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Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

Frankencreep destroys lab

Frankencreepy title card

Details
DTV # 22
Production company Warner Bros. Animation
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date August 19, 2014[1]
Run time 1h 13m 49s
Starring Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Grey DeLisle Griffin
Mindy Cohn
Producers Susan Ward (line producer)
Alan Burnett (co-producer)
Sam Register (executive producer)
Music Andy Sturmer
Edited by Kyle Stafford
Produced by Paul McEvoy
Written by Jim Krieg[2]
Directed by Paul McEvoy[3]
Chronology
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Next film

Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness

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.[1]

Premise

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.

Synopsis

Daphne is hosting a web show where various fans and her friends web chat with her (along with reviewing old cases). Cuthbert Crawley, a lawyer for Velma's family, interrupts to deliver a message to Velma. It seems she's inherited her great great uncle's estate in Transylvania (a small town in Pennsylvania, rather than the infamous Romanian region). Velma vehemently turns the offer down which puzzles the gang. Mr. Crawley understands, revealing a curse; if anyone gets too close to the Baron Basil estate, then what they love the most will be destroyed. A mysterious, masked figure plants a bomb in the engine block of the Mystery Machine and Fred manages to hear the ticking in time to save his friends. After the Mystery Machine explodes, the mysterious masked character reveals himself before disappearing and Crawley claims it's the ghost of the Baron, Velma's old ancestor. A message remains in the rubble of the van, warning the gang to stay away from Transylvania. Fred refuses to be scared away, instead declaring they're going to find the person responsible for destroying his beloved van because this time "it's personal".

The gang take a train to Transylvania and Velma reveals why she doesn't want her inheritance. She says that her real last name is Von Dinkenstein, which was changed and Americanized when her ancestors arrived at Ellis Island. Her great great uncle was Baron Von Dinkenstein, who was said to have created a monster that inspired famous novelist Mary Shelley to write her novel Frankenstein. This is also why Velma started solving mysteries centered around the paranormal; she wants to get away from her family name and supposed supernatural curse. Suddenly, the train starts to pick up speed and the end cars star falling overboard during sharp turns. Fred and the gang quickly heard the train passengers to the front of the train. Shaggy and Scooby look for the conductor but instead find the Masked Baron's ghost, who reiterates his curse over the gang before he tears off the train's control panel and gets away. The gang manage to slow down the train as they near their destination and detach the driver's car, sending it careening into the town's clock tower. The townspeople waiting at the train station are less than pleased, especially when they discover Velma is a Von Dinkenstein, and blame her family's curse for their poor tourism. Iago, a hunchbacked servant of Castle Von Dinkenstein arrives to take the gang to Velma's family castle and that's where they meet Mrs Vanders, the stern-faced housekeeper.

After a brief tour, Mrs Vanders shows them the Baron's laboratory, complete with hybrid animal monster encased in ice (a monster that Daphne dubs "Frankencreep"). Velma is sure the monster in the ice is fake and thinks she can prove it by following the Baron's notes to recreating the circumstances of its reanimation. She demands the gang leave her to her work and when they leave, Mrs Vanders shows Velma an electro wheel machine which hypnotizes her. Shaggy complains he's hungry and Mrs Vanders offers them a local jellied pigs feet dish that Daphne manages to swallow a bite of (with some difficulty). They go down to the torch festival in search of better food and are met with some hostility. Shaggy and Scooby manage to earn some admiration from the townspeople by winning their eating contest and getting themselves a trophy and some new Bavarian-style clothes. Daphne's own search for clothes has her at a gypsy girl's clothing store where she's informed that she needs a large dress (due to weight gain) and her hair has become frizzy (due to air moisture). As for Fred, he can't seem to get over the loss of his van with everything at the festival reminding him of the Mystery Machine. He runs into Shaggy and Scooby who have offended the townspeople when they refused to eat some congratulatory sausage because they were full. Daphne also stumbles onto them but before they can be surrounded by a torch-happy mob, Iago arrives and tells them that Velma has gone insane.

When they return, they find a completely different Velma with tall, wild hair, a slinky, vampy outfit and a maniacal gleam in her eye. She reveals that she can bring the Frankencreep monster back to life, much to everyone's shock. Shaggy insists she's the most against supernatural magic but she counters that what she's doing is not magic, it's science. As she commands Iago to set the events in motion, the townspeople gather outside the castle and demand to be let in. Velma refuses so they start ramming against the door. They manage to bust inside in time to see the monster revived, to the shock of everyone (including Velma). Shaggy is also surprised to realize he's not afraid of the monster, and neither is Scooby. The monster starts going on a rampage and chases after the townspeople. Velma drives Daphne away crying with a cold insult and Fred leaves, downcast, feeling that he can't help trap the monster without the gadgets of the Mystery Machine. That leaves a fearless Shaggy and Scooby to chase down the monster (complete with a musical montage where they don't back down from scary things). Velma ultimately takes the monster down with a dart and also takes out Shaggy and Scooby.

