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September 13, 2016
47 Years of Scooby-Doo
Happy 47th Birthday, Scooby-Doo!!! 47 years ago today, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! first aired on CBS. The very first series of Scooby-Doo!

Who knew Scooby would be going strong 47 years later? Though the Scooby series haven't had a continuous run, we have been lucky to have so many incarnations of Scooby-Doo over the years. So far, we've had 16 Scooby-Doo series and a lot of Scooby-Doo movies! The franchise keeps going and bringing us new series, movies, merchandise, comics, etc.

I am looking forward to what the future of Scooby-Doo holds. With a new movie coming out in theaters in 2018, and Scooby's 50th birthday in 2019, I don't see Scooby fading out any time soon! I hope there will be something big in 2019! We should celebrate 50 years in style!

September 11, 2016
Dax Shepard to Co-Direct Scooby-Doo Animated Film
It looks like Dax Shepard will co-direct the new animated Scooby-Doo movie coming out in 2018 with Tony Cervone! The new movie, titled S.C.O.O.B., is set to be released on September 21, 2018. Dax Shepard will also co-write the script with Matt Lieberman.

S.C.O.O.B. is supposed to be an animated reboot of the live-action films where Scooby and the gang work for a large organization.

This movie is supposed to be released in theaters. It will be awesome to see Scooby on the big screen!

February 22, 2016
LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood coming to Blu-Ray in May 2016!!
Scooby-Doo and the gang will be featured in an original movie called LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood, which will be released May 3, 2016. Based on the artwork for the cover, a limited edition exclusive LEGO® Scooby-Doo will be included!!

In LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood, the gang heads to the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, where they take a tour of the legendary Brickton Studios, a historic Hollywood movie studio. While visiting the lot, the gang is surprised to find the once powerful film studio has fallen onto hard times. Neglected and in disrepair, Brickton, which has lost its luster, now faces threats of closure and an impending sale to greedy developers who want to tear it down.
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/29980-lego-scooby-doo-haunted-hollywood-exclusive-trailer

August 25, 2015
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! U.S. air date confirmed by TV Guide!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! finally has an air date in the U.S.! The show will premier on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:30/7:30 on Boomerang. This confirmation comes from TV Guide magazine. Thanks to scoobydoomaster on my forum for the information!

This was posted on the ToonZone forum the other day, but we wanted confirmation before spreading the word. It's nice to see that we have a date and it's only a little over a month away!
http://scoobyaddicts.proboards.com/post/36840/thread

August 20, 2015
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Gets a Premier Date in Canada
So we don't have a U.S. date yet, but there is some good news! Be Cool Scooby-Doo! will air on Teletoon in Canada on October 8, 2015 at 6pm ET/PT. After finishing up their senior year of high school, the Scooby-Doo-gang decide to travel in the Mystery Machine, seeking fun and adventure during what could possibly be their last summer break together. However, havoc-wreaking monsters prevent them from completing their journey. This will be the twelfth incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo animated series.

The show is supposed to air in the U.S. this year. I was hoping it would air in September, but so far, no word on a release date. Hopefully, we get something soon!
http://www.regularcapital.com/2015/08/teletoon-canada-be-cool-scooby-doo-to-premiere-on-8th-october/

August 17, 2015
New Animated Scooby-Doo Movie Coming in September 2018!
A new animated Scooby-Doo movie is heading to the big screen! Warner Animation is hoping to bring other Hanna-Barbera characters to the big screen as well, starting with Scooby.

Tony Cervone will direct the Scooby movie, which was written by Matt Lieberman (known for “Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief,” “Short Circuit” reboot.) Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce it. They produced the live action Scooby movies from the early 2000s. Dan Povenmire, creator of Phineas & Ferb, will be creatively involved in the film.

I am pretty sure this is the movie we had heard about a year or so ago, and it has finally started moving forward! Scooby on the big screen will be really nice to see, especially in animated form!

The new animated film is set to be released on Sept. 21, 2018. I'm happy to see they chose a September release date, since Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! first aired in September of 1969. It will be a great way to celebrate Scooby's 49th birthday! I wonder if Warner Bros. has something in the works for his 50th!!
http://comicbook.com/2015/08/17/new-scooby-doo-movie-in-development-at-warner-animation/

August 1, 2015
Scooby-Doo LEGO Sets Now Available!
This is the day I have been waiting for since I was a kid! Scooby-Doo LEGO sets were released today! I have been saying for years that the LEGO Company should make official Scooby-Doo LEGO sets, and they finally have!

There are 5 sets that are available:
  • Haunted Lighthouse
  • Mystery Mansion
  • The Mystery Machine
  • Mystery Plane Adventures
  • Mummy Museum Mystery


The sets range in price (on the LEGO.com site anyway) from $14.99 to $89.99. As of this evening - 7:45pm EST - all but 1 of the sets is sold out! That's great news for us Scooby-Doo fans! That means there is a demand for the sets and in my opinion, they are long over due for making these sets. It's great to see more Scooby-Doo merchandise, especially from LEGO!

For more information on the sets, go to LEGO.com. You can also try retail stores such as Target, Walmart and Toys R'Us.

July 8, 2015
Velma Will Have a New Voice for Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
According to Zac Moncrief (@zacmoncrief), Kate Micucci (@katemicucci) will voice Velma in the new series Be Cool Scooby-Doo! coming this fall (hopefully) on Cartoon Network.

So where does that leave Mindy Cohn (@MindyCohn)? No worries! She will still be the voice of Velma for DVD's and video games! Mindy posted on Twitter: "gratefully gang, i get to still voice Velma for all DVDs/games so welcome @katemicucci & know there's room to share!" Now that is a great team player!

I know I'll miss Mindy as the voice of Velma for the new series, but it's good to see someone from my own town will be voicing Velma. I'm excited to see what this new series has to offer! So far, I'm thrilled that the writers of Phineas & Ferb will be writing the new series! I'm also happy to see Frank Welker will continue to voice Scooby and Fred, Grey Griffin will voice Daphne, and Matthew Lillard will voice Shaggy. Now I just hope the series airs in the next couple of months. I'm hoping for September! Only time will tell...
https://twitter.com/zacmoncrief/status/618891215199571968

May 25, 2015
Brand New Scooby-Doo Website!!
There is a new Scooby-Doo website!! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced the launch of the all-new Scoobydoo.com. The site is designed to work on any internet-connected device.

The new website has a ton of interactive features including games, videos, comics and downloads. Each page features a different gang member. The site itself scrolls horizontally instead of vertically.

For more information, view the press release!
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April 13, 2015
Review: Scooby-Doo! Super Race Set
I got this Scooby-Doo! Super Race Set as a gift last year. I was so excited about it! We saw it when we were on vacation for $129 at a little shop and I wanted to buy it, but didn't want to spend that much money on it. My husband and kids ended up buying it for me. I'm not sure why it took me so long to open it and put the track together.

My 4 year old nephew was over yesterday for my son's birthday party and I thought he would really enjoy playing with the SD Race Set. It wasn't easy to put the track together. I was worried I was going to break the pieces. It took some effort to snap the track pieces together. We made the figure 8 track (there are 2 other track shapes you can make.) The pieces that go along the edges of the track were not easy to snap on and keep on. The stands that hold up the track don't attach to the track, the track rests on them, which makes it easy to fall, especially if you accidentally bump into the track or pull on the controllers too hard.



It took us about 10 minutes to get the track all set up and ready to go. We plugged the controllers in and set the cars on the track. I think I was just as excited, if not more, than my nephew to get the cars going around the track. The Mystery Machine and the Monster Hearse were ready to go! We pushed the buttons on the controllers, the cars headlights lit up and the cars went flying so fast, they flew off the track. The plastic rail pieces didn't help the cars to stay on the track, they actually helped the cars fly further off the track and onto the floor as they acted like a ramp. It took some time to get the hang of using the controller so the cars didn't fly off the track. Once we finally got the hang of it, the Mystery machine car stopped working. It no longer goes around the track when you press the button. Sometimes the lights come on, but for the most part, it just sits there.

The Scooby-Doo! Super Race Set held up for about 15 minutes of use before breaking. I was really disappointed that it was so poorly made. I definitely expected better quality!

April 2, 2015
MY FRIEND SCOOBY-DOO! App Available in the App Store
Today, Warner Bros. and Genera released the new Scooby-Doo App, MY FRIEND SCOOBY-DOO! The app is available now in the App Store for $2.99.

In this app, you get to be Scooby-Doo! Your mission is to solve the mystery as you look for clues, play mini games, stop the ghosts, and of course eat Scooby Snacks! The game offers 4 mysteries to investigate with 180 missions to complete to solve the mysteries, all based around the original Scooby-Doo series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Voice talents include Don Messick as Scooby-Doo and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy.

I got to try the game out, and I have to say it was a lot of fun! WB and Genera give the player easy to understand instructions on how to play the game. You move Scooby around the screen, dig for clues, and the most exciting part is that you get to interact with Scooby by petting him, making him lay down and roll over so you can tickle him and make him laugh, and even make him say "Scooby-Dooby Doo!" It's like having your own Scooby-Doo virtual pet!

Download My Friend Scooby-Doo! now in the App Store for $2.99! Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Ages 6-8.
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February 4, 2015
Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 Set For Release in April!
SCOOBY-DOO! AND SCRAPPY-DOO!:THE COMPLETE SEASON 1

IS SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 28, 2015

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINEMT

Two-Disc DVD Release Features 16 Episodes for Over Five Hours of Scooby-Doo! Cartoons

BURBANK, CA (February 3, 2015) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings the adventures of Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1, available in stores April 28, 2015. Get set for hijinks, thrills and laughs as everyone’s favorite teenage sleuths, and their lovable Great Dane, set out for a chilling set of adventures along with their adorable companion, Scrappy-Doo. This exciting release features 16 entertaining episodes of the classic Saturday morning cartoon series. Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 will retail for $19.97 SRP.

Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 is the action-packed animated series that features the Mystery Inc. gang, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as they travel in the Mystery Machine investigating unexplained and supernatural shenanigans. They are joined by Scooby-Doo’s precocious, pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo, a fearless little pup who boldly confronts the scariest of villains. Will the pint-sized pup help the gang overcome all manner of supernatural creeps and crawlies? Tune in to these 16 hijinks-filled episodes to find out! Collected for the first time on DVD, the Complete Season 1 is a treasure trove of classic Scooby-Doo. Stock up on Scooby Snacks and dig in for some puppy-powered fun!

Featured Episodes:
The Scarab Lives!
Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea
The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld
I Left My Neck in San Francisco
Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind
When You Wish Upon a Star Creature
The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco
The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly
Shiver and Shake, That Demon’s a Snake
Rocky Mountain Yiiiiii
The Scary Sky Skeleton
The Sorcerer’s a Menace
The Demon of the Dugout
Lock the Door, It’s a Minotaur!
The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear
The Ransom of Scooby Chief

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, as well as Mike Tyson Mysteries for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide.
http://whysoblu.com/scooby-doo-scrappy-doo-complete-season-1-set-release-april-28-2015/

January 23, 2015
First look: 'Scooby-Doo' LEGO sets debut in summer
Here it is!! The first look at the new Scooby LEGO sets! According to USA Today, the LEGO sets will be available in August 2015.

Ranging from $14.99 to $89.99, the LEGO sets Mummy Museum Mystery, The Haunted Lighthouse and The Mystery Mansion draw from the vast array of goblins, creatures and monsters in Scooby-Doo lore dating back to 1969.

One thing that's remained constant over the decades is the gang's psychedelic ride, the Mystery Machine, and the vehicle is featured in one of the debut Scooby LEGO line. With 301 pieces and a $29.99 price tag, the set comes with the iconic van (sporting computer screens, spy glass and other mystery-solving equipment), a spooky tree, a giant sandwich and minifigures of Scooby, Shaggy, Fred and a zombie whose identity builders will have to figure out with clues.

I am so excited that Scooby will finally be available in LEGO form!
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2015/01/23/scooby-doo-lego-exclusive-first-look/22206189/

January 23, 2015
Press Release: LEGO Group Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products
LEGO Group Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Announce First-Ever LEGO® Building Sets Inspired by Classic Animated Series Scooby-Doo™

-New LEGO® Scooby-Doo animated content to roll-out, including 22-minute special and made-for-video movie releases, from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group-

Burbank, CA (January 23, 2015) – The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO® building sets inspired by the timeless and beloved animated franchise, Scooby-Doo™. Five new building sets will bring the zaniness of classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang to life in LEGO form for the first time ever, and are scheduled to hit store shelves in August.

In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.

“Fans always wonder which properties may come to life in LEGO form, and this year we are thrilled to bring all of the mystery, humor and hijinks of the Scooby-Doouniverse to life in LEGO toys and animated content,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. “We constantly review properties to find those with global reach, great characters and stories and inherent building and role play opportunities, and we think that Scooby-Doo delivers on all of these while also driving strong appeal among collectors and today’s parents who have strong nostalgia for the LEGO brand from their own childhood.”

To read the rest of the press release, click here.
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January 19, 2015
LEGO Scooby-Doo Set List Revealed 2015
A while back, it was reported that there may be some official Scooby-Doo LEGO sets coming out in 2015. According to this YouTube video, we will see the following sets: Mummy Museum Mystery, Mystery Plane Adventures, The Mystery Machine, Haunted Lighthouse and a Mystery Mansion. All of these sets are slated to be released in 2015, but no specific date was given.

Character Building already made Scooby-Doo sets, including The Mystery Machine, a speedboat, an airplane, a pirate ship and more.

I am excited about official Scooby-Doo LEGO sets! I have heard that they may be based off of the new series, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! If that is the case, I can't say that I will be as excited. It would be great to have the sets based off of classic Scooby-Doo. I guess we'll have to wait and see...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl_3Xm3A3uo

November 20, 2014
LEGO SCOOBY-DOO Sets To Be Released In 2015?
Is it true?? Will there be Scooby-Doo LEGO sets in the near future?

Accordig to ComicBookMovie.com: Yesterday, it was reported by The Brick Fan that next year we would be seeing a ne LEGO theme line of sets. Their sources claimed that this line would be "loosely a follow-up or a replacement to Monster Fighters.” It will have a "retro feel and very kid friendly and not very zombie.” Well, now their sources claim that this new line will be based off of Scooby-Doo. Another source claims to have seen these sets at a showroom in France. Here's the description:

"First, they are scheduled for release around May/June 2015. There will be four sets in total including the famous Mystery Van which has minifigures of Fred, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo. The next set is a Haunted House that includes Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Velma. There were also two other sets but there aren’t any descriptions. However, they mention that there was a Swamp Monster in one of these sets."

How awesome would it be to get official Scooby-Doo LEGO sets?!?!?!?!
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/?a=111282

November 13, 2014
WWE Studios Producing ‘Scooby-Doo’ Sequel with Warner Bros.
Since “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania” did so well when it was released on homevideo platforms earlier this year, WWE Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing a sequel in the Spring of 2016.

The sequel will be produced by WWE Studios and Warner Bros. Animation.

Not many details have been released, but we do kow that Hulk Hogan will be on of the featured characters in the sequel. The WWE will promote the sequel on TV shows, websites, at live events and through social media.

The “WrestleMania”-themed “Scooby-Doo” pic featured Cena, Triple H, Kane, the Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ and company chief Vince McMahon as characters, with the talent lending their voices.

When the first film was announced in 2012, the project was seen as a way for Warner Bros. to breathe new life into its long running franchise, while enabling WWE to get its roster of wrestlers in front of a young audience in a new way.

Warner Bros. has other plans for the Scooby-gang too, with the studio looking to reboot the film franchise on the big screen with a series of live action movies.
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/wwe-scooby-doo-sequel-1201355824/

November 12, 2014
Pizzatoon to Rep Warner Bros. Brands in North Africa
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) EMEA has selected Pizzatoon as its first licensing agent in the North Africa region.

Pizzatoon is charged with offering local assistance to WBCP as it licenses titles from its catalogue of classic brands, films and new theatrical releases in association with merchandise in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. Properties involved in the agreement include Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, all DC Comics superheroes and such movies as the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, among others.

"We're delighted to be appointed as WBCP's licensing representatives for the North Africa region," said Joseph Khalil, the managing director of Pizzatoon. "The studio's diverse portfolio coupled with our experience of developing brands across all categories presents exciting new opportunities for our partners at a time when licensing is really starting to emerge as a hot commercial trend in North Africa."
http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/2014-11-12-kid-warnerbrosconsumerproducts-pizzatoon

November 10, 2014
Warner Brothers appoints Brand & Deliver for Scooby Doo and Tom & Jerry marketing promotions
Warner Brothers UK has appointed Brand & Deliver to devise and create marketing promotions for Scooby Doo and Tom & Jerry.

Brand & Deliver will work on the brands across 2015, as Tom & Jerry celebrates 75 years.

“We’re proud to be working with two such iconic family entertainment names”, said Rich Barnes, managing director of Brand & Deliver. “With a number of new DVD launches across both titles throughout the year and the 75th anniversary of Tom & Jerry bringing vast opportunity for partnerships and licensing, now is the ideal time for brands to begin conversations.”

Vanessa Andreis, director of promotions UK, Warner Bros, added: “Both Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo have been on quite a journey since their creation back in the forties and sixties. We are looking forward to building a network of brand partnerships which will help keep these family favourites at the top of the DVD sales charts.”

Other Brand & Deliver clients include Samsung, Universal and Sony Pictures.
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/11/10/warner-brothers-appoints-brand-deliver-scooby-doo-and-tom-jerry-marketing-promotions

October 17, 2014
Pressman Toy Scooby-Doo Amazing Chase Game Fun For the Whole Family!
Who doesn't love Scooby-Doo? Now you can be Scooby-Doo!! At least a small Scooby-Doo game piece. Scooby Doo fans everywhere will be yelling “Jinkies!” this holiday thanks to the Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) game inspired by the popular cartoon.

The Pressman Toy Scooby-Doo Amazing Chase game board will bring the whole family together this holiday. Whether sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, or for game nights year round, the race to the finish to find the Scooby snacks while avoiding monsters on the loose is great for any family gathering.

Here is the game information from the WBCP fact sheet: Each player gets a Scooby-Doo eraser mover to use in this exciting race to the finish. Use the decoder to find the snacks to skip ahead but be wary, there are monsters on the loose. Don't let that set you back, for added fun you can use your smart phone for an augmented reality interaction. The contents of the game include Game board, red reveal magnifying glass, 4 Scooby-Doo movers, 15 snack cards, snack box, sand timer and rules. For 2 to 4 players, ages 4 and up. Available for $19.99.

Look for The Pressman Toy Scooby-Doo Amazing Chase board game in stores now!
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September 12, 2014
Scooby-Doo Amazing Chase Game Board Game
Yay!! Pressman Toys has created another Scooby-Doo game! I really like Scooby-Doo board games and I hope they keep making them!

Each player gets a Scooby-Doo eraser mover to use in this exciting race to the finish. Use the decoder to find the snacks to skip ahead but be wary, there are monsters on the loose. Don't let that set you back, for added fun you can use your smart phone for an augmented reality interaction. The contents of the game include Game board, red reveal magnifying glass, 4 Scooby-Doo movers, 15 snack cards, snack box, sand timer, and rules. For 2 to 4 players, ages 4 and up.

You can purchase the game at WBShop.com for $19.95.
http://www.wbshop.com/product/scooby-doo+amazing+chase+game+sdptgmachase.do?from=fn&sortby=ourPicks

June 22, 2014
New Scooby-Doo Show Will Bring New Scooby-Doo Merchandise
According to a new press release by Warner Brothers, the new animated show Be Cool Scooby-Doo! will bring new Scooby-Doo merchanise from companies like Pressman Toys, Scholastic, Hallmark, and others.

Here is the wording from the press release: "Scooby-Doo and the Gang are revving up the Mystery Machine in the upcoming, all-new animated comedy series Be Cool Scooby-Doo! WBCP will continue to offer licensing opportunities for the Scooby-Doo brand and returning partners including global master toy licensee Character Group, Rubie’s Costumes, Scholastic, Hallmark and Pressman Toy, among others."

This is great news for all Scooby collectors! It will be good to see new merchandise.

To view the full press release, go to finance.yahoo.com.

June 22, 2014
Scooby-Doo Live Action Reboot
On June 18, 2014, news was released that Warner Bros. would be starting from scratch on a new live action Scooby-Doo movie. Randall Green will write the script for the new movie. So far, no actors have been cast for the new movie, which will follow Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby as they solve a new mystery.

I am not a big fan of the live action Scooby movies! I felt that in Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Matthew Lillard made the best Shaggy ever, like he was born to play the role of Shaggy! Linda Cardellini was an awesome Velma! Again, it was like she was born to play the role. I did not like Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Fred and Daphne. Nick Palatas made a good Shaggy and Kate Melton made a good Daphne in the second round of live action movies, The Mystery Begins and Curse of the Lake Monster. I was not impressed with Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Robbie Amell as Fred was just wrong! When I asked him why he didn't have blonde hair for the role, he said he doesn't look good as a blonde. In my opinion, they should have hired an actor that would dye their hair blonde to stick as close to the character as possible.

I never look forward to the live action movies. I just don't think any of them have been done to the standards that Scooby-Doo should be held to. If they can find the perfect cast, like Matthew Lillard as Shaggy and Linda Cardellini as Velma, then maybe it will work. (I haven't figured out yet who I think would make a good Fred or Daphne.)

I hope they cast this movie well and they try to stick to the characters and the original animated series as best as they can. If they are starting from scratch, with a clean slate, it could work! I guess we will see when it is released!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/scooby-doo-reboot_n_5506754.html

March 19, 2014
Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan, North Shore Animal League join forces for Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties
North Shore Animal League America is running it's 14th annual Tour for Life, and Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan are joining forces to bring awareness to schools and libraries.

The mobile pet adoption tour runs from March 12 through May 16. It will make it's way across the country, stopping in 52 US cities. They will be inviting school and libraries to hold Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties, which are events designed to raise funds and awareness for local shelters.

“Warner Bros. and Scooby-Doo are proud to support the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and partner with North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With Scooby-Doo at the head of the pack, even more young fans and dog-lovers will be able to participate in community-hosted Pack Parties across the country to advocate for shelter adoption and help animals find the home that they deserve.”

“Mutt-i-grees and Pack Parties have provided incredible support to us in so many ways. Their dedication and commitment is inspiring and their wonderful program has helped us motivate our club members to raise money for shelter animals and learn of their plight. We are so grateful,” said Kimberly Spanjol, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHC YAP (Youth Animal Protectors) Club, NYC of the Stephen Gaynor School.

Proceeds from the Pack Parties benefit North Shore Animal League America and Cesar Millan's Cesar Millan Foundation. For more information on local events or to make a donation, visit www.scoobypackparty.com.
https://www.looktothestars.org/news/11647-scooby-doo-and-cesar-millan-join-forces-to-host-mutt-i-grees-pack-parties

March 19, 2014
Press Release: WWE Studios and Warner Bros Announce “Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery”
“Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery” will be released on Blu-Ray Combo ($29.98), DVD ($19.98) and Digital HD ($19.98) on March 25, 2014. The all new, animated movie features WWE Superstars John Cena®, Triple H®, Sin Cara®, Brodus Clay®, AJ Lee™, The Miz®, Santino® and Kane®, as well as Scooby-Doo and the gang.

