Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Scooby-Doo! Yahtzee Score Card

Growing up, Yahtzee was one of my favorite games to play. I loved it so much, but I always thought there should be a Scooby-Doo Yahtzee. 


Since there was never a Scooby version made, so in 2015 I had a woodworker near me make me wooden dice that I could use to play Scooby Yahtzee. 


The wooden dice turned out awesome! Hand made! One of a kind! But they were too light to use to play Yahtzee and I didn't want to ruin them. 


In 2020, USAOPOLY released these Scooby-Doo dice, which are perfect for Yahtzee!! I bought 2 sets so I could open one and keep the other sealed. These dice were screaming YAHTZEE! 


All I needed was a Scooby-Doo! Yahtzee card, which I finally made yesterday to go with the dice. I'm so excited to play Yahtzee now! I just need someone to play with! Virtual game of Yahtzee anyone?

You should be able to click on the score card and save it or print it for yourself. If not, let me know and I can send it to you.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Scooby Panel - A New Web Series


I created Scooby Panel because I don't really have people to talk about Scooby-Doo with. Most of the people in my life don't understand why I collect Scooby-Doo merchandise or like Scooby in general.

The Scooby Panel allows me to talk about Scooby-Doo with other Scooby fans who understand why I like Scooby so much. I've recorded 2 panels, the first one is available on YouTube, or you can watch it below, and I have had so much fun with both. I look forward to doing more. 

In the first panel, I talk to Alexa Lawlor from The Unmasked History of Scooby-Doo Podcast. Mike Jozic from A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo, Cameron Bates from Scooby-Doo and Cameron Too and Blogger and Scooby collector Wendy Brydge. We discussed how Scooby has lasted for over 50 years, the sexualization of cartoon characters and the voice actors in SCOOB! 


If you want to be a part of a panel or you have discussion topics you want us to cover, leave a comment below or contact me through one of these social media platforms:


You can also find the videos on my new Scooby Panel page on my website.

I am so excited to talk Scooby-Doo with the panel and I cannot wait to record more episodes! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Monday, May 3, 2021

New Logos and Artwork for Scooby Addicts

I just have to say that I am speechless when it comes to this new artwork for Scooby Addicts! It has exceeded my expectations a million times! 

My previous logos were pretty simple. I had created them myself in 2007 when I started my website and I'm not an artist, so I just did what I thought would work. I wouldn't say they were horrible, but they weren't anything special. Just black and white images of the gang silhouettes. 

When I first contacted Will Davenport to do some new artwork, I sent him the following ideas:

"I was thinking a full body picture of me wearing the ScoobyAddicts shirt and holding the stuffed Scooby"

"I'm wondering if there is something cool that can be done with my ScoobyAddicts logo. I have attached the 2 logos that I have used. Is there something cool you can do to make it look better?"

He literally had nothing to work with, especially where the logos were concerned. I had a slight idea of what I wanted for cartoon me, but even that was not a clear vision in my head. Surprisingly, he went with what I told him and he sent me some rough sketches.


 One of the things that stood out when I first saw the rough sketches was that there was a 6th member of the gang. I looked at it and was like...Wait...What?...THAT'S ME! I couldn't even believe my eyes. I had never even thought of having me in the logo. I only ever thought of Scooby or the gang. So Cool!!!

Then I looked at cartoon me, mostly focusing on the Scooby in my hand because I don't usually like pictures of me, though seeing myself in cartoon form was extremely cool! That Scooby is beyond adorable! He's the Scooby I take all my pics with, only more life-like. His cuteness had me smiling from ear to ear. My expectations have already been long surpassed and these were just the rough sketches. 

I had asked Will to change the cheeks on cartoon me to make them not stand out as much and I chose the Mystery Machine type writing for the logo as I thought it looked more fun. Will also thought that having the entire gang in the logo was overcrowded, and I agreed, so we went with just me and Scooby.

