Beginning July 14, Scooby-Doo will be appearing on "US Forever" postal stamps in the United States. These new stamps will be released in collaboration with the Scooby-Doo! Doo Good social initiative program, which you can read more about here. The stamp features Scooby-Doo helping to water a plant, which symbolizes the environment-friendly nature of the Doo Good initiative. The artwork on the stamp was designed by Greg Breeding, the art director at the US Postal Service. In addition, a special release ceremony will be held for the stamp at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on July 14. After the ceremony, 12-stamp sheets of the Scooby stamps will be available for purchase at the U.S. Postal Service.
Image and info creds: Linns Stamps
Boomerang has added a bunch of new content to the streaming service! This content includes the summer-themed special Scooby-Doo and the Beach Beastie, in addition to three brand new episodes of The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show. These episodes include "Scooby's Desert Dilemma," "Stuntman Scooby, and "Hang in There, Scooby." Additionally, Boomerang has added a new Spanish language option to the streaming service, and the ability to create custom playlists and avatars along with Universal Searches on Apple, Amazon and Roku devices.
In other Scooby news today, DC has once again pushed back Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #93 and #94. #93 will now be released on June 20 (the same day that #94 was originally supposed to be released), and #94 will be released on August 15. Thanks Scoob16 for the info!
According to Deadline, the new Scooby-Doo series has officially set for release in 2019. The series will once again premiere on the Boomerang streaming service, though it may air on television at some point. There has been a slight title change, however. The series is now called "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" rather than "Guess Who, Scooby-Doo?" as previously announced by Grey Griffin, the voice actress for Daphne.
In the same vein as the New Scooby-Doo Movies, the new show will feature currently-famous guest stars from pop culture, both real-life and animated. Guest stars currently slated to appear in the show include Halsey, Sia, Mark Hamill, Chris Paul, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, and Bill Nye, The Science Guy. Fictional guest stars include Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White), Wonder Woman, The Flash and Sherlock Holmes.
You may also notice that the series title card was designed based off of the original series' title card (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
Sam Register serves as the series producer, along with Chris Bailey, who is perhaps most famous for his work on Kim Possible.
In addition to the Boomerang announcement of the series, Halsey discussed her upcoming voice acting role in the series during a recent interview with Billboard.
“I do it kind of on the low, I don’t put it under my own name,” she says. “So I do like Scooby-Doo and American Dad. I have like a weird voice, so I embrace it. So I’d probably love to get into something where I could be really animated, cause I’m pretty animated.”
In addition to the new series, Boomerang also announced that the remaining 11 episodes of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! would be added to the streaming service sometime this year. The series has already finished airing in nearly every other country and the episodes have previously aired in a late-night death slot on Boomerang in the US.
A new Flintstones series, entitled "Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs" was also announced for release on the streaming service, and is also set for a 2019.
Yesterday, the DC Comics solicitations gave us no info for a new Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? issue, despite that the series was previously announced to be going bimonthly. Now, it appears that the series will be releasing back-to-back issues in June according to the DC Comics website. #93 will be released on June 13 (along with Scooby Apocalypse #26) and #94 will come out just one week later, on June 20.
Here are the solicitations for #93 and #94:
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #93
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
Off on a long-overdue vacation, Scooby and the gang travel to a photographic safari park, where their only plan is to get up close with nature. But nature gets a whole lot more up close than they planned when their safari’s interrupted by the ancient Spirit of the Land! Thrust into the midst of lions, leopards and rhinos, the gang will have to unmask the bogus spirit...assuming they can escape the all-too-real savage beasts long enough to do it!
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #94
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
Scooby and the gang have faced yetis on distant mountain peaks before…but on a fitness center’s climbing wall in the middle of the city?! Our heroes will have to scale the heights to get to the bottom of the mystery of the Abominable Indoor Snowman—if they can conquer Shaggy’s fear of heights, that is.
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC • $2.99 US • RATED E
Thanks so much to Scoob16 to letting me know about this info!!! :)
On September 4, 2018, the thirteenth season of Supernatural will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The thirteenth season set will include the "Scoobynatural" crossover, as well as deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentaries for all episodes, including the Scooby crossover. There will also be an exclusive featurette entitled "Mystery Mash-Up: The Making of Scoobynatural." Additionally, the Blu-Ray will feature a bonus digital copy of the all the episodes.
You can pre-order your copy of the 4-disc set on Amazon.
Here are the upcoming Scooby-Doo comics scheduled for release in August 2018! The solicitations, courtesy of Newsarama, feature a brand new artist for Scooby Apocalypse, Patrick Olliffe. I must admit, I absolutely love this first cover!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #28
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art by PATRICK OLLIFFE
cover by KAARE ANDREWS
variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Cliffy is torn between his loyalty to the recently returned Scrappy-Doo and his friendship with Scooby. Meanwhile, Daphne and Scrappy bond during a gruesome monster hunt. And who is the mysterious new creature lurking in the dark?
ON SALE 08.08.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #41 ft Penelope Pitstop
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
When heiress Penelope Pitstop is threatened by a mystical menace, Scooby and the gang think the solution to the mystery is obvious: the culprits must be those seven notorious gangsters, the Ant Hill Mob. But our heroes don’t know the Ant Hill Mob constantly saves Penelope from danger! With her pint-sized protectors locked in a jail cell, who can rescue Penelope from the malevolent machinations of the real villain, the Hooded Claw?
