Fun Fact of the Week #73
Davy Jones is the only guest star to have his name spelled incorrectly on the episode title card (the card reads "Davey Jones" when it should say Davy Jones).
Bonus: Davy was also the only person involved with Scooby, not just in this series, but in the entire Scooby-Doo franchise to pass away during a "leap day (February 29)." (Today marks the first February 29th since his passing in 2012, which is why I also why I chose this fact for today).
Fun Fact of the Week #72
The two Smash Mouth songs featured in What's New, Scooby-Doo? "Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters" and "Reef Grief" were not made for the series (unlike many of the other chase songs). They were both on Smash Mouth's most recent album at the time "Get the Picture?" which featured both "Hot" and "New Planet" on it. Neither were ever released as singles off of the album, however, "Hot" was featured on "Hot Wheels World Race," a television show made to promote Hot Wheels. Both songs were written by Paul DeLisle (who has no relationship with Grey DeLisle, the voice of Daphne).
It's been nearly 15 years, but Scrappy fans will finally get to see the return of Scrappy-Doo in the upcoming comic series Scooby Apocalypse. Not much is known currently about Scrappy's role in the series or whether he will be a hero or a villain like he was in the 2002 live-action movie, but stay tuned for more developments on this in the upcoming weeks before the release.
Scooby Pop Vinyls and Dorbz
Funko has officially announced a line of Scooby Pop Vinyls and Dorbz at the Toy Fair, which was last weekend. Not much is currently known, except that the line will include all of the gang members, the Mystery Machine, the Werewolf Ghost ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf") and The Witch Doctor ("A Tiki Scare is No Fair"). Stay tuned for more info!
May 2016 Comic Announcements
On Tuesday, DC released their comic schedule for May 2016, which includes the normal Where Are You and Team Up series, and more information on the first issue of Scooby Apocalypse.
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #16
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale MAY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Shazam and his crimefighting companions are missing! It’s up to Tawky Tawny to call in experienced monster-hunters Scooby and the gang…because the kidnappers are the Monster Society of Evil!
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #69
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS and HORACIO OTTOLINI
On sale MAY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
A night at the roller derby turns into rolling terror! The gang takes Daphne to see hometown favorites The Spooky City Sensations, but when the “Roller Ghoul” starts to scare players off the track, it’s up to Daphne and Velma to suit up and block, pivot, and jam with the rest of the team to keep their stadium from closing!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1
Story by JIM LEE and KEITH GIFFEN
Script by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by JIM LEE
Blank variant cover
Coloring book cover by JIM LEE
Scooby-Doo variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Shaggy variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Velma variant cover by BEN CALDWELL
Daphne variant cover by JOELLE JONES
Fred variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale MAY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Those meddling kids—Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo—get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive—because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!
Valentine's Day Poll *UPDATED*
(Original Post: 2/9/2016)
Since Valentine's Day is this Sunday, I thought I'd do something different this year to celebrate the holiday (last year, I did a game review), so I decided to make this poll.
Amber - 8
Nova - 4
Roxanne - 0
Lady Annabelle - 0
Fun Fact of the Week #71
Besides voicing Scooby, Don Messick provided voices for over 100 other characters throughout his lifetime. (A full list can be found here):
Fun Fact of the Week #70
The two New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes that feature Batman have an alternate end credit sequence on the 2005 DVD release where the Gunslinger from "Ghastly Ghost Town" replaces the Haunted Horseman from "The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall."
Fun Fact of the Week #69
"Make a Beeline Away from that Feline" was originally aired under the title "Who Was That Cat Creature I Saw You With Last Night?".
There is a picture of the original title card above.
Original post: 1/30/2016
Be Cool will be returning to Cartoon Network with new episodes on Saturdays beginning February 6th. The timeslot is not yet known.
So far, the schedule is:
2/6 - If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime
2/13 - Gremlin on a Plane
2/20 - Sorcerer Snack Scare
2/27 - Saga of the Swamp Beast
3/5 - Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!
Note that Zap2it doesn't list "If You Can't..." for 2/6, but my DVR lists it as airing on Cartoon Network.
UPDATE: New episodes will air on Cartoon Network at 9:30a central every Saturday morning. The new episodes will be rerun on the same day that they air on Boomerang at 6:30p central.
~ WildwindVampire ~