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Scooby Doo, Where Are You: The Complete Series

IT. HAS. ARRIVED.

Fred Jones. Daphne Blake. Velma Dinkley. Shaggy Rogers. And a Great Dane named Scooby-Doo. That’s right, kiddos, the Mystery Machine has pulled up in all-new (AND BOLD) colors! The details! The animation! And all the fun-loving, free-wheeling, sandwich-gobbling spirit that you can muster. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You: The Complete Series is out just in time to celebrate this beloved cartoon’s 50th anniversary.

"the animated images here are absolutely stunning and, often, it feels like watching the animated series with brand-new eyes"


Consisting of 41-episodes, this comprehensive set – released on blu-ray for the first time by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – presents the official three seasons of the show in sparkling high definition. Watch the lovable Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang literally tackle The Black Knight, the Ghost of Captain Cutler, the Phantom, the Ape Man, the Witch Doctor, Redbeard’s Ghost, Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Werewolf, and all other sorts of Spooky Space Kooks in these three seasons.

Trust me, the animated images here are absolutely stunning and, often, it feels like watching the animated series with brand-new eyes, which is saying a lot considering the amount of hours I’ve spent staring into the abyss that is Scooby-Doo’s hand-painted background cells. Even the bubblegum pop songs running during the chase sequences – courtesy of Danny Janssen and Austin Roberts – sound fresh. It is absolutely amazing to witness.

The restoration here is incredible, especially if you are used to seeing the show in standard definition, complete with the usual dirt and debris in the images. Created by creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears and featuring the voice talents of Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, Casey Kasem as Shaggy Rogers, Frank Welker as Fred Jones, Stefanianna Christopherson as Daphne Blake (season 1), Heather North as Daphne Blake (seasons 2 and 3), Nicole Jaffe as Velma Dinkley (seasons 1 and 2), and Pat Stevens as Velma Dinkle (Season 3), all 41-episodes of this show absolutely glisten.Scooby Doo, Where Are You: The Complete Series

But Warner Bros doesn’t stop at just the content with this release. For a limited time, you can purchase the set as a detailed and super colorful reproduction of the iconic Mystery Mansion which is seen in the opening credits of the beloved show. This LIMITED-EDITION release also includes an exclusive Scooby-Doo Funko keychain, and a mini Scooby-Doo Encyclopedia, and a digital copy code for the entire series.

Scooby-Doo is in da HD house! A pop culture institution finally arrives in 1080p. SCOOBY-DOOBY DOOOO!

5/5 beers

Scooby Doo, Where Are You: The Complete Series

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Warner Bros.
Available on Blu-ray
- September 3, 2019
Screen Formats: 1.33:1
Subtitles
: English SDH; French
Audio:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0; French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; four disc set
Region Encoding: Region-free playback

All 41-episodes – including What a Night for a Knight, A Clue for Scooby-Doo, Hassle in the Castle, Mine Your Own Business, Decoy for a Dognapper, What the Hex is Going On?, Never Ape and Ape Man, Foul Play in Funland, The Backstage Rage, Bedlam in the Big Top, A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts, Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too, Which Witch is Which?, Go Away Ghost Ship, Spooky Space Kook, A Night of Fright Is No Delight, That’s Snow Ghost, Nowhere to Hyde, Mystery Mask Mix-Up, Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright, Jeepers, It’s the Creeper, Haunted House Hang-Up, A Tiki Scare Is No Fair, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?, Don’t Fool with a Phantom, Watch Out! The Willawaw!, To Switch a Witch, A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle, The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face, A Highlight Fling with a Monstrous Thing, A Scary Night With a Snow Beast Fright, The Tar Monster, Jeepers, It’s the Jaguaro, The Creepy Creature of Vulture’s Claw, Who Was That Cat Creature I Saw You With Last Night? (a.k.a. Make A Beeline Away From That Feline), The Diabolical Disc Demon, Scooby’s Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper, A Menace in Venice, Don’t Go Near the Fortress of Fear, The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake, and The Warlock of Wimbledon – have been cleaned up and transferred into 1080p. It should be noted that the picture quality is very good; however, the HD reveals more of the animation errors and the age of the show. Obviously, the television show is in the original 4:3 full screen and only the new titles and some of the new extras are in 16:9 ratios. The sound throughout these episodes is a fairly raucous Dolby Digital 2.0 mix and not 5.1 surround as some of you might be expecting.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • None

Special Features:

With NEW interviews with Frank Welker, Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, actors Kate Micucci and Grey Griffin, director Tony Cervone, What’s New, Scooby-Doo? writer/producer Jim Krieg, Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost writer Tim Sheridan, the celebration of all things Scooby-Doo continues onto the special features. Archival featurettes round out the collection.

  • My Life with Scooby – Frank Welker’s Animated Journey (17 min)
  • A Scooby-Doo for Everyone (7 min)
  • 50 Years of Scooby Snacks (9 min)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold Trailer
  • Scooby-Doo’s Ultimate Fans: Hail the Gang’s Followers and Memorabilia Collectors
  • Get the Picture: How to draw Scooby-Doo and the Gang.
  • Funky Fashion
  • America Loves Scooby-Doo: Music Video
  • Scooby-Doo Street Smarts: Favorite cases of Scooby-Doo Fans
  • Take the Scooby-Doo Challenge
  • Hanna-Barbera: From H to B
  • Scooby-Doo The Whole World Loves You!
  • The Eerie Mystery of the Scooby-Doo History
  • The Scooby-Doo Gang: In Their Own Words

Blu-ray Rating:

  Movie 5/5 stars
  Video  4/5 stars
  Audio 4/5 stars
  Extras 5/5 stars

Overall Blu-ray Experience

4.5/5 stars

Scooby Doo, Where Are You: The Complete Series

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