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, they convince the entire Mystery Inc. gang to travel to WWE City in the Mystery Machine to enjoy the show. But the trip quickly turns into another mystery as WWE City is full of secrets! A mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show and steal the championship title belt. With the help of WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino Marella and Kane, Scooby-Doo and The Mystery Inc. gang team up to solve the case before it is too late!

WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino and Kane will appear in animated form, lending their voices to this action-packed animated film. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

View the complete press release.
http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/461753-scooby-doo-wrestlemania-mystery-details

March 15, 2014
Be Cool Scooby-Doo! coming to Cartoon Network for 2014-2015 Lineup
On March 10, Cartoon Network announced new programming for the 2014-2015 upfront lineup. There will be new incarnations of Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes, as well as new shows and returning shows.

Be Cool Scooby-Doo! will be a new 22-minute animated series from Warner Bros. Animation. It will be a comedy series that takes place during the summer after they graduate from high school and before they enter college.

I don't know what I think so far. All I have seen is the logo, and I'm not sure I like the way Scooby is drawn. I am hoping it is not another "Get a Clue" type show. I guess time will tell what the show is going to be like.

View Cartoon Network's press release here.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cartoon-network-upfront-slate-pushes-687185

March 11, 2014
UK's Beechdean Ice Cream Group to Make Scooby-Doo Ice Cream
Beechdean Ice Cream Group in the UK has signed a new licensing deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create Scooby-Doo ice cream.

Scooby will be featured on the product packaging. The handheld Scooby-Doo 'Scooby Snack' ice creams will be 95ml and will come in 3 different flavors - Chocolate, Honeycomb, and White Chocolate and Strawberry.

In addition to Scooby-Doo, Beechdean will also be branding Jelly Belly and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ice creams. Beechdean already makes SpongeBob Squarepants ice cream treats, which are licensed by Nickelodeon.
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/fmcg/beechdean-brings-scooby-doo-jelly-belly-and-turtles-on-board/355210.article

January 16, 2014
Where is Mindy Cohn Now?
You all know Mindy Cohn as the current voice of Velma Dinkley. She voiced Velma for What's New, Scooby-Doo! and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, as well as Scooby movies. She has voiced Velma since 2002.

Ok, so maybe we as Scooby fans know where she is now. Mindy Cohn will be featured on the January 17 episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now', along with Debbie Allen, Lisa Whelchel, and William Shatner. The episode airs at 9pm ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. You should watch it! It will be interesting to learn about her life before voicing Velma. Some of you may remember her as Natalie Green on 'The Facts of Life.' Some of you may only know her as Velma. Either way, it will be interesting to learn more about Mindy!

January 16, 2014
Mattel To Release Scooby/WWE Figures
In 2 months, Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery will be released. What better way to help market the movie than to sell figures that go with it!

In March, Mattel will release two-pack figure sets featuring WWE stars and Scooby-Doo. I don't know anything about wrestling, but I am excited to see new Scooby merchandise being released. I hope with the release of the new movie will also bring other merchandise.

The new movie will be released March 25. It is said that the figures will be available for the movie release. Look for them in stores hopefully soon!!!!
http://winc.cc/6dEUgq
Images: RingsideCollectibles.com

January 14, 2014
ScoobyAddicts.com updates and new features coming soon!
I know it's been almost a year since I made any updates to the website, but 2014 is the year to give ScoobyAddicts.com a fresh new look and add some really kewl features. It's going to take some time to get every thing done, but my goal is to add something new every couple of weeks so I can focus on one thing at a time. I'm not going to go into details with the updates because I have to prioritize everything and I don't want to post my long list of updates here and then not get some of them implemented.

I'm looking forward to working on the site again. I've updated the latest video releases, which is a start. Next week, I start working on new changes. Here's to a Scoobyrific 2014!!

~ ScoobyAddict

February 27, 2013
My Review: Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries at The Beacon Theatre in NYC on February 24, 2013
The excitement started as we were walking up to The Beacon Theatre. There were people outside on the sidewalk selling Scooby-Doo posters and yelling "Scooby-Doo" to get people's attention. There is nothing like walking around the corner and seeing Scooby-Doo stuff everywhere! The only thing missing was Scooby himself!

We entered the theatre and were directed where to go. It was a beautiful theatre with amazing paintings, architecture and statues. The kids had fun playing I spy as we waiting for the show to start. All that was on stage was "Scooby-Doo! Live" in lights.

About 5:05pm, the lights turned out and the show began. They opened the show singing the Scooby-Doo! Where Are You! theme song. At one point, they even got the audience to sing it with them. As the show continued, they found clues and worked on solving the mystery, as you would expect Scooby and the gang to do. There was singing and dancing, which wasn't bad because it was a live show. Scooby as a musical didn't translate well when they made Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire, but the stage show was quite entertaining. It was funny when Scooby jumped into Shaggy's arms and the other references they put into the show.

I was worried about how the show would be since I had seen some bad reviews of it and I knew some people that took their kids to see it and, though the kids liked it, my friends did not. The lady in front of us fell asleep in her seat, so I'm not sure that she liked it either. The only part of the show that bothered me was the sound the ghost made. That sound went through me kind of like nails on a chalkboard, but not quite that bad. It was a rough noise to hear, but I was happy that after they unmasked the ghost, he only made the noise one more time and then it stopped.

If you go to the show and you are expecting it to be anything more than a kids show, you may be disappointed. However, if you are Scooby Addict like me, you will appreciate the show for what it is and be very happy you got to see it!!

December 12, 2012
Kellogg Makes New Scooby-Doo Cereal
On August 27, 2002, Kellogg introduced Cinnamon Marshmallow Scooby-Doo cereal. In their press release, they described it as "Now available at supermarket and grocery stores nationwide, new Kellogg's Cinnamon Marshmallow Scooby-Doo Cereal brings the fun of Scooby-Doo and all the gang, including Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, to breakfast tables nationwide. Fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals, the cereal features crispy, sweetened cinnamon-flavored multi-grain bone-shaped cereal with marshmallow bits shaped like Shaggy, the Mystery Machine and the ghost. The cereal also includes fun Scooby-Doo games on the back of the box."

The new cereal is now being made with bone-shaped pieces with a vanilla flavor instead of the round pieces in the original cereal.
http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2012/12/11/Kellogg-Scooby-Doo-Cereal-121112.aspx
http://www.mrbreakfast.com/cereal_detail.asp?id=70

October 20, 2012
Mystery Machine Tour at Crayola in Easton, PA
We got the chance to go to The Crayola Experience in Easton, PA today to see The Mystery Machine Tour. It was a pretty kewl way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

When we got there, we got in line to go into the trailer. The trailer was decorated with all the gang members and the colors of the Mystery Machine. Inside the trailer you got to solve the mystery!

When we left the trailer, we realized we didn't get the book to write the clues in, so we got them and luckily took pictures of the clues so we solved the mystery. For solving the mystery, we got some Scooby figures.

There were a few other activities there, like coloring sheets, and a huge coloring sheet that we weren't sure what it was for.

The best part was that Scooby showed up and we got to get our picture with him!

We had a great time! You can view some of my pictures on Facebook.

For more info and tour dates visit the Mystery Machine Tour website.

October 17, 2012
2012 McDonald's Happy Meals Come in Scooby Pails!
McDonald's has released their 2012 Halloween Pails, and lucky for us, Scooby is on them!! There are 3 pails available and they come with your Happy Meal order. Each pail also comes with a sticker sheet so you can decorate the pail even more.

Unlucky for my kids, I don't eat fast food, so they don't get to either unless someone else takes them, but for Scooby pails, we'll be heading to McDonald's this week. I can't pass up the Scooby Halloween pails!

Here is the McDonald's commercial for the pails.



http://www.happymeal.com/en_US/

September 27, 2012
Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Coming to DVD on November 13, 2012
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Part 1: Danger in the Deep will be available on DVD November 13, 2012. The DVD will feature 13 episodes from the second season of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated and will retail for $19.97 SRP.

I'm happy to see they are releasing a DVD of season 2. I think season 2 is much better than season 1, and the continuing storyline keeps it interesting! I hope they release the remaining season 2 episodes on Cartoon Network soon!

The following episodes will be featured on the DVD:
The Night the Clown Cried
House of the Nightmare Witch
The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom!
Web of the Dreamweaver!
The Hodag of Horror
Art of Darkness
The Gathering Gloom
The Night of the Haunted Mountain
Grim Judgement
Night Terrors
The Midnight Zone
Scarebear
Wrath of the Krampus
http://www.awn.com/news/television/scooby-doo-danger-deep-dvd-nov-13

August 17, 2012
Scooby-Doo and the Gang Join Forces with the WWE to Solve a Spine-Crunching Mystery
When I first read about this, I thought it was an April Fool's joke. Then I realized April was 4 months ago, so that couldn't be the case. It seems really odd that Warner Brothers would pair up with the WWE. I'm still not completely convinced it is real, but until I hear otherwise, I'm going to go with the flow and hope for the best.

Here is the press release from Warner Bros.:

Warner Bros. and WWE Studios Form Tag Team to Solve A Spine-Crunching Mystery!

ANIMATED MADE FOR VIDEO FILM STARRING WWE SUPERSTARS AND DIVAS TO BEGIN PRODUCTION SET FOR A 2014 HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE

STAMFORD, Conn., August 15, 2012 – Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) announced they will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania®. The announcement was made today by Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Family & Animation, Warner Home Video and Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios.

WWE Superstars and Divas including Triple H®, John Cena®, Kane, The Miz®, Brodus Clay™, Santino Marella®, Sin Cara™ and AJ™ will appear in animated form and lend their voices to the project. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon® will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

"We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film," said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. "Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year – WrestleMania."

"Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure," said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video. "We're excited to leverage the WWE's family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang."

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.
http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/250883

July 17, 2012
"Scooby-Doo: Laff-A-Lympics - Spooky Games" Released Today
Do you remember rooting for The Scooby Doobies? Or maybe you rooted for The Really Rottens or The Yogi Yahooeys? Whoever you rooted for, you get to see the fun all over again!

Scooby-Doo: Laff-A-Lympics - Spooky Games is released on DVD today! The DVD features an all new episode, Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games plus 12 episodes from Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.

Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games will air on Cartoon Network on July 28 at 6:30pm EST.

It retails for $19.98, but you can get it for $14.99 on Amazon.com. For more information on the DVD. click here.
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tag/scooby-doo-laff-a-lympics-spooky-games

July 17, 2012
Scooby-Doo Marathons on Cartoon Network July 28 and 29!
With the season 2 premier of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated coming up on July 30 at 2:00pm EST on Cartoon Network, it's about time that they give Scooby some love! Cartoon Network will have a Scooby marathon on July 28 and 29 starting at 11:00am EST each day. Here is the lineup:

Saturday July 28
11 AM - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"The Siren's Song"
11:30 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"Menace Of The Manticore"
12 Noon - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"Attack Of The Headless Horror"
12:30 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"A Haunting In Crystal Cove"
1 PM - Scooby-Doo And Samurai Sword
2:30 - What's New, Scooby-Doo? - "Simple Plan And The Invisible Man"
3 PM - What's New, Scooby-Doo? - "Space Ape At The Cape"
3:30 - Scooby-Doo And The Goblin King
5 PM - Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
6:30 - Scooby-Doo: Spooky Games (TV premiere)
7 PM - Scooby-Doo! Curse Of The Lake Monster

Sunday July 29
11 AM - What's New, Scooby-Doo?--"Uncle Scooby And Antarctica"
11:30 - What's New, Scooby-Doo?--"The Unnatural"
12 Noon - What's New, Scooby-Doo?--"The Vampire Strikes Back"
12:30 - What's New, Scooby-Doo?--"Wrestle Maniacs"
1 PM - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"Dead Justice"
1:30 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"Pawn Of Shadows"
2 PM - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated--"All Fear The Freak"
2:30 - Scooby-Doo! Legend Of The Phantosaur
4 PM - Scooby-Doo! Music Of The Vampire
5:30 - Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games
6 PM - Scooby-Doo! Curse Of The Lake Monster

It's too bad they aren't running a Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated season 1 marathon, but I guess I'll take what I can get! Saturday is the premier of Scooby-Doo: Spooky Games at 6:30pm! It's going to be a very Scooby weekend!!
http://scoobyaddicts.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=series&action=display&thread=1161

July 16, 2012
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated returns to Cartoon Network
We've all been waiting for what seems like forever for Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated Season 2 to air on Cartoon Network. We've been teased with 2 different air dates which came and went with no trace of SDMI. Now, Cartoon Network is saying that they will start airing Season 2 at 2:00pm EST on July 30, 2012. New shows will air daily, so we won't have to wait a week between each show. I'm not sure how I feel about the show airing during the day. It seems like Cartoon Network has lost interest in SDMI and they just picked a time because they promised WB they would air 2 seasons. It has been confirmed that this season will be the last. I'm looking forward to new episodes!!

July 16, 2012
Vote for Scooby-Doo in the "Best in TV" Poll
ABC News and People Magazine are doing a poll - "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time." What are your favorite TV shows of all time? You get to vote for your favorite TV shows, TV mom and dad, non-human character, best animated show and more... The results will be revealed in September 2012 during a 2-hour televised special called “BEST IN TV: THE GREATEST TV SHOWS OF OUR TIME”. Barbara Walters will host the show and will reveal America's picks for all of the categories. You can cast your vote at www.bestintelevision.com. Don't forget to vote for Scooby for Best Animated Show!!
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/abc-news-and-people-magazine-present-best-in-tv-the-greatest-tv-shows-of-our-time-hosted-by-barbara-walters/

March 16, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Tom and Jerry, Scooby, and Bugs Bunny race into Toys “R” Us stores in the UAE
Toys “R” Us, the world’s favourite toy retailer, announced today the arrival of an exclusive range of soft toys from the Warner Bros animated cartoon series Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo.

Warner Bros fans will be delighted to find their all-time favorites including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Road Runner, Coyote, Tasmanian Devil, Pepe Le Pew, Gossamer, Marvin Martian, Scooby and Tom and Jerry across any Toys “R” Us store in the UAE.

These adorable soft toys are available in different sizes from 6-inch onwards for prices starting at AED 29.

For more information, customers can call Toys “R” Us store at Dubai Festival City (04 206 6552), Deira City Centre (04 236 4166), Times Square Center (04 341 8383), Sharjah City Centre (06 537 0980), Sahara Centre in Sharjah (06 531 5915), Meena Free Port Area in Abu Dhabi (02 673 2332) and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain (03 784 0290).
http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/tom-and-jerry-scooby-and-bugs-bunny-race-toys-%E2%80%9Cr%E2%80%9D-us-stores-uae-416829

March 16, 2012
Big Top Scooby-Doo! Trailer
YES! Another movie is coming soon! This trailer was on the DVD for Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire. I love that Warner Brothers is releasing new movies!!

Watch the trailer:


No release date has been given yet. It should be released on DVD and Blu-Ray later this year. I will post more info when I can.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbBLESUlzWA

February 23, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World to be Released on DVD in May!
Get set for a ghostly global trek with Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Inc. gang on Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World, new animated collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group available in stores May 15, 2012. This two-disc DVD features over four hours of globe-trekking high-jinks and fun, featuring everyone’s favorite mystery-solving Great Dane, Scooby-Doo! and an UltraViolet™ Digital Copy. Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World will retail for $19.98 SRP.

Nobody vacations like Scooby-Doo and the gang! Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their canine pal in Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World as they visit some of the coolest and creepiest destinations across the world. Prepare to get shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle with scary skeleton scuba divers and chased through the canals of Venice by the Ghostly Gondolier, who even kidnaps Daphne! Hop aboard a haunted Aztec barge, but not before Scooby-Doo! wows a vengeful god with his best Mexican hat dance – to say nothing of his airplane cha-cha over the headhunter-happy jungles of Brazil. Along the way you can bet the Mystery Inc. gang will get to the bottom of each mystery with plenty of “zoinks!” (the same in every language), plenty of high-jinks, and a whole lot of international cuisine – leaning tower of pizza anyone?

“This collection is a fun ride for both kids and adults as they enjoy a variety of Scooby-Doo! stories from various places around the world,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Vice President, Marketing of Family & Animation Franchise. She added, “Scooby-Doo always delivers thrilling stories that are mixed with comedy and fun, and appeal to a wide audience. We think consumers will be excited about the almost five hours of spooky fun in Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World.”

Scooby-Doo!, the hit franchise follows the adventures of Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby-Doo as they travel in their van “The Mystery Machine” and solve cases typically involving ghosts, monsters or other supernatural forces. High-jinks always ensue, with their investigations resulting in entertaining chase scenes mixed with catchy musical numbers and comedic antics. The original television program went on to become one of the most successful animated television programs in history and spawned several spin-off series, specials, consumer products and live action films.

Featured Cartoons

Disc 1:
The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost
The Harum Scarum Sanitarium
The Spirits of ‘76
A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle
To Switch a Witch
A Menace in Venice

Disc 2:
Shiver and Shake, That Demon’s A Snake
Lock the Door, It’s a Minotaur
The Ozark Witch Switch
The Jaguaro
Moonlight Madness
Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts, Part I
Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts, Part II

This release will include an UltraViolet™ Digital Copy which allows consumers to download and stream the collection to computers and compatible iOS and Android devices.*
*Limited Time Offer. Restrictions and Limitations apply. Does not include iTunes Digital Copy file. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/318750/whv-press-release-scooby-doo-13-spooky-tales-around-the-world

February 21, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: SAVVi Announces Release of Warner Brothers Licensed Temporary Tattoos
SAVVi (http://www.savvistuff.com) is pleased to announce a partnership with Warner Brothers for the release of licensed temporary tattoos and other novelty printed products.

The Warner Brothers product offering includes Scooby-Doo, Batman, Justice League, Looney Tunes, Superman, Wonder Woman, ThunderCats and The Hobbit. In addition to its popular temporary tattoos, SAVVi will release Warner Brothers Premium Stickers, Magic Paint, and ColorUps items.

“Warner Brothers is a giant in the entertainment industry, and their characters from Scooby-Doo to Tweety Bird to Batman are loved by children and parents around the world. SAVVi is excited to work with Warner Brothers to release tattoos and other fun products that capture the spirit of Warner Brothers’ most-admired characters,” said Heather Nathanson, VP Marketing & Product Development, SAVVi. We’re thrilled to give Warner Brothers fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite characters in a new way.

Warner Brothers is the latest license to join the SAVVi portfolio. SAVVi has successfully introduced Disney, Marvel, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), and Pillow Pets licensed products. Some of the most popular SAVVi licensed products include Disney/Pixar Cars, Disney Princesses, Marvel Heroes, and Hello Kitty.

SAVVi licensed products can be found at most major national retailers. Walmart, Toys R Us, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, Dollar General, Michael’s, CVS, Claire’s, Party City, Kmart and Spencer’s Gifts all feature SAVVi temporary tattoos.

About SAVVi

SAVVi is a premier US manufacturer of printed novelty products. SAVVi products are sold internationally at major discount retail, grocery, craft supply and toy stores. In addition to being the world’s largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos, SAVVi also produces a wide variety of craft and children’s activity products. SAVVi designs and manufactures all products in the USA at its Tucson, Arizona headquarters. Products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, use FDA certified colorants and comply with CSPC and ASTM requirements. All products exceed US, Canadian and EU safety standards. More information is available at SAVVi (http://www.savvistuff.com).
http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebsavvi/warnerbrothers/prweb9214975.htm

February 18, 2012
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Nominated for 2012 Kids' Choice Award
This is some exciting news! Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is Nominated for a 2012 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon! The show was nominated last year too, but was beat out by SpongeBob. This year, Scooby goes up against Kung Fu Panda, Phineas & Ferb and SpongeBob. Voting begins on February 24. I think you can vote as many times as you want, so lets vote for Scooby daily and maybe this year he will beat out SpongeBob!!

For more information and to see the nominees for all the categories, visit Nick.com
http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/2012/scooby-doo-cartoon.html

January 3, 2012
The Mystery Machine Makes It Onto the Vantastic Timeline!
Vantastic!! Now that's a word I haven't ever heard before, but I kind of like it! The Mystery Machine certainly is vantastic!!

Autonet Insurance put together an interactive timeline of famous TV and movie vans from 1969 to 2010. The A-Team Van, The Shaggin' Waggon, and of course The Mystery Machine are just some of the vans that made the list. To see the entire timeline, please visit their website.
http://www.autonetinsurance.co.uk/infographics/vantastic/

December 22, 2011
Third iPad App for Scooby-Doo
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and New York-based digital publishing house ScrollMotion have brought Scooby-Doo back to the App Store with the Fall Fright: A Scooby-Doo! You Play Too Book – the third app in the Scooby-Doo collection of interactive book apps.

The app, which is available now for the iPad at $US.99, follows Shaggy and Scooby as they encounter ghosts and monsters on a journey to find snacks for a visit to Velma’s house.

Included is a new feature that enables kids to acquire in-app rewards by tapping swirling leaves and flying snack foods to uncover hidden Zoinks Points, which are redeemable for exclusive Scooby-Doo games, videos and downloads at http://zoinkspoints.kidswb.com.

With three new Scooby-Doo! You Play Too Book storybook apps on tap for early 2012, ScrollMotion continues to grow its library of digital book titles, which include titles for Sesame Street and Disney brands.
http://kidscreen.com/2011/12/22/scooby-doo-lands-third-app/

December 21, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated new episodes to air in May!!
It's been a long time since new episodes have aired on Cartoon Network, and we finally have a time frame for new Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episodes...May 2012!! Yes, we have to wait 5 months, but just knowing when they will air again makes it a little easier to wait. I am looking forward to new episodes and finding out how the story will unravel. I would be happier if we have a definite date, but I'll settle for the month!
http://www.warnerbros.com/tv/on-air/scooby-doo-mystery-incorporated/9f845f22-ee1a-4adb-a8d2-fbf3d6794f72.htmlWB

December 18, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire to Be Released on DVD in March.
Warner Home Video will be releasing a new Scooby-Doo full length animated movie/musical called Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire. The DVD will be available in stores on March 13, 2012. It will be available on VOD on starting December 22, 2011. The DVD will be available for $19.98 and Blu-Ray for $24.98, which also includes the DVD version. Both will also come with an Ultraviolet digital copy.

Special features include a Scooby-Doo Sing-a-long, which includes 6 songs.

Preorder your copy of the DVD at Amazon.com. You can also preorder the Blu-Ray at Amazon.com.
Amazon.com

October 28, 2011
Interactive Scooby-Doo Book Released on iPad
Together with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, ScrollMotion has released an interactive book for iPad that takes your kids on another wild adventure with Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery Gang.

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby were invited to take part in a Halloween celebration happening in Coolsville, that is, until Scooby and Shaggy end up in a real haunted house. As your child progresses through the story, he or she will need to solve different puzzles to help Shaggy and Scoob solve this new mystery.

The book features professional narration, word highlighting during the narration, and interactive animations. The story can be experienced in the movie-like automatic play mode or read manually in a physical book fashion. Each reading feature can be enabled or disabled individually, allowing the reading environment to be configured to any preference and to accommodate the needs of nearly any child.

As a bonus, kids can earn Zoinks Points codes throughout the story. The collected codes can be redeemed at ZoinksPoints.com to access free games, videos, downloads, and more.

Even after completing the story, children can keep the problem solving momentum going by reassembling the book pages in jigsaw puzzle form and entertain their creative side by creating a unique scene using character and object stickers or re-imagining story scenes by transforming the normal pages into coloring book pages.

