WHV Press Release: "Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries"

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A POOCH-PACKED SUMMER BEGINS JUNE 4!

WARNER HOME VIDEO OFFERS FANS A FREE SCOOBY-DOO LIVE-ACTION MOVIE PASS

INSIDE EVERY SPECIALLY MARKED SCOOBY-DOO VHS AND DVD

Promotion Also Features Three SCOOBY-DOO DVD Debuts

BURBANK, CA (March 7, 2002) - On June 4, the world's most famous canine

sleuth is back in action as Warner Home Video (WHV) unleashes the first five

Scooby-Doo episodes ever in Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries. These historic

episodes, including the series pilot, are available for the first time from

WHV on VHS for $14.95 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. Fans, in addition, can

get their paws on consumer savings as every new Scooby-Doo video will

contain a free movie pass good for either a child's movie ticket, or $6.50

off of any admission ticket to the theatrical Scooby-Doo movie (inside

specially marked videocassettes and DVDs while supplies last).

In addition, Scooby-Doo fans can bring home a doggie bag of treats including

three new DVDs: Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

and Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers, available for the first time on DVD for

$19.98 SRP and on VHS for just $14.94 SRP. These Scooby-Doo favorites

feature box art that brings the Mystery, Inc. characters to life.

During this pooch-powered summer, it's no mystery why everyone will want to

bring home Scooby-Doo! Have a howling good time this June as the VHS debut

of Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries arrives in stores just in time for the

first ever, live-action theatrical Scooby-Doo movie starring Freddie Prinze,

Jr. as "Fred," Sarah Michelle Gellar as "Daphne," Mathew Lillard as

"Shaggy," Linda Cardellini as "Velma" and Scooby-Doo as "Scooby-Doo."

"For years, Warner Home Video has entertained fans of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and

the gang and will continue to bring the mystery and adventure home in June

with three new Scooby-Doo DVDs," said

Ewa Martinoff, WHV Vice President, Family Entertainment Marketing. "In

anticipation of this summer's

live-action, theatrical Scooby-Doo release, WHV is thrilled to offer a video

compilation of the first five

Scooby-Doo broadcast episodes, which led to generations of Scooby-Doo fans

and paved the way for this

theatrical event."

New Video Synopses

Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries ($19.98 SRP on DVD and 14.95 SRP on VHS)

Learn how the world's favorite snacking super-sleuth got his start in the

first five Scooby-Doo episodes ever, including the series pilot. Watch the

gang unmask art smugglers, ghost pirates, counterfeiters and more. Fans

will sit up and beg for top-dog DVD special features including:

* Jukebox sampler featuring four songs.

* Scooby-Doo Trivia Challenge.

* Original recipes from Mystery, Inc.!

Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood ($19.98 SRP on DVD and $14.94 SRP on VHS)

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy head off to Hollywood to try and become movie stars!

With the help of his "manager" Shaggy, Scooby-Doo stars in a variety of

pilots ranging from "Scooby Days" to "The Love Ship" to "Scooby's Angels."

Mingle with the star-studded cast of the Mystery, Inc. gang with DVD extra

features including:

* Scooby-Doo's Yearbook.

* The Scooby-Doo Network Game.

* How to draw Scooby-Doo.

* Original "Scooby and Shaggy Love to Eat" Music Video.

* DVD-ROM games and more!

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School ($19.98 SRP on DVD and $14.94 SRP on VHS)

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy learn there are things even scarier than homework when

they accept teaching jobs at Miss Grimwood's School for Ghouls! But when

the children of the world's most famous monsters are kidnapped, Scooby-Doo

and Shaggy spring into action to rescue their friends in spectacular

Scooby-Doo style. The debut DVD serves up ghouls galore with special

features including:

* Back to School Game.

* How to draw Scooby-Doo and Shaggy.

* Original "America Loves Scooby-Doo" Music Video.

* DVD-ROM games and more!

Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers ($19.98 SRP on DVD and $14.94 SRP on VHS)

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are on the case again in four of their

creepiest capers ever! The gang must solve the cases of Redbeard the

Pirate, eerie apparitions and more in this chilly collection. This new DVD

has bonus features to make your skin crawl including:

* The Mystery Game.

