It was confirmed recently that Warner Bros.’ animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke would be rated R, to the delight of many fans of the source material. If studio confirmation wasn’t sexy enough for you, however, then you’ll probably enjoy this delightful reassurance from long-time voice actors of Batman and Joker respectively, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill:
Kevin Conroy: "Yes Killing Joke will be rated 'R'. It's compelling, complex, and couldn't be compromised to get a different rating." ...
I run across animation professionals that are chapped that the media keeps referring to TJB, as a "live action" feature when ... ahm ... it's pretty much not.
But it's not like it hasn't happened before, right? Animation, despite its profitability, doesn't have the sparkling luster of its live-action cousins.