Thursday, November 12, 2009
this featured Olan Soule as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and for years, he was THE cartoon voice of Batman for me. even when Adam West did the voice for the 70s show and whatever Superfriends it was he did, Batman didn't sound right. Casey Kasem did the voice of Robin. when the Dynamic Duo teamed up with Scooby (the nadir of Batman's career) it was odd hearing Casey talk to himself as Robin and Shaggy. same thing happened when the Scoobies met the Pussycats.
and of course, they added some of the silliest foes they could, such as "Simon the Pieman". of all the foes Batman had by 1968, a sinister baker was the best they could come up with? I suppose it could have been worse, they might have used Colonel Gumm...
it's a wonder this show isn't out on DVD, with all the hoopla over the "Dark Knight" there is these days.