Top Scooby-Doo Series and Movies

Originally this list was as rated by IMDB voters, but the votes were bizarre and inexplicable in many cases, giving low marks to widely-acclaimed versions, and high marks to endless Scrappy-Doo variations and even a Scrappy rerun compilation! (??)

So now I'm just listing my own opinions of what's good, interesting, noteworthy--or not. :) I haven't seen all of the (seemingly thousands of) new productions, so some items are left off this list. I saw almost all of the old productions, though...even if I sometimes ask myself why in retrospect!
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events. (23 mins.)
“ In my opinion, the absolute best of all the series, with the most complex plotting and characterization, and a very satisfying overall story arc.

Recurring characters that are new to this series are fun and interesting (such as Velma's friend, nicknamed "Hot Dog Water"), and some characters from other productions make appearances here as well (such as the Hex Girls and Vincent van Ghoul), thus deepening and enriching the show's mythology.

If you're a Scooby-Doo fan at all, it's worth your time to check out this series. ” - tomh1138-1
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are launched into the 21st century, with new mysteries to solve. (30 mins.)
“ I don't understand the fan outrage about this project. This is a refreshing return to the original mystery-solving format for the first time since in over a decade at this point, and those mysteries are some of the most clever that the franchise has ever done.

Yeah, Frank Welker doesn't do a very good Scooby, but Casey Kasem makes a welcome return to the role of Shaggy for the first time in a decade.

(Don't get me wrong; Frank Welker is a GENIUS and the best voice actor since Mel Blanc. But he's just not a good fit for Scooby. Scott Innes should have been allowed to continue in the role.) ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on. (86 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Here's another one where I simply don't understand the audience hatred. It nicely tweaks many of the cliches of the series while treating its characters with affection. Also, it has one of the best spoofs of Scrappy-Doo that I've ever seen.

It's extremely well cast, particularly Matt Lillard as Shaggy and Linda Cardellini as the first-ever sexy Velma! Also, Neil Innes does an outstanding job as Scooby. ” - tomh1138-1
Night of the Living Doo (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up hitchiking Gary Coleman, and the Mystery Machine soon proceeds... (18 mins.)
“ A very funny, affectionate parody of the NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES days when the gang kept running into celebrities in every episode. The "special guests" are Gary Coleman and pre-"Arrested Development" David Cross, the latter of whom none of the characters recognize. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang. (93 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Nice to see a lot of classic monsters from the original series back, and a mini-BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER reunion for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seth Green. ” - tomh1138-1
Johnny Bravo (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Johnny gets a lesson on how to behave around women via a "Schoolhouse Rock"-type singer. (30 mins.)
“ The stories creep closer to self-parody in this clever segment of the series. ” - tomh1138-1
The Scooby-Doo Project (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Scooby gang get lost in the woods while trying the solve the mystery of a mysterious creature lurking within the forest. (10 mins.)
“ A short film that aired on Cartoon Network - a clever spoof of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function. (30 mins.)
“ The original, so it's worth liking, although the cliches have become so obvious over time that it's hard to watch now, to be honest. ” - tomh1138-1
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A pre-teen version of Scooby Doo, with a pint-sized version of the title character. (30 mins.)
“ This cartoon was the first in many years to return to the original mystery-solving format, and included musical romps like the original series did. There's a bit of self-aware humor going on, and some Looney Tunes-esque stretching of the animation. Thanks to Tom Ruegger, who would go on to TINY TOON ADVENTURES and ANIMANIACS, this is significantly better than anything produced in the preceding decade. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected. (77 mins.)
“ After tons of Scrappy-Doo garbage, and finally a hiatus, this movie presented a step in the right direction with the return of the full Mystery, Inc. gang, and with better animation than ever seen before in the series. Unfortunately, they're bragging about the wrong thing: "This time, the monsters are REAL!" Um, yeah, that's what made the series lame for so many years. Nothing new there.

