On February 4, 2020, WB is releasing a compilation DVD entitled Saga of the 13th Ghost. The 2-disc DVD set will feature the entire 13 Ghosts series, as well as the Curse of the 13th Ghost movie. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
Thanks to Scoobyfan4ever for sharing this with me!
Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out the cool new forum that ScoobyDooUK (who is a frequent commenter on this site!) has created, scoobydoo.boards.net!
According to Amazon, the SCOOB! film will have several novelizations released, including "Those Meddling Kids" (w/free card deck), "A Dog's Best Friend," and another TBA novelization, all coming April 7, 2020. A "Best Friends" Activity Book will also be released that same date. Another unrelated book, Scooby-Doo and the Pirate's Treasure will be released by Golden Books, also on April 7. Thanks so much to ScoobyAddict for the info!
Below are the covers to each of these:
On January 1, Katrina Jergensen released a Scooby-Doo cookbook, featuring 25 different recipes that are kid-friendly. A couple of things about this cookbook I think are really cool is that the book has some recipes that were actually mentioned in the show. These include "Mystery Map" Pizza (from the movie of the same name) and Swamp Brownie Cocoa, which swamp brownies were mentioned in the Ghoul School film. Creepy Spooky Terror Land Churros and Cotton Candy Cupcakes (named after the amusement park in SDMI) and Shaggy and Scooby's Jaw Stretcher Special (mentioned in an episode whose title that currently slips my mind) are also included. I thought it was really cool that they put some love into making this cookbook, as they easily could have just included random recipes that didn't reference the show at all. The cookbook can be bought on Amazon. Here's the official description of the cookbook:
Guaranteed to solve any case of hunger! This official Scooby-Doo! cookbook features―Zoinks!―more than 25 kid-friendly recipes from the Mystery Inc. gang, including Scooby’s favorite treats, Shaggy’s must-have cheese-and-pickles pizza, jaw-stretcher sandwiches, and other easy recipes. Jam-packed with bright photos, cooking basics, and fun facts from the ever-popular show, the SCOOBY-DOO! COOKBOOK is sure to please fans of all ages, from meddling kids to adults.
Here are some images from the cookbook:
*Update 1/10: The sets have now been launched in the US and are available at Wal-Mart!*
The Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets that were supposed to come out in spring 2020 were released early in the UK! An online shop called Argos shows that two items are available, a Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Ghost playset, and a Fred, Velma and Daphne Mystery Machine playset. The 19-piece ghost playset is available for those in the UK for £15, while the 69-piece Mystery Machine is also available at Argos for £50. The ghost in the first set is also unmaskable. Additionally, the back cover of the Mystery Machine set shows that 12 individual monsters are available, which include the Space Kook, The Creeper, the Snow Ghost, the Witch Doctor and the Headless Horseman.
Thank you so much to ScoobyDooUK for the info!
Here are some closeup images for both sets:
Adobe Flash Player is being removed from all browsers, as it has become obsolete, in early 2020. What does this mean for Scooby, however?
Well, remember those Scooby-Doo Internet games? Crystal Cove Online? Creepy Castle? Did somebody say Scooby Trap?
All of these use Adobe Flash Animation, meaning that they will no longer be supported once Adobe Flash Player has been removed, Cartoon Network and KidsWB have removed all flash games from their website, including every Scooby game. There are a few new games on the KidsWB site (none of them great), but I've got to say I'll really miss these Flash Animation Scooby games.
The site's Internet Games and Crystal Cove Online page have been archived, but are no longer on the site's menu. They are accessible through the links above, but I didn't see a point to keeping them on the main site given they are unaccessible.
So, maybe hop on the Boomerang UK website sometime this week and play your last round of Scooby Trap, stack your last Monster Sandwich, and do the 1000 meter dash through your last graveyard, because you never know when these games will be deleted!
Albeit a bit late, The Westminster Collection Company has issued a Scooby-Doo coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary. The coin is plated in 24-carat gold and is available for £19.99 in the UK, plus £2.99 shipping and handling. The front side of the coin has Scooby-Doo's face, name and logo on it, while the back side has Scooby's collar (SD) on it. It's unknown if they ship to any locations outside the UK at this moment. The coin will be available beginning January 17, 2020.
Thanks so much to Samuel Kirkwood for sharing this link with me!