The The Haunted Halloween: A Scooby-Doo You Play Too Book is compatible with iPad running iOS 4.0 or later, and available in the App Store at the introductory price of $.99.
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/10/the-haunted-halloween-a-scooby-doo-you-play-too-book-arrives-on-the-ipad-at-an-introductory-price

October 12, 2011
Scooby-Doo Create A Monster Contest
Create Your Own Monster, submit your design on the official site, all entries are eligible to win a trip to L.A. and to have their design featured on official Scooby products from Zazzle.com. You could meet the creators of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated or win some other kewl Scooby prizes!! You can enter online or by mail.

You must submit an original monster design and monster name. See the official rules for more details!
Email from WB

October 12, 2011
The Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan National Family Pack Walk on Sunday, October 30, at Lake Balboa Park
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND SCOOBY-DOO PARTNER WITH DOG WHISPERER CESAR MILLAN FOR FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL FAMILY PACK WALK.

As part of an ongoing partnership with Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan, the National Family Pack Walk brings together humans and dogs for a day filled with fun activities, games, training and education. The entire experience is geared toward enhancing the relationship between owner and dog, kicking off with the main event – a 1.5-mile Pack Walk led by Cesar and the beloved Scooby-Doo.

Visit the official site for more details on the event and to make a donation if you are unable to attend in person.
Email from WB
Image from http://www.multivu.com/mnr/52539-warner-bros-scooby-doo-cesar-millan-national-family-pack-walk

September 27, 2011
Win Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Season 1, Volume 3 on DVD
Want to win a copy of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Season 1, Volume 3?

Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Season 1, Volume 3 comes out on DVD today, September 27, 2011. The DVD includes 1-disc featuring 4 fantastic episodes of the all-new Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. TV Show!

Synopsis: The adventures of a talking dog and his four human pals as they try to unravel the strange and haunted history of their hometown. The tone is comedic, but it will never lose the edge that our heroes are in some frightening situations. The stakes are real.

How to Enter:

1. Post a comment on the ScoobyAddicts forum for the contest. A review of the show would be kewl, but is not necessary to win. One comment per person counts.
2. For an additional change to win, follow @ScoobyAddict on Twitter and post about this contest on Twitter. Please make sure you put @ScoobyAddict in your tweet so it counts toward the contest.
3. For a 3rd chance to win, follow ScoobyAddicts on Facebook and post a message on ScoobyAddicts Facebook wall.

Contest entries must be in by October 7. Good luck!
Email from WB

September 24, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Rebates
There are 3 rebates rebates you can get for buying Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.

1. Buy Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur on DVD AND any box of Joy® Ice Cream Cones.
You must return the original, completed certifcate, which you can download here, the original UPC codes from both the DVD and the ice cream cones box, and the sales receipt for the DVD AND any box of Joy® Ice Cream Cones purchased between 9/13/11 and 3/30/12 with the purchase prices clearly circled

2. Scooby-Doo!™ Legend of the Phantosaur and Keebler™ $5 Rebate Offer
Get $5 back by mail when you buy Scooby-Doo!™ Legend of the Phantosaur on DVD and two Keebler® Scooby-Doo!™ Graham Cracker Sticks. Return the original offer certificate, which you can download here, origial UPC codes from both the DVD and both boxes of Keebler Scooby Graham Cracker Sticks, and the original sales receipts for the DVD AND Keebler® products purchased between 8/15/11 and 12/30/11 with the purchase price clearly circled.

3. Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur on Blu-ray or DVD and Tyson Chicken Tenders and get $3 back by mail.
Fill out this form to download the official rebate offer form. Offer expires 12/30/11.
http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2011/09/2_scooby-doo_phantosaur_rebate.html

September 13, 2011
Department of Health say Scooby-Doo is the healthiest kids cartoon!
It features a cowardly Great Dane with an insatiable appetite for snacks and giant sandwiches, who is driven around in a gas-guzzling van.

But according to a survey published by the Department of Health, Scooby Doo is the healthiest of all children's television programmes.

Stars of the long-running television series also took half of the places in a list of the most active individual characters, ahead of energetic animals such as Tom and Jerry and Wile E Coyote.

Consultants drew up the league tables by watching 200 hours of children’s television, featuring the 20 most popular programmes, and noted how many times physical activity was shown.

“Each character was rated on their activity levels and received marks for good behaviours such as walking short journeys and playing sport,” according to the Department of Health.

Because much of the action in the cartoon shows Scooby and his gang running away from monsters, they topped the list.

However officials at the health ministry were at pains to insist they were not holding up Scooby Doo, famed for his love of Scooby Snax, as a healthy role model.

They say the survey was just a “fun talking point” released alongside a new partnership between their public health campaign, Change4Life, and a wholesome programme called LazyTown.

In the show, fruit and vegetables are known as “Sports Candy” while the acrobatic main character is called Sportacus and encourages children to play outside.

Under the £75,000 initiative, 3,600 Sure Start children’s centres will be sent LazyTown-branded activity packs including recipe ideas and a sticker chart.

Anne Milton, the Public Health Minister, said: “Eating well and being active is crucial, especially at an early age.

“Sportacus is a great role model for children and exactly what we need to get young children and their parents being healthy and being active.”

Top 20 children’s programmes ranked by levels of physical activity
  • Scooby Doo
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • Lazy Town
  • Peppa Pig
  • Bob The Builder
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Looney Tunes
  • SpongeBob Squarepants
  • In the Night Garden
  • Ben 10
  • The Simpsons
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Tracey Beaker
  • Postman Pat
  • iCarly
  • Horrid Henry
  • Garfield
  • Charlie and Lola


The healthiest individual characters
  • Sportacus, Lazy Town
  • Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo
  • Daphne Blake, Scooby Doo
  • Shaggy, Scooby Doo
  • Freddie Jones, Scooby Doo
  • Stephanie, Lazy Town
  • Jerry, Tom and Jerry
  • Peppa Pig, Peppa Pig
  • Tom, Tom and Jerry
  • Velma Dinkley, Scooby Doo
  • George Pig, Peppa Pig
  • Shaun , Shaun the Sheep
  • SpongeBob, SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Boots the Monkey, Dora the Explorer
  • Ziggy, Lazy Town
  • Igglepiggle, In the Night Garden
  • Dora Marquez, Dora the Explorer
  • Wile E Coyote, Looney Tunes
  • Patrick Star, SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Scoop, Bob the Builder
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8760387/Scooby-Doo-is-healthiest-cartoon-says-Department-of-Health.html

September 13, 2011
Happy 42nd Birthday, Scooby-Doo!
Wow! I cannot believe it has been 42 years since Scooby debuted on TV! What I can't believe more is that I didn't even realize it was September 13th, Scooby's Birthday! Please forgive me, Scoob!

I want to send out a warm Happy Birthday to Scooby-Doo! Without that show, this website would never have existed! It has been 2 years since Scooby's 40th birthday, when I made a cake and wore my Scooby costume so we could celebrate. The picture is of the Scooby cake I made. We won't really be celebrating much today because we have so much going on already. Maybe I'll do the cake and costume again for his 50th!

August 1, 2011
Nick and More! Head-2-Head Awards 2011 results
I had no idea these awards even existed! I was on Twitter today and saw that @nickandmore had posted the winners. So I thought to myself "how kewl would it be if Scooby won for something. Let me check it out!"

I was pretty disappointed! For Best TV Movie, Best Player (36%) and The Suite Life Movie(29%) beat out Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (22%).

The Looney Tunes Show (46%) beat out Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (35%). That was the biggest disappointment! I loved the original Looney Tunes, but the new show just isn't loving up to the original and I haven't been able to watch it for long periods of time.

Grey DeLisle in T.U.F.F. Puppy (36%) and Chelsea Kane in Fish Hooks (28%) beat out Mindy Cohn in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (25%) for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series.

I know these awards mean nothing, they are just for fun. It would have been nice for Scooby to win something. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is a great series and it just hasn't gotten the attention it deserves!

For more info and to see all of the categories and winners, please visit nickandmore.com.
http://www.nickandmore.com/head-2-head/awards-2011/

July 24, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Updates From Comic-Con
Ok, so I wasn't lucky enough to go to Comic-Con, but someone I follow on Twitter was! @j_3_h was there and he tweeted during the Scooby panel. These were his tweets:

  • No plans right now for mystery Inc season one set on bluray. Season 2 will be 26 eps. Episode #52 will tie directly to pilot.
  • Blue falcon & dynamutt will make an appearance in season 2 mystery Inc, as well as the Johnny Quest team.
  • Original voice actor of Johnny Quest will voice "brad"(fred real dad/original mystery Inc member) in season 2
  • If season 2 of mystery Inc popular enough (ratings), they have a plan for season 3. No guarantees yet.
  • No date for season 2 of mystery Inc. To start, but assume it's "soon" And that ends the panel
http://twitter.com/#!/j_3_h

July 15, 2011
Warner Bros. Booth Will Get Family Day “Toon Up” Courtesy of Cartoon Network At Comic-Con
WARNER BROS. BOOTH WILL GET FAMILY DAY “TOON UP”
COURTESY OF CARTOON NETWORK
SUNDAY, JULY 24 AT COMIC-CON 2011

Sunday is family day at Comic-Con, and this year for the first time, Warner Bros. Entertainment will partner with Time Warner sister company Cartoon Network on a daylong “booth takeover” initiative. On Sunday, July 24, at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the Warner Bros. booth — with its distinctive 30-foot tall replica of the iconic Warner Bros. water tower — will transform overnight into the Cartoon Network booth to create a fun, family friendly environment designed just for kids.

In celebration of family day, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. will present a day’s worth of kid-friendly events at the booth, including:

  • Signings by stars and creators from “Regular Show,” “Adventure Time,” “The Looney Tunes Show,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice”
  • The return of last year’s smash success kids’ Dance Party, featuring costumed characters like Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny. For 2011, dance party revelers will show off their hottest moves on a custom-made Liquid Fusion floor, allowing them to walk on water! (Figuratively, of course.)
  • Live demonstrations by cartoonists and other artists, including iconic “MAD” illustrator Sergio Aragones
  • One-of-a-kind giveaways and premiums from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, including the live giveaway of the Tweety car
  • and more!!


Thirty-five workers will work over 500 combined hours to engineer a Cartoon Network rebrand of the 3,600-square-foot Warner Bros. booth, literally overnight, hanging all-new banners and booth signage to create an all-new environment.
http://www.nickandmore.com/2011/07/15/warner-bros-booth-will-get-family-day-toon-up-courtesy-of-cartoon-network-at-comic-con/

July 11, 2011
Scooby Marathon on Cartoon Network July 16 and 17
Cartoon network will be having a Scooby-Doo marathon on July 16 & 17. The schedule is:

Saturday (July 16)

11:30AM (eastern) - The Grasp of the Gnome
12PM- Scooby Doo and the Samurai Sword
1:30PM- The Siren's Song
2PM- Secret Serum
2:30PM Chill Out Scooby Doo
4PM- Mystery Solvers Club State Finals
4:30PM- The Wild Brood
5PM Scooby Doo 3: The Mystery Begins
7PM Scooby Doo 4: Curse of the Lake Monster

Sunday (July 17)

10AM- Scooby Doo: Camp Scare
11:30AM- Where Walks Aphrodite
12PM- Escape from Mystery Manor
12:30PM- Scooby Doo: Abracadabra Doo
2PM- Nightfright
2:30PM- Menace of the Manticore
3PM- Attack of the Headless Horror
3:30PM- Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders
4PM- Dead Justice
4:30PM- The Dragon's Secret
5PM- Scooby Doo 4: Curse of the Lake Monster
http://scoobyaddicts.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=758

July 11, 2011
Scooby at Comic-Con 2011
Scooby will be at Comic-Con 2011...sort of!! At least the producer and supervising producers of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated will be there.

1:00–2:00 p.m. on Sunday July 24 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Screening and Q&A – The gang from Crystal Cove is packing up its best traps and bringing them to San Diego, and it’s no mystery as to why fans have embraced this most recent take on Scooby-Doo from Warner Bros. Animation. Join supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone (both Duck Dodgers) and producer Mitch Watson (Ben 10: Race Against Time) for a special screening of the first season finale and a lively panel on the adventures that await Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma in season two. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated airs Tuesdays at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network and the original movie Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be released on DVD September 13. Room 6A
http://comiccon.thewb.com/2011WBSDCCPanels/

June 13, 2011
Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Phantosaur Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray!
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be released on September 6th on DVD and Blu-Ray.

According to ScoobyFan.net, it looks like the only special feature will be a ”Searching for Phantosaurs” featurette. The Blu-ray will also include a DVD and a digital copy.

Synopsis
A relaxing spa getaway evolves into a prehistoric panic when Scooby-Doo and the gang uncover the horrible Phantosaur, an ancient legend come to life to protect hidden treasures buried in secret desert caves. But this scare-a-saurus doesn’t stand a chance with Shaggy(voiced by Matthew Lillard of the live-action Scooby-Doo theatrical movies) around, after he finds his inner hero with the help of new-age hypnosis. Like, it makes him more brave and less hungry! With colorful suspects, including a free-wheeling motorcycle gang, greedy corporate investors and over-zealous scientists, there’s more pieces to this mystery than slices in a pizza! Settle into your mudbath and let the Mystery, Inc. gang unearth a ton of fun for the whole family!

Searching for Phantosaurs
Join Nick Palatas (“Shaggy” from Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster) as he searches for clues about the mysterious lives of dinosaurs at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Nick meets with the museum’s experts to get the real story on the amazing dinosaurs they have on display. Beware, there may be a Phantosaur lurking about! Nick will needto keep his wits about him on this museum adventure!
http://scoobyfan.net/?p=1387

June 13, 2011
Scooby-Doo! - 4 DVDs with Ghosts, Pirates, Robots and Zombies!
Warner Home Video will be releasing 4 different Scooby-Doo titles, each centered around a theme, which will bring 3 sleuthing episodes (about 60 minutes each) per disc. The episodes come from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (the original show), The New Scooby-Doo Movies and the recent What's New, Scooby-Doo? Each title costs a mere $5.98 SRP, and they're available on September 6, 2011.

Scooby-Doo! and the Ghosts
The thrills kick off with a Cajun caper and a Big Scare in the Big Easy when Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. crew uncover unearthly spirits at a haunted New Orleans cemetery! Then, the gang heads to Hollywood in Lights! Camera! Mayhem!, where a tour of Piranha Studios brings them face to face with the ghost of a legendary teen idol. Follow Scooby-Doo and his friends for more haunted fun as they outwit a bank robber in Jeepers, lt's the Creeper! Remember, when it comes to solving mysteries involving spooks and kooks, Scooby-Doo and his crew know just what to do!
  • Big Scare in the Big Easy What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • Lights, Camera, Mayhem! (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • Jeepers, It's The Creeper! (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)


Scooby-Doo! and the Pirates
Splash into action with seafaring sleuths Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang as they collide with a mystery ship and try to uncover clues from a vanished crew in Hastle in the Castle! Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are then captured by Redbeard the Pirate in Go Away Ghost Ship. Zoinks! If the case isn't solved soon, somebody's going to walk the plank! And when Scooby and friends get lost in a swamp, they meet up with the Harlem Globetrotters and Redbeard the Pirate - again! - for a swashbuckling adventure worth a treasure chest full of Scooby Snacks!
  • Hastle in the Castle (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)
  • Go Away Ghost Ship (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)
  • The Ghostly Creep from the Deep (The New Scooby-Doo Movies)


Scooby-Doo! and the RobotsFirst stop is Cyber Gulch, where the Mystery, Inc. gang must solve the riddle of the man-a-trons or get terminated in Go West Young Scoob. En route to Florida, Freddy runs into a real Monster Truck at a championship stock car race in Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters. Buckle up for a roller coast ride of fun and fear in Foul Play in Funland when the gang discovers a fully-operating amusement park…with nobody in it! Will they find the phantom in the Hall of Mirrors? Stay tuned for more creepy escapades with Scooby-Doo - and watch out for those robots!
  • Go West Young Scoob (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • Gentlemen Start Your Monsters (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • Foul Play in Funland (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)


Scooby-Doo! and the ZombiesSmile and say "ciao!" The phantom-busters travel to Italy in Pompeii and Circumstance. With a colossal mystery to solve, will our friends be ghoulish gladiator goners, or will their love for Italian art and Scooby Snax save the day? Then it's off to the City by the Bay for the Grind Games in San Franpsycho, where a seaweed-sprouting ghoul from Alcatraz prison scares competing skateboarders to the core. If they don't find the creep behind the Legend of the Creepy Keeper, it'll be lights out in Fright House of a Lighthouse. Who's scared of zombies? Not Scooby-Doo!
  • Pompei and Circumstance (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • The San Franpsycho (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  • Fright House of a Lighthouse (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/15486

June 2, 2011
Crayola and Warner Bros. launch co-branded products
Crayola has drawn up a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring Green Lantern, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo characters to Crayola’s line of art activities.

The properties will be featured on Crayola’s giant coloring pages, color explosion and mess-free color wonder lines.

The Green Lantern books will hit shelves this summer, while Bugs Bunny, Tweety and Taz will make their way onto the Crayola Looney Tunes giant coloring pages this fall at Walmart stores across the US and Canada. The Crayola Scooby-Doo giant coloring pages will be available at retailers in the US and Canada in spring 2012.

The partnership also grants Crayola the rights to develop additional products based on DC Comics super heroes including Batman, Superman and DC Super Friends, as well as Happy Feet 2, at retailers in the US and Canada.
http://kidscreen.com/2011/06/02/crayola-and-warner-bros-launch-co-branded-products/

May 24, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Beware the Beast From Below Book Coming in July!
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Beware the Beast From Below 32-page paperback book is coming out on July 1, 2011. You can pre-order it on Amazon.com.

From Amazon.com: Scooby-Doo is probably the world's best-known and most loved cartoon pooch. Scholastic's books are the #2 Scooby licensed product in the world!

It's a series of all-new mysteries for Scooby and the gang! The kids from Mystery, Inc. arrive in the village of Crystal Cove, a small town known for its many ghosts and ghoulies. Fred and Velma are determined to debunk the area's many paranormal phenomena.

But it turns out the locals are none too eager to have their mysteries quashed! Will the gang's head for logic prevail over centuries of local legend?
http://scoobyaddicts.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=smerchandise&thread=695&page=1

May 19, 2011
Scooby-Doo 3 Pack DVD set for June Release
Scooby-Doo 3-Pack Fun is set to be released on June 28, 2011. It will contain Mystery Incorporated Season 1 Volume 1, Scooby-Doo: Where Are You Volume 1 and What's New Scooby-Doo! Volume 1. The set will be 3 discs with a runtime of 265 minutes.

It appears to already be available on Amazon.com.

From Amazon.com: It's a delightful detective's dozen of supernatural sleuthing as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Freddy tackle 12 cool capers in this awesome 3-disc collection. Included are the gang's first four episodes from the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! series as well as some higher-tech fright nights from the later What's New, Scooby-Doo? show and the team's newest adventure outing, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Join these icons of animation in solving spooky goings-on behind restless ghosts, creepy creature and eerie extraterrestrials.

May 18, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 1, Volume 3 DVD to be released August 30, 2011
The adventures of a talking dog and his four human pals as they try to unravel the strange and haunted history of their hometown. The tone is comedic, but it will never lose the edge that our heroes are in some frightening situations. The stakes are real! Voices: Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Lewis Black, Mindy Cohn, Gary Cole, Grey Delisle, Kevin Dunn, Vivica A. Fox, Casey Kasem, Matthew Lillard, Kath Soucie, Patrick Warburton, Frank Welker.

That's the studio-provided description for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Season 1, Volume 3, the Cartoon Network series announced today by Warner Home Video. This single-disc release with 4 episodes will be available for $14.97 SRP on August 30th.
http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/15406

May 5, 2011
Scooby Movies Mother's Day on Cartoon Network starting at 10:30am ET this Sunday May 8!!
Do you love Scooby? Do you love watching Scooby with your kids? This is a great way to spend Mother's Day this year with your kids! On May 8 starting at 10:30am, Cartoon Network will be airing the Scooby Movies Mother's Day Marathon.

The schedule is:
10:30 - MOVIE - Scooby-Doo in: Where's My Mummy?
12:00 - MOVIE - Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
01:30 - MOVIE - Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
03:00 - MOVIE - Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare
04:30 - MOVIE - Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
06:00 - MOVIE - Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster
08:00 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - 114
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/schedule/index.html

April 22, 2011
Mystery Machine Tops the List of The 50 Greatest Cartoon Vehicles of All Time
It's always nice to see Scooby or anything Scooby related win! The Mystery Machine is the number one cartoon vehicle of all time! Who doesn't want a Mystery Machine? Ok, so maybe non-Scooby fans, but anyone that loves Scooby and the gang would love to have a Mystery Machine of their own! We are so happy to see that the Mystery Machine is number 1!!

To see the article, click here!
http://www.complex.com/rides/2011/02/the-50-greatest-cartoon-vehicles-of-all-time/the-mystery-machine#gallery

March 14, 2011
Win a Scooby-Doo Halloween Costume
I know it's not even close to Halloween yet, but why not beat the crowds and make sure you get your costume early this year! ScoobyAddicts.com is giving away an e-certificate for one Scooby-Doo costume from HalloweenCostumes.com. HalloweenCostumes.com offers a wide variety of costumes for the entire family. They’ve been selling Halloween costumes online since 2002 and are known for their quality, customer service, and worldwide shipping. HalloweenCostumes.com carries Scooby Doo Costumes for the whole Mystery Gang.

To Enter:

There are several ways you can enter.

1. You can follow @ScoobyAddict on Twitter and tweet "@ScoobyAddict I would like to win the Scooby costume! http://scoobyaddicts.com/News.aspx"

2. You can become a friend of Scooby Addict on Facebook and post a comment on my wall that you would like to win the Scooby costume.

3. You can join the ScoobyAddicts Forum and post a comment under the Contests and Giveaways section titled Win a Scooby-Doo Costume!

You can enter once per day! One winner will be drawn at random. You must have a valid email address to accept the e-certificate. If I send the certificate and the email is returned invalid, I will choose another winner. This contest is only open to those in the United States. You must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase is necessary to win. I am not responsible if the site is down for some time and you are not able to enter. Contest ends at 11:59pm on March 31, 2011.
ScoobyAddicts.com

March 7, 2011
Watch the Trailer for Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur
The next Direct-to-DVD movie will be Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur. There hasn't been a whole lot of information released on this movie as of yet. No release date has been set yet, but I'll keep you posted as I find out new information. Hopefully, we will get a release date for this movie soon!

For now, you can enjoy the trailer for the movie, which is now available on YouTube.
http://scoobyfan.net/?p=1007

March 4, 2011
Title of Next Scooby Movie Confirmed
We finally have a title for the next Direct To DVD Scooby movie. The movie will be called “Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.“ According to an interview with Matthew Gray Gubler, he will be playing a paleontologist.

Crave Online: Do you have any other voice work coming up?

Matthew Gray Gubler: I do! "Alvin and The Chipmunks." I play Simon for the third time in "Chip-Wrecked." And Andrea Romano cast me in the new "Scooby-Doo" movie called "Attack of the Phantosaur."

Crave Online: Are you playing the Phantosaur?

