September 28, 2019

COMMERCIAL BREAK: SCOOBY-DOO

When you're around for a long time, chances are you're gonna end up with some endorsement deals. As part of the Scooby-Doo 50th anniversary, we take a look at some of the commercials starring the cowardly canine. While watching on Saturday morning, you may have seen these...


AIRHEADS:



BOB'S FAST FOOD:




BURGER KING:



CARTOON NETWORK:









DIRECT TV:



EGGO WAFFLES:




GOGURT:




HALIFAX:


LEGO:



LUNCHABLES:




McDONALD'S:




POST CEREALS:



PRIMESTAR:



SCOOBY MERCH:












THE CAST OF SCOOBY-DOO

To celebrate Scooby-Doo's 50th Anniversary, we present to you our latest infographic highlighting the many people who have lent their talent to the franchise from Where Are You? through next year's Scoob. Click on the image to enlarge it.


BE COOL, SCOOBY-DOO!


BE COOL, SCOOBY-DOO!

(Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boomerang SVOD, October 5, 2015-March 18, 2018)

Warner Bros. Animation



For background information on Scooby-Doo, check out the post here.

            The 12th incarnation of the Scooby-Doo franchise decided to change some things up. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! decided to do away with the darker take of its predecessor, Mystery Incorporated, and put a greater focus on comedy. The characters were given traits and outfits taken straight from the original 1969 incarnation, but with redesigned character models described by producer Zac Moncrief as a “simplistic, edgy design to match the comedic styling of this latest version.”

New Scooby, same scares.

            Be Cool followed the Mystery, Inc. gang after they had just finished high school and were determined to spend one last summer together travelling; and, of course, they constantly encountered monsters and mysteries along the way. This was the first series in the franchise to not feature any kind of involvement from Casey Kasem, who had died the year before, and the first to have Kate Micucci as Velma, replacing Mindy Cohn. Grey Griffin remained as Daphne and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, as well as Frank Welker--the only original cast member--as Fred and Scooby. It aired between Cartoon Network, Boomerang and the Boomerang streaming service for two seasons. It was decided to end the series in favor of staring a new one: Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, which would update The New Scooby-Doo Movies format of the kids encountering various famous and fictional guest-stars. In the meantime, Be Cool continued to air in reruns on Boomerang.

SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED

SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED

(Cartoon Network, April 5, 2010-April 5, 2013)


Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network UK



For background information on Scooby-Doo, check out the post here.



            The 11th incarnation of the Scooby-Doo franchise and the first not to air on Saturday mornings where Scooby had lived since his 1969 debut (at least until it began airing in reruns). Developed by Mitch Watson, Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, the series sought to do a few new things while also paying respect to what came before. It took a tongue-in-cheek approach to the classic Scooby formula by giving outlandish technology and backstories to the villains which utilized a character design reminiscent of the original Hanna-Barbera models with modern flourishes and several design tweaks. It was also done in a more semi-serious and darker tone, like the original entries in the concurrent direct-to-video movie series, with a serialized ongoing story arc (with elements recycled from an unproduced cartoon based on The Goonies). There was a greater focus placed on the characters’ personal relationships; including seeing Fred and Daphne and Shaggy and Velma ending up romantically involved.  

Sometimes you don't have to leave home for a good mystery.

Unlike the other Scooby shows, instead of traveling around the country/world, the Mystery, Inc. gang was mostly located in their hometown of Crystal Cove (replacing Coolsville as established in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo); the self-proclaimed “Most Hauntedest Place on Earth”. With that came the reintroduction of genuine supernatural elements to the television franchise for the first time since The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Frank Welker, Grey Griffin and Mindy Cohn continued to voice Fred and Scooby, Daphne and Velma, respectively. However, this marked the animated debut of Matthew Lillard as Shaggy after having portrayed him in the first two live-action movies. Original Shaggy Casey Kasem, who had retired from voice acting in 2009, played Shaggy’s father in several episodes in what would be his final animation role before his death in 2014. The series aired on an inconsistent schedule on Cartoon Network; taking frequent hiatuses after airing blocks of episodes. The ultimate fate of the show was left in question until it was finally revealed that it would be ending after 2 seasons and 52 episodes.

