Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost Finally Concludes The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
Fans of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo were thoroughly disappointed when the series was cancelled after only 13 episodes, leaving one of the ghosts from the Chest of Demons uncaptured. But finally, after 33 years, the series will be concluded properly with an all-new original movie. Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost will be released on digital and DVD February 5, 2019. The gang's normal voice actors, Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey Griffin and Kate Micucci will reprise their roles, as well as Maurice LaMarche reprising his role as Vincent Van Ghoul, which he played in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
Here's the sypnosis:
After the Mystery Inc. gang goofed up a case and nabbed an innocent man, they’re forced into early retirement from crime solving. It’s not long however, before their old friend Vincent Van Ghoul needs help and pulls the team right back into action. The gang has unfinished business they must tend to, which involves catching a ghost that previously got away. It all happened one summer while Velma and Freddy where away at camp. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Daphne secretly hunted down 12 of the world’s spookiest ghosts but failed to catch the most evil one of them all…the 13th ghost.
Now the elusive spook is wreaking havoc. Vincent needs help having him captured and confined to the chest of demons, a box that contains the other 12 captured ghosts. With the 13th ghost still on the loose, the gang will have to come out of retirement and finish the job once and for all. The chest however, is now located somewhere in a remote village in the Himalayas. Determined to help Vincent, the gang sets out on one of their most thrilling adventures yet! Bundle up and get ready for the icy slopes of the Himalayan mountains, chilling car chases, crystal balls and spine-tingling spells in this terrifyingly fun original movie!
The official trailer is now available on Collider.com.
This makes me incredibly happy as a Scooby fan that they are finally finishing this series from so long ago. I'm guessing a lot of younger kids won't remember this series, so clearly WB is choosing to target a more adult Scooby fan audience for this film. This also finally resolves the question of if the Ghost Captain from "Ship of Ghouls" was a ghost or not, as clearly if they're saying they captured 13 ghosts then he most likely was. It's great to see that they are recreating this classic series and I can't wait to see how they bring it to an end.
11/7/2018 03:45:02 pm
I have a feeling......out of the other Scooby-Doo! films over the years....this upcoming flim is going one hell of a great Scooby-Doo! movie.......
11/7/2018 03:52:37 pm
Sorry.....I already said that......
11/7/2018 10:24:15 pm
Yes, i can't wait for this movie the trailer is so cool !
11/8/2018 09:28:44 am
I'm so happy they're finally making a movie to wrap up this series. I wouldn't say I disliked Gourmet Ghost, but this one certainly looks a lot better.
11/16/2018 09:55:51 am
Disappointing.....i disagree .....when I saw Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost...I liked it....
11/7/2018 03:49:50 pm
11/8/2018 09:30:22 am
Definitely! There's a rumor floating around that they're also making a sequel to Zombie Island at some point for the 50th anniversary. I'll admit I was worried that they weren't going to do anything much, but I'm happy WB has gotten their butts in gear and is actually putting out stuff for the older Scooby fans!
11/8/2018 11:58:09 am
a sequel to zombie island ? I hope jim stentrum will be back to direct the film, I loved his tetralogy so much ...
11/8/2018 12:06:01 pm
BEYOND STOKED for this new movie!! Never in a million years did I think we would get a proper conclusion to the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo! And also a sequel to Zombie Island?! Where did you hear that rumor at if you don't mind me asking? I wanna learn more about that!!
11/8/2018 05:06:56 pm
I heard about it on the ScoobyAddicts forum. This same LinkedIn account that's linked in the post here also predicted the Curse of the 13th Ghost film two days before it was announced.
11/8/2018 11:37:43 pm
It doesn't seem like a rumor. It comes from the same source that found scooby doo and the 13 ghosts before it was made official. There would also be a scooby doo and the king arthur apparently.
11/9/2018 07:46:54 am
I'm not sure, tbh. I'm always skeptical about believing stuff just because I don't want to spread false info, but I really am hoping these (especially Zombie Island) are real!
