Scooby-Doo! in the Horror Universe: “WEDNESDAY IS MISSING”

3 Oct

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Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.

THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: September 9, 1972 – October 27, 1973 (Contemporary Setting — See Notes for Scooby-Doo, Where are You?)

Series: The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The Story: Mystery, Inc. continues to solve mysteries, but now they meet a lot of interesting people.

Notes: See my Notes for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? for how I feel about talking dogs in the Horror Universe. There are many Scooby-Doo series, and some have contrary canon. For that reason, each one is considered separately for crossover inclusion. Where Are You? was brought in via a cross with Jekyll and Hyde. This series is brought in via a cross with the Addams Family below. This series is a continuation of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! It continues in 1976 as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. It was remade in 2002 as a live-action film. This series also spun off the animated Harlem Globetrotters series. The series has been referenced several times in other series and films. It has also been spoofed in Gremlins 2, NIght of the Living Doo, and Family Guy.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 “WEDNESDAY IS MISSING”

Release Date: September 22, 1972 (Contemporary Setting — See Notes)

Horror Crosses: The Addams Family

The Story: The gang get their van stuck in front of the Addams home, and end up taking care of the kids while Gomez and Morticia take a vacation.

Notes: The Addams Family was brought in via an appearance in the Anno Dracula Universe. Even though that’s a divergent timeline, if they exist there, they exist here. Thus, this cross brings The New Scooby-Doo Movies in. The version of the Addams Family here is reminiscent of the original comic, but is a tie-in with the animated series that is a continuation of the live-action series. Though they don’t appear aged, Wednesday and Pugsley should be in their early teens, not much younger than the Mystery, Inc. gang.

For more Scooby-Doo! crossovers, click here.

For more Addams Family crossovers, click here.  

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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