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After 50 years at the forefront of animated monster-debunking and ghoul-thwarting, Scooby-Doo is getting a brand new series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? The Boomerang exclusive recalls the guest star era of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, only with its bevy of stars coming from the world of current entertainment (and fiction), including Kevin Conroy's Batman! Check out the brand new trailer below and see how many famous faces you can recognize, and then stick around for even more images.
The only problem with this trailer and/or concept? Saying "G-G-G-Gervais!" wouldn't work as well as "G-G-G-Ghost." But I guess that's more of an issue with letter sounds than with Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Otherwise, everything is exactly as it should be!
The minute-long trailer packs in the guest stars, both real-world ones and those from the annals of fiction. We've got Wonder Woman, as voiced by Justice League Action's own Amazonian princess portrayer Rachel Kimsey, and Sherlock Holmes, as voiced by Dragon Ball Z vet Ian James Corlett. (Fun fact, maybe: Corlett voiced Martin Fenwick in Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.)
Then there are all big names from the non-animated world. Pop star Sia is here to hopefully not lose any hair over the ghost-hunting. Houston Rockets beast Chris Paul is dribbling hot dogs, which makes about as much sense as anything else. The aforementioned comedian Ricky Gervais also lends his voice and comedic stylings to Scooby and the gang. (Where is Karl Pilkington, though?!?) There's also funny-woman Wanda "Big Deal" Sykes, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln (voiced by Futurama's John DiMaggio) and more!
Now let's take a look at some of the faces that didn't pop up in the trailer.
Such as Batman, with the iconic Kevin Conroy reprising the role first made famous on Batman: The Animated Series. And this version of the Dark Knight even looks like he stepped from the frames of the classic animated show.
On perhaps the completely opposite end of the heroic spectrum is Steve Urkel, which is perhaps the most inexplicable guest star in this whole shebang. Did Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? do that? Yes, yes it did. So did Jaleel White, who is reprising the Family Matters role that made him a superstar in the 1990s. And what's that? Is that Urkel-Bot? This show thought of everything!
You know what they always say: "You can't solve a good Mystery Inc. case without the likes of Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson." I'm not sure who "they" are in this case, but their prophecies have come true, with the All That vet showing up at some point in the season. Something tells me Scooby and Shaggy would be very interested in stopping by a Good Burger restaurant.
Last, but definitely not least, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? will be bringing parody maestro "Weird" Al Yancovic to its first season. He's being chased by a dino-looking creature in his first image, which obviously recalls his song "Jurassic Park," which aped the Richard Harris track "MacArthur Park."
Yankovic, who used to have his own children's show, hopefully got to add to his episode's musical soundscape. Maybe he and Sia are in the same episode, and they get a duet. Would that be any stranger than them being on a Scooby-Doo show in the first place?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? will be the first of the titular character's series to debut on the Boomerang streaming service, with the two previous series having called Cartoon Network a home. And theoretically, the star-studded animated series should be enough to get a decent-sized crowd to join Boomerang as first-time members.
Escape the drudgeries of the miserable and celebrity-free summer heat by tuning into Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? when it debuts on Boomerang on Thursday, June 27.