"Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc.": More Muddling Than Meddling

Memo to Tony Cervone, Spike Brandt, and Sam Register: C’mon, guys. It shouldn’t be this hard. Look, no one ever mistook Scooby Doo for rocket science; it’s one of the most formulaic cartoon franchises ever made. But it’s also one of the most successful, and it’s so successful because it starts with a great formula. […]

"The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo": It's Scary How Not-Bad This Series Is

All this week toonzone will be presenting a special set of reviews, which we are calling “Halloween in July.” We open with the most recent DVD release from the most famous spook-comedy franchise in American animation: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. It’s amazing how much easier it is to enjoy a show when you […]

"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You" Vol. 3: The Dane's Still Got It

Scooby-Doo has graduated to one of Hanna-Barbera’s most enduring cultural icons, so there is really very little that one can say about the show that started it all: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? The four episodes on Warner Home Video’s latest single-disc release of the series (Volume 3, “Hello Mummy”) follow the same formula that drove […]

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