Scooby Doo’s 40th Birthday
Scooby Doo will be celebrating his 40th birthday on September 13, 2009. The occasion will include the launch of a rebooted movie with an all-new, all-younger live action cast. Brian Levant (the cinematic genius behind The Flintstones and The Flinstones Viva Rock Vegas) is the director. You can see the new Scooby Doo reboot movie on September 13 on the Cartoon Network. The new movie is titled Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins! You can read more about it at the MTV website.
Scooby Doo has been featured in two live action films prior to this, both of which featured Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Linda Cardellini. Both movies featured a Mystery Inc. in their mid-twenties, with their animated adventures a part of their past. This reboot hopes to bring back the “meddling kids” aspect of the show’s concept.
Direct to DVD Scooby Doo movies have also been popular, and they were produced at a rate of one per year from 1998 to 2009. These animated movies included:
- Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
- Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost
- Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders
- Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase
- Scooby Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
- Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico
- Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
- Aloha, Scooby Doo!
- Scooby Doo in Where’s My Mummy?
- Scooby Doo Pirates Ahoy
- Chill Out, Scooby Doo!
- Scooby Doo and the Goblin King
- Scooby Doo and the Samurai Sword
Some of those titles sound like they’d make good Indiana Jones movies.
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