Fun Fact of the Week #186
There are post-credit scenes included in several of the direct-to-video films. In total, there are 7 films which have an extra "hidden" scene beyond the credits.
When the comic solicitations came out for July last week, many fans began to wonder if the long-running Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? comic was cancelled when it did not appear in the solicitations. The fact that the previous month's cover art was not released until a month later than usual only provided further confusion.
Bleeding Cool has revealed the explanation for this, as well as some other news regarding the series. It seems that Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? has become a bimonthly comic and will no longer becoming out every month. Oddly, DC has also completely cancelled all orders of the Where Are You comics and placed the series on a hiatus until August. This means that #93, which was supposed to come out on May 9, will instead come out sometime in August. #94, scheduled to come out June 20, will also be pushed back to October.
This may be a bit of bad news for the Where Are You series, which if not for the change, would have made it to its 100th issue in December. Some fans have also speculated that the series may be cancelled entirely, as comics which are pushed into the bimonthly
"death" slot after a long run of monthly issues are generally cancelled, as a way to slowly phase out the series.
Currently, no other comics will be affected by this change. Scooby-Doo! Team Up and Scooby Apocalypse will still keep their normal monthly release schedules.
Amazon has just released the back cover art for the upcoming Daphne & Velma live-action film. The film, featuring Sarah Gilman and Sarah Jeffery, is currently slated to be released on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-Ray set will include a gag reel, and three featurettes: "An Updated Classic Mystery," "Iconic Styles of Daphne & Velma Reimagined" and "Daphne & Velma: A New Ambition."
Additionally, the back cover lists actress Vanessa Marano as part of the starring cast. Currently, it is unknown what her role in the film is. Marano is possibly most famous for her role on the long-running CBS comedy The Young and the Restless.
Here's the back cover art for the DVD set:
A few months back in August 2017, you may remember that a script for a new series was announced, tentatively titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?". However, the tweet which pictured the script was deleted, calling into question whether the next series would be titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" However, Grey DeLisle-Griffin (the voice actress for Daphne) has just confirmed a brand new series on the Speech Bubble with Butch Hartman podcast. Around the 0:30 mark in the video, Griffin mentions that the new series is indeed called "Guess Who, Scooby-Doo?" (notice the slight title rearrangement).
It also appears that my prediction in this February 2018 post was correct. Though DeLisle-Griffin didn't officially call the series a reboot of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, she mentioned that the series will feature celebrity guest stars appearing in every episode to help the gang solve the mystery.
That's all that has been released on the series so far, but I'm sure more info and an official announcement will probably be coming soon, given that DeLisle-Griffin was allowed to reveal it on the podcast. I'm really looking forward to the series, and it will be interesting to see which celebrities end up guest starring on the show!
Fun Fact of the Week #185
In 2005, the various Scooby-Doo merchandise in stores generated a total of 1 billion dollars in retail profit since the franchise first began.
July 2018 Comic Solicitations
Here are the Scooby-Doo comic solicitations for July 2018, courtesy of Newsarama!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #27
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art by PATRICK OLLIFFE
cover by KELSEY SHANNON
variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
With their headquarters under siege and overrun with monsters, the Scooby gang has to split up and seek shelter in the city. But when they realize that other plague-survivors are still trapped in the mall, the gang must decide whether to mount a rescue operation-or abandon their friends.
ON SALE 07.11.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #40 (Ft Swamp Thing)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
An urgent call for help brings the Mystery Machine racing to the Louisiana bayou to tangle with a zombie problem. But the investigation turns up more than expected when the gang comes face-to-mossy-face with the bayou's horrifying hero, Swamp Thing! The only problem is…Swamp Thing may not be the only monster in the swamp.
ON SALE 07.25.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
There is no solicitation for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? this month. However, PreviewsWorld has just released the cover for #94 (the June 2018 issue), which was unavailable at the time of the solicitations last month.
Fun Fact of the Week #184
Jared Padalecki, who played Sam Winchester on the recent Scoobynatural crossover episode, stated in a recent interview that he had auditioned to be Shaggy in the 2002 live action film. The role was ultimately given to Matthew Lillard, who would later take over for Casey Kasem and work with Padalecki on the Scoobynatural crossover.