Removing the gang, Will sent me the rough designs for the logo. It was really hard to pick just 1, so I chose 2 haha. I liked #3 for the logo for social media, but I also liked #1 for a banner. Looking at these, I was just in total awe. I never thought of me being in my logo with Scooby and I was just so excited with the idea of it. 


Moving on to Cartoon me, Will sent me 2 new sketches, with the original sketch next to them. I knew instantly that I wanted to go with #1. I thought it looked more fun and I really liked the changes he made. It's an image of me that I can actually look at and be happy with, and that little Scooby is just the most adorable thing I have ever seen! I sent him the ok to go with #1 and asked him if he could add the Scooby Addicts logo to the shirt.


He sent me these logos in color, which blew me away! The color really added a whole new level to the logo and seeing my silhouette standing next to Scooby was unbelievable. 


Then came the first image of cartoon me in color. I opened the image and couldn't believe my eyes. It was amazing! It was spectacular! It was ME holding a little Scooby in my hand and the gang was watching me. Never in a million years would I have ever expected a cartoon version of me to be this awesome! I just stared at the picture for a while, in complete shock and awe!

There was just 1 change I felt needed to be made to the image. I wanted the logo on cartoon me's shirt to be the colors of the Mystery Machine to make it stand out more and give it a more Scooby vibe.


 The change of the shirt really made a huge difference. It screams Scooby-Doo now! And the shirt turned out better than I thought it would be. I just had 1 more change. 


I wanted my shoes to be purple. Purple is my favorite color, so I wanted to add that one little touch of purple to me and then it was perfect! Even the shadow behind me and Scooby is perfect! I just can't even comprehend how my very non-descriptive ideas of what I wanted turned into this! Will is like a magician! He truly is a super talented artist! He basically took nothing and turned it into everything I could have ever wanted and then some. 




The black and white logos are amazing! The flowers add so much character to them. And I still can't believe I'm in the logo! 

Here is a closer look at me and Scooby. I love us both! Still, Scooby is just too adorable!! I love that I am a cartoon character and in the Scooby style. 

Will did an awesome job with the logos and cartoon me. He more than exceeded my expectations and he created these images with barely any direction from me. He was so easy to work with and he did all of this in 3 days. I highly recommend Will if you are looking for artwork. You can find him at the following links:

Instagram - @davenportwilldraw

Facebook - @davenportwilldraw

Twitter - @davenportwilld1

ArtStation



Monday, March 22, 2021

In Search of Scooby-Doo Fan Artists

Drawing of Scooby by ScoobyAddict (1999)

As a lot of you know, I post Scooby-Doo Fan Art every Friday on my social media pages. I haven't really asked for fan art in a while, so I've been searching for it on my own. However, I'm doing another call for fan art. 

If you have an original piece of Scooby-Doo related fan art that you want to have featured on my social media pages, please send it to me and I will post it on a Friday! I do try to keep everything PG just to make it friendly for everyone, so if you send me something that may be more explicit, I may opt not to post it. 

You can find me at the following social media pages:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Please note that I always give the artist credit, though I am not always able to tag people in my posts due to the way the social media platforms, mainly Facebook, work. If you want me to try to tag you in the posts, please send me your social media handle for each platform and a link to your website or fan art site.

Scooby fans really enjoy fan art, so if you have something to share, please send it to me so I can share it! I look forward to seeing some great pieces of art!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Review: Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob!

 My Review of Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob


“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.” 

********* Contains Spoilers *********

I love anything medieval and especially if it has dragons, so I was super excited when this movie was announced! I enjoyed the movie and I think it is one of the better Scooby movies that has been released in a while. 

The nod to The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" (and also the "Gremlin on a Plane" episode from Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!) at the beginning of the movie had me thinking that things weren't going to be what they seem with this movie. 

I do think it was predictable. Some of the scenes they showed leading up to the gang time traveling led me to believe that they weren't really time traveling. There also wasn't really a mystery. We know Morgan La Fey wanted the throne and that she would stop at nothing to get it. It felt more like the gang was in a dream while I was watching it.