September 23, 2019

SID HAIG DEAD AT 80



You can read the full story here.

He starred as Dragos in Jason of Star Command. He also guest-starred as a fur smuggler in an episode of Wonderbug, Chief Running Nose in an episode of Monster Squad (1976), and The Genie in two episodes of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.




 

September 21, 2019

SHAGGY AND SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE!


SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE!
(CW, September 23, 2006-March 15, 2008)

Warner Bros. Animation





MAIN CAST:
Scott Menville – Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Dr. Trebla, Agent 4
Frank Welker – Scooby-Doo, Agent 3, Agent 13, Menace, Fred Jones
Casey Kasem – Dr. Albert Shaggleford
Jeff Bennett – Dr. Phineas Phibes, Agent 2, Ricky, Mr. Invisible
Jim Meskimen – Robi, Agent 1, Agent 7, Mark, ART


            While What’s New, Scooby-Doo? was a return to the classic Scooby-Doo formula of the 70s, the 10th incarnation decided to jump ahead to the next era from the 80s.

Shaggy and Scooby enjoying their patented hot dog tacos.


            Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! put a renewed focus on the titular characters, who weren’t as much of one in the previous series. The series introduced yet another uncle for Shaggy (Scott Menville), Dr. Albert Shaggleford (Casey Kasem): a brilliant inventor who had managed to become targeted by some despicable people and was forced to go underground. He leaves his estate, fortune and inventions to Shaggy and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) and they become his agents in stopping the world-conquering schemes of the nefarious Dr. Phineus Phibes (named after a Vincent Price character, voiced by Jeff Bennett). Dr. Phibes was a technology thief with a prosthetic hand that could change into a variety of devices, as well as attract lightning strikes leading to his rarely venturing outside himself. To achieve his goals, Dr. Phibes wanted the nanotech formula Shaggleford invented that had a variety of applications; including giving random special abilities to a person if they happened to be ingested (Shaggy frequently baked the formula into Scooby Snacks). Instead of the Scooby “mystery of the week” formula, the show only had the one ongoing mystery of where Shaggleford was since his disappearance; focusing instead on the comedic action and spy-like adventure elements.

Character models for Mystery, Inc., Robi, Albert, Dr. Trebla and Dr, Phibes.


            Warner Bros. had wanted to give the franchise a fresh new take, which was developed by Ray DeLaurentis and overseen by Eric Radomski. The decision was made by Warners to once again dump Fred (Welker), Daphne (Grey DeLisle) and Velma (Mindy Cohn) from the show in order to streamline the ultimate focus and further cement that this was a new incarnation of the franchise. The Mystery, Inc. gang did make a couple of cameos and were full-on guest-stars in one episode, and also continued to be featured in the ongoing direct-to-video movie series. Once again Shaggy had possession of the gang’s transport, the Mystery Machine, which he upgraded to be able to transform into a variety of vehicles (usually the wrong ones for a given situation).

Agent 1 & 2, Ricky, Mark and Trebla look on as Robi joins Dr. Phibes?

            Taking their place was Shaggleford’s defective robotic butler, Robi (Jim Meskimen). Robi tended to break through objects instead of going around them, was a lousy cook, and an impressionist. However, his primary function was to serve as a communication device between Shaggleford and Shaggy; often appearing as a hologram projection to warn of Dr. Phibes’ next scheme. Aiding Dr. Phibes was his army of nondescript agents. They all wore the same uniforms with a number designation on their chests. Agent 1 (Meskimen) was the no-nonsense second in command of Dr. Phibes’ forces, and was often paired with the dimwitted Agent 2 (Bennett). There was also his right-hand man and advisor, Dr. Trebla (Menville), who turned out to be Shaggleford in disguise as a means to spy on Dr. Phibes’ operation. Rounding out Dr. Phibes’ crew were his own personal inventors Ricky (Bennett) and Mark (Meskimen), who were based on the titular character and his brother from Napoleon Dynamite, and Menace (Welker), a recipient of the nanotech formula that made him super strong and steadily drove him mad.

