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The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall


Davey jones

The New Scooby-Doo Movies
US Air date December 2, 1972 (CBS)
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall is the thirteenth episode of the first season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.


Davy Jones is the heir to Hagglethorn Hall, a haunted fortress that was brought over from Scotland. But a phantom knight doesn't want him to take it over, so the kids help him solve the mystery.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Creech's cat (single appearance)(no lines)



  • TBA



Suspect Motive/reason
Cyrus Wheedly Warned the gang to stay away from Hagglethorn Hall.
Creech Sinister appearance.


Culprit Motive/reason
Duke of Strathmore as the Haunted Horseman
Cyrus Wheedly as the Moat Monster
To take over the castle, dismantle it, and sell the bricks for souvenirs.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Duke of Strathmore
Haunted Horseman
Cyrus Wheedly
Moat Monster
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Davy Jones Himself
Lennie Weinrib Sedgwick Jones
John Stephenson Creech


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"I Can Make You Happy" Written by Danny Janssen and Sue Steward Davy Jones Himself

Full credits

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


  • The song used in this episode ("I Can Make You Happy") was previously used in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode, Mystery Mask Mix-Up; in that episode, it was performed by George A. Robertson, Jr.
  • This is the only episode that features a chase scene that does not include Shaggy and Scooby.
  • This episode seems to bear a resemblance to the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts in that they both have castles that were imported from Europe to America, the latter in this case from Transylvania, and were meant to serve as tourist attractions until someone scared the tourists away for their own benefit.
  • Davy Jones passed away on February 29, 2012 at the age of 66.
  • After Davy falls down the stairs in the tin can suit of armour, Velma then insists on helping him out of his "outfit", right after the matter, Fred states, "Women! Go figure them out!" An interesting comment and situation made in a kids TV show.

Cultural references

  • Shaggy mentions Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In English history, Henry VIII was king of England from 1509 to 1547 known for his six wives who were either beheaded or had their marriage annulled because they could not produce a rightful heir. Anne Boleyn (1501-1536) was his second wife who was beheaded due of her miscarriages.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When the Haunted horseman rides up to and into the barn he is transparent.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The title card spells Davy Jones' first name as "Davey", which is not how Mr. Jones was known professionally.
  • This episode reveals that Fred has a nephew that was three years old at the time it took place indicating he has at least one brother or sister, but this hasn't been referenced since so it can hardly be considered canon.
  • Shaggy is shown to be allergic to hay in this episode, but he functioned without issue in previous episodes that took place in a farm setting (like The Frickert Fracas), and in future episodes. The hay allergy is never brought up again, making it a deus ex machina.
  • Scooby's howling is also an example of a deus ex machina.
  • It's still mysterious who exactly was hiding behind the white sheet in the music room. Did the Duke of Strathmore also have a henchman?
  • The song-and-chase sequence of the episode is written as Davy Jones attempting to use music to "soothe the savage beast" at Velma's suggestion. The end of the sequence places Mr. Jones hiding underwater breathing through a straw, a situation in which it would be difficult to sing properly. And somehow the Moat Monster wasn't able to follow the singing to his hiding place.
  • After the moat monster's costume is destroyed and the gang try to find their way out of the cave, Velma states that before the costume was destroyed the person was hopping with their feet side by side and afterwards ran like a human being with one foot in front of the other. The problem is, during much of the chase the moat monster puts one foot in front of the other; though he is usually doing so on all fours, there were times when he leaned back and used only his hind legs to move about.
  • While they were running away from the moat monster in the moat of the castle, Scooby and Shaggy can run/walk on water. This situation disobeys the law of physics since people cannot walk/run at water whatsoever due to the low density of the water.

Home media

  • Due to most likely expensive royalties owed to Mr. Jones (his estate as of 2012) in lending his likeness and voice to to a fictionalised version of himself, Warner Home Video are unable to release this episode onto DVD.


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