New Mexico, Old Monster

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New Mexico, Old Monster
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Air date March 26, 2004
Written by Ed Scharlach
Directed by Tim Maltby
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New Mexico, Old Monster is the thirteenth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the twenty-seventh episode overall in the series.


Visiting Shaggy's old friend Jimmy Proudwolf, the gang learns of a Wakumi bird that has been snatching mountain climbers. But they soon learn that there is more going on than meets the eye.


In New Mexico, a climber is ascending a mountain but is grabbed by a large hawk.

The gang decide to visit Shaggy's old friend, Jimmy Proudwolf, and his dog Shooby, while driving through New Mexico. The two dogs are having fun, herding sheep until the giant hawk who grabbed the climber flies towards them. The rest of the gang comes out to fend off the hawk but it snatches Shaggy art project for the International art show. Then a bird watcher, Avery Orenthal comes to find the hawk himself.

In a warm hut, a strange shaman tells the gang that the giant hawk called the Wakumi is a legendary bird. When the shaman finishes the story, the gang decide to solve the riddle of the Wakumi. When they start,they find Shaggy's art project being dropped and shattered in front of them then the Waumi attacks. When they escape, Avery shows up again, having heard the commotion. When he hears that the Wakumi has flown upt the mountain, he drives off. The gang climbs up the mountain with the help from a brilliant mountain climber named Cody long. Daphne finds an oxygen tank on a ledge. Then the Wakumi snatches Daphne and the gang decide to rescue her. They've been climbing up the mountain all day and the Shaman warns the gang to give up. But the gang refuses because they can't turn back iftey wntto get to Daphne.

The gang gets chased by the Wakumi again. When they finally get to the top, they notice soldiers are researching a big meteaor. They begin sneaking around when they spot Avery in a tree who accidently interrupts the soldiers research using a mating call. The gang get away and find Daphne locked up with the mountain climber who was grabbed by the Waumi. The climber's name is Leon Strongfeather. Fred tries to get the prisoners free but the Wakumi attacks again. When they escape, Fred builds a hang glider and they fly away and save Daphne and Leon. When the Wakumi attacks, Scooby-Doo falls from the hang glider and lands on the Wakumi who, unable to bear Scooby's weight, crashes to the ground. The gang find out the Wakumi is a great big glider made over to look like an eagle. and Daphne notices the air bottles like the one she found. They were for breathing in te high altitude and they unmask the Wakumi. Unfortunately, it is nobody the gang has ever met. Scooby puts the shaman's mask on the man and The culprit tells the gang his name is Col. Henry Thornwald who is head of the research group the gang found earlier. The meteor was kept top secret. He explains that he's the one who dressed up the Shaman to make up legends about the Wakumi and to prevent people from noticing the meteor, he puts them in custody if they got to close, much to the gang's anger.

The gang decide to take revenge on Thornwald by carrying him to the sheriff. Avery is disappointed that the Wakumi is a legend until Velma gives the Wakumi to Avery. Jimmy and Shooby come out and give them a dreamcatcher and a box of Shooby Snax. Shaggy just wishes that he still had his sculpture of Scoob for the exhibit tomorrow but Jimmy tells him to think back to "Their days in the sandbox". That night, it is revealed that Shaggy has coloured Scooby sand coloured for the exhibit.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Wakumi (uncredited)
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Irene Bedard Cody Long
Michael Horse Leon Strongfeather
Phil LaMarr Col. Henry Thornwald/
Rob Paulsen Avery Orenthal
Billy West Jimmy Proudwolf
Paul Julian (archive audio) Road Runner
Non-speaking roles
Wile E. Coyote


Song Credits Performed by
"No Control" Credits Blackfire



Suspect Motive/reason
Avery Orenthal He always seemed to show up just after the Wakumi.
Cody Long She didn't want bring the gang on the top of the mountain.
Shaman He warned the gang to give up.


Culprit Motive/reason
Col. Henry Thornwald as the Wakumi and the Shaman To keep people away from a secret government project.



In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Φάντασμα του Μεξικού
Το Αρχαίο Τέρας του Νέου Μεξικού
The Ghost of Mexico
The Ancient Monster of New Mexico

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