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Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost -- When world-famous horror writer Ben Ravencroft tracks down the Mystery Inc. team to figure out why a ghost has decided to haunt his hometown's popular Autumn Harvest festival.
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Rick Copp (written by) and
David A. Goodman (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1999 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Much better than you'd expect – comedy, good animation and all the old favourites See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Scott Innes ... Scooby Doo / Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Daphne (voice)

Frank Welker ... Fred Jones (voice)

B.J. Ward ... Velma (voice)

Tim Curry ... Ben Ravencroft (voice)

Kimberly Brooks ... Luna (voice)

Jennifer Hale ... Thorn (voice)

Jane Wiedlin ... Dusk (voice)

Bob Joles ... Jack (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Sarah Ravencroft (voice)
Peter Renaday ... Mr. McKnight (voice)

Neil Ross ... Mayor (voice)

Directed by
Jim Stenstrum 
 
Writing credits
Rick Copp (written by) and
David A. Goodman (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Davis Doi .... supervising producer
William Hanna .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
 
Casting by
Collette Sunderman 
 
Production Management
Christopher Keenan .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Mark Bachand .... props
Victor Dal Chele .... storyboard artist
Dublin Evans .... storyboard artist
Marcus Williams .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Stuart Ablaza .... foley editor
Jeff O. Collins .... sound recording engineer
Tim Gedemer .... sound effects design
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jim Hearn .... dialogue editor
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Holderer)
Carol Iverson .... track reader
Kerry Iverson .... dialogue editor
Michael Jiron .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael E. Jiron)
Andrea Lawson .... foley mixer
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Rowe .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hiroki Abe .... key animator
Yoshio Chatani .... assistant animation director
Ruben Chavez .... background artist
Yoshishige Kosako .... key animator
Mark Lewis .... clean-up artist: character design
Genichi Murakami .... key animator
Kiyoshi Nakamura .... key animator
Kôji Nanke .... key animator
Shoichi Seki .... key animator
Hiroyuki Shimizu .... key animator
Kenichi Shimizu .... key animator
Hiroshi Takaguchi .... key animator
Yumiko Uematsu .... key animator
Tôru Yoshida .... assistant animation director
 
Editorial Department
Julianne Humbert .... post-production coordinator (as Julianne Lins)
 
Music Department
Bodie Chandler .... music supervisor
Bodie Chandler .... song producer
Louis Febre .... conductor
Louis Febre .... orchestrator
Janice Hayen .... music preparation
Gary Lionelli .... song producer
John Richards .... scoring mixer
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... music production supervisor
Jeffrey Schindler .... conductor
Marty Wereski .... music editor
Patti Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
 
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Dane Taylor .... production technology
Kris Zimmerman .... voice director
 

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70 min
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Trivia:
Billy West did not reprise his role as Shaggy from the previous film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) (V), so director Jim Stenstrum was thinking of replacing West with Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Tom Kenny and Dee Bradley Baker, but they all lost to Scott Innes.See more »
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Continuity: While Wicca is a nature-oriented religion that did not appear until the 20th Century, nature-oriented spiritual healers could very well have existed in the 1600s. Additionally, being a religion, Wicca is not passed down through bloodlines.See more »
Quotes:
[Shaggy has just thrown a bucket of water on Sarah Ravencroft]
Sarah Ravencroft:What was that?
Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers:You're not melting! Like, it worked in "The Wizard of Oz"!
Sarah Ravencroft:[to Shaggy] Fool, I shall destroy thee!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Earth, Wind, Fire, and AirSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Much better than you'd expect – comedy, good animation and all the old favourites, 18 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Whilst investigating a haunted museum the gang meet horror writer Ben Ravencroft and get invited back to his hometown. When they get to Oakhaven they find the tourist season at full flow – attracted by tales of the ghost of Ben's ancestor who was burnt as a witch. The gang begin to try and unravel the town's mystery despite the many red herrings.

This update of Scooby Doo is much better than you'd expect it to be. The plot is just what you expect from Scooby Doo (witch haunting town – but is it real or is someone up to no good etc). However it does have a little added spice by having some modern twists – like the fact that Fred always wants to go off with Daphne when they split, or Fred being tired getting called a `kid', or Thelma's geeky status nicely kept.

The plot is good for the most, with plenty of red herrings to make it less than obvious as to who's behind everything. The animation is good – the gang are nearly identical to the original, with the exception maybe of Fred. However the feel of the film is quite like the dark mood of the Batman animated series. The only complaint is that you can that it is modern by the use of car chases, supernatural battles and Batman-type fights. However it is good to see the characters in a well animated adventure – even if some of the ghosts are more scary and less comedy that they are usually.

The voice work is good – except Fred doesn't sound quite like he should. Tim Curry is good but really you know that if he's going to do the voice then his character is going have some meat on it. The `ghost' is poor – all `thee' and `thou'. But in the most case the voices are fine.

Overall it is a modern telling so we really do have ghosts etc, but apart from this it's actually very enjoyable – the humour, the pop culture references etc all made it much better than I thought it would be, even if some of (The Hex Girls) doesn't work very well. Oh – and did we need to have the Scooby Doo theme song by Billy Ray Cyrus?

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