Fans who have been anxiously awaiting the next Scooby-Doo DTV can finally stop wondering, as the next Scooby DTV and first DTV of 2017 (according to TCM, there will be 2 next year plus another LEGO movie) has been announced. The 80-minute original movie will be titled Shaggy's Showdown, an apparently retitling of the Scooby-Doo! Wild West which has been floating around on Wikipedia since 2010 (although it's unknown if it was simply a coincidence). Here's the description, according to the official WB press release:
When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Jack, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery only deepens when it’s discovered that the ghost is also the long lost relative of Shaggy Rogers!
The movie be will be released on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 on digital platforms (such as Amazon, iTunes and Cable On Demand providers), and released on DVD on Valentine's Day (Tuesday, February 14) 2017. However, it appears the movie will not be released on Blu-Ray.
A trailer has also been released on YouTube for the upcoming DTV:
Those who have an iTunes account can also view a sneak preview on the movie's iTunes page.
You can also pre-order the movie on Amazon here:
According to the DVD back cover, the movie will also include the following bonus episodes:
Mine Your Own Business (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
Ghastly Ghost Town (New Scooby-Doo Movies)
Scooby Ghosts West (The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show)
Daphne is the only member of the gang whose actual birthday has been revealed. In Be Cool Scooby-Doo's "Scary Christmas," it was revealed to be December 25th.