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Big Appetite in Little Tokyo
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Details
Episode 201
Airdate September 13, 2003
Written By Jim Krieg
Directed By Scott Jeralds
Chronology
Previous Episode The Unnatural
Next Episode Mummy Scares Best

Big Appetite in Little Tokyo is the first episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the fifteenth episode overall in the series.

Premise

Shaggy becomes Tokyo's most wanted when it's believed he can transform into a 30 ft Godzilla-like monster after accidently eating a cursed pizza.

Synopsis

Anime wanted

Anime-style wanted poster

Dr. Akira Onodera sees an Ancient One who wants him not to build a new wharf for his factory. The Ancient One tells him that Tokyo has its own protection, and shows him a Blue Octopus, a Red Pteranodon, and a Yellow Dragon. If Onodera does not do what the Ancient one says, the Ancient One says he will create a Giant Monster that looks like Godzilla and destroy his factory.

After Velma wins a contest for the best invention with her Dogbot, the gang gets to travel to Tokyo. When the Ancient One zaps a pizza with a monster-transformation spell, Shaggy eats it! Shaggy starts to grow into a Godzilla-like monster whenever he goes to sleep and he starts eating everything in sight. Now the gang are running around Tokyo trying to get away from the police who want to capture Shaggy.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
30 Foot Shaggy(uncredited)
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Kimberly Brooks Elliott Blender
Clyde Kusatsu Dr. Akira Onodera
Fisherman
Hotel desk clerk
Mako The Ancient One
William Schallert Professor Pomfrit
Gwendoline Yeo Lt. Keiko Tanaka
Non-speaking roles
Dogbot
Credit errors

Songs

Song Credits Performed by
"UREI!" Credits Puffy AmiYumi

Villains

  • 30 Foot Shaggy/Professor Pomfrit
  • Ancient One

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Shaggy Rogers He looks like the monster.
Elliott Blender He lost again to Velma's invention.
Lt. Tanaka She was trying to arrest Shaggy.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Professor Pomfrit piloting the 30 Foot Shaggy robot Framed Shaggy, out of jealousy of Onodera's wealth.
Dogbot Programmed by Pomfrit. Used to chew though Shaggy's chains so it would look like he broke loose, and to transport Shaggy.

Locations

Notes/trivia

  • The "Meddling Kids" line of the episode is given to Lt. Tanaka as the villain apologized for his actions.
  • This episode is a homage to Godzilla.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • At one part Shaggy's skin is white above one of his eyebrows.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Professor Pomfrit must be the greatest robot inventor in the world if he can create a giant, monstrous, robotic version of Shaggy in only a few hours. How did he create something that huge in approximately only a few hours? Furthermore, how did he make the robot appear and disappear almost instantly? The first time he could have stomped to and from miles and hidden it somehow later, and the second time he seemed to have hid it behind a large hotel building. However, it seems to disappear almost instantly the second time without any explaination.
    • Perhaps he used Dogbot to make the Shaggy robot, and to hide it. Dogbot is pure scientific miracle -- it can produce anything out of a tiny body shell even when it couldn't possibly fit and when it doesn't have room for the raw materials much less the production equipment (for example the bed and the fresh-cooked pancakes created at the same time).

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Περιπέτειες στο Τόκυο
Τερατώδης Όρεξη στο Μικρό Τόκυο
Adventures in Tokyo
Monstrous Appetite in Little Tokyo
Arabic لعنة طوكيو The Curse of Tokyo

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