Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright

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Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright

Phantom's head on screens (Stage Fright)

Stage Fright title card

DTV # 20
Production company Warner Bros. Animation
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date August 20, 2013
Run time 78m
Starring Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Grey DeLisle
Mindy Cohn
Voice direction Collette Sunderman
Casting Collette Sunderman
Producers Jason Wyatt (line producer)
Alan Burnett (co-producer)
Sam Register (executive producer)
Victor Cook
Music Robert J. Kral
Edited by Bruce A. King
Story by Doug Langdale
Candie Langdale
Teleplay by Doug Langdale
Directed by Victor Cook
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Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright is the twentieth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 20, 2013.


The windy city is home to the hit TV show, Talent Star, in which songwriting duo Fred Jones and Daphne Blake are finalists with some high hopes. Not to be left out, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers have a secret act in the works, which they are betting will take the contest by storm. Unlucky for them, the competition is frightful at this talent contest as the show is being broadcast from an opera house with a history of horrors and a particularly vengeful phantom that has cursed the show's production. From costume changin' chases to collecting creepy clues, the show must go on.[1]


Fred and Daphne travel to a theatre where Talent Star, a talent contest, is filmed because they were two of the finalists, with Scooby, Velma and Shaggy coming along. When they reach the theatre they are stopped by a security guard who says dogs aren't allowed. Shaggy says that Scooby and him will meet with them later, winking. The rest of the gang go inside.

They meet Dewey Ottoman, a cleanliness-freak who is unconscious because of his shock from earlier before, when he saw The Phantom. Then an employee who is leaving hands them a clipboard with a page saying "Christine Must Win!" on it. Outside, Shaggy tricks the security guard by taking Scooby in a double bass case. Meanwhile, Daphne, Velma and Fred meet Christine, a snobby contestant and her overprotective parents, and Emma, a lovely girl and her kind parents.

Scooby and Shaggy try to show their juggling skills to the host of the show, Brick Piemento, and Brick says that any act is good except juggling, leaving Scooby and Shaggy to make it up on the spot (a dance). Brick backs, off, sweating and with a fake smile. Then Scooby and Shaggy hear Christine's scream and are chased by The Phantom. Velma, Fred and Daphne check the monitors but he appears everywhere, before vanishing into thing air.

The gang are talking, before bumping into Dewey again, who yells about Scooby and his dog germs, so the gang leaves the theatre. They split up, Daphne and Fred searching the basement, Velma booking in at the hotel and Scooby and Shaggy going to the library. Velma sees Christine, who explains that she was giving a scream of joy because the phantom told her she was going to win. Velma also meets a dodgy magician, a short but good-looking ventriloquist and a band called Girlasaurus Rex, who fuss over the ventriloquist.

Fred and Daphne meet Mel Richmond, who is sneaking about his basement. Mel calls Fred and Daphne a cute couple, at which Daphne gets flustered and talks excessively. Mel explains about the original phantom, who would always cause trouble, at which no one in the disco room cared. Then the phantom crashed the disco ball, and everybody left and never came back. Mel had to rent the theatre to Talent Star, and said he would rather burn the place down and collect insurance money, at which Daphne and Fred look at him.

Scooby and Shaggy, on their way to the library, go to a pizza place instead and order the biggest pizza ever, which needs an alarm and a super-big table. The waitress scoffs, believing they can't eat it, but then they finish the pizza very quickly, splashing pizza on everyone around. Everyone claps, but then in comes Lotta, a previous but creepy Talent Star winner with a mean attitude and long nails that everyone asks for her autograph. She tells Scooby and Shaggy to tell Fred and Daphne that LOTTA is coming for them.

Scooby and Shaggy come home to find the gang searching up suspects. The gang later go to sleep, at which Velma finds Daphne awake, thinking about Fred and how she longs for him to go out with her. Scooby and Shaggy later go to get a snack, but they bump into the phantom and get chased by him. The phantom, about to kill them with a butchers knife, gets a net thrown on him by Fred (who sleeps with a net), before disappearing in a blast of green smoke. Then Christine sings her song, an inappropriate song for her age and then Emma (a violinist) plays an amazing song on her violin. Emma's parents talk to Fred and Daphne and tell them how they'll need to sell their farm, where their great grandmother is buried, so they really need the prize money. Then they ask Fred and Daphne what they'll do with the money and they said, "Uh, buy a new hat?" and other smaller needs.

Shaggy and Scooby try (but fail) to impress Brick with yoga, but then Lotta tries to sing, before realising her voice has broken (when the phantom put a different throughout spray by her bed).



Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Phantom 1 (single appearance)(main story and flashback)/
  • Steve Trilby (single appearance)(redeemed)
  • Phantom 2 (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Lance Damon (single appearance)
  • Barb Damon (single appearance)
  • Phantom 3 (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Mel Richmond (single appearance)
  • Phantom 4 (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Dewey Ottoman (single appearance)
  • Phantom 5 (single appearance)(disguise)/
  • Brick Pimiento (single appearance)

Other characters:





Suspect Motive/reason
Lance Damon
Barb Damon
Chrissy Damon
Chrissy was the favorite of the Phantom who wanted her to win.
Brick Pimiento He liked the publicity that the Phantom brings.
Mel Richmond He says his theater loses money and he would prefer burn it.
Dewey Ottoman Daphne said he is creepy.
Lotte Lavoie She threatened Shaggy and Scooby. Shaggy said she was scarier than the Phantom.
Great Pauldini One of the Phantom's had prepared vanishing tricks using stage magic.
Steve Trilby He was the first Phantom to terrorize the opera house, when it was a disco.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mel Richmond To burn down his money-losing theater for the insurance money.
Lance Damon So his daughter would win the talent contest.
Dewey Ottoman To steal the Soap Diamond, to add to his collection of the three cleanliness treasures.
Brick Pimiento Publicity for his TV show, because the ratings were dropping.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Isabella Acres Emma Gale
Troy Baker Phantom
Lance Damon
Eric Bauza K.T.
Jeff Bennett Mike Gale
Mel Richmond
Wayne Brady Brick Pimiento
Vivica A. Fox Lotte Lavoie
Kate Higgins Meg Gale
Peter MacNicol Dewey Ottoman
Candi Milo Barb Damon
John O'Hurley The Great Pauldini
Christina Pucelli Colette
Kevin Michael Richardson Security guard 1
Hotel clerk
Paul Rugg Steve Trilby
Tara Sands Nancy
Tara Strong News anchor
Travis Willingham Waldo
Ariel Winter Chrissy Damon


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"On the Case" Written and produced by Andy Sturmer The Slow Downs N/A
"Homewrecker" Written by Hughie Stone Fish and Brendyn Adams Ariel Winter Chrissy Damon
"It's Enough For Me" Written by Alan Burnett, Doug Langdale and Andy Sturmer Grey DeLisle and Frank Welker Daphne Blake and Fred Jones (Blake and Jones)
"I Love You" Written and produced by Andy Sturmer



Cultural references

  • The film combines elements of both America's Got Talent, (and other similar talent shows), and Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera, as well as its film and musical adaptations.
    • Notable references to The Phantom of the Opera include:
      • A "Phantom" terrorizes an opera house. In Stage Fright the opera house becomes a disco house, and then a general theatre. Both are terrorized.
      • The Phantom wants Christine to "win". In the original, it's the position of Prima Donna. In Stage Fright, it's Talent Star.
      • The Phantom sabotages Christine's main competition, a more experienced singer/diva named Carlotta, by switching her throat spray with an identical bottle filled with a throat irritant, causing Carlotta to lose her voice.
      • The destruction of the disco ball is a reference to the infamous chandelier scene in the original.
      • Both the Phantom from the original version and the original Phantom live under the opera house, in the sewers, with a working organ, which they both play. They both have expert knowledge about the opera house, especially the secret passageways.
      • The scene where someone appears to be hanging, (until the lights are turned on and it is revealed only to be the Great Pauldini, stuck in one of his tricks and very much alive), is a reference to the original, where the Phantom murders a stagehand by strangulation, and then hangs his body from the rafters.
  • The first piece played by Emma Gale is Movement 1. "Allegro non molto" from Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno", commonly known as "Winter", from his famous violin concerto set known as "The Four Seasons". Neither of Emma's pieces are listed in the credits.
  • The Great Pauldini's name is a reference to Harry Houdini and possibly to writer Paul Dini, who's married to magician Misty Lee, and wrote a series starring the magician-themed DC character Zatanna.
  • The internet search engine Velma uses, is called, "Giggle", a play on "Google".
  • The Soap Diamond and the Sponge of Turin are references to the famous Hope Diamond and the Shroud of Turin, respectively.
  • Dewey Ottoman's car and crazy driving may be a reference to the famous villain, Cruella De Ville, from the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians.
  • A jewelry store has an image with "H-B" at the front, a reference to the animation company, Hanna-Barbera.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • During the chase between the gang (in the Mystery Machine) and Dewey Ottoman (in his car) to take the Soap Diamond, Dewey's hands change often from skin color to green, as if he was wearing his Phantom disguise gloves.
  • At some point, the Phantom's hair is green.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • It is never explained how the Phantom disappeared in the cloud of smoke in front of Shaggy and Scooby after Fred threw the net down on him from his hotel window.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Scooby-Doo! Τρόμος στο Θέατρο Scooby-Doo! Terror at the Theater
Hungarian Scooby-Doo és az operaház fantomjai Scooby-Doo and the Phantoms of the Opera House

Home media


Fred: You can't just audition the day before finals.
Shaggy: Like, you can if you're awesome!





External links

  • Buy at iTunes (US)

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