Scooby-Doo – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Matthew Lillard is INSANE for LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/matthew-lillard-insane-lego-scooby-doo-blowout-beach-bash/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/matthew-lillard-insane-lego-scooby-doo-blowout-beach-bash/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:12:41 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=84817 It just so happens that some of the cast and crew of LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash were available for interviews at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this past Sunday, including the voice of Shaggy, Matthew Lillard.

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash comes out on DVD today and is already available on Digital Download. So, if you think for any reason you should stop reading after that first sentence because you already have seen all there is to see about this story, you don’t know the half of it. It just so happens that some of the cast and crew of LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash were available for interviews at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this past Sunday, including the voice of Shaggy, Matthew Lillard.

Matthew Lillard has been playing Shaggy for many, many years in live-action Scooby Doo films, as well as animated and LEGO animated versions of Scooby Doo. This man knows this character through and through, and has seen and done it all as Shaggy. Last year, at the Scooby Doo and WWE panel, Matthew Lillard was put into a wrestling move he couldn’t escape by 2-Time WWE Divas Champion Paige. So, when we went to SDCC to interview Matthew Lillard, we knew anything could happen, but we never anticipated this:

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day!

People who attended SDCC last Sunday were amongst the first audience to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stayed for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Adventures of Bill & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy & Daphne, respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderated the hijinks. LEGO® Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash is available today, July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Interviews http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-wwe-curse-speed-demon-interviews/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-wwe-curse-speed-demon-interviews/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=77117 Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon is a combination of Scooby Doo meets WWE meets Wacky Racers, with a little bit of Mad Max. Scooby and Shaggy team up with the Undertaker in the “Scoobinator”, while the gang tries to solve the mystery of why Inferno wants to sabotage the race.

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We’ve been fortunate in the past to interview the cast of Scooby Doo, so when we received our invite to interview them for Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, we jumped on it faster than you can say Scooby Snack. We always have a great time hanging out and interviewing Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Daphne (Grey Griffin) and this year was no exception.

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Joining them for interviews were Executive Producer Brandon Vietti, WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Director Tim Divar, and WWE Champions Sheamus and Paige. The panel following the interviews was one of the highlights of the weekend when Paige demonstrated a submission move on Matthew Lillard.

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Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon is a combination of Scooby Doo meets WWE meets Wacky Racers, with a little bit of Mad Max. Scooby and Shaggy team up with the Undertaker in the “Scoobinator”, while the gang tries to solve the mystery of why Inferno wants to sabotage the race.

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Watch for Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon to be released today, August 9, 2016, by Warner Bros Home Video and WWE Home Video.

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Enjoy these interviews by ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC):

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Rick Morales: Exclusive LEGO Scooby Doo Interview http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/rick-morales-exclusive-lego-scooby-doo-interview/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/rick-morales-exclusive-lego-scooby-doo-interview/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:22:30 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59250 For today's story, we have an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. Rick Morales directed the film, and ToonBarn's Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood – Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood – this time in LEGO® form – where they visit a legendary motion picture studio that’s haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was there at WonderCon for the world premiere of this all-new film, and interviewed members of the cast and crew – led by director Rick Morales, writer Jim Krieg, and popular voice actor James Arnold Taylor – as they told the tales of making the movie. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderated the panel. The cast includes Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Kate Micucci (Velma), Scott Menville, Dee Bradley Baker, JB Blanc and Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson!

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack (including a LEGO Scooby Doo figure) on May 10.

For today’s story, we have an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. Rick Morales directed the film, and ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

For those of you wondering, YES, you can get actual LEGO Scooby Doo sets that are directly related to this movie. I found these at Target, so go get yours!

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Jim Krieg: Exclusive LEGO Scooby Doo Interview http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/jim-krieg-lego-scooby-doo-interview/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/jim-krieg-lego-scooby-doo-interview/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:11:42 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59203 ToonBarn has an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. Jim Krieg wrote the screenplay, and ToonBarn's Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood – Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood – this time in LEGO® form – where they visit a legendary motion picture studio that’s haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was there at WonderCon for the world premiere of this all-new film, and interviewed members of the cast and crew – led by director Rick Morales, writer Jim Krieg, and popular voice actor James Arnold Taylor – as they told the tales of making the movie. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderated the panel. The cast includes Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Kate Micucci (Velma), Scott Menville, Dee Bradley Baker, JB Blanc and Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson!

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack (including a LEGO Scooby Doo figure) on May 10.

