Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scooby Doo On Zombie Island:

This is an old article pending revision.

In 1969, Hanna-Barbera Productions released a small series called "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?", which starred a talking dog and a bunch of meddling kids. They would later appear in numerous other series such as an hour-long series with crossovers of other HB shows as well as celebrity guests. A few years later, Scooby-Doo was paired with Dyno-Mutt and also hosted his own all star series. At the end of the 1970s, a puppy that is Scooby's nephew was introduced and he ended up getting most of the lines. Throughout most of the 1980s almost all of new episodes would not even feature Velma, Fred, and Daphne. They would appear some of the time but the focus was clearly on Scrappy, Shaggy, and Scooby. At the end of the 1980s along with other series that have been produced by Hanna-Barbera, There was a series made set a few years earlier when Scooby Doo was "A Pup". After that, along with many other production companies that were dominant in the 1960s, 1970s, and the 1980s, Hanna-Barbera Productions was beginning to slow down as well. Several years had gone by and there weren't any Scooby-Doo cartoons being made.

However, in 1998, Warner Brothers had teamed up with Iwao Takamoto, several Japanese animators and directors (Hiroshi Aoyama and Kazumi Fukushima) along with regular producers (such as Davis Doi, Glen Leopold, Jean MacCurdy, and Jim Stenstrum), and they all began to produce new movies of Scooby-Doo for Hanna-Barbera. They used the cursive Hanna-Barbera font but this time Scooby-Doo was featured in the oval, not Fred Flintstone or Johnny Quest. Scott Innes provided the voice for Scooby-Doo, Billy West for Shaggy, B.J. Ward as Velma, Frank Welker as Fred, and Mary Kay Bergman as Daphne. "The Gang was a few years older, and do not consider themselves Meddling Kids anymore. Additionally, Scooby-Doo does not think he is a dog. They have yet another new Mystery Machine, this time appearing to be a Dodge Caravan (making this fact difficult to imagine that this vehicle would have been large enough for all their equipment that they had in the back of their various Mystery Machine vehicles), and they all are wearing new wardrobes. They begin to reunite after splitting up because the same types of people were causing crimes and disguising themselves as various creatures.

Daphne is successful in hosting Coast To Coast, and now has the opportunity to report the investigation of Moonscar Island in Louisiana, where zombies have been terrorizing the area. They aren't masked and are discovered to be real. A ghost is also captured on film and is able to scratch writing on the walls. They are being chased by Zombies. Even the fact that they are real did not mean that the Zombies were the villains. Simone and Lena, two of the residents of Moonscar Island are actually the villains. They too are supernatural creatures. The cat loving women (whose cats torture poor Scooby) are were-cats themselves who have cheated their obtaining of immortality by draining the energy of other people which turned them into zombies. They are unable to be laid to rest in peace because of this. Jaques is another criminal who aquired immortality by Simone. One of the other employees of Simone is an undercover investigative police officer searching for enough evidence, which Mystery Inc. has helped to prove. Unfortunatly, the camera and film are ruined which means that everything that happened that obviously sounds unbelievable unless it was actually filmed would not get to be featured in an episode of Coast To Coast with Daphne Blake.

This movie began to launch a small series of movies with a volume of four with the same production staff and character designs. Other series and movies would follow that but those ended up being slightly different. Additionally, a series of live action movies was launched, which is a parody of all of the other adventures of Scooby-Doo. They also have split up and united once again.

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