If you’re a secret grown-up fan of the legendary Great Dane and his accompanying team of intrepid ghostbusters – or indeed have children who get it like we do – Warner Bros. is celebrating 50 years of the Saturday morning cartoon mysteries with the launch of the “50 Days of Scooby” celebration. A countdown of events will start on July 26th, culminating with the canine’s “spooky” birthday on Friday, September 13.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) says it is “creating a world of mysterious fun” for fans of all ages by issuing content, giveaways, products and downloadable activities during the period. Both classic and new releases will be available, such as the most recent Scooby-Doo series and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, recently premiered on Boomerang. There will also be partnerships with local restaurants and retail experiences.
“The love for Scooby-Doo has been passed from generation to generation, and this year we’re celebrating 50 years of our favorite canine friend,” said Maryellen Zarakas, senior vice president, franchise management and marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With the release of content, unique experiences and a new assortment of products we’re giving fans an opportunity to celebrate Scooby in every way imaginable.”
The 50 Days of Scooby celebration has a microsite with digital calendar featuring a number of “daily surprises.” Furthermore, the celebration will include a couple of Scooby days at Comic-Con, firstly on July 20th from 12:30 – 1:30PM in Room 6A, where a panel will consist of showrunners, filmmakers and stars of the franchise, and a peak at the Scooby-Doo, Where are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set, available September 3. On July 21, there will be a chance to see the new animated feature Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island in Room 6BCF, also at the San Diego convention.
I’ve only skimmed the surface here, but you can get all the scoop on the official 50 Days of Scooby site.