In the story "Charmed Strife" from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Comics #21 (October 1973) reveals the gang's birth signs to be Shaggy as a Leo (July 23 - August 22), Fred as a Pisces (February 19 - March 20), Velma as a Virgo (August 23 - September 22), Daphne as a Gemini (May 21 - June 20) and Scooby as an Aries (March 21 - April 19).
Scooby also reveals he was born in April later on in the comic.
Interestingly, in the episode "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo" (an episode centered around Scooby's birthday), Scooby holds up a calendar which mentions his birthday is on Saturday the 7th. Coincidentally in 1984, the year the episode aired, April 7 was on a Saturday, which aligns perfectly with what the comic states his birthday is.
Credit for finding all the images as well as noticing this fun fact goes to Samuel Kirkwood.
Original Post Date: 10/30/2017
Though it looks like we won't be getting 3 Scooby animated movies this year as Turner Classic Movies originally promised, we'll have a new Scooby movie to look forward almost right out of the gate at the beginning of 2018. According to IGN, a brand new DTV movie, Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be released on January 9, 2018 on DVD and digitally. This movie will feature the same version of Batman which we saw in the 2011 episode of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold which was entitled "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases."
The movie will feature an all-star cast which includes: Frank Welker as Fred and Scooby-Doo, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Grey Griffin as Daphne and Black Canary, Diedrich Baker as Batman, and Kate Micucci as Velma. The guest cast will include a huge lineup of famous voice actors, which are Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore as Harvey Bullock, Nika Futterman as Catwoman, Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter, Tom Kenny as Penguin and Plastic Man, Jeff Bennett as The Joker, John Dimaggio as Aquaman, Jeffrey Combs as The Question, John Michael Higgins as The Riddler, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Detective Chimp. Crew members who were involved with the film include director Jake Castorena, teleplay by Paul Giacoppo, producer Michael Jelenic, supervising producer James Tucker, along with Sam Register, Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker as executive producers.
Here's the sypnosis (presumably from the movie's back cover) according to IGN:
Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world's greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues' galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby Snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won't know who the ultimate villain is until those "meddling kids" pull off the mask!
This seems to be an effort by WB to create a movie based on the Scooby-Doo! Team Up comic series, and speculatively a possible testing ground for the next Scooby-Doo series, which if you remember is possibly titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" (alluding to the possible "New Scooby-Doo Movies"-esque revival tone).
Update 11/3/2017: Amazon now created a listing for this movie, which reveals that the movie will be 72 minutes in length, and include the two previous Scooby-Doo and Batman crossovers from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, entitled "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper." Additionally, Amazon provides an alternate summary for the movie which is more descriptive and gives us the name of the main villain for the movie.
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Pack your utility belts with gadgets and Scooby snacks to find out, as you takeoff for a wild crime-busting thrill ride of a caper!
According to Amazon.com, the long awaited Season 1, Part 2 DVD will now be released on January 16, 2018. Thanks to Target.com, we also have the cover art for the DVD, which reveals the set will be subtitled "Teamwork Screamwork." Target also confirms the January 16th date. The 2-disc set will feature the last 13 episodes of the first season of Be Cool Scooby-Doo.
Here is the episode listing for the DVD (though which episodes will be on which disc is not confirmed yet):
1. Scary Christmas
2. If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime
3. Gremlin on a Plane
4. Sorcerer Snacks Scare
5. Saga of the Swamp Beast
6. Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!
7. Giant Problems
8. Eating Crow
9. I Scooby Dooby Do
10. El Bandito
11. Into the Mouth of Madcap
12. The Norse Case Scenario
13. The People vs. Fred Jones
While this crossover was announced several months ago and many people probably already know about this, I've been meaning to post about this for months now and this somehow managed to slip through the cracks.
For those who haven't heard about this yet, the upcoming season 13 of Supernatural will feature a special animated crossover episode with Scooby-Doo according to IndieWire.com. While not much is known about the episode at the moment, we do know that the Winchesters' Impala, a trademark of the show, will go up against the Mystery Machine in a head-to-head battle. No other details about the crossover are available at the moment. Supernatural's thirteenth season has already begun airing, as of October 12, 2017 and has currently aired three episodes.
When interviewed, Brad Buckner, who is the executive producer of Supernatural, said this about the upcoming crossover episode. “It is a charming and very funny episode. I think it’s like the better of the meta-episodes where you have fun with what the show is. Now you get two shows to tweak. There’s a certain amount of expertise from a certain brother about what Scooby world is. We have fun with that.”
Update 11/1/17: According to Joblo.com, the crossover will air sometime in March 2018 and will also be "more adult than your average episode of Scooby-Doo."
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