Original video release: August, 2002
Warner Home Video/Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Color, 90 minutes
Olan Soule as Batman
Casey Kasem as Robin and Shaggy
Don Messick as Scooby-Doo
Frank Welker as Freddy
Ted Knight as The Joker and The Penguin
What a spot Warner Home Video was in! They needed to find some way to cash in on the runaway success of the recent live action Scooby-Doo movie, but how? They had already exhausted their library of made-for-TV animated Scooby movies of the 1980's, the compilation videos released so far pretty much ran the entire gamut of the original 1969-1970 series, and there wasn't a new direct-to-video movie due until Halloween. Whatever can a studio do?
Well, leave it to the biggest company in history to tie-in one of their big cash cows with another. Containing both episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies that guest-starred Batman, Robin, The Joker, and The Penguin, hopefully Scooby-Doo Meets Batman won't start a trend toward a whole series of similar videos. Can one imagine Scooby-Doo Meets Don Knotts?? Ewww....
The cover art is surprisingly cool, as the Batman folks were rendered pretty much true to their animated 70's form. And where else will you see both of Casey Kasem's characters squaring off against The Joker and Penguin??
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