Scooby-Doo and the Haunted High Rise Background and Storyboard Leaked on Twitter
To continue the leaking spree from the past couple weeks, a Twitter account named ScoobyGossip posted two backgrounds from the canceled Scooby-Doo and the Haunted High Rise movie. Given the Twitter account is following nobody and nobody follows it, presumably this was another internal leak from an anonymous person working at WB. One of them is a background of a record store, reading "Oakhaven Records," confirming that at least part of the movie would have taken place in Oakhaven. The other is a rough draft of a storyboard, although presumably the animation style used in that storyboard would not have been in the final product.
Mezco Toys has just announced they will be releasing a Scooby-Doo "Friends and Foes" box set of action figures! The sets are planned for a release in late 2023. No concrete date has been set, but the Mezco website lists the sets will begin shipping sometime between October and December 2023. The set will include a Mansion playset with unique interiors, the Ghost of Elias Kingston, the Space Kook, the Green Ghosts, the Mystery Machine, and of course, all five members of the gang. In addition, the set will include the following accessories:
Thanks to Mr. Neither for sharing this info!
June 2023 Comic Solicitations
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Courtesy of GamesRadar+, despite it only being March, we just got the full comic solicitations for June 2023.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #122
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by RANDY ELLIOTT
Cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 6/6/23
After years of private lessons, Daphne is ready to perform at her piano recital held at the Coolsville Civic Auditorium. But her practice turns petrifying when the puckish Pan makes his appearance. Can the gang catch the mythological creature before Daphne’s concert debut becomes her final performance?
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #9
Written by MATTHEW CODY
Art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 6/13/23
Crystal Cove is proud of their tenacious teens and wants to be able to call upon Mystery Inc. at a moment’s notice—you never know when a real estate developer in a mask will cause trouble. Inspired by Gotham’s most famous method of communication, they invite Commissioner Gordon and Batman to the unveiling of the town’s new Scooby Signal
It seems the sudden leaks of cancelled projects are continuing as today, full storyboard animatic issues showing entire scenes and a song animatic for Mystery Pups were leaked online. The images leaked on 4chan by another anonymous person working at WB, also posting a message "This didn't deserve to be cancelled!" right as they leaked the materials. Someone in the comments of this thread also gave some sad insight that morale is at an all-time low at WB, and that mental health has not been the best for those who are writing and creating projects for WB.
The leaker posted storyboard animatics from episodes 1, 7 and 13, as well as a song from episode 7. The leaked images reveal the puppies' names as Daisy, Zelda, Mac, Gemma, Piper, Duke and Kristi. A character named Dr. Dancy, who appears to be the head camp counselor, are also revealed in the storyboards. The storyboards also reveal that the mysteries were not monster-focused, and were more kiddish mysteries. One storyboard shows that the conclusion to one of the "mysteries" is that a mysterious voice was actually one of the puppies, Duke, singing through a walkie talkie that he forgot he turned on. The song mentions that the camp has something to do with Moose, which may confirm the rumor circulating around the Internet that they were reviving Camp Little Moose from Camp Scare.
Some very sad news today from Roger Eschbacher, one of the writers for Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Pups. Roger posted on his Twitter account that he received word from a colleague on the show, and HBO Max has told them they are no longer interested in distributing the show. This means that unless they are able to get the show picked up by another network or streaming service, the show is cancelled. Roger ended his tweet on a hopeful note, saying he remains hopeful that the show will be picked up by another distributor.
For their 100th anniversary, Warner Brothers is releasing a special DVD set featuring 10 Scooby-Doo films. This will be the biggest multi-feature Scooby-Doo film set to date. The set will release on April 11, 2023, one week after their 100th anniversary on April 4. The set features the two James Gunn live action films, as well as all of the 2018-2021 films (with the exception of Daphne & Velma). It will be priced at $39.96, and the set will have a total of four discs. The set is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Here is the movie listing:
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost
Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost
Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island
Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob
Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog: Straight Outta Nowhere
It appears there has been a leak as some images from Mystery Pups have appeared on the Internet and are now all over social media. The leak is an image of the gang's designs. I personally think they look quite good! Thanks to Scoobyverse, Scooby_News16 and JustMeJordanW for sharing this info!
IGN has just announced that Velma for being developed for a second season on HBO Max. No further details or date has been given at this time. Velma is the most streamed HBO Max Original Animated Series on the app; however, it is worth noting that there are only four other HBO Max Original Animated Series currently released, so this is not as big of an accomplishment as some news outlets have made it seem.
On Twitter, one of the writers for Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Pups, Roger Eschbacher, has posted a piece of news on the series. Roger shared that the writing for the full show is about finished. He also mentions that the writing process for the show took about a year to complete Presumably, this means the series will probably only be a season or two. Here's Roger's full tweet:
The writing on "Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Pups" is winding down, and I'm looking for a new gig. This is how it works for actors and freelance writers. No complaints--super fun show, awesome colleagues, almost a full year of work. This is the way. So...who's hiring?
Early Velma Concept Art Released
Some early concept art for Velma has been shared, and it looks completely different than what we ended up getting. Earlier last week, artist Annie Wu posted some pieces of early concept art for the show on Twitter, which was covered in an article by CBR. In my opinion, this early concept art animation actually looks a lot better than what we ended up getting. You can view a few other pictures of concept art in the Twitter thread.
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