The actress, Heather North, has sadly passed away at the age of 71! Mrs. North (1945-2017) passed away on November 30, 2017, although her death wasn’t announced until December 19, 2017. While she has made live-action appearances such as in the 1971 Disney film, The Barefoot Executive, Mrs. North was best known as the voice of Daphne Blake for over 30 years in the Scooby-Doo franchise!
She first voiced Daphne in the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and continued voicing the character in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show, The Scooby-Doo Show, and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo among other TV reincarnations. Her final voice performances as Daphne were in the direct-to-video films, Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico.
Jeepers, she shall be missed indeed!
Well, let’s start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Scooby-Doo and its franchise! I love the original TV series, I love most of the other TV series that followed it and are still following it, and I love the direct-to-DVD films. (What do I think of the live-action films? Well, I prefer the Brian Levant TV duology over the Raja Gosnell theatrical duology; but that’s not really saying much for either of them.)
And the focus of today’s review is one of the newer direct-to-DVD movies, “Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire”! Now if you’re like me, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “HEY! Wait a minute! They already made a direct-to-DVD Scooby-Doo film involving a vampire, ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire’! How can they be so unoriginal and use the same type of supernatural creature again?! Are they telling us the same story again?!” Continue reading “My Thoughts: SCOOBY-DOO! MUSIC OF THE VAMPIRE (2012)”