Daphne ends up in a hall of mirrors and feeling ugly, she breaks one, revealing a secret passage and the mysterious masked Baron who blew up their van. Fred also makes a discovery when he ends up in large, old tool storage room. He hears Daphne scream for help and rushes to her aid. Shaggy and Scooby regain consciousness and find themselves strapped to a table beside the strapped monster. Velma reveals she's planning to remove Shaggy and Scooby's brains to put them in the monster. A stray monster tentacle manages to rip off Shaggy and Scooby's new outfits, turning them back to their old hungry and scared selves. Meanwhile, Daphne tries to get away from the Masked Baron when Fred appears, decked out in homemade weaponry (including broom and a fireplace bellows). The Masked Baron mocks his destroyed van and Daphne urges him to fight back and avenge the van. Fred does, managing to snag the Baron's cape before he fled. After sharing an emotional moment (and an embrace) Daphne notices that the Baron's cape is made of a synthetic cloth instead of an older, authentic silk. That's when the tunnels start caving in, highlighted by the Baron's laughter. Fred and Daphne try to dig themselves out but feel light headed and woozy. When Daphne rips her dress sleeve, she discovers it's actually an inflatable suit and uses the air inside to keep herself and Fred ventilated.

With their fear and appetite returned, Shaggy and Scooby chew through their leather bindings and run away. Velma quickly frees the Frankencreep and commands it to bring them back. The monster does so but hits the lever of the machine that hypnotized Velma, causing it to spin in the opposite direction and bringing her back to normal. After trying to lose the monster in the library, Shaggy and Scooby find a secret passageway and run into an escaping Fred and Daphne. The four of them are quickly found by Velma and Iago who explain that a natural gas deposit beneath the castle is seeping inside (which is why Fred and Daphne got light headed in the cave). Fred whistles for a horse and wagon, decked out like the Mystery Machine, and they make their getaway just as the gas makes it to an open flame. The gas-filled castle explodes in view of the entire town. They think Velma and her friends are dead and celebrate the end of the Van Dinkenstein curse. Later on, apparitions of the gang appear before the mayor, the inspector, the gypsy girl, and Mrs Vanders, scaring them and driving them to the express train. They end up trapped inside the train car and the gang reveals themselves to be alive and well.

Just as the mystery seems to be wrapped up, the Frankencreep monster reappears but it's revealed to be a robot with Iago inside. What's more, Iago reveals he's actually an undercover agent named Shmidlap from the Department of Defense. Apparently the monster was an exoskeleton created by the army which was stolen from their research labs and traced it to Transylvania. It's revealed that the burgermeister (mayor), the inspector, the gypsy, and the housekeeper conspired together taking turns inside the machine. The inspector is initially discovered to be Cuthbert Crawley, Velma's family lawyer, but even that identity was faked as he was actually Cuthbert Crawls (the partner of Cosgood Creeps). The burgermeister is revealed to be C.L. Magnus (who posed as Redbeard's ghost). The gypsy is shown to be Lila (a singer in the Mamba Wamba case). And the housekeeper, Mrs. Vanders, is unmasked as Mama Mione (a criminal smuggler who posed as Old Iron Face). The four criminals from old past cases got together in jail and planned on getting revenge for their incarceration. When they discovered the history of Velma's ancestry, they bought the Von Dinkenstein castle and blended in with the townspeople. Velma also explains that Daphne puffed up due to her shellfish allergy and Shaggy and Scooby lost their appetite and fear because of acupuncture needles in their new clothes that inhibited those parts of the brain.

Before getting hauled away, Velma notes that the greedy villains, who were captured the first time around for monetary reasons, could've sold the land with the natural gas and made a lot of money. They overlooked it because of their desire for revenge. With that, the grumbling villains are arrested once again and the town is in a more jovial mood, cheering the gang. Velma giving them her family's castle, and the natural gas beneath, is the main reason they're happy. Agent Shmidlap gifts Fred with a brand new Mystery Machine as a thanks for capturing the villains and getting back their mech suit. He confides in them that the new van has a few extra features. The gang drives off and Daphne still wonders how Velma knew the curse was fake. Velma makes a speech about what they lost not being important and basically how they never lost love for each other. The gang all agree and Fred notices a new button on his dashboard. He presses it, revealing a some jet turbines that launch the gang into the air and have them flying, much to their surprise.