Scott Innes is very good as Scooby, but the otherwise brilliant Billy West makes for an unconvincing Shaggy. ” - tomh1138-1
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series. (24 mins.)
“ I believe these Scooby segments were the ones under the banner THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW in rerun/syndication. These episodes featured Scooby-Dum and Scooby-Dee, the cousins of Scooby who were at least slightly more interesting than Scrappy.

Scooby also crossed over and guest starred in a Blue Falcon and Dynomutt episode. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The gang goes on a trip to check on Velma's younger sister, Madelyn. She's been studying stage magic at the Whirlen Merlin Magic Academy, where apparently there have been sightings of a giant griffin. The gang decides to investigate. (76 mins.)
“ Most notable because Matt Lillard, who played Shaggy in the live-action movies, takes over as the official voice of Shaggy for all productions with this film. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The gang go to Australia to investigate the recent disappearances of the performances at the music festivals, by the so called 'Yowie Yahoo'. (72 mins.)
Director: Scott Jeralds
“ In a fun twist, the makers of this film deliberately tried to mimic the style of the original 1969 SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? exactly, right down to the music score and the brighter, flatter animation. Also, this is the first of the direct-to-video movies to go back to the "monster isn't real" format. The Hex Girls (see below) also make a return appearance. ” - tomh1138-1
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
Episode: I Never Met the Dead Man (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Peter goes into shock, after he disabled the entire Quahog cable system while giving Meg driving lessons; Stevie plots to rid the world of broccoli. (22 mins.)
“ I don't much care for raunchy spoofs of childhood favorites, but the notion of the Mystery, Inc. gang tracking down a serial killer *is* kind of funny. Bonus points for getting Frank Welker to actually voice Freddy Jones for this spoof, as he's done in almost every official production since 1969. ” - tomh1138-1
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bat-Mite hosts a series of Batman's most bizarre adventures including the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin, a Japanese-influenced Bat-Manga and a guest starring role from the Scooby Gang and Weird Al Yankovic. (30 mins.)
“ A surreal and often amusing "What if?" story that has the Mystery, Inc. gang re-teaming with the Caped Crusader for the first time since the 1970s. That's Paul Ruebens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) as Bat-Mite, and Frank Welker (Fred and Scooby) voices a MAD-Magazine-parody version of Batman in another segment. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed. (120 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ Interesting because it casts an Asian actress as Velma for the first time. Brought to you by Brian Levant, who ruined THE FLINTSTONES for everybody with the 1994 live-action movie. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The gang meet the faded Blue Falcon lead actor at a comic book convention, as he swears revenge for being left out of Hollywood... (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Goguen
“ Interesting for re-teaming Scooby with Dynomutt for the first time since the 1970s. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch. (70 mins.)
Director: Jim Stenstrum
“ The terrific Scott Innes takes over as Shaggy (in addition to continuing to play Scooby) in this first follow-up to 1998's "Zombie Island." Also features the first appearance of the rock band known as the Hex Girls, who would show up in many other incarnations of the series. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever. (74 mins.)
Director: Jim Stenstrum
“ Extraterrestrials provide an interesting variation, and a nice change from the usual ghosts & goblins. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all. (74 mins.)
Director: Jim Stenstrum
“ Another nice variation on a theme. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.
“ No mystery solving, just playing games with Fred Flintstone and Yogi Bear, strangely enough. Still often funny, though. ” - tomh1138-1
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters. (43 mins.)
“ The one with all the celebrity guest stars, which could be sometimes charming. ” - tomh1138-1
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mystery Inc. teams up with Batman and Robin to uncover a counterfeiting ring run by a strange hooded figure who has been sending counterfeit money to the Joker and the Penguin. (43 mins.)
“ Even though it's just an episode of the series, it's worth noting since Scooby teams up with Batman and Robin. Casey Kasem voices both Shaggy and Robin.

