Shaggy accidentally being drawn with Fred's blonde hair when sitting on the rock in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?) is one of the most commonly cited animation errors in the Scooby franchise. One that's rarely mentioned, however, is that Shaggy's hair is accidentally colored like Velma's for a moment in "Gold Paw" (What's New, Scooby-Doo) when the gold monster slips on the floor.
The trailer for Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King said the film would be released September 16, 2008, but for an unexplained reason, it was pushed back a week to September 23, 2008. The same thing happened with Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword, but this time, through an Amazon listing that was switched from March 31, 2009 to April 7, 2009 at the last minute.
As a fun personal note, I remember when I was younger being super upset about it when I went to the store on September 16 and the Goblin King DVD wasn't there lol.
The original airing of "The Man in the Mirror" on Cartoon Network had approximately the first two minutes of the episode cut. In CN's airing of the episode, the beginning of the episode showed Fred already in the mirror world, confusing viewers as they had not seen where Fred was pulled inside the mirror world. It is unknown why the footage was cut. One day later, the full episode (including the omitted two minutes) was released online.
As mentioned in several previous fun facts, the TV show Young Sheldon has made Scooby-Doo references on numerous occasions. Ironically, Iain Armitage, the show's main actor also voiced young Shaggy in SCOOB!. In addition, Sheldon's arch-rival on the show, Paige, is played by McKenna Grace, who voiced young Daphne in SCOOB!.
At the end of "Snow Place Like Home" when Mr. Forester is captured by the police, for a brief moment, his handcuffs somehow disappear and the police stop holding his arms as he angrily antagonizes Scooby. In the very next scene, he is seen wearing handcuffs again, meaning it was likely a very long animation error. Scooby's tongue, as seen in the picture, is also erroneously brown for the duration of this scene.
The house that Velma and Daphne are living in shown in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "A Scooby-Doo Valentine" is nearly identical to the one the gang picks Daphne up from in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Thanks so much to Ben for noticing this comparison and suggesting it as a fun fact!
The Scooby-Doo Project won a prestigious Annie Award in 2000 for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Special Project. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost was also nominated that year, but lost to An Extremely Goofy Movie.
Check out all the winners and nonimees for the 28th Annie Awards in 2000 here.
Though "E-Scream" from What's New, Scooby-Doo? was delayed over a year, it was actually released on What's New, Scooby-Doo? Volume 8: Zoinks, Camera, Action! on February 21, 2006 before its television airdate on July 21, 2006. This is the only Scooby-Doo episode as part of a television series to be released on DVD first before airing on television or a streaming service.
According to an interview with Sarah Gilman, Daphne & Velma was filmed in only 18 days.
Thanks so much to Ben for emailing me this interview to post as a fun fact!
In the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Total Jeopardy!" (released this past Friday to honor Alex Trebek) Velma and Shaggy compete against a robot. The episode mentions that it was the first time ever a robot had competed on Jeopardy. In real life, there was a three-part episode of Jeopardy called "The IBM Challenge," in which a robot named Watson competed against two humans for the first time ever. It is very likely that the plot of the Guess Who episode was inspired by this episode of Jeopardy. The three-part episode aired over the span of February 14-16, 2011.
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