For today’s story, we have an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. Jim Krieg wrote the screenplay, and ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

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James Arnold Taylor: Exclusive LEGO Scooby Doo Interview http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/james-arnold-taylor-exclusive-interview/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/james-arnold-taylor-exclusive-interview/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:43:15 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59173 For today's story, we have an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. James Arnold Taylor plays Chet Brickton, and ToonBarn's Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood – Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood – this time in LEGO® form – where they visit a legendary motion picture studio that’s haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was there at WonderCon for the world premiere of this all-new film, and interviewed members of the cast and crew – led by director Rick Morales, writer Jim Krieg, and popular voice actor James Arnold Taylor – as they told the tales of making the movie. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderated the panel. The cast includes Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Kate Micucci (Velma), Scott Menville, Dee Bradley Baker, JB Blanc and Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson!

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LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack (including a LEGO Scooby Doo figure) on May 10.

For today’s story, we have an exclusive interview from the WonderCon Premiere of LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. James Arnold Taylor plays Chet Brickton, and ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell spoke with him before the panel that premiered the film.

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates.

Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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CLIP: Be Cool Scooby-Doo! – Scary Christmas http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/clip-be-cool-scary-christmas/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/clip-be-cool-scary-christmas/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:57:10 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57331 Warner Bros. Animation is giving fans of the Scooby Doo franchise an early Holiday treat, as they have just released a preview clip for the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Christmas special, titled “Scary Christmas.” Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’s appropriately themed Holiday episode will air this coming Monday, November 30 at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network, and will […]

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Warner Bros. Animation is giving fans of the Scooby Doo franchise an early Holiday treat, as they have just released a preview clip for the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Christmas special, titled “Scary Christmas.”

Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’s appropriately themed Holiday episode will air this coming Monday, November 30 at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network, and will focus on the Scooby Gang during Christmas Eve when Fred is raring to solve a Christmas mystery. Unfortunately, the gang find themselves stranded on a town being attacked by a Pterodactyl, and it’s starting to look like they have on their hands a mystery that doesn’t have anything to do with Christmas.

You can watch the clip as well as view a bunch of images below:

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WB Planning an Animated Scooby Doo Film http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/wb-planning-animated-scooby-doo-film/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/wb-planning-animated-scooby-doo-film/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:00:33 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=56041 This will be good news to people who are fans of the Scooby Doo franchise but hated the live action adaptation: Warner Bros. has recently announced plans to produce a new film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? franchise with Tony Cervone (Space Jam, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated) helming the […]

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This will be good news to people who are fans of the Scooby Doo franchise but hated the live action adaptation: Warner Bros. has recently announced plans to produce a new film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? franchise with Tony Cervone (Space Jam, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated) helming the project. The difference this time around is that the film will not have any live action parts. It’s going to be 2D all the way, baby.

The new Scooby Doo movie will be produced by American Hustle duo Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with other names being bandied about consisting of producer Allison Abbate, exec producer Dan Povenmire (of Phineas and Ferb!) and screenwriter Matt Lieberman. The film will be released under WB’s Warner Animation Group banner. The studio is targeting September 21, 2018 as the release date.

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Scooby Doo! and KISS at SDCC – Panel, Interviews, Premiere! http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-kiss-sdcc-panel-interviews-premiere/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-kiss-sdcc-panel-interviews-premiere/#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:14:01 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=55572 It was well written by Kevin Shinick, who kept the personalities of all characters, including the members of KISS, intact. I just want to find out what "cough syryp" he was taking when he wrote some of these scenes.

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Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is the twenty-fourth film in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films and was released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment digitally July 10, 2015, after SDCC attendees saw the World Premiere screening in Hall H the night before the release. The movie was written by Kevin Shinick and directed/produced by Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt.

Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of ”those meddling kids” join up with Starchild, Demon, Catman and Spaceman to solve the mystery of the Crimson Witch and why she haunts KISS World, an amusement park dedicated to the band.

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The movie includes several KISS songs, including “Rock and Roll All Night”, “Shout it Out Loud”, “I Was Made for Loving You”, “Detroit Rock City”, and “Modern Day Delilah” as well as an original new song performed by the band written just for the film called “Don’t Touch My Ascot”.

Check out the SDCC interviews that ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell had with the legendary band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer, vocal talents Pauley Perrette (Crimson Witch), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Jason Mewes (Worker #1) and Kevin Smith (Worker #2); as well as Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt (Directors/Producers) and Kevin Shinick (Writer).

