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Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace

Mecha Mutt fires on audience

Mecha Mutt Menace title card

Details
DTV # 4
Production company Warner Bros. Animation
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date September 24, 2013
US Air date October 24, 2015 (Cartoon Network)[1]
UK Air date October 25, 2014 (Boomerang)[citation needed]
Run time 22m
Starring Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Voice direction Collette Sunderman
Casting Collette Sunderman
Producers Victor Cook
Alan Burnett (co-producer)
Jason Wyatt (line producer)
Sam Register (executive producer)
Music Robert J. Kral
Edited by Bruce King
Written by Rick Copp
Directed by Michael Goguen
Cronology
Previous film Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow
Next film Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals!

Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace is the fourth in a series of direct-to-video short films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on DVD on September 24, 2013.

Premise

At a Houston Science Expo, Scooby and the gang face a possessed canine robot.

Synopsis

Fred has entered Houston's Space Center's Science Expo with a monster trapping themed project. While there they meet Melanie Staples, who becomes flirtatious with Fred, much to Daphne's annoyance. Melanie is the daughter of Ned Staples, a NASA scientist. She invites the gang to a demonstration of her father's latest project, a dog called "Mecha Mutt" designed to navigate the terrain of Mars.

Suddenly, at the demonstration, Mecha Mutt goes out of control, and begins to shoot lasers into the crowd. Reporters blame the accident on the "Space Specter" who Melanie explains was a spirit which attached itself to a spaceship navigating some space mist. The group splits up to investigate, Melanie joining Daphne and Fred.

Fred, Daphne, Melanie go talk to Irv, a lab assistant who sits at a desk covered with junk food and has a huge crush on Melanie. He shakes their hands, apologizing for his sticky fingers. He tells the trio that Dr. Staples keeps him very busy. Meanwhile, Velma, Scooby, and Shaggy meet Dr. Devon Albright, who has a mechanical dog of her own. She was the original creator of the Mecha Mutt technology, but the more famous Dr. Staples was put in charge of the project to raise funds.

Scooby and Shaggy leave Velma in search of snacks, but encounter Mecha Mutt instead, and are chased into a wind tunnel. Velma, Fred, and Daphne find them and turn off the fan, Velma noticing how sticky the controls are. Melanie joins them and the group confronts Irv over his whereabouts. Security footage confirms that Irv had not left his desk at all.

In order to catch Mecha Mutt, Dr. Albright loans the gang her dog prototype and Scooby and Shaggy are the bait. After the two dogs fight it out, Melanie is revealed as the perpetrator. She explains that her father had always ignored how brilliant he was and she hijacked his technology in order to get his attention.

Fred wins second place at the Science Expo, while Shaggy and Scooby mistakenly wander into a rocket being shot into space.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Presenter (single appearance)
  • Electricity guy (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Human anatomy model (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Mouse trap woman (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Loud speaker (only time heard)
  • Mission Control (only time heard)
  • Reporters (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Photographer (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Scientists (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Astronauts (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Rover 1 operators (single appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Space Specter It's believed to haunt the space center.
Dr. Ned Staples The Mecha Mutt was his invention, so he could easily make it go wrong.
Dr. Devon Albright Angry that Dr. Staples took over her project and got all the recognition.
Irv Angry that Dr. Staples let him work so hard and thinks he would keep Melanie and him apart. The sticky substance found on the controls of the wind tunnel were believed to be from his sweets.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Melanie Staples controlled the Mecha Mutt Revenge on her father, who always ignores her and fails to see how brilliant she is.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Presenter
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Loud speaker
Reporter 2
Julie Bowen Dr. Devon Albright
Lacey Chabert Melanie Staples
Phil LaMarr Stan
Mission Control
Alan Rachins Dr. Ned Staples
Paul Reubens Irv

Continuity

Notes/trivia

  • While the previous special didn't have an opening sequence, this didn't even have a teaser.
  • It took Cartoon Network two years to air this in the US after its DVD release.

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or tecnical glitches

  • Velma's taped together glasses are normal when she and Daphne first use the tablet.
  • While Velma's glasses were undamaged in one scene, the ends of Fred's ascot return permanently when Irv introduces himself to Fred.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright had Fred and Daphne's romantic relationship as a subplot, revealing their true feelings for one another, only they're too afraid to talk about it to each other and a scene during the end credits hastily neatly brushes it under the carpet and ignored so Daphne can go back to her jealous routine without any awkwardness of the previous events.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Scooby-Doo! La Minaccia Del Cane Meccanico Scooby-Doo! The Menace Of The Mechanical Mutt
Greek Scooby-Doo! Ο Φοβερός Μέγα Μούργος Scooby-Doo! The Great Mega Mutt

Home media

Quotes


References

  1. All Upcoming Times for Scooby Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace". Zap2it. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

External links

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