Scooby- Doo Meets Batman is made up of two hilariously outlandish, animated shorts titled The Caped Crusader Caper and A Dynamic Scooby- Doo Affair. These cartoons were originally aired as a part of a two season animated series from the early 70's, known as The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
The Caped Crusader Caper. Whilst the Mystery Inc Gang: Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma go out camping, they suddenly run into Batman and Robin. The Gang and Dynamic Duo soon decide to work together, as they come across the Joker and Penguin, so they can disrupt their evil plans, to steal Professor Flakey's flying suit
A Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair.
After the occurrence of an unexplained plane crash, The Gang and The Dynamic Duo decide to work together on a mystery, involving a punch toy filled with counterfeit money, and a house that continues to disappear. A mystery that may involve The Clown Prince Of Crime and his partner in evil, The Penguin
Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is a deliciously amusing crossover, providing a terrific blend of classic Scooby Doo, and a Batman portrayal that's has more camp in it than a row of tents; such as Batman's seemingly ever ready supply of Bat Cookies (in which the nerd in me still hopes I'll one day come across). As for the rest of its campy goodness, I'll leave that to your own unfolding.
Besides being directed by some of the greatest kings of animation, Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, Scooby-Doo Meets Batman also features a tremendous array of talented voice actors. Although I admit it may have been more fun to hear Adam West as the voice of Batman; Olan Soule's batty portrayal, along with the work of Larry Storch, Heather North and, Casey Kasem is nothing short of superb.
Unlike many of the Batman cartoons, Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is one that is suitable for all ages. If your kids are insistent on seeing the latest Batman films but are still too young, Scooby-Doo Meets Batman makes for the perfect distraction.
Overall the ridiculously fun Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is a must see. Whether you're a fan of either cartoons, or just old school animation in general, don't take it too seriously and you won't be disappointed.
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