The Vampire Strikes Back (What's New)

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This article is about the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode. For the The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang episode, see "The Vampire Strikes Back."
The Vampire Strikes Back
Premiere date October 18, 2003
Run time 21:19
Starring Frank Welker
Casey Kasem
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Jennifer Hale
Kimberly Brooks
Jane Wiedlin
James Arnold Taylor
Brian Tochi
Nick Jameson
Writer(s) Jordana Arkin
Storyboard artist(s) Sandra Frame
Mark Hanley
Chris Harmon
Scott Shaw
Director(s) Russell Calabrese
Collette Sunderman (voices)
Animation director(s) Sunghyuk Choi
Youngchul Park
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"The Vampire Strikes Back" is the fifth episode of What's New, Scooby-Doo? season two, and the nineteenth overall. It aired on October 18, 2003 on The WB's Kids' WB morning block. It was written by Jordana Arkin, produced by series co-creator, George Doty IV, directed by Russell Calabrese, and voice directed by Collette Sunderman.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor








It was copyrighted in 2003.


The theme song, also called "What's New, Scooby-Doo?," was written by Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni, and performed by Simple Plan. The music was also composed by Dickerson and Meroni.


  • "Petrified Bride" - Jennifer Hale, Kimberly Brooks, and Jane Wiedlin
  • "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" - Jane Wiedlin, Jennifer Hale, Kimberly Brooks


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • The episode title is a play on the 1980 film Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, which Jordana Arkin did for her Star Wars fan of husband.[1]


Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Le vampire contre attaque The vampire strikes back
Greek Η Επιστροφή του Βρυκόλακα The Return of the Vampire
Italian Il ritorno del vampiro The Return of the Vampire

Home availability


  1. ^ TheAtomicLight (January 4, 2019). "An Interview With... Jordana Arkin". Scoobypedia. Retrieved August 2, 2022.