Zoinks! Has it really been 21 years since the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ direct-to-video movie?! Jinkies! That means that ‘Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’ is old enough to buy alcohol! In celebration of that milestone, Waner Bros. Animation is taking the gang back to the location that re-started it all in the new original movie ‘Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island’. But is it the same place?
Even though Daphne seems to recognize it, Velma thinks she is just reminded of Zombie Island by their visit to the Moonstar Resort, as opposed to the Moonscar Resort in the first ‘Zombie Island’. While the original Zombie Island was populated by cat people, the new one is simply overrun with scary feral cats. (Still not as scary as the ‘Cats’ trailer.)
Check out a preview clip from the new ‘Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island’ movie below:
‘Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’ was a revival of the perennial kids TV brand. Although the series had continued in reruns in syndication and on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the last original episode of ‘Scooby-Doo’ aired in 1991 (‘A Pup Named Scooby-Doo’). ‘Zombie Island’ led to a string of direct-to-video movies, and eventually new TV series, beginning with ‘What’s New, Scooby-Doo?’ in 2002.
‘Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island’ features the regular voice cast of recent ‘Scooby’ shows: Frank Welker as Fred Jones and Scooby-Doo himself, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Grey Griffin as Daphne, and Kate Micucci as Velma. It was directed by Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton (‘Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost’) and Ethan Spaulding (‘Freedom Fighters – The Ray’), with a script by Jeremy Adams (‘DC Superhero Girls’).
‘Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island’ will be released on digital on September 3, but if you prefer the physical copy, that won’t be released until October 1. Also releasing on September 3 is ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion’, offering the classic cartoon on Blu-Ray for the first time.
Are you ready to return to Zombie Island?
Source: Amazon Advisor