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Boomerang Hosts Scooby-Doo Marathon on January 18, 2010

Boomerang will present a 10-movie marathon of The New Scooby-Doo Movies on Monday, January 18, 2010, with each hour-long episode showcasing a new guest star. Among the guests include animated versions of real people, including Sonny and Cher, Phyllis Diller, and the Harlem Globetrotters; as well as other stars from Hanna-Barbera animated series, such as Josie and the Pussycats and Batman and Robin. The marathon starts at noon (Eastern time assumed).

The full press release follows:


Boomerang Hosts the Ultimate Crossover Event with the New Scooby-Doo Movies

10-Movie Marathon on Monday, Jan 18 Brings a Multitude of Celebrity Guest Stars

The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the second series in the Scooby-Doo canon and the only Scooby series with hour-long episodes, welcomed some of the biggest stars of the day as guests during its 24-episode run from 1972-74. Starting at noon on Monday, Jan. 18, Boomerang will present 10 of the best New Scooby-Doo Movies during a seven-and-a-half hour marathon on the commercial-free network. Viewers can enjoy a blast to the past as Scooby and the gang meet celebrities like Sonny and Cher in animated form, as well as the casts of other great Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Josie and the Pussycats and The Harlem Globetrotters during special crossover episodes.

“Scooby-Doo is a timeless character, appealing to all generations,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “With the New Scooby-Doo Movies, viewers have the chance to get reacquainted with Scooby’s famous friends.”

Highlights of the marathon include:

* 12 p.m. “The Secret of Shark Island” – When Sonny and Cher’s ritzy jalopy maroons the couple during a storm, the gang gives them a ride in the Mystery Machine and take the couple to the Hideaway Hotel. After Sonny and Cher convince Scooby and the kids to stay at the hotel at least for the night, a mystery soon erupts involving the inn, a massive shark and the inn owner’s scam.

* 1:30 p.m.: “The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair” -The gang teams up with Batman and Robin for a cliff-hanging tale about a counterfeit ring operated by the dynamic duo’s arch nemeses, the Joker and the Penguin.

* 3:45 p.m.: “Scooby-Doo Meets Jeannie” – Scooby and the gang join Jeannie on a trip back in time to Persia to help a Prince fight evil “ghosts.” There, they learn of a legend that one of the Prince’s ancestors banished an evil genie to a bottle. With aid from a greedy uncle, the vengeful genie battles Mystery, Inc. with malevolent machinations to take over the Prince’s palace.

* 6:45 p.m.: “A Good Medium is Rare” – Scooby-Doo and his companions are locked into an out-of-this-world mystery when they accompany Phyllis Diller to the Magic Mansion for a séance under the leadership of Madam Zokar.

Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com .

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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