Matthew Gray Gubler: I play a paleontologist who's helping to unearth the mystery of the Phantosaur.

Thanks to Ross at ScoobyFan.net for the info and picture!!
http://scoobyfan.net/?p=968

March 2, 2011
Controversy About Curse of the Lake Monster Image
Advertising at it's best. You know how there are supposed to be subliminal images in movies and ads? Well, this one is in Curse of the Lake Monster. When you look at this attached picture, under Velma's left armpit, people are saying it looks like a male body part. In reality, it is just Daphne's knee. Do you think it was placed like that on purpose or do you think it was just how it ended up? ScoobyAddict doesn't think it was intentionally placed there!
http://www.movieweb.com/news/scooby-doo-curse-of-the-lake-monster-photo-contains-hidden-sexual-content

March 1, 2011
Scooby-Doo Comic #7 Recalled
Comic retailers have been asked by DC Comics to destroy copies of Scooby-Doo #7 shipping tomorrow for Wednesday sale. Replacement copies will arrive for March 16th sale.

Why the book has been recalled in this fashion, hasn’t been made clear. Past examples have included characters clearly using inappropriate words and also shipping with the wrong bar code. So, you know, it could be anything.

Expect those who do manage to snag a copy to pay very careful attention to every single panel trying to find the reason… and then slapping them on eBay.
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/01/scooby-doo-what-on-earth-are-you-doing/

February 10, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Nominated for Kids' Choice Award
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated has been nominated for the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon. Scooby will be up against Penguins of Madagascar, Phineas & Ferb, and SpongeBob.

Beginning March 7, you can cast your votes here.

Jack Black hosts the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8pm ET. More info is available on nickandmore.com.
http://www.nickandmore.com/2011/02/10/2011-kids-choice-awards-host-and-nominees-announced/

February 10, 2011
John Hughes Honored With Artwork
John Hughes was a film director, producer and writer who brought us movies like National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck, Career Opportunities, 101 Dalmatians, Home Alone, and its sequels, Home Alone 2 and Home Alone 3. Hughes died of a heart attack on August 6, 2009. David Macdowell created "Scooby Hughes", which depicts “The Breakfast Club” as “Scooby-Doo” characters. This will be on display at Gallery88 in Santa Monica, California, as part of the exhibition “The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes,” which begins February 11, 2011.
http://blogs.indiewire.com/spout/archives/links021011#

February 10, 2011
TELETOON RETRO'S TOP 5 SWEETHEARTS
Cupid had his arrows aimed at TELETOON Retro as Canadian fans voted online for their Top 5 cartoon couples of all time. Following a ten-day voting contest, TELETOON Retro is pleased to reveal the Top 5 sweethearts that will be inducted into the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame this month:

1. Fred and Daphne (Scooby-Doo!)
2. Batman and Catwoman (Batman: The Animated Series)
3. Alvin and Britney (Alvin & The Chipmunks)
4. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy (Scooby-Doo!)
5. Optimus Prime and Elita One (Transformers)

Between January 28 and February 6, viewers visited teletoonretro.com to rank their favourite classic animated admirers from a list of 18 couples that included everyone from Fred and Wilma Flintstone to Granny and Tweety. Thousands of votes were cast by fans to decide the most-loved cartoon couples of all time.

To celebrate the newly inducted Top 5 Sweethearts, TELETOON Retro will air a special programming marathon featuring all five couples as part of the "Retro Rewind" programming block on Sunday, February 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

The Top 5 Sweethearts join the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame alongside the Top 5 favourite cartoon characters of all time as chosen by the fans in December 2010. The original TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame campaign encouraged viewers to vote for their favourite TELETOON Retro characters of all time, with the Top 5 characters becoming the inaugural inductees to the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame. The winners were announced in December, with Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Optimus Prime, Batman and Spider-man taking the Top 5 spots, respectively.
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2011/10/c9623.html

February 2, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 1, Volume 2
After putting out the first volume a week ago yesterday, Warner Home Video has announced this morning that Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Season 1, Volume 2 is coming to DVD on May 10th. Like the previous release, this will be a single-disc title listing for $14.97 SRP. Contents and cover art haven't been revealed yet, but stay tuned and we'll update you when we know anything further!
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Scooby-Doo-Mystery-Incorporated-Season-1-Volume-2/14982

February 1, 2011
'Scooby-Doo: Aloha Scooby-Doo!' & 'Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase' Blu-rays Announced
Two more Scooby-Doo mysteries are coming to high-definition this April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is working on 'Scooby-Doo: Aloha Scooby-Doo!' to Blu-ray on April 5.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: An Evening with the Scooby-Doo Gang: cast Q&A and The Wiki-Tiki Tail of Aloha Scooby Doo!

On the same date, Warner Brothers will also be bringing 'Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase' to Blu-ray.

This release will feature 1080p video, a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: The Making of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase and Music video: Scott Innes, "Scooby and Shaggy Love to Eat."

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can pre-order Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase on Blu-Ray here.

You can Pre-Order Aloha! Scooby-Doo on Blu-Ray here.
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Disc_Announcements/Warner_Brothers/Scooby-Doo:_Aloha_Scooby-Doo!_&_Scooby-Doo_and_the_Cyber_Chase_Blu-rays_Announced_/6236

January 12, 2011
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Blu-ray Announced and Box Art Revealed
A new live-action Scooby-Doo mystery will unfold in high-definition in March!

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers has revealed 'Scooby-Doo! - Curse of the Lake Monster' will scare up Blu-ray on March 1.

Off to a resort with summer jobs, the gang stumbles onto a mystery when the Frog Monster of Lake Erie makes an unexpected appearance, scaring away all the guests. Only Mystery Inc. can save the day, but with a creature on the loose, mystical moonstones and summer romance in the air, will they be able to work as a team and solve the crime?

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release will be a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack and supplements will include: Never-before seen music sequences, Scooby Doo: Rock Rap and Rollerskates, Jeepers! Jinkies! Zoinks! A Tribute to the Classic Gags of Scooby-Doo, and Ruh-Roh! Gag Reel.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

Preorder Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster on Amazon.com on DVD or Blu-Ray.
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Warner_Brothers/Disc_Announcements/Scooby-Doo!_-_Curse_of_the_Lake_Monster_Blu-ray_Announced_and_Box_Art_Revealed/6047

October 31, 2010
Scooby Edition of the 2010 Google Halloween Logo
This year, Google has a very special Halloween logo featuring the Scooby-Doo cartoon. You can flip between the five different logos by clicking on the right arrow, clicking on the logo or clicking on the palm imprint under the logo. For those who follow the forums, you want to see the special Google forum trick.

Check out the logo here!

http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/023176.html

October 20, 2010
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - 'Season 1, Volume 1' DVD Announced
Hop in the van for Mystery Inc.'s new, cool series of spooky capers. Like, it's an all-new Scooby-Doo TV series for families who want their mysteries like Scooby-Doo and Shaggy want their pizza...spicy with extra sauce! Join the gang in Crystal Cove - the most haunted place on Earth - to solve creepy cases packed with fearsome spooks and frights, exciting chases, terrifying surprises and of course, Freddy's ingenious traps.

But the gang doesn't fall for that ghost stuff anymore. They know there's always a bad guy behind the monster suit, until they receive a cryptic clue from the mysterious Mr. E, who challenges them with their greatest mystery yet - to uncover the secret behind the curse of Crystal Cove! Get trapped with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne and Velma in four action-packed adventures from the cool, new show that's a lot of doggone fun!

Voice Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Lewis Black, Mindy Cohn, Gary Cole, Grey Delisle, Kevin Dunn, Vivica A. Fox, Casey Kasem, Matthew Lillard, Kath Soucie, Patrick Warburton, Frank Welker.

Warner Home Video has announced that a single-disc DVD release of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated - Season 1, Volume 1 will be available on January 25th. For $14.97 SRP, you'll get 4 episodes running 88 minutes: "Beware The Beast From Below," "The Creeping Creatures," "Secret Of The Ghost Rig" and "Revenge Of The Man Crab".
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Scooby-Doo-Mystery-Incorporated-Season-1-Volume-1/14576

October 18, 2010
‘Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster’ Scorches All Kids’ Competition; Cartoon Network’s #1 Telecas
Scaring away all competition across its two-hour original movie premiere (7-8:50 p.m.), Cartoon Network’s SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER resoundingly captured all kids, boys and girls demos to rank not only #1 within its Saturday night time period, but as the #1 Cartoon Network telecast of the year to date, according to preliminary overnight data from Nielsen Media Research. The live-action and CG-animated film from Warner Premiere averaged more than five million viewers ages 2+ and nearly three million kids ages 2-11, beating all other competitive kids networks. The performance also ranks as the most-watched telecast among targeted viewers since 2009’s original movie, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (9/13/09).

Out-performing the competition among kids and boys by monstrous triple digits, SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER averaged the following results: viewers 2+ (1.7 / 5,128,000), kids 2-11 (6.6 / 2,728,000), kids 6-11 (7.5 / 1,862,000), kids 9-14 (5.5 / 1,337,000), boys 2-11 (7.9 / 1,690,000), boys 6-11 (9.5 / 1,209,000), boys 9-14 (6.6 / 824,000), girls 2-11 (5.1 / 1,038,000), girls 6-11 (5.4 / 653,000) and girls 9-14 (4.3 / 513,000). Ratings and delivery for the movie premiere among kids and boys demos also continued to grow each half-hour, including a remarkable 28% from the first half-hour to the final 20 minutes among boys 6-11.

“There’s not a harder-working dog in show business, nor one that continues to top the ratings charts like Scooby-Doo,” said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media. “We couldn’t be more pleased that kids and families once again responded in near-record numbers to this latest adventure.”

SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER finds the familiar Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle, only to stumble onto strange happenings around the local lake—including mystical moonstones, creepy characters and a Frog Monster on the loose. There’s mystery afoot and romance in the air that only the fearful foursome-plus-one—group leader Fred, lovely Daphne, brainiac Velma, soulful yet fun-loving Shaggy and the cowardly but ever-hungry Scooby-Doo—can solve.

Director Brian Levant (Snow Dogs, The Flintstones), producer Brian J. Gilbert (Wrong Turn) and writers Steven Altiere and Daniel Altiere (Dr. Dolittle: A Tinsel Town Tail, Gym Teacher: The Movie) each returned from the creative helm of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins for SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER. The Atlas Entertainment/ Nine/8 Entertainment /Telvan Productions production also featured the live-action cast returning intact with Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Hayley Kiyoko (Unfabulous) as Velma, Kate Melton (Lucy: A Period Piece) as Daphne and Nick Palatas (Love) as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo appeared via computer-generated animation courtesy of Animation Picture Company, and voiced by veteran artist Frank Welker, a member of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice cast.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/10/18/scooby-doo-curse-of-the-lake-monster-scorches-all-kids-competition-cartoon-networks-1-telecast-of-the-year/68451

October 8, 2010
Robbie Amell & Hayley Kiyoko: Scooby Doo & Curse of the Lake Monster -- FIRST LOOK!
Check out your first look at Robbie Amell and Hayley Kiyoko in Scooby Doo & Curse of the Lake Monster!

In the film, the Mystery Inc. gang are on another sleuthing adventure. The gang (Freddie, Shaggy, Velma and Daphne) take summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle. There they discover strange phenomena at the local lake where mystical moonstones, creepy characters and a monster are at large.

We chatted with Robbie about the movie and couldn’t help but ask about when and how Freddie goes blond. He shared with us, “I will be blonde in this movie. I can’t tell you how long I will be blonde, but I will be blonde. It’s too unbelievable how Freddie turns blonde. And when you see it, you’ll know why I’m not blonde.”

Scooby Doo & Curse of the Lake Monster premieres Saturday, October 16 @ 7PM ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/10/08/robbie-amell-hayley-kiyoko-scooby-doo-curse-of-the-lake-monster-first-look/

September 24, 2010
New Live-Action Scooby-Doo Film Coming In Time for Halloween
Cartoon Network is calling once again upon the world’s greatest teenage super-sleuths and their Great Dane co-hort to help solve yet another spooky mystery in SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER, premiering Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) during Flicks, a weekend destination for family-targeted movies. An all-new, live-action/CG movie from Warner Premiere, the feature-length production serves as a follow-up to the 2009 record-setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, the most-watched telecast in Cartoon Network history. SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER features the familiar Mystery Inc. cast of characters—Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo—in their high school years as they continue to develop and sharpen their combined detective skills.

SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER finds the Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle, only to stumble onto strange happenings around the local lake—including mystical moonstones, creepy characters and a Frog Monster on the loose. There’s mystery afoot and romance in the air that only the fearful foursome-plus-one—group leader Fred, lovely Daphne, brainiac Velma, soulful yet fun-loving Shaggy and the cowardly but ever-hungry Scooby-Doo—can solve.

CartoonNetwork.com, the digital arm of Cartoon Network, will help promote the upcoming original movie premiere by launching exclusive behind-the-scenes videos shot by the starring cast members themselves on Flip Cams while on set. Rolling out every week starting Sept. 13 and leading up to the Oct. 16 premiere, each video will give fans an insider look at the crazy stunts, hilarious stories and unpredictable moments of the filmmaking process. Additionally, CartoonNetwork.com will offer more than a dozen free online Scooby-Doo games, including two new featured games available for a limited time through a partnership with KidsWB.com. Offering a variety of challenges, including clue-gathering, narrow escapes and other mystery solving activities, the themed CartoonNetwork.com titles include Crystal Cove, Instamatic Monsters I and II, Bayou Scooby-Doo, Scooby Snapshot, Scooby Trap, Creepy Castle, Ask Swami Shaggy, Scooby vs. Ghosts of Pirate Beach and Attack of the Vampire Pumpkinheads.

Director Brian Levant (Snow Dogs, The Flintstones), producer Brian J. Gilbert (Wrong Turn) and writers Steven Altiere and Daniel Altiere (Dr. Dolittle: A Tinsel Town Tail, Gym Teacher: The Movie) return from their successful turns at the creative helm of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins.

The Atlas Entertainment/ Nine/8 Entertainment /Telvan Productions production also has the live-action cast returning intact with Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Hayley Kiyoko (Unfabulous) as Velma, Kate Melton (Lucy: A Period Piece) as Daphne and Nick Palatas (Love) as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo will appear via computer-generated animation courtesy of Animation Picture Company, and is voiced by veteran artist Frank Welker, a member of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice cast.

An animated creation from the legendary Hanna-Barbera studios, Scooby-Doo represents one of the longest running, most beloved franchises in cartoon history. Starting with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, the awkward, snack-craving Great Dane and his four unique pals have been solving mysteries through 11 televisions series (the latest, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, now airing on Cartoon Network), 7 TV specials/telefilms, 15 made-for-video animated films (Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare, now available on DVD), and 2 live-action theatrical features (Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed).

Warner Home Video will distribute SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER on DVD, Blu-Ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD + Digital Copy), OnDemand and For Download in spring 2011.
http://www.awn.com/news/visual-effects/new-live-action-scooby-doo-film-coming-time-halloween/page/2,1

September 14, 2010
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp is now available for Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo DS™ hand-held system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in North America.

For the first time, kids can switch between any one of their favorite Mystery, Inc. characters at any time in the new action-adventure video game releasing in conjunction with Warner Home Video’s animated Scooby-Doo original movie Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare.

Developed by Torus Games, kids can travel beyond the swamp and into other haunted locales to solve strange mysteries, unlock fun costume pieces as well as collect Scooby Snacks to buy character accessories and clothing. In the team spirit of Mystery, Inc., players won’t have to face challenges alone. Friends and families can take on the role of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma or Fred at any time using drop-in, drop-out two-player co-op.

Inside every package of Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp is a special Zoinks Points code, redeemable at www.ZoinksPoints.com. Offering an immersive online experience for fans of the loveable Great Dane, Zoinks Points is the official Scooby-Doo rewards program that provides fans free, exclusive Scooby-Doo digital content by entering the special Zoinks Points code available on most Scooby products.

Also available today in retail outlets is the all-new, Warner Home Video animated Scooby-Doo original movie Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare. Viewers join in the high-jinks with that lovable Great Dane and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang as they explore some mysterious goings-on at a haunted summer camp.

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and older and available on the Wii™ for a S.R.P. $39.99 and on Nintendo DS™ for a S.R.P. of $29.99. For more information about the game, please visit www.Scooby-DooVideogames.com.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100914006031/en

September 2, 2010
Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp sneaks onto the Wii and DS
Zoinks! There's a new Scooby Doo game coming to the Wii and DS!

Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp follows the gang as they try to uncover the mystery behind a spooky swamp girl (funnily enough) and her strange brew. To help solve this mystery, it's up to you, to search the swamp - and other spooky locales, like an alpine village and a desert ghost town - to find clues, defeat enemies and solve puzzles.

For the first time in a Scooby Doo game, you can play as any of the Mystery Inc. crew - be it Daphne, Fred, Velma, Shaggy or even Scooby Doo himself (thankfully there's no Scrappy Doo). Collecting the Scooby Snacks hidden throughout the game work as a currency, letting you buy accessories and new outfits to personalise your favourite Scooby Doo characters.

And before you can say 'Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you?', you can have a friend jump in to help you search for clues, in the brand new drop-in/drop-out co-op, simply by pressing the plus button on the Wii Remote.

Well, gang, I guess this wraps up that mystery. Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp is due out later this month, but we're not exactly sure when. We'll be keeping an eye out for more clues, so don't forget to check back soon for more info.
http://www.everybodyplays.co.uk/news/Wii/Scooby+Doo+and+the+Spooky+Swamp+sneaks+onto+the+Wii+and+DS/288

September 1, 2010
Batman And Scooby-Doo... Together Again!
How can the best Batman TV show ever become even better? By bringing in Scooby-Doo to guest-star.

Yes, Cartoon Network's wonderful Batman: The Brave and The Bold - which, if you haven't seen it and like smiling, is highly recommended - has confirmed that the Mystery Machine's most famous passenger will be re-teaming with the Dark Knight as part if an upcoming episode entitled "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!," alongside an unnamed guest-star playing themselves, a la old episodes of Scooby Doo.

The Batman/Scooby team isn't anything new; Batman guest-starred in more than one episode of the 1970s series The New Scooby Doo Movies, alongside Robin and villains like the Joker and the Penguin, demonstrating the early power of corporate synergy to a still-innocent generation of children.

Although the characters haven't crossed paths much in the last thirty years, there's no better place for this reunion than Brave and the Bold, especially a Bat-Mite episode. After all, the last Bat-Mite episode proved that the show had no problem going to areas other Batman shows may fear to tread...
http://techland.com/2010/09/01/batman-and-scooby-doo-together-again/

August 18, 2010
Scooby-Doo/Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Announced for Blu-ray
Warner Brothers is planning to release 'Scooby-Doo/Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' on Blu-ray on November 9.

The family films star Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, and Rowan Atkinson.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Filmmakers Commentary; Cast Commentary; Behind the Scenes Featurettes; Additional Scenes; Triple Threat Featurette – Scooby gives an inside look at stunts, sets, visual effects; True Ghoul Hollywood Story; Dancing Dog – Includes a dance lesson on how to dance like Scooby; Music Videos; and Deleted Scenes.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Disc_Announcements/Warner_Brothers/Scooby-Doo/Scooby-Doo_2:_Monsters_Unleashed_Announced_for_Blu-ray/5274

July 27, 2010
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - Complete Series Announced - Mystery Machine Packaging!
Hanna- Barbera series featuring Scooby Doo, a dog who joins Velma, Daphne, Freddie, and Shaggy on many quests to solve mysterious. Each mystery is new and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. Scooby-Doo was a large, loveable but cowardly Great Dane who hung around four California high school students (Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy). The four teen-agers were in constant search of mysteries and adventures, driving around in a bright green van known as the Mystery Machine. Many of the group's adventures involved villians who took on supernatural disguises (ghosts and monsters); the villians' activities usually involved blackmail, theft, fraud and other forms of corruption. At the first hint of trouble, Scooby-Doo (and usually, Shaggy as well) running for cover; they usually found themselves in even deeper trouble. It usually took the promise of a Scooby snack to get Scooby (and Shaggy) to come out of hiding. The mysteries were always solved by the end of each show.

Warner Bros has just announced a complete series set for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. All 41 episodes will be available on 7 discs, with an 8th bonus disc filled with two hours of new and archival material (details to come later). The discs, which come in a plastic "Mystery Machine" van, retails for $79.95, and will be available on November 9.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Scooby-Doo-complete-series-announced/14141

July 23, 2010
WARNER BROS. ANIMATION HOSTS COMIC-CON DANCE PARTY
Let’s dance! Warner Bros. Animation is throwing a dance party at Comic-Con, and fans of all ages are invited to break out their best moves alongside Bugs Bunny and other favorite Warner Bros. cartoon characters.

Where: Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) at Comic-Con 2010

When: Sunday, July 25 • 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Who: Costumed Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Scooby-Doo characters will get Comic-Con Sunday off to a fun start, dancing with fans as deejay Angel Dynamite from the new series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” (Mondays 7/6c on Cartoon Network) provides the tunes

Question: Who would win a dance floor battle between Bugs, Daffy or Scooby? Answer: You’ll have to be at the Warner Bros. booth to find out!

Reminder: Following the dance party, the “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" signing begins in the booth at 11:45 a.m., featuring Matthew Lillard (the voice of Shaggy), supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, producer Mitch Watson and art director Dan Krall.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use hashtag #WBSDCC, log on to www.thewb.com/comiccon, and read news at www.thewb.com/blog.
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July 14, 2010
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT AND COMIC-CON TEAM UP ON OFFICIAL BAG FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DI
One of 11 Unique Collectibles Will Be Distributed to Each Comic-Con Attendee During Official Check-In, Featuring “The Big Bang Theory,” “Chuck,” “Fringe,” “Human Target,” “Nikita,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “The Looney Tunes Show,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” “Clash of the Titans” or “Brightest Day”

For the past four years, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s limited-edition, signature oversize canvas tote bags have been a must-have at Comic Con, with tens of thousands of fans flocking to the Warner Bros. booth on the convention floor to snag one, and Entertainment Weekly once dubbing them the Con’s “ubiquitous accessory.” This year, Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) and Comic-Con are teaming up to put one directly in the hands of every attendee, with the Studio signing on as sponsor of the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010 Official Bag.

For Comic-Con 2010, the Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing (WWTVM) unit has created 11 unique designs for the bags, with one side featuring the official Comic-Con 2010 artwork designed by WWTVM and the other side representing titles from across a number of WBE divisions, including Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.

More than 125,000 collectible bags (24”X29”) have been produced and will be distributed to attendees when they check in at Comic-Con throughout the five days of the convention, including Preview Night.

Today, WBE and Comic-Con are unveiling artwork for four of the WBE bags, as well as artwork for the official Comic-Con side of the bags:

  • Warner Bros. Animation series “The Looney Tunes Show,” coming soon to Cartoon Network
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame,” inspired by Warner Bros. Animation’s hit animated series based upon characters from DC Comics. The Videogame is available on Wii and Nintendo DS September 7. New episodes of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” air Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network, and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Season 1, Part 1 is available on DVD August 17.
  • DC Comics’ best-selling “Brightest Day” comic book series
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Clash of the Titans,” available July 27


Other sponsored bags will feature the following titles: Warner Bros. Television series “The Big Bang Theory,” “Chuck,” “Fringe,” “Human Target,” “Nikita” and “The Vampire Diaries” and Warner Bros. Animation series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.”