ON SALE 08.22.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | RATED E
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 4 TP
written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
art by DALE EAGLESHAM, RON WAGNER and others
cover by PHILIP TAN
Tensions rise when the Scooby gang takes refuge in a seemingly safe town. But a new threat unlike the monsters they’ve faced before reveals itself. The gang now faces being torn apart by two enemies: the monsters...and themselves. The gang is left with two options: save whoever they can or watch as the human race fades into extinction! Collects issues #19-24.
ON SALE 09.19.18
$16.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8445-9
Notice that there is still no new Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? comic, despite it being previously announced that #93 would be released in August.
A few months ago, "Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost" was announced via a listing on TCM. Thanks to TV Insider, we now have our first concrete details on the upcoming film. In this crossover, Scooby will meet three of the most famous TV Celebrity Chef personalities, including Giada De Laurentiis, Marcus Samuelsson and Bobby Flay. Flay will have "an alter ego" in this film and is going to be Fred's uncle. In addition to the three famous actors, their real-life pets will also be guest starring in the movie! Flay's cat Nacho and De Laurentiis's cat Bella will both be featured in the film.
The film will be released sometime in late summer on DVD and digital platforms. Unfortunately, it appears that this film will not have a Blu-Ray release. You can also pre-order the movie now on Amazon.
Thanks to SolzyAtTheMovies, we have some new exclusive details about Daphne & Velma, including a nearly-complete cast list and a few more (non-spoiler) plot details. This information comes from film critic and blogger, Danielle Solzman, who saw the Hollywood red carpet premiere of the film on April 7.
A week ago, it was announced that Vanessa Marano had joined Sarah Gilman and Sarah Jeffery as a main cast member. According to SolzyAtTheMovies, Marano will be playing Daphne and Velma's senior advisor, Carol. Nedley Blake, whom you may recognize as being Daphne's father (who has the canonically-same name from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show) will be played by Brian Stepanek. Additional cast members include Ardin Myrin as Principal Piper, Adam Faison as Spencer, Brooks Forester as Tobias Bloom, and Steven Ruffin and Evan Castelloe with currently unannounced roles.
On a brief side note, though it's unconfirmed, IMDb lists a few more roles. IDMb hasn't always been 100% correct on everything, but based on the trailers (which include some of the unconfirmed named actors), I would say this info is pretty likely correct.
Film editor Kristina Davies also lends her voice as the "Shame Drone," whose only purpose in the movie to feminist-shame people. Lol I'm totally kidding there, but that was too perfect to pass up given I've heard so many people presume the movie is only being made to lecture and "feminist-shame" everyone.
But there is actually a character called the Shame Drone! No idea what its purpose in the film is, but that name sounds amazing and hilarious!
Solzman also provides us with some more info on the film's plot (don't worry, no spoilers). Daphne will be very sheltered by her parents, who just want to give her a "perfect" life. Daphne apparently responds at one point in the movie, "I can handle myself!" Which I'm super happy about, because that appears to be a reference to the more mature, empowered version of Daphne from Zombie Island! (She says this same line verbatim when Fred tries to help her up)
We know about Daphne and Velma being Internet friends, but apparently there is some worry from Daphne's end after she discovers Velma's contact information is nowhere in the school's contact system. Because of this, her senior advisor Carol says she is surprised that Velma has any friends at all.
There will also be a lot of 'state of the art, Steve Jobs-esque' technology included in the film.
Additionally, Danielle Solzman closes with these final words on the film.
"The Scooby-Doo franchise has a large history to choose from with so many stories to tell. It’s a history that allows for Mack and Meares bring a fresh approach with their screenplay. It’s one that allows for Daphne [Blake] and Velma Dinkley, two of the strongest female characters in the TV cartoon history, to take on leading roles. The film could not come at a better time for women. The film is before the Mystery, Inc. gang gets together so it opens a book for new stories to be told for a new generation. Even though new stories are being told, the script stays true to the history."
This review has definitely amped up my excitement for the upcoming film! While it may not be the horror-focused, spooky tale of terror that some fans were looking for, it sounds like a fun, silly movie. And couldn't we all use a bit of cute and silly in our lives? :)
When the comic solicitations came out for July last week, many fans began to wonder if the long-running Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? comic was cancelled when it did not appear in the solicitations. The fact that the previous month's cover art was not released until a month later than usual only provided further confusion.
Bleeding Cool has revealed the explanation for this, as well as some other news regarding the series. It seems that Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? has become a bimonthly comic and will no longer becoming out every month. Oddly, DC has also completely cancelled all orders of the Where Are You comics and placed the series on a hiatus until August. This means that #93, which was supposed to come out on May 9, will instead come out sometime in August. #94, scheduled to come out June 20, will also be pushed back to October.
This may be a bit of bad news for the Where Are You series, which if not for the change, would have made it to its 100th issue in December. Some fans have also speculated that the series may be cancelled entirely, as comics which are pushed into the bimonthly
"death" slot after a long run of monthly issues are generally cancelled, as a way to slowly phase out the series.
Currently, no other comics will be affected by this change. Scooby-Doo! Team Up and Scooby Apocalypse will still keep their normal monthly release schedules.
Amazon has just released the back cover art for the upcoming Daphne & Velma live-action film. The film, featuring Sarah Gilman and Sarah Jeffery, is currently slated to be released on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-Ray set will include a gag reel, and three featurettes: "An Updated Classic Mystery," "Iconic Styles of Daphne & Velma Reimagined" and "Daphne & Velma: A New Ambition."
Additionally, the back cover lists actress Vanessa Marano as part of the starring cast. Currently, it is unknown what her role in the film is. Marano is possibly most famous for her role on the long-running CBS comedy The Young and the Restless.
Here's the back cover art for the DVD set: