Home Entertainment Review: Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Warner)

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Mystery Incorporated team up with the Dark Knight Detective to dish out the hammers of justice.

Scooby-Doo and the gang are investigating an evil puppeteer when they are saved by Batman. It turns out that it was only a test as an initiation to the Mystery Analysts of Gotham. Membership includes Martian Manhunter, Detective Chimp, the Black Canary, the Question, and Plastic Man, with Aquaman trying to be a member. They all try to solve an unsolved case of Batman. Pretty soon, Batman, Scooby, and the rest are involved in a case that involves a bevy of Bat-villains. 

This is the fourth time that Batman has teamed up with Scooby-Doo, and personally, I think it was one of the best. It was a really nice mash-up of the animation style of the old Scooby-Doo cartoons and Batman: The Brave and The Bold series. The two animation styles really did compliment each other. I especially loved the part when they did one of the old standard Scooby chases, but Batman is beating the snot out of the guys chasing them. That alone just made it for me. 

It was great hearing Diedrich Bader voice Batman again. In the Brave and the Bold series, Diedrich really gave his own voice to Batman, and I’ve really come to like it.  His Batman is a combination of Adam West and Kevin Conroy. It just really works with this series.

Frank Welker once again took on the roles of Fred and Scooby-Doo. I can’t believe he’s been doing these characters for 48 years and they sound as great as they did back in 1969. I hope he never stops doing them.

I think there were times where I over thought things about the film. It didn’t make any sense to me to use Plastic Man as a detective. Personally, I would have gone with Elongated Man. But it didn’t take anything away from me.

The DVD also comes with two classic episode from the New Scooby-Doo Movies show:  The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair and The Caped Crusader Caper. While these were entertaining to watch, I was a little disappointed Warner Brothers didn’t include the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series episode:  Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases! In that, we got to see Scooby and Shaggy knock the snot out of Joker and Penguin. 

In the end, this was a really fun film for all ages. I can’t recommend it enough.

Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold is available everywhere on January 9th.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.