Fun Fact of the Week #438
The announcer for the Globetrotters game in "The Mystery of Haunted Island" (from The New Scooby-Doo Movies) is not just a one-off character created for that episode. He appears in other episodes of the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon from the 1970s. In addition, the Laff-a-Lympics narrator's voice sounds exactly the same as the announcer in this episode, perhaps prompting an in-universe question of if it's the same announcer.
1/30/2023 04:19:22 pm
Now this is an interesting one. I choose to believe in that headcanon
1/30/2023 05:25:21 pm
Me too! :)
1/30/2023 05:23:18 pm
This is an awesome find: a rare instance of inter-continuity is cartoons!
1/30/2023 05:26:00 pm
Thanks! I was doing a rewatch of The New Scooby-Doo Movies recently, and I was surprised to notice this!
1/31/2023 02:28:37 pm
You mean Don Messick?
1/31/2023 07:44:00 pm
Yeah, I knew both were Don; I just thought it was interesting how both characters' voices sound exactly the same and Don didn't differentiate them at all, despite his wide range of vocal abilities as we know from him voicing Scooby and Scrappy. I'm sure it wasn't intentional on Don's part, I just thought it prompted a cool in-universe question about if the announcer and the narrator are the same character in canon, since they have exactly the same voice.
2/1/2023 07:35:17 am
I'll have to watch out for that, but if you recall you was the announcer of the Laff-a-Lympics, as well. And was the narrator for Ruff and Reddy, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, etc.
2/1/2023 07:56:52 am
I didn't realize it was the same narrator for Ruff and Reddy, Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear. That's really interesting!
2/1/2023 06:37:03 pm
Here's another version of the early Velma Concept Art.
2/1/2023 09:24:37 pm
Nice! Thanks for sharing! It's cool that all of these animators are sharing Velma concept art.
2/1/2023 09:28:42 pm
I'm glad that you agree.
2/2/2023 11:06:30 am
That's also the voice Don uses when commentating on the sporting events in the 1975 Tom and Jerry Show.
2/2/2023 07:46:39 pm
Wow, interesting! I guess that was just Don's sports commentating voice then haha.
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