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Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy is the twenty-second in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was made available for digital download on August 5, 2014, and later for DVD and Blu-ray on August 19.
Velma inherits her great-great uncle's mansion, which holds dark secrets she's tried to keep hidden for years. Going to Transylvania, Pennsylvania, Velma sets out to unravel the mystery and clear her family's name, while all the gang's biggest phobias are put to the test, along with their friendship to one another.
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- Mystery Inc. (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Daphne Blake (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Fred Jones (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Scooby-Doo (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Shaggy Rogers (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Velma Dinkley (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
Monsters and other villains:
- Frankencreep (myth) (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Frankencreep (first appearance)(no lines)
- Green Phantom (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Cosgoode Creeps (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)(photograph)
- Ghost of the Baron (first appearance)
- Green Phantom (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Cuthbert Crawley (first appearance)/
- Inspector Krunch (first appearance)/
- Cuthbert Crawls (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Mamba Wamba (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Roger (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Mamba Zombie (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Roger and Lila's henchman (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Mutant sea creature (first appearance)(cameo)(flashback)(no lines)
- Old Iron Face (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Mrs. Vanders (first appearance)/
- Mama Mione (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Old Iron Face's sharks (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Zombie Lila (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)/
- Gypsy (first appearance)/
- Lila (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Redbeard's Ghost (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Mr. Burger (first appearance)/
- C.L. Magnus (main story and flashback)(TV or computer screen)
- Alex Super Experience (mentioned)
- AlexSuperFan2112 (first appearance)(TV or computer screen)
- Beauregard Sanders (mentioned)
- Custodian (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Daphanatic (first appearance)(TV or computer screen)
- Dinkley baby (first appearance)(no lines)
- Dr. Basil Von Dinkenstein (first appearance)(dies in flashback)(no lines)
- Dr. Von Dinkenstein's servant (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Frog (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Madelyn Dinkley (cameo)(flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Mary Shelley (cameo)(first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Mary Shelley's publisher (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Miscellaneous immigrant workers (first appearance)(flashback)
- Miscellaneous immigrants (first appearance)(flashback)
- Mrs. Dinkley (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Otto Dinkley (first appearance)(flashback)
- Paul (first appearance)(flashback)
- Plaid-shirted male tourist (cameo)(photograph)(TV or computer screen)
- Pub owner (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Sheriff (flashback)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Snack bar server (first appearance)
- Spider (first appearance)
- Townsfolk (present) (first appearance)
- Townsfolk (first appearance)(flashback)(no lines)
- Train conductor (Fred Jones) (first appearance)
- Train passengers (first appearance)
- U.S. Department of Defense agents (first appearance)(no lines)
- AlexSuperFan2112's basement (TV or computer screen)
- Beauregard Sanders's mansion (TV or computer screen)
- Cayetanos Sticky Toffee Pudding
- C.L. Magnus's jail cell (flashback)
- Cucamonga (mentioned)
- Daphanatic's room (TV or computer screen)
- Germany (mentioned)
- Law offices
- Grand Central
- Lake Titicaca (mentioned)
- Lila's jail cell (flashback)
- Mama Mione's jail cell (flashback)
- New Haven (mentioned)
- New Jersey (mentioned)
- New York
- Old Haven (mentioned)
- Publisher's office (flashback)
- Printing Press (flashback)
- Transylvania (main story and flashback)
- Train station
- Transylvania Express
- Castle Von Dinkenstein (main story and flashback)
- Underground tunnel
- Burger restaurant (flashback)
- Donut eating contest
- Gypsy shop
- Harbor (flashback)
- Pub (flashback)
- Ye Olde Book Shop (flashback)
- Zoo cemetery (flashback)
- Train station
- Allentown (mentioned)
- Erie (mentioned)
- Harrisburg (mentioned)
- Philadelphia (mentioned)
- Pittsburgh (mentioned)
- Scranton (mentioned)
- Poormond (mentioned)
- Richmond (mentioned)
- Transylvania (mentioned)
Food and drinks
- Hot dogs
- Schwanstucker's Root Beer
- Scooby Snacks (mentioned)
- Acupuncture needles
- Basil Von Dinkenstein's glasses (flashback)
- Blow Master 5000!