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use hashtag #WBSDCC, log on to www.thewb.com/comiccon, and read news at www.thewb.com/blog.

Created annually since 2006 by the Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing unit specifically for Comic-Con, the highly sought-after totes provide devoted fans with a handy carrying case for all the merchandise they take away from the Con and serve as mobile billboards for a selection of the Studio’s key Comic-Con titles.
Directly from Warner Bros.

July 13, 2010
Boomerang site content boosted through new Scooby Doo game
An online game for children’s digital channel Boomerang featuring K9 sleuth Scooby Doo, has been developed by Fish in a Bottle.

The dress up game has been created for the channel’s website, with Turner Broadcasting, owners of Boomerang having recently decided to beef up the content on the site to raise brand engagement.

Scooby Doo Dress Up allows users to give characters such as Scooby, Shaggy and Daphne, a make over and place them into several scenes taken from the show.

Players can also print their creations and make as many different combinations as they want.

The game is aimed at children between the ages of three-seven as one feature on the site, which also includes showcases, videos, games and activities for cartoon fans.

Rob Sloan, senior producer at fish in a bottle, explained: “The game engages young boys and girls alike and is simple and intuitive. From a giant tomato to a mystical wizard, kids can dress their favourite Scooby characters in a variety of fun and ridiculous costumes.”

Play the game!
http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2010/07/13/14723-boomerang-site-content-boosted-through-new-scooby-doo-game/

June 18, 2010
"Scooby Doo! Mysteries Inc." Premiering July 12, 2010
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the latest iteration on the 40-year-old Scooby franchise, will premiere on Cartoon Network on Monday, July 12, at 7:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today.

The new series will be set in the ghost-blighted town of Crystal Cove, but the Mysteries Inc. gang will also deal with real teen problems involving their families and personal relationships, the network says.

Frank Welker returns as Fred and will also play Scooby. Mindy Cohn plays Velma, Grey DeLisle plays Daphne, and Matthew Lillard again assays the role of Shaggy. Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt, who helped shepherd Duck Dodgers and Tom and Jerry back to the small screen, act as supervising producers.
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33966/scooby-doo-mysteries-inc.-premiering-july-12-2010

March 22, 2010
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo the complete series coming to DVD on June 29!
As every fan of the cartoon Great Dane know, there have been many different shows over the years featuring Scooby-Doo and his friends. In 1985, ABC scared up our Saturday mornings with The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, which charged our heroes with hunting down "thirteen of the most terrifying ghosts and ghouls on the face of the Earth". Freddie and Velma weren't in on the hunt, but the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang were joined by a new pair of characters. One was "Vincent Van Ghoul", who was a caricature of legendary horror film star Vincent Price. And Price himself joined the voice cast to play this part, too, along with Susan Blu ("Arcee" of Transformers: The Movie) who voiced the other new character, "Flim Flam".

Today we learned that Warner Home Video is releasing The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo - The Complete Series on DVD this coming June 29th. This 2-disc set (286 minutes) includes all 13 episodes, available on DVD for the first time ever. A bonus cartoon is included, an episode of the "modern" incarnation of the show, Shaggy & Scooby Get a Clue. Video is full frame, audio is in English, and there are English subtitles as well. The cost is just $19.98 SRP.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/13-Ghosts-ScoobyDoo-The-Complete-Series/13502

March 12, 2010
Mystery Inc. Returns in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
Warner Premiere is in production on Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live-action/CG movie follow-up to 2009's record-setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, it was announced today by Eva Davis, EVP and General Manager, Warner Premiere. The film commences principal photography on March 15 in various locations around Southern California. The family-targeted feature will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2010 and release on DVD through Warner Home Video in early 2011.

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster continues the Mystery Inc. gang's adventures from the 2009 hit Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which premiered as the most-watched telecast in Cartoon Network history, and set targeted demographic records across the board. This new film will once again feature the familiar cast of characters in their high school years as they continue to develop and sharpen their combined sleuthing skills.

"After more than 40 years, the Scooby-Doo franchise continues to grow stronger as generations of audiences embrace these timeless characters, and that adoration has been clearly reflected in box office, DVD sales and television ratings," said Davis.. "These new live-action films, with their contemporary approach, bring excitement and thrills to an altogether new era of Scooby-Doo fans."

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster finds the Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne's uncle, only to stumble onto strange happenings around the local lake - including mystical moonstones, creepy characters and a Frog Monster on the loose. There's mystery afoot and romance in the air that only the fearful foursome-plus-one - Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo - can solve in this Warner Premiere production. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the film on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and For Download.

Director Brian Levant, producer Brian Gilbert and writers the Altiere Brothers return from their successful turns at the creative helm of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins. The Atlas Entertainment production also has the live action cast returning intact with Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo will appear via computer-generated animation courtesy of Animation Picture Company.

In conjunction with the start of film production, the Scooby-Doo Mystery Movie Sweepstakes launches March 12, 2010 with a Grand Prize package that includes a trip for four to the set of Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster during filming. Fans can go to to enter.

An animated creation from the legendary Hanna-Barbera studios, Scooby-Doo celebrated his 40th anniversary in 2009 and represents one of the longest running, most beloved franchises in cartoon history.
http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEL1UUQURpsQQM

March 11, 2010
Zoinks Points Scooby-Doo! Movie Mystery Sweepstakes
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) today announced the Scooby-Doo Mystery Movie Sweepstakes in support of the highly successful Scooby-Doo! Zoinks Points program, offering fans a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to visit the set of the new live-action Scooby-Doo movie.

Fans of Scooby-Doo can visit www.ScoobyDooSweeps.com and enter by March 31, 2010. The grand prize winner and three guests will be flown to Los Angeles and taken on a VIP tour of the set of the new Scooby-Doo movie to experience the excitement of filmmaking first hand, view actual film sets and meet the cast. The top 10 first-prize packages will include a Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins DVD and a Nintendo Wii or Nintendo DS version of the Scooby-Doo First Frights game.

Scooby-Doo Zoinks Points, a consumer rewards program available at www.zoinkspoints.com, is the first program of its kind. It offers fans the opportunity to download and access free, exclusive online content with the purchase of all Scooby-Doo licensed products. Users have access to a vast and ever-expanding collection of online and downloadable content, including custom Scooby-Doo online games, video clips, wallpapers, screen savers, podcasts and more.
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/23758-zoinks-points-scooby-doo-movie-mystery-sweepstakes

March 3, 2010
Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets Recalled for Choking Hazard
A large recall of about 127,000 Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets, which were manufactured by Peachtree Playthings of Atlanta, Georgia, has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets were recalled because the middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. To date, Peachtree Playthings has received one report of a middle prong detaching from the fork. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman plastic fork and spoon sets. The two-piece set is white plastic with cartoon images on the handle and was sold at Dollar Tree Stores and Deals during January 2010 for about $1 per set.

Of note, the recalled Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets were manufactured in China, a country long associated with products that have been found to be dangerous and linked to an increasing and significant string of recalls and consumer injuries.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled Scooby Doo, Tweety, and Batman Fork and Spoon Sets away from children and return them to Dollar Tree or Deals for a full refund. For additional information, Peachtree Playthings can be reached toll-free at 1-800-290-4831 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at its Web site at www.peachtreeplaythings.com; or by email at peachtree@peachtreeplaythings.com.
http://www.newsinferno.com/archives/18974
Image: http://www.kypost.com/content/wcposhared/story/Childrens-Plastic-Fork-Recalls/vXIlJkffPU6MjMftJikHYg.cspx

February 14, 2010
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Volume 2
Target has Volume 2 of Laff-A-Lympics exclusive to their stores. Volume 2 contains episodes 5-8. It sells for approximately $9.99. They do not have it available on their website, it is only available in stores at this time.

The episodes include: "France and Australia", "Athens, Greece and the Ozarks", "Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina", and "Egypt and Sherwood Forest".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby's_All-Star_Laff-A-Lympics

January 26, 2010
TOY FAIR 2010: Inspiration Works signs Scooby Doo
Range of electronic products on way following deal with WBCP.

InspirationWorks UK has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to introduce a range of electronic entertainment toys for the evergreen property Scooby-Doo.

The firm is developing a range of electronic toys that will aim to reflect the 'mayhem and laughter' of the Scooby Doo brand. The products were unveiled in Hong Kong where they received a good reception and will also be on show at the London Olympia Toy Fair this week.

Dave Martin, UK director and general manager at Inspiration Works, said: “Scooby was an obvious choice for us when further strengthening our licensed range – we are having great fun developing this new range and are extremely proud to be part of Scooby’s long-term future as a preimum licensed property.”
http://www.licensing.biz/news/4604/TOY-FAIR-2010-Inspiration-Works-signs-Scooby-Doo

October 20, 2009
Volume 1 of "Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics" Coming to DVD January 19, 2010
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will bring the fan favorite Laff-A-Lympics to DVD with Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics: Volume 1.

It's Around the World triple team competition as the Yogi Yahooeys (captain by Yogi Bear), the Scooby Doobies (captain by Scooby-Doo) and the Really Rottens (captain by Mumbly) battle for a single honor: to win the Laff-A-Lympics Gold Medal.

Laff-A-Lympics aired as part Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics which also features The Scooby-Doo Show, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, and Captain Caveman & the Teen Angels. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired on ABC back in 1977. The show features the voices of Daws Butler, Don Messick, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Casey Kasem, Gary Owens, Bob Holt, Scatman Crothers, Marylin Schreffler, John Stephenson, and Frank Welker.

Volume 1 consists of 4 episodes, each with two different locations.
The Swiss Alps, and Tokyo
Acapulco and England
The Sahara Desert and Scotland
Florida and China

Bonus features contain an episode of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue. It will be in stores on January 19, 2010.
http://news.toonzone.net/articles/31475/volume-1-of-scoobys-all-star-laff-a-lympics-coming-to-dvd#

September 29, 2009
Zoinks! 'Scooby-Doo' Actor Cuts off Thumb
Nick Palatas -- the straight-to-DVD "Scooby-Doo" actor -- just lopped off his thumb.

Nick's manager tells us the actor -- who plays Shaggy in the film -- was working with a table saw this afternoon in Northridge, CA when the saw struck a knot in the wood and suddenly jumped.

We're told the saw sliced off one-third to one-half of Nick's right thumb. Nick dialed 911. Yes.

While in the ambulance, Nick called his mother and asked her to go to his home and retrieve his thumb ... which she obligingly did.

Nick's mother just took the thumb to Northridge Hospital -- but the medical staff concluded it could not be reattached.

Nick is now waiting on a "top Hollywood plastic surgeon" to see if he'll ever get put back together again.
http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/29/nick-palatas-scooby-doo-actor-shaggy-thumb/

September 12, 2009
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES SCOOBY-DOO ZOINKS POINTS REWARDS PROGRAM FOR FREE AND EXCLU
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) today announced the Scooby-Doo Zoinks Points consumer rewards program, now available at www.zoinkspoints.com. This first of its kind program offers fans the opportunity to download and access free, exclusive online content with the purchase of all Scooby-Doo licensed products. Users will have access to a vast and ever-expanding collection of online and downloadable content, including custom Scooby-Doo online games, video clips, wallpapers, screen savers, podcasts and more.

The special content, available online as part of the Zoinks Points rewards program, is designed to appeal to Scooby-Doo fans of all ages, and is inspired by the vast library of animated episodes and movies featuring Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang. Best of all, content rewards are offered to the purchaser or recipient of every Scooby-Doo product, including: Warner Home Video's Blu-ray and DVD release, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Scooby-Doo! First Frights videogame on the Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, both of which are scheduled to release on September 22, 2009. In addition, Zoinks Points rewards will be offered with an array of Warner Bros.' licensed consumer products and future DVD releases.

"We are happy to offer the Zoinks Points customer rewards program as a thank-you to all of the fans who have loved and supported Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang over the years," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Scooby-Doo is one of our premier brand franchises, and it's fitting that Zoinks Points is launching at the same time that Scooby-Doo's consumer offerings are rapidly expanding in the areas of licensed consumer products, movies, video games, and notably a new animated series coming to Cartoon Network in 2010."

Prominent quick-serve restaurant Wendy's is the launch partner for the Zoinks Points program and the promotional partner for the upcoming Warner Premiere/Cartoon Network co-production of the live-action movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins. Wendy's will be featuring a special Zoinks Points "super code" as part of their Scooby-Doo Kid's Meal offering during the promotional period in September 2009 in all U.S. Wendy's restaurants.

Following the purchase of one or more Scooby-Doo products, fans can access exclusive online rewards at www.zoinkspoints.com, thanks in part to numerous key retailers and licensees including: Walmart, Toys "R" Us, American Marketing Enterprises, Saramax Apparel Group, Union Underwear, Kellogg's, Joseph Enterprises, Kraft Foods, DC Comics, Scholastic, Pressman Toys, New Star Wholesale, Rubie's Costumes, VTech Electronics and more.

The Zoinks Points website currently offers more than 60 individual pieces of exclusive Scooby-Doo online content that can be unlocked with specific Zoinks Points codes that have been assigned to each Scooby-Doo product. As the program expands, look for the site to continue to unveil more than 100 new pieces of exclusive content every single year.

An international rollout for the site is planned for 2010, including Canada and select European countries.
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/zoinkspoints/39822/

September 3, 2009
Scooby-Doo! Nostalgia Contest
With the September 22 release of Scooby-Doo! First Frights readily approaching, Nintendo World Report is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to deliver a contest that will make you say "Zoinks, Scoob!"

All you have to do to enter is write a short piece detailing a nostalgic memory about Scooby and the rest of Mystery Inc. However, we encourage you to use your imagination and include as many Scooby-Doo references as possible. For example, you could write an entirely factual entry about how you and your siblings watched Scooby-Doo all the time as kids, and then end it with you unmasking a random ghoul who just so happens to be Old Man Weathers. Or you could make a fictional story about how you and Scooby-Doo met Batman and Abbot and Costello. It's all up to you!

While you won't be judged, there will be prizes, and we will post all of the entries for everyone's enjoyment (as long as they're appropriate). Five lucky entrants will win a copy of Scooby-Doo! First Frights for Wii.

Send your stories to contest@nintendoworldreport.com with the subject "Scooby-Doo! Contest" and show your work to the world. Maybe you'll win a prize!

All entries must be in by September 20 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced shortly after.
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/specialArt.cfm?artid=19895

September 2, 2009
Boomerang to Run "Scooby-Doo" 40th Birthday Marathon Sept 5-6, 2009
When Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? premiered on broadcast television (CBS) Saturday morning, Sept. 13, 1969, television audiences took their first journey on what would become literally hundreds of mystery-solving comedy capers featuring a teenage gang of amateur detectives and their cowardly, yet beloved great Dane. Today, having recruited generations of fans young and old across the globe, Scooby-Doo will celebrate his milestone 40th birthday over Labor Day Weekend on the commercial-free Boomerang network with two seven-hour marathons, 2-9 p.m. (ET), Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6.

To commemorate the special event, Scooby and the gang-Freddy, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy-on Saturday will solve 17 classic supernatural mysteries, including their very first from the original premiere episode, "What a Night for a Knight." Then on Sunday, Boomerang will devote another seven-hour marathon, 2-9 p.m., to showcase The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the second series in the Scooby-Doo canon and the only series to feature hour-long episodes. The hallmark of this series is its animated celebrity guests, and during the special presentation, Scooby and the gang meet the casts of other great Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Josie and the Pussycats and the Harlem Globetrotters.

"Scooby-Doo is a timeless character whose humor, chronic cowardice and insatiable appetite appeal to the 'kid' inside all of us," said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. "These marathons are excellent family viewing, providing nostalgia for adults while still funny and fresh for young ones today."
http://news.toonzone.net/articles/30968/boomerang-to-run-scooby-doo-40th-birthday-marathon-sept-5-6-2009

August 25, 2009
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
Premieres 7 p.m. (EST) Sept. 13 on Cartoon Network

The ghost-hunting Great Dane and his friends are back in another movie combining a new live-action cast with a computer-generated Scooby. No Freddie Prinze Jr., no Sarah Michelle Gellar, etc. But the new cast of young actors playing Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy is quite good. (Nick Palatas as Shaggy and Hayley Kiyoko as Velma fit their characters to a tee. But longtime fans will wonder what happened to Fred’s ascot.) Hard to believe, but it has been 40 years since the Sept. 13, 1969, debut of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! as a Saturday-morning staple. This movie shows how "those meddling kids and their dog" met, became friends and got into the mystery-solving game.
http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/story/1558398.html

August 3, 2009
SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 13
For the first time in history, the never-before-told story of how the Mystery Inc. gang first joined forces will be revealed in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins. A co-production of Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins combines adventurous storytelling, stylized CGI visuals and a new, young live-action cast to bring the origin story of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo to life. The two-hour movie will make its television debut on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) during Cartoon Network Flicks, a destination for movies.

In Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Coolsville High is plagued by a suspicious haunting, and everyone is accusing Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy of playing a spooky prank. Suddenly, the school athlete, the science fair-winning brainiac, the drama beauty and the school misfit must band together to clear their names. With Shaggy's newly adopted dog Scooby-Doo tagging along, the mismatched quartet soon discovers they have more in common than they originally thought.

The live-action cast features Robbie Amell (Life With Derek, True Jackson) as Fred, along with Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. Frank Welker, a member of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice-cast, provides the voice of Scooby-Doo. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is directed by Brian Levant (Snow Dogs, The Flintstones), produced by Brian Gilbert (Wrong Turn) and written by Daniel and Steven Altiere (Dr. Dolittle: A Tinsel Town Tail, Gym Teacher: The Movie). Warner Home Video will release Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def Combo Pack on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The world's most famous Great Dane first appeared on television screens on Sept. 13, 1969. Over the past four decades, the Scooby-Doo characters have spawned 10 television series (spanning some 300 episodes), seven TV specials/telefilms, three live-action films and 12 made-for-video animated films. Scooby-Doo the animated series is the longest continually running cartoon series in television history, and, coincidentally, one of the longest-running mystery series in television history.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20090803cartoon01

June 30, 2009
Warner bringing the 2009 made-for-TV movie “Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins” to Blu-ray in September
Warner has plans to bring the 2009 made-for-TV (Cartoon Network) movie “Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins” to Blu-ray Disc on September 22nd. Tech specs include Hi-Def video in VC-1 codec and Dolby 5.1 Surround (likely Dolby Digital and not TrueHD but we’ll see) on a BD-25 discs. The title isn’t yet available for pre-order but stay tuned and we’ll (try to) keep you updated when it does. Bonus materials will be comprised of the following listed below.

Coolsville Yearbook – Character Time Capsule The Mystery Inc.
Personality Quiz
Deleted scenes
Gag Reel
Character Pop Up Factoid Track
Coolsville News Network

The Mystery Begins stars Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas, Kate Melton, and Hayley Kiyoko and will be available on DVD ($27.95) and Blu-ray ($35.99).
http://www.highdefdiscnews.com/?p=20583

June 19, 2009
Raingear Collection Planned for Scooby-Doo and DC Super Heroes
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Comics, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Washington Shoe Company, leading manufacturer of footwear and fashion raingear, to launch a new collection of rainwear for Kids and Juniors under Washington Shoe Company's Western Chief and Chooka brand names. The upcoming product lines will feature beloved Warner Bros.' characters Scooby-Doo and DC SUPER HEROES, including BATMAN, SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL and WONDER WOMAN, among others.

The initial product rollout highlights the CAPED CRUSADER himself, with BATMAN-inspired rainwear that merges action and functionality to transform any child into the ultimate hero. The all-new rainwear incorporates a number of Batman's classic gadgets and combines rain jackets and special BATMAN boots in order to recreate the legendary BAT-SUIT. The line features glow-in-the-dark logos, perfect for action-adventure role-play.

"Washington Shoe Company is an industry leader and the perfect partner for such a fun collaboration," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Furthermore, the DC Comics Super Heroes and Scooby-Doo are iconic characters that are beloved by kids all over the world and lend themselves perfectly to their own line of active rainwear."

"We are confident that the DC Comics license will take the rainwear industry by storm. These beloved characters have been in our homes since I was young," said Rob Moehring, President of Washington Shoe Company. "Our products inspire children to believe they are the heroes themselves."

Prices for Washington Shoe Company's upcoming collection will range from $15 to $50 and will include rain boots, rain jackets and umbrellas. The rainwear collection will be available beginning October 2009 at specialty stores and fine department stores nationwide, including Nordstrom.
Article: http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=28183
Image: http://www.ezthemes.com/previews

May 6, 2009
Alligator Books Renews Scooby-Doo License With Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Alligator Books are delighted to announce that they have just renewed their creative play license for Scooby-Doo with Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK for another 3 years. Alligator's fantastic range of creative play products includes Mystery Activity Packs, Sticker and Stencil sets, Paint by Numbers, Carry Along Colouring Sets, Sticker Boxes, Magnets and Make-A-Scene sets and they will be looking to develop some new and exciting products for the range.

Alligator Books have actively participated in cross-divisional activity with Scooby-Doo licensees to increase the media exposure of their product range. Alligator recently contributed Scooby-Doo licensed product for Easter retail promotions in consumer press organised by WBCP and took part in joint promotions with the Scooby-Doo and the Pirate Ghost- Live on Stage, the upcoming Warner Home Video release of Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword on DVD and Green's Scooby-Doo Cookie Kits.

Neil Rodol, Commercial Director, Alligator Books says– "Scooby-Doo's enduring popularity has made it one of our best-selling creative play licenses and we are extremely pleased to be renewing this license with Warner Bros Consumer Products UK."
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/21070
Image: http://www.licensing.biz/company-profiles/68/Alligator-Books

April 17, 2009
Warner Bros. Animation Celebration
Animation creators, celebrities and fans gathered to witness the unveiling of the brand new Warner Bros. Animation mural in Burbank, California. The event was open to the public and attended by over five hundred Burbank residents and Warner Bros. employees, along with their families. The mural, which faces the corner of Olive and Pass, has been a staple of the studio for over fifteen years but has never been updated until now. CBR News attended the event to get a first hand report on the festivities.

The event was held on the back-lot, underneath the mural itself. The scene resembled a carnival, with different booths set up for children including face painting and “Batman: The Brave & The Bold” character designer Lynell Forstall drawing pictures for the kids. The Batmobile from the Tim Burton Batman films was a centerpiece along with the Mystery Mobile from “Scooby Doo.” Beneath the mural, which was covered by a giant white sheet, stood a stage and podium where the presentation would take place, and where Peter Roth, President of Warner Bros. Television, welcomed the excited crowd.

Warner Bros. Studios has been producing animation for almost eighty years, beginning with 1930’s black and white short, “Sinkin’ in the Bath Tube.” Since then, the company has earned six Academy Awards, thirty-five Emmy Awards and one Peabody Award. WB’s animation division includes some of the most beloved characters in cartoon history, including the Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbara and DC Comics catalog of characters.

Roth spoke to the crowd about the importance of these characters and their representations on the mural. “Warner Bros. Animation and family of now classic Looney Tune, Hanna-Barbara and DC Comics characters have evolved to a cherished part of our culture here at Warner Bros., and the mural you are about to see represents the studio’s rich heritage and brings together the past and the present from Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman to Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo among many others.”

Read the full article here.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20847

April 2, 2009
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Scooby-Doo! First Frights
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Scooby-Doo! First Frights, the videogame that will be the complement to the upcoming Warner Premiere release. This action-adventure game lets players take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases. The game will be released on the Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system in fall 2009.

