Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
Mystical moonstones, creepy creatures and unlikely romances are on the docket for Mystery Inc. in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live action movie featuring an exclusive extended cut of the film with never-before-seen music sequences coming to Blu-Ray™ and DVD March 1, 2011 from Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network. A follow-up to its smash-hit predecessor Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster will be available from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and single disc DVD. Order due date is January 25, 2011. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster finds the Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle, only to stumble onto strange happenings around the local lake – including an enormous Frog Monster terrorizing the locals. There’s mystery afoot and romance in the air that only the fearful foursome-plus-one can solve. Group leader Fred, drama queen Daphne, brainiac Velma, fun-loving Shaggy and the cowardly Scooby-Doo are on the case!
The Atlas Entertainment/Telvan Productions/Nine/8 Entertainment production also features encore performances from the live action cast of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins: Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Kate Melton (Lucy: A Period Piece) as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko (Wizards of Waverly Place, Lemonade Mouth) as Velma and Nick Palatas (True Jackson, VP) as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo will appear via computer-generated animation courtesy of Animation Picture Company, and is voiced by veteran artist Frank Welker, a member of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice cast.
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster also boasts some top line guest stars from throughout the history of entertainment, including Ted McGinley (Married With Children), Richard Moll (Night Court), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), and Marion Ross (Happy Days).
In its Cartoon Network premiere on October 16, 2010, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster resoundingly captured all kids, boys and girls demographic ratings to rank not only No. 1 within its Saturday night time period, but as the No. 1 Cartoon Network telecast of the year to date, according to Nielsen Media Research. The live-action and CG-animated film from Warner Premiere averaged more than five million viewers ages 2+ and nearly three million kids ages 2-11, beating all other competitive kids networks. The performance also ranks as the most-watched telecast among targeted viewers since 2009’s original movie, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (9/13/09).
Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and single disc DVD versions of Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster are presented as an exclusive, never-before-seen extended cut of the film specially created for the home entertainment release by director Brian Levant.
An animated creation from the legendary Hanna-Barbera studios, Scooby-Doo is one of the longest running, most beloved franchises in cartoon history. Starting with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! the awkward, snack-craving Great Dane and his four unique pals have been solving mysteries through 11 television series (the latest, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, now airing on Cartoon Network), seven TV specials/telefilms, 15 made-for-video animated films (Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare, now available on DVD), and two live-action theatrical features (Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed).
“As the perfect follow-up to the monstrously successful Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster is an entertaining, comically-spooky romp with all the classic moments fans have come to expect in this long-running franchise,” said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing Director of Family and Animation. “As evidenced by a new TV series, new animated direct-to-DVD productions and this second blockbuster live-action film, Scooby-Doo is endearing family entertainment that fans continue to embrace. We’re proud to continue adding to the Scooby-Doo legacy.”
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster also includes approximately 2 hours of entertaining bonus features!
Scooby-Doo is a favorite character in my house, and this latest release has been an instant favorite with my two boys, ages five and three. I’m not sure whether to thank Warner Brothers or to curse them since we play this DVD at least once a day! If your kids love Scooby-Doo, don’t miss this latest release!