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A friend sent me a link to some info about the new Scooby Doo series (including pictures of the new character designs you can see here). So I thought I’d give my two cents about it:

The design:
I’m not thrilled with the character designs (they’re a bit too “Family Guy” for my taste and I don’t like that Velma has been slimmed down yet again). Though I do think it’s cute/funny that the ONLY change to the outfits was Daphne getting her sleeves shortened and her heels replaced with a practical pair of tennis shoes.

Maybe they’ll look better in motion; but the art in that still image looks really bland and unappealing to me. Unless the production design choices (ie the background designs, direction, animation style, etc) are REALLY good, this show’s look will take a LOT of getting used to. :P

The Story:
I am excited about the story. No romantic entanglements is a good thing (and I can’t help wondering if that line about Mystery Incorporated’s use of romance was meant as a dig against it. LOL). And I am VERY happy about the decision to limit Scooby’s speech. I know it seems like a minor thing to get excited about. But, IMO, Scooby’s character is funnier and more believable as a dog when he isn’t given entire paragraphs of dialogue to rattle off. And it’s also more in the spirit of the original show (where Scooby often had to pantomime to get his point across because humans couldn’t completely understand him).

The Mystery Machine being outfitted with wacky gadgets sounds cool. I’m hoping the show makes Freddy out to be a car nut and/or a gear head. It would be a welcome change from the last couple of cartoons and movies that characterized him as a clueless dumbass

And, because I’m a dork, I looked up Zac Moncrief (the producer for this new show) and he seems to have a pretty good resume when it comes to making animated comedies. His most notable work has been directing on seasons 4 & 5 of Family Guy and Phineas and Ferb. Overall, he has a good record with comedy cartoons. So, if he has a good team of writers and artists backing him up, this series has the potential to be really fun. Here’s hoping my prediction ends up being right!

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I thought you might be interested in this news, in case you haven't seen it already.…
Not too crazy about the design, but on the plus side, it looks like they're going for a WAY-type feel, with no official romantic entanglements and Scooby's dialogue being limited.…
brensey Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the link! I did a journal entry about my thoughts on the designs/article. I'd love to get your two cents on it!

I looked up the producer (the one who was quoted in that article) and he seems to have a good track record on animated comedies. Here's hoping he does great things with this show. The fact that he seems to respect the original show enough to bring back elements that have been lost in recent years (like the team remaining strictly platonic and Scooby not speaking much) is a good sign.

The part about Scooby having limited dialogue made me happy. Not only does Scooby feel more like an actual DOG when his ability to talk is curbed; but not allowing him to prattle on forces the writers to be more creative with how they use Scooby and have him express himself.
Also, IMO, not even Don Messick would sound all that great doing long monolouges in the Scooby voice. So it's no surprise that even a pro like Frank Welker sounds awful when he has to do it (and MI was the worst offender because of it's terrible, pretentious dialogue). I think Welker will do MUCH better in this show since Scooby will have less "human" speech and more animal sounds/behaviors (ie the things Welker excels at)
JennissyCooper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Forgot to add you to my watch! Duh! :XD:
brensey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I added you to mine (I can't believe I hadn't already)!

Now we can gush at each other's art (and maybe you can help me brush up on my high school French LOL)
JennissyCooper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thanks. :la:
Yeah I can, that's not a problem. :3
Sailoryoshi53 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If You don't mind, I would like to do my own pic of Batman in the Shower :D
brensey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
If You don't mind, I would like to do my own pic of Batman in the Shower

Sure! Make sure to send me a link when you do. I'd love to see it! :)
Also, putting in a link/credit to my DA when you post your "Batman in the Shower" pic would be much appreciated.
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SalemtheCruel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello :)
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