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Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Fantasy  -  14 September 1988 (USA)
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Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest.

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Shaggy (voice)
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Dracula (voice)
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Frankenstein / Skull Head / Gengis Kong (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
Dreadonia / Woman at Store (voice) (as Joanie Gerber)
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Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde (voice)
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Bonejangles (voice) (as Brian Mitchell)
Pat Musick ...
Vanna Pira (voice)
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Mummy (voice)
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Brunch (voice)
Mimi Seaton ...
Screamer (voice) (as Mimi Seton)
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Googie / Repulsa (voice)
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Crunch (voice)
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Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and his girlfriend to help him win the contest.

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The New Scooby-Doo Movie You'll Howl For!


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O Scooby-Doo & o lykanthropos  »

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In the supermarket scene, Crunch and Brunch are clearly seen running out with Shaggy in the trolley. But in the next shot, Crunch is just walking along, looking up at the sky. In the next shot Crunch appears, he's back pushing the trolley again. See more »

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Dracula: [referring to Vanna Pira] Her mind wanders, and she just goes along for the ride.
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Heigh-Ho
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Music by Frank Churchill
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Scooby and Shaggy take a break
6 March 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I saw this like a hundred times when I was a kid and I did not think I would laugh at it as much as I did then. Especially considering this is old school Scooby animation and not the sleeker, brighter animation of recent years. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It's even better than Scooby's most recent adventure (The Monster of Mexico).

There is no Mystery Inc or Mystery Machine in this movie. It's just Shaggy (wearing a red shirt instead of a green one) and Scooby (and unfortunately, Scrappy, tho he doesn't feature prominently) and Shag's girlfriend Googy. Shaggy lives in an alarmingly large, mansion-esque house and is chosen by Count Dracula to become a werewolf so he can take part in a race for monsters.

Despite looking cute and cuddly as a Werewolf, Shaggy obviously doesn't want to do it but Dracula promises to change him back to human if he wins. What follows is a Scooby Doo version of the Wacky Races as insane customized cars battle it out on an anything-goes Transylvanian race-course.

The majority of laughs come from Dracula, ever so desperate to keep his wicked plan from falling apart and always making a complete idiot of himself.

It's also new to see Shaggy not jump into Scooby's arms every time he sees a monster. And this time they're real too , not just some guy in a mask.

I would definitely recommend this to Scooby fans and those who are just total Scooby completists (like me). It's very funny and totally rewatchable.

The DVD is in 1.33:1, as drawn and comes with a Dolby Mono soundtrack.


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