Monday, July 13, 2015

Deadman and Scooby-Doo



Scooby-Doo and the gang are returning to television with new episodes once again, this time on an upcoming Boomerang series called Be Cool, Scooby-Doo.  It's hard to think of another cartoon property that has been revived as many times and it is a credit to the core concept that seems to strike a nerve with kids of multiple generations.  This new version will be visually different from previous attempts, and it will be interesting to see if audiences respond to the new look.

11 comments:

AirDave said...

Scooby Doo is proving pretty enduring as a comic book as well - it started over at Archie comics, then Dc brought it over for a run of something like 150 issues. Now it's up to the 50-60 mark. DC just launched a bi-monthly Scooby Doo team-up book! So, a Scooby Doo-Deadman team-up is not that outrageous!

FreeLiverFree said...

I always knew Velma was a ticking time-bomb.

Anonymous said...

I tried watching the "Scooby Doo, Mystery Inc." series. But, turning the Meddling Kids into the latest incarnation of a multi-generational team struck me as a rip-off hybrid of X-FILES and LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. So, here's hoping this new animated series will be a whole lot better than the last one. Because, it certainly couldn't be worse!

gfoyle said...

I actually liked the Mystery Inc. version especially the first season and my kids who watched the original also loved it. I really enjoyed the guest appearences by characters from other incarnations and by other Hanna Barbera characters.

Anonymous said...

Those other H-B characters must've guest-starred in the second and final season. One season too late as far as I'm permanently concerned.:-(

Simon Dyer said...

The new series is in the hands of the guys who make Brickleberry. I wouldn't hold out much hope.

Simon Dyer said...

Mystery Incorporated also had HB crossovers as early the first season. Including an entire episode about Scooby teaming up with Captain Caveman, Jabberjaw, Speed Buggy and Boo to save their respective teams from a villian trying to eliminate all mystery solving teams. The Quest family also appeared in a flashback as an explanation for certain villains having the advanced technology to pull off their disguises.

Not trying to change your mind Anon, but it's worth pointing out.

pblfsda said...

@Air Dave: Scooby didn't start at Archie. It started at Gold Key/Whitman almost when the series started. Then it went to Charlton in the mid-70's, then Marvel in the late 70's. He disappeared from comics in the 1980's when children's entertainment became commercials for lines of toys. (No individual characters allowed-- only large groups of characters: Smurfs, Transformers, Care Bears, G.I.Joes, Thundercats, Muppet Babies, Popples, Snorks, etc.) He resurfaced in the early 90's with Harvey and THEN Archie (his fifth U.S. comics publisher) and then DC.

Sholly Fisch said...

Ha! Just stumbled across this page. Since you posted this particular team-up a week ago, I don't know if you're still checking comments. But, as far as a Deadman/Scooby-Doo team-up is concerned, well... check out Scooby-Doo Team-Up #13 (the Halloween issue) this fall...

Ross said...

Cool, It'll be great to see a "real" team-up! I had Scooby and the gang meet up with Man-Bat on an earlier cover and was glad when he showed up in the comic later on as well!

Anonymous said...

@Simon Dyer: then, once again, it must've come after I got permanently discouraged by the Season 1 episodes I did see. Either that, or those cameos were quite literally forgettable.

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