Big Top Scooby-Doo!
|Big Top Scooby-Doo!|
Velma was pregnant at the time.
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Premiere|
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributor:||Warner Home Video|
|Release date:||October 9, 2012|
|Executive producer(s):||Sam Register|
|Music composed by:||Robert J. Kral|
|Screenplay by:||Doug Langdale|
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Big Top Scooby-Doo! is a 2012 mystery horror-comedy direct-to-video (DTV) film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series in 1969. It was released by Warner Home Video through the Warner Premiere label on October 9, 2012. It was written by Doug Langdale, and directed by Ben Jones. The film is the seventeenth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.
Mystery Inc. goes undercover at the Brancusi traveling circus when a werewolf has appeared and is stealing jewelry from the audience members while turning the performers into werewolves. Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby's friendship is in trouble when Shaggy starts taking credit for Scooby's talent.
Policeman 1: Dude, is that your mom?
Policeman 2: Dude, shut up.
Policeman 1: Did I hit it?
Policeman 2: I don't think it matters unless you've got some silver bullets in that thing. And you're right. That did kinda look like my mom.
In order of appearance:
- Atlantic City
- Pismo Beach, California
- Santa Fe, [[New Mexico
- La Serena Spa
- New York
- The Moon
- The Mystery Machine
Robert J. Kral composed the music.
On October 9, 2012, the film was released on multiple formats, as a single DVD, a Blu-ray/DVD combo, and a Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet download combo.
Behind the scenes
- The guard dreams of accepting an Academy award.
- When Schmatko is talking about his former career in Russian theatre he starts listing Great Russian playwrights (Chekhov, Pushkin, Turgenev). Daphne asks is that including Bulgakov. Schmatko is surprised that Daphne knows of Bulgakov and declares her a "cultured lady". Schmatko's reaction is actually very realistic. Bulgakov is an important figure in Russian Literature, relatively well known in Russia as both a novelist and a playwright. However, he is mostly unknown in non-Russian speaking countries like the US. Americans that do know of him mostly know him because of his novel, The Master and Margarita (which wasn't even properly translated into English or available "un-censored" in the US until the 1990's). His plays are almost unknown in American theater and rarely performed. Daphne being aware of Bulgakov's existence and importance in Russian Theatre is surprising and unusual, and would indicate an interest in either Russian literature or foreign language theater.
- When Shaggy and Scooby are hiding in the popcorn cart, the gang is clearly a few yards away. When the duo turn around, revealing the werewolf to the left, the gang disappears.
- Shaggy says Australia isn't a real place, and that kangaroos are made-up. This is a serious continuity error or Shaggy has a memory lapse, since in the fifth direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire, the gang went to Australia and saw real kangaroos.
- When Marius introduces Fred to Oliverio and Lena, Daphne is wearing her circus outfit, but when Marius takes her to Schmatko's trailer, she is wearing her casual clothes.
- Velma puts her human comet helmet above the glasses, which disappear as soon as her eyes can be seen through the helmet's.
- It is never explained how the werewolves vanished after being caught in the net.
- It's unclear why Doubleday and Archambault decided to steal only specific jewels, as the mythological werewolf creating function of the specific jewels was not well known; This means that there would be very limited expected benefit to closely following the myth. It would be more logical (and more profitable) for them to steal lots of jewelry, including the specific jewels in the myth. If they needed someone to connect the jewel robberies with werewolf lore, all they had to do was plant the werewolf book (with the stolen jewels circled in the picture) where someone would find it.
Marketing and promotion
In other languages
|Spanish (Latin America)||Scooby-Doo! Estrella del Circo||Scooby-Doo! Circus' Star|
|Hungarian||A Scooby-Doo a rivaldafényben||Scooby-Doo in the Spotlight|
|Italian||Scooby Doo! ed il mistero del circo||Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery of the Circus|
|Polish||Scooby Doo: Wielka draka wilkołaka||Scooby-Doo: Big Trouble of Werewolves|
|Russian||Скуби-Ду! Под куполом цирка||Scooby-Doo! Under the Dome of the Circus|
|Romanian||Scooby-Doo! Sub Cupola Circului||Scooby-Doo! Under the Dome of the Circus|
|Greek||Ο Σκούμπι-Ντου στο Τσίρκο||Scooby-Doo at the Circus|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Scooby Doo! A Tenda do Circo||Scooby Doo! The Circus Tent|
- Katz, Josh (July 11, 2012). "Big Top Scooby-Doo! Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved May 16, 2020.