In The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the only living (non-fictional) guest stars who did not provide the voice for themselves in the series were the Three Stooges and the Harlem Globetrotters. Laurel and Hardy also did not voice themselves, though they were already deceased at the time of the episode airing.
Just hours ago, the Boomerang VOD and app added more Scooby to the service in addition to the rest of Be Cool Scooby-Doo Season 1, which premiered on the service last week. Though it is a tad surprising considering Scrappy's reputation among some fans, Boomerang has added the entire series "The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show" (or the first season of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, if you prefer) to the service, with all 16 episodes digitally remastered. Three episodes from "The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show" were also added to the service under the "Scrappy-Doo" category. These episodes include "A Close Encounter With A Strange Kind," "A Fit Night Out For Bats" and "Chinese Food Factory."
In addition, Boomerang has created an online feedback system of sorts where you can answer various surveys and give suggestions on how to improve the Boomerang streaming service. Though it may simply just be a gimmick that the people at Boomerang are using just to get people to reaffirm what the executives want to hear (versus actually listening and changing their service based on everyones suggestions). However, I admittedly joined the service about a week ago and recommended Scooby & Scrappy-Doo in a survey, and hey, now it's on there, so it is worth signing up for! Well, I doubt it was just because of me but it is an amusing coincidence.
Despite that Be Cool Scooby-Doo has still not aired all of its episodes in any country (not to mention that Season 2 hasn't aired at all in the US), Matthew Lillard, who has voiced Shaggy since 2010 and in the live action movies, announced on his Instagram account that a brand new Scooby-Doo series is now already in production.
We don't know much about this series at the moment, except Kate Micucci will be starring as Velma once again, meaning we can likely presume she has officially replaced Mindy Cohn permanently. Regulars Frank Welker, Grey Griffin and obviously Matthew Lillard will return to the series. Michael Ryan will be writing for the series. Kevin Conroy, who is possibly best known for playing Batman, will also guest star in an episode.
That probably leaves many of you with the question, does that mean Be Cool Scooby-Doo will stop airing its remaining episodes in Season 2? The answer is no, the episodes will continue to air on the Boomerang VOD service and app for those who live in the US, and on the Boomerang TV channel for those who live in other countries.
You can see Matthew's post plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes moment with Frank Welker here.
After 1 year, 4 months, and 8 days since the last episode ("Giant Problems") properly aired on Cartoon Network, the Boomerang streaming service and app has finally added the final Season 1 episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo for fans to watch. As well as adding three more episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You and Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon to the service recently, today finally saw the missing 13 Be Cool episodes make it to the service, which are available for all subscribers in the US.
Here is the full list of what has made it to Boomerang VOD as of recently:
Spooky Space Kook (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You)
Go Away Ghost Ship (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You)
A Night of Fright is No Delight (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You)
Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
Where There's A Will, There's A Wraith (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Scary Christmas (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Gremlin On A Plane (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Sorcerer Snacks Scare (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Saga of the Swamp Beast (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Be Cold, Scooby-Doo (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Giant Problems (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Eating Crow (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
I Scooby Dooby Do (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
El Bandito (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Into the Mouth of Madcap (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
The Norse Case Scenario (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
The People vs. Fred Jones (Be Cool Scooby-Doo)
Unfortunately, despite that 23 of the Season 2 episodes will have aired as of next week in Australia, we still have no idea when Season 2 will be released onto the Boomerang streaming service or when we will get word of the remaining three titles and sypnoses. Be sure to check back here often for any new updates on the remaining episodes!
Here are the official Scooby comic solicitations for this October.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #18
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by RON WAGNER
Backup story art by RICK LEONARDI
Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
Variant cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Note: This issue will ship with two covers.
Welcome to the block party from hell. After barely escaping with their lives, the gang seeks shelter in a nearby town that seems untouched by the disaster. But looks can be deceiving. Meanwhile, in our backup story, Secret Squirrel takes his first steps towards saving the world…maybe.
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #86
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art by RANDY ELLIOTT
Cover by SCOTT GROSS
When Velma is forced to stay awake in a hospital bed for 24 hours, Scooby and the rest of Mystery Incorporated do their best to keep their resident super-sleuth occupied. But will their hijinks distract them from solving an even greater mystery?
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #31 (Ft. The Atom)
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Normally, ghosts make Shaggy want to curl up small to hide. But that won’t help him his time—not when the Atom shrinks Scooby and the gang down for a trip to a haunted subatomic world, where they’ll face “The Ghost at the Heart of the Atom!”
On sale OCTOBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
In addition to the normal three, a 2nd trade paperback volume, which will collect issues 7-12 of Scooby Apocalypse, was just announced for release on September 20, as well as a fourth trade paperback volume for Scooby-Doo! Team Up, which according to Barnes and Noble.com will be released on December 26, 2017.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 2 TP
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by HOWARD PORTER, DALE EAGLESHAM and others
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
Escaping from the monster-filled Mall-Mart took a toll on Scooby and friends, so the gang heads to the local hospital. But when Velma runs away, the team goes on the hunt for her. Can they mend their past and face their future? Collects SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #7-12.
