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!
We finally have some breaking news on the next Scooby-Doo film...but it's not what you would have expected. According to Deadline, a live-action Scooby-Doo movie will be released sometime in 2018. Taking the franchise in a different direction, the film will focus solely on Daphne and Velma before they met Fred, Shaggy and Scooby and is currently titled "Daphne and Velma." The film will be a collaboration between Warner Brothers Studios, Blue Ribbon Entertainment and Blondie Girl Productions. Blondie Girl is owned by Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale, the later of which is most famous for voicing the character Sharpay Evans in Disney's High School Musical. Actress Sarah Jeffery has been cast in the role of Daphne, and Sarah Gilman (another Disney star, best known for her lead role as Delia on the Disney Channel original series I Didn't Do It) will play Velma. Both are pictured below.
Through Deadline, Warner Brothers also has released a summary of the film:
Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, a tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.
In an interview with Deadline, the Tisdale sisters revealed that the movie would present Daphne and Velma in much more feminist and empowering way than the characters have been portrayed in the past. "Blondie Girl is committed to telling stories from a female perspective, and we could not be more thrilled to give Daphne and Velma their own story. It’s so exciting to partner with Warner Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content to introduce a new generation to the smart, charismatic, fearless females that we all know and love." Executive vice president of both Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon, Peter Girardi, gives some insight on how the idea for this film was thought up. "We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe. Daphne and Velma are two iconic and strong female characters, and this latest adventure of theirs will be both inspiring and entertaining for the audience."
The current lineup of producers for "Daphne and Velma" include Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale, Amy Kim, Jaime Burke and Suzi Yoonessi. Yoonessi also serves as a director. The film will be written by Caitlin Meares and Kyle Mack, with additional production services being provided by Lifeboat Productions. It is unknown if this will be a theatrical film, or simply another DTV. However, this is a separate project from the previously announced film, formerly known as S.C.O.O.B..
With this movie taking such a different direction than what we've seen for Scooby in these past 48 years, what are your thoughts on a movie with a more feminist focus?
Last week on Instagram, KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer announced that he was currently doing voiceovers for a sequel to 2015's Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery. Not much is known about the second collaboration between Scooby and KISS at the moment, other than the fact that Gene Simmons is also featured in the picture which Tommy Thayer posted on Instagram. Stay tuned for more updates!
According to a listing on Amazon, a new compilation DVD set entitled "Scooby-Doo and the Movie Monsters" will be released on February 6, 2018. The set will include a total of 3 episodes including "Never Ape an Ape Man" and "Nowhere to Hyde" from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, in addition to "That's Monstertainment" from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Though Amazon doesn't yet have an image of the DVD cover, I did a bit of researching and found the DVD cover (pictured above) on Barnes and Noble.com. Here is the back cover description from Amazon:
Cinema creatures give Scooby-Doo an attack of monster mania! In Never Ape an Ape Man, Daphne's film producer uncle hires the gang as extras on the set of his latest picture. Then, Scooby and the gang get sucked into the television by Zomba, the ghoulish TV show hostess in That's Monstertainment. And on their way home from the Malt Shop, the gang encounters a jewel thief with Nowhere to Hyde. Now they must help solve the case before the thief turns into a mad scientist. Bwahahahaha! Grab some popcorn and watch some scary film fun with Scooby-Doo!
Direct from Newsarama, here are the Scooby-Doo comics set to be released in February 2018.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #22
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by RON WAGNER, ANDY OWENS and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
Variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
The world as we know it is gone! The gang is left with two options: Save whoever they can or watch as the human race fades into extinction! Plus, the daring adventures of Secret Squirrel continue!
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Note: It has come to my attention recently that many of DC's recent Scooby Apocalypse descriptions have been incorrect. Please take the summary provided here with a grain of salt, as many of the descriptions for recent issues have been changed last-minute. Thanks to Scoob16 for pointing this out to me! :)
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #90
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Ghosts may wear sheets, but our heroes never expected to find one haunting their local laundromat! Will Shaggy be doomed to wear dirty socks forever? It gives whole new meaning to the phrase “Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble” when Scooby and the gang have to clean up the menace of the Spin-Dry Specter!
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #35 (ft Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo & Ranger Smith)
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Ranger Smith is sure Yogi Bear is up to his old tricks when a ghost scares visitors out of Jellystone Park and swipes their picnic baskets. But when the ghost starts stealing from Yogi and Boo Boo, too, can Scooby and the gang be “smarter than the average bear” to figure out who’s really behind it all?
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Thanks to Amazon, we now have further details on the DVD back cover art, which includes the running time of the movie and bonus features. The movie will be 75 minutes long (an updated running time from Amazon's original information, which listed 72 minutes) and the only bonus features will be the two episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies which Batman guest starred in ("The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper"). The movie is also now up for pre-order on Amazon.
Here's the description for the movie, taken from the back cover:
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Pack your utility belts with gadgets and Scooby Snacks to find out, as you takeoff for a wild crime-busting thrill ride of a caper!
