What's New Scooby-Doo?

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What's New Scooby-Doo?
What's New Scooby-Dod-logo.jpg
Premiere September 14, 2002
Finale January 1, 2006
Creator Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
Network The WB,
Cartoon Network
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Warner Bros. Animation
Seasons 3
Episodes 39 + 3 specials
Origin USA

What's New Scooby-Doo? is an animated comedy that aired on The WB and Cartoon Network.

Essentially an updated version of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You, the series continues to following the mystery-busting exploits of Mystery Inc. with a 21st century touch. The Mystery Machine is a modern van tricked out with GPS, and the kids' mysteries take them to places such as Australia, a skateboard contest in San Francisco, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and much more.

The series also experiments a bit with the star characters. Fred, who was straight laced at first, tends to be a little addled. Daphne is brash and in-your-face once in awhile. Velma, while still the brains of the group, harbors a secret fear in a specific episode: she's afraid of clowns, a neurosis from her younger salad days when a birthday party clown destroyed her prize present, an encyclopedia set. Shaggy is still the cowering chow hound, and Scooby is still Scooby. In a nod to earlier Scooby-Doo series The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the show featured some guest stars in cartoon form such as baseball's Mike Piazza, hockey's Brett Hull, and rock group Simple Plan.

The show received an Emmy nomination during its run. Mindy Cohn (Natalie on The Facts of Life) got the nod for her voice role as Velma.

Warner Bros. Animation produced the series, with distribution by sister company Warner Bros. Television.


Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo 1 2 3
Fred Jones 1 2 3
Casey Kasem Norville "Shaggy" Rogers 1 2 3
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley 1 2 3
Grey Delisle Daphne Blake 1 2 3

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
The WB / Cartoon Network
Season One September 14, 2002 March 22, 2003 13 + 1
Season Two September 13, 2003 March 27, 2004 13 + 1
Season Three January 29, 2005 January 1, 2006 13 + 1

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Summary

WNSD was initially released in volumes, with the first two featuring episodes in chronological order and further volumes featuring episodes in themes. The complete series was released over 10 volumes, each featuring 4 episodes except the final 2 volumes which each featured 5 episodes. Following that, the series was re-released in the form of proper season sets.


Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Complete 1st Season February 20, 2007 2

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Complete 2nd Season June 5, 2007 2

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Complete 3rd Season January 8, 2008 2


Episode Collections
Volume 1: Space Ape at the Cape August 19, 2003 1


Volume 2: Safari So Goodi! March 9, 2004 1


Volume 3: Boos and Clues August 10, 2004 1


Volume 4: Merry Scary Holiday October 3, 2004 1


Volume 5: Sports Spooktacular June 14, 2005 1


Volume 6: Monster Matinee August 9, 2005 1


Volume 7: Ghosts on the Go November 8, 2005 1


Volume 8: Zoinks! Camera! Action! February 21, 2006 1


Volume 9: Route Scary-Six June 6, 2006 1


Volume 10: Monstrous Tails December 5, 2006 1


External Sites


The Scooby-Doo Franchise
Primary series

Original series (1969-1985) • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988-1991) • Specials & Movies (1998-present) • What's New Scooby-Doo? (2002-2006) • Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! (2006-2008) • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013) • Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015-present) • Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019)

Spinnoff series and guest appearances

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder (1976-1977) • Laff-a-Lympics (1977-1978) • Johnny Bravo - Bravo Dooby-Doo (1997) • Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases! (2011)

Package shows

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976) • Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics (1977) • Scooby's All-Stars (1978) • The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show (1980-1981) • The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour (1982-1983)