11/7/2018 10:45:32 pm
you know when the be cool scooby-doo season 2 dvd will come out ?
11/8/2018 09:31:28 am
Unfortunately, no. Hopefully they will put it out sometime early next year like they did with Season 1, Part 2 this year, seeing as all the episodes are now released on the Boomerang streaming service.
11/8/2018 11:53:14 am
yes but i'm french so i can't have an access to the boomerang streaming service :(
11/8/2018 05:09:20 pm
I hope they will eventually launch the Boomerang streaming service in other countries someday. It's kinda unfair that we get all the content and everyone else is stuck waiting for the DVDs!
Scooby dooby Doo
11/8/2018 10:12:10 am
OMG OMG OMG!!!! The 13 ghosts was one of my favorites!, I can´t wait for this, I think about that last ghost all the the time.
11/8/2018 05:08:18 pm
Same reaction I had lol...no wait, actually my first reaction was "is this a dream?" haha. I hope it lives up to the original series!
Scooby dooby doo
11/9/2018 08:30:34 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcVvlznoD9E OMG is that Flim flam????, and I don´t know what Daph looks different from the other characters like SDMI style O.o
11/9/2018 02:50:18 pm
It is Flim Flam! I hope they will treat him seriously and not make him into too big of a laughing stock. I also wonder if Scrappy will appear in the film, or if there's too big of a stigma around him with fans.
Scooby dooby Doo
11/9/2018 08:33:25 pm
She looks pretty badass tho XD
11/10/2018 12:11:04 pm
Yes! My thoughts exactly. Can't wait to see more of badass Daphne haha.
11/9/2018 12:12:58 am
so if I summarize, we have in preparation:
11/9/2018 07:49:16 am
Minor little correction, I don't think it's gonna start a whole cinematic universe anymore. They've changed crewmembers and dates so many times, and a couple Variety articles have said the script is being "rewritten," so I'm thinking that it's just going to be a regular movie.
11/9/2018 09:15:10 am
I saw this as I was coming home from college and it took a moment for my mind to actually process what was happening. Mega hyped for this, I love it when they reference the old stuff! Can't wait to see how the 13 Ghosts will conclude
11/9/2018 02:51:04 pm
Me too and I'm so happy they're doing this for the super fans like us on the 50th anniversary. Aww I feel so loved! <3
11/9/2018 09:18:07 am
I also love how the fun fact that came before this kind of connected with it lol
11/9/2018 02:52:21 pm
Haha, I was just thinking this myself! Either I just got really lucky or I have secret superpowers that allow me to see the future! ;)
11/9/2018 03:00:36 pm
Maybe you ARE Vincent Van Ghoul!!! ♪(dramatic music)♪
11/9/2018 03:46:31 pm
How did you guess? ;)
11/9/2018 05:28:38 pm
This is actually a really cool idea, it brings closure to the story and we also get the added bonus of now having Fred and Velma included who were sorely missed during the original show. (Also hoping there's a Scrappy cameo that they intentionally left out of the trailers to keep as a surprise for the actual film)
11/10/2018 05:26:25 am
Unfortunately the series was cancelled back then, that's why they never wrapped it up.
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11/10/2018 08:40:57 am
"any day now" 33 years later omg I kinda feel bad for us lol
11/10/2018 12:07:16 pm
@Scoob16 Haha, yeah I'm totally the same. I've watched it at least 5 times now already lol. February can't come soon enough! :D
11/10/2018 12:09:59 pm
@Scooby dooby Doo Aww that is really sad when you put it that way. Especially for the people who watched the 13th episode in December 1985 and were like "Hmm, I wonder when they're gonna air that last episode." lol
11/10/2018 12:06:21 pm
I hope there will be a Scrappy cameo as well! And I'm really interested to see how Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby "reveal" the secret of them opening the chest/having to recapture all the ghosts to Fred and Velma. I'm also excited to see what their explanation was for not capturing the 13th ghost and if they give an explanation for if the Ghost Captain from "Ship of Ghouls" was a ghost...