In Scooby-Doo! First Frights, developed by Torus Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, players put their sleuthing skills to the test solving puzzles, combating enemies and collecting clues before unmasking each mysterious villain. After solving each mystery, players can use unlockable character costumes for Scooby-Doo, Fred, Velma, and the rest of the gang to access new areas in every level.

“We are taking the family friendly Scooby-Doo brand to a new level in gaming with a twist on the fan favorite characters,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “And as a mother, I’m really excited to finally have a Scooby-Doo game that I can play with my son.”

Since 2001, Scooby-Doo videogames have sold more than 3.5 million copies in North America alone. Scooby-Doo! First Frights brings fans more of what they love with exciting environments, innovative gameplay and graphics that take full advantage of each console. Co-op play is made easy by allowing players to jump in or out of the game at any time.
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090402005214&newsLang=en
Image: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/scoobydoofirstfrights/images/0/3/?tag=thumbs_below;th

January 29, 2009
Scott Innes' New Book
Scott Innes has a new book coming out in mid-March 2009. The title of the book is "Cartoons & Country Music- My life in the shadow of a dog". To get more information on this book, go to Scott's blog.
Scott Innes
http://www.wynk.com/pages/scottinnes2.html

November 24, 2008
FOX Replaces Cartoons with Infomercials
Those used to waking up to Saturday-morning cartoons on FOX will be disappointed come the new year. With the network and 4Kids ending their programming agreement in late December, FOX will be filling two full hours with infomercials each Saturday morning. While this is common practice on many cable outlets, it's extremely rare for a major network, according to Daily Variety.

FOX and 4Kids are settling a legal issue pertaining to their long-running agreement, under which 4Kids bought $20 million worth of time on the network to broadcast such popular animated shows as The Spectacular Spider-Man, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! and Tom and Jerry Tales, Chaotic and Viva Piñata. 4Kids also launched a block on The CW in October of 2007, and will continue to supply programming to the fairly new channel that rose from the ashes of The WB.

Dubbed “Weekend Marketplace” the block of long-form commercials will air from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday on 95% of FOX affiliates. Those affiliates will also get two hours to program themselves with the absence of cartoons. Since the children’s TV market has fallen on hard times, FOX has no alternative for packaged entertainment programming, especially one that will pay what 4Kids has been. That arrangement reportedly fell apart when 4Kids insisted that it was owed a $13 million refund, which FOX refused to pay.
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/9257

November 6, 2008
Panini rolls out Scooby sticker packs
Leaving the comforts of Coolsville, Scooby and the gang embark on an exciting trip around the world. Along the way they'll learn about Gods in Greece, solve puzzles in Paris, samba in South America and even meet Martians on the Moon!!

There are 204 stickers to collect including 36 special stickers.
http://www.paninionline.com/collectibles/institutional/bt/uk/scheda_prodotto.asp?idEdit=4141

October 24, 2008
Who Can Forget TVs "Greatest American Dog"?
TV Guide Magazine names television’s top canines in its Oct. 27 issue. Presley, who won the CBS competition series “Greatest American Dog” last month, did not make the top 10. TV Guide’s top dogs are:

No. 10 — Paul Anka (Lorelai’s bearded collie on “Gilmore Girls”)
No. 9 — Scooby-Doo (Shaggy’s Great Dane on “Scooby Doo, Where Are You”)
No. 8 — Tinkerbell Hilton (Paris Hilton’s chihuahua on “The Simple Life”)
No. 7 — Elizabeth Taylor (Charlotte’s King Charles Spaniel on “Sex and the City”)
No. 6 — Vincent (Walt’s yellow Lab on “Lost”)
No. 5 — Doc (Meredith and Derek’s terrier mix on “Grey’s Anatomy”)
No. 4 — Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (puppet on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”)
No. 3 — Eddie (Martin Crane’s Jack Russell terrier on “Frasier”)
No. 2 — Lassie (Timmy’s collie on “Lassie”)
No. 1 — Snoopy (Charlie Brown’s beagle on “Peanuts” TV specials)
http://blog.newsok.com/television/2008/10/24/who-can-forget-tvs-greatest-american-dog/

September 11, 2008
Verizon Adds Scooby-Doo Channel
Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing Warner Bros. content to mobile users via two new channels on its V CAST Video service. The DC Comics Channel will offer motion comics and animated features starring such iconic superheroes as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The Scooby-Doo and Friends channel will feature classic cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, including Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones.

Subscribers of the DC Comics Channel will be able to view the hit Batman: Mad Love Motion Comic, DC Universe animated movies including Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman Doomsday and Justice League: The New Frontier, and clips from Warner Bros. Pictures releases such as The Dark Knight, Superman Returns and Batman Begins.

The Scooby-Doo & Friends Channel will also offer Verizon Wireless customers clips from such classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons as The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry and Yogi Bear. The shows are refreshed weekly and offer hours of viewing.

Verizon Wireless customers downloaded more than 71 million video clips and songs from the company's V CAST Video and Music services. The DC Comics Channel can be found in the Hollywood section, while Scooby-Doo & Friends can be found in the Kids section of V CAST Video. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, go to www.verizonwireless.com.
article: http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/8884
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August 3, 2008
New gang lined up for "Scooby-Doo" TV movie
A third "Scooby-Doo" movie will begin production Monday in Vancouver, but will bypass theaters and feature a cast of unknown actors.

"Scooby-Doo: In the Beginning," a live-action/computer-animated film, will debut on Cartoon Network in fall 2009 when it also will be released on DVD.

As a prequel to the 2002 and 2004 "Scooby-Doo" movies, it finds the Mystery gang uniting for the first time to solve the haunting of their high school.

The original quartet of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini has been replaced, respectively, by Rob Amell ("Life With Derek") as Freddy, newcomers Kaitlyn Melton as Daphne, Nick Palatas as Shaggy and Hayley Alcroft as Velma. The computer-generated Scooby-Doo will be voiced by Frank Welker, a longtime voice actor on the animated "Scooby-Doo" series. Brian Levant ("Are We There Yet?") will direct.
http://ca.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idCAN0329518220080804

July 22, 2008
Scooby Doo 3's Velma and Fred cast!
Robbie Amell and Hayley Alcroft have joined the cast of Scooby Doo 3, shooting next month in Vancouver under the directon of Brian Levant. Amell, best known for his role as Max on TVs Life with Derek, plays Fred in the prequel movie. The Canadian-based actor appeared in last year's American Pie : Beta House and before that, Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Talented newcomer Alcroft, who appeared in Unfabulous (2004) with Emma Roberts, plays Velma in the movie. The duo join Nick Palatas (Shaggy) and Kate Melton (Daphne) for the flick.
http://www.moviehole.net/2008/07/21/scooby-doo-3s-velma-and-fred-cast/

July 3, 2008
Boomerang's "Dog Days of Summer"
Cartoon Network's sister-network Boomerang, the home to many Hanna-Barbera animation as well as more recently produced cartoons that once called CN proper their abode, has announced their plan to pay tribute to the dogs of television animation throughout the month of July 2008. Promoted as the Boomerang network's "Dog Days of Summer" event, the extended cable channel is gearing up to feature one of the oodles of poodles that have graced the small screen each Saturday and Sunday afternoon, kicking off this coming Saturday, July 5th.

Boomerang is looking to highlight the exploits of top canines ranging from the indomitable Scooby-Doo (Scooby Doo Where Are You?), to the rather evil Muttley (Wacky Races), to the smooth-talking Huckleberry Hound (The Huckleberry Hound Show), to the more saccharine Dino (The Flintstones). "We've always believed our dog stars deserved a day in the sun," Rico Hill, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network, recently commented. "Mid-summer in the heat of July seemed the perfect time to take these boys 'out for a walk' so to speak so that their many fans could enjoy them."

Each of the spotlights on these memorable mutts will air form 4:00pm through to 5:30pm (ET) on Saturdays and Sundays of July. The "Dog Days of Summer" at Boomerang will include the schedule as follows:

Saturday, July 5th: Scooby-Doo
A cowardly great Dane, Scooby-Doo, and his four teenage partners-Freddy, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy-tour the country in their "Mystery Machine" van in search of the supernatural. Episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? to include "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake" and "The Warlock of Wimbledon."

Sunday, July 6th: Scrappy-Doo
The mystery-solving great Dane, Scooby-Doo, and pals Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma return to the trail of mystery, this time featuring a new addition-Scooby's overly zealous little nephew, Scrappy-Doo, who instigates all the trouble for the gang. Episodes of Scooby and Scrappy Doo to include "The Scarab Lives!," "Strange Encounters of A Scooby Kind" and "The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld."

Go to animationinsider.com for the complete schedule.
http://www.animationinsider.net/article.php?articleID=1775

May 19, 2008
Scooby Doo is back!
Brian Levant (“The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas”, “Are We There Yet?”) has signed to direct a new “Scooby Doo” film – a telemovie prequel to the two “Scooby Doo” films of previous years.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr will be sitting this one out. A nation-wide casting call is now underway to find the new Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy.

In this new pic, Daphne’s a mystery writer inspired by Murder She Wrote; Fred’s a football player with a penchant for jigsaw puzzles who decides to try out for the school paper, his idol is footballer turned supreme court justice Bryan ‘Whizzer’ White; Shaggy is as daft as ever and not doing so well at school; and Velma (who I hear might be Asian in the new film) is a teen U.S ambassador for World Hunger.

ssumingly, they all apply for jobs at the school paper – for different reasons – and end up solving their first mystery…. Whatever that may be.

If there’s one thing the “Scooby Doo” films got right is the cast: Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini, as Shaggy and Velma, respectively, were perfect. Here’s hoping Warners find themselves some satisfactory surrogates…

Production begins in August in Vancouver.
http://www.moviehole.net/news/20080516_scooby_doo_is_back.html
Image: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800022703/photo/243680

May 16, 2008
Daily Giveaway: 'Scooby Doo/Richie Rich' Hour Volume 1
Two of the most enduring Hanna-Barbera characters, Richie Rich and Scooby-Doo were the stars of 'The Richie Rich, Scooby-Doo Show', which originally aired on ABC. The one-hour program combined several shorts, each featuring either Richie Rich or Scooby-Doo, who starred in their own entertaining adventures.

Originally created by Harvey Comics, Richie Rich, the child of incredibly wealthy parents is the world’s richest kid. He lives in a mansion in his hometown of Richville and has an allowance that is the envy of children everywhere. Richie is a kind and benevolent boy who has the luxury of going on globe-trotting adventures with his faithful dog Dollar, his best buddies Freckles and Gloria, butler Cadbury and robot maid Irona. Professor Keenbeen, director of the Rich Science Center often comes along for the ride, creating wacky inventions that either help or hinder Richie’s exploits.

Scooby-Doo is the beloved, animated mystery-solving canine, who made his original debut on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! In this incarnation, Scooby-Doo is featured along with Shaggy and Scrappy. As a trio, they travel the world in the Mystery Machine often with comedic outcomes.

This treasure trove of DVD nostalgia arrives in stores on May 20th. Go to Hanna-Barbera.com for more details. We've got one copy of the DVD to give to you!

How do you win? It's easy! Just post a comment below this story page. We'll give everybody a week to jump in. After one week we'll choose one of the commenters at random.

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http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=33294

April 29, 2008
Warner Bros. pushes shows online with 2 new Web sites
Warner Bros. says it's launching two Web sites to capture new ad revenue and a younger generation of viewers.

Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Television Group says TheWB.com will replay full episodes of shows such as "Friends" and "Smallville" along with made-for-online shows. The site is set to launch in a test format next month.

A second site, KidsWB.com, is aimed at children and debuts Monday. It features animated characters from the Warner Bros. library, which includes Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo and DC Comics heroes like Batman.

The group says both sites will be supported by ad revenue, with deals already in place with Mattel Inc., McDonald's Corp. and Johnson & Johnson.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5geK9rooDXtbF9VFGXrW9HlktxttQD90B1RTO0

April 25, 2008
Food Network Challenge - Cartoon Cakes
Cartoon Cakes
From Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, Food Network Challenge competitors decorate cakes inspired by four of the most popular cartoons in animation history. Watch as Scooby-Doo squares off against Popeye; and Betty Boop's "boo boop be do" goes against the charm of Curious George. All's fun in cartoons and cakes, until you throw a $10,000 prize into the mix--and four top cake artists who don't like to lose.

This episode aired on February 2, 2008.

Mike McCrary of Mike’s Amazing Cakes in Redmond, Washington won. His cake was “Scooby Doo and the Mummy’s Curse” (pictured above). On the show Scooby joined him when his check was presented and he commented that although his daughter would be glad he won that wouldn’t compare to Scooby standing beside him!
Sent by a Scooby fan
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_cc/episode/0,2495,FOOD_20077_46387,00.html

April 23, 2008
Dalton Sandifer, RIP
Animation writer Dalton B "Sandy" Sandifer, who worked on numerous Hanna Barbera TV shows, has died, The Ventura County Star reports. He was 89.

Sandifer started as a writer for Woody Woodpecker in 1957 before moving on to Hanna-Barbera, where he wrote for The Secret Squirrel Show, Wacky Races, The All-New Popey Hour, and other series. For The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour he wrote "Scared a Lot in Camelot" and "Watt a Shocking Ghost" (Scooby Doo) and "Sinister Symphony" and "The Day and Night Crawler" (Dynomutt).

He is survived by his wife, and four stepsons and their families.
http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=23276
Image source: http://forum.bcdb.com/forum/Dalton_B_Sandifer_Passes_Away_P87891/

April 22, 2008
Cartoons of All Time
Cartoons are a part of every child's life; the medium of learning and entertainment for young people and that animated mini movie that satisfies your every desire. For some persons, as they grew older they lost interest in cartoons, while others just never got tired of them. They have found serenity in watching them, no matter how old they are. I am sure you can recall the name or an episode of your favourite cartoon.

This article was initially written to highlight a Top 10 listing of the overall best cartoons. However, when it was time to collect the nominations for the top 10, mayhem erupted. It became very difficult to list 10 all-time greatest cartoons. The list was 'stretched' to 15, then to 20, then to 25, then to 30.

Click here for a list of the Top cartoons of all time and see where Scooby falls on the list.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/TeenAge/html/20080421T230000-0500_134812_OBS_CARTOONS_OF_ALL_TIME.asp

April 4, 2008
WHV Unleashes Volume Two of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! on DVD July 8, 2008
Consumers can expect more high-jinks, thrills and laughs on July 8, 2008 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases another entertaining volume of the hit animated series Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! on DVD. Titled, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Volume 2, this delightful title features everyone’s favorite mystery-solving canine and his pal Shaggy who will entertain both kids and adults with a whole new set of adventures, mysteries, and fun. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Volume 2 will feature four 22-minute episodes from the television series’ first season. The DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP. Order due date is set for June 3, 2008.

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are the superstars of this popular new show, as they hit the trail solving mysteries and fending off the bad guys. Their new adventures begin after Shaggy inherits a sizeable fortune from his incredibly rich uncle, Dr. Albert, which enables him and Scooby-Doo to upgrade the Mystery Machineso that it has the ability to transform itself into a number of other different vehicles. With the help of new Scooby Snacks, which have been mixed with a secret nanotech formula, Scooby-Doo finds he has special powers, one of which is the ability to fly. The duo along with their loyal robot servant Robi, embark on a mission to stop the evil plans of Phinius Phibes and save the world. On occasion, they run into their dear pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Volume 2 episodes include: Smart House, Lightning Strikes Twice, Don’t Feel the Animals, and Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers.

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! made its debut September 2006 on the CW and quickly established itself as a favorite among young viewers. The show’s second season is now airing on Kids’ WB! The program consistently ranks in the top 4 of Kids’ WB! Saturday morning shows among children ages 2-11. “WHV is pleased to continue to bring forth new adventures of Scooby-Doo,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, “While Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! continues to carry on the rich tradition of the world-famous cartoon, it’s also focused on keeping the characters fresh and contemporary in ways that will to appeal to today’s sophisticated young consumers. We think Scooby-Doo fans will enjoy making this title part of their home entertainment libraries.”

Important Information for Retailers

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! Volume 2 will be available on DVD for $14.97 (SRP). The street date is July 8, 2008, with an order due date of June 3, 2008.

Advertising

WHV will promote the release of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! Volume 2 with an online media campaign estimated to generate 10 million impressions.

The Basics

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! Volume 1

Street Date July 8, 2008
Order Date June 3, 2008
DVD SRP $14.97
UPC 014764397924
Running Time Approx 88 minutes

The Credits

Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, "Sinkin’ in the Bathtub." Since then, Warner Bros. Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Humani
http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=22641

March 20, 2008
The voice of Scott Innes heads to Dollywood!
Scott Innes has provided the voice to some of the most popular rides and attractions at theme parks around the world. His voice has been heard at Six Flags, Universal Studios, King’s Island and now…in Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tn!

The award-winning radio personality for WYNK Radio in Baton Rouge, La. He is also the voice to some of the most popular cartoon characters in the world such as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Scrappy-Doo and Hollywood Hal of the new Hollywood Hal & Rhinestone Al with the Wannabees childrens’ TV show (www.halandal.com) he co-created with his friend Jim Hogg. Innes will provide the voice of Ranger Roger, a Barney Fife-type character on the new $5 million River Battle Ride at Dollywood.

The River Battle Ride is a water-themed raft ride equipped with powerful soaker guns. Nine rafts each with room for eight passengers follow a 500-foot channel. As the Rafts navigate the waters, the battle begins as passengers, each armed with a soaker gun, take aim at each other and more than 100 targets along the way including talking animals, Beavers, Skunks, Otters, Bears, and more!

"I've been a fan of Dollywood since I was a young kid, I love Water-type rides and even more so, rides that allow both parents and children to ride together" said Innes.

The River Battle Ride opens Spring 2008!

For more info, see www.dollywood.com or email Scott Innes.
Directly from Scott Innes

March 12, 2008
Happy Birthday, Frank Welker!
Today is Frank Welker's birthday, and I would like to wish him a very happy birthday! Without him, the world of cartoons would not be the same. He has added so much life into so many characters...from Curious George, to Fred, to Megatron.

Frank, I would like to wish you the happiest birthday ever! My family and I thank you for all of the work you have put into each project to bring us such amazing characters. We truly appreciate everything you have done to make the cartoon world a happier place. Have a great birthday!
http://voicechasers.com/database/showactor.php?actorid=1059

February 20, 2008
No SpongeBob, Scooby Doo for children in China
The Chinese government has expanded its ban on foreign cartoons, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Pokemon and Scooby Doo, and will not allow them to be shown during prime time hours.

The country's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) says it will be instituting new rules starting May 1, which will ban foreign cartoons from all domestic cartoon and children's channels between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

That expands a ban implemented last September, which lasted until 8 p.m. The new action will effectively erase foreign animation from Chinese primetime.

SARFT issued a statement on Wednesday saying its latest move "will create a favourable environment for the domestic cartoon industry."

Those in the industry fear SARFT may be slowly strangling foreign cartoon broadcasts.

Even cartoons produced in co-operation by domestic and foreign producers will have to get official approval to be shown in the "golden hours" slot.

SARFT released a report on Wednesday stating China made more than 101,900 minutes of animation last year, a 23 per cent jump over 2006. Officials say they are trying to stave off foreign competitors, especially Japanese cartoon makers.

Restrictions rising
Government authorities have spent the past few years tightening their grip on the film and television industries.

State-controlled television stations generally do not pick up Western shows. Last year, the government banned reality shows from prime time and urged broadcasters to show only "ethically inspiring" series.

Restrictions have been placed on TV talent shows as well as anything that touches upon horror, crime and the supernatural in film.

New rules have also been issued against overtly sexual content while material over the internet has been heavily censored.
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/02/20/china-cartoons-restrictions.html#skip300x250
Image: http://waf.eps.hw.ac.uk/images/WOW/scooby%20doo.jpg

February 18, 2008
Scooby-Doo Valentine Lollipop Contamination
A daycare center in Idaho Falls, ID found metal fragments in a Scooby-Doo lollipop. According to the source, when the daycare employees unwrapped the lollipops, there appeared to be metal fragments both inside and outside of the heart-shaped lollipop.

These Valentine's Day lollipops were purchased at Wal-mart. The company that distributes the Scooby-Doo lollipops is Houston Harvest.
http://www.kidk.com/news/15730527.html

February 12, 2008
Zombie and Alien Scooby-Doo on DVD Tuesday
Two original, full-length Scooby-Doo movies make their debut as a double feature on Tuesday (2/12/2008): SCOOBY-DOO AND THE ALIEN INVADERS and SCOOBY-DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND ($14.97 Warner Home Video).

ALIEN INVADERS finds Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery, Inc. kids uncovering the shenanigans of flying saucer buffs, secretive scientists and unfriendly extraterrestrials in a remote desert town.

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred try to solve the most frightfully funny mystery of their careers in ZOMBIE ISLAND as they investigate the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate on a haunted bayou island.
http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=22212

January 29, 2008
Happy 50th Birthday LEGO
The balloons descended at 1:58 p.m. on January 28, 2008 at LEGO headquarters in Enfield, marking the small block's 50th birthday.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Dan Kain reported the company employs 5,000 worldwide, 350 of whom work in Enfield, including model builders.

"My wife is amazed, my relatives are amazed that I actually get paid to play all day for a job," said Dan Steininger, a model builder.

Steininger said it took him about 60 hours to build a replica Scooby Doo using LEGOs.

"We glue each and every piece before we put it on," Steininger said.

The company has evolved over the years, tying the basic block to a wide range of popular interests from Star Wars to Transformers.

The company even has theme parks built around the block -- two in Europe and one in California.

Kain reported LEGO has reported almost $1½ billion in sales.

"We always have and will always have a strong following: The parents that grew up on LEGO, the grandparents that grew up on LEGO, and that whole nostalgia has a huge importance," said Soren Torp Laursen, president of LEGO Americas. "We offer something that is very different in terms of a play experience to the typical toy out there."

Over the years, the company has turned out 400 billion LEGO blocks -- enough to stretch for 611 million miles.

The president of the company said he always wears shoes at work because it sure hurts to step on a LEGO block.
http://www.wfsb.com/entertainment/15159395/detail.html

January 28, 2008
The Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Show Coming to DVD
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show: The Complete Series Volume 1 will be out on May 20th.

The Scooby-Doo segments contain Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy in humorous adventures against "real" supernatural forces.

Richie Rich chronicles the adventures of the poor little rich boy in a series of Zillion Dollar Adventures with friends Gloria, Cadbury, Irona the Robotic Maid, Professor Keanbean, and his dog Dollar.

The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired on ABC in 1980. The show features the voices of Don Messick (Boo Boo from Yogi Bear) as Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Casey Kasem (Robin from the Superfriends, and original host of the long-running radio show American Top 40) as Shaggy, Sparky Marcus as Richie Rich, Stanley Jones (Lex Luthor from Challenge of the Superfriends) as Cadbury, Joan Gerber (Mrs. Beakley from DuckTales) as Irona, Bill Callaway (Aquaman from the Superfriends, and Square Bear from Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch) as Professor Keenbean, Frank Welker (Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget) as Dollar, Dick Beals (Birdboy from Birdman & the Galaxy Trio) as Reggie Van Dough, and Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson from The Simpsons) as Gloria Glad.

