Within the past few days, the 2015 game My Friend Scooby-Doo! was removed from all app providers, including the iTunes app store and the Amazon App Center and from Google Play. Oddly, WB has also purged all record of the game from their website, deleting any mention of it and in some instances redirecting it to an "access denied" page.
Here was the sypnosis for the game:
Scooby-Doo has been entertaining generations with his funny antics and spooky mysteries. Now the beloved cowardly canine comes to life as an interactive friend. Help Scooby solve mysteries by completing missions and playing mini games. Gather clues and unmask classic Scooby-Doo villains like the Miner Forty-Niner and the Spooky Space Kook! Scooby lives in an interactive environment, where trees come to life, an abandoned mine is not so empty, and behind a tombstone you might find a fun game! Help Scooby find all the secrets hidden around him.
Just in time for the 13th season of the show to be released on DVD next Tuesday, Supernatural showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb have revealed that there was an approximately 1-minute scene which had to be cut from the final version of "Scoobynatural" due to time constraints. The scene features Shaggy, Scooby dressing up with Castiel as waiters to fool the green ghost. You can watch the exclusive deleted scene here courtesy of EW.
Though it appears for the time being that there will be no DVD release which includes the "Scoobynatural" episode only, you can purchase the full thirteenth season DVD in stores on Tuesday, September 4. The DVD will also include the exclusive deleted scene which was not featured in the original run of the episode.
Although nearly every Scooby-Doo bumper featured classic villains to promote the series, one unique bumper from the 2000s featured the rare monster from The Scooby-Doo Project, who was never mentioned elsewhere outside of the 11-minute special.
Thanks so much to Thomas for sending me this video! :)
Direct from Newsarama, here are the Scooby-Doo comics coming out in November 2018!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #31
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art and cover by PATRICK OLLIFFE and TOM PALMER
variant cover by RAFAEL SANDOVAL
Fred is alive?! Or is he something else…whatever he is, he’s not the same man he once was. What happened to him? Where has he been? And how will his return affect Daphne, Scooby and the gang? All answers revealed in this issue…
ON SALE 11.14.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #44 (feat. Dastardly, Muttley & Yankee Doodle Pigeon)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
The term “dogfight” takes on new meaning when Scooby takes to the skies! The fiendish Dick Dastardly and his canine compadre Muttley have never succeeded in stopping Yankee Doodle Pigeon from flying secret messages across enemy lines. But with a flying phantom plaguing the skies, Scooby and the gang might just get tricked into doing the job for them!
ON SALE 11.28.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | RATED E
Friar Serra, the mummy from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated's "Theater of Doom" was actually a real-life friar, who was also Spanish and part of the Franciscan Order (as Friar Serra also was in the episode). Friar Serra founded a mission to Baja California and went on 21 Spanish missions during his time as a friar. Despite the fact that he died in 1788, he ironically was just recently declared a saint by Pope Francis in 2015.
Thanks to iTunes, we now have an extended 4 minute version of the trailer for the upcoming film, as well as a small gallery of some of the scenes from the film. You can check out the trailer by going to the movie page and downloading iTunes.
Here are some stills (no spoilers!) from the film, which will be released digitally on August 28 and on DVD on September 11.
The cat creature costume which Lorne Chumley wore in "The Exterminator" (The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode which featured Don Adams) was actually a recycled character design. The design is nearly identical to Bigfoot from The Funky Phantom (ironically a Scooby-Doo clone show), in the episode "The Forest's Prime Evil". The Funky Phantom episode originally aired December 11, 1971, whereas "The Exterminator" aired on October 13, 1973.
It's hard to believe it's been 200 weeks in a row now! For the 200th fun fact, I decided to keep with our little tradition of having a special guest on the milestone fun facts, which included Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! head writer Jon Colton Barry with #100 and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo / A Pup Named Scooby-Doo creator Tom Ruegger for #150. Today, another Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! writer, Tom Konkle is joining us to celebrate the 200th Fun Fact of the Week.
You may remember the Q&A that Jon Colton Barry and I did back in March to celebrate the finale of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. In that Q&A, Jon mentioned if the show were have continued, a dream of his was to create more episodes like "Scroogey Doo," which comedically parodied classic literature. Here's his quote from the Q&A:
"We started to stretch out and experiment more in second season and I would have liked to have done more episodes like “Scroogey Doo” where we insert the BCSD gang into classic horror/mystery literature and then destroy it. “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” etc. – making those monsters turn out to be guys in masks and ruining these classic books seemed like a lot of fun."
In talking with Tom Konkle for the interview we did together back in June, Tom mentioned he also had several ideas he would have liked to pitch. If Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! would have been renewed for a third season, it's very likely that there would have been several more episodes which parodied classic literature.
Tom elaborates on this a bit more here:
"Given our druthers we would have had fun doing wonderfully silly twisted stories based on classic literature. It comes naturally to me as it does to Jon, so we had quite a comic war-chest of literary ideas."
Personally, I've always wanted to see an episode which parodied classics like "A Christmas Carol," so it was wonderful that Jon and Tom were able to make that come to life with Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. It's really a shame the show was never renewed for a third season, as it would have been great to see more literary classics be parodied - or in Jon's words, "destroyed" haha.
Thanks so much to Tom Konkle again, for taking time out of his schedule to discuss this, and joining us to celebrate the 200th fun fact on the site. Be sure to check next Monday for another interesting Scooby-Doo fun fact, which happens every Monday on ScoobySnax.com!
Recently, Cartoon Network has done a full redesign of their official site, to give viewers more content, features and functionality. However, this redesign has unfortunately also prompted Cartoon Network to completely remove nearly all Scooby-Doo games on their site.
While Cartoon Network's site used to be home to nearly 25 different interactive Scooby-Doo games, now all of these games have been removed but four. The four games that were not removed include Scooby Trap, Scooby-Doo and the Creepy Castle, Attack of the Vampire Pumpkinheads and Ask Swami Shaggy. It should be noted that the Instamatic Monsters game still appears on the page, however, clicking on it will simply lead you to a "This game is no longer found" error page. You can check out what's left of the games at the new Scooby-Doo page here.
In other video game news, however, the Doo Good environmental initiative has also put out a new Scooby-Doo game on the Kids WB site. The game, entitled "Recycle Round-Up," involves the Mystery Machine picking up litter scattered across the road, and also teaches kids how to sort the litter into the correct recyclable bins. You can check out the new game here.
Several new Be Cool, Scooby-Doo games have also been added the Boomerang UK official site. These games include "Scooby Slide", "Spooked Out Scooby" "Spooky Snack Search" and "Mystery Puzzle".
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