11/10/2018 12:08:41 pm
I see the comments kinda got jumbled up due to Weebly's lack of capability to handle more than 3 replies. The above comment is a reply to DS-616 in case it's not clear :)
11/10/2018 02:04:40 pm
Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? (I just saw Bohemian Rhapsody lol). I am so happy cause we will finally see the conclution of a great scooby show. One of the biggest cliffhangers of the 80's scooby material (The others are the reluctant werewolf and the boo bros) finally is done. I said so many times in here that i want sequels to the 80's scrappy stuff and it comes true. I'm speechless! I hope they will make it right with the continuity and the whole Flim Flam situation. I also wanna see scrappy in it just for a while. The animation looks ok but i wanted the old school. Finnally we got an explanation for Fred's and Velma's absence during the scrappy era. Overall i am pretty excited for this and i hope they will make it right so we can enjoy it more
11/10/2018 03:12:06 pm
Perfect beginning for a comment haha. It's interesting how the absence explanation is going to coincide sort of with SDMI (in Flim Flam's brief cameo, Fred says he was at trap camp). I really hope they make more "sequels" like this too, as it would make me a very happy Scooby fan! :)
11/10/2018 04:39:37 pm
Interesting idea although i consider SDMI to be on its own universe (although Daphne has purple eyes on this). It is still a possibility this is before zombie island because in that movie they were seperated at first. So they could have captured the final ghost and then retire temporarily till zombie island. I hope they ll make it right so we can fell the story is finally ended after 33 years. I also hope to see Scrappy and if not the writers should have a great excuse for his absence and stop pretending he was never excist
11/11/2018 10:29:10 am
That's what I was thinking, though it still doesn't explain how Flim Flam is suddenly an adult...hopefully all will be explained in the film! I also hope we see Scrappy! I feel like it would be kinda an injustice not to see him here since he was such a big part of that series.
11/11/2018 10:42:15 am
I think it's safe to assume that every time the animation style changes or when most/if not all of the voice cast gets replaced by new actors then that's the start of a brand new set of continuity.
11/11/2018 11:18:22 am
This is just a rough estimate of how I think it could all be broken up. Feel free to chime in if you think something could be changed around.
11/11/2018 01:06:51 pm
Yes, I definitely agree that there are hundreds of possible ways you could group the timelines/characters. I'd agree with your estimates below, with the exception that 1 and 2 could be lumped together given the trailer's explanation that Fred and Velma were gone at camp. You could say Daphne joined them during the three 80s films she wasn't in.
11/11/2018 01:44:58 pm
@WildwindVampire Great point! I totally forgot that Daphne wasn't around for the three 80s films despite being there in the other two tv shows, and yet they never say why! Lol
11/11/2018 01:58:56 pm
Hmmmmmm, actually on a second look i think you're right and this grouping below looks like a more logical list of separate timelines:
11/12/2018 10:27:56 am
@DS-616 (first comment) Velma was said to be working at NASA and Fred was a mystery novelist in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode. This was said in "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo!" I believe.
11/12/2018 10:30:36 am
@DS-616 (second comment) I definitely agree with your second timeline more! I think Pup / What's New and the 2004-2009 DTVs are second in the first timeline, then Get A Clue, Be Cool and SDMI would each be in their own timelines. Laff-a-Lympics could also arguably be its own timeline.
11/12/2018 12:11:47 pm
One thing I would argue on is The New Scooby-Doo Movies' placement , because it featured supernatural elements (The Jeannie episode, the Addams family's presence). Whenever a new series or movie is out, they choose what is canon and what isn't.
11/12/2018 01:55:40 pm
This is a very insightful analysis, Dzsasztin! I love your categorization of the two types of Scooby productions as well. I'm curious, could you argue that there wasn't necessarily concrete proof for the gang of the supernatural? Like, they weren't 100% sure Jeannie and Jadall (the evil djinn) were actually legit supernatural creatures? Not saying I necessarily believe this, just playing Devil's Advocate and curious of what people think.