The gang traveled to Norville Der Morgana, where Shaggy's ancestors were from, though we never got to meet any of Shaggy's family members. I would have thought that he had to have at least 1 relative in the town. It was kind of a missed opportunity.

Shaggy screaming like a girl was a really funny and an unexpected moment. I had to rewind that a couple times to watch it again and I laughed every time.


I really liked the flashbacks to the other Scooby series and movies when they were going back in time. The only thing I would have changed with that is I would have put them all in the correct order from newest to oldest to really signify them going back in time. While the movie is mostly kid friendly, I thought it was odd that they essentially drugged the gang and kidnapped them to make them believe they were going back in time. 

It was nice to see Daphne take on all the male knights and take them all down. She was strong and fearless and it's nice to see her like that. It was funny when King Arthur called Daphne a non-man. In that time, women couldn't do anything that men could do, so for them to see a woman fighting would have been unheard of. 

Velma used her brains to figure everything out, though there were times in the movie that I thought she was a bit na├»ve about what was going on. Fred got to come up with an anti-trap trap to get past Morgan La Fey's traps that she set. Shaggy and Scooby got to eat a lot of food in the movie along with King Arthur who also liked food. 

Thundarr the Barbarian guest stars in the movie. He helps the gang get through the traps and rescue Shaggy. Thundarr The Barbarian was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions from 1980 to 1983.


I was happy to see they incorporated the Mystery Machine into medieval times as a horse-drawn cart. If you remember in the movie, Fred said Mr. HB sent the Mystery Machine to England for them, a nod to Hanna-Barbera I'm guessing.


I noticed a mistake in the movie. After the gang gets through the traps and King Arthur holds the drawbridge open for them to escape the castle, King Arthur is swallowed by the dragon. The dragon then puts a ring of fire around the gang. From the front, you can see the gang is all present - Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Daphne and Velma. When the scene is shown from behind, Shaggy is replaced with King Arthur. Ooops!



The best lines in the movie were when Scooby said he was from Denmark. Daphne says "Well, you are a Great Dane after all!" and Scooby says "Emphasis on The Great! hehehehe" I thought that was a really cute and funny moment in the movie. I also liked that Velma referred to the gang as The Scooby Gang twice. Merlin said "It looks like you got yourself into a Barney" and then explained that he was referring to Barney Rubble. 


Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob was a decent movie that had some funny moments and really had the gang using their best skills to work together to defeat Morgan La Fey, along with Thundarr the Barbarian. The medieval theme and the dragon made the movie much better for me, though I guess there will come a time that that will be played out in the Scoobyverse. It's a good family movie, for the most part, and I enjoyed it.





Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and The Scoob | Press Release

 


Scooby-Doo! The Sword and The Scoob is released today on DVD and digitally. Don't forget to pick up your copy! 


IT’S MEDIEVAL MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE  

SCOOBY-DOO THE SWORD AND THE SCOOB 

AN ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM 

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Available on DVD and Digital February 23, 2021 

 

 

BURBANK, CA (December 10, 2020) – The Scooby-Doo gang is transported to the mythical castled city of Camelot in Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob a brand-new, full-length animated family film set for release on DVD and Digital February 23, 2021 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob takes our favorite teen sleuths on a trip to England to trace Shaggy’s family roots, where they suddenly find themselves in the Middle Ages and meet the legendary King Arthur and his noble knights. It’s an unforgettable adventure inspired by medieval legends and fantasy that the whole family can enjoy together. Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob retails for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 SRP Canada) for the DVD.  

 

Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob will also be available to own on Digital for $14.99 SRP (US and Canada) on February 23, 2021.  

 

Take a journey back in time to King Arthur’s court in this legendary saga of wizards, knights, dragons…and Scooby-Doo! An evil sorceress tries to seize power in Camelot, so King Arthur needs the help of our favorite super sleuths to save his throne. But will their valiant efforts only make things royally worse? This new movie serves up laughter on a platter, and Scooby and Shaggy are ready to dig in! 