Pimp My Ride: Scooby Edition.

            Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! debuted on The CW as part of the Kids’ WB programming block on September 23, 2006. This would end up being the last series with the involvement of Hanna-Barbera co-founder Joseph Barbera, who would pass away during its production, and the last to originally air on Saturday mornings—Scooby’s lifetime home. The series marked the first time Kasem had not voiced Shaggy on a television show, although he continued to do so in the animated films (notably, Shaggy would return to eating meat in the series), as well as the first time that the episode titles would be shown at the start of the end credits instead of at the beginning of the episode. It was also the third to utilize character designs other than the Hanna-Barbera originals. As animation production had gone mostly digital, it was decided to alter the character designs to best utilize the technology as well as compensate for tight budgets and schedules. The designs were done by Lois M. Lee, taking a strong inspiration from the live-action Scooby films for the Mystery, Inc. gang.

Menace on nanotech.

            The series was predominantly written by DeLaurentis, who served as story editor, with additional writing from Scott Kreamer, Steve Sessions, Reid Harrison, Meredith Jennings-Offen, Jim Krieg, Stephen Sustarsic, and Will Schifrin. Animation duties were handled by Digitial Emation, Inc. and Dongwoo Animation, although the opening titles, designed by Radomski, was animated by Six Point Harness Studios with a theme by Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh. Mothersbaugh’s music production company, Mutato Muzika, handled the rest of the series’ music.

Scooby with elastic powers.

            Get a Clue! aired sporadically over the course of two seasons, taking frequent breaks of a few weeks after a grouping of episodes. Ultimately, the series failed to connect with viewers who were put off by its radically different art style and changes to the well-known format. Although what ended up being the series finale ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, it’s unknown if a third season was ever planned.

The UK DVD cover.

The first 8 episodes were released onto DVD across two volumes by Warner Home Entertainment in 2007 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2019, additional episodes were included as special features of other Scooby releases; including Where Are You! Volumes 1-4, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Complete Second, Third and Fourth Seasons, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo! The Complete Series, 13 Spooky Tales: For the Love of Snack and Surf’s Up, Scooby-Doo! and Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Scooby-Doo! Both seasons were made available for streaming on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, as well as Boomerang’s SVOD subscription service.



EPISODE GUIDE:
Season 1:
“Shags to Riches” (9/23/06) – Shaggy and Scooby explore the mansion Shaggy’s uncle left him after a villain forces him into hiding.

“More Fondue for Scooby-Doo” (9/30/06) – Albert sends Shaggy and Scooby to Switzerland to stop Dr. Phibes from interrupting an anti-global warming conference.

“High Society Scooby” (10/7/06) – Shaggy and Scooby sneak into a country club to protect three scientists from being abducted by Dr. Phibes.

“Party Arty” (11/4/06) – The homeowners’ association comes down on Shaggy and Scooby’s housewarming party, which Dr. Phibes plans to crash.

“Smart House” (11/11/06) – Intercepting Dr. Phibes’ computer virus causes Shaggy and Scooby to release it inside their mansion.

“Lighting Strikes Twice” (11/18/06) – Scooby has to face his fear of lightning to stop Dr. Phibes’ weather machine.

“Don’t Feed the Animals” (2/3/07) – Dr. Phibes plans to destroy the rainforest to find the leaves that could lead to eternal life.

“Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers” (2/10/07) – Shaggy and Scooby get so caught up in being honored as mystery solvers that they fail to prevent people from disappearing.

“Chefs of Steel” (2/17/07) – Dr. Phibes creates a hypnotic hibachi to use on Scooby and Shaggy to make them reveal the nano-tech formula.

“Almost Ghosts” (2/24/07) – Mystery Inc. reunites to stop Dr. Phibes’ invisible agents from infiltrating an army base.

“Pole to Pole” (3/3/07) – Shaggy and Scooby enter a race to stop Dr. Phibes’ EMP bomb from wiping out all technology, which they discover has been planted on the Mystery Machine.

