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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! - The Complete First and Second Seasons
Scooby Doo Where Are You - The Complete First and Second Seasons
Actors: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Frank Welker, Stefanianna Christopherson
Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
G     2004     9hr 9min

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Actors: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Frank Welker, Stefanianna Christopherson
Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Creators: Bill Lutz, Joe Ruby, John Strong, Ken Spears, Larz Bourne, Tom Dagenais
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Scooby Doo, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Comedy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Format: DVD - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/16/2004
Original Release Date: 09/13/1969
Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/1969
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 9hr 9min
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Complete Seasons Of Scooby-Doo's Best Mysteries!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My earliest and most fondest memory of watching the classic 1969 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was in the 70s early in the morning when it was still dark outside. Considering how Scooby is often parodied today, this may surprise you but back then (to my young eyes) Scooby-Doo was kinda scary and creepy thanks to the creepy background settings, the monsters (my favorite: the skeleton-headed spaceman with the crazy laugh) and Ted Nichols' creepy underscore which could build up tension like Bernard Herrmann did for Hitchcock. Luckily, the tension would be broken with Scooby and Shaggy's comedic antics. Antics which typically resulted in the "musical chase numbers" which would conclude with the "monster" getting trapped, then unmasked followed by the villain's obligatory "And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids"...[and their dog]. As predictable, or even corny as others deem it be, all of this - the pure 60s/70s fun - is what has eternally endeared Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to me above all the other versions. Created and produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Scooby-Doo's mystery-solving format remains one of most often imitated shows to date. Fangface, Clue Club, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Rickety Rocket, Jabberjaw (just to name a few) all owe credit to Scooby-Doo. After the two seasons here in this collection the quality of the show was diminished to rather "cartoony proportions." Though, some versions were still interesting to watch such as 1972's The New Scooby-Doo Movies where the gang would team up with guest stars such as Batman & Robin, The Addams Family, Jerry Reed, Tim Conway, Sandy Duncan, and such. There were three versions of Scooby-Doo's opening theme for the two seasons in this collection: One is a rare instrumental only version used in the first few episodes of season one; the other is the classic vocal version performed by studio singer Larry Marks used for the remainder of season one; and then there's the one that has the same music and lyrics as the classic version but was performed by "chase songs" artist Danny Janssen for season two. For the "grooviest" adventures of Freddy, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scoob, this DVD collection is definitely the best buy!

Features:
Featurettes
Music videos
DVD challenge

Episodes:
What a Night for a Knight (1969)
A Clue for Scooby Doo (1969)
Hassle in the Castle (1969)
Mine Your Own Business (1969)
Decoy for a Dognapper (1969)
What the Hex Going On? (1969)
Never Ape an Ape Man (1969)
Foul Play in Funland (1969)
The Backstage Rage (1969)
Bedlam in the Big Top (1969)
A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts (1969)
Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too (1969)
Which Witch Is Which? (1969)
Go Away Ghost Ship (1969)
Spooky Space Kook (1969) "That crazy spaceman, yeah!"
A Night of Fright Is No Delight (1970)
That's Snow Ghost (1970)
Nowhere to Hyde (1970)
Mystery Mask Mix-Up (1970)
Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright (1970)
Jeepers, It's the Creeper (1970)
Haunted House Hang-Up (1970)
A Tiki Scare Is No Fair (1970)
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf? (1970)
Don't Fool with a Phantom (1970)"
Yes, It's the Complete Series, But.....
Michael E. Pajak | MA | 04/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The 1976-1977 Saturday morning TV season saw the premiere of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. This show was composed of a half-hour Scooby-Doo episode and a half-hour Dynomutt episode. These were the first new Scooby-Doo episodes produced in 3 years, and the very first episodes ever of Dynomutt. In total, 16 episodes of Scooby-Doo and 16 episodes of Dynomutt were produced for this season. After only 13 airings of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, the show proved popular enough that it was expanded to 90 minutes and renamed The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show, adding repeats of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episodes for the extra half-hour. The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show aired the final 3 new episodes of each, and then repeated all 16 episodes of each for the remainder of the season. This is the ONLY season of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour/Show, and so, YES, this DVD is complete with all 16 episodes produced for both Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt that aired under that title.

The 1977-1978 Saturday morning TV season saw the premiere of Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics, a 2-hour show composed of the half-hour debut of the Laff-a-Lympics, the half-hour debut of Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, plus a half-hour of Scooby-Doo, and a half-hour of Dynomutt. The half-hour of Scooby-Doo aired repeats from The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour/Show, PLUS 8 new episodes. Similarly, the half-hour of Dynomutt aired repeats PLUS 4 new episodes as well. It's these new episodes of Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt that aired during Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics this season that some folks refer to as the "2nd season".

The 1978-1979 Saturday morning TV season gets even more confusing. 16 more new Scooby-Doo episodes were produced for this season. No new Dynomutt episodes were produced. The first 9 of these new episodes were first aired under the half-hour Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! show, complete with the original show's opening credits, just with new episodes. The remaining 7 new episodes (plus repeats of all 16) aired as part of the renamed Scooby's All-Stars, a 90-minute show composed of new and repeat half-hour episodes of the Laff-a-Lympics, new and repeat half-hour episodes of Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, and new and repeat half-hour episodes of Scooby-Doo. It's these 16 new episodes of Scooby-Doo that some folks refer to as the "3rd season".

