Amazon has just announced that the upcoming live-action feature "Daphne and Velma" will be released this May! The direct-to-DVD production will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The film will be 72 minutes long. Here's the Amazon listing for the DVD and Blu-Ray release.
No other information on the DVD/Blu-Ray or film is currently available. In case you missed the previous post about it, here is the description 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.
I'm really excited to see how this film turns out, and how will present the two main female characters of the show in a potentially new and different light than we've seen before. Here's hoping for a great movie!
Amazon has just announced the release of an upcoming Scooby-Doo DVD on their website. The DVD is currently titled "Scooby-Doo! Sports," but I'm sure this is tentative. It is currently scheduled for release on June 5, 2018. This set will be only a single disc, and the total running time will be 260 minutes. It is currently unknown what episodes will be on the set. No other information is available at this time, but stay tuned for more info!
Some exciting news has just been released this morning that Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! will finally finish airing in the US over the course of this week. According to the Boomerang servlet schedule, the series is already in the process of airing its final 11 episodes in an overnight death slot on the Boomerang television network, despite that it was previously announced that the episodes would be exclusive to the streaming service. Though it appears that due to Boomerang's poor promotion, we've missed the official confirmation of the first four episodes airing. Apparently, the final 11 episodes began airing in the death slot last Thursday, March 8. According to the servlet, the final episode ("Professor Huh? Part 6 3/4) will air on Saturday, March 17, with the two eleven-minute episodes ("Pizza O'Possum's / The Curse of Half-Beard's Booty") once again being aired strangely out of order on Sunday, March 18. It is currently unknown when the final eleven episodes will be added to the streaming service.
Here is the schedule from the servlet. I've individually linked each of the days, as the servlet is unforunately very glitchy and it is somewhat tricky to navigate it:
March 8 - American Goth
March 9 - Omelettes Are Forever
March 10 - Ghost in the Mystery Machine
March 11 - Naughty or Ice
March 12 5 a.m. - Night of the Upsetting Shorts
March 13 4:30 a.m. - Junkyard Dogs
March 14 4 a.m. - Protein Titans 2
March 15 4:30 a.m. - World of Witchcraft
March 16 5 a.m. - Professor Huh? Part 1
March 17 5:30 a.m. - Professor Huh? Part 6 3/4
March 18 5 a.m. - Pizza O'Possum's / The Curse of Half-Beard's Booty
I've noted each of the times here as well, since (pitifully) Boomerang isn't even keeping the times consistent on a daily basis. As I mentioned, I can't confirm the above four for sure due to Boomerang's complete lack of promotion, but if anyone can confirm they saw them (or even better, a link to an official schedule which lists them!), please let me know!
I posted a screenshot of this email I received the other day on the ScoobyAddicts forum, but since it's relevant, I thought I'd post about it here as well.
The email highlights that Boomerang will be adding new shows, along with hard-to-find episodes. The features and organization of the app will be improved, including better content browsing, shuffle mode, customizable playlists, ratings, and recommendations. The streaming service will also be available through additional devices. Additionally, Boomerang is now available to watch in Spanish.
I haven't previously posted this as I didn't feel it warranted its own post, though the missing episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (episodes 23-25) and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (episodes 22, 23, and 26-30) have now been added to the streaming service also.
Thanks to EntertainmentWeekly.com, we have our first look at what's to come in the Supernatural crossover, which will air Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. (central time zone) on the CW network.
Here's what will happen in the episode, according to EW:
After a case-of-the-week puts Dean in a wrestling match with the live plushy — not the show’s first — a grateful pawnshop owner offers the guys a free TV to say thanks. Sam’s not too keen on the idea, but Dean’s never one to turn down a gift. So, he takes the TV back to the bunker to create his “Dean Cave.” Only, everything’s not as it seems with the present. Spoiler: The boys are sucked into a Scooby-Doo cartoon. “Once they get over their amazement at being in the cartoon, two things happen,” co-showrunner Robert Singer tells EW. “They say, ’We’ve been in a situation like this before with the Trickster and I think we’re supposed to play this out.’ And then they realize they’re in a Scooby-Doo cartoon, which makes Dean incredibly excited because Scooby-Doo was his favorite cartoon growing up.”
