Toonami Wiki
Advertisement
Toonami Wiki

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero is a 1998 direct-to-video animated feature film written by Boyd Kirkland and Randy Rogel, and based on Batman: The Animated Series. It serves as a sequel to the episodes "Heart of Ice" and "Deep Freeze", as well as a stand-alone sequel to the feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. It won the Annie Award for Best Home Video Animation. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

The film was originally produced as a tie-in to the 1997 live-action film Batman & Robin, which also featured Mr. Freeze as the primary antagonist. However, due to the largely negative reception of the Batman & Robin movie, SubZero's release was delayed until the following year. Nevertheless, SubZero received a strong positive response from critics and fans following its release, faring much better than Batman & Robin.

The movie premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on January 15, 1999.[1] The movie also aired on Toonami on five other occasions: April 8, 2000, as part of Toonami: Full Cycle[2][3], December 8, 2000[4], April 20, 2001[5], October 26, 2001, and August 2, 2008.

Synopsis

Since his last encounter against Batman, Mr. Freeze has found a home in the Arctic and started a family (of sorts) with the still cryogenically-encased Nora, an Inuit boy named Kunac, and two pet polar bears, Hotchka and Shaka. Nora's condition begins to rapidly deteriorate due to a submarine accidentally emerging from underwater directly underneath them, shattering her containment vessel. Freeze returns to Gotham City with his companions, and enlists the help of Dr. Gregory Belson to find a cure. Belson determines that Nora needs an organ transplant, but due to her rare blood type there are no suitable donors available.

Freeze declares that they will use a live donor, even if it means the donor will die in the process. Belson is at first reluctant to kill an innocent girl, but Freeze bribes him with a gold nugget and even more gold from an entire vein in the Arctic that will put an end to Belson's financial problems. Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) is a perfect match, and Freeze learns from her roommate that she is at a restaurant with her boyfriend, Dick Grayson (Robin). Freeze attacks the restaurant and kidnaps Barbara, taking her to an abandoned oil rig where he and Belson are hiding. Freeze and Belson explain the situation to Barbara, who claims that she is willing to help Nora for the "blood transfusion", but not at the oil rig, prompting Freeze to keep Barbara imprisoned. When the time for the operation comes, Barbara realizes that they are lying when they say she will need to be put under for a mere transfusion and escapes with the help of Kunac. Belson gives pursuit and almost catches her, before the arrival of Batman and Robin.

Freeze follows, and in the ensuing confrontation, Belson accidentally shoots one of the fuel tanks and starts a rapidly-spreading fire as Freeze traps Batman and Robin. Freeze insists that Belson perform the operation, despite the oil rig blazing and ready to explode, but Belson betrays Freeze and attempts to escape alone, only to be killed by falling wreckage. Freeze's leg is broken, but he tells Batman to save Nora and Kunac first, along with Barbara. Nora, Kunac and Barbara are taken to safety in the Batwing with the help of Robin, but Batman fails to save the weakened Freeze in time, as the platform collapses beneath them, hitting him in the shoulder, and sending Freeze plummeting into the ocean below.

Batman manages to get back to the Batwing and get aboard just before the oil rig finally explodes, but Freeze escapes just in time, holding onto the swimming Hotchka and Shaka. Freeze then returns with his polar bears to the Arctic to resume his life alone, having frozen his leg in an ice cast. He sees on a television in a research station that Nora has been revived after an organ transplant operation funded by Wayne Enterprises, moving him to tears of joy. Then he walks away, limping with a wooden stick for support, with his two polar bears as the screen fades.

Characters

Voice Cast

Character Voice Actor
Bruce Wayne / Batman Kevin Conroy
Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze Michael Ansara
Dick Grayson / Robin Loren Lester
Barbara Gordon / Batgirl Mary Kay Bergman
Kunac Rahi Azizi
Detective Harvey Bullock Robert Costanzo
Summer Gleeson Mari Devon
Dr. Gregory Belson George Dzundza
Commissioner Jim Gordon Bob Hastings
Veronica Vreeland Marilu Henner
Dean Arbagast Dean Jones
Lieutenant Renee Montoya Liane Schirmer
Hotchka and Shaka (uncredited) Frank Welker
Alfred Pennyworth Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Gallery