Now to add even more confusion, all Scooby-Doo episodes from these past three seasons, 40 episodes in total (16 + 8 + 16), were re-packaged together as The Scooby-Doo Show for syndication reruns. All Dynomutt episodes, 20 in total, were re-packaged together for both network and syndication reruns as Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. So most folks only know these episodes from the syndication repeats airing on cable networks like Cartoon Network, and not from their original airings.

As for the DVD, the GOOD news is that, YES, this DVD is complete with all 16 episodes produced for both Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt that aired under The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour/Show, from the ONLY season that the show aired. The video and audio are both great for a 30-year old show, with the Dynomutt episodes just a bit under par compared to the Scooby episodes. The bonus features are the best of any Scooby-Doo DVD set released thus far, particularly with the interviews with the voice cast: Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Heather North, etc.

But, there is BAD news and REALLY BAD news. The BAD news is that the 2006 Hanna-Barbera DVD releases so far for this year, for both this DVD set, and for The Flintstones Season 5 DVD set, show the "cheapening" in production for the product packaging. Gone are the plastic outer covering transparent slip covers that were on all the 2004 and 2005 Hanna-Barbera animated DVD sets. The DVD discs themselves are now stored two to a page, with one on top of the other, overlaying half of the one underneath it. More likely to scratch one while trying to get to the one below it, especially with the two-sided discs. It does make for a thinner boxed set.

And the REALLY BAD news: I was fully expecting to see The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour episodes as they originally aired back in 1976 when I first watched them on Saturday mornings. That means with the original opening credits with the original Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt theme song, and with the original closing credits. Heck, even the back of the DVD box listed partial lyrics from the original theme song. I was even hoping to see the modified opening credits when the show changed from Hour to Show, which was also noted on the back of the box. Whoever did the text for the back of the DVD box certainly did his homework and knew his stuff. But, boy was I surprised when I watched my first episode, and each episode thereafter. What you get is the opening credits for the syndicated re-packaged The Scooby-Doo Show followed by the Scooby-Doo episode, followed by the closing credits of The Scooby-Doo Show, followed by the opening credits of the re-packaged Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, followed by the Dynomutt episode, followed by the closing credits of Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. This is NOT how these shows originally aired in 1976.

Overall, if you are a fan of either Scooby-Doo or Dynomutt, and want to add these episodes and bonus material to your DVD collection, you will greatly enjoy this collection. However, if you are a completist, and want the episodes as they aired on their original network airing, or want every episode that aired in the re-packaged syndication reruns, you will be disappointed."
Scooby Doo and Dynomutt
Rick | HI United States | 02/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although Dynomutt was not a great show, the Scooby-Doo part of this package include some great episodes. There are sixteen hours in total; eight of Scooby and eight of Dynomutt. The Scooby-Doo episodes included (16 in total) are (naming the ghosts and guest stars):
1. High Rise Hair Raser (180 year-old specter)
2. The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost (Mayan Ghost and living statue)
3.Watt a Shocking Ghost (10,000 volt ghost)
4.The Headless Horseman of Halloween (the Headless Horseman and guest-star Scooby Dum (Scooby's cousin)
5. The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul (the Alligator Ghost and guest-star Scooby Dum)
6. Scared A Lot in Camelot (the ghosts of the Round Table, the Black Night, and Merlin the Magician)
7. The Harum-Scarum Sanitarum (the ghost of Doctor Coffin)
8. The No-Face Zombie Chase Case (the No-Face Zombie and the Gorilla Monster)
9. Mamba Wamba and the Voodo Hoodo (the Mamba Wamba and the zombie)
10. A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground (the demons of Underground Seattle)
11. A Bum Steer for Scooby (Ghost Shaman and the ghost bull)
12. There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark (million year-old shark monster)
13. Scooby Doo, Where's the Crew (Ghost of Captain Piscado, Octopus monster, kelp monster)
14. The Ghost that Sacked the Quarterback (Ghost of the long-dead 1930s football player)
15. The Ghosts of the Bad Humor Man (the vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ghosts)
16. The Spirits of '76 (ghosts of traitors Bennedict Arnold, John Andre, and another traitor (I forget the name)

Enjoy this wonderful show, even if Dynomutt is included. It is worth every cent!"
Everything a Cartoon Box Set Should Be
E. Dolnack | Atlanta, GA USA | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hanna-Barbara have put out this box-set of 4 DVDs containing every single complete episode of the ultra-classic "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" that ran from 1969-1970. Don't be fooled that the title states "The Complete First and Second Seasons"; there only were two seasons.What you WON'T find in this collection (thankfully) are the miriad of spin-offs and bad idea cartoons that were spawned by the original series - such as Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Dumb, celebrity guest-appearances by Don Knotts, the Harlam Globetrotters and Sonny & Cher. No, this collection is just all the original, pure, superb "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" cartoons that ran from 1969-70. There are a total of 25 episodes spanning four DVDs, with the occasional extra thrown-in. The extras are fluff and as such uneccesary, but there aren't many and they don't detract from the DVDs much.The mastering is done well, and the picture looks crisp, sharp, clean, and bright. The colors are vibrant and true. The sound is also very clean and well done. While they could have probably fit all 25 episodes on fewer disks, I'm glad they chose not to as to keep the compression to a minimum, which they've done.The original "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" series isn't just a silly little cartoon that can be easily modified in any number of ways for marketability [as was obviously thought throughout the 1970s when cartoons went overboard with ridiculous concepts but scaled-back the quality and craftsmanship of great animation].The original Scooby-Doo is nothing short of art. It is highly-realized quality animation that deserves to be preserved in a respectful manner and appreciated by fans everywhere. I'm glad this level of quality has been finally put into a DVD presentation of the cartoon series that was put into the original."