If you, or someone you know, is a fan of Scooby-Doo and/or Batman, then chances are you have come across a home video title called Scooby-Doo Meets Batman. This particular title often appears in the DVD section of major supermarkets and entertainment stores, and is regularly available on digital.
But what is Scooby-Doo Meets Batman and is it something that you or the Batfan/Scoobyfan in your life might like?
Is Scooby-Doo Meets Batman a movie?
Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is an animated release which many believe is a movie. However, this release is composed of two episodes of the 1972 television show, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, rather than one feature-length film.
The two episodes featured on this release are The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair (which first aired in September 1972) and the follow-up episode, The Caped Crusader Caper (which originally aired in December 1972). Both of these episodes feature Mystery Inc. (aka the Scooby gang), along with Batman, Robin, the Joker and Penguin.
What is The New Scooby-Doo Movies?
While you might think The New Scooby-Doo Movies are films, this was actually the name of a television series which ran for two seasons during the early 1970s. The New Scooby-Doo Movies comprised a collection of 24, 40-minute episodes (16 episodes aired during season one and eight aired during season two).
Scooby-Doo Meets Batman collects together the two Batman-themed episodes from this show. Collectively, these two episodes provide approximately 83 minutes of content under the banner heading of Scooby-Doo Meets Batman.
Who are the cast of Scooby-Doo Meets Batman?
The cast of Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is as follows:
- Scooby-Doo – Don Messick
- Shaggy – Casey Kasem
- Velma Dinkley – Nicole Jaffe
- Daphne Blake – Heather North
- Fred Jones – Frank Welker
- Batman – Olan Soule
- Robin – Casey Kasem
What is the age rating of Scooby-Doo Meets Batman?
The British Board of Film Classification have rated Scooby-Doo Meets Batman as a U (Universal) which means it is suitable for all ages. As such, the title is popular with parents of young Batfans, as they know that their children can view it without coming across anything deemed inappropriate for their age range.
Is Scooby-Doo Meets Batman any good?
As long as you understand what the content is (i.e. Scooby-Doo tales from the 1970s) then there is much to enjoy about Scooby-Doo Meets Batman. Cartoons do age, but many retain a certain charm and Scooby-Doo titles consistently manage to entertain audiences.
The release – which has been in regular circulation since 2008 – is a very popular title, with a current score of 4.5 stars (out of 5) on Amazon. Price wise, Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is usually very wallet-friendly and can cost less than £3 for new DVD copy.
- Original release date: 2008 (the content dates back to 1972)
- BBFC Classification: Universal – Suitable for all ages
- Runtime: 83 mins approx.
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