- Cuthbert Crawley's cellphone
- Cutbert Crawley's complimentary candies
- Curl Master 300
- Daphne's cellphone
- Daphne's laptop
- Exo-skeleton super suit
- Fred's phone
- Fred's laptop
- Inspector Krunch's feather duster hand
- Nail Buffer 1000
- Razor 777
- Scooby Snacks boxes
- Shaggy's laptop
- Tranquilizer darts
- Tranquilizer gun
- Velma's cellphone
- Velma's glasses
- Velma's laptop
|Inspector Krunch||He hated Dr. Baron Basil Von Dinkenstein because the monster took his hand.|
|Mrs. Vanders||Suspicious behavior. She got Velma hypnotized.|
| Cuthbert Crawls as Cuthbert Crawley and Inspector Krunch|
C.L. Magnus as Frankencreep and Mr. Burger
Lila as the Frankencreep and the gypsy
Mama Mione as (possibly) the Ghost of the Baron and Mrs. Vanders
| Formed a conspiracy group to exact their revenge on the gang|
for uncovering their past illegal acts which sent them to jail.
|"Binary Ode"||Written by Andy Sturmer and Damon Criswell||N/A|
|"Transylvania Polka"||Written by Andy Sturmer||Vlad Pincus & the Igors|
The following credits are how they are seen on-screen.
Art Direction By
Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones
Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Griffin as Daphne Blake, Mama Mione
Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
Diedrich Bader as Mrs. Vanders
Dee Bradley Baker as C.L. Magnus, Mr. Burger
Eric Bauza as Daphanatic, Rock Dude
Jeff Bennett as Iago, Shmidlap
Susanne Blakeslee as Townswoman
Corey Burton as Baron Basil, Ghost of the Baron
Candi Milo as Gypsy, Lila
Kevin Michael Richardson as Cuthbert Crawley, Inspector Krunch
Fred Tatasciore as Frankencreep
Based On Characters Created By
James Stenstrum Prop Design
Prop Design Clean-up
Background Key Design
Eric N. Clark
James Tim Walker Animation Checking Jan Browning
Assistant Production Managers
Digital eMation Inc.
Eddie Jaeil Byun
Scarlet Sookyung Kim
Agatha Sarim Kim
Ashley Hee-Eun Bae
Post Production Manager
Atlas Oceanic Sound and Picture<bbr> Recording Machine Operators
Jeff O. Collins
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts
Kelly Foley Downs
Patrick J. Foley
Post Production Sound Services
Written by Andy Sturmer and Damon Criswell
Written by Andy Sturmer
Vlad Pincus & the Igors
Executive In Charge Of Music
Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Joulene St. Catherine
Executive In Charge Of Production
Special Thanks To
Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
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Country of first publication United States of America
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- The Mamba Zombie case happened in The Scooby-Doo Show episode, Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo. The Alex Super Experience's name is revealed in this film, and that they also broke-up because of what happened (even though it didn't look like that at the end of the episode).
- The Green Phantoms case happened in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode, A Night of Fright is No Delight. Cuthbert Crawls's full name is revealed in this film.
- The Old Iron Face case happened in The Scooby-Doo Show episode, The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face.
- The Redbeard's Ghost case happened in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode, Go Away Ghost Ship.
- Daphanatic has a wall full of "memorabilia" from Daphne's past adventures/cases made up almost entirely from What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
- The San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 held the world premiere on the last day, July 27, with a scheduled panel featuring Grey DeLisle, Mindy Cohn, Jim Krieg and Paul McEvoy. Evoy did not attend, and despite DeLisle confirming that she wasn't attending either, she was still listed right until the final day. It was moderated by Jay Bastian.
- The is intended to be a tie-in to Halloween, albeit two months ahead of time.
- This is the third time Anarbor's cover of the What's New, Scooby-Doo? theme song is used for an animated direct-to-video.
- Daphne's weight gain from a Size 2 to an 8 being her "curse", gained some negativity for not only being inaccurate with how a Size 8 actually looks like, but having a negative influence over the young girls who have watched it. Warner Bros.' response was she and the others didn't lose what was most important to them: their friendship, and that she realizes what she looks like is superficial, this is inspite of the fact that her main concern was wanting to know how big she got over everything else.
