Thanks to Amazon, the DVD back cover art for Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost is now available! Note that the runtime has changed from 72 to 77 minutes. You can also now pre-order the movie on Amazon.
Fangs for the Memories
A few weeks ago, I decided to start writing a spin-off fanfic about Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. Quite frankly, there really aren't that many good Ghoul School fanfics out there. Personally, Ghoul School is my favorite Scooby-Doo movie of all time, so I've always wanted to write a fanfic about it.
Though the story doesn't feature the gang beyond brief mentions, it does follow on from the movie and takes place a few years later. The basic premise is that Miss Grimwood has decided to remodel Grimwood's School for Girl Ghouls, after the school receives some bad publicity in the media regarding the Revolta incident. As Sybella puts it, "Even monster parents didn't want to send their kids to a school where children were kidnapped by a homicidal witch!" The school is renovated into a famous monster boarding school, with about 70 new students (whom are ghouls from around the world). With the new changes, the girls have to learn to cope with the new order of things, as well as coping with the fact that they're teenagers now...because we all know how awesome going through puberty is, right? ;)
A lot of Ghoul School fanfics I've read are unfortunately very off-character and nothing like the film, so I wanted to try my hand and writing a fanfic which followed on from the movie in a realistic way. Currently, I've only written the first chapter, though if you've read anything from me in the past, you'll know that I enjoy sticking little references and Easter Eggs from other Scooby episodes/movies.
Brief content warning: This fanfic is rated T, due to some mild language using sparingly throughout the fanfic. Plus the girls are teenagers in this fanfic, so it just made the most sense to rate it that. There are also some brief PG-13-esque discussions regarding female adolescence, though it's nothing vivid and mainly just vague references to certain puberty-related things that are normal at that age.
You can give the first chapter a read here. I hope you enjoy it, and comments and reviews are always appreciated either on here or Fanfiction.net. In addition, if you're looking for other cool Scooby fanfics, you can check out the site's fanfiction page for other fang-tastic fanfics written by authors like myself, Scoob16, Maybeth, Grumpydrawer and Wileyk209!
History of the Series Page
I realize I put this page up last Thursday, but I haven't had a chance to write a post for it until now. If you haven't checked it out already, be sure to read the site's new History of the Series page! The new page gives a detailed account of the airing and production history of the entire franchise, as well as some cool behind-the-scenes stuff from various series and films.
You can check out the new page here, and I hope you all enjoy it. Stay tuned for more new updates, hopefully coming soon! :)
*Update 6/27*: According to the official WB site, the film will be released on digital on August 28, not September 11 as originally announced. The DVD will still be released as originally planned on September 11.
Thanks to AnimationMagazine.net, we now have the exact release date for Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost! The feature-length film will be released on DVD September 11. The DVD set will also feature three bonus food-related episodes, which include "Recipe for Disaster" (What's New, Scooby-Doo?), "The Devouring" (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and "Wanted Cheddar Alive (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo).''
Additionally, here's a slightly more detailed description of the film, according to Amazon.com (which also confirms the film is 72 minutes):
Pull up a chair, tuck in that napkin, and get ready for a 5-star meal of mystery with Scooby-Doo and the gang, as we hit the road to visit the Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort to meet Fred’s uncle, world-famous chef Bobby Flay. Mystery Inc. quickly learns that this state-of-the-art cooking resort isn’t all steak and potatoes after they find out about the legend of the Red Ghost, and the unsolved disappearance of Bobby Flay’s great ancestor chef. When the mysterious Red Ghost returns in disastrous fashion to haunt the inn, the gang teams up with Bobby and his culinary pal Giada De Laurentiis, to dig in for clues and serve up justice. Will history repeat itself and find another world-famous chef missing? Get ready to take a bite out of this gourmet mystery filled with loads of good eating, tasty laughs and even better twists and turns!
The DVD back cover isn't available yet, though according to the post, the film was written by Tim Sheridan, produced by Sam Register and directed by Doug Murphy.
Fun Fact of the Week #194
Throughout Daphne & Velma, a student named Kristina Davies can be seen climbing the Bloom Bracket. This is a reference to the film's editor, who is named Kristina Davies. Additionally, the picture used for her on the Bloom Bracket is actually a real-life picture of Kristina Davies.
We finally have a trailer for the next Scooby-Doo movie, titled Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost! The movie features Celebrity Chef guest stars Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Marcus Samuelson, and according to the trailer, the villain will be named "The Red Ghost." The trailer also reveals that Bobby Flay will be revealed to be Fred's uncle, much to the gang's surprise. It seems the Flay's Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort is being haunted by the original owner, now known as the Red Ghost.