“Big Trouble” (4/28/07) – Albert alerts Scooby and Shaggy to Dr. Phibes’ attempt to destroy them with a giant robot.

“Operation Dog and Hippy Boy” (5/5/07) – Dr. Phibes assembles a team of ruthless criminals to destroy Shaggy and Scooby.

Season 2:
“Shaggy and Scooby World” (9/22/07) – Dr. Phibes turns Shaggy and Scooby’s amusement park into a death trap.

“Almost Purr-fect” (9/29/07) – Shaggy and Scooby’s dog show is infiltrated by Dr. Phibes in a cat disguise.

“Inside Job” (10/6/07) – Shaggy and Scooby have to figure out how to purge the nano-bots that Dr. Phibes ingested before he becomes unstoppable.

“Zoinksman” (10/13/07) – Shaggy dons a defective super suit in order to stop Dr. Phibes from raining nuclear winter upon the world.

“The Many Faces of Evil” (11/3/07) – Dr. Phibes produces an army of nano-clones that represent a different aspect of his personality.

“Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’” (11/10/07) – Shaggy, Scooby and Dr. Phibes all decide to take a vacation and end up on the same cruise ship.

“There’s a Doctor in the House” (12/1/07) – When Dr. Phibes’ evilest clone kicks him out of his lair, he ends up shacking up with Shaggy and Scooby.

“Super Scary Movie Night” (1/26/08) – Dr. Phibes builds versions of the Universal monsters onto discs and plans to duplicate them.

“Runaway Robi” (2/2/08) – Robi runs away from home when he overhears Shaggy and Scooby declare he’s not a good personal trainer.

“Don’t Get a Big Head” (2/16/08) – Dr. Phibes makes a new nano formula to make himself super smart and decides to make the world super dumb.

“Scooby-Dudes” (2/23/08) – Dr. Phibes returns to the ranch he grew up on and creates giant vicious animals to help him conquer the world.

“Zoinks The Wonderdog” (3/8/08) – When Shaggy’s original dog returns, Scooby gets jealous and he seeks out his previous owner.

“Uncle Albert Alert” (3/15/08) – Dr. Phibes discovers he has a mole in his organization: Uncle Albert!

September 14, 2019

ON TV IN 1989

As Doc Brown once said: "30 years. It's a nice round number." We Agree, and with that thought in mind, and what with it being September when new programs traditionally began airing, we figured we'd show you the Saturday morning television schedule for all the major networks (alphabetically) from the fall of 1989. While watching on Saturday morning, you may have seen these*:

8:00 A.M.




8:30 A.M.

(1 HOUR)

(1 HOUR)


9:00 A.M.


9:30 A.M.

(1 HOUR)




10:00 A.M.


(1 HOUR)

10:30 A.M.


(1 HOUR)

11:00 A.M.

(1 HOUR)


11:30 A.M.



12:00 P.M.




12:30 P.M.







*Shows and times may have differed between markets.

WHAT'S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO?


WHAT’S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO?
(The WB, Cartoon Network, September 14, 2002-July 21, 2006)

Warner Bros. Animation




MAIN CAST:
Frank Welker – Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones, various
Casey Kasem – Norville “Shaggy” Rogers
Grey DeLisle – Daphne Blake, various
Mindy Cohn – Velma Dinkley


For background information on Scooby-Doo, check out the post here.


             The early 1990s were a quiet time for the Scooby-Doo franchise, and a period of some sweeping changes.

Shaggy's love of meat drove off Casey Kasem.


Scooby’s ratings had suffered a serious decline. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo came to a conclusion with no new incarnation to follow for the first time in two decades. The Scooby made-for-TV film series that had been running concurrently since the 1987 also ended with 1994’s Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights; again, with no plan for a follow-up. Casey Kasem, who had voiced Shaggy since the beginning, had left the role in 1995 over a dispute with the producers of having Shaggy appear in a Burger King commercial (Kasem was a vegan and wanted Shaggy to share his beliefs). Don Messick, the original voice of Scooby, decided to retire from the role as his quitting smoking made him unable to achieve the rasp needed to do the voice properly. He ultimately retired from acting altogether after a stroke in 1996, and died from a second one in 1997.


