First airing in 1969 with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, fans of all ages and throughout multiple generations love coming back to see their favorite teenage detective gang solving spooky mysteries. Along with their cowardly-lovable pup Scooby-Doo the gang consists of team leader Fred Jones, the brains Velma Dinkley, the intuitive Daphne Blake, and the strong appetite of Shaggy Rogers as Mystery Incorporated, and an extensive roster of guest stars, solve a mixture concocted hoaxes and supernatural threats.
Produced by cartoon legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Scooby-Doo's first television series inspired countless spinoffs and continuations, including made-for-television, home-video-release, and theatrical movies. While some of the best Scooby-Doo movies are mostly crafted in 2D animation, the Scooby gang has had stints in live-action, 3D animation, gotten the Lego treatment, and even puppet form, and saw its first entry into adult animation with Velma starring Mindy Kaling, last January.
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Velma was unfortunately an instant disappointment when it premiered, with the series currently holding a shockingly low 1.5 rating on IMDb. Fans and critics weren't impressed by the predictable storylines and forced humor, which brought the entire show down. For viewers looking for high-quality Scooby-Doo content, there are so many fantastic movies out there that represent the best of the franchise.
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12 'Big Top Scooby-Doo!' (2012)
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
A rewatchable direct-to-DVD entry in the Scooby-Doo movies, Big Top Scooby-Doo sees the gang travel towards Atlantic City for a well-deserved chill holiday. Of course, that's not what happens when they arrive, as they discover a big top circus tent surrounded by ravenous werewolves. Soon, the members of the gang transform into talented circus performers themselves to solve the problem.
With Daphne practicing her comedic skills as a clown and Scooby doing his best to perform tricks in hilarious yet entertaining ways, there's a lot to love about this film. It may not have the most exciting mystery ever, but it's a great one to see for tons of fun from the main characters.
11 'Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon' (2012)
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon is an exciting animated crossover that includes fan-favorite characters Blue Falcon and Dynomutt. It's the 19th direct-to-video Scooby movie and it depicts the events following Mr. Hyde's decision to unleash mischievous monster bats, creepy slimey creatures, and bloodthirsty hounds at a convention. The gang works together to round these up before the event is completely ruined.
It has a straightforward and predictable plot, but that doesn't stop the film from being amusing from start to finish. The brilliant and gut-busting ways the Mystery Inc. team figure out how to stop each horrific creature can be genuinely surprising at times, making the end result all the more satisfying.
10 'Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf' (1988)
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Scooby-Doo was an instant classic animated show when it was aired back in 1969 and would receive several spin-offs. One such spark to keep the franchise feeling fresh was the introduction of Scrappy-Doo in 1979. Fans would have fun following the overly-confident nephew of Scooby in numerous shorts, TV series, and eventually a series of three films, including Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf. This would be Scrappy's last appearance until the 2002 live-action installment.
Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf follows Scooby and Scrappy, both voiced by Don Messick, and Shaggy, Casey Kasem, who voiced Shaggy for 28 years, as they gather at Dracula's castle for the Monster Road Rally. In a fun twist of events, Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to his pals to help him win the race and transform back to human form.
9 'Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School' (1988)
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul Schoolis part of a series of made-for-television specials alongside The Reluctant Werewolf and once again stars just Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy and not the entire Mystery Inc. gang. Upon being hired as gym teachers, the three friends soon figure out that Ms. Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls is a school for paranormal students.
Frightened upon their realization, the trio is introduced to the students; Sibella the vampire and Dracula's daughter, Winnie the howling werewolf; the re-animated Elsa Frankenteen, Phantasma the ghost, and the youngest of the bunch, Tanis, the daughter of the Mummy. After 30 years, the five girl ghouls would appear in 2018's OK K.O! Let's Be Heroes episode "Monster Party."
8 'Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders' (2000)
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Most known for depicting classic monsters and horror creatures Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders was a playful step into science fiction. Playing much like campy UFO flicks from the '50s depicting strange encounters with extraterrestrial life, the story finds Scooby and Shaggy lost in the desert and abducted by aliens! However, not is all as it seems...
