Here's the back cover for Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island courtesy of WBShop. The back cover reveals that the film will be 80 minutes, as well as that there will be two bonus episodes. "Mummy Scares Best" from What's New, Scooby-Doo? will serve as one, while very oddly, only part 1 of "Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts" will be the other. I guess fans will just be left wondering what happens in part 2?
Here's another description of the film from the back cover:
Join Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. gang as they win the vacation of a lifetime and put their mystery-solving days behind them. As soon as they arrive on the tropical island and check into Moonscar Island Resort, Velma, Daphne and Fred can't help but notice how strangely familiar this island is to a terrifying place they once visited long ago. They soon find out that paradise comes with a price when they encounter an army of zombies and creepy cat people. Hop on board and travel with Scooby-Doo and the gang as the unearth the mystery of Zombie Island in an all-new original move adventure - 20 years in the making!
iTunes has given us an episode listing for the soon-to-be-released "Scooby-Doo 50 Cartoon Collection." The following is a listing of the episodes that will be on the DVD. I've noted when episodes are new to DVD (spoilers, there's unfortunately only 3!)
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
1. What a Night for a Knight
2. A Clue for Scooby-Doo
3. Hassle in the Castle
4. Mine Your Own Business
5. A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts
6. Spooky Space Kook
7. That's Snow Ghost
8. Nowhere to Hyde
9. Jeepers, It's the Creeper!
10. A Tiki Scare is No Fair
The Scooby-Doo Show
11. High Rise Hair Raiser
12. The Headless Horseman of Halloween
13. The Harum Scarum Sanitarium
14. The No-Faced Zombie Chase Case
15. The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man
16. Vampire Bats & Scaredy Cats
17. The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller *New to DVD!*
18. To Switch a Witch
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
19. The Scarab Lives
20. The Ransom of Scooby Chief
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
21. Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo!
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
22. For Letter or Worse
23. The Babysitter from Beyond
24. Now Museum, Now You Don't
25. Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner?
26. Night of the Living Burger
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
27. There's No Creature Like Snow Creature
28. Big Scare in the Big Easy
29. Riva Ras Regas
30. Lights! Camera! Mayhem!
31. Large Dragon at Large
32. Fright House of a Lighthouse
33. Wrestle Maniacs
34. Farmed and Dangerous
35. Camp Comeoniwannascareya
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!
36. Chefs of Steel *New to DVD!*
37. Almost Ghosts *New to DVD!*
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
38. The Shrieking Madness
39. Mystery Solvers Club State Finals
40. Menace of the Manticore
41. Pawn of Shadows
42. All Fear the Freak
43. House of the Nightmare Witch
44. Art of Darkness
45. Night Terrors
46. Wrath of the Krampus
47. Nightmare in Red
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
48. Party Like It's 1899
49. I Scooby Dooby Do
50. El Bandito
Thanks so much to The Cop for pointing this out to me!
According to WBShop, a 50 episode DVD collection of Scooby-Doo will be released on August 13 to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary. While it's unknown what episodes will be on there at the moment, here's an official description from the WBShop site.
Scooby-Doo, is on the case in this special collection. Join the many incarnations of Mystery Inc. Gang in 50 episodes spanning 50 years - from the classic series that started it all, Scooby-Doo! Where Are You!, to more recent Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. and Be Cool Scooby-Doo!; there's something for everyone in this Scoob-fest.
Presumably, there will be a variety of episodes from all the series included on this set. I'm really hopeful that we'll get some unreleased episodes on this set, as well as some fan favorites from series that are already completely released.
While we're waiting for more details, you can pre-order the DVD at WBShop.com.
A fifth 50th anniversary set will be released on June 4, 2019. The "4 Kid Favorites: Scooby-Doo! Summer Break" set will be a quadruple-feature film collection again, comprised of Monster of Mexico, Zombie Island, Aloha and Camp Scare. I wish they would have chosen better films, or even a better theme, as Zombie Island and Monster of Mexico do not fit this theme at all.
This 2-disc set can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.
Based on the live-action film released last year, a Daphne & Velma young adult novelization is being released March 3, 2020 according to Amazon.es. The novel will be written by Josephine Ruby, which most certainly a pen name based off Joe Ruby of Ruby & Spears Productions. It's also listed as "#1", so presumably, there is more coming at some point.
Here's the description:
It's the classic girl detectives like you've never seen them before! Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley have a terrifying new mystery to solve -- and this time, the culprit is far more frightening than any man in a mask....