Behind the scenes, Turner Broadcasting System had purchased Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1991 in order to gain access to their library and begin their own network: Cartoon Network. The studio was renamed Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and began producing new content exclusively for Turner networks while the back catalog filled up the majority of Cartoon Network’s—later sister station Boomerang’—air time. In 1996, Turner merged with Time Warner and Hanna-Barbera became part of Warner Bros. Animation, before being absorbed entirely in 2001 following William Hanna’s death.

Johnny Bravo meets the Scooby gang.

Conspicuously absent at this time was any new Scooby content. However, the various Scooby shows were shown regularly in reruns on the Turner networks and saw a significant surge in ratings. This was capped off by the warm reception to the 1997 Johnny Bravo episode segment “Bravo Dooby-Doo”, which featured a crossover with the Mystery, Inc. gang. This would be Heather North’s last outing as the regular voice for Daphne Blake, briefly retiring from acting until 2003 when she would return, along with original Velma Nicole Jaffe, for two direct-to-video movies.



Warner executives wanted some new projects based on Hanna-Barbera’s existing properties and decided to give Scooby a shot with a one-off direct-to-video film. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was released to home video on September 22, 1998. It was written by Glenn Leopold, who had worked on the franchise since 1979’s Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, based off of his unused SWAT Kats script. Jim Stenstrum served as director, and the driving force behind making the monsters encountered in the film real; a fact that was heavily promoted in the film’s marketing (and ignored the prior television series where this occurred). With very little oversight from Warners, the film’s crew was allowed full creative freedom and made it significantly darker in tone than the previous TV entries and gave the characters a design update.

Fred discovers that's not a mask.

            Frank Welker was the only original cast member to return, voicing Fred once again. Initially, voice director Kris Zimmerman felt that Welker’s voice had gone down an octave and Welker could no longer do the same voice, which Welker disputed as Fred’s voice was practically his natural speaking voice. Upon review, it was determined that the production crew was misled by the fact that Scooby reruns were time-compressed and sped up slightly, altering the vocal performances. Kasem was offered a chance to return, but as there were scenes already made of Shaggy eating crawfish he declined and was replaced by Billy West. Scott Innes was hired as the voice of Scooby, and Mary Kay Bergman took over the role of Daphne. B.J. Ward reprised Velma from Johnny Bravo.



            Zombie Island proved a hit in sales and earned two award nominations in 1999. Warner Bros. commissioned additional direct-to-video movies in what would become an ongoing series; although only the first three follow-ups would maintain the same continuity as Zombie Island. Because Scooby was now a viable property, Warner Bros. became increasingly involved in micromanaging the films’ productions, driving out the production crew. Warners would slowly bring the series back to the status quo of the original programs while toning down the things that made Zombie Island so successful. Innes would take over Shaggy from West with the second film, assuming double-duty with voicing Scooby, and following Bergman’s death her favorite student, Grey DeLisle, would take over as Daphne for the fourth. Around this time, the first live-action film was also in production and set to hit theaters the following year.

The gang is back with a new look and modern technology.

            With all this new love for Scooby, it was time to look into creating the ninth incarnation of the franchise. Originally announced as a joint venture between Kids’ WB and Cartoon Network called All-New Scooby-Doo!: The Animated Series, What’s New, Scooby-Doo? was the first series not produced by Hanna-Barbera, but instead by Warner Bros. Animation, as well as the first time the entire Mystery, Inc. gang has been together regularly in their teenage forms since 1980. It also completely abandoned the Hanna-Barbera sound library in favor of newer, more realistic sound effects. The ironically named What’s New was a return to the classic mystery-solving format of the franchise, with the Mystery, Inc. gang travelling around to various locations and encountering criminals in disguises trying to frighten people away from their crimes (although, occasionally, a villain would slip through with a sympathetic motive).

A real dead-head behind the wheel.