We still don't have an exact release date for the film, but according to SyfyWire, it will be making its debut on DVD and digital platforms sometime yet this summer! You can watch the exclusive trailer here:
I guess the trailer is blocked to those outside of the US, so here's another link to the trailer (which unfortunately has the last few seconds of footage cut off):
The end of the trailer also gives us a quick peek at the DVD cover art. Seeing as it flashes by extremely fast, here's a screencap of what the front cover will look like.
Hi wonderful Scooby fans!
Admittedly, I've been wanting to make this post for a long time. I've gotten quite a few emails through the contact form asking why I haven't been very active on the site's social media accounts lately. I've responded to everyone who's asked, but I wanted to explain in case others have the same question. I also logged into my Facebook account for the first time in several years yesterday (I hadn't realized it had been that long!), and noticed a lot of people sent friend requests and messages (some dating as far back as 2016) that I didn't respond to as I didn't see them before last night.
First of all, I apologize for not responding to any of those. It certainly wasn't my intention to ignore anyone! I have now seen all your messages, though I didn't respond to some of them as many were outdated (a couple of them asked why the site was down back in 2016) or were just "can you plz follow me?" requests.
I also have been not very active on Twitter since last August. Initially, I just was planning to take a few week break due to a busy-real life and some personal issues I was going through. I logged on again after those couple of weeks, just lurking and not posting anything. As I logged on and read everyone's posts, unfortunately all the lovely political animosity and anger was very prevalent throughout people's posts, even in certain Scooby fans I previously enjoyed following. This isn't to throw shade at anyone or say that people don't have a right to voice their own opinions. I have my own political views and feel strongly about certain issues, but I would never dream of shoving my opinions in anyone's face. It's a shame, but it seems like getting along with someone on Twitter has become synonymous with unconditionally agreeing with every single thing they think or believe.
I won't go on, as you all are very likely aware of the political immaturity and volatility of social media, and how it seems to be getting worse and worse. However, it's made me lose interest in social media and it feels more frustrating than fun to post anything or interact with people. There are certainly a lot of good people on social media, but I'd rather avoid the negativity and intolerance for now. I'll just be honest and say Twitter scares me as a platform, as people have turned it from a fun place to chat and follow your interests into a political and social battleground.
I don't mean to imply that I'm not ever going to post or interact on social media ever again...but for right now, I'd like to keep myself sheltered from the unnecessary negativity, as quite frankly I think all of us can agree there are enough negative things in life already without people being at each other's throats over petty arguments. I'll still maybe lurk a bit, but I'll probably continue to be inactive for the most part, at least for now. I also didn't respond to any of the friend requests on Facebook, as most of them were several months or years old and I doubt you want to follow me when I'm not really posting anything. I'll most likely to respond to them when/if I return! :)
I hope you all can understand where I'm coming from and why I'm avoiding social media for the time being, and apologies for any inconvenience it may cause you all.
And if you read this far, sorry for the ranty post. I'm in a mood! :/
Voice Actors Page
Just a quick little note for you all, I added a Voice Actors page to the site today. The page gives about a paragraph of info on every voice actor (and live-action actor), including their history in the Scooby franchise, as well as their acting career and personal life. I know I did this slightly out of order from what I said in this post, but I promise I am working on the History of the Franchise page and hope to have it up soon!
It was really fun finding info on the all the voice actors and where they are in their lives now! Be sure to check out the completed Voice Actors page, and I always love hearing any comments you guys have!
September 2018 Comic Solicitations
Thanks to Newsarama, here are the solicitations for the two Scooby-Doo comics being released this September.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #29
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art by PATRICK OLLIFFE
cover by RAGS MORALES
variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
A new creature commander emerges from the shadows and it only wants one thing, the ultimate monster-killer herself—Daphne! Even with Scrappy-Doo, the gang is no match for this rabid monster madness. Worst of all, Daphne seems to have lost the will to live. Is one person worth the price of survival of the human race?
ON SALE 09.12.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #42 (feat. Congorilla, Sam Simeon & Detective Chimp)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Faced with the combined forces of simian menaces like Gorilla Grodd, the Ultra-Humanite and Monsieur Mallah, Scooby and the gang team up with DC’s greatest ape heroes: Congorilla, Sam Simeon and Detective Chimp! But when things take a turn for the monstrous, can even our heroes save the city from the king-sized carnage of…Titano the Super-Ape?
ON SALE 09.26.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
Fun Fact of the Week #193
Jonathan Winters, who guest-starred in "The Frickert Fracas" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, would eventually end up taking over Don Messick's (the original voice of Scooby) role of Papa Smurf in 2011. Jonathan previously voiced Grandpa Smurf in the 1980's alongside Messick, and wanted to carry on Don's legacy by taking over his role in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 live action films. Tragically, Jonathan Winters died only nine days after he finished recording the voice of Papa Smurf for the second film.
~ WildwindVampire ~