Friends, we are looking at about 16 weeks before Halloween is upon us once again – which is quite possibly my favorite Holiday of them all. While it is true I watch all manner of creepy and horror themed films and TV series throughout the year – it always feels a little more special during the month of October to watch something Halloween-themed. There are staples of October that I never miss watching on streaming services or popping in my Blu-ray player – such as Halloween, The Halloween Tree, Trick ‘r Treat, Creepshow, Tales from the Crypt, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Hocus Pocus, and The Conjuring to name just a few. It looks like this Fall though there is another movie I am going to have to add to the list – as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is unleashing Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!. Not only does this upcoming animated film guest star Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) but it also has Bill Nye as himself and features as it’s main villain – a member of Batman’s Rouge’s Gallery – the diabolical Scarecrow (The A-Team‘s Dwight Schultz). Keep your eyes peeled during the trailer for appearances of characters dressed up as iconic Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. film stars.
As the Scarecrow is the main villain – bringing a pumpkin patch to life it would seem – it’s probably a safe bet that Batman will be showing up at some point, right? Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! also sees the return of the legendary Frank Welker as both Scoob and Fred Jones with Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, in addition Kate Micucci returns to voice Velma and Grey Griffin voices Daphne Blake. The animated feature was written, directed, and produced by Maxwell Atoms – who you might remember from the exceptional The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy animated series on Cartoon Network.
Here is the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Press Release:
“Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanters, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove!
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang are back in action in Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! a brand-new animated film that arrives on Digital and DVD this fall, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.”
When Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! is released I will be sure to do a review of the animated film – I have a feeling we are in for quite the Halloween treat!