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, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of ...
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After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ... See full summary »
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, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, monsters and unexplained occurrences. Joining the gang is Scooby's pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo. Unlike his uncle, the little pup is constantly looking for a fight, and it is all Scooby and Shaggy can do to keep him from hurtling head-on into every ghost and monster they encounter. Of course, after doing a little investigating, the hauntings always have a more down-to-earth explanation. Written by
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After the first season (from "The Scarab lives" to "The Ransom of Scooby Chief") of this show, the shorts were made with only Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy doo. The absence of the characters Fred, Velma and Daphne was due to some of the voice actors involved in the Strike and Emmy Awards boycott of 1980. After "The Ransom of Scooby Chief", Don Messick "had" to replace Lennie Weinrib as the voice actor for Scrappy Doo. See more »
This show started out with great mystery episodes. I think everyone is in the first 15 or 16 episodes. After that, the show started playing short episodes with Shaggy, Scooby doo, and Scrappy doo.
I think Hanna Barbera Productions had to change 20 minutes episodes into short episodes. Some of the voice actors became unavailable. After 15 or 16 episodes, Frank Welker (who played Fred) became unavailable. I believe the voice of Velma changes after first 11 episodes, because the first voice actress (Patricia Stevens)who played Velma was unavailable due to health reasons. So Marla Frumkin took over for the role of Velma. Lennie Weinrib who played Scrappy also became unavailable. I heard that this had to do with some of the voice actors being involved in the big 1980 strike. So Don Messick ended up playing both Scooby doo and Scrappy doo.
And the network ordered the Hanna Barbera studio to make more episodes. So they ended making shorts with Shaggy, Scooby doo, and Scrappy doo. I love the first 16 episodes, because these episodes had to do with mysteries. I liked other ones. But not as much as the first 16 episodes. But I cannot blame Hanna Barbera, because this happened due to the unavailability of voice actors and actresses who were involved in 1980 strike.
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