Toonami Broadcast History

  • January 15, 1999[1] at 4:00 PM
  • April 8, 2000[2][3] at 1:30 PM (Toonami: Full Cycle)
  • December 8, 2000[4] at 5:00 PM
  • April 20, 2001 at 5:00 PM[5]
  • October 26, 2001 at 5:30 PM
  • August 2, 2008 at 7:30 PM

See Also

External Links

References

Toonami Movies & Specials
Cartoon Network (1997-2008)
Batman MOTP Ring.png Batman Mr Freeze SubZero Ring.png Jonny Quest VTCI Ring.png DBZ Tree of Might Ring.png DBZ Worlds Strongest Ring.png DBZ Dead Zone Ring.png Gundam Wing EW Ring.png Worlds Finest Ring.png Sailor Moon R Ring.png
Sailor Moon S Ring.png Sailor Moon Super S Ring.png Batman Beyond ROTJ Ring.png He-Man The Beginning Ring.png Transformers Armada Premiere Movie Ring.png Iron Giant Ring.png Lowbrow Ring.png DBZ Bardock TFOG Ring.png DBZ History of Trunks Ring.png
DBZ Coolers Revenge Ring.png DBZ Return of Cooler Ring.png Hot Wheels World Race Ring.png GI Joe Spy Troops Ring.png Duel Masters Good Bad Bolshack Ring.png PPG Movie Ring.png Justice League Savage Time Ring.png Pokemon 1st Movie Ring.png Pokemon Movie 2000 Ring.png
Pokemon 3 Spell of Unknown Ring.png Bionicle Mask of Light Ring.png DBZ Lord Slug Ring.png Batman MOTB Ring.png Justice League Starcrossed Ring.png GI Joe Valor VS Venom Ring.png Bionicle 2 Ring.png Hot Wheels Acceleracers Ring.png Yugioh Pyramid of Light Ring.png
Zatch and Kiyos Odyssey Ring.png Batman VS Dracula Ring.png Batman 1989 Ring.png Spirited Away Ring.png Princess Mononoke Ring.png Castle in the Sky Ring.png Nausicaa Ring.png Ultimate Avengers Ring.png Zatch Bell Friends Getting Stronger Ring.png
Superman Brainiac Attacks Ring.png Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Ring.png Teen Titans TIT Ring.png link=:Naruto: The Adventures of Naruto!…Oh, And Everyone Else Too! / One on One: Every Genin For Themselves! Ultimate Avengers 2 Ring.png Hellboy Sword of Storms Ring.png DBZ Fusion Reborn Ring.png Toky Hawk Boom Boom Sabotage Ring.png DBZ Wrath of the Dragon Ring.png
Invincible Iron Man Ring.png Mosaic Ring.png Hellboy Blood and Iron Ring.png Condor Ring.png Spider Man 2002 Ring.png Naruto Mission PTWV Ring.png Ben 10 SOTO Ring.png Naruto NCITLOS Ring.png Lego Indiana Jones Ring.png
Superman Doomsday Ring.png Naruto LOTSOG Ring.png
Adult Swim (2012-Present)
Evangelion 1 Ring.png Evangelion 2 Ring.png Kick-Heart Ring.png Akira Ring.png Summer Wars Ring.png Fullmetal Alchemist COS Ring.png Trigun Badlands Rumble Ring.png Batman Strange Days Ring.png DBZ Coolers Revenge Ring.png
Batman Beyond 75th Anniversary Ring.png Captain Murphy Ring.png Zurtrun Ring.png Fullmetal Alchemist SSOM Ring.png DBZ Broly Ring.png Children Who Chase Lost Voices Ring.png Scavengers Ring.png Shelter Ring.png Mind Game Ring.png
Pacalien Ring.png Is Lupin Still Burning Ring.png Samurai & Shogun Ring.png Rick Morty VS Genocider Ring.png Batman Year One Ring.png Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Ring.png Batman Gotham Knight Ring.png Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 Ring.png Wonder Woman Bloodlines Ring.png
Justice League New Frontier Ring.png Batman Ninja Ring.png Under the Red Hood Ring.png Rick and Morty Great Yokai Battle Ring.png Batman Long Halloween 1 Ring.png Batman Long Halloween 2 Ring.png Black Lotus Benefit or Hazard Ring.png Rick and Morty Summer Meets God Ring.png Blade Runner Black Out 2022 Ring.png
Blade Runner 2049 Ring.png Animatrix Ring.png Samurai & Shogun Part 2 Ring.png
Advertisement