USA Today announced just now that Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock N Roll Mystery will be released July 21 on DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie will also be released digitally on July 10. Also, KISS will be recording a brand new song exclusively for the movie.
Here's part of the press release from USA Today:
"Kiss members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer voice their own characters in the movie, which centers on a Halloween concert at the group's amusement park Kiss World. Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc., gang drop by to hear some tunes but wind up partnering with the musicians to take on the Crimson Witch, a spooky lady with a nefarious plan to summon the evil and powerful Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria.
In addition, a trailer has been released for the movie:
How long would it take to watch every single Scooby-Doo episode imaginable?
22 min x 25 Where Are You episodes = 550 minutes
43 min x 24 New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes = 1032 minutes
25 min x 40 Scooby-Doo Show episodes = 1000 minutes
23 min x 24 Scooby's All Star Laff-a-Lympics episodes = 552 minutes
22 min x 16 The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show = 352 minutes
7 min x 99 Scrappy-Doo shorts = 693 minutes
22 min x 26 11-min Scrappy episodes (New Scooby-Doo Mysteries / New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show) = 572 minutes
22 min x 13 Thirteen Ghosts episodes = 286 minutes
22 min x 27 Pup episodes = 594 minutes
22 min x 42 What's New episodes = 924 minutes
22 min x 26 Get A Clue episodes = 572 minutes
23 min x 52 SDMI episodes = 1196 minutes
550 + 1032 + 1000 + 552 + 352 + 693 + 572 + 286 + 594 +924 + 572 + 1196 = 8323 minutes/ 60 minutes = 138 hours 52 minutes = 5 days 18 hours 53 minutes
Note that the calculation isn't exact, I took the average time of each episode (example: 22 min/ episode is the average for the Where Are You series), so the time may be a few minutes off.
As promised, here is my Moon Monster Madness review.
I was underwhelmed by the movie, I thought they could have done a lot more with the plot, but they really didn't. I felt the plot was thin and pretty predictable, the biggest example of this being where everyone was being knocked out (leading very unsubtle up to Daphne flying the ship). It might be just that I thought the last few movies were so good that they are overshadowing this mediocre one.
I didn't like any of the jokes really, especially Fred's and the android's grew very tiring, and Fred seemed like a complete idiot in this one (which is saying a lot from my POV, I didn't mind Fred's personality in Pup at all but I hated his personality in this one). Also hated the over the top stuff in here (the part where Daphne was repeatedly slapping her hair on Velma's face for almost a full minute made me cringe, and was my least favorite part of the movie). The only joke I really thought was funny was the "Knock, Knock" "I'm not home!" part with U-Boat.
Also, the plot line of Daphne and Velma angry at each other was interesting at first, but got old later. Also, how exactly can Daphne fly a spaceship perfectly but can't drive a car?
One part I found interesting was the line where Daphne comments that her brains are more important than her hair, it made me wonder if the writers put that in there because of the controversy over Daphne's body image in FrankenCreepy.
Anyways, I didn't hate the movie, but I just found it kind of lackluster and uninteresting compared to the last movies.
Jon Colton Barry said today on Twitter that he heard that Be Cool Scooby-Doo may be moved to Boomerang. I personally hope that they decide to move it to Boomerang, I'm hopeful that the show will be treated better there than CN treated SDMI.
Written by MATTHEW K. MANNING
Art and cover by SCOTT NEELY
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
The gang in the Mystery Machine decides to stay at Hotel Hush to find out if it’s really haunted by the ghost of its old caretaker, Mrs. Clangor. But as they try to uncover her secret passageway – which, legend has it, leads to a dungeon where she locks up noisy guests – Velma goes missing! Can the rest of the gang figure out the secret of Hotel Hush before it’s too late, or will they all disappear one by one, too?!
Nothing major that was Scooby related happened on April 8th, so I will do an event that happened yesterday.
Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword was released 6 years ago, on April 7, 2009.
While looking at the press release for the other new app (My Friend Scooby-Doo), I noticed another new app in the "recommendations based on this app" section. Scooby-Doo! Mummy Run is an adventure game by U2FO Studios, where you must try to avoid all the mummies and keep Scooby from being captured. The app is available for free on the App Store. You can download the app here:
The second DTV this year will be Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock 'n' Roll Mystery.
Not much is known about it now, except that it will be released in the UK on October 26th, 2015, and the villain will be "The Destroyer."
Here's the listing on Amazon UK:
A new Scooby-Doo app was made available through the app store for download on April 2.
Here's the official press release from Apple:
It's your new best friend, Scooby-Doo! Everyone's favorite scaredy-cat dog detective now lives on your iPhone or iPad.
Scooby-Doo is ready to play with you, but he needs your help solving mysteries and catching villains! With Scooby on the case, you never know what crazy hijinks he'll get into.
Pet him, play games with him, and help him solve mysteries. Just make sure to feed him lots of Scooby Snacks!
YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!
Scooby-Doo has been entertaining generations with his funny antics and spooky mysteries. Now the beloved cowardly canine comes to life as an interactive friend.
Help Scooby solve mysteries by completing missions and playing mini games. Gather clues and unmask classic Scooby-Doo villains like the Miner Forty-Niner and the Spooky Space Kook!
Scooby lives in an interactive environment, where trees come to life, an abandoned mine is not so empty, and behind a tombstone you might find a fun game! Help Scooby find all the secrets hidden around him.
Scooby loves to make you laugh. Unlock all of the silly costumes he can wear, take pictures of your favorites and share with your friends!
My Friend Scooby-Doo is a full experience, there are no additional in-app purchases.
You can download the app from the App Store for $2.99 here:
As promised, here's a (sort of) Easter-themed fun fact.
If you look closely in the episode "Chickenstein Lives," a young Fred Flintstone (Flintstone Kids) can be seen in Granny Sweetwater's basement.