CATWOMAN: HUNTED (2022) Reviews of animated movie with trailer and clips

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Catwoman: Hunted is a 2022 American animated superhero film about Catwoman being tracked down by other villains, Interpol and Batwoman.

Directed by Shinsuke Terasawa (The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk; Romeo x Juliet) from a script written by Greg Weisman (Young Justice; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; The Spectacular Spider-Man: Attack of the Lizard; The Batman series).

The movie features the voice talents of Elizabeth Gillies (as Catwoman), Stephanie Beatriz (as Batwoman), Zehra Fazal (as Talia al Ghul and Nosferata) and Jonathan Banks (as Black Mask).

Plot:
Catwoman’s attempt to steal a priceless jewel puts her squarely in the crosshairs of both a powerful consortium of villains and the ever-resourceful Interpol, not to mention Batwoman. It might just be enough to contain her. Or not.

Reviews:

“This makes for a very likeable Catwoman film […] Shinsuke Terasawa delivers some highly entertaining action scenes […] the script does a witty and adept job of balancing action scenes out with a lively degree of repartee and witty lines in the midst. It does have an undeniably appealing sense of humour.” Moria

Release:
Catwoman: Hunted will be released by Warner Bros On-Demand, Blu-ray + Digital and 4K on February 8th 2022.

Background:
Scriptwriter Greg Wiesman told Bleeding Cool: “The biggest single inspiration is the Miyazaki film within The Castle of Cagliostro (known in Japan as Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro). A movie I’ve seen many times, although not recently, and that’s on purpose. I pitched Catwoman as being in a Lupin the Third kind of film; when they bought in on it (I realized that), it’s been years since I’ve seen this movie, I should go back and watch it. I made a conscious decision not to because it’s one thing to be influenced by it; it’ll move away from being an homage to a flat-out theft.”

Voice cast and characters:
Elizabeth Gillies … Catwoman
Stephanie Beatriz … Batwoman
Jacqueline Obradors … La Dama
Lauren Cohan … Julia Pennyworth
Kirby Howell-Baptiste … Barbara Minerva/Cheetah
Kelly Hu … Cheshire
Keith David … Tobias Whale
Zehra Fazal … Talia al Ghul/Nosferata
Jonathan Banks … Black Mask
Jonathan Frakes … King Faraday/Boss Moxie
Steve Blum … Solomon Grundy
Ron Yuan … Doctor Tzin
Andrew Kishino … Mr Yakuza/Domino 6
Eric Lopez … Domino 1

Technical details:
1 hour 19 minutes

Trailer:

Clip 1:

Clip 2:

Interview with Greg Weisman:

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