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DVD Review: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! - The Complete Third Season

By Jeff Swindoll Apr 20, 2007, 19:04 GMT

DVD Review: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! - The Complete Third Season

Popular cartoon series featuring Scooby Doo, a dog who joins Velma, Daphne, Freddie, and Shaggy on many quests to solve mysterious. Each mystery is new and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. ...more

These 1978 episodes are a bit of a mystery to me as the first nine episodes aired during that year’s television season under the “Scooby Doo Where are You moniker.”  The final seven episodes of that 1978 season found there way on to television under the show “Scooby’s All-Star Laff-a-lypics.” 

Whatever the case I’m pretty sure that these episodes have been on network television or cable in some form or another since 1978.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that these may not be as rare as the back of the box claims. 

Scoob and the gang

Scoob and the gang

What’s on the back of the box:
“Originally aired as part of the Scooby’s All Stars series, these rarely seen but fabulous further Scooby Doo Where are You? Adventures of the sleuthing canine and his Mystery, Inc. pals will easily solve the case of any cartoon fan’s entertainment needs. 

Within these 16 captivating capers, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma tackle the Tar Monster, face down Iron Face and globetrek for ghosts galore from a Menace in Venice to the Warlock of Wimbledon.  For fans of classic animated fun, this cool collection of Scooby-Doo capers is where you want to be!”

Disc 1:
Episode 1: The Witch of Willawaw
Episode 2: A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle
Episode 3: A Scary Night with a Snow Beast Fright
Episode 4: To Switch a Witch
Episode 5: The Tar Monster
Episode 6: A Highland Fling with a Monstrous Thing

Disc 2, Side A:
Episode 7: The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face
Episode 8: Jeepers, It’s the Jaquaro!
Episode 9: Make a Beeline away from that Feline
Episode 10: The Creepy Creature of Vulture’s Claw
Episode 11: The Diabolical Disc Demon

Beware the Tar Monster

Beware the Tar Monster

Disc 2, Side B:
Episode 12: Scooby’s Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper
Episode 13: A Menace in Venice
Episode 14: Don’t Go near the Fortress of Fear
Episode 15: The Warlock of Wimbledon
Episode 16: The Beast is Awake in the Bottomless Lake

Any appearance of Scooby and Shaggy on DVD is most welcome and my kids have been devouring these episodes (cough, cough – not that Dad wasn’t also sharing in the watching). 

Scooby Doo is presented in fullscreen as they were originally aired on television.  Special features include the 20 minute featurette “Hanna-Barbera: From H to B.”  It has interviews with Gordon Hunt, Tony Benedict, Mark Young, Jerry Eisenberg, Maggie Roberts, Iwao Takamoto, Andrea Romano, Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna, Willie Ito, Bob Singer, James Walker, Paul Sabella, Barbara Kruger, Iraj Paran, Hoyt Curtin, Kelly Ward, and Ed Collins. 

The documentary doesn’t just cover Scooby and hits on the output of the iconic animation studio.  There are also trailers for other Warner Brothers animated DVDs. 

I don’t know how rare this season of Scooby is, but any episodes are welcome additions to your animation DVD library. The nice documentary about the Hanna-Barbara studio is also most welcome and is just the icing on the cake.

Zoinks!

Zoinks!

Scooby Doo, Where Are You! - The Complete Third Season is now available at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the UK. Visit the DVD database for more information.



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