Mid-credits

One of the video web chatters has already viewed the case online, and points out some of the inaccuracies. This gets the attention of the DOD who take him away and cut off his computer broadcast.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Frankencreep (myth) (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Frankencreep (single appearance)(no lines)(disguise)
  • Green Ghost (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Cosgood Creeps (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
  • Ghost of the Baron (single appearance)
  • Green Ghost (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Cuthbert Crawley (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Inspector Krunch (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Cuthbert Crawls (final appearance)(first speaking role)(main story and flashback)
  • Mamba Wamba (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Roger (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
  • Mamba Zombie (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Roger and Lila's henchman (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
  • Mutant sea creature (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Old Iron Face (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Mrs. Vanders (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Mama Mione (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Old Iron Face's sharks (flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
  • Zombie Lila (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Gypsy (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Lila (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Redbeard's Ghost (no lines)(disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)/
  • Mr. Burger (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • C.L. Magnus (final appearance)(main story and flashback)

Other characters:

  • AlexSuperFan2112 (single appearance)(TV or computer screen)
  • Daphanatic (single appearance)(TV or computer screen)
  • Alex Super Experience (mentioned)
  • Beauregard Sanders (mentioned)
  • Frog (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
  • Sheriff (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
  • Plaid-shirted male tourist (cameo)(photograph on cell phone)
  • Dr. Basil Von Dinkenstein (single appearance)(no lines)(dies in flashback)
  • Dr. Von Dinkenstein's servant (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Custodian (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Townsfolk (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Pub owner (single appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
  • Mary Shelley (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(cameo)
  • Mary Shelley's publisher (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Miscellaneous immigrant workers (single appearance)(flashback only)
    • Paul (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Miscellaneous immigrants (single appearance)(flashback only)
  • Otto Dinkley (single appearance)(flashback only)
  • Mrs. Dinkley (single appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
  • Dinkley baby (single appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
  • Madelyn Dinkley (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(cameo)
  • Snack bar server (single appearance)
  • Train passengers (single appearance)
  • Townsfolk (present) (single appearance)
  • Spider (single appearance)
  • Train conductor (Fred) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • U.S. Department of Defense agents (single appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Inspector Krunch He hated Dr. Baron Basil Von Dinkenstein because the monster took his hand.
Iago Creepy appearance.
Mrs. Vanders Suspicious behavior. She got Velma hypnotized.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
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.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Train conductor
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Griffin Daphne Blake
Mama Mione
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Diedrich Bader Mrs. Vanders
Dee Bradley Baker Mr. Burger
C.L. Magnus
Eric Bauza AlexSuperFan2112
Daphanatic
Jeff Bennett Iago
Agent Shmidlap
Townsman
Susanne Blakeslee Townswoman
Corey Burton Ghost of the Baron
Dr. Baron Basil Von Dinkenstein
Candi Milo Gypsy
Lila
Kevin Michael Richardson Cuthbert Crawley
Inspector Krunch
Cuthbert Crawls
Fred Tatasciore Frankencreep
Frankencreep (myth)

Songs

Song Credits Performed by
"Binary Ode" Written by Andy Sturmer and Damon Criswell N/A
"Transylvania Polka" Written by Andy Sturmer Vlad Pincus & the Igors

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits


Closing credits


Executive In Charge Of Production: Jay Bastian

  • Special Thanks To: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
  • This motion picture is protected by the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribuition, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution
  • ©2014 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
  • SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Hanna-Barbera.
  • Country of first publication United States of America
  • Warner Bros. Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto
  • A WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
  • www.warnerbros.com
  • Warner Bros. Animation
  • A TimeWarner Company

Continuity

Notes/trivia

  • 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.[2] Evoy did not attend,[4] and despite DeLisle confirming that she wasn't attending either,[5] she was still listed right until the final day.[4] It was moderated by Jay Bastian.[6]
  • The is intended to be a tie-in to Halloween,[1] 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.
  • This is the first film to have footage from past episodes and the first time a culprit that Mystery Inc defeated in the past appears outside of the episode he was in.
  • This is the second time the Mystery Machine blows up. The first time was in the SDMI episode, Through the Curtain.
  • 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,[7] 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 are 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.

