(February 4, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – A haunted amusement park, a dog-napping operation and an ape man who disrupts a movie set are some of the zany predicaments the Mystery Inc. gang encounters on “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Vol. 2,” available on DVD May 5, 2009 from Warner Home Video (WHV). This second collection of classic Scooby-Doo cartoons features four episodes from the original series and will retail for $14.97 SRP. Order due date has been set for March 31, 2009. “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! Vol. 2” features the following episodes: “Decoy for a Dognapper” – When several top show dogs are stolen, including a pedigreed female dog Scooby falls for, the kids go after a $500 reward offered by one of the dogs’ owners -- it is up to Scooby-Doo to be a decoy for the dognappers. “What the Hex Going On?” – A friend invites the gang to spend the weekend at her family's estate, the Kingston Mansion, but a ghost turns up and changes her Uncle Stewart into an old man. “Never Ape an Ape Man” – Daphne’s Uncle Maxwell, a movie director, hires the entire gang as extras in his new film: “The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain.” Although the film is shooting on-location, the set is soon closed when a real ape man shows up and wreaks havoc on the set. “Foul Play in Funland” – The gang highly anticipates the opening of a new amusement park, but while clam-digging outside of it, the gang see the rides moving not only before the park is open, but with no passengers, as well. Drawn into another mystery, the gang sets out to see if the park is haunted. “The Scooby-Doo franchise is one of the most important properties in our library. Previous releases have performed exceptionally and we anticipate this title to be a big hit with consumers,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “These episodes are from the original Scooby-Doo series, the one that first introduced us to all those wonderful characters, which have gone on to achieve such longevity and tremendous popularity. We think consumers will be delighted with the selection of cartoons on this DVD.” 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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