            What’s New, Scooby-Doo? debuted on The WB as part of the Kids’ WB programming block on September 14, 2002. Welker was given the additional duties of voicing Scooby after the producers’ first choice, Marty Grabstein, was too busy recording for Courage the Cowardly Dog. Kasem returned after the producers made Shaggy a vegetarian, and would be the final series in which he’d voice the character even though he’d continue to do so in the subsequent animated films. Mindy Cohn also succeeded Ward as the permanent voice for Velma. While the character designs took inspiration from the original Hanna-Barbera models, they were refined by Scott Awley and Scott Jeralds to make them look less two-dimensional. Fred and Daphne also received slight changes to their attire; with Fred losing his ascot and given a blue stripe across his torso and arms, and Daphne no longer wearing her green scarf and her dress having a new design. The characters’ personalities received some tweaking, as Velma’s intelligence was elevated greatly, Fred was dumbed-down slightly in an attempt to give him more of a personality, and Daphne was no longer danger-prone or the damsel in distress and became a woman of action who could take care of herself. Shaggy and Scooby, who became the prominent faces of the franchise for a time, had the focus taken off of them and put onto their friends for a majority of episodes (although they do have a starring role without the others in the episode “Camp Comeoniwannascareya”).

The Hex Girls: Dusk, Thorn and Luna.

            In a first for the teen incarnation of the franchise, there were recurring characters and locations seen in multiple episodes. Amongst them was Elliot Blender (Kimberly Brooks), a spoiled genius that often lost to Velma in contests; Melbourne O’Reilly (Steve Blum), an Australian adventurer and explorer and one of Fred’s heroes; Gibby Norton (voiced by and modeled after Eddie Deezen), a nerd who had an unrequited crush on Velma and often tried to impress her by being the mystery’s villain; Mr. B (Jeff Bennet), who owned a group of mischievous puppies known as the Secret Six: Maize, Knox (both Jennifer Hale), Jingle (Colleen O’Shaugnessey), Flax (Dee Bradley Baker), Bling-Bling (DeLisle) and 14-Karat (Welker); and Professor Laslow Ostwald (Dave Foley & James Arnold Taylor), an inventor. Crossing over from the 2nd and 5th animated films were the Hex Girls: an all-female eco-goth rock band comprised of lead singer and guitarist Thorn (Hale), drummer Dusk (Jane Wiedlin) and keyboardist Luna (Brooks). Additional character designs were handled by Strenstrum, Susan Crossley, Dexter Smith, Tim Maltby, Phil Bourassa, Hyunsook Cho, Joe Sichta and Kathi Castillo.

Flashing back to A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

            The series was written by Jordana Arkin, Chris Brown, Bill Canterbury, Jonathan Collier, Bill Culverius, Nahnatcka Khan, Dwayne McDuffie, Tom Minton, Tom Sheppard, Mark Turosz, Matt Wayne, story editors George Doty IV, James Krieg and Ed Scharlach, and Hanna-Barbera co-founder Joseph Barbera, who also served as a producer for the series. A lot of wink and nods were made towards the past entries in the Scooby franchise, such as having the characters appear in their A Pup character models in the episode “A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown” and the use of a laugh-track and Scooby’s werewolf form from Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf in “A Scooby-Doo Halloween”, as well as some fourth wall-breaking jokes poked at the long-established formula that What’s New revived.

Simple Plan as they appeared on the show.

The series’ theme was performed by the band Simple Plan, who also appeared as themselves in the episode “Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman”, and had three of their songs, “I’d Do Anything” and “You Don’t Mean Anything” and “The Worst Day Ever”, featured on the show. The theme was written by Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni, who composed the rest of the series’ music. Each episode’s chase sequence featured either an original or a licensed song by typically an indie, punk or alternative band (increasingly so following the first season). Along with Lotto Animation, who also handled the opening titles, the series was animated by Wang Film Productions and Dong Woo Animation Co., Ltd.