 

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. The film also features Jason Isaacs as King Arthur Pendragon and Nick Frost as Merlin. Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob was executive produced by Sam Register and produced by Maxwell Atoms, Spike Brandt, Jim Krieg and Colin A.B.V. Lewis. The film was directed by Atoms, Christina Sotta and Mel Zwyer, and was written by Jeremy Adams. 

 

Digital 


Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob will be available to own on Digital on February 23, 2021. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.  

 

The Basics 

 

Street Date: 

February 23, 2021 

SRP (United States): 

$19.98 (SD) 

SRP (Canada) 

$24.98 (SD) 

Running Time: 

72 min. approx. (feature) 

 

 

About Warner Bros. Animation 

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiJellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders and Phantoms for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang.  WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 

 

                                                                                                                                  

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 




Saturday, January 30, 2021

What's New in 2021, Scooby-Doo?

We all know 2020 was a tough year and I'm sure most of us are happy to move forward into a new year and hopefully some better days ahead. I'm not sure that we'll really notice much of a difference in 2021 until closer to the end of the year, still having to wear masks and social distance, but I hope that things will get better sooner than later. 



One of the things that helped me get through 2020 was Scooby-Doo and 2021 should be just as exciting in the Scooby world. Here are some of the things we can expect in the world of Scooby this year: 

Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? The Complete First Season
Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? The Complete First Season was released on DVD on January 19, 2021. The DVD includes 26 22-minute episodes: 

1.Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
2.A Mystery Solving Gang Divided!
3.Peebles’ Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
4.Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
5.Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
6.The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
7.The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
8.When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
9.The Fastest Fast Food Fiend!
10.Attack of the Weird Al-losaurus!
11.Now You Sia, Now You Don’t!
12.Quit Clowning!
13. What a Night for a Dark Knight!
14. Space Station Scooby!
15. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
16. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby Doo!
17. One Minute Mysteries!
18. Hollywood Knights!
19. The New York Underground!
20. Fear of the Fire Beast!
21. Too Many Dummies!
22. Dance Matron of Mayhem!
23. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
24. A Run Cycle Through Time!
25. I Put A Hex on You!
26. The High School Wolfman’s Musical Lament!

Werewolf Funko Pop Soda


Funko Fair launched on January 19, 2021. The sneak peak video released by Original Funko included this Werewolf Funko Soda Pop figure. The figure went on sale for preorder on the 19th for $11.99 and it sold out very quickly. It is supposed to be released in April 2021. 

Scooby-Doo! The Board Game
CMON Games created a Kickstarter to get pledges to back their cooperative Scooby-Doo board game. If you chose to back the game, as I did, you get amazing hand painted characters, the game board, cards, and a really cool glow-in-the-dark box. Pledges ended on January 20th, but the game isn't expected until November 2021. 

Scooby-Doo Valentine's Merchandise






The year has brought us a bunch of merchandise from Walmart, Dollar Tree and other stores for Valentine's Day. Plush, gift sets, bags...lots of Scooby stuff to add to the collection. While it's not always easy to find the merchandise at your local store, it's nice that the Scooby community works together and will help each other out to get it. 

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob


Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob is an original movie that will be released on DVD on February 23, 2021. The movie will be a medieval mystery where the gang travels to England, meets a sorceress and travels back in time. The movie was announced on December 10, 2020 along with the first trailer

The Batman & Scooby-Doo! Mysteries Comic Book Series


A new comic book crossover series is coming! The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries will include 12 comics by DC and will feature Batman, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Velma. There has been no mention of Daphne or Fred for the series yet. Have they been left out?

The first comic in the series goes on sale April 13, 2021. 

Scooby-Doo! and Courage the Cowardly Dog

Image Source: https://www.deviantart.com/steveirwinfan96/art/Scooby-Doo-meets-Courage-the-Cowardly-Dog-DVD-847039232

We have been hearing that a Scooby-Doo/Courage the Cowardly Dog crossover movie is coming in 2021, through no date has been determined. I'm not even sure if this has been confirmed by WB, so we will have to see what the future holds with this one. 

That's all I have for now for 2021. Keep an eye out on my blog and social media sites for more news.