After the interviews and the World Premiere screening of the film, Kevin Smith moderated a panel that included everyone we had the pleasure of meeting on the red carpet. The band revealed which Scooby episodes were their favorite, and teased Eric about him being the one fan of Scrappy Doo. Kevin Shinick explained how the 1978 TV movie “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park” influenced and inspired him for this film.

As we watched the movie, it was always in the back of my mind as to how they were going to prove that the Crimson Witch was just someone in a mask, and the characters themselves, mostly Velma, teased that there is always a logical explanation for the special effects that make it look like there’s a real ghost. The deeper we got into the film, it was clear that something “out of this world” was going on, as spaceships, the superhero powers of KISS, and portals to other worlds made their way into the plot. Of course, there were always extended sequences of the ghouls chasing the Mystery, Inc. gang so we could sing along with several classic KISS songs. OK, I was definitely singing along with them. The kids in the audience? Not so much. But, that’s the beauty of this crossover. It brings together multiple generations and fans of different genres into one wild film of animation, rock music, comedy, suspense, mystery, and a couple characters that never seem to get enough food.

Overall, this film was a fun, wild ride that I could see again and again. It was definitely a huge improvement over “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park”, and although some of the songs were the same, and it took place in an Amusement Theme Park, nothing else was similar at all. It was well written by Kevin Shinick, who kept the personalities of all characters, including the members of KISS, intact. I just want to find out what “cough syryp” he was taking when he wrote some of these scenes.

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Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD right now! We hope you enjoyed the interviews. There will be many more coming from San Diego Comic-Con soon, as other franchises have new releases in the next few weeks.

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Scooby-Doo Is On Instagram http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-instagram/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-instagram/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:04 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=47417 This one goes out to the Scooby-Doo fans in the audience. Scooby-Doo has his own Instagram account! It’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s a cute account to add to your roster. Still don’t know if you should follow Scooby in all his Instagram glory? Here’s a sample of what you’ll get: You can […]

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This one goes out to the Scooby-Doo fans in the audience. Scooby-Doo has his own Instagram account! It’s nothing to get excited about, but it’s a cute account to add to your roster.

Still don’t know if you should follow Scooby in all his Instagram glory? Here’s a sample of what you’ll get:

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You can follow the account here.

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Scooby-Doo Appears In State Farm Commercial http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-appears-state-farm-commercial/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-appears-state-farm-commercial/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:00:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=44146 With all the driving the gang does, you have to wonder about their car insurance – or their seemingly endless supply of free time and money. Well, wonder no longer. It turns out that Scooby and his fellow crime enthusiasts use State Farm, and a recent commercial attests to this tidbit of information. According to […]

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With all the driving the gang does, you have to wonder about their car insurance – or their seemingly endless supply of free time and money. Well, wonder no longer. It turns out that Scooby and his fellow crime enthusiasts use State Farm, and a recent commercial attests to this tidbit of information.

According to AdWeek:

The spot was created with Warner Brothers and uses the official character graphics, voices and music tracks from the cartoon. The animated agent is based on a real person, too—State Farm agent Lucy Rodas, who “helps her customers get to a groovier state in Norwalk, Calif.,” according to the company.

In an opening scene familiar to anyone who watches the show, the gang is driving down the road in the dark and comes across the Creeper. The Creeper frightens Fred to the point that he chooses to veer off the road – thus bringing about a dilemma. The gang is at a loss on what to do, but Velma decides that the best course of action is to summon State Farm. A State Farm agent named Lucy steps in to save the day and point out the fact that the green-skinned creature in the suit is hardly a threat. Cue the “meddling kids” line and you have an ad ready to air to the masses.

Not every Scooby-Doo project gets my stamp of approval, but if you consider yourself a fan of the cowardly dog and his cohorts, this is a cute video to check out.

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Warner Bros. Planning New Animated Scooby Doo Film http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/warner-bros-planning-animated-scooby-doo-film/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/warner-bros-planning-animated-scooby-doo-film/#respond Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=42094 According to Variety, Warner Bros. is currently developing a new Scooby Doo feature film, but instead of a live-action/CG animated hybrid, the studio is going for a fully animated film. The project was set up with Atlas Entertainment, with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle attached as producers. Both Suckle and Roven were also producers for […]

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According to Variety, Warner Bros. is currently developing a new Scooby Doo feature film, but instead of a live-action/CG animated hybrid, the studio is going for a fully animated film.