Adaptations

  • 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 Green Ghosts 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 Ghosts were not originally called "Green Phantoms", this seems to have been from trying to merge the alternate name of "Phantom Shadow(s)".
  • Daphne was talking about Creeps and Crawls being the Green Ghosts and about Velma solving the case, but the video was showing Velma with papers from the Mamba Wamba case.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As stated by AlexSuperFan2112, Shaggy's Bavarian-style clothes were torn off by the Frankencreep yet the next time the scene shifts to Velma, Shaggy and Scooby in the lab, Shaggy is wearing his usual outfit again.
  • 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

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (Latin America) Name Meaning
Italian Scooby-Doo! Frankenstrizza Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
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
Brazil Scooby-Doo! E A Maldição do Frankenstein Scooby-Doo! And The Curse of Frankenstein

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Crawley: Velma, you are the sole beneficiery of your great, great Uncle Baron Basil's estate.
Shaggy: (eating candy from a bowl on the desk) Like, Mr. Crawley, when you said the candy was complementary, do you mean it's, like, free?
Crawley: Uh, yes.


Shaggy: Don't worry. We'll stay away from the Baron's legacy. And his arm-acy, and his foot-acy.


Fred: Together we've brought down more than our share of villains with nothing more than pluck, jerry-rigged traps, and a box Scooby Snacks. And for no better reason than a love of justice. And my van. And a knack for meddling. And a love for my van.
Daphne: Did you just say "van"?
Fred: No. No... I-I didn't say van. But now, we find the forces of evil have come to us. Why? We don't know why. Who? We can't say. But there is one thing we can say for certain!
Velma: What?
Fred: They killed my van! (cries) This time... this time it's personal!


Inspector Krunch: You! You're a Von Dinkenstein! I'd know those glasses anywhere! No Von Dinkenstein is welcome in this town! T'was your uncle's monster did this to me! (holds out prosthetic "hand")
Shaggy: ...Why did the monster replace your hand with a duster?


Velma: Wait, a minute ago you spoke in grunts and "ugh"s. When did you become so loquacious?
Iago: Eh... uh, Iago no understand brainy girl words.


Shaggy: (seeing a monster in ice) Like, a real life Frankenstein!
Velma: Just to clarify, Frankenstein was the doctor. Not the monster.
Daphne: It's scarier than Frankenstein. It's a regular Frankencreep!
Shaggy: That's catchy.


Velma: This monster must be a fake and I'll prove it! I'll recreate the Baron's supposed life-imbuing experiment from his own notes. When the ice is melted and the experiment fails, the hoax will be revealed. My core hypothesis that monsters are fake will be vindicated.
Fred: ...I don't totally understand your goal.


Daphne: Is everyone okay?
Shaggy: Like, let me check. Fred? Uh okay. Daphne? Looking a little weird. Velma? Ho-ho. Totally nuts. Iago?
Iago: (groans) Iago stubbed toe.
Shaggy: Iago stubbed toe.


Shaggy: Like, why do you need both our brains?
Velma: According to my calculations, between the two of you, you almost have one entire brain.


Fred: Wow. I didn't think I could do it without the Mystery Machine but I guess I could do it for her.
Daphne: Oh Freddy, you're my Mystery Machine. I'm just so sorry the curse has given you such a damaged damsel to rescue.
Fred: You mean the Mystery Mach-
Daphne: No Fred. Me. (sighs) I look so awful.
Fred: You're kidding. I didn't even notice. You always look great to me, Daphne.


Velma: I'm sorry I tried to take your brains, guys. I think I was hypnotized by a device disguised to look like an antique Strickfaden electro wheel.
Scooby: Uh... that's okay.
Shaggy: Yeah, Velma. Like, that could happen to anybody.


Mama Mione: Are you kidding? Everyone you've ever busted wants revenge! We were turning people away in drones!
Lila: We fiended each other on the "Scooby Gang Revenge Social Networking Page". You wouldn't believe how many "Yikes!" it gets on a daily basis!


Daphne: Jeepers, Velma. You really won the villagers over. I guess they really appreciate you proving once and for all that there's no such thing as the Von Dinkenstein curse.
Velma: Maybe. Or it could have something to do with my giving them the land rights to the natural gas.
Scooby: You what?!


Daphne: There's just one last thing I don't understand, Velma. How did you know the curse was a fake?
Velma: Easy, Daphne. The Baron's curse said that the victims would lose what they loved the most and then be utterly destroyed. (her friends look blankly at her) Guys, don't you see? Of all the things we lost: beauty, confidence, the joy of eating, logic. None of of it was what we loved the most. (more blank looks before she laughs) We love each other the most!
Everyone: Awww.

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