Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Honourable Mention: Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogey Adventure

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy was a Cartoon Network series about a somewhat slow boy called Billy (Richard Steven Horvitz), and the ill-tempered, cynical girl called Mandy (Grey DeLisle) who won a limbo competition and forced the Grim Reaper (Greg Eagles) to be their best friend for all time.

Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogey Adventure was the first feature length cartoon of their adventures and the Boogey of the title is the Boogey Man (Fred Willard). However we begin two weeks in the future with a broken world as robot versions of Billy and Mandy (the Billybot and Mandroid) are sent back to destroy Billy and Mandy. This is observed by Billy and friend Irwin (Vanessa Marshall) though they miss jumping into the time vortex after them.

Dracula on jury service
In our time Grim misses getting a soul, having been forced to take Billy and Mandy to work with him and is summoned to face prosecution for dereliction of duty. His prosecutor is his old nemesis the Boogey Man. He loses the case and is stripped of his powers and his scythe. Thus begins an adventure as they are exiled but aim to find the artefact Horror’s Hand (Greg Ellis) before Boogey can get it as it holds the key to being the scariest creature in the universe.

Dracula as the Colonel?
So why the mention? Well a recurring appearance (for split seconds) of Dracula. We see a picture of him being one of many who stole Grim’s scythe. He is part of the jury at Grim’s trial (and declares that Dracula hates jury service). He even turns up later on, now in a white suit and looking like a fanged version of the KFC Colonel, to laugh at Boogey.

The imdb page is here.

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