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Scooby-Doo: Where are you! 50th Anniversary SDCC Interviews


ToonBarn is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world’s most lovable, mystery-solving Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, along with the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang, as the complete Hanna-Barbera classic series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! comes to Blu-ray as a collectible, numbered limited edition in Mystery Mansion packaging. We are also celebrating the digital release of a brand-new Warner Bros. animated film Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island, the sequel to the 1998 direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. This is coming to DigitalHD on the same date as the limited edition box set, September 3, 2019. To top it all off, we have exclusive interviews and panel footage from the 50th Anniversary Scooby-Doo Celebration at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)!

This all ties back to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! perfectly, bringing 50 years of Scooby Doo cartoons full circle. In Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and his pals win an all-expense paid vacation and embark on a trip of a lifetime to a tropical paradise. Their destination, however, turns out to be Zombie Island. As soon as they arrive, they realize the place looks strangely familiar and is reminiscent of a trip they took years ago, in which they became wrapped up in a mystery involving zombies.  The gang soon learns that their trip to paradise comes with a price when the zombies re-emerge and attack their hotel.  Will Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang finally solve the mystery behind Zombie Island?

Scooby-Doo Return to Zombie Island features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. 

Scooby and Shaggy run into a Ghost

Scooby and Shaggy run into a Ghost

ToonBarn Head Writer, Marc Morrell, was on hand at the Scooby Doo 50th Anniversary Celebration Panel at SDCC, and has exclusive interviews with Kate Micucci (Velma), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Jeremy Adams (Screenwriter), and Jim Krieg (Producer/Screenwriter). So sit back, have a Scooby snack and enjoy our SDCC Exclusive Interviews:

For the 50th Anniversary limited edition release of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, this must-own box set includes all 41 iconic episodes as a four-disc collection, as well as a Digital Copy of the series, plus unique memorabilia including an exclusive Scooby-Doo Funko keychain and a mini Scooby-Doo encyclopedia.

The discs and digital copy also feature some fantastic brand-new bonus content:

My Life with Scooby – Frank Welker’s Animated Journey (Featurette): Frank Welker is the only voice actor to work on Scooby-Doo in its many incarnations, since the very first series debuted in 1969. Welker has been the voice of Freddy since the beginning and has provided the voice of Scooby-Doo since 2002. My Life with Scooby is a personal look at the seminal voice actor’s five-decade body of work on Scooby-Doo, complete with personal stories and fun memories from the recording booth.

A Scooby-Doo for Everyone (Featurette): The iconic look and feel of the original Scooby-Doo cartoon is a beloved classic and within 50 years of animated adventures, WB Animation has created a host of different versions of the series for each new generation. From the kid-friendly approach of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo to the envisioned look of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, WB Animation has consistently reimagined the characters in fun and exciting ways over five decades. Interviews with the animators behind the many different Scooby-Doo versions, reveal the compelling creative process.

50 Years of Scooby Snacks (Featurette): A narrated history of the cultural impact of everyone’s favourite mystery-solving gang over the last 50 years. This fun-filled featurette is brought to life by interviews with creatives and cultural historians, plus clips from the TV series, films, toys lines, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Scooby-Doo ride, and upcoming animated feature, Scoob.

Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold Trailer: A sneak peak of the all-new Scooby-Doo! Live stage production.


Marc Morrell

I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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