Thanks to Scooby Dooby Doo for the video link! :)
GenerationOn has partnered with Scooby-Doo to help kids and families "doo good" in our world today. As the website boldly states, "Scooby-Doo & the Mystery Inc. Gang may not look like it at first, but at their core, they are heroes. Altruistic adventures on an endless road trip of saving farms, businesses, haunted shipyards and the occasional amusement park. Never asking for anything in return, they do it because it’s the right thing to do. They are motivated by morality and justice and in some cases, a Scooby snack. We are channeling that spirit in the Scooby-Doo #DooGood campaign."
This Doo Good campaign provides downloads, print-outs, and helpful tips for how kids and families can give back to their environment and their world. Some of the tips include recycling, reducing energy consumption, reduce waste, biking/walking and building a bird feeder. There are also various projects that kids can do on the site, including making plastic bottle gardens, plant flags, t-shirt bags and forming a Scooby-Doo clean up crew.
In addition to these projects, you can submit your own story of how you're "doo-ing good" in the world. You can visit the website at doogood.scoobydoo.com.
Admittedly I'm already in love with this site! This is such an important message to be educating kids about, so it's great that they've tied it into Scooby-Doo and are sharing stories of people making a difference in the world. I think we can all agree what a great thing it is to "doo good!" :)
Fun Fact of the Week #183
Young Sheldon, the brand new spin-off of the hit CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, has shown Sheldon's little sister Missy watching A Pup Named Scooby-Doo twice throughout the series (The series is set in the late 1980's, when A Pup Named Scooby-Doo first began airing). In the ninth episode, the intro for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo can be seen and heard on the television set. Eight episodes later, in "Jiu Jitsu, Bubble Wrap and Yoo-Hoo," a scene from "Chickenstein Lives" is visible on the TV, where Scooby is dressed up as a fortune teller.
This past week, I just got a chance to watch the "Scoobynatural" crossover episode. Without exaggeration, I think I can safely say it was the best Scooby crossover to date!
Personally, I've always loved the more adult horror take that Zombie Island had on the series' classic formula. That's part of the reason I loved this crossover so much. It provided more of an adult look at Scooby than we've ever seen before, and in fact went a bit further than Zombie Island in that regard.
The reimagining of "A Night of Fright is No Delight" was ingenious and fit so well with the darker tone of the episode. I absolutely adored all the references to the old episode, from the obvious bits such as the will reading or the cousins' death to the subtler nods like the drainpipe or the washing machine being used as a trap. The ghost's design was extra creepy, especially with the ability to use his chains as a weapon and the ghostly shriek it had!
Never having watched Supernatural before, I still felt very at home with the series and characters and really enjoyed Sam, Dean and Castiel, especially Dean's amusing rivalry with Fred. The only thing I found a tiny bit annoying about this episode was Dean's constant pursuit of Daphne, though I was happy they didn't go too overboard with it like they did with her and Starchild in the KISS movie.
Also, can we take a moment to appreciate how adorable it was that Dean wanted to maintain the gang's purity? I found that little storyline very cute, and honestly I even began agreeing with Dean when the gang had their little freak-out towards the end. I was like, aww, I want them to keep their innocence too lol!
I'll admit, before I watched this crossover myself, I was surprised by the several comments I saw from fans wanting a whole series like this crossover. I initially figured that it was probably simply the typical fanboying/fangirling that you see with crossovers, but having seen it now myself, I would totally be interested in seeing a full Scooby series like this someday. I loved the level of darkness and maturity this crossover had, and if their goal was to make me want to see more, they definitely succeeded! I've even considered watching the rest of the Supernatural series now after this crossover.
I hope someday that we'll see another crossover as good as this, because quite frankly, this was perfect! I was even genuinely creeped out by a few parts, especially the decapitated Cosgoode Creeps!
After hearing my thoughts on this crossover, I'd be interested to hear what all of your thoughts were!
~ WildwindVampire ~