The project was set up with Atlas Entertainment, with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle attached as producers. Both Suckle and Roven were also producers for the 2002 live action/cg animation hybrid Scooby doo film, as well as Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed, which was released two years later. The first film generated $275 million worldwide, and the second followed with $180 million.

Roven’s recent works include Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises. He will also be one of the producers for Sony’s upcoming American Hustle. As for scripting duties, Warner has tapped Matt Lieberman, whose past credits include Disney’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

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Scooby Doo Teams Up with the WWE in Upcoming Movie http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-teams-wwe-upcoming-movie/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-teams-wwe-upcoming-movie/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=33162 WWE Studios and Warner Bros. have jointly announced a partnership that will see the two unlikely outfits collaborate on a new Scooby-Doo animated feature, which will have Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at a Wrestlemania and butting heads (literally?) with famous WWE Superstars such as Triple H, Kane, John Cena, The Miz, and […]

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Scooby Doo Teams Up with the WWE in Upcoming Movie

WWE Studios and Warner Bros. have jointly announced a partnership that will see the two unlikely outfits collaborate on a new Scooby-Doo animated feature, which will have Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at a Wrestlemania and butting heads (literally?) with famous WWE Superstars such as Triple H, Kane, John Cena, The Miz, and others.

The plot of the upcoming movie centers on Shaggy and Scooby, who both won tickets to Wrestlemania, prompting the entire Mystery Inc. gang to travel to WWE City in order to attend the epic event. Unfortunately, their fun is cut short when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin Wrestlemania. The WWE wrestlers who will be featured in the movie will be lending their voices to their animated counterparts.

“Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure,” said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video. “We’re excited to leverage the WWE’s family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang.”

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year—WrestleMania.”

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Cartoon Network to Release New Season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/cartoon-network-release-season-scooby-doo-mystery-incorporated/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/cartoon-network-release-season-scooby-doo-mystery-incorporated/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=32205 Warner Bros. Animation has just teamed up with Cartoon Network in order to produce and launch a new season of the animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, which will bring back the odd bunch of mystery-solving characters Scooby-doo, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy for another fun-and horror!-filled ride. Scheduled to debut on Monday, July 30 at […]

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Cartoon Network to Release New Season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Warner Bros. Animation has just teamed up with Cartoon Network in order to produce and launch a new season of the animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, which will bring back the odd bunch of mystery-solving characters Scooby-doo, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy for another fun-and horror!-filled ride.

Scheduled to debut on Monday, July 30 at 2m, Cartoon Network air around 3 full weeks’ worth of new episodes from Monday to Friday at 2pm, with the season opener following the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Gang as they reunite after going their separate ways at the end of season one.

The series is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10) and features the voices of Frank Welker (Futurama), Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life), Grey DeLisle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Matthew Lillard (The Descendents). Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone (The Looney Tunes Show) will both serve as supervising producers.

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Scooby Doo – Music of the Vampire to be released on DVD and Blu Ray http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-music-vampire-released-dvd-blu-ray/ http://www.toonbarn.com/scooby-doo/scooby-doo-music-vampire-released-dvd-blu-ray/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:00:39 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=26190 Warner Home Video has a brand new animated video in store for fans of the Scooby Doo series to sink their teeth into with the upcoming video release of Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire, which comes in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats, as well as an Ultraviolet copy for the DVD edition. Scooby-Doo Music […]

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Scooby Doo – Music of the Vampire to be released on DVD and Blu Ray

Warner Home Video has a brand new animated video in store for fans of the Scooby Doo series to sink their teeth into with the upcoming video release of Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire, which comes in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats, as well as an Ultraviolet copy for the DVD edition.

Scooby-Doo Music of the Vampire follows the Scooby Gang as they travel to the Deep South in order to attend the Vampire-Palooza Festival. The event starts of well, but is interrupted by a real vampire who threatens the town and tries to abduct Daphne, claiming her as his vampire bride.

“Vampire stories are a hugely popular genre with consumers and now Scooby-Doo has his very own modern-day vampire encounter in this exciting new film,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Family & Animation Franchise. She added, “This is Scooby-Doo’s first ever musical, which we think is a fun concept that goes well with the premise of the film. It actually takes us back to Scooby-Doo’s early television series, which incorporated a lot of musical elements. We think viewers of all ages will enjoy this DVD release.”

The Scooby-Doo1 Music of the Vampire DVD and Blu Ray will be available in March 13, 2012 for an MSRP of $19.98 and $24.98, respectively.

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