With so much talk, here at TIAH Blog, about both the 1968 Filmation Animated Batman and Scooby-Doo, it is particularly sad to report the death of animation voice actor and iconic disc jockey Casey Kasem, on June 15, 2014, at the age of 82.
To many, Casey Kasem was best known as the voice of radio's "American Top 40", from 1970 until 2009.
His sign-off still echoes on: "And don't forget, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"
But, before that, to us animation enthusiasts, he personified two roles -- one already iconic, Robin the Boy Wonder of Filmation's BATMAN (1968-1969) and other animated DC Comics series of the era...
...and one HE made iconic, Shaggy of SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU and more subsequent Scooby-series than I'm willing to count.
|"Like, that CAVEMAN'S been around more than 40 YEARS!"|
|"ZOINKS!" Ya didn't think I would leave out "ZOINKS!", did ya?|
After that, he moved on to playing Shaggy's Father!
He even portrayed Shaggy AND Robin in the same show twice, in team-ups like this!
And, speaking of "team-ups", I'd be remiss if I didn't cite this wonderful reference to Casey Kasem having voiced both Shaggy and Robin in the comic book SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 4!
Farewell, Casey Kasem. If I may be bold enough to borrow from a former mystery-solver and boy wonder:
|...Both in the same panel here!|
"...Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"
|...On the GROUND, Shaggy!|