Thanks to TheWrap.com, we know now who will be voicing the young versions of Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley in the 2020 theatrical film SCOOB!, following the recent announcement about Iain Armitage and McKenna Grace playing young Shaggy and Daphne, respectively. Pierce Gagnon will be providing the voice of young Fred. Gagnon is most famous for his work in the TV series Twin Peaks. Additionally, Ariana Greenblatt will be voicing young Velma. Greenblatt is widely known for her role in Avengers: Infinity War as young Gamora.
The Laff-a-Lympics episode "Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina" marked several firsts for the series:
Courtesy of Newsarama, here are the Scooby-Doo comic solicitations for August 2019. And at long last, the 100th issue of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? is included in these solicitations!
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #100
written by KEVIN BRICKLIN
art and cover by DAVID ALVAREZ
In the scenic mountains of Yosemite there is fresh air, beautiful wildlife and of course…the Haunted Hiker. When Jane learns of the spook terrorizing the national park right before a school trip, she decides she needs some backup to make sure she and her classmates are safe. So Jane turns to the Scooby gang! Going undercover, the gang will have to act quickly to solve the mystery of the Haunted Hiker—because if the ghost doesn’t ruin their field trip, the singing school troubadour just might.
ON SALE 08.21.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO’S GREATEST ADVENTURES TP
written by DEREK FRIDOLFS, SHOLLY FISCH, SCOTT NEELY and others
art by SCOTT JERALDS, DARIO BRIZUELA and others
cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang celebrate 50 years of spooks, scares and silliness in this all-ages collection of stories from the pages of SCOOBY-DOO #1, 10, 35, 68 and 72, SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #2, 5 7, 8, 9, 12, 18, 37 and 40, and SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #48, 51, 54, 71, 78, 79, 83, 85! Includes appearances by Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Swamp Thing, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, and a whole menagerie of super pets!
ON SALE 09.04.19
$12.99 US | 424 PAGES
One of the educational pages in the Scooby-Doo comic, "The Trial of the Century" teaches kids about Roman numerals, as the issue features the gang in Rome. However, one of the pages actually misinforms kids by telling them that the Roman numeral IX means the number 6 (it actually represents 9).
Today, it was announced by Hollywood Reporter that Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage and McKenna Grace (of Captain Marvel fame) will be joining the cast of SCOOB! Armitage will be voicing young Shaggy, and Grace will be voicing young Daphne.
In other Scooby news today (given this is such a short post due to lack of information), Tim Conway passed away at 85 today. Conway guest-starred in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, in the episode "The Spirit Spooked Sports Show." RIP, Tim!
Scooby and the gang have traveled to Italy a grand total of eight times so far throughout the franchise:
Today, it was announced that two more celebrities would be joining the cast of SCOOB!. Mark Wahlberg will be voicing Blue Falcon, from the 1976 show Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, which was paired with Scooby in the programming block "The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour" during its original run. Additionally, Jason Isaacs was just announced as the voice of Dick Dastardly, who will be the movie's main villain.
Thanks to Scoobylover from the ScoobyAddicts forum for bringing my attention to the Deadline announcement.
Though the original "Ultra Instinct" Shaggy memes began to die down, they have recently resurged due to the Avengers: Endgame film. (Don't worry, this fun fact includes no spoilers.)
After the original meme lost popularity, a brand new Shaggy meme has now gone viral about the Infinity Stones actually being Shaggy's kidney stones. The memes also depict Shaggy beating up the movie's villain, Thanos, to get them back, thus ending the film without the Avengers having to do anything.
Here are some of the best:
Also, one more unrelated one just because it's amusing lol.
Next Saturday, May 11, I have the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy for a full month. Given this, I wanted to do something special related to the weekly fun facts (because even being out of country for a month isn't going to make me break that 240-week streak, haha). Beginning on May 13, for the five weeks I'm gone, all the fun facts posted will be Italy-themed. So the fun facts for May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 10 will all have something to do with the times Scooby has visited Italy, in both the episodes and comics.
Because of this, I also have no idea what my schedule and/or Wi-Fi access will be like. All the fun facts are set up to automatically post on their respective days with the site's auto-post system. However, depending on busy my little Italy adventure gets, I may or may not be able to post news or respond to comments during this time. I'll try to check as often as I get the chance!
For the 50th anniversary of the show, CloserWeekly.com has published an article going in-depth on the history and evolution of the franchise, from Where Are You to the present day. Along with Nikki/ScoobyAddict from ScoobyAddicts.com, I did an interview for this article. Ed did a terrific job with this article, so you all should definitely check it out!