I gotta say, going through these late ‘90s Scooby movies can be… difficult.
They’re just too competent. Like, c’mon now.
How’s a guy supposed to find animation easter eggs, or stuff to riff on if you do a good job?
Just look at the background paintings!
It's all colorful, well-composed, full of detail... the animation is largely quite fluid, and has so few slip-ups....
What are we supposed to be joking about? Look at us, we’re reduced to riffing on signage...
...and the building that says “candle.”
Singular. There’s only one. You’ll all just have to share.
Frankly, you know things are hard to get material out of...
...when for three frames, Velma’s mouth doesn’t move with her head...
...and it feels like we found the freakin’ ark of the covenant.
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Upon starting our new mystery movie, we fade up from black.
...ok, sure, I know you know what black looks like... but still. Dramatic emphasis and stuff.
A museum curator leaves his office for the night.
Hoping things will go better for him than every other curator that’s appeared on Scooby-Doo.
He strolls along, and passes–... Velma?
Wait, what are you guys up to–
...Fred, why are you dressed as a blonde Prince Valiant OC?
Why– ...ok, that’s pretty wonderful, though.
Seriously gang, what’s with the costume party, Halloween’s not–
But wait, oh noes!
There’s spooky... spooky, um....
...actually, I’m not sure. Hold on... hold on, I’ve got this...
...spooky.... medieval... wood... demon... viking... barbarian...
Ok, y’know what, these adjectives aren’t going anywhere. Generic ‘80s He-Man bad guys appear.
Probably – like Gunhaver would note – available in a discount three-pack.
But needless to say, Shag ‘n’ Scoob freak out...
...they have this single frame of “...well... how did we get here?”...
(water flowering underground?)
Seriously, what is this?
What hath my girlfriend subjected me to, full of museum cosplay and Fred Valiant–
Happy pre-Halloween, y’all, we’re in for treat.
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