Alien Invaders sees the entire gang with an updated voice cast, including Scott Innes as both Shaggy and Scooby, Mary Kay Bergman as Daphne in sadly her last role before her passing in 1999, B.J. Ward as Velma, and Frank Welker in his longstanding vocal performance as Fred. The cast also features a hippy love interest, Crystal, and her dog Amber, both voiced by Candi Milo, for Shaggy and Scooby drop head over heels for.
7 'Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright' (2013)
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright takes a page from the Phantom of the Opera, featuring a villain named The Phantom, who haunts an old opera house. As Fred boasts his guitar skills, the gang travels to Chicago to appear in Daphne's favorite show, "Talent Star"; they are made aware that the old opera house is haunted. The Phantom is hellbent on a certain contestant winning the contest. However, the hijinx never ends as multiple Phantoms are revealed.
Stage Fright features an even further updated voice cast, including Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, after playing the character in the 2002 and 2004 live-action films, prolific voice actor Grey DeLise as Daphne, Mindy Cohn as Velma and returning as always is Welker as Fred, and also voicing Scooby. Providing their vocal cords in guest appearances are notable actors Vivica A. Fox, Wayne Brady, and Peter MacNicol as the gang tries to unravel the mystery of The Phantom in a classic revealed hoax.
6 'Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo!' (2009)
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo!follows the gang as they travel to O'Flannery Castle, Home of Whirlen Merlin's Academy of Magic, to check in on Velma's younger sister Madelyn (Danica McKellar). The gang finds the castle under attack by the legendary Griffin, an eagle creature with a lion-like body. Through investigating O'Flannery's past, facing a Banshee and a series of suspicious characters, the gang attempts to solve the case.
Abracadabra Doo! features the first voice performance of Matthew Lillard as Shaggy. Lillard is most recognizable as Shaggy in the Scooby Doo live-action installments written by James Gunn. While those films fail to rank high on IMDb's user ratings, Lillard's great performance as the frightened and lovable goof translates perfectly into his vocal performance of the iconic character. Abracadabra Doo! is also noted to be a design return for the gang as they all dawn their original trademark outfits.
5 'Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers' (1987)
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothersis the first made-for-television movie for the Scooby-Doo franchise airing on syndication on October 18th, 1987. Like its follow-up installments, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School and Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf in 1988, they went back and forth using exclamation points after Scooby-Doo, the movie follows just Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy-Doo alone on a chilling mystery.
Featuring the original voice performances of Messick as Scooby and Scrappy and Kasem as Shaggy, the three pals travel to the plantation of Shaggy's late uncle to collect his inheritance, where the ghost of a confederate soldier and other frightening ghouls haunts them. Scrappy then calls the ghost exterminators The Boo Brothers made up of Meako, Freako, and Shreako. As a humorous homage to The Three Stooges, the Boo Brothers assist Shaggy in a series of clues to find the hidden jewels.
4 'Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase' (2001)
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chasewould become the final film produced by both Hanna and Barbera just before the passing of William Hanna, but the movie would receive praise for its exciting storyline despite the sad news. On some further somber notes, the movie was without the voice performance of Bergman as Daphne after her passing in 1999, so DeLise respectfully took over the role and has continued to reprise her performance of Daphne to this day.
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase see the team combat the Phantom Virus after being trapped inside the video game that was made about them, forced to beat the game to escape. In likely the film's most memorable sequence, the entire gang meets virtual throwback versions of themselves. The two mirrored groups are identical except for the virtual gang's simplified designs and costume differences for a humorous double dose of fun.
3 'Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare' (2010)
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scaretakes the gang to summer camp as Fred returns to his childhood Camp Little Moose to be camp counselors; however, upon arrival, he finds the camp is nearly abandoned. Fred is then told that the campers were scared away by the legend of the Woodsman, a former camp counselor who was driven insane by pranks and returns to seek revenge. This fun summer camp setting makes for some charming laughs, and nostalgic scares as the Mystery Inc. gang finds those old campfire stories coming to life.
Featuring the more recent casting of Lillard, Griffin, Cohn, and Welker as the gang, Camp Scare features many other renowned voice actors like Tara Strong, often portraying Harley Quinn, Phil LaMarr, known for many DC and Star Wars voices, Dee Bradley Baker who reprised his performance as the entire clone squad in Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2, and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
2 'Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost' (1999)
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
In a play on the Salem Witch Trials, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghostfollows Mystery Inc. to the fictional New England town of Oakhaven, looking to turn the town's history of witch trials into a tourist location. Invited by famous horror writer Ben Ravencroft (Tim Curry), he explains to the gang how his very own ancestor Sarah Ravencroft was an evil witch. Her ghost eventually starts terrorizing the town.
