Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
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|Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire|
Look, kids, it's that show I used to watch when I was your age.
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Family Entertainment|
|Distributor:||Warner Home Video|
|Release date:||March 4, 2003|
Heather North Kenney
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Executive producer(s):||Joseph Barbera|
|Producer(s):||Margaret M. Dean|
|Music composed by:||Gigi Meroni|
|Screenplay by:||Mark E. Turosz|
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Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire is a 2003 American mystery horror comedy direct-to-video film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series in 1969. It was released by Warner Home Video through the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label on March 4, 2003. It was written by Mark E. Turosz, and produced and directed by Scott Jeralds. The film is the fifth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.
Mystery Inc. infiltrate a rock festival while on vacation in Australia, after the contestants are kidnapped by the Yowie Yahoo, a gigantic vampire, who appears and reappears in an instant.
In order of appearance:
- Sydney, Australia
- United States
- Cruise ship
- The Mystery Machine
Due to creative differences during Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, this led to the "brain trust" of Davis Doi, Jim Stenstrum, and Lance Falk quitting after they found out that Warner Bros. had yet again hired Mark Turosz, a contracted live-action writer, who didn't understand how animation worked from script to screen, especially in the constrained time conditions they were expected to work with, which required more artists than usual for Cyber Chase.
This is the first film to be recognized on-screen as a Warner Bros. Animation/Warner Bros. Family Entertainment production, due to Hanna-Barbera still being active for the last four films. This changed when co-founder, William Hanna, died in 2001.
- "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" - uncredited rock band
- "Gotta Go" - uncredited rock band
- "Getaway Yeah" - Holland Greco
- "Hex Girl" - Jennifer Hale, Kimberly Brooks, Jane Wiedlin
- "Who Do Voodoo" - Jane Wiedlin
- "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" - Krystal Harris
Behind the scenes
- This is the first DTV film not to have Scooby Snacks.
- The Hex Girls make a second appearance after Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost, although the events of that film aren't referred to.
- At the end of the movie, where the dingoes are howling, one of them is holding it's leg in the air. This is an exact reference to the animated DTV Balto II: Wolf Quest, where Aleu would hold her leg in the air when she howled.
- Shaggy and Scooby play the Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (from the film of the same name) before they go sightseeing.
- The accents of Malcolm, Daniel, and Russell are that of New Zealanders and not of Australians.
- Australia has no native cats (aside from domesticated cats), and the dingos seen in this movie look more like wolves rather than what they truly look like (large golden-yellow dogs with curved tails).
- It is never explained how the Yowie Yahoo could use lightning beams to pull the performers up to him when he would attack and kidnap the bands.
- Some scenes show cars driving on the right, but this is set in Australia, where cars drive on the left.
- Malcolm is shown sending smoke signals. This is a tradition of Native Americans, not indigenous Australians.
- It seems strange that Jasper wouldn't recognize Wildwind without their makeup, considering that he used to be their manager and should have at least one time seen the band without their makeup.
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