So I know this news is a few days old, but I always try to wait for official confirmation before making posts about things, and thus I wasn't sure if I should mention it. A few days ago, a viral tweet of a person's private messages with Jerry Beck, an animation historian, blew up all over the Internet. The tweet claimed that WB had no plans to release any physical media after this year and they would be focusing more on adding content to streaming services like HBO Max, leading fans of numerous WB franchises including, Scooby-Doo, to believe that Warner Brothers would be completely discontinuing any physical releases after this year.
However, Jerry Beck has responded to these claims in a public Facebook post, saying that his words were taken a bit out of context by all the different Internet rumors that stemmed from this tweet.
So thankfully, Scooby-Doo fans (and fans of any other Warner Brothers shows and films, for that matter) can rest assured that Scooby-Doo DVDs will continue to be produced, and Scooby-Doo and some other Warner Brothers cartoons will begin to be remastered for HBO Max in the coming years.
Here are the Scooby-Doo DC Comics solicitations for July 2021, courtesy of GamesRadar:
The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #4
story by: Ivan Cohen
art and cover by: Dario Brizuela
ON SALE 7/13/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
4 of 12
One or two monster masks might just mean there’s a smuggler or crooked real estate developer in town. But when Gotham City is terrorized by an army of thugs in monster masks, it can only mean one thing: a citywide crime spree by Black Mask and his gang, the False Face Society! With Batman mysteriously missing, and Nightwing and Batgirl up against a horde of crooked creatures, it’s lucky that the heroes have help from Scooby and the gang. After all, who has more experience in pulling the masks off bad guys?
"A Haunt of a Thousand Voices!" aired in Turkey today. It looks like a great episode and I hope it airs as the series finale in the US! There seems to be lots of references to classic Scooby tropes and gags. Here are some screenshots.
"The Movieland Monsters!" is the episode that aired today! I think Tracy's post last night with the title card reading "The TV and Movieland Monsters!" was an old version of the title card that was changed last-minute during production. That would explain why the TV Guide sites were sent the wrong title.
The ghost looks so cool in this episode! The name, however...let's just say I take back everything I said about the "Green Man Monster" being the dumbest villain name ever. This episode, the gang faces up against the "Ghost Monster" lol.
The films in this episode will be The Searchers, Casablanca, A Night at the Opera, and The Wizard of Oz.
Tracy Mark Lee just posted the title card for the Carol Burnett episode and confirmed that it is called "The TV and Movieland Monsters!"
Here are some images from today's episode "Scooby-Doo, Dog Wonder!" I'm loving the character designs for Blue Falcon and Dynomutt!
For those that were fans of the original Dynomutt, Dog Wonder series, this episode seems like it stays very true to the original show. We even get to see Radley Crown, Blue Falcon's true identity!
Here are some "Falling Star Man!" images from the Turkish airing today! The alien looks a lot more weird than we saw in the previous trailer.
Here's the image that corresponds with the infamous storyboard the Tracy Mark Lee teased last October with the "football" episode.
To conclude, there's also this very cringey part in the episode. I love that they didn't even bother to translate that part into Turkish despite this airing in Turkey haha.
Guess Who's "The Legend of the Gold Microphone!" featuring Reverend Run aired in Turkey today! Given this, we now know the names of the villains for this episode are the ghost of Tabb Tatters and the skeleton of Bones McCann. This episode looks like it's going to be super dark! Here's an image of the two villains from this episode.
New episodes will continue to air every weekday in Turkey this week, so stay tuned for some more potential images!
A lot of crazy things have happened this past year with the pandemic, but I don't think anyone expected this announcement: Hanna-Barbera is being revived as an animation company! Hanna-Barbera Cartoons has been defunct as a company since 2001 and it was bought out by Warner Brothers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hanna-Barbera is being revived as a studio (though still owned by Warner Brothers) in Europe. Currently, the only project they have announced is an Amazing World of Gumball film, but that certainly is not to say that there won't be any Scooby-Doo projects created at Hanna-Barbera Studios in the future!
UPDATE 4/6: According to this article, HBO Max was able to negotiate with WB to keep these series on the service for the foreseeable future. No content will be removed.
Much of the Scooby-Doo content currently on HBO Max will unfortunately be removed from the service in April for an unknown reason, according to Warner Brothers' Press Room. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, The Scooby-Doo Show, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (1979), The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show, The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (1983) will be removed from the service on April 30. The only Scooby-Doo content remaining on HBO Max after the removal will be the the first two Scooby-Doo live action movies and SCOOB!.
Thanks Whackman for sharing this article and pointing this out!
Thanks to The Cop for bringing to my attention that Tracy Mark Lee just revealed the title card on Instagram for the voice cast episode, "A Haunt of a Thousand Voices!" He also mentioned the episode will include "classic Scooby baddies." Here's a link to Tracy's post.
Though it's not from the typical Foxtel site, which won't likely have the description until Saturday (the episode will air in Australia April 17), I found another German TV guide site (which revealed the first 13 titles of season 2 of Guess Who before they came out in the U.S.) that lists the premise. If the Foxtel summary is vastly different, I'll post that as well, but I think this site is reliable. Note that Germany is airing all these in a slightly different order, so it's listed as second-to-last. From the description, I'm super excited for this episode. This sounds exactly like what I wish "That's Monstertainment" from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo would have been, so I can't wait!
Check out these two new summaries posted on Foxtel from "A Haunt of a Thousand Voices!" and "Scooby-Doo, Dog Wonder!" Both of these episodes sound absolutely amazing! It sounds like "A Haunt of a Thousand Voices!" is going to be an incredibly meta episode! It's also super cool that they're going to reference Blue Falcon and Dynomutt being art collectors like they were in the original series!
"A Haunt of a Thousand Voices!" and "Scooby-Doo, Dog Wonder!" air on April 10 and April 11 in Australia, respectively.
Foxtel has just revealed the description for Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?'s "Falling Star Man!", confirming that the bug creature is indeed an alien and that it is the Terry Bradshaw episode. The episode will air in Australia on April 3. It sounds very similar to "Spooky Space Kook."
In addition to the four Where Are You novels we just got in February, four more Scooby-Doo novelizations of classic Scooby-Doo mysteries will be released. The books are all hardcover and are written by John Sazaklis and illustrated by Christian Cornia. The three novels include "The Captain's Curse" (a novelization of "A Clue for Scooby-Doo"), "Monster Marsh" (a novelization of "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake") and "The Gold Miner's Treasure" (a novelization of "Mine Your Own Business"). A release date in the United States has not been announced. However, you can pre-order these books for $25.32 each at Target. In addition, Amazon Japan lists another title "Redbeard's Revenge" (a novelization of "Go Away Ghost Ship") which will be out August 1 there. They also have the cover for "The Gold Miner's Ghost."
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