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This article is about the film. For the DVD, see Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DVD).
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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold is the twenty-seventh in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons, and also based on the cartoon series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It was released on DVD and Digital HD on January 9, 2018.

Premise

Mystery Inc. are inducted into the Mystery Analysts of Gotham. However, things take a turn when a case from Batman's past comes back to haunt him and it is up to Mystery Inc. to get to the bottom of it! 

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Characters

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Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Harvey Bullock He hates Batman.
Professor Sam Scarlett Revenge on Batman for his son's disappearance.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Clayface as the Crimson Cloak He was looking for a cure to his condition.
Riddler He wanted to use Milo's weapon to destroy Gotham, and have Clayface frame Batman and the gang into stealing the isotopes.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Black Canary
Waitress
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Diedrich Bader Batman
Jeff Bennett Joker
Leo Scarlett
Jeffrey Combs Question
Professor Sam Scarlett
John DiMaggio Aquaman
Crimson Cloak
Nika Futterman Catwoman
Nicholas Guest Martian Manhunter
John Michael Higgins Riddler
Tom Kenny Penguin
Plastic Man
Kevin Michael Richardson Detective Chimp
Clayface
Tara Strong Harley Quinn
Poison Ivy
Fred Tatasciore Harvey Bullock

Notes/trivia

  • The film had its world premiere held at TLC Chinese Theatre on January 6, 2018. Participants included Kate Micucci (Velma) and Diedrich Bader (Batman).
  • This isn't just this incarnation of Harvey Bullock's first appearance in terms of crossing over with the Scooby-Doo franchise, but also the first time in the Brave and the Bold universe.
  • Professor Milo's "rodent-related" demise happened in the teaser of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode Gorillas in Our Midst, due to the Spectre turning him into cheese and letting his own rats loose on him for consumption, albeit off-screen.

Miscellaneous

Cultural references

  • It's a crossover with the continuity of the former Cartoon Network series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with the majority of the cast coming back, including Diedrich Bader.
  • Bates Burger, Hanni-bowl, and Pasta Al Capone at Arkham Asylum are named after Norman Bates from the film Psycho, Hannibal Lecter from the film Silence of the Lambs, and the early 20th century crime boss Al Capone.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • This doesn't follow on from the Hanna-Barbera continuity of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, with the gang never having met Batman before, although they've heard of him. Incidentally, the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series did have its own HB parody continuation in the episode Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!.
  • This also breaks continuity with how the Scooby-Doo! Team-Up comic chose to follow on from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, with most of the guest superheroes and supervillains in this movie having already appeared in the comic.
  • It's argued that putting Scooby in the driver's seat wouldn't work out well because he's a dog, yet he drove in Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare and Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright. Even if he was winging it, he had a license in Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness (unless it was photoshopped like Velma forging a badge to allow him to be in a hospital in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur).
  • It's unclear what happened to Batman's sidekicks. It's possible as with his own old costume put on display, that the sidekicks put their older costumes on display.
  • In the Brave and the Bold TV series, there was always one Robin who became Nightwing (outside of alternate futures and realities), so it's unclear who the costume belonged to.
  • As a rarity, Fred and Daphne get romantic interests with the superheroes, but neither of them show jealously of the attention the other one gets.

Home media

Gallery

Videos

Images

Quotes

Velma: Jinkies! The world's greatest detective!
Fred: Batman, what are you doing here?


Martian Manhunter: Are those chocos?
Shaggy: Yes.
Martian Manhunter: MINE!


Plastic Man: Sorry! This seat's taken!


Fred: Wow! Batman's first uniform!


Martian Manhunter: (reading Shaggy's mind) Zoinks!

External links

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