Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
|Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon|
Look, we had to wait for SCOOB! when he had the makings of a perfectly fine shared universe here already.
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Premiere|
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributor:||Warner Home Video|
|Release date:||February 26, 2013|
|Executive producer(s):||Sam Register|
|Music composed by:||Kristopher Carter|
|Story by:||Marly Halpern-Graser|
|Screenplay by:||Michael F. Ryan|
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Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon is a 2013 superhero 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 February 26, 2013. It was written by Michael F. Ryan, based on a story by Marly Halpern-Graser, produced by James Tucker, and directed by Michael Gougen. The film is the eighteenth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.
When the Mega Mondo Pop Comic Con-A-Palooza comes under attack by Blue Falcon's archenemy, Mr. Hyde, Shaggy and Scooby must summon the courage to be like their favorite superheroes, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, to save the convention.
In order of appearance:
- Manesly Manor
- San De Pedro, California
- Combat Bots studio
- Big City
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 26, 2013.
Behind the scenes
- To accomplish its goal of being a true superhero movie, it inherits the majority of the cast and crew of the TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- The film is set in July.
- The comic con is a parody of the Sand Diego Comic Con International.
- The past monsters who make cameos in the opening credits:
- The Creeper from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Jeepers, It's the Creeper".
- The Zombie from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Which Witch is Which?"
- The Troll from The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Caped Crusader Caper".
- The Ghost Clown from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Bedlam in the Big Top".
- The Ghost of Redbeard from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Go Away Ghost Ship".
- The Black Knight from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "What a Night for a Knight".
- The Spooky Space Kook from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Spooky Space Kook".
- The Miner Forty-Niner from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Mine Your Own Business".
- The Dyrad from The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Caped Crusader Caper".
- Other Hanna-Barbera characters in the opening credits include Space Ghost, Frankenstein Jr., Mightor, and Zandor, from Space Ghost & Dino Boy, Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, and The Herculoids, respectively.
- Hanna-Barbera's influence is everywhere:
- The comic con is primarily for Hanna-Barbera characters.
- The Blue Falcon/Dynomutt comic has an "HB" logo.
- Reporters work for HB News.
- Blue Falcon/Radley Crowne/Owen Garrison is an even even bigger parody of the 1960s Batman, played by Adam West, than he was in Dynomutt, Dog Wonder in 1976.
- The comic con also has Warner Bros.' logo in places such as Space Ghost's poster.
- Bud Shelton makes his debut in standard continuity, originally appearing in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "Revenge of the Man Crab". In that episode he was a villain dressed as the Man-Crab, although here he is a cosplayer dressed as the Man-Crab from an unknown TV series.
- This movie presents everything in the Hanna-Barbera franchise outside of Scooby-Doo to be fictional. This greatly contradicts team-ups in the cartoon series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder and Laff-a-Lympics, as well as the Scooby-Doo and Laff-a-Lympics comics from Marvel Comics, and crossovers in DC Comics (although DC was prone to go back and forth between either having the HB characters as real or fictional much like in this movie). By the end of the same year, DC had started to publish Scooby-Doo! Team-Up, having the gang help out most of the "fictitious" characters in this film.
- It's odd that the Hideous Hyde Hound did not present any malfunction after almost drowning in the Hotel San De Pedro pool.
- According to Austin, Mr. Hyde's next appearance after episode 3 of the Blue Falcon show, The Adventures of Blue Falcon, is in episode 22, when he creates the Psycho Ooze. But later on, it appears that a giant Mr. Hyde destroys the city in episode 17.
- The back cover of the episode 17 VHS tape incorrectly reads "Episode Three".
- There are Hanna-Barbera posters on one of the walls of the Combat Bots arena, as well as on Jack Rabble's wall of his booth at the San Pedro Comic Convention at the Sheldorf Hotel.
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