(October 14, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – Grab a box of Scooby Snacks and get set to enjoy a wonderful selection of original episodes from the very first season of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume 1: A Monster Catch” available on DVD January 27, 2009 from Warner Home Video (WHV). Titled “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume 1: A Monster Catch,” this first volume will include four episodes from the original series, plus a bonus episode from “Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue.” This DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP. Order due date has been set for December 23, 2008. “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” first made its debut during CBS’ Saturday morning lineup and became an instant hit. The series follows the adventures of Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby-Doo as they solve cases typically involving ghosts, monsters or other supernatural forces. Hi-jinks always ensue, with their investigations resulting in entertaining chase scenes mixed with catchy musical numbers and comedic antics. This hit program spawned several spin-off series, specials, consumer products and live action films. “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume 1: A Monster Catch” features the following four classic episodes: “What a Night for a Knight” – On their way back from the movies, Shaggy and Scooby find the abandoned vehicle of a missing archeologist. The only thing inside is a mysterious suit of black armor that comes to life! “Hassle in the Castle” – While sailing with Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, the gang collides with a mysterious ship that has no crew and leads them to an island where they come face-to-face with a dangerous phantom. “A Clue for Scooby-Doo” – While surfing, Scooby-Doo meets the seaweed-covered ghost of Captain Cutler, an evil creature responsible for the disappearance of many ships. “Mine Your Own Business” – Thanks to Shaggy reading a map upside-down, the gang finds itself in an abandoned mining town where they see a 150-year-old miner and his burrow disappear into thin air. “‘Scooby-Doo’ has entertained generations of viewers and this DVD gives consumers the chance to sample the original series, the one that started it all,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “Fans constantly express their fondness of the classic ‘Scooby-Doo’ episodes. They have wonderful, nostalgic memories from having watched the show during its original Saturday morning run. We are delighted to make these episodes available for them.” The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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