‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part One’ Rated PG-13

Among the most anticipated Halloween movies coming in 2021, Batman: The Long Halloween Part One, the first in the two-part animated feature film adaptation of the classic mid-1990s comic book story, has officially received a rating PG-13.

The Motion Picture Association has rated Batman: The Long Halloween Part One PG-13 for “violence, bloody images, language, and some smoking.” The news was first reported by Bloody Disgusting.

Announced during DC FanDome in August of 2020, DC, Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Part One of Batman: The Long Halloween in the summer of 2021, with Part Two to follow, quite fittingly, in the fall.

Originally published in 1996-1997, the original 13-issue comic book story The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, follows a killer named Holiday who murders people on every holiday for a year, from Halloween to the next Halloween, and it also features many of Batman’s iconic villains as he investigates the murders over the course of a year.

There has also been much speculation that director Matt Reeves’ live action The Batman will be a loose adaptation of The Long Halloween, which you can read more about here.

Warner Bros. is releasing four DC Universe animated films this year, the first of which, Batman: Soul of the Dragon, was released on Jan. 12. Next up will be Justice Society: World War II in the spring, followed by the Long Halloween films.

We’re following this project very closely, so keep watching this site for a release date and more on Batman: The Long Halloween in the coming weeks.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.