In fact, Dean’s extensive Scooby knowledge will come in handy rather quickly when he recognizes the episode they’re in (which is based on the 1970 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode “A Night of Fright Is No Delight”). But this episode isn’t exactly a repeat. This time, there’s a Supernatural-level monster at work, and, as co-showrunner Andrew Dabb puts it, “It gets pretty dark.” Singer adds, “There are things you wouldn’t see in a regular Scooby-Doo cartoon.” In other words, the monster won’t be a man in a mask. “They walk into an old episode of Scooby-Doo,” explains Dabb. “But it may end up being a new episode of Supernatural.”
EW has an exclusive first look at the hour, including a shot of Dean holding hands with Daphne, which is no accident. “Dean came of age in a time before the internet when Daphne wasn’t so bad,” Dabb says. “Dean has very strong opinions on all the Scooby characters, but especially Daphne and Fred.” And he’ll get to share them all when “Scoobynatural” airs on Thursday, March 29.
This description has made me even more excited than before for the upcoming crossover event, and these two still images of the episode only amp up the excitement level further!
Additionally, according to The Futon Critic, Scooby-Doo veteran writer Jim Krieg (who has written several episodes of What's New, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, in addition to FrankenCreepy, the KISS film, Haunted Hollywood and the one Get A Clue episode which included the rest of the gang) will be writing this episode along with Supernatural writer Jeremy Adams.
Never having watched Supernatural, I wasn't particularly excited for this crossover previously. Having seen all of this new information, however, I can't wait to watch this now! I also was quite happy to see they used clips from "Boo Brothers" in the clip from the Entertainment Weekly article. That movie is so underappreciated in my opinion, so it's nice to see it getting some love for once!
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we finally have an official date for when the Scooby-Doo and Supernatural crossover will air! The one-hour episode will air Thursday, March 29 on the CW, in its normal timeslot of 7pm (CST). The episode, titled "Scoobynatural," will also make its world premiere at the Paleyfest event in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, March 20. You can purchase tickets to the special world premiere of the episode via TicketMaster.com.
Zoinks Points, an online program launched in 2009 has been quietly taken offline. The interactive site, previously available at the URL http://www.zoinkspoints.kidswb.com, now simply redirects to the main KidsWB website.
Originally, Zoinks Points had been an interactive site, which allowed fans to purchase various characters, monsters and backgrounds to make their own fan art. Members of the site could purchase items by earning points, through entering codes found on the back of Scooby-Doo merchandise. However, in 2013, Zoinks Points completely redesigned their site and eliminated the fan art option from the site. Instead, members now could use their points to gain access to Scooby-Doo games and downloads. After early 2016, the site stopped being updated with new content, though users were still able to purchase various games and downloads with their accumulated points.
While most of the games on the site are now unavailable, there are still a few which were moved to the main KidsWB site. As an aside, there is also a brand new game that has been added to the KidsWB site, entitled "Scooby-Doo and the Haunted House." The game entails collecting various clues and keys in order to defeat the four villains haunting the house, including the Green Ghost, the Wolfman, The Ghost of Elias Kingston (referred to in the game as simply "The Kingston," which is actually quite amusing) and The Black Knight. You can play the new game here.
It should be noted, however, that the site is still partially accessible if you type in this URL, though you'll notice that the top of the page says "Moved permanently: This document has moved" which leads me to believe that this is simply a glitch, and will likely soon be redirected as well.
Here are the solicitations from Newsarama for the Scooby comics that will be released in May 2018!
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #25
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by RON WAGNER, ANDY OWENS and others
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
After nearly fifty years of Scooby-Doo, the unthinkable occurs! This month death claims one of the most beloved figures in pop-culture history: Fred Jones! This stunning turn of events will have repercussions that you won’t want to miss!