* Original "Mystery, Inc." Music Video.

* How to draw Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang.

* Scooby-Doo's Yearbook.

* DVD-ROM games and more!

Get your paws on Scooby-Doo VHS and DVD favorites in eye-catching packaging!

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang tackle an out-of-this-world adventure

in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, featuring the newly reduced prices of

$14.94 SRP on VHS and $19.98 SRP on DVD. Also available on VHS and on DVD

are Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf,

Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales and more! Previously released Scooby-Doo

favorites, available for a new, low price of $12.94 SRP include Scooby-Doo:

That's Snow Ghost, Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mask Mix-Up and Scooby-Doo: Haunted

House Hang-Up among other titles.

Re-priced Scooby-Doo titles available for a new, low $14.94 SRP on VHS and

$19.98 SRP on DVD include the following:

* Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders.

Re-priced Scooby-Doo titles available exclusively on VHS for a new, low

$12.94 SRP include the following:

* Scooby-Doo: That's Snow Ghost.

* Scooby-Doo: Mystery Mask Mix-Up.

* Scooby-Doo: Haunted House Hang-Up.

* Scooby-Doo and A Mummy Too.

* Scooby-Doo: Wedding Bell Boos.

* Scooby-Doo: A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts.

* Scooby-Doo: Foul Play in Funland.

* Scooby-Doo: Which Witch Is Which?.

Additional Scooby-Doo titles available for $19.96 SRP on VHS and $24.98 SRP

on DVD include the following:

* Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.

Additional Scooby-Doo titles available for $14.95 SRP on VHS and $19.98 SRP

on DVD include the following:

* Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf.

Additional Scooby-Doo titles available for $14.94 SRP on VHS and $19.98 SRP

on DVD include the following:

* Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.

* Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost.

* Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales.

Additional Scooby-Doo titles available for $14.94 SRP on VHS include the

following:

* Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights.

* Scooby-Doo's Greatest Mysteries.

* Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers.

Scooby-Doo episodes currently air over 30 times per week on Cartoon Network

and Kids WB!, and rank in the top five among both kids and adults. Over

seven million kids and six million adults watch Scooby-Doo each week.

Scooby-Doo merchandise has also proven to be top dog among consumers. Over

25 million Scooby-Doo videos have been sold to date. Overall Scooby-Doo

consumer purchase intent has exploded with an increase of 35% since 1997.

Additionally, Scooby-Doo's Q-score jumped over 20% from 1999 to 2000 and

currently ranks as the third highest cartoon character among kids 6-11.

Scooby-Doo's popularity will reach an all-time high with the release of the

live-action theatrical movie, Scooby-Doo, slated for a June 14, 2002

release.

The Credits

Scooby-Doo was created by animation legends William Hanna and Joseph

Barbera. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? holds the title as one of the

longest-running animated series in television history. The series, which

currently airs on the Cartoon Network, is one of the network's top rated

shows and run over 30 times per week. The Scooby-Doo franchise was recently

nominated as the "best direct-to-video" series by the Video Software

Dealer's Association (VSDA).

With operations in 78 international territories - more than the video

division of any other studio - Warner Home Video commands the largest

distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV'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

Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home

Entertainment.
 

Mike Friedrich

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Great news, for my Niece at least, I buy everyone of the Scooby-Doo Dvd's for my Niece's birthdays and certain holidays.
bodymov'n
 

Blu

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Would be nicer in a set but I can see why they are being released this way.
 

David Lambert

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Just so everyone realizes: Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries - the title that the press release is mainly covering - was the FIRST S-Doo DVD released, a couple of years ago.
It appears that on June 4th - when WB releases 3 new S-Doo DVD's (Goes Hollywood [tv movie], Ghoul School [made-for-VHS-home-video], and Creepiest Capers [four random episodes from S-Doo tv series]) - they are also re-releasing Original Mysteries, just repacked to include the movie ticket deal.
If, like me, you already have Original Mysteries, then don't get excited and pick up a second copy!
 

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