Fun Fact of the Week #302
In the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode "The Story Stick," Yogi Bear appears for a brief moment watching the gang at the beginning of the episode. A bear which appears to have Yogi's clothes, but looks much angrier and more savage, also appears to chase off the Totem Monster midway through the episode. On top of all of that, Ranger Smith from The Yogi Bear Show also appears to arrest the culprit at the end of the episode.
Weekly Poll #31
Note that I did not include crossover episodes, such as Bravo Dooby Doo or the Dynomutt crossovers, so this poll didn't get too unmanageably long.
I would have to say mine is The Scooby-Doo Project, just for the quirkiness of it while also being super dark.
With last week's poll, it looks like the "yes" votes just slightly edged out the no's!
Is Captain Ferguson one of the 13 ghosts from the chest?
Yes - 22
No - 18
Fun Fact of the Week #301
No, it's not Monday, and there's already been a fun fact this week...but since this particular fun fact also has to do with Lindsay Pagano, I thought I'd tack on an extra one this week while its still timely.
The theme song for the hit sitcom Maybe It's Me is sung by Lindsay Pagano, titled "Everything U R"...at least for the first half of the series. Beginning midway through the series, for some reason Lindsay Pagano's intro was scrapped for another one. The second theme song is none other than Simple Plan's "I'd Do Anything," which was featured as the chase song in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine." This was the episode which aired a week before "Riva Ras Regas," which guest-starred Lindsay Pagano. How ironic that Lindsay's theme song would be scrapped for the What's New, Scooby-Doo? chase song that came right before the episode where she guest-starred (and contributed her own chase song, "Here I Come Vegas")!
Fun Fact of the Week #300
Welcome to our 300th week in a row of fun facts! I'm so excited to announce that as per tradition, we have another amazing guest writer contributing this milestone fun fact. Our guest writer this week is none other than the amazing recording artist Lindsay Pagano, who guest-starred in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Riva Ras Regas" in 2002!
So how was Lindsay chosen to guest-star on Scooby? Lindsay gives us some insight into this:
"So I was a new artist on Warner Bros back then and was approached to do the episode by my label to promote my upcoming album at the time. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I was able to visit the studio where all over the voice overs were done and record my parts before seeing the drawing of myself."
I think most Scooby fans can agree that Lindsay's performance in the episode was amazing! Not only does the episode continue to live on a fan favorite, but the experience also lives on in Lindsay's heart.
"It will always be a huge honor and special memory in my career and life ❤️" Lindsay shares.
Thanks so much to Lindsay being so nice and taking time out of her busy schedule to contribute this fun fact! It was truly an honor to get to talk to her! And this was super ironic and not at all planned or known in advance, but today also happens to be Lindsay's 34th birthday! Happy birthday to Lindsay and I hope she has an awesome day!!!
You can also follow Lindsay on Instagram and Twitter (both @lindsaypags).
Update: This "new" series is apparently a reprint of three stories previously published in the 50th Anniversary comic released September 25, 2019.
Did someone say a new Scooby-Doo comic series? This coming Saturday, June 27, a brand new Scooby-Doo comic series will release its first issue under DC's new "Digital First" platform. The series is titled Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc., and appears to have an overarching storyline, based on the series description. Here's the description from the DC series page: "One by one, the members of the Scooby gang are disappearing! Can Scooby solve the mystery alone?"
The series will be rated Teen, however, for an unknown reason. The comics will only be available digitally on big comic platforms such as ReadDC, Apple, Kindle, Comixology, etc. and will cost 99 cents. It appears DC Digital First and their normal comic line have no sort of connection, thus why no information regarding it was released in the monthly comic solicitations. The first issue will be titled "Snack Attacked!" and can be purchased on this page beginning June 27. Here's the description of the first issue:
Scooby and the gang must stop a group of monsters from shutting down the Scooby Snacks factory.
A free three-page preview of the first issue, which will be 17 pages overall, is available at Comixwire.com.
Weekly Poll #30
Get ready for some arguments, because this week's poll is a controversial one!!!
I think he was originally intended as one, and the person who suggested this poll (Scoobyfan4ever) brought up an excellent point here. Queen Morbidia is never said to be one of the 13 ghosts either, and is just a vampiress who wants the chest for herself. I think the difference as to why people think she's one of the ghosts, but not Captain Ferguson, is because we see Queen Morbidia (or her ashes, at least) put into the chest directly, whereas the captain gets caught up in the cyclone ghost's tornado along with all the other ghost passengers, so we never physically see him get put in the chest.
That's my theory, but I wanna hear all of yours!
Here's the results from last week's poll!
Who is your favorite guest star in What's New Scooby-Doo?
Simple Plan - 38
Lindsay Pagano - 10
J.C. Chasez - 6
Chris Klug - 3
Mike Piazza - 3
A few people have asked if there's been any more news regarding the Courage the Cowardly Dog and Scooby-Doo crossover supposedly coming in 2021. I'm not sure if it's coming in 2021 anymore, given we haven't even heard anything on the Halloween film or even King Arthur's Court, which were supposed to be released this year.
However, it has apparently been confirmed through an Instagram conversation between Kevin Paestra and the owner of the Courage the Cowardly Dog revival fanpage, that John Dilworth (the creator of Courage) will not be involved at all. Here's a screencap of what was said.
In addition, John Dilworth mentioned on his Twitter account that a prequel for Courage the Cowardly Dog "somehow transformed into another thing," presumably meaning this movie.
That's all the info we have at this moment, but I will keep you all updated when more info comes out! If there are any Courage fans on here, how do you all feel about John Dilworth not being involved in the film?
After the DVD and Blu-Ray release date for SCOOB! was announced to be July 21, then it was cancelled and pushed back to December 30, now it appears to have been pushed forward to July 21 again. This time, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon all list July 21 as the release date for the Blu-Ray and DVD date, with a pre-order button on all three pages, which leads me to believe that July 21 is indeed the correct date. No information regarding any special features has been released, though Amazon lists the run time as 135 minutes (which is 40 minutes longer than the movie actually is), so I imagine there will be some. The DVD will be available for $17.99, and the Blu-Ray available for $19.99.
Update: It is now also listed on Walmart.com and Target lists the special features as "How to Draw Scooby-Doo" for the DVD version, and for the Blu-Ray version, special features include how to draw Scooby-Doo, New Friends, Newer Villains, Puppies!!, Deleted Scenes, and Bloopers
Fun Fact of the Week #299
In "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear" from The Scooby-Doo Show, when Scooby and Shaggy fall through the trap door to an underground cavern after being chased by the ghost of General Juan Carlos, the entire background is accidentally misdrawn as a generic cemetery when Fred, Daphne and Velma catch them.
~ WildwindVampire ~