Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and Hector the Bulldog are the pets of Granny, a gingerly matron with a penchant for solving mysteries. Granny is a Jessica Fletcher-like traveling detective who... See full summary »
An updated version of the classic Hannah-Barbera mystery cartoon. The story for this series is about the same as for the older series, with one major change: the Mystery Machine gang is now... See full summary »
Chip and Dale, Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and the Mystery Inc. crew travel to Scotland on vacation and find themselves unexpectedly tackling their biggest monstrosity ever: the Loch Ness Monster! Does it really ... See full summary »
An updated version of the classic Hannah-Barbera mystery cartoon. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of ... See full summary »
The first regular series to use all of the original Scooby characters since _"Scooby and Scrappy-Doo" (1979)_. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1984) featured Velma and Freddy in a few episodes, but most only feature Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo, Shaggy, and Daphne. See more »
During the opening credits, when the gang is shown running in silhouette form, Fred's silhouette doesn't appear. See more »
After over a decade of inaction following A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Joseph Barbera and company decided to give Scooby and the gang a makeover with 2002's What's New, Scooby Doo? The show doesn't really stray away from the original format; what brings things down is the voices.
Here's the thing: the only original voice actors that returned for this series are Frank Welker (Fred) and Casey Kasem (Shaggy). Mindy Cohn takes over as the voice of Velma (but that's not really surprising because Velma has had a different voice in just about every series; plus, the voice isn't as annoying as whoever took over in 1979 after Patricia Stevens left), and even Heather North failed to reprise her role of Daphne (to be fair, though, North didn't do the voice in 1969); she is replaced by Grey DeLisle.
The strangest thing of all is Scooby-Doo's new voice. Since Don Messick died back in 1997, Frank Welker does the voice, and to say that he doesn't sound the same would be an understatement. It's not that I was expecting the voice to be identical, but Welker's version sounds, well, weird. Not only that, but he does it in a way that ANYone could be doing the voice. Another thing about it is that Scooby hardly ever talks now; the only thing he really says is "Scooby-dooby-doo!" at the end of each episode, as well as saying "Yeah!" followed by a snippet of what Shaggy just said. Isn't this supposed to be HIS show?
Since the format of the show hasn't changed, people will probably argue over whether the series is classic or dated, but I personally am just going to stick with the episodes from the show's glory days: the 1970s.
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