- This is the first time post-WNSD era, specifically since Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword, that a chase song with lyrics has been used.
- Scooble-Doo is a blatant parody of Google, tied with Scooby-Doo's name. It's unclear, besides the name, what the two actually have in common.
- Daphne runs her own website, Jeepers, It's Daphne!, (a reference to her catchphrase) which she mainly uses to push a modelling career with, and does a live webchat. She calls her so-called fans, "Daphanatics".
- The gTLDs in each web address is "hb", a reference to Hanna-Barbera.
- The gang also got together at a restaurant near the beginning of the previous film, although the joke is here, is that instead of being apart as Fred suggests, the entirety of Jeepers, It's Daphne! was happening in the restaurant, Velma and the guys' laptops just altered their backgrounds.
- Teen Mystery Solver Dish! would seem to imply that there are other teenage sleuths out there besides Mystery Inc..
- It's revealed that the Dinkleys immigrated to America from Germany, which took place on a February 25 (although the village of Transylvania skews it with the country of Transylvania), and had their surname changed from Von Dinkenstein.
- H8face is also another blatant parody of Facebook. Users "fiend" each other and groups get "yikes", instead of "likes".
- The license plate has been changed from "195 343" (first seen in Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo) to "Crystal Cove" DISCORLS". Crystal Cove is the main setting of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. It also says December 2013. The front plate with words, "The Mystery Machine", from the previous film, has been removed.
- Another reference to Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the silhouettes of Velma's parents resembling Dale and Angie.
- Poormond and Old Haven aren't real places, they're just parodies of Richmond and New Haven, respectively.
- Similarly to the gang being altogether to begin with during Jeepers, It's Daphne!, their revenge-seekers found each other online, when their cells were right next to each other.
- Scholastic published a novel in their Movie Reader line. It was originally called Scooby-Doo! It's Alive!.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- When Fred asks Velma what he had solved from the beginning, the orange from his ascot continues to the visible part of his neck below.
- Velma's glasses aren't tinted when she holds up her phone showing parts of the Phantom Shadows case.
- In newly-created scenes for the film, Mama Mione has black eyes, even though they are still green in the archived footage of her unmasking from The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face. Coincidentally, it's the exact opposite for Lila.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- Daphne introduces AlexSuperFan2112 as if he's talking from a prerecorded message, even though he reacts to what Fred says.
- The gang's old cases have some how been caught on film, and any scene can be brought up, even the events of this film are immediately brought up during the end credits, although that was done as an intentional joke to point out some of the errors.
- Roger (Mamba Wamba) wasn't a music producer, he was actually the Alex Super Experience's manager.
- The Green Phantoms (also called Green Ghosts) were actually called the Phantom Shadows in their original appearance.
- It would be impossible for the Daphanatic to get the photos of Daphne the way she's posing like that, he would either have to have been stalking her since What's New, Scooby-Doo?, or she's been trying to begin her model portfolio since then by hiring someone to follow her around.
- It's not completely impossible for Daphne to have had her photo taken to the red carpet premiere, but there wasn't a wall like that the first time.
- One photo she must've posed for had her in her WNSD outfit with a purple handbag, but throughout that program, her handbag was green.
- Crawls was simply using a fake name. It wasn't until Velma pointed out that Crawley and Mr. Crawls were one and the same in the wrap-up, did the gang recognise him.
- The super suit was supposed to be built to fit little people only, yet it's later used by regular-sized people as well.
- The gang have apparently finished eating at the restaurant as they've payed their cheque, yet there's a lone milkshake (with the addition of not just cream, but a cherry, too) just sitting on the table the entire time the gang are talking. They even walk away from it, without Scooby or Shaggy taking a sip, which seems highly improbable that they would leave it.
- The gang seem to just irresponsibly abandon their laptops at the restaurant.
- Daphne's briefly reappears on her lap in the passenger car.
- Cayetanos Sticky Toffee Pudding is missing an apostrophe so it's unclear whether it's supposed to be singular or plural.