Meanwhile, the town is hosting the Autumn Harvest Festival, and helping draw in crowds is the all-female gothic rock band, The Hex Girls. Comprised of lead singer and guitarist Sally "Thorn" McKnight (Jennifer Hale), drummer and singer Dusk (Jane Wiedlin), and keyboardist and singer Luna (Kimberly Brooks) the band featured original songs for the movie. The Hex Girls proved immensely popular among fans and the fictional band appeared in multiple Scooby-Doo movies and series episodes.
1 'Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island' (1998)
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Taking the commanding spot as a fan-favorite is the home movie that reignited the Scooby-Doo franchise, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Over time the excitement for the various television series and spinoffs started to diminish, so to keep Scooby-Doo a popular franchise, movies like Zombie Island were crafted. Luckily, Zombie Island's immense success would pave the way for the massive library of Scooby-Doo movies we have today. This was also the first time animation took place at Mook Animation in Japan, revamping the classic look with more dynamic motion that elevated the strong story.
Zombie Island is noted for inserting actual supernatural threats into its plot, not just criminals in masks. It also reflects the state of the franchise at the time as the scattered gang reunites to investigate the spooky New Orleans island. There on the pepper plantation, they encounter the pirate ghost of Morgan Moonscar and, much to their surprise, real zombies! As the team's investigation comes closer to the harvest moon, the true villains show their faces.
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One of the gang's most terrifying cases, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was a nightmare-worthy movie for young fans.What is the scariest Scooby-Doo movie? ›
One of the gang's most terrifying cases, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was a nightmare-worthy movie for young fans.What is the oldest Scooby-Doo movie? ›
Scoob!: Holiday Haunt (2023) - IMDb.What dog breed is Scooby-Doo? ›
Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane. The character was designed by Iwao Takamoto, an animator at Hanna-Barbera. According to the American Kennel Club, Great Danes are "the mighty 'Apollo of Dogs,'" which is very unlike the silly and cowardly Scooby-Doo.Is there an R-rated Scooby Doo movie? ›
As great as it is, it surprised many to learn that there is an R-rated version of this film. Here's everything we know about the famous lost Scooby-Doo film written by James Gunn!Who is the creepiest Scooby-Doo villain? ›
Mr. Hyde is arguably the creepiest-looking monster, with orange eyes and a big, red mane and fangs who starred on The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, one of many crossover events, this one featuring Scooby-Doo, Where Are You and Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.Is Velma from Scooby-Doo white? ›
On February 10, 2021, it was announced that Velma will have her own streaming television series on HBO Max in January 2023. Titled Velma, the series follows an adult-oriented and metafictional "love quadrangle" Mystery Inc. with Velma portrayed as being of Indian descent.Why did they remove Scooby-Doo? ›
Appearing on a panel for the show at New York Comic-Con (via Insider), showrunner Charlie Grandy explained that the decision to omit Scooby-Doo from the series was an attempt to differentiate the adult show from the family friendly property that inspired it.Why isn t Scooby in the Velma series? ›
While speaking to Variety, show creator Charlie Grandy explained that Scooby's absence was partly due to the creators being unable to figure out how to do an adult take on the character and also partly because Warner Bros. Animation told him that they could not use the iconic dog.