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
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 MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #38 f/Blue Falcon & Dynomutt
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Why has the Blue Falcon suddenly transformed from a bright, sunny superhero into a dark and gritty vigilante who sends his most monstrous villains fleeing for safety? Dynomutt wonders: could the Blue Falcon be…possessed? Scooby and the gang will have to join forces with the Dog Wonder to crack the mystery when the dark kite returns!
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Note: This solicitation has been edited to correctly reflect the issue number. The official DC Solicitation says this is #36, however, the correct number is #38.
A few weeks ago, Daphne Blake's voice actress Grey Griffin posted a video on her Twitter account, which has Scooby fans wondering if Bill Nye, The Science Guy will guest star in the upcoming series, which is rumored to be titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" The video features Griffin swing dancing with Nye, though what's interesting about this is that both Frank Welker and Kate Micucci, who voice Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley respectively, also appear in the video together. Currently, the only shared project which Grey, Frank and Kate work on is "Scooby-Doo."
For those who aren't aware, Bill Nye was the star of the hit children's science television show entitled "Bill Nye, the Science Guy," which aired from 1993-1998. The series ran for five seasons, and achieved critical acclaim, winning 19 Emmy Awards. The show was best known for its witty take on science, and of course, its catchy theme song. The series theme, if you haven't heard it, can be listened to here. Please note that I am not responsible for the annoyingly catchy song becoming stuck in your head for the rest of the day. :D
Additionally, Matthew Lillard posted something on Instagram back in July 2017 about Kevin Conroy guest-starring as Batman in an episode of the upcoming series. Some fans have speculated because of this, that the new series will be a reboot of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which featured famous guest stars such as Don Knotts, The Harlem Globetrotters, Batman and Robin, along with many other famed TV personalities. No details other than Lillard's post have been confirmed, and it is currently unknown whether the video with Bill Nye is related to this new series or not. Stay tuned for more info!
At a recent Television Critics Association Panel, Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale, who are creating the "Daphne & Velma" film due for release later this year, revealed more about the upcoming live-action movie.
Though it seems the film has not finished production yet, Jennifer Tisdale was able to tell us a general idea of how long the film will be, while also confirming that will be a DTV release. “Ours have been coming in around 70 to 90 [minutes],” Jennifer said. “It’s a feature. Daphne & Velma is a partnership with Blue Ribbon and Warner Home Entertainment, so this project, in particular, will also have a DVD release. So you will be able to find it outside just your computer.”
Ashley Tisdale also gave us some insight on what audience and age range this film is aimed at. "I would say the millennial audience,” Ashley said. “We took the two characters from the Scooby-Doo movie, and we made it a little bit more grounded and contemporary for this audience today."
Ashley's sister, Jennifer, elaborated on this point further. “I would say it is [for] almost all ages,” Jennifer said. “I have an eight-year-old, and she’s really excited to watch it, and I think it’s appropriate for her to watch. But also, I’m 36, and I’m super excited to watch it as a fan of the franchise. I think that a lot of people that watched Scooby-Doo in their youth have just really wanted to see more of Daphne and Velma and get to know their stories. So I think it will really appeal to a wide range.”
For those still skeptical about the film, the Tisdales reveal that a "Daphne & Velma" film idea has been thrown around for a long time at Warner Brothers, even before their involvement. “Looking at the IP that they had and looking for strong female characters that really haven’t been recognized, they had already been talking about the idea of Daphne & Velma,” Jennifer said. “When we sat down together, we were just like, ‘This really makes so much sense, and why haven’t we done this sooner?’"
Additionally, us die-hard Scooby fans will get some references to previous Scooby episodes and films thrown into the film. "There’s still some really fun, little winks and nods," Ashley confirms, "I’m so excited for people to get to see it because it really gives these girls their time to shine."
Quotes and some additional information found at SlashFilm.com.