It's been 2 years, 1 month and 8 days since the first episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo originally premiered on Cartoon Network. Now, in less than a week, the elusive 24th episode of season 2 will be finally available for fans to watch. According to TVGuide UK, the last unreleased 11 minute shorts, "Pizza O'Possum's" and "The Curse of Half Beard's Booty" will both air Monday, November 13 on Boomerang UK. Oddly enough, this means Zap2it was right all along with the November 13 world premiere date, although every other Season 2 airdate they list is incorrect (in addition to them now bizarrely listing random combinations of rerun episodes as "new" episodes). The final episode, which will conclude the series (since the show was not renewed for a third season), will air on Boomerang UK at 5:00pm and again at 7:30pm. No further information about the episode's plot or villains have been made available at this time.
Original Post Date: 10/30/2017
Though it looks like we won't be getting 3 Scooby animated movies this year as Turner Classic Movies originally promised, we'll have a new Scooby movie to look forward almost right out of the gate at the beginning of 2018. According to IGN, a brand new DTV movie, Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be released on January 9, 2018 on DVD and digitally. This movie will feature the same version of Batman which we saw in the 2011 episode of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold which was entitled "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases."
The movie will feature an all-star cast which includes: Frank Welker as Fred and Scooby-Doo, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Grey Griffin as Daphne and Black Canary, Diedrich Baker as Batman, and Kate Micucci as Velma. The guest cast will include a huge lineup of famous voice actors, which are Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore as Harvey Bullock, Nika Futterman as Catwoman, Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter, Tom Kenny as Penguin and Plastic Man, Jeff Bennett as The Joker, John Dimaggio as Aquaman, Jeffrey Combs as The Question, John Michael Higgins as The Riddler, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Detective Chimp. Crew members who were involved with the film include director Jake Castorena, teleplay by Paul Giacoppo, producer Michael Jelenic, supervising producer James Tucker, along with Sam Register, Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker as executive producers.
Here's the sypnosis (presumably from the movie's back cover) according to IGN:
Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world's greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues' galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby Snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won't know who the ultimate villain is until those "meddling kids" pull off the mask!
This seems to be an effort by WB to create a movie based on the Scooby-Doo! Team Up comic series, and speculatively a possible testing ground for the next Scooby-Doo series, which if you remember is possibly titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" (alluding to the possible "New Scooby-Doo Movies"-esque revival tone).
Update 11/3/2017: Amazon now created a listing for this movie, which reveals that the movie will be 72 minutes in length, and include the two previous Scooby-Doo and Batman crossovers from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, entitled "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper." Additionally, Amazon provides an alternate summary for the movie which is more descriptive and gives us the name of the main villain for the movie.
When Scooby-Doo and the gang run into notorious crooks that are too hot to handle, the caped crusader himself, Batman swings in to save the day! After an unsolved case from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him, and the mysterious Crimson Cloak threatens to take over Gotham, Batman recruits Mystery Inc. to help crack the case. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Pack your utility belts with gadgets and Scooby snacks to find out, as you takeoff for a wild crime-busting thrill ride of a caper!
According to Amazon.com, the long awaited Season 1, Part 2 DVD will now be released on January 16, 2018. Thanks to Target.com, we also have the cover art for the DVD, which reveals the set will be subtitled "Teamwork Screamwork." Target also confirms the January 16th date. The 2-disc set will feature the last 13 episodes of the first season of Be Cool Scooby-Doo.
Here is the episode listing for the DVD (though which episodes will be on which disc is not confirmed yet):
1. Scary Christmas
2. If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime
3. Gremlin on a Plane
4. Sorcerer Snacks Scare
5. Saga of the Swamp Beast
6. Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!
7. Giant Problems
8. Eating Crow
9. I Scooby Dooby Do
10. El Bandito
11. Into the Mouth of Madcap
12. The Norse Case Scenario
13. The People vs. Fred Jones
While this crossover was announced several months ago and many people probably already know about this, I've been meaning to post about this for months now and this somehow managed to slip through the cracks.
For those who haven't heard about this yet, the upcoming season 13 of Supernatural will feature a special animated crossover episode with Scooby-Doo according to IndieWire.com. While not much is known about the episode at the moment, we do know that the Winchesters' Impala, a trademark of the show, will go up against the Mystery Machine in a head-to-head battle. No other details about the crossover are available at the moment. Supernatural's thirteenth season has already begun airing, as of October 12, 2017 and has currently aired three episodes.
When interviewed, Brad Buckner, who is the executive producer of Supernatural, said this about the upcoming crossover episode. “It is a charming and very funny episode. I think it’s like the better of the meta-episodes where you have fun with what the show is. Now you get two shows to tweak. There’s a certain amount of expertise from a certain brother about what Scooby world is. We have fun with that.”
Update 11/1/17: According to Joblo.com, the crossover will air sometime in March 2018 and will also be "more adult than your average episode of Scooby-Doo."