Scooby-Dee is a female Great Dane, with white fur, first appearing in The Scooby-Doo Show. She was a character in the episode titled "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller", as a distant cousin of Scooby's, who helped them solve the mystery.What breed is Clifford? ›
What dog breed is Clifford? Clifford is a Giant Vizsla. Although Clifford is over 10 feet tall and weighs A LOT (we don't know exactly how much because he broke the scale!), the average Vizsla is only about 2 feet tall and between 45 and 65 pounds. The Vizsla breed originated in Hungary as a hunting dog.Is Scooby-Doo a Russian dog? ›
Scooby-Doo is the eponymous character and protagonist of the animated television franchise, created in 1969 by the American animation company Hanna-Barbera. He is a male Great Dane and lifelong companion of amateur detective Shaggy Rogers, with whom he shares many personality traits.What is the most popular Scooby Doo movie? ›
Taking the commanding spot as a fan-favorite is the home movie that reignited the Scooby-Doo franchise, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.What age is Daphne Scooby-Doo? ›
In Ruby and Spears' original series bible, Fred and Shaggy are each 17 years old, Daphne is 16, and Velma is 15. For the purposes of this series, the kids were made roughly the same age: 16-17 in season 1, and 17-18 in season 2.What is Scooby-Doo's full name? ›
Both series are celebrating 50 years in 2019. 4. Scooby-Doo's full name is Scoobert Doo but he clearly prefers to be called Scooby as evidenced by his signature catchphrase: “Scooby-Dooby-Doo!” If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device.What is the darkest Scooby-Doo series? ›
1 Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
Widely considered one of the most frightening films in the franchise, Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost features real ghosts rather than masked villains.
Despite negative reception upon its release, Velma experienced no pushback from HBO Max executives on its R-rating. With numerous teenagers being killed around them, the mystery gang needs to get to the bottom of the disappearances, while also figuring out the secret of where Velma's mom disappeared to.What age is Scoob appropriate for? ›
Mrs. Baker is notable for being the first ever female culprit unmasked in the Scooby-Doo franchise.
- 8 Phantom Virus.
- 7 Revolta & The Grim Creeper.
- 6 Gramps the Vamp.
- 5 Charlie the Funland Robot.
- 4 The Witch's Ghost / Sarah Ravencroft.
- 3 The Creeper.
- 2 Scrappy-Doo / Emile Mondavarious.
- 1 Zombies / Werecats from Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Professor Pericles is the main antagonist of the eleventh TV series of the Scooby-Doo animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. He is the central antagonist of Season 1, and the main antagonist of Season 2.Is Velma LGBTQ? ›
“I didn't expect it to blow up.” For those who have followed the long-running animated franchise, it was probably no surprise that Velma is a lesbian. Fans have heralded her as a queer icon, and previous Scooby-Doo writers and producers have tried to depict her as such for at least 20 years.Is Velma pansexual? ›
While in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! and Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Velma is portrayed as a lesbian, here she's better described as bisexual or pansexual. Apparently, she has crushes on both Daphne and Fred in the show, and her feelings for them are discussed early on.What race is Daphne original? ›
Early Life. Daphne was born to a well-off family. As a young girl, she met Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley and Fred Jones and began solving mysteries with them. Through her Scottish family history it is known that all the Blake's are known to be 'danger-prone'.What race is Daphne in Velma? ›
Velma is Indian American. Norville is Black. Daphne is Asian. This caused some kerfuffle.Why is Shaggy called Shaggy? ›
Known for his signature green v-neck t-shirt and brown bell-bottom pants, as well as his insatiable appetite, he gets his nickname from his shaggy hair, rough goatee, and baggy clothes. Like the rest of the Mystery Inc.What is Shaggy's actual name? ›
The unkempt Shaggy of Scooby-Doo fame has a rather proper real name -- Norville Rogers.Why did Shaggy and Velma break up? ›
Shaggy decided to break up with Velma in favor of his relationship with Scooby, ultimately deciding that he wasn't ready for a committed relationship. Velma became irate and inconsolable at the realization that he chose a dog over her.Did Scooby-Doo finally confirm Velma's Lgbtq status? ›
Velma in new 'Scooby Doo' clip delights fans who say her LGBTQ+ identity has been confirmed. Coco Diablo, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby Doo in a scene from "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!"
Daphne is his godmother and Scooby is his godfather. He is named after Fred Jones. Gaggy likes to play practical jokes. He is the owner of Whoopsy-Doo, Scooby's cousin.What is the GREY dog in Scooby-Doo? ›
Scooby-Dum is a grey Great Dane with buck-teeth who is quite dim-witted, but he longed to be a detective. Scooby-Dum lives with Ma and Pa Skillet in the Okefenokee swamp of southern Georgia. Scrappy is the son of Scooby's sister Ruby-Doo. Skippy-Doo is Scooby's triplet brother.Does Scooby have puppies? ›
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
In Shaggy's daydream, he fantasized about getting married to Crystal, which led to the birth of Shaggy Junior. While they strolled their son along, he lifted up a blanket, revealing the offspring of Scooby-Doo and Amber.