- Although appearing in a flashback, Madelyn doesn't appear in the Dinkley family tree in the opening sequence, and despite being the youngest, Velma is identified as the youngest in the Baron's will. If she had questioned that (which she didn't), Crawley could've quite easily responded that it was made before Madelyn was born. (This may have been a given.) The fact that she wasn't mentioned is likely because (other than flat out being ignored) Crawls was out to get Velma, not her sister.
- It's unknown if the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated allusions are supposed to retcon the two universes together. This would be impossible as Velma doesn't have a sibling in that series, and Fred and Daphne are in a committed relationship, this film keeps the two ambiguous, as always.
- The proper title for a baron is "Lord".
- It's unexplained how Velma's uncle became a baron.
- The gang's train tickets all have the same seat number.
- It seems odd to show the train's schedule board, and leave out Transylvania.
- The Dinkley family is supposed to originate from Germany, but it sounds more like they were simply from Transylvania, Pennsylvania the entire time, not only due to the fact that that's the village which has had all the trouble of Dr. Von Dinkenstein and his monster, but there is no mention of the castle being moved, which would be logical reasoning to how it can go from being in, perhaps, the real Transylvania to the village namesake in America. There is also the issue of the Baron seemingly not leaving, giving reason for him to be able to still keep the Von Dinkenstein name, although that wouldn't explain why Velma said he "reclaimed" it? Maybe she meant figuratively.
- There are also significant inconsistencies on where the villagers are supposed to be from.
- The film's dialogue explicitly states that the villagers are "ethnic Transylvanians". This would mean they are from the region of Transylvania, which is in the country of Romania, making them Romanian. This is reinforced by references to Transylvanian culture such as the Carpathian snack bar on the train, and the inclusions of Romanian cultural heritage such as the Cimpoi (the Romanian bagpipe) and dishes like racitura and gogosi.
- However the design (architecture, clothing, etc.) of the village and the villagers strongly resembles that of southern Germany, (Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg), and not that of Transylvania. Additionally, the native language of the villagers is clearly German. Mr. Burgerintroduces himself as the "burgermeister" of the town. A "Bürgermeister" is a German-language term for a government official that is similar to a Mayor. This term is used in Germany and Austria, and was formally used in the German-speaking regions of Switzerland. It would not be used by Transylvanians; The Romanian term "Primar" would be more likely. Mr. Burger and other village characters also use German words like "Fraulein", "zwei", and "acht" instead of Romanian words. In addition, when Inspector Krunch tells the gang that the village makes torches the villagers can be clearly heard saying "Ja, weltpremiere!", which is German for "Yeah, World Premiere!".* The phrase "Ja, weltpremiere" is jibberish in Romanian, meaning that these villagers are clearly German-speaking. (* The English subtitles will incorrectly dictate this as "Yeah, vult premiere!")
- It is possible that the villagers could have been part of the Transylvanian-Saxons, a German ethnic minority group that settled in Transylvania starting in the 12th century. If this is the case, calling them "ethnic Transylvanians" would be inaccurate, as "ethnic Transylvanians" generally implies Romanians. Transylvanian-Saxons consistently kept themselves significantly separated from the native Romanians, strongly resisting cultural, social, and ethnic integration. "Ethnic Germans" would be more accurate, and "ethnic Transylvanian-Saxons" would be most accurate.
- To make things even more confusing, the film claims that Mary Shelley got the idea for her novel "Frankenstein" from listening to a janitor rant at a local pub. The film also implies that the region Velma's family is from ("back in the old country") and the region that the villagers emigrated from are one and the same. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in the summer of 1816, while vacationing in Geneva, Switzerland, (which is also where most of her novel takes place.) This would indicate that the villagers are Swiss, except that the culture and design of the village doesn't resemble that of Geneva, which is in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.
- There's also the possibility that Dr. von Dinkenstein was based (perhaps indirectly) on Johann Conrad Dippel, who is alleged by some historians to be Shelley's inspiration for her character Dr. Frankenstein. Dippel was an eccentric alchemist who was born in Frankenstein's Castle, which is located in southern Hesse, Germany, where he spent most of his life.
- There are also significant inconsistencies on where the villagers are supposed to be from.
- The fact that there's a close-up of the Dinkley baby in the flashback would imply it was Velma. It would be trivial on any other Dinkley.
