What's New Scooby-Doo?
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.
|Casey Kasem||Norville "Shaggy" Rogers||1||2||3|
|Mindy Cohn||Velma Dinkley||1||2||3|
|Grey Delisle||Daphne Blake||1||2||3|
|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|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
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.
|Complete 1st Season||February 20, 2007||2|
|Complete 2nd Season||June 5, 2007||2|
|Complete 3rd Season||January 8, 2008||2||
|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||
|The Scooby-Doo Franchise|
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|
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)