened or dead) to a healthy person or animal, with the intent of conferring immunity against a targeted form of a related disease agent. ...


Inside the crypt Dracula takes the ashes of his former wife, Carmilla, who was killed when exposed to the sun as she was also a vampire, and places them on a slab suspended above Vicki. He then begins to use her soul to reanimate her. Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. ...


The Batman enters the crypt at Gotham Cemetery, and discovers a catacomb underneath it, which explains how Dracula was able to bypass the Christian relics above it. During the Dark Knight's attack, Batman cures all the vampires with the vaccine. When Batman about to fire a projectile carrying the last vial of the vaccine to the vampire lord, Dracula hypnotizes the Dark Knight under his control and makes him unable to fire and destroy him. After hearing Dracula mockingly laugh at him, and remembering his childhood tragedy of why he chose to become Batman, the Dark Knight willfully breaks free of the vampire lord's control. He then rescues Vicki and fights with Dracula. Batman learns that the caves lead to the Batcave and uses explosives to delay Dracula and enter the Batcave. However, he is beaten and Dracula plans to kill him rather than turn him into a vampire. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who...


Alfred stabs a vial of the vaccine into Dracula but it does not work, as Dracula is the original - "evil incarnate". Batman then activates a device from Wayne Industries that can store and emit sunlight as well as turn it into energy. Dracula realizes too late that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Batman steps away from the sunlight which then dissolves Dracula, leaving only a skull with fangs. Alfred proceeds to sweep his remains to the dustbin.


In the meantime, Penguin is chasing Vicki, and is just about to catch her when he is freed from his hypnosis and they finally discover the gold. He is overjoyed but is then caught by police. News reporters state that the people were under Penguin's control and Penguin keeps saying they were vampires as he is taken away. Vicki sees The Batman, who arrives to check on the victims, and smiles knowing he saved the city. The Batman swung proudly throughout the city, knowing that he has just defeated an ultimate evil, and resumes his patrol readily to against others that might threaten Gotham.


Cast

Actor Role
Rino Romano Bruce Wayne / The Batman
Peter Stormare Dracula
Tara Strong Vicki Vale
Tom Kenny Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin
Kevin Michael Richardson The Joker
Alastair Duncan Alfred Pennyworth

Rino Romano (born 1969) is a Canadian voice actor probably best known for his voice roles as Bruce Wayne on the television show The Batman and as Darien Shields (Chiba Mamoru) in the dub of the popular anime Sailor Moon. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...   (born August 27, 1953) is a Swedish film and television actor. ... Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. ... Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff, February 12, 1973) is a voice actress originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Vicki Vale is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a reporter who was the most prominent and longest lasting love interest of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an archenemy of Batman. ... Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964 in The Bronx, New York) is an American voice actor and actor, one of the most prominent voice actors in the field. ... “The Joker” redirects here. ... Alastair Duncan (born ?) is a British-Australian actor and voice actor best known for providing the voice-over on the first three series of the television show Australias Most Wanted. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...

Quotes

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  • Dracula: (Being set on fire by the solar energy storage machine) You're Bruce Wayne.
    Batman I'm the Batman...and you're dust.
  • Vampire Joker: (to Batman) Why do you torment me, Batsy? I thought you cared.
    Batman: Trust me, Joker. I'm trying to help you.
    Vampire Joker: THEN, FEED ME!!
  • Vampire Joker: Thirsty! Burning up inside! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!
  • Vampire Joker: (to Batman, after being turned into a vampire by Dracula) You're the second Batman I've met tonight and you're both a pain in the neck!
  • Batman: Don't get caught in the rain wihout your straightjacket.
    Joker: Batsy, (draws two razor sharp playing cards) you're such a card.
  • Batman: No more games Joker! Where's Dracula?
    Joker: I'm looking at him.
  • Joker: (to Penguin) By the way, who knew that the electro-shock therapy could be so vigorating? It doesn't matter, its all water under the bridge now, because Joker's back from the grave.
  • Joker: Nice hideout you got here, Pengy. Dripping with atmosphere.
    Penguin: I'm warning you, Joker! There's nothing here for you!
  • Joker: You wouldn't leave me hanging here out now, would you? (Batman was about to grab Joker until a raindrop hits the buzzer, and shocks it, making Batman refuse to hold him) Almost had ya. (falls) Bye-bye Batsy!
  • Penguin: (in regards to the vampire guard attacking him:) Dead guys don't do that!
    Dracula: Not dead. Undead.
    Penguin: I think I just unwet my pants.

The Batman Strikes #15: The Lost Ones

This moody tale, which guest-stars the Penguin, serves as a companion piece to The Batman vs. Dracula, and introduces Dracula into Gotham City. Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. ...


Even though the Penguin is under Dracula's control, that doesn't keep him from tending to his own business. He exploits the missing Gothamites / The Lost Ones, by kidnapping citizens and holding a ransom. He is aided, by the Kabuki Twins. The Kabuki Twins, faithful henchwomen to the Penguin in The Batman. ...


As the issue comes to a close, Batman is about to apprehend Penguin when he is rescued by Dracula. Dracula doesn't appreciate the exploitations of his activity, and makes sure to keep Penguin on a tighter leash.


Previous Versions of Batman and Dracula

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Cameo

  • The Ventriloquist and Scarface briefly appear in this movie. This happens when Batman is in the Batcave and a broken Scarface puppet is in the cameo, as well as in the film's opening when Arnold is shown playing bingo at Arkham.

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