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Robin is dark-haired Caucasian teenaged male with an athletic build. He wears a yellow cape, a green undershirt, a red overshirt, and flesh colored tights.
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Skills and abilities
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- Batline with bat-hook
- Miniature bat-radio: If trapped, he can send out a signal of his whereabouts to the Gotham City police. It seems to be stored in the belt buckle itself. Batman mentioned that they both used this, but Robin didn't actually display his.
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
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- The Robin in The New Scooby-Doo Movies is based on the Dick Grayson version, but this isn't revealed in any manner in the show; Robin is his only identity within the Scooby-Doo universe.
- He is voiced by Casey Kasem, who also voices Shaggy Rogers; Kasem would later reprise the role of Robin in the Super Friends series, both shows were made by Hanna-Barbera.
- His catchprase ("Holy...") was borrowed from the live-action Batman TV series of the 1960's, wherein Robin was portrayed by Burt Ward.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Background in other media
Robin was originally conceived as a comic-book character by artists, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, and writer, Bill Finger, for DC Comics, as a junior counterpart to Batman. He first appeared in Detective Comics #38 (Spring 1940), a year after Batman.
In 1968, Robin's first animated appearance occured in Filmation's The Batman/Superman Hour; the segments were called The Adventures of Batman, and a year later were separated into its own show, Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder. In 1973 (a year after The New Scooby-Doo Movies), produced Super Friends, which co-starred Robin, continuing in various spin-offs until 1985. The cartoons either had Kasem or Ward as the voice of Robin.
In the special Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, one segment had Bat-Mite show an encounter with the Dynamic Duo and Mystery Inc., and broke the "fourth wall", by pointing out animation mistakes (as if he knew he was watching a cartoon) and made Scooby and Shaggy fight back. Robin was voiced by Jason Marsden.