Today's guest is Tom Konkle, a writer and voice actor for Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Tom worked on both seasons 1 and 2 of the show, so we get to talk about that here.
So, without further ado, I present An Interview With... Tom Konkle. (Questions are asked as Scoobypedia. Replies from Tom Konkle are shortened as TK.)
Scoobypedia: How did you get into the biz?
TK: I got into the business as an actor while also being a filmmaker since I was a teen. I enjoyed creating characters as an actor so I moved to Los Angeles and broke into commercials and sketch comedy shows. Then, I got an agent that I love, AKA Talent, for commercials and started making a living at acting which freed me to study the craft and create through writing and by directing production…Read more >
This is the first of its kind for Scoobypedia. An actual interview from someone who worked on a Scooby-Doo production. In this instance, I will be talking to Jon Colton Barry, head writer, who developed the currently airing Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! TV series. (Season 1 can be found on the Boomerang website, while season 2 can be found on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in most countries.) Jon has also been very sociable on Twitter (his handle is @joncoltonbarry) and the Scooby Addicts forum, spending time discussing the behind the scenes of the show with the fans, for which I'm very grateful for, as I’m sure other fans are.
So without further ado, I present An Interview With… Jon Colton Barry. (Questions are asked as Scoobypedia. Replies from Jon Colt…Read more >
What happened yesterday, was that I saw a post on ScoobySnax's website that talked about a photo someone had posted on Twitter. This photo had Frank Welker, Candi Milo, Josh Keaton, and Billy West. Next to Frank Welker on a table was a script which said "Scooby Doo! Guess Who?" The site assumed this was the name of the new series (with help from a self righteous guy named TheScoobyDoom, who's also on Scooby Addicts, so go figure). She also assumed that Josh Keaton and Candi Milo were guests on this new show (hence why they were in the photo), and I thought she left out Billy West by accident. So, I went blasting on to Twitter, because I thought this was the real deal (as did she and clearly everybody else).
Later in the day, I got a message…Read more >
Scooby-Doo is clearly a very lucrative property, but I think it's got to the point where it's been overly abused now. At least when there's something new of Batman or Superman, people pay attention, with Scooby-Doo, it's more out of nostalgia, and then they go about their day.
I'll start at the bottom of this franchise with companies who have nothing but money on the brain and in their eyes: The comics. DC Comics have clearly no interest in doing quality work except for the Jim Lee pushed Scooby Apocalypse. Otherwise, there's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and Scooby-Doo! Team-Up (and if Jim Lee was such a fan, then maybe you'd think they'd push for higher quality comics all around?). Team-Up is an ambitious crossover of DC superheroes and Hanna-Barbe…Read more >
Cartoon Network did a really lousy job promoting and quickly airing Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! I don't think it's because it was such a terrible show, it's because CN clearly didn't care enough. What's more insulting, is that they still have some producer involved in the end credits for season 2, like it still needed the backing for what it clearly wasn't going to air (or maybe it was done with the believe that it was actually going to air on their channel).
Another thing that is disappointing, is that Boomerang didn't air what CN didn't want to, either. It turns out that Boomerang was getting its own Netflix-like website, only done in a manner of which someone had clearly no experience in making it, or running it, or promoting it. And when it open…Read more >