Fun Fact of the Week #354
Several Scooby-Doo DTVs were originally given different names than they ended up being released with. Goblin King was originally titled Scooby-Doo and the Magic Castle; Samurai Sword was initially called Scooby-Doo! Sword of the Samurai; Abracadabra Doo startedout with the name Scooby-Doo and Whirlen Merlin's School of Magic; and lastly, Music of the Vampire originally had several names dating back to as far as 2009, including Scooby-Doo and the Circus of Vampires and Scooby-Doo! Lights! Camera! Vampire. The particularly interesting thing about that last title is that to date, Amazon lists this incorrect description for the film: "When Daphne becomes the star of a vampire film, the production is thrown into chaos by a real vampire, forcing the Scooby-Doo team to investigate who's behind this monstrous mayhem." The "Lights! Camera! Vampire!" title leads me to believe that this was an early draft of the Music of the Vampire film that was later scrapped and turned into a musical.
Here are screenshots from various resumes and LinkedIn profiles showing this information:
6/28/2021 11:50:16 am
While the other title names aren’t bad I’m glad they went with the titles for the actual releases. For example Abracadabra doo is short and fun, and it gave the movie a really catchy song while “ Scooby doo and Whirlen Merlin’s school of magic” is a bit long and too literal. Although I wouldn’t have minded if “Scooby Doo and the samurai sword” was called “ Scooby Doo! The Sword of the Samurai”
6/28/2021 12:23:59 pm
I agree some of them sound kinda silly and long. The Circus of the Vampires one intrigues me though because it sounds like they were initially thinking about combining both DTVs from 2012 (Music of the Vampire and Big Top) into one film, but then chose to split the circus idea off into another film and make the vampire idea a musical.
6/29/2021 06:22:16 am
Yeah, I can't believe "Scooby-Doo and Whirlen Merlin’s School of Magic"could have even been a serious title. I mean, really?
6/29/2021 09:38:14 am
That is a ridiculously lengthy and clunky-sounding title and it surprises me that they were considering it as well.
6/28/2021 12:54:32 pm
I admit I didn't know these! I know, based on concept art, that one of Goblin King's working titles was "Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins".
6/28/2021 12:56:30 pm
I had heard that title too! I actually really like the "Shadow Goblin" title, though I wouldn't have wanted the Magic Castle one. It's too simple hahaha.
6/28/2021 02:55:36 pm
I prefer the titles we did get for these movies than the original titles and I'm intrigued of what the it would have been like if the vamprie movie used the premise of daphne becoming a star in a vampire film instead of it becoming a music.
6/29/2021 09:38:52 am
I prefer the titles we got too, though Lights, Camera, Vampire! is a really interesting title and makes me wish we would have gotten that film!
7/1/2021 11:20:17 am
What will the next Scooby-Doo movie be after Straight Outta Nowhere?
7/1/2021 12:06:16 pm
Very likely the Scooby-Doo and Krypto crossover film
7/4/2021 03:41:06 am
It's crazy that these LinkedIn accounts still use the original titles.
7/4/2021 03:27:11 pm
It's crazy to me too, but I'm super glad they did so we have confirmation haha. Makes me wonder how many titles they typically go through per DTV before releasing the film.
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