Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection features the voice talents of Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, Casey Kasem as Shaggy Rogers, Frank Welker as Fred Jones, Nicole Jaffe as Velma Dinkley and Heather North as Daphne Blake. The classic animated series aired on CBS from 1972 to 1973.
For the first time ever, nearly all episodes from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the Scooby-Doo series featuring celebrity guests, are available to own in one collection! It’s star-studded hijinks on The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection, which includes 23 highly-entertaining episodes available on DVD/Blu-ray. That loveable Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. gang encounter some of pop culture’s most legendary names, including Jonathan Winters, Dick Van Dyke, The Three Stooges, Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas, Laurel & Hardy and many more, as they embark on their mystery-solving adventures.
The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes details, more artwork and specs. Each disc features some etched artwork and the logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.
Bottom line is, I had a blast watching The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection and as a life-long fan of Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc., I’m so happy that Warner Bros. has released these classic episodes that aired from 1972 to 1973 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Great Dane. All of the stories are good innocent fun and I love this classic animation style from back in the day when it was all hand-drawn. Each episode features a celebrity guest star that helps Scooby and the gang solve a mystery and there’s lots of cheesy humor included in the adventure. It’s the same basic formula for each and every episode but it works and it’s good ol’ family friendly entertainment. The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection is now avaiable on a 2-disc Blu-ray set and is a must have for Scooby-Doo fans.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Run Time: 2 Discs / 23 Episodes / 986 Minutes
Featured Episodes/Guest Stars:
- Ghastly Ghost Town – The Three Stooge
- The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair – Batman and Robin
- The Frickert Fracas – Jonathan Winters
- Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner! – Don Knotts
- A Good Medium is Rare – Phyllis Diller
- Sandy Duncan’s Jekyll And Hyde – Sandy Duncan
- The Secret of Shark Island – Sonny and Cher
- The Spooky Fog – Don Knotts
- Scooby-Doo Meets Laurel & Hardy – Laurel & Hardy
- The Ghost of the Red Barron – The Three Stooges
- The Ghostly Creep From the Deep – The Three Stooges
- The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall – Davy Jones
- The Phantom of the Country Music Hall – Jerry Reed
- The Caped Crusaders – Batman and Robin
- The Loch Ness Mess – Harlem Globetrotters
- The Mystery of the Haunted Island – Harlem Globetrotters
- The Haunted Showboat – Josie and the Pussycats
- Scooby-Doo Meets Jeannie (Mystery in Persia) – Jeannie & Babu
- The Spirited Spooked Sport Show – Tim Conway
- The Exterminator – Don Adams
- Weird Winds of Winona – Speed Buggy
- The Haunted Candy Factory – Cass Elliot
- Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke – Dick Van Dyke
Rated: Not Rated
Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Fullframe (1.33:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English SDH and French
Special Features: The extras include The Hanna-Barbera Kennel Club Roasts Scooby-Doo – Embarrasing stories of how Scooby-Doo mumbled his way to stardom, Uptown with Scooby-Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters – The Harlem Globtrotters show Scooby-Doo some “New Tricks” and Girls Rock! – A spotlight on Daphne and Velma.