Thanks to ScoobyDooUK, we've found a link that possibly shows some of the sets to be released in series 2 of Scooby-Doo Playmobil products. Many of the sets appear to be themed around movies and episodes, including Shaggy's Showdown, Where's My Mummy?, The Legend of Alice May, A Fit Night Out for Bats (kind of, there's a vampire only, and that's the only episode that has a vampire that looks like that who's the sole villain in the episode), Which Witch is Which?, and Shaggy and Scooby eating dinner.
In addition, as you can see in the main picture above, all 12 of the individual villain figures have been released for series 1. A video from NYCC in 2019 mentions that the sets will be out sometime later in January in the US as well, so be on the lookout for these in the US soon!
This was not announced by an official source however, just a Playmobil fan blog, so this is not officially happening yet. Enjoy the below images of the potential sets:
TurnerClassicMovies.com has announced two brand new Scooby-Doo films coming in 2020 and 2021. In addition to the King Arthur DTV and Scoob! film coming in the first half of 2020, we will also be getting another Halloween film towards the end of the year, likely in September or October. The film is currently untitled, but a listing can be found on TCM.com.
We've also got a Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog crossover coming in 2021, right now simply titled "Scooby-Doo! and Courage the Cowardly Dog." The title will likely change before it's released in 2021. Here's the listing for that one on TCM.
Also, TCM lists that there will be two films in 2022. It does not list the titles for these films, or a second film for 2021 as of now, though this is of course subject to change.
What are your thoughts on these two films?
Note 12/19: The last TCM link is currently broken due to a glitch for some reason. I will keep everyone updated once it is fixed.
Original post 11/25/2019
If you enjoyed Jordan Farrell's first fan film, Scooby-Doo! The Backstage Rage, you'll be excited to know that he's making another fan film set for release in 2021. This sequel, called "The Waters of Atlantis," will feature Daphne in a more prominent role and will also include the inclusion of the Teen Angels from Captain Caveman.
Here's Jordan's description of the film:
In the 2nd Installment of The Meddling Saga, The Mystery Five go to Malibu on a Summer Vacation with their school, until Daphne Blake encounters a Mermaid Princess named Marina who seeks her help to regain back her Kingdom of Atlantis from the clutches of the evil young millionaire, Max McGregor, and his henchmen, The Ghost Surfer, and Captain Redbeard and his Army of Goblin Soldiers who seek to take the Trident of Atlantis which could destroy the balance of nature that we know of. Join The Mystery Five and The Teen Angels in this epic adventure of Fantasy and Legend!
In addition to a new film, we also have some new character designs as well! Here they are:
Note the scar still on Shaggy's nose from the last film, to promote a sense of continuity.
You can also check out Jordan's trailer for the next film, which was just released!
New character designs were just released by Jordan a few days ago! I thought all of them looked really cool and I'm looking forward to seeing how each of the villains works into the film. Here they are:
The first image is Mr. Shmidlap, an evil investor on Max Mcgregor's expedition of Atlantis and Shmidlap hopes to gain profit off a mermaid zoo or oil and possible treasure from Atlantis.
THE MAIN VILLAIN, Max McGregor an evil young millionaire who wants the trident of Atlantis that rumor has it can control the oceans of the world.
A Goblin Soldier from The Goblin Army led by Captain Redbeard.
The Ghost Surfer, I thought his design in particular was really creepy!
Captain Redbeard who leads his Goblin Army and works under Max McGregor.
Given how enjoyable the first film was for me, I'm really excited to see the second one! The trailer and character designs look interesting, so it will be fascinating to see how this one compares to the first. Until this comes out, I wish Jordan and his crew the best of luck in creating this fan film sequel!
Over 5 years after his death, the lawsuit surrounding Casey Kasem (the original voice actor of Shaggy for 40 years) and his death has finally been settled.
In case you missed it, Kasem's children filed a lawsuit against his wife Jean for elder neglect of Casey, after she refused to let his children see him in his final months. Jean Kasem was Casey's second wife, and Kasem's children were not biologically hers. Jean Kasem and Kasem's children from his first marriage often fought, sometimes even in public settings, and Jean admitted to never liking the children.
Unfortunately, the lawsuit did not end well. Jean denied all allegations of elder abuse and claimed that Kasem's children were just greedy. In the end, she countersued them for misrepresentation and public defamation of her image, claiming Kasem's children only wanted his inheritance.
In the end, Jean Kasem won the lawsuit and her children were forced to pay Jean a settlement for the alleged defamation of her image.
It's unfortunate things turned out this way, in my opinion, for Casey Kasem. May he rest in peace!