The 2 disc set will contains 7 one hour episodes as well as a bonus feature "Golden Boy: The Story of Richie Rich".

The box set will be in stores on May 20th and will cost $26.99.
article: http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=21192
image: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Richie-Rich-Scooby-Doo-Hour-Volume-1/8863

January 22, 2008
What's New Scooby-Doo DVD Promotion
Yes, it's that lovable pooch - Scooby-Doo. The third season of the popular What's New Scooby Doo? show featured everyone's favorite crime solvers in a number of sports-themed settings.

The gang keeps their cool in any arena from a wrestling match gone wrong to a haunted stock car race, even a mini-golf tournament terrorized by a metallic clown (scary stuff). Season 3 features more than just sports as the gang visits Paris, Moscow, Hong Kong, Australia, and the Old West.

Do you love the 'ol Scoobster as much as I do? Want your very own copy of season three to watch over and over again? Well...now's your chance. We are giving away a copy of the complete third season DVD set. Not only will you get all thirteen episodes of the show, there is added bonus features and a 14th bonus Christmas episode!

Ready to win? Click here to enter!
http://acedmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=877

January 20, 2008
Scrappy is Character of the Month!
This month on Boomerang, a channel by Cartoon Network, Scrappy is the character of the month. For the month of January 2008, every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm EST, episodes of the Scooby & Scrappy Doo Show will be broadcast.

Boomerang calls their character of the month Boomeroyalty. This all started in March 2007.
Boomerang Channel

January 16, 2008
DirecTV, Scooby-Doo to the Rescue
Bound to a chair, a man is tormented by a bunch of teenagers and their dog. Who'll have your sympathies? DirecTV is betting you'll side with the kids and dog as you watch this new spot via Deutsch/LA. And it's probably right, even if parents in the viewing audience (regularly tormented by their own kids) might be inclined at first to side with the man in the chair.

In this case, the kids and dog are familiar animated characters from Scooby-Doo, a TV cartoon that has aired in various permutations for nearly 40 years. And when one of the kids literally unmasks the man, he turns out to be "the cable guy," i.e., a person consumers are conditioned to dislike, given their exasperating experience with cable companies.

Having revealed the man's true identity, one of the kids explains the situation: "Well, now that DirecTV has more of the best channels in HD, no wonder the cable guy tried to stop everyone from switching to DirecTV." Embracing his assigned role as bad guy, the man snarls, "And I could of got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids and your dog." Note that his use of the grammatically incorrect "if it wasn't," rather than "if it weren't," adds to his aura of uncouth villainy. A voiceover then urges viewers to "Hook up your new flat-screen to over 85 of the best HD channels," and concludes with an 800-phone number for DirecTV.

Viewers who grew up as fans of Scooby-Doo will appreciate the dose of nostalgia DirecTV has provided. What about those whose pop-culture literacy doesn't include the Scooby oeuvre? They'll be so grateful to hear the narrator's normal adult voice, after the grating cartoony voices, that they may take its sales pitch to heart as well.
http://www.adweek.com/aw/creative/ad_of_the_day/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003697124

January 15, 2008
Bon Bon Buddies unveils Easter Egg kits and Christmas 2008 NPD
Featuring Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess and Spongebob Squarepants, the Easter Egg Decorating Kits contain six milk chocolate eggs, a carry handle and materials to create and decorate a 3D scene, making them ideal for children of all ages.

The Christmas 2008 range will include a number of unique and exciting products which feature both new characters, including Disney's Pixar Wall-E and In The Night Garden, plus established names such as High School Musical, Scooby-Doo, Dora the Explorer and Bratz.

Scooby-Doo Jammeroos are the latest addition to the company's biscuit range, and a collection of Fun Buddies Activity Bags will lead a raft of new all year-round confectionary that will be displayed.

Bon Bon Buddies, based in Crumlin, Gwent, is Europe's leading supplier of licensed confectionery and novelty biscuits, including seasonal and year-round product lines. Further examples of its product range will also feature prominently on stand.

The company recently announced record results for the financial year ending April 2007, with sales rising from 17.9 million to 26.1 million. The company supplies leading retailers across Europe including Tesco, Asda, Wilkinson, Auchan and Carrefour.
http://www.talkingretail.com/products/8184/Bon-Bon-Buddies-unveils-Easter.ehtml

December 12, 2007
Pup Named Scooby Doo Coming to DVD in March
The littlest detectives solve the biggest mysteries on the hit animated series Pup Named Scooby-Doo, whose entire first season comes to DVD March 18, 2008 from Warner Home Video (WHV). Titled Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season, the DVD will feature 13, 22-minute episodes from the show's first season on two discs and will retail for $19.98 SRP.

Geared towards pre-schoolers and kids, Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season follows the young adventures of the lovable Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, along with pint-sized versions of his pals Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred, as they solve mysteries and embark on exciting adventures.

On Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season, the gang encounters all sorts of spooks and monsters including a Cheese Monster, a Headless Skateboarder and even the ghost of mobster, Al Kabone. Their mysteries take them to the creepiest of destinations, including a spine-chilling mountain ski resort, a spooky Indian burial ground and even a haunted comic book convention. Episodes include A Bicycle Built for Boo!, The Sludge Monster from the Earth's Core, Wanted Cheddar Alive, Snow Place Like Home, Scooby Dude, Robopup and several others.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Pup-Named-Scooby-Doo-Season-1-Press-Release/8618

December 3, 2007
Simple Plan
Simple Plan are aiming big. They may already have sold out shows in Mexico, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and Malaysia. And, yes, they may have already flogged seven million records worldwide, but they haven't finished yet. They now have little ol' blighty in their sights and they're coming to take over the UK in 2008. Following in Green Day and Blink 182's pop-punk footsteps, they're making a dash for the top of our charts and record collections. They've teamed up with Timbaland's buddy Danja to add some groove to their punk thudding and have a new album and single heading our way in February. We caught up with lead guitarist Jeff Stinco to chat about the band's new material and ask why they are obsessed with Scooby Doo. We also found out that Celine Dion isn't that bad after all.

The band have a strong connection with the Scooby Doo franchise. How did that come about?
"We were approached by the company that do all the Scooby Doo stuff and they asked us to do the theme, which was cool, because we were all fans of the show when we were younger. It led to us appearing in an episode of Scooby Doo, which was amazing. We got to be animated and do our own voices for an episode. It was a really cool achievement. Then for the movie we did an original track, shot a video and it was a good tie-in. It was a relationship that just grew with those people."

To read the entire interview, click here.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a80890/simple-plan.html

October 25, 2007
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour said to be getting Mid-2008 DVD Release
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour Season 1 is rumored to be released in late spring/early summer of 2008. Each episode of the series contained a Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo cartoon, and a Richie Rich cartoon. The DVD is said to be a 2-disc set for under $30.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Richie-Rich-Scooby-Doo-Hour-Rumors/8327

October 3, 2007
Chill Out Scooby-Doo DVD Promo
Be one of the lucky people to win a copy of the Chill Out Scooby-Doo DVD!

Get ready for the ultimate chiller - on Mount Everest! The gang's vacation to Paris is derailed when Shaggy and Scooby miss their connection and accidentally end up on a skydiving expedition halfway around the world. What was supposed to be excitement in the City of Lights turns to horror from the Himalayas, one of the Earth's most remote landscapes, when Shaggy and Scooby come face to frightening face with a terror greater than free-falling thousands of feet -- the legendary Abominable Snowmonster!

When the gang is finally reunited, they can't seem to shake the beast as it spreads its icy terror. The gang hightails it through ancient monasteries, underground caverns and outrace an avalanche to crack the mystery behind the chilling creature before it has a chance to put them on ice - forever!!

Check out the Official Site

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September 18, 2007
Warner Home Video Unleashes the Action-Packed Whats New Scooby-Doo? The Complete Third Season
Consumers will get in the game with Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Whats New Scooby-Doo? The Complete Third Season on DVD January 8, 2008. From wrestling to car racing, to hockey, this action-packed DVD set features 13 rousing episodes, many of which take place in sports-themed settings. Whats New Scooby-Doo? The Complete Third Season will be offered in a two-disc set retailing at $19.98 SRP.

This third installment of Whats New Scooby-Doo? finds the Mystery Inc. gang fighting crimes and solving mysteries as they travel the world and find themselves in a number of exciting, sports-themed settings. In Diamonds are a Ghouls Best Friend, the gang travels to Russia for the International World Cup hockey event and comes face-to-face with the ghost of a Russian hockey player who does his best to ruin the event. Block-Long Hong Kong Terror finds the gang on a trip to Hong Kong where they encounter a giant Chinese New Years dragon that has mysteriously come to life. In Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma find themselves in a haunted stock car race. All 13 episodes of Whats New Scooby-Doo? The Complete Third Season are loaded with laughs and hilarious escapades that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. A bonus episode, Scooby-Doo Christmas, is also included.

We are delighted to bring the third season of Whats New Scooby-Doo? to consumers, commented Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. He added, What makes this Scooby-Doo series different than the others is that we see a more contemporary version of the Mystery Inc. gang. They use todays technology in fighting crimes and solving mysteries. Although the show has evolved with the passage of time, that same essence that made Scooby-Doo such a superstar is still going strong. We think families everywhere will enjoy watching this very entertaining DVD.

The third season of Whats New Scooby-Doo? originally aired from January 2005 to July 2006 on The WB. Whats New Scooby-Doo? carries on the rich tradition of the world famous cartoon, which has entertained millions of fans for many years. The Whats New Scooby-Doo? franchise has sold over 5 million units life-to-date.

For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.
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September 17, 2007
Michael Vick's Jury Has Been Selected
They just finished the jury selection phase of the Michael Vick case. Hopefully justice will be served. Does he stands a chance of winning his case? You be the judge...
http://www.garyvarvel.com

September 16, 2007
Bon Bon Buddies Launches Halloween Range
Last year it was reported that an estimated, 120m was spent on Halloween, and with the growing amount of children trick or treating, prepare to be spooked!

The Bon Bon Buddies Halloween range offers kids and parents a choice of tasty treats ideal for the fright night!

Scooby-Doo spooky snack packs, with individually wrapped portions of either jelly scull and crossbones, gruesome oozing mallows, or the ScoobyDoo trick or treat keepsake bucket full of tasty lollies, jellies and mallow, or for ultimate fiendish fun try the Bon Bon Buddies activity bag packed with stickers, games, sweets and lot more ghoulish goodies.

There are three new lines this year from BBB For some devilish dressing up delights look no further than Scooby-Doos Monsterous Mask and Spooky Specks, with candy or mallow, or ideal for trick or treaters try the spooky lollies.
http://www.talkingretail.com/products/6516/Bon-Bon-Buddies-launches-Hallo.ehtml

September 4, 2007
Kids WB! Fall Lineup Set
The Saturday morning Kids WB! block on the CW will premiere four new animated series when it kicks off its fall season on Sept. 22. Making their American network debuts, Eon Kid, Magi-Nation, Will & Dewitt and Skunk Fu! will be joined by new episodes of returning favorites The Batman, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!, Legion of Super Heroes, Tom and Jerry Tales and Johnny Test.

“From action and adventure to comedy and self-discovery, and animation styles running the gamut from traditional 2D to computer-generated and Flash-anime, the new Kids WB! lineup truly offers entertainment for everyone,” says Kids WB! senior VP and general manager Betsy McGowen.

The new lineup will kick off on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. with rookie Will & Dewitt. Produced by Cookie Jar Ent., the show centers on an average kid with an endless thirst for adventure who finds a personal “life coach” in Dewitt, his shape-shifting, talking frog pal.

Magi-Nation will follow at 7:30 a.m. with the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created millennia ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him battle the evil Shadow Magi with their vast collection of Dream Creatures. Produced by Cookie Jar Ent. and Korea’s Daewon Media, the 2D-aniamated series is part of a multi-platform entertainment brand that allows kids to interact with the characters and storylines online.

After an hour of Tom & Jerry Tales, viewers will get their first whiff of Skunk Fu! at 9 a.m. The series revolves around a skunk who is accidentally dropped into China by a wayward stork as a child and has to learn the ways of Kung Fu in order to defend the animals of the valley from an evil mountain dragon and his hench-monkeys. Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! will follow at 9:30 a.m.

The 10 a.m. hour will get rolling with Eon Kid, in which an enterprising 11-year-old named Marty unexpectedly becomes the human extension of the Fist of Eon. Seemingly lost for all time, the Fist endows Marty with amazing fighting powers, but puts him at the heart of a centuries-old struggle between good and evil. Pursued by the dark armies of The General, Marty must undertakes a hero's journey into a world of battle-bots, bounty hunters, legendary warriors and humanoid bandits. The CG series is produced by Daiwon C&A Holdings Co., Design Storm Co., BRB Int’l and Manga Ent., and distributed by Starz Media.

Johnny Test will be back with new adventures at 10:30 a.m., followed by the heroic return of Legion of Super Heroes at 11:00 a.m. and The Batman at 11:30 a.m. Two more new series set to premiere in early 2008 are the eagerly awaited The Spectacular Spider-Man from Culver Ent. and World of Quest, an action-comedy based on the Komikwerks graphic novel series by Jason Kruse, and produced by Cookie Jar Ent. More information on Kids WB! programming can be found at www.KidsWB.com.
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7286

August 24, 2007
SCOOBY SNACK ATTACK
KID'S cartoon heroes such as Scooby-Doo were today branded villains for promoting unhealthy snacks.

Consumer watchdog Which? claim 10 top characters are being cynically used on the packaging of products high in salt, sugar and fat.

Their report reveals three-quarters of parents feel using cartoons like Spider-Man to promote sugary or salty snacks is "irresponsible".

Nine out of 10 parents also believe characters on packaging encourages children to demand that item.

Which? say: "Take two food items. One has plain packaging, the other is bursting with pictures of a well known character. Which will a child choose? It doesn't take a genius to know most will opt for the cartoon-festooned product."

Spidey was blasted for backing sugary Nesquik Chocolate Flavour Cereal, while Scooby-Doo Mini Pizza Breadsticks were found to be high in salt.

A Which? spokesman said: "The companies which own and use these characters need to review their policies."

Marvel, who own Spider- Man, said they did not have "a specific policy" on using their characters in food marketing.

Scooby-Doo owners Warner Bros said their characters were used "in a responsible manner".
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/tm_headline=scooby-snack-attack&method=full&objectid=19665452&siteid=66633-name_page.html

August 23, 2007
Bon Bon Buddies adds Scooby-Doo
Over one million kids a week watch Scooby-Doo on TV. He’s a safe, trusted proven winner in confectionery. These Scooby Clip n’ Lick pops come in two zingy flavours, Apple and Raspberry and Lemon & Cherry, and have a cool key chain and clip so they can be attached to jeans, jackets or bags.

Bratz is the number-one girl brand, number-one fashion doll and with a new ‘live action’ Bratz the movie being released in the UK this year Bratz is here to stay! The Bratz Spinning Sprinkle pops come in two dreamy flavours Creamy Peach and Creamy Strawberry, and have a fabulous spinning action to coat the lolly with fun sprinkles.

Both products are sold is cases of 12 and are due in store from September 2007.
http://www.talkingretail.com/products/5992/Bon-Bon-Buddies-adds-Scooby-Do.ehtml

July 19, 2007
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! - Latest Scooby-Doo Toon Gets DVD Release in October
Warner Home Video is bringing the first four episodes to DVD on the October 30th release of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! - Volume 1. Besides the 88 minutes of cartoon fun, your $14.97 SRP cost gets you "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo's Crooked Capers", an interactive game that is the disc's only extra.

This CWKids show, which started airing in 2006, features long-time Scooby-Doo veteran (and original voice of "Megatron" on The Transformers) Frank Welker as the voice of Scooby. Shaggy is voiced by Scott Menville ("Robin" of Teen Titans), and although the show focuses on those two title characters, the first episode also sees Freddy, Daphne and Velma (voiced by Frank Welker, Grey DeLisle, and The Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn).

The first episode, "Shags to Riches," details how Shaggy's uncle disappears, leaving Shaggy mega-rich, with a spooky old mansion full of different inventions. The search for Uncle Albert continues in "More Fondue for Scooby-Doo!" and "High Society Scooby", the next two episodes where they learn that their enemy is the evil Doctor Phinius Phibes (voiced by Jeff Bennett, who will also voice "Prowl" in the upcoming new Transformers: Animated series next year). Finally, "Party Arty" has Shaggy and Scooby throwing a house-warming party at their mansion, but Dr. Phibes is intent on sending a robot to crash the party!
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=7612

July 5, 2007
Scooby-Doo and Gang Solve Hollywood Mystery
After a four-year hiatus, the Scooby-Doo Case File series returns to the PC with Scooby-Doo! Case File # 3: Frights! Camera! Mystery!

Wussy canine Scooby-Doo and his timid owner Shaggy are hilarious as they reluctantly confront a headless stuntman who is terrorizing a Hollywood movie set. However, the software game isn't as carefully constructed as the previous two titles in the series.

Kids join Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, along with their faithful friends Fred, Daphne and Velma, as they arrive in Hollywood to star in a movie. The owner of the movie studio is frantic because most of his employees have quit after being terrorized by a headless stuntman. The studio owner solicits the young detectives' help in solving the mystery of the headless stuntman.

Kids direct Scooby and the gang's search through different movie sets and buildings to find people to interview and to hunt for clues. At six locations, kids find games to play. When they win a game, they earn a clue. For example, at one point, the headless stuntman whisks Daphne away and places her in a cage dangling high up on a movie set. To rescue her, kids need to place ramps, loop-to-loops, and other props in six numbered locations on some scaffolding so that Scooby can ride a motorcycle through to reach Daphne. The activity allows kids to test their solution by having Scooby try the course. If they are wrong, Scooby crashes with cartoonish explosiveness, but is unhurt.

Other clue-providing games include one where Scooby tries to gather Scooby Snacks from seats in a theater while the headless stuntman chases him. Kids will also play a maze activity, a puzzle-type activity about putting together a Wild West stage set, a multilevel chase game where you have to run, jump and climb over rigging to avoid being caught, and a matching game where you listen to audio clips of the characters you have met.

To move the game forward, you have to find missing movie reels. These reels are difficult to spot and kids may spend a lot of time just cruising through the movie studio — over and over again. Remind your kids to push the up arrow because some of the reels are only visible when you scroll up, not an obvious choice.

Another annoyance is that even on the easiest of the three levels, some of the games can be quite challenging for the intended audience. The controls in the maze game are so sensitive that you frequently run into a wall and end up stalled. Likewise, in the chase game, the headless stuntman is quite fast and may catch you the first several times you play. Since you have to win the game to earn the clue, kids will need perseverance.

A positive feature of this game is that you can play it several times with a different result. The game has multiple endings and clues, so replayability is high. It does an excellent job of teaching children how to use a chart to determine which clues apply to which suspects. Also, kids can earn printables to play with away from the computer.

Overall, this game isn't as polished as the previous installments, but, if your kids like Scooby-Doo, they will probably enjoy solving this mystery with him.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/jinnygudmundsen/2007-07-05-scooby-doo_N.htm

June 22, 2007
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Grants License to Crocs, Inc. and Jibbitz, LLC
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with both Crocs, Inc. and Jibbitz, LLC to allow the two companies to license properties by Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and Scooby-Doo for use with their footwear and shoe charms. The new Crocs™ footwear designs will feature classic characters including Bugs Bunny, Tweety, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and many others.

Crocs™ shoes have become a bona-fide phenomenon, widely acknowledged as an all purpose shoe for comfort and fashion. Crocs™ shoes are available all over the world and along with Jibbitz™ shoe charms, allow Crocs, Inc. and Jibbitz, LLC to team with WBCP to bring classic characters to the best-selling footwear.

“Crocs and Jibbitz boast an incredible global following amongst children and adults alike,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president of domestic licensing and worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “This type of universal appeal is a natural partnership for our portfolio of properties.”

Ron Snyder, CEO of Crocs, said, “We are extremely pleased to have extended our licensing agreement with Warner Bros. which now provides us access to many of the most famous animated characters of all-time such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, and Tom and Jerry, to name a few. We believe the universal appeal of Warner Bros. portfolio of cartoon personalities combined with the growing worldwide popularity of Crocs affords our company another compelling growth vehicle for the future.”

Recently Crocs, Inc. and Jibbitz, LLC also were awarded a license to produce merchandise based on DC Comics’ characters BATMAN and SUPERMAN. Jibbitz, LLC products will be available in early summer with other Crocs, Inc. products to follow in 2007.

About Crocs, Inc:

Crocs, Inc. is a rapidly growing designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear for men, women and children under the Crocs™ brand.

All Crocs™ brand shoes feature Crocs’ proprietary closed-cell resin, Croslite™, which represents a substantial innovation in footwear. The Croslite™ material enables us to produce soft, comfortable, lightweight, superior-gripping, non-marking and odor-resistant shoes. These unique elements make Crocs™ footwear ideal for casual wear, as well as for professional and recreational uses such as boating, hiking, hospitality and gardening. The versatile use of the material has enabled us to successfully market our products to a broad range of consumers.

In 2006, the company acquired Jibbitz LLC, a unique accessory brand with colorful snap-on products specifically suited for Crocs shoes. Today, more than 1,100 Jibbitz™ designs are available to consumers for personalizing and customizing their Crocs™ footwear.

Crocs™ shoes are sold in more than 80 countries and come in a wide array of colors and styles. Please visit www.crocs.com for additional information.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
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May 25, 2007
Schwartz to leave WB Animation
Sander Schwartz is ankling his post as Warner Bros. Animation prexy after six years with the studio.

Schwartz will segue to a production pact with the studio. He'll focus on developing a range of animated projects for broadband and new-media outlets as part of the Warner Bros. TV Group's big push into original programming for the Net. Warners has yet to name a successor for Schwartz, a search is under way and is expected to take a few months.

Warner Bros. Television Group prexy Bruce Rosenblum confirmed Schwartz's exit Thursday. He praised the veteran kidvid exec for leading Warner Bros. Animation "through a transitional, tough period in the TV animation business with great success."

Schwartz oversaw Warner Bros.' animation production for the small screen and direct-to-video titles and worked with Warner Bros. Pictures brass on developing animated features based on vintage Termite Terrace, Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics properties.

TV skeins produced on Schwartz's watch were primarily for the Kids' WB! Saturday morning block, which has endured on broadcast TV stations despite the merger of the WB network and UPN last year into the CW. Warner Bros. Animation's active Kids' WB! slate includes "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue," "The Batman" and "Legion of Super Heroes."

Insiders said Schwartz is well liked by Warner Bros. brass, but there were concerns that the division had not branched out much in recent years or had much success of late in fielding hits to its Time Warner sib Cartoon Network.

Warner Bros.' commitment to animation production remains solid, insiders said, pointing to the division's planned move next week from a satellite office in Sherman Oaks to a facility specially built for the toon wing on the Warner ranch lot, which formerly housed the WB weblet.

Schwartz said he felt the time was right to "try my hand at a full-time creative post" and the opportunities opened up for animation production through new technologies and platforms.