The two groups teamed up twice, with the second team-up in December of the same year, in "The Caped Crusader Caper." ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map (2013 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Scooby-Doo and the gang find a treasure map in a pizza and set out to find the treasure of Gnarlybeard the Pirate, encountering Gnarlybeard, the Phantom Parrot, a spooky lighthouse keeper, and a suspicious archaeologist along the way. (42 mins.)
Director: Jomac Noph
“ A fascinating little oddity that has the characters presented as puppets, with many top-flight puppeteers from the Henson troupe performing the characters' bodies. (The voices are by the usual crew.) Not sure what the point of making this film this way was, but it's an interesting little curio. ” - tomh1138-1
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Shaggy and Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released. (30 mins.)
“ One of the first attempts to break out of the mold that the show had been trapped in for several years. Still a pretty terrible program, but better than much of what came before it in the 1980's. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When Scooby tries to make it big in Hollywood with little success, the rest of the gang try to convince him to return to his normal Saturday morning cartoon. (49 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
“ An attempt to break out of the cliches by doing spoofs of then-popular TV shows. No mystery solving here, though. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An updated version of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery cartoon. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van... (30 mins.)
“ Better in its first year, when the rest of Mystery Inc. was there, and they were still solving mysteries. ” - tomh1138-1
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Adventures of Mystery, Inc. members Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as they solve various crimes around the world with the help of inherited cash and inventions from Shaggy's missing uncle.
“ Abandoning everything that made the past few incarnations of the late '90s/early 2000's great, this bizarre series ditches the Mystery, Inc. gang except for Scooby and Shaggy, inexpicably drawn in anime style, going on adventures that seem like AUSTIN POWERS-styled knockoffs. Huh? ” - tomh1138-1
The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A one-hour featuring episodes of both the Scooby-Doo and Richie Rich cartoon series. Scooby and the... (60 mins.)
“ Despite the cover, Scooby never actually interacts with Richie Rich. This is just the second season of the Scrappy-Doo show. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Scooby and Shaggy tell an Arabic Caliph two stories, the first about Aliyah-din, a young girl aided by two genies played Yogi and Boo-Boo and the second about Sinbad the Sailor played by Magilla Gorilla. (69 mins.)
“ Just...WHY? Why are these characters shoehorned into this adaptation that also features Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, and Magilla Gorilla? Very strange. At least Scrappy is nowhere to be seen.

So sad that this had to be the last production with Don Messick, the original voice of Scooby, in the role. ” - tomh1138-1
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy travel the world doing various things. Unlike its predecessors, this is not a mystery series. (60 mins.)
“ This was IMO where the franchise goes completely off the rail, with random dumb stories, and real supernatural events. No mystery solving, or anything of interest, going on here. ” - tomh1138-1
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An updated version of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery cartoon. Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van... (30 mins.)
“ Why did they have to do so many tiny variations on this same rotten idea? ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance... (93 mins.)
“ Just one of an endless succession of "real supernatural" TV movies done during this period. ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Scooby Doo and the gang visited a haunted school. After the girls are kidnapped, it's up to Scooby and the gang to save them. (92 mins.)
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest. (92 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An updated version of the classic Hannah-Barbera mystery cartoon. The story for this series is about the same as for the older series... (30 mins.)
“ Just more inane, watered-down Scrappy-Doo stories. ” - tomh1138-1
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000 TV Series)
Episode: Shaggy Busted (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When the weaving Mystery Machine is pulled over, a giggling Shaggy and Scooby are held for possession. The gang enlists Harvey to defend the two in the entirely circumstantial case. (15 mins.)
Director: Robert Renzetti
“ An absolutely terrible, incoherent spoof where Shaggy gets tried in court for supposedly doing drugs. None of the jokes make any sense, and it's sloppy edited. Were the people who *made* this on drugs at the time? ” - tomh1138-1
Scooby's Mystery Funhouse (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Re-run package of episodes from earlier installments of the popular Saturday morning cartoon series. (30 mins.)
“ Just a regurgitation of several previously-aired Scrappy segments. ” - tomh1138-1