What’s New spent most of its run on the Saturday morning Kids’ WB line-up, airing several episodes during the weekday version of the block, across three seasons. It went on indefinite hiatus in 2005, and what would be the final episode aired on Cartoon Network in 2006. Between 2003 and 2006, Warner Bros. Home Video released 10 DVD volumes containing for episodes each—usually fitting in with a specific theme indicated on the DVD title. From 2007-08, they released all three complete seasons. Several episodes were adapted into book form by Scholastic, and Phoenix International Publications would publish a look and find book. What’s New designs would be incorporated into the then-ongoing Scooby-Doo comic series by DC Comics as well as the direct-to-video movies until 2009’s Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword



EPISODE GUIDE:
Season 1:
“There’s No Creature Like Snow Creature” (9/14/02) – Rumors of a snow creature reach the gang on their skiing holiday, but Velma and Fred end up out of commission for the mystery.
Song: “It’s a Rad, Rad World” – Sebastian Robertson

“3-D Struction” (9/21/02) – A trip to a museum in Costa Rica leads the gang to investigate a dinosaur that emerges from the film shown there.

“Space Ape at the Cape” (9/28/02) – An alien egg hatches at NASA and threatens the current shuttle mission.

“Big Scare in the Big Easy” (10/5/02) – While the gang stays in New Orleans, two ghosts re-enact their Civil War battle and drive off the other guests of the housing estate.

“It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine” (10/26/02) – Investigating why the Mystery Machine has seemingly come to life leads the gang to its original owners.
Song: I’d Do Anything” – Simple Plan

“Riva Ras Regas” (11/2/02) – The gang wins a contest to meet Lindsay Pagano in Vegas, but end up having to investigate the ghost of a magician that haunts the venue.
Song: “Here I Come Vegas” – Lindsay Pagano

“Roller Ghoster Ride” (11/9/02) – Scooby and Shaggy win a contest to design a new roller coaster for a theme park, but a ghost is intent on sabotaging all the rides there.
Song: Saying Goodbye” – The Muffs

“Safari, So Goodi!” (11/23/02) – The gang goes on an African safari where they discover the animals all turning yellow and acting strangely.
Song: “Hatari Safari” – Rich Dickerson

“She Sees Sea Monsters by the Sea Shore” (11/30/02) – The gang’s island vacation is interrupted by a sea serpent.
Song: Rockaway Beach” – The Ramones

“A Scooby-Doo! Christmas” (12/13/02) – The gang ends up in a town that doesn’t celebrate Christmas due to a headless snowman terrorizing them.
Song: “Santa Claus, Santa Claus” – Heavy Trevy

“Toy Scary Boo” (2/1/03) – The gang investigates a toy store where the toys take over.
Song: “Scooby, Scooby-Doo” – Rich Dickerson

“Lights! Camera! Mayhem!” (2/15/03) – The gang gets VIP passes to a Hollywood studio where a production comes under siege by the Faceless Phantom.
Song: I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You” – The Ramones

“Pompeii and Circumstance” (2/22/03) – The gang encounters a zombie gladiator in Pompeii who seems to be connected to illegal waste dumping in Mt. Vesuvius.
Song: “Hal Capito” – Luciano Palermi, Raffaella Camera & Rich Dickerson

“The Unnatural” (3/22/03) – The ghost of the homerun record holder tries to stop Luis Santiago from breaking it.
Song: Play My Game” – The Donnas

Season 2:
“Big Appetite in Little Tokyo” (9/13/03) – While in Tokyo, Shaggy eats a mystically-zapped pizza that causes him to turn into an ever-hungry giant.
Song: Urei” – Puffy AmiYumi

“Mummy Scares Best” (9/20/03) – On an archaeological dig in Egypt, the gang encounters a mummy that can turn people into zombies.
Song: Time Running” – Tegan and Sara

“The Fast and the Wormious” (9/27/03) – Fred enters a cross-country race which ends up pitting the gang against a giant worm.

