Batman Beyond Fact #38
Did you know the season 3 finale of Batman Beyond (and series finale) ‘Unmasked’ was aired on a completely different channel?
By the time ‘Unmasked’ was set to air, the 9/11 terrorist attack had occurred, forcing KidsWB to withhold on the episode and instead re-air the season 2 episode, ‘Hooked Up’. Timm further explains that the episode was a problem child and it never actually aired on KidsWB. When Cartoon Network syndicated the series, ‘Unmasked’ was finally aired.
“There was a lot of anticipation amongst the fans” Timm explains. “But really it’s just a run of the mill episode.” Due to fan reaction in anticipation of seeing the ‘lost episode’, Timm and crew made it a point to make season finales more impact going forward with series such as Justice League and eventually why ‘Epilogue’ was finally made as a conclusion to Batman Beyond and the DCAU as a whole.