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Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988)

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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.


Ray Patterson


Jim Ryan





Cast overview:
Don Messick ... Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Shaggy (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Dracula (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Frankenstein / Skull Head / Gengis Kong (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Dreadonia / Woman at Store (voice) (as Joanie Gerber)
Ed Gilbert ... Dr. Jackyll / Mr. Snyde (voice)
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Bonejangles (voice) (as Brian Mitchell)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... Vanna Pira (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Mummy (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Brunch (voice)
Mimi Seaton Mimi Seaton ... Screamer (voice) (as Mimi Seton)
B.J. Ward ... Googie / Repulsa (voice)
Frank Welker ... Crunch (voice)


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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Did You Know?


Given this film's very evident Sequel Hook by implying that Dracula and the Hunch Bunch would return to cause more problems for Scooby and friends as well as the fact that the Superstars 10 was to be a regular series of movies, it heavily implies the story wasn't over before Turner bought Hanna Barbera. See more »


When Shaggy and Scooby try to escape from the castle, Scrappy ties the bedsheets to the bedpost so they can abseil down the tower. But, moments later, Shaggy scrambles back through the window after spotting the crocodile and the sheets have disappeared. See more »


Brunch: This will blow their minds, as well as their ears, now take the microphone old boy and hold it near the water.
Crunch: Blokay.
[puts the microphone under the leaky faucet, causing it to electrocute them both and blow up]
Brunch: I say pick up your ears old friend, I said NEAR the water not IN it.
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Crazy Credits

Hanna-Barbera Swirling Star logo after end credits See more »


Followed by Scooby-Doo: Classic Creep Capers (2000) See more »


Music by Frank Churchill
Variation Sung by Frank Welker
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Actually not as bad as I initially thought it was
7 September 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I will admit, until I saw this for the first time yesterday since the last time I saw it 3 years ago, I never used to like this film. Seeing it yesterday actually changed my initial perception of Reluctant Werewolf. True the animation isn't always that great and the plot is a bit slow in places. I also didn't think much of the music, despite the admittedly groovy Tom Jones-sounding song playing in one scene, neither did I find the Hunch Bunch particularly entertaining. Still there is still a lot to like about it, namely a terrific voice cast, Casey Kasem and Don Messick are great as always, and Jim Cummings and Ron Paulsen stand out too. Best of all though was Hamilton Camp, who was gleefully enjoyable and was quite frankly born to voice Dracula. The characters in general were fun, even Scrappy wasn't as contemptible as people make him out to be. My favourite character has to be Dracula, he was charming and wickedly funny, especially with his line "I guess the bats were a little undercooked" in reference to the batburgers, the sunblock one was great too. When I saw it for the first time a long time ago, i didn't think much of the script, thinking it cheesy and unfunny. Boy was I wrong, most of the time it was the complete opposite. I also thought the monster car race was great fun though some of it could have easily been trimmed down. All in all, Reluctant Werewolf was much better than I thought it was. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

13 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Scooby-Doo & o lykanthropos See more »

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1.33 : 1
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