WHV Press Release: SCOOBY’S ALL STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS VOL. 1

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    HANNA-BARBERA’S LEGENDARY ANIMATED SUPERSTARS COMPETE FOR THE GOLD IN SCOOBY’S ALL STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS VOL. 1 RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME JANUARY 19, 2010 BY WARNER HOME VIDEO DVD to Feature Four Episodes on One Disc BURBANK, CA (November 12, 2009) – Warner Home Video (WHV) brings more animated high-jinks to DVD January 19, 2010 with the release of Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics, the original Saturday morning show that features an ensemble cast of Hanna-Barbera characters who compete in a series of zany sports competitions. Titled Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1, the DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP. Television fans will join some of their all-time-favorite cartoon characters as they trek across the globe and participate in a series of hilarious athletic events on Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1. The series, which is an animated spoof of both the Olympics and Battle of the Network Stars, features 45 Hanna-Barbera characters organized into three teams; The Scooby Doobies, The Yogi Yahooeys and the Really Rottens. The three teams are pitted against each other as they vie for a gold, silver or bronze medal prize. The original series first aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1978. Featured episodes/sports events on this volume of Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics include:
    • The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan – Downhill Ski Contest, Ice Skating, Toboggan Race, Sumo Wrestling, One-Point Tennis and Baseball Batting Contest.
    • Acapulco and England – Cliff Diving, Underwater Relay, Speed Boat Race, Big Ben Tower Climb, Fox Hunt and Skateboard Polo.
    • The Sahara Desert and Scotland – Dune Buggy Race, Fill Up the Oasis Race, Loch Ness Photograph Race and Three Legged Kilt Race.
    • Florida and China – Swamp Buggy Race, Waterski Contest, Auto Track Race, Rickshaw Race, Ping Pong and Gymnastics.
    DVD Special Feature: Extra bonus episode “Smart House” from Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Season 1 Featured Teams: The Scooby Doobies -- This team is made up of characters that are drawn mainly from 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoons and includes Scooby-Doo as team captain, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt, The Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Brenda, Dee Dee, Taffy, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu and Hong Kong Phooey. The Yogi Yahooeys -- This team consists mainly of 1950s and 60s popular animal characters including Yogi Bear as team captain, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf and Yakky Doodle. The Really Rottens – This team is comprised mainly of villainous characters and includes Mumbly, Dread Barron, The Dalton Brothers, The Creepleys, the Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit, Daisy Mahem and Orful Octopus. “We are delighted to offer Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1 to consumers. These episodes are filled with wonderful, memorable characters and loads of wacky adventures. It’s classic cartoon entertainment at its best,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. He added, “Kids love watching competition and with the Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics is a great way to teach kids about the significance of athletic competition and good sportsmanship.” 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). About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, 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. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.
     
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    This is awesome news! When I was a kid, this is one of the few cartoons that I would actively check for at regular intervals. Is there an estimated release date for Vol. 2 from those in the know, or is that release dependent on sales of this volume?
     
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    I picked this up at Target last week along with volume 2. Volume 2 has a sticker on it saying it's a Target exclusive. The DVDs only contain the Laff-A-Lympics segments.

    So if you are a fan, you'll need to make a trip to Target to get volume 2.......
     
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    I have purchased the volume as well. They talked about captain caveman in the opening intro, but, it is not included in the actual dvd. However, that makes sense considering Captain Caveman and the missing scooby-doo episodes show up on the 2nd season when laff-lympics was changed to Scooby-doo allstars.
     
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    Not really. The 2 hour "Scooby's All Star Laff-a-Lympics" show consisted of 4 shows,
    Captain Caveman & the Teen Angels, the Scooby Doo Show, Blue Falcon & Dynomutt,
    and of course, the Laff-a-Lympics segments. The only difference between season 1 and Season 2 is that the Dynomutt segment was dropped, as no new episodes were produced, so the show was shortened to 90 minues.

    What we're getting on this DVD is only the "laff-a-lympics" segment, in it's syndicated show version. But the theme opening they've chosen to release on this DVD is from the opening of whole 2 hour show, thus it contains all the elements.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby's_All-Star_Laff-A-Lympics

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    I was blinded by nostalgia on the purchase of Volume 1, and I got burned. The Olympics segments are absolute trash. It was one of my first experiences with crossovers, so that's probably why I liked it when I was younger. Seen with adult eyes, it just looks cheap and formulaic.
     
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    yeah, it was not a great series by itself. It was better with captain caveman segments along with the unreleases Scooby-doo episodes.
     
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    I, on the other hand, have really been enjoying these two Laff-a-lympics releases. Hopefully there will be more on the way.
     

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