Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Scooby-Doo! Laff-A-Lympics is now on DVD


Just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Warner Bros. has just released the two discs DVD set featuring a flashback from the ‘70s: Scooby-Doo! Laff-A-Lympics. If you are old enough to have seen the original run of the show, you’ll know that was a fairly obscure that was sandwiched between episodes of “Scooby-Doo!,” “Dynomutt and The Blue Falcon” and “Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.”

As a child of the ‘70s, it was fun to revisit this old show. If features three teams:

The Scooby Doobies: 
Including Scooby-Doo as team captain, Shaggy, Scooby-Dum (Scooby’s cousin), Dynomutt (a mechanical dog), The Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, the Teen Angels (Brenda, Dee Dee, and Taffy), Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu the genie and Hong Kong Phooey.

The Yogi Yahooeys:
Including Yogi Bear as the team captain, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie & Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf and Yakky Doodle.
 
The Really Rottens:
Including Mumbly as the team captain and The Dread Barron (who suspiciously look like Dirk Dastardly and Muttley), The Dalton Brothers, The Creepleys, Orful Octopus, The Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit and Daisy Mayhem (the last three were created just for this show).

In addition, the show’s emcees are Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf with cameos from other characters like Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Jabber Jaw and others.

The set also features a brand new Scooby-Doo story with the Mystery Machine making its way over to London for the World Games (similar to the Olympics), where Shaggy enters the game as a running contestant for the USA. You can really see how much better this new animation is compared to the herky jerky movements of the “Laff-A-Lympics.” In fact, the best part of the whole package is the opening credits of “Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games where the animation style has a totally different look and feel than the Scooby-Doo that we all know and love.

Overall, this collection may appeal mostly to die-hard animation fans as many young children are not familiar with many of these characters (many adults aren’t either). The set includes every “Laff-A-Lympics” episode ever created. (Originally posted on Examiner.com)



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