Building off of Fun Fact #273, Daphne and Velma are dressed as gothy vampires that look like Thorn and Dusk from the Hex Girls in the flashback from Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! "Halloween."
Thanks so much to Ben, who I must say has an amazing eye for references, for coming up with this fun fact!
Published in 1942, The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton is about a group of four teenage mystery solvers and their dog Timmy. There were 24 books in the series, but due to the critical acclaim, there have been several other short stories and spin-offs published, including three TV series, an audio drama set on CD, two musicals, 14 choose-your-own adventure books, six video games, many comics, and several parody books and films. This series bears a striking resemblance to Scooby-Doo in genre, despite being released almost 30 years before it.
Thanks so much to Greybishop for sharing this fun fact idea!
Despite all movies beginning with Legend of the Vampire being animated in widescreen, none of them were released this way on DVD up until Camp Scare. To this day, only five of them have been released in widescreen on Blu-Ray.
Thanks to Colin for sharing this fun fact idea!
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.
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