Cast Details for New Scooby Doo D2V and TV Series

The March 12th press release (courtesy of Scoobyfan.net) for the upcoming live-action/CGI sequel to Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins reveals an upcoming animated direct-to-video title: Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare, which releases on DVD in September 2010.

In addition to the principal voice cast fans have come to expect from the animated series and features (Frank Welker as Fred and Scooby Doo, Grey Delisle as Daphne, and Mindy Cohn as Velma), I have a source confirming some of the supporting cast for this new D2V title: Tara Strong, Phil LaMarr and Lauren Tom. Scott Menville was also mentioned, which leads me to believe that Menville will be reprising his role as Shaggy rather than Matthew Lillard who voiced Shaggy for the February 2010 DVD release, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo. [Menville also voiced Shaggy for the previous TV series, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo: Get a Clue!]

My source added that they were putting the “finishing touches” on recording.

The press release also mentions that the new animated TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated will air in 2011. However, since I first published this article here I now have two sources confirming that the series will air summer 2010, possibly in July, and that the 2011 date mentioned in the press release is believed to be for international markets.

A preview of the new series is scheduled to air Monday, April 5th at 7:00 PM (EST) on Cartoon Network, and it’s been given a full 30-minute time-slot on the CartoonNetwork.com Schedule.

The voice cast for Mystery Inc. includes Welker, DeLisle, Cohn and Lillard (whom I’ve confirmed through a fellow cast member that Lillard will voice Shaggy for the new series).

Additionally, David Kaye (voice of Megatron in five Transformers series to date) shared news that he had a recording session April 1st for an episode of Mystery Inc. with the aforementioned Welker and DeLisle, as well as fellow guest stars Cree Summer and Maurice LaMarche. Kaye added that he got to deliver one of the most famous lines of the Scoobyverse.

And as an exclusive for the blog, Kaye graciously granted permission to share the photos from the recording session:

Maurice LaMarche and Frank Welker


Cree Summer and Frank Welker


Group photo for a recording session of an episode of 'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated': Left-to-right: Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche, Collette Sunderman (voice director), David Kaye, Mitch Watson (writer).

And on a related Scooby note, I neglected to mention the February 16th release of Scooby Doo: Abracadabra-Doo in my VAs on DVD coverage earlier this year, but it’s worth the rental. It’s been well-received by fans (click here comments via Scoobyfan.net) and it also received positive reviews (toonzone called it “an uncommonly good Scooby-Doo movie”) due to its return-to-roots retro look and feel as well as some of best 2D animation Warner Bros Animation has produced for a Scooby feature since Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998).

Overall, it’s also one of the most entertaining Scooby features released in the last decade (or more). It just seems like more attention was given to producing a quality product which appealed both to kids and nostalgic Scooby Doo fans. For starters, it’s directed by Spike Brandt (Duck Dodgers, Animaniacs), and both Alan Burnett and Paul Dini — two of animation’s top writers — were involved in developing/writing the story and teleplay.

And it boasts a great cast too. Of course you’ll hear Welker, DeLisle, Cohn and Lillard (as Shaggy), and guest stars include Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Brian Posehn (Mission Hill, Transformers Animated), Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show), and comedian Dave Attell as the voice of the Mystery Machine’s wisecracking GPS. Also listen for cartoon voice acting regulars John DiMaggio, Dee Bradley Baker, Crystal Scales, Olivia Hack, Diane Delano, James Patrick Stuart, and John Stephenson whom I believe has voiced a character in nearly every Scooby Doo production since 1969.

Wikipedia also mentions a Scooby-Doo and the Wild West Frankenstein animated D2V feature for 2011, but I have been unable to find any sources confirming this title. And according to a post on ScoobyAddicts.com, there was a Wikipedia entry in October 2009 which listed this title as Scooby Doo and the Wild West Boogeyman. The listing was removed less than a week later.

A very special thanks to David Kaye — DavidKaye.com for the photos.

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5 Responses to Cast Details for New Scooby Doo D2V and TV Series

  1. Adam says:

    Even though the press release did say 2011, I tend to believe everyone saying that the show will air in summer of this year. Why would there be a preview this early if the show was going to air next year? In Cartoon Network’s history I don’t seem to recall them airing preview episodes or sneak peeks of shows one year and then airing them the next year, it just doesn’t make that much sense. Plus the summer would be a good time to debut a new show like SD Mystery Inc. because CN would get more viewers that way, especially younger viewers considering traditionally July is right in the middle of summer vacation for a lot of schools.

  2. Adam says:

    “David Kaye mentioned that he got to deliver one of the most famous lines in the Scoobyverse”; hmm, considering i’m a huge Scooby fan I bet he got to say “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids and their dog”. That would be cool to deliver that line; btw, it sounds like this series is sounding like a modern 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, at least with the casting. That series had Vincent Price, Susan Blu, Arte Johnson and Howard Morris voicing regular characters; according to this blog post including David, Cree Summer and Maurice Lamarche are mentioned as well; hey, maybe this will be a modern 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, hopefully it will do better and last longer then the original series did(13 episodes).

  3. [...] Get A Clue!. It looks like he will be voicing Shaggy in Camp Scare instead of Matthew Lillard{who Voice Actors In The News also comfirms as Shaggy for Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc}. I didn’t particularly care for Scott [...]

  4. @Adam: I updated details in the article regarding when the series may air after receiving a follow-up reply from David Kaye. I also found another source which says the 2011 date mentioned in the press release is believed to be for international markets.

    • Adam says:

      Cool, i’m glad to hear that the series sounds like it will be airing in summer 2010; i’m looking forward to seeeing the show and the preview on Monday. Also, if you remember the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo series from the 80’s, this series sounds a lot like that show.

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