Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is an inspired choice to play James Gordon, the Gotham City police Lieutenant with whom the young Batman allies to wage a new war on crime. Voicing that novice Dark Knight is Ben McKenzie from Southland and The OC. The cast also includes Eliza Dushku as Catwoman, Katee Sackhoff as Sarah Essen and Alex Rocco as Carmine Falcone.
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I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the DCU animated movies and they are great examples of excellent storytelling. What drew my attention to this story is:
Cranston told The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision that he rejected WB's offer to perform in Batman: Year One without even reading the script, simply by virtue of the fact that it was for animation, which he considered an unsophisticated medium. Naturally, Cranston was turned around by Miller & Mazzucchelli and the WB Animation team.
"I wasn't aware of this level of storytelling in animation. I confess that freely," he says. "They didn't give the characters the short shrift. I was stunned."
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Cranston's attitude is still prevalent and I had forgotten that. Many people forget that animation is not a genre. IT's a medium. You can truly tell just about any story you want and do it in a convincing and epic way. It is sophisticated and worthy of the same respect as live-action productions.
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