11/12/2018 02:41:44 pm
Thank you for the interesting theoretical question! A lot of times during the first few seasons, the gang seemed to believe the fake ghosts as real ones for about the first half of the episode. I'm sure some of the "looks like this ghost pirate isn't an actual ghost after all" lines are meant to be sarcastic, but early on it frequently seems like they consider the monster of the week real, until they have a definitive clue that suggests the contrary. Going by this, there's no reason they would assume any of the djinn's as fakes, especially considering that when they first see Jeannie, at least Scooby and Daphne instantly recognize her, as if she's a well known phenomenon. And sometime later they themselves got teleported to Persia, pretty sure that one can't be chalked up as an illusion :D
11/12/2018 02:54:14 pm
Haha you're right, I forgot about Scooby and Daphne recognizing her. Another theoretical question for you, would that make just "Mystery in Persia" in a separate timeline, as there's nothing really else in the series that would prevent it from being in the normal timeline with the other series. (I guess you could argue "Wednesday is Missing" could be, though I think everything in that episode could be logically explained by the fact that the Addams Family is just weird in general lol)
11/12/2018 02:54:34 pm
P.S. From a writing standpoint, what really sets The New Scooby-Doo Movies apart from later series' canon isn't the presence of supernatural beings (except for the ones that make this a plot point, like Zombie Island, and seemingly The 13th Ghost), but the improbability of the gang spending quality time with famous people every week. /Well those ones where they aren't famous as well anyway/ I'm really excited to see if Guess Who could be seen as a direct continuation to it!
11/12/2018 02:58:19 pm
Ah okay, that kind of answers my above question indirectly (don't think that was your intention, as I doubt you could read my response and type up your reply in less than 20 seconds...that is unless you have some sort amazing reading superpowers or something haha). I agree that it's pretty improbable that they would meet celebrities...but...they do meet several celebrities in What's New as well. Does that make that series not canon either then? Or in the same canon as WNSD?
11/12/2018 02:58:23 pm
Originally my latest post was meant to accompany the previous one, but it fits exactly as my answer to your question :)
11/12/2018 03:00:41 pm
Haha admittedly I'm giggling at our little exchange so hard right now...we keep responding within seconds of the last reply yet still perfectly answering the questions from the previous reply lol
11/12/2018 03:05:36 pm
At this point, this topic really deserves its own post! And yeah, I think WNSD includes TNSDM, that one series actually tried to connect the previous series together in a way most other series didn't.
11/12/2018 03:07:36 pm
...and yeah, the few seconds difference typing is especially funny considering the different time zones
11/12/2018 02:50:08 pm
I am working a theory about this complicated thing called scooby doo timeline. I think you should make a thread about this topic telling your opinion and we are going to replay with our own theories. If you have the time of course.
11/12/2018 02:56:16 pm
Love this idea and I'll definitely write it as the next article. Hopefully I'll be able to post it soon, though I'm pretty busy lately so I may not get to it for a little bit. Being a responsible adult sucks sometimes, lol!
11/20/2018 11:07:18 am
Interesting, although I'm not to sure about this as a lot of revisits and sequels often fail to live up to their hype. I loved the 13 ghosts originally and sad they never finished it, especially the possible lost episodes which suggested the final 2 ghosts would have been in, "I'm Not Brew With You" and "Master of Monsterville". Unsure of the legitimacy of these episodes, they were once listed on Wikipedia but taken down at some point and now only seem to appear in a few scarce web blogs.
11/21/2018 08:27:46 am
Me either, but I'm really hoping they live up to the originals. Clearly WB is dedicated (at least somewhat) to pleasing older fans for the 50th anniversary, just by the fact they went to the trouble of remaking older films. So, hopefully they'll make an effort to keep the sequels the same tone as the originals.
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