Popular Daphne Blake and über-nerd Velma Dinkley are not friends. They aren't enemies either, but they don't have any reason to speak to each other, and that's how they prefer it. The two girls grew up together-they'd been best friends since pre-K-but when they hit middle school, Daphne dropped Velma and never looked back.
These days, Daphne's deep in the popular crowd, daughter of the richest family in town, while Velma's an outsider, hiding from the world behind her thick glasses. When they run into each other in the halls of Crystal Cove High, they look the other way.
But then Daphne's best friend, Marcy-who happens to be Velma's cousin-goes missing. A century ago, there was a wave of disappearances in Crystal Cove, and many local people believe that supernatural forces were behind it. Now the whole town believes those same forces are back . . . and up to no good. Daphne and Velma may be the only ones who can solve the mystery and save Marcy-if they can trust each other enough to try. Especially since the truth might be stranger-and scarier than either girl can imagine . . .
The following is the back cover art for the two New Scooby-Doo Movies sets being released on June 4. Note that the special features on the (Almost) Complete Collection are the same ones as on the original Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies set released previously. The Lost Episodes set has no special features, though does feature a different description on the back cover (the Almost Complete Collection has the same description as the original Best Of Set, except with Sonny & Cher and Jeannie added). Oddly, on the Lost Episodes back cover, "Mystery in Persia" and "The Haunted Showboat" are listed in the wrong order.
On June 4, a complete series What's New, Scooby-Doo? DVD set will be released in stores according to Barnes and Noble. This special 50th anniversary collector's series set includes all three seasons of WNSD together in a single set, though oddly, according to the back cover, the three holiday specials are not included in this set. There are also no special features. I was a bit disappointed to see the animation was just some goofy stock pose, instead of the actual What's New, Scooby-Doo? animation.
Here's the description:
THE COMPLETE WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY-DOO SERIES FULL OF MYSTERY AND FUN! Zoinks! The gang's all here, and the villains are too, but with a twist, in What' s New Scooby-Doo? This series takes everybody's favorite cowardly Great Dane, along with Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, and puts them smack-dab in the middle of more capers, cases and creepy crime scenes! These world-famous sleuthing teens are always up for action-packed, hair-raising adventures. Lovable canine Scooby and the always-hungry Shaggy take center stage, and the mysteries take us to international locations such as Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong. Whether they' re tracking an ice monster from the slopes of a snowboarding competition, investigating a zombie gladiator in the ancient city of Pompeii or uncovering a magician's ghost in glittery Las Vegas, the gang continues to face new villains and solve mysteries, all while retaining the sensibility and sense of humor that have made Scooby-Doo a favorite of children and adults throughout the world. These kids have a timeless cool that never goes out of style!
According to DeepDiscount.com, a new quintuple-feature film set will be released on June 4. This collection will feature Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness, Scooby-Doo & KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, Scooby-Doo & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost.
I must admit I'm a bit surprised that they chose Moon Monster Madness over WrestleMania Mystery, as that would have gone with the theme they were going for, but nonetheless I'm glad to see all these releases for the 50th anniversary!
Almost 15 years after the original The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies DVD set was released, WB has finally acquired the rights to release eight of the nine episodes that were originally missing from the set due to copyright issues.
On June 4, 2019, The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection will be released in stores, featuring all episodes of the series except "Wednesday is Missing" featuring the Addams Family, presumably due to continued contract negotiation issues.
Here's the episode listing, thanks to AnimationMagazine.net:
Additionally, another set entitled "The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Lost Episodes," featuring only the eight missing episodes will be released on that same day.
Here's the episode listing for that set:
Last but not least, WB has also announced that they will release a Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection – Scooby-Doo DVD on July 30, 2019. Nothing else is known about the set at this time, except "a collection of the best episodes from every Scooby-Doo series especially compiled to mark the golden anniversary."
I am so excited that they are finally releasing these episodes to commemorate the 50th anniversary. I must admit, out of all the options, I never would have thought they would have done this. I hope the "50 Cartoon Collection" set will include a bunch of unreleased episodes as well!
A few weeks ago, it was announced that a triple feature DVD titled Scooby-Doo! Prehistoric Prey would be released. As of today, the official cover art has been released thanks to Amazon. Though it's not released yet, you can pre-order the DVD on Amazon before it comes out on March 19. Films include Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster and Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon. Here's the cover art below: