One of the educational pages in the Scooby-Doo comic, "The Trial of the Century" teaches kids about Roman numerals, as the issue features the gang in Rome. However, one of the pages actually misinforms kids by telling them that the Roman numeral IX means the number 6 (it actually represents 9).
Today, it was announced by Hollywood Reporter that Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage and McKenna Grace (of Captain Marvel fame) will be joining the cast of SCOOB! Armitage will be voicing young Shaggy, and Grace will be voicing young Daphne.
In other Scooby news today (given this is such a short post due to lack of information), Tim Conway passed away at 85 today. Conway guest-starred in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, in the episode "The Spirit Spooked Sports Show." RIP, Tim!
Scooby and the gang have traveled to Italy a grand total of eight times so far throughout the franchise:
Today, it was announced that two more celebrities would be joining the cast of SCOOB!. Mark Wahlberg will be voicing Blue Falcon, from the 1976 show Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, which was paired with Scooby in the programming block "The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour" during its original run. Additionally, Jason Isaacs was just announced as the voice of Dick Dastardly, who will be the movie's main villain.
Thanks to Scoobylover from the ScoobyAddicts forum for bringing my attention to the Deadline announcement.
Though the original "Ultra Instinct" Shaggy memes began to die down, they have recently resurged due to the Avengers: Endgame film. (Don't worry, this fun fact includes no spoilers.)
After the original meme lost popularity, a brand new Shaggy meme has now gone viral about the Infinity Stones actually being Shaggy's kidney stones. The memes also depict Shaggy beating up the movie's villain, Thanos, to get them back, thus ending the film without the Avengers having to do anything.
Here are some of the best:
Also, one more unrelated one just because it's amusing lol.
Next Saturday, May 11, I have the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy for a full month. Given this, I wanted to do something special related to the weekly fun facts (because even being out of country for a month isn't going to make me break that 240-week streak, haha). Beginning on May 13, for the five weeks I'm gone, all the fun facts posted will be Italy-themed. So the fun facts for May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 10 will all have something to do with the times Scooby has visited Italy, in both the episodes and comics.
Because of this, I also have no idea what my schedule and/or Wi-Fi access will be like. All the fun facts are set up to automatically post on their respective days with the site's auto-post system. However, depending on busy my little Italy adventure gets, I may or may not be able to post news or respond to comments during this time. I'll try to check as often as I get the chance!
For the 50th anniversary of the show, CloserWeekly.com has published an article going in-depth on the history and evolution of the franchise, from Where Are You to the present day. Along with Nikki/ScoobyAddict from ScoobyAddicts.com, I did an interview for this article. Ed did a terrific job with this article, so you all should definitely check it out!
The currently unreleased Yabba-Doo episode "Bride and Gloom" from the Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour was released on a rare UK VHS called "Hanna-Barbera Super Stars: Rompin' Romance" in 1989.
In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, one character whose Jedi name is Sha'a Gi is based off of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, in both name and appearance.
The video above can be watched for more information. Thanks so much to Thomas for sharing this with me!
Courtesy of Newsarama, here are the two Scooby-Doo comics which will be released in July 2019.
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #49 feat. Metamorpho
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
With his chemical shape-shifting powers, Metamorpho the Element Man is more than a match for pretty much any super-villain…except maybe a huge elemental monster with shape-shifting powers of its own! It’s up to the gang to solve the mystery and unmask the monster—once Scooby and Shaggy stop running in terror from both the monster and Metamorpho, that is!
ON SALE 07.24.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP: DOOMED! TP (ft. Supergirl, Blue Falcon / Dynomutt, The Justice Society of America, Swamp Thing, Penelope Pitstop, and Congorilla / Sam Simeon / Detective Chimp)
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art by DARIO BRIZUELA, WALTER CARZON, HORACIO OTTOLINI and SCOTT JERALDS
cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Supergirl may be as invulnerable as her cousin, but even bullet-proof skin can’t help her when she’s haunted by the ghosts of Krypton! Plus, an urgent call for help brings the Mystery Machine racing to the Louisiana bayou to tangle with a zombie problem with some help from Swamp Thing! And the gang really gets things rolling when they team up with Metamorpho! Collects SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #37-42. (Volume 7)
ON SALE 08.07.19
$12.99 US | 152 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9233-1
I'm not sure why Metamorpho is mentioned in this description, as he is from #49 which was just announced, not #37-42 like the next sentence in the solicitation mentions. I'll let you guys know if I hear anything else about this oddity!