“High-Tech House of Horrors” (10/4/03) – The gang investigates a house of the future attraction at a future fair where a teenager disappeared.
Song: Another Way” – Paul van Dyk

“The Vampire Strikes Back” (10/18/03) – The gag heads to the recording of The Hex Girls’ latest music video in Transylvania where a vampire is on the loose.
Song: “Petrified Bride” – The Hex Girls

“A Scooby-Doo Halloween” (10/24/03) – The gang goes to spend Halloween with Velma’s relatives but some scarecrows are eager to spoil the fun.
Song: Shout it Out Loud” – KISS

“Homeward Hound” (10/25/03) – The gang heads to a dog show which comes under attack by a cat creature that steals the puppies of the former winner.
Song: Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy” – The Ramones

“The San Franpsycho” (3/20/04) – The gang visits Ryan Sheckler at the Grind Games in San Francsisco, but the games end up terrorized by the ghost of a former Alcatraz inmate.
Song: Doing Time” – MxPx

“Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman” (3/22/04) – When the gang’s and Simple Plans’ vans are wrecked, they’re forced to stay in a ghost town where something invisible stalks the band.
Songs: You Don’t Mean Anything” & “The Worst Day Ever” – Simple Plan

“Recipe for Disaster” (3/23/04) – The gang heads to the Scooby Snack Factory which is besieged by spies and a monster.
Song: Sabre Dance” – Love Sculpture

“Large Dragon at Large” (3/24/04) – A dragon terrorizes a Renaissance fair in Scotland.

“Uncle Scooby and Antarctica” (3/25/04) – The gang encounters a fish-like creature while trying to return a penguin to Antarctica.
Song: Southbound” – MxPx

“New Mexico, Old Monster” (3/26/04) – An ancient bird terrorizes the Native American reservation that the gang visits.
Song: No Control” – Blackfire

“It’s All Greek to Scooby” (3/27/04) – Shaggy buys a mysterious amulet that causes a centaur to chase him.
Song: Sahara” – Mikro

Season 3:
“Fright House at the Lighthouse” (1/29/05) – While visiting Fred’s uncle the gag tries to stop a ghost from messing with local ships.
Song: High Five” – Calibretto 13

“Go West, Young Scoob” (2/5/05) – The gang visits a western town where the robot inhabitants have gone berserk.

“A Scooby-Doo Valentine” (2/11/05) – It looks like the gang may be responsible for disappearances on Lovers Lane.

“Wrestle Maniacs” (2/12/05) – Fred enters a wrestling competition haunted by the twisted ghost of a former wrestler.
Song: All Twisted” – CIV

“Ready to Scare” (2/19/05) – The gang visits Daphne’s cousin in Paris only to learn she’s been abducted by a gargoyle from the Notre Dame cathedral.

“Farmed and Dangerous” (2/26/05) – Visiting Mr. B and the Secret Six puppies leads the gang to learn it was built over an ancient graveyard.
Song: Something’s Going On” – A

“Diamonds Are a Ghoul’s Best Friend” (3/5/05) – At the Emperor Cup game between the US and Russian ice hockey teams, a former Russian hockey player makes off with the trophy.
Song: “I’ll Search Forever” – Rich Dickerson

“A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown” (3/12/05) – Shaggy’s mini-golf tournament is terrorized by a giant metallic clown.
Song: Something Special” – CIV

“Camp Comeoniwannascareya” (3/19/05) – Scooby and Shaggy volunteer at a summer camp that’s haunted by a slimy creature.
Song: Stronger” – Taxiride

“Block-Long Hong Kong Horror” (3/26/05) – The gang joins Shaggy in Hong Kong to get his rubber duck repaired at the same time the city is terrorized by a dragon.
Song: “Hong Kong Holiday” – E.G. Daily

“Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters!” (4/2/05) – Fred competes in a car race that ends up hosting a skeleton driver in a monster truck.
Song: Hot” – Smash Mouth

“Gold Paw” (4/9/05) – The gang visits the Secret Six at Fort Knox, which is haunted by a creature made of gold that turns whatever it touches into gold.
Song: Pressing On” – Relient K

“Reef Grief!” (4/16/05) – A coral monster interrupts Shaggy and Scooby’s Australian sandcastle building contest.
Song: New Planet” – Smash Mouth

“E-Scream” (7/21/06) – Velma tries to relax while the others enjoy a video game convention, but she stumbles upon a virtual-reality game that has come to life.
Song: Holiday” – Otherstarpeople