Every year for Halloween, WB puts on a month-long Scoobtober event celebrating the Scooby-Doo franchise. There hasn't ever really been a clear format for the month, as WB seems to switch up what they do each year. The festivities for Scoobtober 2023 have just been announced by Romper.
On Sunday, October 1, Cartoon Network will air a marathon of Scooby-Doo films from 8:00am-2:00pm CST. The marathon will feature Loch Ness Monster at 8:00am, Monster of Mexico at 9:30am, Where's My Mummy at 11:00am and Goblin King at 12:30pm. Cartoon Network will also be airing Scooby-Doo content every day beginning October 1. What's New Scooby-Doo? will be re-added to Cartoon Network's lineup, with one episode airing every weekday at 3:30pm CST. On the weekends, a different Scooby-Doo film will be aired every Saturday at 2:30pm CST and every Sunday morning at 8:00am CST.
Similarly to the old Scooby marathons Cartoon Network used to do around Halloween back in the 90s, WB Kids YouTube channel will be streaming a marathon of Scooby, which they are calling the "Scoobtober Watch Party." For 48 hours straight, WB Kids YouTube will only be broadcasting Scooby-Doo content from Friday, October 27 at 3:00pm CST to Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm CST. No schedule for the marathon has been announced yet.
Fans of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated will remember how the show was plagued with schedule changes, many of which were often so last-second that iTunes and Amazon would still post the episode because even they weren't aware of the sudden change. It seems this has happened again with the Teen Titans Go! WB 100th Anniversary special. The special was set to air at 8:30am this morning. However, at the last moment, the episode was pulled from the schedule, and all official promos for the special were deleted from Cartoon Network's social media last night. No announcement or reason was given for the sudden cancellation. The special will now air next Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am CST instead according to TV Passport.
The Teen Titans Go WB 100th Anniversary Special is airing on Cartoon Network in just a few days! The special airs on CN on Saturday, September 23 at 8:30am CST! The preview clip shows that the gang will have a bigger role than merely just making a cameo. The plot of the special features Robin driving many Hanna-Barbera characters around Warner Brothers-Discovery Studios, including the gang. A one-minute preview of the special is now available on Gizmodo.com.
We've seen quite a bit of Scooby-Doo and Krypto, Too! merch from other retailers, including Target and Amazon, but now, WB Shop has released some additional merch! The new line of merch includes a yellow coffee mug featuring Krypto and Scooby eating snacks ($17), another coffee mug featuring the whole gang ($15), a sweatshirt with the film logo ($45), a "trouble alert" t-shirt featuring Shaggy, Scooby and Krypto ($27), and a hoodie featuring Shaggy and Scooby in superhero outfits ($55). The new merch will be shipped out to customers beginning Thursday, September 21 with the expected delivery date listed as the film's digital/Walmart release date on September 26. Images of all the new merch can be seen in the gallery below:
Two days after the final issue of the rebooted series was released, ComicsBeat has announced that Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries is being rebooted for its third iteration. The series will return from its very short hiatus on January 2, 2024 with its first issue. Instead of the 12 issue run both previous iterations of the comic series have had, this time, the series will be ongoing with no planned end date.
A number of plotlines for the series were announced, including teaming up with Nightwing to investigate a circus haunted by Deadman (issue 1), meeting Solomon Grundy in Slaughter Swamp (issue 2), running into Catwoman (issue 3), as well as a bowling museum haunted by a giant, Gotham City citizens turning into gargoyles.
Here's the official solicitation for the first issue:
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 1/2/24
A new ongoing series teams up Gotham’s greatest detectives with Crystal Cove’s teen sleuths! The big top’s the place for thrills and chills—even more so when a traveling circus is haunted! But even Scooby and the gang don’t realize just how chilling it is for Nightwing…because this is Haly’s Circus, Dick Grayson’s childhood home!
Artists Dario Brizuela and Scott Jeralds, as well as and writers Sholly Fisch, Amanda Deibert, Ivan Cohen and Matthew Cody, will all return to the series. A new writer, J. Torres, and a new artist, Megan Huang, will also be joining the creative team of this series.
In an interview with ComicsBeat, Ivan Cohen revealed that the rebooted series will feature more deep cuts from Batman lore, including one issue combining the John Byrne era of Superman and the Tom King era of Batman.
It has been confirmed that the new reboot will restart the comic numbering sequence, and will start again on issue 1.
Update 9/14: An additional $32.99 poster of the Legion of Doom has been announced and is available on Target's website.
We've already had more merch for Scooby-Doo and Krypto, Too! than any other film recently, and another piece of merch has just been announced. A premium official movie poster has been released at Target exclusively in two different sizes, medium (14.725 x 22.375") and large (22.375 x 34"). The poster is made by Trends International and features the gang, Krypto and Superman. The poster is quite expensive, with a current list price of $64.99. It is unclear if the price will go down once the item is released. The poster can be pre-ordered now and will be released next Tuesday, September 19.
Some brand new tiny collectible Scooby-Doo figures have been released in retailers nationwide. "Scooby-Doo Tiny Mights" are palm-sized rubber toys that have 12 different collectible characters. Each Tiny Might pack comes with three collectible figures in a Mystery Machine case. There are also some rare collectible glow-in-the-dark and sparkle versions of the figures, and come in six different colors. The 12 collectible figures include Scooby, Shaggy, the Black Knight, Captain Cutler, Miner 49er, Charlie the Robot, the Ghost Clown (called "Harry the Clown" for some reason), Space Kook, Redbeard, Green Ghost, The Creeper and the Witch Doctor. You can now purchase the figures exclusively at Walmart.
Thanks to AIPTComics giving us a sneak peak of the DC solicitations for the first week of December, we now have the cover art and description for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #125 a month in advance. Since Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries will release its final issue next month and Where Are You is a bimonthly comic, there will be no Scooby-Doo comics released in November.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #125
Written by JOHN ROZUM
Art and cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 12/5/23
A mysterious laughter has been haunting the countryside outside Coolsville. It’s up to Mystery Inc. to crack the case of the Hyena Man before the spotty rumors drive the townspeople away for good!
Over the years, many fans have wondered if there was a deleted scene in "Sandy Duncan's Jekyll and Hydes," due to Shaggy mentioning running into King Kong, despite that we never actually see it happen. Some official confirmation that there was originally a scene featuring King Kong has surfaced online. One of the character designers for the show, Alex Toth, released a book titled Genius in 2014. In a preview of this book, a drawing of King Kong is included, with the storyboard labeled as being from "Sandy Duncan's Jekyll and Hydes."
Bleeding Cool has announced that in an upcoming Teen Titans Go! season 8 episode, Scooby-Doo will make an appearance. The episode will center around the Teen Titans visiting WB-Discovery Studios to celebrate the 100th anniversary. Scooby was not explicitly mentioned in the press release, but a picture of Scooby, Shaggy and Fred was included, confirming that they will appear in this episode. It is unknown if Daphne and Velma will also appear. They will also be teaming up with other classic Hanna-Barbera characters including The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Magilla Gorilla, Yogi and Boo Boo Bear, Wally Gator, and Quick Draw McGraw. There are currently no details regarding whether Scooby and the gang just make a brief cameo, or if they have a larger role in the episode. The episode will air September 23, 2023 at 9:30am (the timezone is not specified, but I presume it's Eastern Standard Time).