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP VOL. 4 TP (ft. Zatanna & Zatara, Space Ghost, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Frankenstein Jr. And The Impossibles, El Kabong & Martian Manhunter)
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. team are all here, with fun new team-up members to help solve mysteries in the latest groovy edition of the SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP series by Sholly Fisch. In the past, Scooby, Shaggy and the gang worked with Batman, Superman, the Flintstones, the Jetsons and more to solve mysteries and save the day. Like...no way, man! Collects SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #19-24.
On sale DECEMBER 26 • FC, $12.99 US • RATED E
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King was originally going to be titled "Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins," as shown by the original storyboard art below.
If you live in Australia and have been waiting for more episodes, or live anywhere else and are looking for new Be Cool titles, you're in luck! According to Foxtel AU, Boomerang Australia will be airing brand new episodes every day beginning July 19 at 4:30pm. If Australia airs the episodes in the same manner they did last time, we could finally have all the Be Cool Scooby-Doo titles and episode descriptions by the beginning of August!
Although this list will continue to be updated, here are the titles and descriptions we have so far. Note that the link to the TV press release for each episode is linked under the date, though if you are viewing this on a mobile device, depending on your settings, the links may not work.
7/19 - American Goth
Shaggy inadvertently runs into his very first crush as a teenager, who he discovers has become a goth girl. After Shaggy suddenly becomes self-conscious that his life isn't exciting enough, he attends a goth party and finds good things begin happening in his life once he adopts the Gothic culture.
7/20 - Omelettes Are Forever
British secret agent Jenny Vex receives some unexpected help from the gang after they learn of a supervillain named Minus whose dastardly plans entail forever annihilating the meal of breakfast.
7/21 - Ghost in the Mystery Machine
A ghostly apparition possesses the Mystery Machine and will stop at nothing to torment Fred and the gang.
7/22 - Naughty Or Ice
Daphne takes the gang to an Ice Hotel where her parents are featuring an exhibit several recently discovered Ice Age artifacts. Quickly after the gang arrives, the frozen Ice Man exhibit thaws out, and causes the Ice Man to go on a rampage around the hotel.
7/23 - Night of the Upsetting Shorts
The gang drives to Florida to see Shaggy's grandmother who is in a nursing home there. Worried that his grandma will be disappointed in him, Shaggy pretends Daphne is his girlfriend. However, as always, the gang has to solve another mystery, though none of them are sure which is more upsetting: the Ape Man running around the nursing home or the horrific shorts Fred is wearing to keep him cool.
Note: Jon Colton Barry, the show's head writer, mentioned on the ScoobyAddicts forum that this episode will be "a tribute to the Shaphne fans."
7/24 - Junkyard Dogs
While investigating a Trash Monster who is terrorizing the local garbage dump, Scooby runs into an old friend who has become part of the police K-9 unit. When Scooby's friend Axel acts cold to Scooby and Shaggy, they are determined to take charge and solve the mystery before the others. Meanwhile, Daphne assumes Fred's leadership position for a day, but it quickly irks Fred.
7/25 - Protein Titans 2
Velma is enlisted to work for a famous video game company on the sequel to the game Protein Titans, but her and the gang become involved in another mystery when the game's villain, The Ghost Chef, comes to life.
7/26 - World of Witchcraft
The gang visits Salem, Massachusetts to go to a historical festival. However, they discover that the town has been cursed by a witch who was burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials. The gang has to solve their strangest mystery yet when the witch sends a horrific demon into Salem as punishment.
And to continue the utterly bizarre scheduling problems the show has had right to the end, a repeat of "Fright of Hand" will air on 7/27 rather than finishing the last 3 episodes of the series. However, it is possible that Boomerang AU will attempt to align the series finale with the end of the month so they can begin fresh in August with new programming in that timeslot. I will keep checking and update this list if there is new information.
Both the creator of the original Scooby-Doo character, Iwao Takamoto, and Joseph Barbera, the co-owner of Hanna-Barbera Productions died during Chill Out Scooby-Doo's final stages of production. However, the movie was only dedicated to Takamoto, while Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, was dedicated to Barbera instead.
Though Be Cool Scooby-Doo still has not been added to the Boomerang VOD service, some notable new things have been added to the site. Recently, "Aloha, Scooby-Doo!" and "Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare" have been made available for all subscribers of the service to watch, as well as Season 2 of "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" (though oddly excluding the episodes "A Scooby-Doo Halloween" and "The San Franpsycho") .
While that's unfortunately all for the Scooby side of things, the service did recently make a major update to make Boomerang VOD available on many more platforms. Boomerang is now available to watch on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV as well as on the Boomerang App (which can be found on your tablet or phone) and of course Boomerang.com.
Now that the service has launched and expanded a bit, what are your opinions on it? Is it a good way to watch more Scooby episodes, or are CN / Boomerang being hypocritical by asking people to pay for something they are too lazy to air themselves?
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