Scooby Doo is a Great Dane, one of the biggest dog breeds. The character was created by Iwao Takamoto, animator at Hanna-Barbera Productions. Takamoto studied the breed when developing the character, but took plenty of liberties for the fictional series.Who is world's most famous dog? ›
Undeniably the most famous dog in history is Toto. Toto, whose real name was Terry, was abandoned as a puppy. Luckily for her, however, she was adopted by German immigrant Carl Spitz, the unofficial dog-trainer of Hollywood.Why is Clifford so red? ›
Clifford's iconic hue was picked totally at random: “It was red because I happened to have red paint on the drawing table that night,” Bridwell told the Boston Globe in 2004. Turns out that happy accident is part of the reason why kids are so obsessed with him.How did Clifford get so big? ›
Clifford was originally the runt of the litter, seemingly fated to be small and sick, but grew to an enormous size apparently due to Emily Elizabeth's love and care. Clifford's character was created when a Harper & Row editor advised Bridwell to write a story to go along with one of his pictures.Does Scooby-Doo have a son? ›
Scrappy-Doo | Scoobypedia | Fandom.What is the true story behind Scooby-Doo? ›
The idea of Scooby-Doo was inspired by popular teen shows in the 1960s. Fred Silverman, who was CBSâ€™s head of daytime programming at the time, wanted to copy the success of the Archies. His pitch was â€œa teenage rock band that would solve mysteriesâ€ .Is Shaggy high in Scooby-Doo? ›
Scott Innes, a voice actor best known for voicing Shaggy on Scooby-Doo confirmed on Twitch that the character isn't as into smoking marijuana as some fans believe. The character of Shaggy is one of a lazy hippy who has a seemingly bottomless stomach, which some fans have theorized is due to him secretly being a smoker.
Scooby-Doo (also known as Scooby-Doo: The Movie) is a 2002 American live-action/computer-animated fantasy adventure-comedy horror film that's based on the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise of the same name and was the first live-action film of the franchise.Does Scooby-Doo count as a horror movie? ›
Scooby-Doo (also known as Scooby-Doo: The Movie) is a 2002 American live-action/computer-animated supernatural adventure horror comedy film based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television franchise of the same name.What is Scooby-Doo 13 Spooky Tales? ›
13 Spooky Tales Around the World is a two-disc DVD compilation of 13 world-themed episodes from various Scooby-Doo series. It was released on May 15, 2012 by Warner Home Video.Is Scooby-Doo okay for kids? ›
This movie is somewhere between a live-action cartoon that's much too scary for most kids and a Saturday Night Live sketch that goes on too long for most teens. That's what you get when you try to reach both younger and older audiences.How old is Shaggy from Scooby-Doo? ›
In Ruby and Spears' original series bible, Fred and Shaggy are each 17 years old, Daphne is 16, and Velma is 15. For the purposes of this series, the kids were made roughly the same age: 16-17 in season 1, and 17-18 in season 2.Who is the most loved Scooby-Doo character? ›
1 Shaggy Rogers Norville "Shaggy" Rogers is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is a cowardly slacker and the long-time best friend and owner of his cowardly Great Dane Scooby-Doo. I have always loved Shaggy.Who was Shaggy based on? ›
Development. The four teenage lead characters of Scooby-Doo were inspired by four of the main characters from the 1959–63 American sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, with Shaggy having been derived from the character Maynard G. Krebs, as played by Bob Denver.What movie kicked off the horror genre? ›
The Golden Age of Horror
Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922), the first movies to really make an attempt to unsettle their audience.
But Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is a great pick for kids in elementary school who want to feel older by watching a program about teenagers. Well-rounded humor is by far the show's best quality: There's a laugh for everyone, and kids will love how Scooby always runs away from trouble.Is there a girl Scooby-Doo? ›
Velma is a female, teenage detective character from the Scooby-Doo cartoon and films, popularly identified as a nerd and lesbian.
Angel Dynamite is a character on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. She first appears in the first episode of the first season and is voiced by Vivica A. Fox.What Scooby-Doo does Shaggy turn into a girl? ›
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After Scooby drinks one and becomes a monster, Shaggy tries to find an antidote. He gets some of the potion on his hand and drinks it, which turn him into a woman from the neck down and turns Scooby into the Tasmanian Devil.