Boomerang has finally announced that the long awaited Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? would be premiering on Thursday, June 27 on the Boomerang streaming service. Going with the traditional one-per-week television format, one new episode of the series will be added to the service every Thursday. The first season will be comprised of 13 episodes, and the final episode will be posted on September 19. The first episode will feature famous NBA star Chris Paul.
For those that don't have the service, Cartoon Network television network will also be airing a new episode each week beginning Monday, July 8. Presumably, if they go with the same one-per-week format, the series finale would air on Monday, September 30.
A trailer (available for viewing above) was also released, which confirmed some brand new guest-stars. Besides Chris Paul, who will be in the first episode, confirmed guest stars for the show so far include Halsey, Sia, Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic, Wanda Sykes, Kenan Thompson, Penn & Teller, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mark Hamill and Jim Gaffigan. Fictional guest stars include Batman (Kevin Conroy), Sherlock Holmes (Ian James Corlett), Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), Wonder Woman (Rachel Kimsey), The Flash, and the Funky Phantom gang. 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln will also guest-star in one episode, though he will be voiced by John DiMaggio as he's obviously not alive anymore.
Not in the US? No problem! Boomerang channels in other countries will begin airing the show at some point later this year.
I'm really glad that the show is finally premiering, and also that it will be airing on the Cartoon Network channel for those who don't have the streaming service. Personally, I don't have the streaming service, so I was initially a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to see the show without subscribing.
Sources for this information include The Futon Critic, IGN, LATimes, TVInsider and KidScreen.
You can also check out these GIFs from the Weird Al and Batman episodes.
New info about the upcoming SCOOB! film was released at the Annecy Festival!
The biggest piece of news is that Fred will not have an ascot in this film. WB had the help of a Hollywood animation stylist in making the decision to remove Fred's ascot from his character design.
In addition, Scooby will be biped in some scenes. Tony Cervone stated that Scooby was too difficult to animate on all fours for the entire film.
Quest Industries, from Jonny Quest, was shown, though it was confirmed that Jonny Quest himself would not be appearing in this film at all. A clip of Shaggy and Scooby being chased by Dick Dastardly's henchmen was also shown.
I'm really excited for the film after hearing this new info! I'll keep y'all updated about any more new information that is released :)
Just like LEGO did in 2015, the Playmobil company has acquired the rights to create a new Scooby-Doo theme of merchandise. According to Toybook.com, Playmobil plans to release figures, vehicles, and play sets from the franchise. The new products will feature Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby figures, as well as the Mystery Machine. "Blind bags" and multi-packs will also be a part of this new line of merchandise.
For the 50th anniversary of the franchise, WB has added a brand new game to their website, titled "Birthday Boo Bash." The premise of the game is as follows: "Help Scooby find his birthday cake by searching the rooms of a spooky mansion!" You can play the new game here.
In other Internet game related news, one of the four remaining games on the Cartoon Network site, Ask Swami Shaggy, has been removed from the site completely (despite that it oddly still appears on the main page, but it just leads to a broken link). This leaves only 3 Scooby games left on the CN site, Creepy Castle, Scooby Trap, and Spooky Snack Scare.
Babu, who guest-starred in "Mystery in Persia" of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, was voiced by Joe Besser. Besser had roots in comedy in the 1940s and 1950s, and was a background character in many Abbott & Costello comedy specials. Later, he was briefly one of the Three Stooges (who also guest-starred twice in The New Scooby-Doo Movies) after Shemp Howard's unexpected death.
A bit of a sad solicitation today from Newsarama, given there is now only one comic per month instead of the previous 3. Even sadder is the fact that this is apparently Scooby-Doo! Team Up's final issue ever. The comic series was inexplicably cancelled on its milestone 50th issue. The final issue will be released September 25. This leaves only the original Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? comic series remaining, as Scooby Apocalypse was cancelled in April. Here's the solicitation for that final Team Up issue.
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #50 (feat. Batman)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
Magical fanboy imps Bat-Mite and Scooby-Mite are back—and they’ve brought along a host of Batmen and Scooby-Doos! But when the mites conjure up the ultimate trans-dimensional menace for our heroes to battle, will even a League of Batmen and Society of Scoobies be enough to save their infinite Earths? Plus, can they unravel the mystery behind the shadowy figure known only as…Scrappy-Doo?
ON SALE 09.25.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
The Scooby-Doo Show episode "A Menace in Venice" has many elements based upon the famous Shakespeare play, "The Merchant of Venice." The main character of "The Merchant of Venice" is named Antonio, there is a character called Salarino (close to Professor Salari's name), and Antonio's pizza parlor is called "Merchant Venice Pizza." Doge Malvolio is also named after a character (Malvolio) in another Shakespeare play, "Twelfth Night."
I'm back from Italy this Wednesday night, so this ends the five-week sequence of Italy-themed fun facts. Hope you all have enjoyed them!
According to WBShop, a 50 episode DVD collection of Scooby-Doo will be released on August 13 to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary. While it's unknown what episodes will be on there at the moment, here's an official description from the WBShop site.
Scooby-Doo, is on the case in this special collection. Join the many incarnations of Mystery Inc. Gang in 50 episodes spanning 50 years - from the classic series that started it all, Scooby-Doo! Where Are You!, to more recent Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. and Be Cool Scooby-Doo!; there's something for everyone in this Scoob-fest.
Presumably, there will be a variety of episodes from all the series included on this set. I'm really hopeful that we'll get some unreleased episodes on this set, as well as some fan favorites from series that are already completely released.
While we're waiting for more details, you can pre-order the DVD at WBShop.com.
In Scooby-Doo comic #61, "The Dragon's Eye Part 3: Beat the Devil," the villain is actually the Devil (a bit surprisingly dark for a Scooby-Doo plot). The Devil mystery takes place in Italy, which is most likely a metaphor for the 9 layers of Hell in the classic Italian poem Dante's Inferno, where the main character actually meets the Devil.
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