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(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.
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
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,
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 Moviesformat of the kids
encountering various famous and fictional guest-stars. In the meantime, Be
Cool continued to air in reruns on Boomerang.