Before joining Warners, Schwartz spent a dozen years working in animation and kidvid development and production at Columbia TriStar and Sony Pictures. He established the Sony Pictures Family Entertainment unit and served as its president from 1999-2001.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965789.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=Warner=bros%+TV

May 22, 2007
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!: The Latest Original Full Length Movie from Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the all-new, must-have animated Scooby-Doo original movie Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! into retail outlets September 4, 2007. Consumers won’t want to miss the high-jinks with Scooby-Doo and his pals as they embark on a bone chilling journey to the top of Mount Everest in search of the legendary Abominable Snowmonster. In addition to its availability on DVD, the film has also been scheduled for television broadcast in Fall 2007 on Cartoon Network. Outfitted in dazzling foil O-sleeve packaging, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! is priced at $19.98 SRP.

Set in the remote and dangerous region of the Himalayas, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! takes kids and adults on one of Mystery Inc.’s most daring adventures ever. Leave it to Scooby-Doo and Shaggy to get into all sorts of mishaps when they miss their connecting flight and accidentally wind up on a skydiving expedition halfway around the world! What was supposed to be a splendid sight seeing tour of the City of Lights suddenly turns into a terrifying trip to the Himalayas after the gang’s dream Paris vacation is completely derailed, thanks to Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s slip-up. What can be scarier for Scooby-Doo and Shaggy than free-falling thousands of feet from the sky? Coming face-to-face with the fabled Abominable Snowmonster! When the gang is finally reunited, they can’t seem to shake the beast as it spreads its icy terror and they find themselves hightailing it through ancient monasteries, underground caverns and even outracing an avalanche. Will they crack the mystery behind the chilling creature before it has a chance to put them permanently on ice?

Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! will include the following cool bonus features:

-- Menu Challenge: Scooby-Doo’s Shangri-La Showdown

-- Deleted Scenes

“It’s our goal to continue to deliver entertaining and original movies such as Chill Out, Scooby Doo! to viewers. Parents and kids love to see Scooby-Doo get into all sorts of new adventures and predicaments. This title offers consumers a brand new adventure filled with plenty of comedy, action, high-jinks, eye-catching animation and a very engaging story line with a big mystery to solve at the end,” said Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. She added, “We think parents will feel great about adding this title to their home entertainment libraries.”

For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070522005471&newsLang=en

April 24, 2007
Scooby-Doo Prequel Slated for 2008 Release
Warner Bros. plans to release the Scooby-Doo Prequel in 2008 as a direct-to-video release. It is currently in development. For more information, about upcoming direct-to-video releases, see the article at The Wall Street Journal Online.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117703718080776503-uJHL3_e9D_SqOFFqRu4zi0zl4GA_20070520.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

April 18, 2007
Snack on More Scooby: Final Pup Named Volume in August!
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo - Volume 7 is coming out on August 14th, completing the series with the final 5 episodes. The DVDs have followed the episode order right down the line, with four cartoons per volume until the upcoming sixth and seventh releases, which will have five each. That's all 30 episodes of the program, so you can complete your collection just three months after the May 15th release of Vol. 6. Cost for the 7th Volume will be $14.97 SRP. In the meantime, here's the studio description of this disc, with all the details:
    In New York City, the crime-solving youngsters slap-shot the slimy plans of a giant snail hockey monster in "The Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk". Then Scooby-Doo discovers his family tree's missing link is a 'weredog' in "The Were-Doo of Doo Manor". After Scooby-Doo refuses to take his bath he encounters a determined doggie opponent in "Catcher on the Sly". In "The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham", a librarian warns that if you don't check in your overdue book by midnight... you'll check out! Commander Cool and Mellow Mutt face "The Wrath of Wait-Ro", an evil master chef who hypnotizes Coolville into eating his stinky food.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=7187

April 16, 2007
"Scooby" director heading "South" with Disney
"Scooby-Doo" director Raja Gosnell has signed to steer "South of the Border," a Walt Disney Pictures talking-animal comedy.

The live-action movie chronicles the adventures of Chloe, a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua accustomed to riding in a purse. While on a vacation in Mexico, she gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home.

Gosnell has some experience with chatty critters, having directed the "Scooby-Doo" movies. He most recently directed the 2005 family comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours," starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo.
http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN1629575620070416

April 10, 2007
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season on DVD
A two-disc set packs 16 episodes with the Great Dane and his ghostbusting pals at Mystery Inc. This continuation of the original Hanna-Barbera cartoon show aired as part of the "Scooby's All Stars" series. The set includes a featurette on Hanna-Barbera.
http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/177575

March 17, 2007
Mott's Scooby-Doo Apple Sauce
Mottts Scooby-Doo! apple sauce is the healthy snack your kids will love to eat. You'll love it because it's made with real fruit, has 25% less sugar than regular apple sauce and is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Your kids will love it because with cool colors, in-pack games and three delicious new flavors, it's packed with 100% more fun!

Mottts Scooby-Doo! apple sauce comes in convenient single-serve cups, six to a package, and is available in the following flavors:

Rawberry Kiwi (Strawberry Kiwi flavored apple sauce)
Mummy Berry (Berry flavored apple sauce)
Pirate Punch (Tropical flavored apple sauce)

Check out Mott's Scooby-Doo apple sauce at scoobysauce.com
http://www.motts.com/product_info/scoobydoo.asp

February 26, 2007
Reader's Digest Children's Publishing Announces Agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Reader's Digest Children's Publishing today announced an agreement to publish and distribute Scooby-Doo interactive storybooks in the U.S. and Canada, based on the popular Hanna- Barbera characters beginning Summer 2007.

The Scooby-Doo Haunted Mysteries Storybook and DVD is based on four stories featuring Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang. Readers are prompted to view the DVD for clues, cartoons and bonus features as they follow the characters on their hauntingly hilarious adventures.

The Scooby Clues Mysterious Message Storybook is filled with mysterious invisible ink messages, clues and pictures that can only be seen using a special decoder light. Readers can use the clues to help Scooby-Doo and his pals solve mysterious happenings at the mansion of a rock star. Afterwards kids can use the black-light/pen to write their own secret messages.

"Scooby-Doo has been solving mysteries for years, and we welcome the opportunity to create books based on the classic Scooby-Doo character," said Harold Clarke, President & Publisher, Trade Publishing for The Reader's Digest Association. "We are happy to have a collaborative relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and their delightful roster of characters and properties.

"Warner Bros. Consumer Products admires the innovation and interactivity that Reader's Digest brings to their formats. We are very pleased to be working with an industry leader in children's publishing," said Dave Rupert, Senior Vice President, Global Publishing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Scooby-Doo will also be published in the popular Book & Magnetic Playset format in Fall 2007.

Distributed by Simon and Schuster and available for purchase through retail and online bookstores nationally, Scooby-Doo Haunted Mysteries ($17.99) and Scooby Clues ($12.99) will be marketed to children five through eight in the United States and Canada beginning July 2, 2007.

About Reader's Digest Children's Publishing: Reader's Digest Children's Publishing has trade distribution in the United States, Canada and the UK, and produces co-editions in over 35 language and 41 countries. The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. is a global publisher and direct marketer of products that inform, entertain and inspire people of all ages and cultures around the world. Global headquarters are located at Pleasantville, NY. The company's main website is at http://www.rd.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products: Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment group company, is one of the leading brand licensing companies in the world.

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (C) Hanna-Barbera.
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-26-2007/0004534424&EDATE=

February 20, 2007
What's New, Scooby-Doo? Season 1 Released!
What's New, Scooby-Doo? the complete first season is now available on DVD.

What's New Scooby-Doo? is yet another Scooby spin-off about the teenage detectives solving mysteries across the country. Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and of course Scooby-Doo as they catch the bad guys behind the masks in the all new episodes. While retaining the feel of the original series, the whole cast is updated for the new century and generation -- complete with cellphones and other modern technology that wasn't around when the previous series were made.

The series brings the meddling kids to the 21st Century as everyone's favorite Great Dane and his intrepid cohorts - Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred - continue to stumble upon creature-related comedy mysteries. The series will stay true to the classic elements that have made Scooby one of the most beloved shows for more than 30 years, while amping up the suspense, comedy and quality of animation. This comedy from Warner Bros. Animation will feature the timeless and loveable Scooby gang in adventures set in a contemporary world.
http://www.tv.com/story/8772.html

February 14, 2007
Scooby Doo! Live On Stage
It could have gone in a totally different direction - a Rocky Horror-style spoof for grown up stoners. It has all the ingredients, after all - flower power clothes and sixties music, camp dialogue and a bunch of groovy teens searching for monsters in a psychedelic camper van. Instead, Scooby-Doo! Live On Stage embraces the cartoonns innocence in a show unashamedly aimed at the under tens. And, boy, did they turn out in droves for the opening night of this lengthy run.

As the kids scream Itts behind you!! itts like the pantomime season all over again, and although the show lacks the double entendre that panto throws in for the adults, IIm sure mums and dads will find plenty to enjoy in the sheer skill and spectacle with which Scooby Doo! is staged.

Visually, the Theme Star production completely fulfils its brief of bringing the cartoon series to life. Matthew Quinn, Liz Pearce, Kate Chamuris and Jamie Wilson all look and sound exactly like their animated counterparts, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Freddie, while Pierre Marc Diennet is especially convincing as Scoob - his suit is a masterpiece and youud never believe there was a man inside it.

Mind you, as my companion pointed out on the way home, there was more than one Scooby Dog, wasn't there - at least two? Well yes, there had to be, to handle some of the quick fire costume changes and rapid exits and entrances that completely capture the zany pace of a living cartoon.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/15944/scooby-doo-live-on-stage

February 8, 2007
Scooby-Doo is Scooberific!
“Scooby-Doo! Who’s Watching Who?” for PSP is a whirlwind mystery adventure in which Mystery Inc. (Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo) compete against Ghost Scene Investigators (GSI) in a race to solve mysteries on a reality show.

The members of GSI have serious attitudes and can’t imagine Scooby’s team ever beating their scientific methods in a mystery-solving marathon. The GSI team is looking to boost their reality show’s ratings by defeating Mystery Inc. as Scoob and his pals prove their worth by gathering clues and defeating ghostly enemies.

In this game, the player takes on the persona of Scooby-Doo. Scooby roams around the site of the mystery, both indoors and surrounding areas, searching for clues. The player chooses Scooby’s path, while collecting clues, Scooby Snacks and Dog Tags along the way.

As Scooby gathers clues, he takes them back to Velma in the Mystery Machine to analyze with special Ghost Detective Equipment. The devices analyze specific clues and assign each clue as a mark against a specific suspect. The clues don’t always make sense, but since Velma suggests that certain clues implicate certain suspects, you don’t have to fret, the answers are pretty much given to you.

The most exciting part of the game doesn’t occur as Scooby looks for clues. The real fun starts when he opens a door and begins a chase. For example, in one episode, Scooby and Shaggy are in a kitchen searching for food when a monster shows up. The daring dog must save his petrified pal from being scared stiff. Shaggy leaps into Scooby’s paws (a la the animated series) and they run through the kitchen dodging slippery spots, steaming dishwashers and ghastly ghosts.

Did I mention you even get to drive the Mystery Machine? As Mystery Inc. races to catch a haunted stagecoach that holds another clue, the player actually drives the Mystery Machine around a spooky graveyard. There are twists, turns and even an escapade through an underground cave.

Overall, I really enjoyed Scooby’s newest game. Though the clues were a little confusing, the investigation aspect was a lot of fun.

“Scooby-Doo! Who’s Watching Who?” is probably too advanced for kids 6 and under, but the 7 and up crowd should respond well to this clue-cracking quest. Girls and boys alike are sure to love this game – especially those die-hard Scooby fans like myself.

R’over r’ere!
http://www.2theadvocate.com/entertainment/games/5688301.html

February 6, 2007
Grey DeLisle: It's a Boy!
Congratulations to voice actress, Grey DeLisle.

She and her husband, musician Murray Hammond, welcomed their first son, Jefferson Texas Hammond into the world on Wednesday, January 31st. We're happy to report mother and child are both doing fine.
http://www.voicechasers.com/

February 3, 2007
Scooby Bowl XX Sunday
Cartoon Network is running a Scooby-Doo movie marathon beginning at 1pm Eastern on February 4, 2007. Don't miss the Scooby Bowl!!!! The movies being played are:

Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/

February 2, 2007
Shaggy and Scooby Renewed
According to The Animation Guild President, Kevin Koch, and Business Representative, Steve Hulett, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue will be back with new episodes on the Kids WB and Shaggy and Scooby will be getting a design makeover.
http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2007/02/time-warner-gets-animated.html

January 17, 2007
Sargento brings Scooby-Doo to string cheese snacks line
Sargento Foods Inc. has introduced Scooby-Doo Mini String Snacks, the companyys first co-branded cheese natural snack.

"With string cheese and cheese shapes being such strong kid-oriented products, weere confident that these new co-branded products will do very well," said Chip Schuman, senior director of marketing, Sargento Foods. "With the ongoing concerns about kidss eating habits, our Sargento all-natural cheese products are excellent snack alternatives for kids and families."

The Scooby-Doo Mini String Snacks will include approximately 40 cheese pieces in each 10-oz package with a suggested retail price of $3.99. Sargento said it will cross-promote with newly released Scooby-Doo DVDs from Warner Home Video and feature a multi-partner back-to-school coupon book.

Langston Communications, Inc. of Atlanta developed the licensing partnership and the accompanying marketing campaign.
http://www.foodbusinessnews.net/headline_stories.asp?ArticleID=83072

January 8, 2007
Iwao Takamoto, 81, the Animation Artist Who Created Scooby-Doo, Dies
Iwao Takamoto, the artist who created the mystery-solving Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, among many other indelible cartoon characters, died on January 8, 2007 in Los Angeles. He was 81. The cause was a heart attack, suffered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was in the hospital for another ailment.
http://www.nytimes.com/

December 18, 2006
Joseph Barbera Dies at 95
Joseph "Joe" Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that produced Scooby-Doo, died on December 18, 2006. He was 95. Barbera died of natural causes at his home with his wife Sheila at his side.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16272684/

August 2, 2006
Zoinks! the Mystery Machine is voted children's favourite car
Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine has been voted the best screen motor of all time - ahead of the Batmobile, 007's gadget-laden Aston Martin and Del Boy's Reliant Robin. The vehicle - based on a 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan - made its TV debut in 1969.

Over the years the flower power cartoon cruiser has spawned copies around the world with fans painting their Chevrolet Sportvans blue and green.

The van came top of a poll of 3,000 children conducted by Toys "R" Us in conjunction with the launch of Disney Pixar's new film Cars. It revealed that Herbie, the No 53 Love Bug, takes second place as the most memorable fictional car.

The Beetle, which has a life of its own, has appeared in five movies.

Third place went to comic book superhero Batman's Batmobile whose original 1966 model began life as a Lincoln Futura concept car.

Family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flew in at fourth place.

A spokeswoman for Toys "R" Us said: "We know fictional cars are incredibly popular, because when any new film is launched, sales of related car merchandise go through the roof."

(c)2006. Associated Newspapers Ltd.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights Reserved.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4153/is_20060802/ai_n16657350

December 31, 2005
Scooby-Doo ranked 49th
Scooby-Doo ranked 49th in the UK network Channel 4's 2005 list of the "100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time."
http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/G/greatest/cartoons/

December 29, 2005
Cardellini keen for Scooby Doo 3
Though the Prinze-Gellarrs aren't answering calls, Scooby Doo star Linda Cardellini says sheell gladly plonk Velmaas wig back on for a third outing.

The Brokeback Mountainn star tells MTV that she "had the time of my life making those movies," she grinned. "Every six months or so, I hear a whisper or a murmur that there will be another [sequel]."

The latest is that most of the folks involved in the first two Scoobyy movies - including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr, Matthew Lillard and writer James Gunn - arennt coming back for another, so the whispers in the corridors of Warner have it that they might be continuing the series as a direct-to-video franchise. Does Cardellini still want in?
http://www.moviehole.net/news/20051229_cardellini_keen_for_scooby_doo.html

October 25, 2004
Scooby-Doo breaks cartoon record
Children's TV favourite Scooby-Doo has been awarded a Guinness World Record for notching up the most episodes of a cartoon comedy series.

The show's 350th episode, Scooby-Doo Halloween, is being screened on the Boomerang channel on Friday, beating a previous record held by The Simpsons.

The adventures of Scooby and his friends Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne first aired in 1969.

The show was created by US animation company Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Seen in more than 160 countries, it was recently voted second in a list of cartoons that today's adults enjoyed as children.

The lovable Great Dane, whose real name is Scoobert, has incredibly remained seven years old over the 35 years of the show.

The Simpsons previously held the cartoon record with 335 episodes, followed by Tom and Jerry with 209, The Flintstones (166) and Disney's Mickey Mouse (120).

"It's a great honour to have taken Homer's crown," said Richard Kilgarriff of Boomerang TV.

Scooby-Doo will now be listed in the 2006 Guinness World Record book published at the end of next year.

A live-action remake of the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon featuring a computer generated version of the crime-fighting canine made $268m ((145m) at global box offices in 2002, despite poor reviews.

A sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, was released earlier this year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3949579.stm

August 4, 2004
Matthew Lillard Says No 'Scooby-Doo 3'
Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) told SCI FI Wire that there is no hope for a third installment. "There will be no Scooby 3," Lillard said in an interview. Lillard blamed the film's disappointing box-office performance.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed made more than $80 million at the U.S. box office, but that fell far short of the original Scooby-Doo's $154 million haul.

"The second one didn't do as well as it was expected to do, and I completely hold that to Warner Brothers' fault," Lillard said. "I think Warner Brothers made a mistake releasing it at the time they did [March 2004]. I think the movie's much better than the first movie, and I honestly thought it was going to do ridiculously good box office. But we had a bad timeslot. We had 13 movies open up in two weeks after we opened up. I mean, it did well, but it didn't do great, and it needed to do great."
http://www.killermovies.com/s/scoobydoo3/articles/4299.html

June 20, 2003
Scooby on the Animal Planet's Top 50 TV Animal List
In its two-hour special, 50 Greatest TV Animals, Animal Planet profiled a plethora of pets and animal icons that have appeared in commercials, television and film in recent history. The show was sponsored in part by Universal Studios, which may explain the Universal slant on Animal Planet's selections. Choices were made based on popularity of the animal character, running time of the show and/or commercial and the opinions of the show's producers.

Below is the list, in order of popularity. See if any of these match up with your own top 50 memorable mammals directory:

1. Lassie
2. Kermit the Frog
3. Flipper
4. Mr. Ed
5. Eddie the Dog (Frasier)
6. Snoopy
7. Arnold the Pig (Green Acres)
8. Trigger (Roy Rogers's horse)
9. Morris the Cat (of 9 Lives cat food commercial fame)
10. Gentle Ben
11. Bugs Bunny
12. Silver (The Lone Ranger's trusty horse)
13. Scooby Doo
14. Rin Tin Tin
15. Rocky and Bullwinkle
16. Big Bird (who, upon hearing of his nomination, was surprised to learn that he was considered an "animal)
17. Salem the Cat (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
18. Lancelot Link (Secret Chimp)
19. Tony the Tiger
20. Max the Dog (of How the Grinch Stole Christmas fame)
21. Woody Woodpecker
22. Duke and the Critters (Beverly Hillbillies)
23. Topo (The Ed Sullivan Show)
24. Triumph the Dog
25. Fred the Cockatoo (Beretta)
26. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
27. Santa's Little Helper (The Simpsons)
28. The Taco Bell Chihuahua
29. Buck the Dog
30. Spot (The Munsters)
31. Charlie the Tuna
32. Mighty Mouse
33. Aflac Duck
34. Bruce (Honey West)
35. Nestle Quik Bunny
36. Higgins the Dog (Petticoat Junction, later known as Benji)
37. Yogi Bear
38. The Coca Cola Polar Bears
39. Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
40. Debbie the Bloop (Lost in Space)
41. Tom and Jerry
42. Itchy and Scratchy (The Simpsons)
43. Champion (Gene Autry's horse)
44. Chipper the Dog (Land of the Giants)
45. The Fancy Feast Cat
46. Felix the Cat
47. Smokey the Bear
48. J. Fred Muggs (The Today Show chimp
49. Flicka the Horse
50. Tiger the Dog (The Brady Bunch)
http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=2787&si=121

October 17, 2002
'Scooby-Doo 3' Gets Jetsons Scribes
Warner Bros. Pictures "Scooby-Doo" sequel is already on the fast track, and the studio is already moving forward on a third installment, hiring scribes Dan Forman and Paul Foley to write a script, tentatively titled "Scooby-Doo 3," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The duo recently turned in a rewrite on Warners' "The Jetsons," another animated television property being conceived for the big screen. Sources say the studio was happy with the "Jetsons" draft and was therefore prompted to hire Forman and Foley to pen "Scooby 3."

The first "Scooby-Doo" film, directed by Raja Gosnell and released June 16 in the United States, was expected to launch a franchise if it performed at the boxoffice, which it did, opening at $54.1 million and going on to gross more than $153 million domestically.
http://www.killermovies.com/s/scoobydoo3/articles/2441.html

October 15, 2002
'Scooby-Doo 3' Gets The Green Light
With a sequel to Warner Bros. Pictures' "Scooby-Doo" on the fast track, the studio is already moving forward on a third installment, according Hollywood Reporter.

Hiring scribes Dan Forman and Paul Foley to write a script, tentatively titled "Scooby-Doo 3." The duo recently turned in a rewrite on Warners' "The Jetsons," another animated television property being conceived for the big screen.

Sources say the studio was happy with the "Jetsons" draft and was therefore prompted to hire Forman and Foley to pen "Scooby 3." The first "Scooby-Doo" film, directed by Raja Gosnell and released June 16 in the United States, was expected to launch a franchise if it performed at the boxoffice, which it did, opening at $54.1 million and going on to gross more than $153 million domestically.
http://www.killermovies.com/s/scoobydoo3/articles/2437.html

August 22, 2002
Scooby on the TV guide Top 50 Cartoon Characters of All Time list
This issue of TV Guide featured it's list of the "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time." Scooby-Doo placed 22nd.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo#_note-22

June 26, 2002
A Scoop of Scooby
Let's hope Scooby-Doo the ice cream is better than Scooby-Doo, the much-maligned movie. Edy's has hitched its name to the cartoon Great Dane with two ice creams, Peanut Butter Bones and Cookie Dough Lite. Another summer movie-inspired flavor is on its way: Powerpuff Mint Chip. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup can save the world before bedtime, but after how many bowls of ice cream? Look for the new flavors this summer for $5.59 a carton.
www.sptimes.com/2002/06/26/Taste/Dish.shtml

February 21, 2002
Scooby Doo to perk up cellphones
New digital phones won't be all business in the future: Owners will be able to play games on them. A deal struck between the Cartoon Network and Digital Bridges Ltd. in France on Thursday will produce a series of games featuring cartoon characters. Three of the games in the initial release will be based on the Scooby Doo series and another will feature a variety of other characters.
http://www.globeandmail.com

March 22, 2001
Animation Legend William Hanna Dead
Animation pioneer William Hanna, who with partner Joseph Barbera created such beloved cartoon characters as Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Tom and Jerry, died Thursday. He was 90.

Hanna died at his North Hollywood home with Violet, his wife of 65 years, at his side, said Sarah Carragher, a spokeswoman for Warner Bros., which owns Hanna-Barbera Studios. She said he had been in declining health for the last few years.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/03/22/entertainment/main281056.shtml

November 11, 1999
Mary Kay Bergman died
Mary Kay Bergman, who played the voice of Daphne in Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost, died on November 11, 1999 of a gunshot wound to the head. The death was found to be a suicide.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay_Bergman
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