The New Scooby-Doo Movies

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The New Scooby-Doo Movies
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On-screen title card.
Network: CBS
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 9, 1972-October 27, 1973
Starring: Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Frank Welker
Nicole Jaffe
Heather North
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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The New Scooby-Doo Movies is an American animated mystery comedy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for CBS' Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1972 to 1973, airing 25 episodes. It was the second Scooby-Doo series after Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The format is essentially the same, with the title character, Scooby-Doo, solving mysteries with his four teenage friends, who are collectively known as Mystery Inc., only this time they are joined by celebrities of the time (usually voiced by themselves), such as Sonny Bono & Cher, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Sandy Duncan, including those deceased such as Laurel & Hardy. In addition to real-life people being animated, they were also aided by fictional characters licensed to Hanna-Barbera, such as Batman and Robin, the Addams Family, and Josie and the Pussycats, and Speed Buggy. Some of these had already been animated for TV by Hanna-Barbera, like Josie and the Pussycats, and Speed Buggy, while the Addams Family were given their own show, while Batman and Robin were the co-stars of Super Friends, by the time The New Scooby-Doo Movies was nearing its end. While most only appeared once, others were popular enough to appear a couple of times, whereas the Harlem Globetrotters appeared in three episodes that spanned across the two seasons made.

From 2013-2019, DC Comics published a direct continuation of the series, with the first issue making direct ties. In 2019, Warner Bros. Animation began airing a homage series called Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (featuring contemporary real-life celebrities and other WBA-owned fictional characters) on Boomerang SVOD. Sandy Duncan and Cher also reprise their roles.

Production

Development

Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the creators of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, were not involved with this incarnation. The name seems to come from the fact that it is longer and length and inspired by the movies of Abbott & Costello going up against monsters such as Frankenstein's monster.

The first season was animated in the United States, while the second season was animated in Hanna-Barbera's then-new Australian-based studio.

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Episodes

Title Number Air date
"Ghastly Ghost Town" 1x01 September 9, 1972
"The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" 1x02 September 16, 1972
"Wednesday is Missing" 1x03 September 23, 1972
"The Frickert Fracas" 1x04 September 30, 1972
"Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner" 1x05 October 7, 1972
"A Good Medium is Rare" 1x06 October 14, 1972
"Sandy Duncan's Jekyll and Hyde" 1x07 October 21, 1972
"The Secret of Shark Island" 1x08 October 28, 1972
"The Spooky Fog of Juneberry" 1x09 November 4, 1972
"The Ghost of Bigfoot" 1x10 November 11, 1972
"The Ghost of the Red Baron" 1x11 November 18, 1972
"The Ghostly Creep from the Deep" 1x12 November 25, 1972
"The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall" 1x13 December 2, 1972
"The Phantom of the Country Music Hall" 1x14 December 9, 1972
"The Caped Crusader Caper" 1x15 December 16, 1972
"The Lochness Mess" 1x16 December 23, 1972
"The Mystery of Haunted Island" 2x01 September 8, 1973
"The Haunted Showboat" 2x02 September 15, 1973
"Mystery in Persia" 2x03 September 22, 1973
"The Spirit Spooked Sports Show" 2x04 September 29, 1973
"The Exterminator" 2x05 October 6, 1973
"The Weird Winds of Winona" 2x06 October 13, 1973
"The Haunted Candy Factory" 2x07 October 20, 1973
"The Haunted Carnival" 2x08 October 27, 1973

Cast

Credits

These identical credits appeared at the end of every episode.

Season one

Season two

References