It is with a sad, bereaved heart that I announce the death of the beloved DJ/music host/voice actor, Casey Kasem. Casey Kasem (1932-2014) died this Father’s Day after being hospitalized for a couple of weeks.
The man was known for hosting American countdown music shows as well as for his foray into voice acting, including voicing Robin in a few cartoons as well as a few Transformers in the animated series. But, his most famous role was that of the voice of Shaggy Rogers in many Scooby-Doo adaptations.
This is someone whom I really loved and probably the first celebrity for whose death I’ll actually cry. Goodbye, Casey Kasem! We’re gonna miss you!
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)”