Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright

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Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
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Production company: Warner Premiere
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: August 20, 2013
Starring: Frank Welker
Mathhew Lillard
Grey DeLisle
Mindy Cohn
Executive producer(s): Sam Register
Producer(s): Victor Cook
Music composed by: Robert J. Kral
Story by: Doug Langdale
Candie Langdale
Screenplay by: Doug Langdale
Director(s): Victor Cook
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Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright is a 2013 musical 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 August 20, 2013. It was written by Doug Langdale, who plotted it out with his wife, Candie Langdale, and produced and directed by Victor Cook. The film is the twentieth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.

Mystery Inc. have arrived in Chicago for Talent Star, which Fred & Daphne are contestants of, but they may not get to perform with a phantom on the loose.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Fred: You can't just audition the day before finals.
Shaggy: Like, you can if you're awesome!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Dewey Ottoman Peter MacNicol
Colette Christina Pucelli
Phantom Troy Baker
Velma Dinkley Mindy Cohn
Shaggy Rogers Matthew Lillard
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Daphne Blake Grey DeLisle
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Security guard Kevin Michael Richardson
Chrissy Damon Ariel Winter
Lance Damon Troy Baker
Barb Damon Candi Milo
Emma Gale Isabella Acres
Brick Pimiento Wayne Brady
K.T. Eric Bauza
Hotel clerk Kevin Michael Richardson
Great Pauldini John O'Hurley
Waldo Travis Willingham
Cathy Kate Higgins
Nancy Tara Sands
Donna Tara Strong
Amy Grey DeLisle
Mel Richmond Jeff Bennett
Mel Richmond's father
Waitress Unavailable
Lotte Lavoie [{Vivica A. Fox]]
Lotte's bodyguards N/A
Mike Gale Jeff Bennett
Meg Gale Kate Higgins
Doctor Eric Bauza
Steve Trilby Paul Rugg
Brad Adams N/A
News anchor Tara Strong









Robert J. Kral composed the music.


The film was premiered on TV via Cartoon Network on August 10, 2013. It was then released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 20, 2013.

Behind the scenes

  • The film combines elements of both America's Got Talent (and other similar talent shows) and Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera, as well as its film and musical adaptations.
    • Notable references to The Phantom of the Opera include:
      • A "Phantom" terrorizes an opera house. In Stage Fright the opera house becomes a disco house, and then a general theatre. Both are terrorized.
      • The Phantom wants Christine to "win". In the original, it's the position of Prima Donna. In Stage Fright, it's Talent Star.
      • The Phantom sabotages Christine's main competition, a more experienced singer/diva named Carlotta, by switching her throat spray with an identical bottle filled with a throat irritant, causing Carlotta to lose her voice.
      • The destruction of the disco ball is a reference to the infamous chandelier scene in the original.
      • Both the Phantom from the original version and the original Phantom live under the opera house, in the sewers, with a working organ, which they both play. They both have expert knowledge about the opera house, especially the secret passageways.
      • The scene where someone appears to be hanging, (until the lights are turned on and it is revealed only to be the Great Pauldini, stuck in one of his tricks and very much alive), is a reference to the original, where the Phantom murders a stagehand by strangulation, and then hangs his body from the rafters.
  • The first piece played by Emma Gale is Movement 1. "Allegro non molto" from Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno", commonly known as "Winter", from his famous violin concerto set known as "The Four Seasons". Neither of Emma's pieces are listed in the credits.
  • The Great Pauldini's name is a reference to Harry Houdini and possibly to writer Paul Dini, who's married to magician Misty Lee, and wrote a series starring the magician-themed DC character Zatanna.
  • The internet search engine Velma uses, is called, "Giggle", a play on "Google".
  • The Soap Diamond and the Sponge of Turin are references to the famous Hope Diamond and the Shroud of Turin, respectively.
  • Dewey Ottoman's car and crazy driving may be a reference to the famous villain, Cruella De Ville, from the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians.
  • A jewelry store has an image with "H-B" at the front, a reference to the animation company, Hanna-Barbera.
  • The Ammonia Lisa is a parody of the Mona Lisa.


  • During the car chase between the gang and Dewey Ottoman to take the Soap Diamond, Dewey's hands change often from skin color to green, as if he was wearing his Phantom disguise gloves.
  • It is never explained how the Phantom disappeared in the cloud of smoke in front of Shaggy and Scooby after Fred threw the net down on him from his hotel window.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Scooby-Doo! Τρόμος στο Θέατρο Scooby-Doo! Terror at the Theater
Hungarian Scooby-Doo és az operaház fantomjai Scooby-Doo and the Phantoms of the Opera House

Home availability


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