Tag Archives: Scooby Doo

Supernatural and Scooby Doo to cross-over!

It has been announced that Supernatural and Scooby-Doo will be crossing paths in a special one-off episode for the show’s 13th season next year!

Supernatural Season 13th Synopsis:

The exciting journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its thirteenth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have encountered every kind of supernatural threat, facing down monsters, demons, and gods. Saving people, hunting things, and keeping the world safe. In the show’s twelfth season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power… one that could save the world… or destroy it. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Andrew Dabb, and Phil Sgriccia.

The New Fantastic Four

This was the second animated series based on Marvel’s comic book series The Fantastic Four. This 1978 series replaced the character of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch with a robot named H.E.R.B.I.E. (Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics), because the 1978 television rights to use the original android Human Torch / Jim Hammond were tied up by a proposed television pilot movie in development by Universal Studios that ended up never being produced. Even though they were totally different characters – the fact that they had the same name left Johnny Storm’s Human Torch out of the cartoon. The Jim Hammond version of The Human Torch did appear as an Easter Egg in Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011:

The cartoon series starred Mike Road (Gildersleeve on Broadway, Tender Comrade, Music in Manhattan, Heavenly Days,  Sea Hunt, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Wild, Wild West, Alias Smith and Jonesas Mister Fantastic/Prof. Reed Richards, Ted Cassidy (Lurch in The Addams Family) as The Thing/Benjamin J. “Ben” Grimm, Ginny Tyler (Mary Poppins, The Sword in the Stone) as The Invisible Girl/Susan “Sue” Richards, Frank Welker (Scooby Doo, Transformers, Inspector Gadget) as H.E.R.B.I.E., and Dick Tufeld as The Narrator.

Preview: SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1

Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!

This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!

Cult Movie Essentials: Scooby-Doo! and Kiss – Rock and Roll Mystery

Scooby Doo and KISS in the same movie? Damn right! We see Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred traveling to a Kiss themed amusement park called Kiss World to see Kiss at their big Halloween concert and solve a mystery, mostly because Daphne has a crush on Paul Stanley A.K.A Starchild, much to Fred’s jealousy.

After Scooby and the gang arrive, security guard Delilah Domino refuses to let them in. So they sneak in and are caught by Delilah. However at that moment Kiss arrives and after the gang explains that they’re here to help, they tell her the kids are free to stay. However Gene Simmons A.K.A The Demon is against Scooby and the gang staying, because when Scooby and Shaggy first saw him, Scooby squirted him with a water gun.

Soon Shaggy and Scooby are chased by a scary witch, luckily Kiss comes to their aid. They tell the gang that the witch is called the Crimson Witch and she has been terrorizing the park for a while and they need her gone before the concert. A strange woman named Chikara says that the witch is from an alternate universe called KISSteria and plans to use the black diamond that Kiss uses in their song Detroit Rock City to summon a monster called The Destroyer to destroy the earth, which Velma finds hard to believe. The gang must stop the witch. They grab the diamond and use it trap the witch.

However the witch chases them through a portal to KISSteria to get the diamond. She manages to gets it and unleash The Destroyer, but the gang and Kiss arrive to stop The Destroyer.

sd1

While Kiss rocks out at their concert, Scooby and his friends use a spaceship to kill The Destroyer. After The Destroyer is defeated, Scooby and the gang return to earth and unmask the witch who is really Delilah who says the diamond was a priceless diamond.

Later, Starchild gives Daphne a kiss right in front of Fred. Daphne then gives Fred a kiss, much to his delight. The Demon gives Shaggy and Scooby a smile. Shaggy and Scooby then see Kiss fly away with the diamond. Shaggy asks Scooby if they should tell Velma about what they saw. However Scooby suggests they don’t stating “Why rock her world?”

Cult Video Game Essentials: Scooby Doo Mystery (1995)

Scooby-Doo Mystery was released by Acclaim in 1995 based on the Scooby-Doo animated series. The Sega Mega Drive version is a traditional adventure game with a point-and-click-style interface. Players take control of Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo, who help solve various mysteries with other members of Mystery Incorporated who serve minor roles during gameplay.

The game was divided into two scenarios: “Blake’s Hotel” and “Ha Ha Carnival”. The player controls Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, who is followed around by Scooby, while Fred, Daphne and Velma make brief appearances in, often at the beginning and end of a mystery. The object of the game is to solve puzzles to progress, uncover the mystery and catch the monster/criminal to win the scenario. The player has ten different commands located at the bottom of the screen to control Shaggy and solve puzzles. The action menu can be switched to the inventory menu to interact with the items and put them to use. Most of the puzzles require logic to solve, while others require a specific action to solve.

In the first scenario, the gang goes to Daphne’s Uncle Blake’s hotel where a ghost of a Native American Chieftain has been scaring away clients and staff, with only the gardener and the cook remaining. While the gang goes to investigate, Shaggy and Scooby go inside the hotel only to find Blake has been kidnapped. Eventually Shaggy and Scooby come across a gold mine under the hotel and the heart of the mystery is revealed to be an ancient medallion the ghost is looking for.

In the second scenario, the gang goes to the Ha Ha Carnival which happens to be closed. An evil clown has sabotaged the services and imprisoned the carnival manager. Shaggy and Scooby help the manager and rescue the others stranded in a lake. After trying out all the rides, Shaggy and Scooby find out that the clown has a prime interest in getting employment in the carnival but was immediately rejected by the manager and proceed to capture him.

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day.

The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers—and their talking brown Great Dane dog named Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.

Following the success of the original series, Hanna-Barbera and its successor Warner Bros. Animation have produced numerous follow-up and spin-off animated series and several related works, including television specials and telefilms, a line of direct-to-video films, and two Warner Bros.–produced theatrical feature films. Some versions of Scooby-Doo feature different variations on the show’s supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby’s cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original characters.

Scooby-Doo was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976, when it moved to ABC. ABC aired the show until cancelling it in 1986, and presented a spin-off featuring the characters as children, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, from 1988 until 1991. New Scooby-Doo series aired as part of Kids WB on The WB Network and its successor, The CW Network, from 2002 until 2008. The most recent Scooby-Doo series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013, with a new series, Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, announced to debut on Cartoon Network during the 2014-15 television season.