- It doesn't take much time for the village to get a new train engine and clock tower after the former crashed into the latter. This is pointed out by AlexSuperFan2112 in the end credits.
- There seems to be intentional anachronistic jokes to flashbacks with the village of Transylvania, including the naming of "Ye Olde Book Shop" and having a burger joint.
- The zoo cemetery may have been made up since it wasn't actually named on-screen and just accompanied Agent Shmidlap's (as Iago) unproven retelling of events. It's possible he heard it from the townsfolk, but they, too, may have embellished on the story (especially being passed down from one generation to next).
- Daphne's elation to seeing how big she had got might be one reason as to not taking notice she was wearing a fatsuit (her skin puffing out and the fatsuit must've been seamless), but that wouldn't explain how she couldn't have noticed her allergic reaction and seeing/hearing the fatsuit inflating out. She either took a really long blink or was getting changed in the dark. The same problems apply to her hair.
- Her weight gain doesn't cause her to sweat, not once, and she still incredibly agile, although this was by the time her swelling had gone done, but the weight of the fatsuit would still make it difficult -- she doesn't have a problem whatsoever.
- Moments after being freed, Daphne's back in her regular outfit. Was she wearing it underneath? Her hair is also back to normal, but she had nothing to sort it out as the town doesn't use electricity (something she was terrified of). It could've been a wig, although this isn't acknowledged.
- The Scooby Snacks boxes appear and reappear in moments.
- The one Scooby Snacks box that is open looks empty.
- Daphne's looks (and the beauty regime that goes along with it) are a part of her character, so having her learn this big lesson about what's on the inside is what's most important is all well and good, but means nothing by the next film, which has her bond with Shannon Lucas over how well each other's hair looks. (She also learns an "important" lesson in the latter, too, which comes off far more effective).
- Velma concludes that Crawley isn't her family's lawyer because she's never met him before. (Why she didn't see this earlier is unknown.) Is she included in all her family's legal issues?
- The newspaper ad of Creeps and Crawls referred to them as "Attorney-at-Law", instead of "Attorneys-at-Law".
- Mama Mione is fairly more feminine than her last appearance. This seems to be more due to the difference in animation than Mama Mione doing anything.
- It does make one wonder why Daphne did not see the resemblance in Ghost of the Baron's mask to Old Iron Face's iconic one from the beginning. Perhaps she was fully able to register it once the case was solved.
- It's not revealed who the Ghost of the Baron was, but more than anybody it would've have been Mama Mione (if there wasn't also someone taking a turn).
- Crawls is conspicuously absent from the prison flashback (unless he had already finished his sentence).
- Lila refers to the Scooby Gang Revenge Social Network as the anti-Scooby group set up on H8face, but it's its own website.
- Fred loads up luggage on the Mystery Machine (wagon) as they're about to leave Transylvania, but they didn't come with anything except for the clothes on their back.
In other languages
|Spanish (Latin America)||Name||Meaning|
|Greek||Scooby-Doo! Φράνκεν Τρόμος||Scooby-Doo! Franken Fright|
|Polish||Scooby Doo i Frankenstrachy||Scooby Doo and the Frankenscares|
|French||Scooby-Doo: Aventures en Transylvanie||Scooby-Doo: Adventures in Transylvania|
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy DVD released by Warner Home Video on August 19, 2014.
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo released by Warner Home Video on August 19, 2014.
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy DVD released by Warner Home Video on October 6, 2014.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/332032-whv-press-release-scooby-doo-frankencreepy-blu-ray/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://sdccblog.com/2014/07/warner-bros-home-entertainment-godzilla-offsite-batman-assault-on-arkham-screening-batman-66-and-more/
- ↑ nytimes.com/movies/movie/476821/Scooby-Doo-Frankencreepy/credits
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 http://comiccon2014.sched.org/event/bc1dad65bd37fa920b89d87668cb6af3#.U9frBr5wbIU
- ↑ twitter.com/GreyDeLisle/status/488404751541747714
- ↑ twitter.com/MindyCohn/status/493521747593797632
- ↑ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/scooby-doo-frankencreepy-fat-shaming-movie_n_5694539.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592