Scooby-Doo! in the Horror Universe: “THE HAUNTED SHOWBOAT”

5 Dec

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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 2 EPISODE 3 “THE HAUNTED SHOWBOAT”

Release Date: September 15, 1973 (Contemporary Setting)

Non-Horror Crosses: Josie and the Pussycats (animated)

The Story: Mystery, Inc. find themselves aboard a showboat where Josie and the Pussycats are booked to perform. When ghosts appear, the two groups of teens join together to solve the mystery.

Notes: This brings in the animated version of Josie and the Pussycats (and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space) but not necessarily the comic books from which the characters originate.

For more Scooby-Doo! crossovers, click here.

For more Josie and the Pussycats crossovers, click here.

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

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