I posted a screenshot of this email I received the other day on the ScoobyAddicts forum, but since it's relevant, I thought I'd post about it here as well.
The email highlights that Boomerang will be adding new shows, along with hard-to-find episodes. The features and organization of the app will be improved, including better content browsing, shuffle mode, customizable playlists, ratings, and recommendations. The streaming service will also be available through additional devices. Additionally, Boomerang is now available to watch in Spanish.
I haven't previously posted this as I didn't feel it warranted its own post, though the missing episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (episodes 23-25) and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (episodes 22, 23, and 26-30) have now been added to the streaming service also.
Earlier today, "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" was added almost in its entirety to the Boomerang streaming service. All episodes from season 1 and 2 were added, in addition to two episodes from season 3, "Wrestle Maniacs" and "Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece." This just leaves 7 episodes of the series missing from the streaming service. The missing episodes include: "Night of the Boogey Biker," "Dawn of the Spooky Shuttle Scare," "Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk," "The Were-Doo of Doo Manor," "Catcher on the Sly," "The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham" and "The Wraith of Waitro." It is unknown when these remaining episodes will be available to watch on the service. If you choose to subscribe to the service, you can watch these new episodes among several other Scooby-Doo series and movies at Boomerang.com or through the Boomerang streaming app.
After months of waiting, Boomerang has added the beginning of the second season of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo for US fans to watch. The added episodes include "Some Fred Time," "There Wolf," "Renn Scare," "How to Train Your Coward," "Worst in Show," "Mysteries on the Disorient Express," "The Curse of Kaniaku," and "Vote Velma." These new episodes brings the count up to ten season 2 episodes that have been officially released in the United States, including the two holiday specials which were previously released, "Halloween" and "Scroogey Doo." However, this still leaves episodes 11-26 of season 2 ("In Space" - "Professor Huh Part 6 ¾") unreleased in the US, despite that they have already aired in most other countries. It is unknown when those episodes will be added to the streaming service. If you are a subscriber of the service, you can watch the new episodes here.
Update 12/22: Five more episodes have now been released onto the Boomerang streaming service, which include "In Space," "Doo Not Disturb," "Silver Scream," "Fright of Hand," and "Greece is the Word." This now leaves only the final 11 episodes missing from the streaming service.
Just in time for the holiday season, the tenth second-season episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, "Scroogey Doo," has been finally released on the Boomerang VOD streaming service! Additionally, two other winter themed movies, "Chill Out, Scooby-Doo" (2007) and "Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays" (2012) have also been added to the streaming services. However, unlike the Halloween episode, which fans were able to watch without a subscription to the streaming service, all three of these new additions require a current subscription in order to view them. Boomerang has also added a new "gifting" feature to the service, where you are able to purchase 1-year subscriptions as gifts for your friends and family for $39.99. Check out all the content on the streaming service, new and old, at Boomerang.com!
Thanks so much to BCSD Fan for sharing the info with me!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo Season 2 Finally Premieres On Boomerang Streaming Service During "Scoobtober" Event
Those of us who have been waiting for new content on the Boomerang streaming service and app have finally gotten our wishes. Last night, the service unveiled a new special event to celebrate the Halloween season, entitled "Scoobtober." To go with the Halloween theme of the event, the Be Cool Scooby-Doo second-season episode entitled "Halloween" was released onto the service, which marked the first time any second season episode has been released in the US. However, no other season 2 episodes are available to watch on the service, despite the fact that most other countries have aired some, if not almost all, of the season two episodes.
In addition to the premiere of Be Cool Scooby-Doo's second season, Boomerang has also added numerous other episodes onto their VOD service and app to celebrate the season. These episodes include the entire 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo series, "Haunted House Hang-Up" (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?), "A Scooby-Doo Halloween" (What's New, Scooby-Doo?) as well as three new movies and specials, including "Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow," "Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire" and "Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown." It is worth noting as well that "Shaggy's Showdown" is listed on the site as being the "world premiere" of the movie, despite that it was released on DVD nearly a full year ago. The only explanation I can think of regarding this, is that rather than airing the movie on Cartoon Network, CN/Boomerang are choosing to air the movie on the streaming service (however, I am only guessing on Boomerang's odd choice of presentation of the movie here, so the movie certainly could still premiere on CN at some point). The Scoobtober event also included the addition of several other Halloween episodes from other series, including "The Jetsons" and several movies and episodes from "The Flintstones." (A full list of the episodes from other series which have been added can be found here).
If you choose to subscribe to the service, you can watch the new episodes and all the other content at Boomerang.com. Stay tuned for more updates on the second season of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, as well as any more surprises which may occur during the month-long Scoobtober event!
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.
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!
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?
Today, the Boomerang streaming service we've all been waiting for has launched, which includes new and exclusive episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo...or, at least it was supposed to. The service launched this afternoon, with no signs of any new Be Cool episodes that we were promised. The only Be Cool Scooby-Doo episodes that are included are the first thirteen, which have already been aired on TV and released on DVD.
In addition, the "thousands of episodes" which were originally announced only include these few in the Scooby department:
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You episodes 1-13
What's New Scooby-Doo episodes 1-13
Be Cool Scooby-Doo episodes 1-13
Scooby-Doo in: Arabian Nights
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
Scooby-Doo 4: Curse of the Lake Monster
However, there is some hope for new episodes still, as Boomerang's FAQ lists that new content will be posted weekly.
Generally I try to keep my personal synthesis out of news posts, but I must say that I really hope new episodes are added quickly, because right now their "amazing service" (the term they used to promote it in one of their email promos) gets a big thumbs down in my book.
I'll keep you all updated if there's any movement with new episodes, but for now you can try a free trial of the service for a limited time at Boomerang.com.
Finally, Variety has given us word on when Be Cool Scooby-Doo will be returning...but it's not where you think. Cartoon Network has just announced via Variety that their sister channel, Boomerang, will be creating their own online streaming service which will be "the exclusive home for new episodes of three popular series: "Scooby-Doo," "Looney Tunes" and "Tom & Jerry." In addition, there will also be 5,000+ episodes from the Hanna Barbera library added to this service, which could possibly mean that unreleased and rare episodes from "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" may be included on this service. Besides Scooby, the service will also premiere all new Boomerang original series including "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" (a spin-off of the classic book and movie) and a Wacky Races reboot series.
Unfortunately, the service will charge users $5 per month, or $40 per year (with a 30-day free trial) to watch episodes, and will only be available in the US. When it launches, the service will be available at www.boomerang.com and will be downloadable via the app store in both Android and iOS mobile devices. Mirroring the recent Netflix update which allows users to download episodes and movies to watch offline later, the new service will also allow downloading of content to watch offline at a later time.
Content will be added weekly, however, it is unclear how many Be Cool Scooby-Doo episodes will be available on the service upon launch. The service will be ad-free, and will launch sometime very soon during the Spring.
Now that we finally know the return location and approximate return date of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, what do you think of Boomerang's decision to charge users to watch new episodes? Are you glad the show is finally getting some respect, or disappointed the episodes are no longer going to be airing on TV?