April 26th, 2006
|02:50 pm - What Th...???|
From the new WB Kids programming block lineup for 2006-7...
* 10:00-10:30 a.m. SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE: Ruh-roh! Everybody's favorite quivering sleuths, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, are back in a new adventure that will anchor the "Too Big For Your TV" programming block. In this comedy, also produced by Radomski, Shaggy and Scooby live in the bling'd-out mansion of Shaggy's Uncle Albert, solving mysteries with the help of a transforming Mystery Machine which, at the click of a remote, can morph into one of a number of modes of transportation. New Scooby Snacks infused with a top-secret nano-technology allows our canine hero to fly, become a towering robot or even turn himself into a giant magnet, which comes in handy as Shaggy and Scooby-Doo carry out their new mission: protecting the Scooby Snacks and keeping them safe from those who want them for evil. Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! is executive produced by Sander Schwartz and Joseph Barbera.
Where do I start? With the "bling'd-out mansion?" With the transforming Mystery Machine? With the nano-technological Scooby Snacks which give Scooby super-powers? It sounds like Shaggy and Scooby get a clue ... just as the people putting this thing out lose theirs.
On the bright side, they officially announced a LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES cartoon. I hope it doesn't suck.
Current Mood: awake
Is it going to be like Justice League or the awful new The Batman?
* 11:00-11:30 a.m.-LEGION OF SUPER HEROES (image from the Legion's recent JLU appearance): OK guys…here goes. One thousand years from now, a group of teenage super heroes travel back in time to recruit the greatest hero of all, Superman, and enlist him their fight against evil in the 31st Century. While their intentions were good, their time travel skills were not. Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Bouncing Boy and Timber Wolf end up going too far back into the past, accidentally retrieving the young Superboy instead. Together, this unlikely Legion of Super Heroes bands together to defend the rights of all free worlds and uphold the laws of the newly formed United Planets. That is, if they don't kill each other first. Legion Of Super Heroes combines humor with high-stakes, grand-scale super heroics to create the ultimate sci-fi, super hero fantasy for kids of all ages. Each episode of this fast-paced, character-driven action comedy will pit Superboy and the Legion against otherworldly threats and adversaries who challenge the team on both super heroic and emotional levels. The series is executive produced by Sander Schwartz, and produced by Linda Steiner and James Tucker (JLU) Warner Bros. Animation. As far as we can tell, there is no sign of Supergirl as of press time.
There haven't been any pics released that I can tell. I am praying that it's more like Justice League (Unlimited), or at least like Teen Titans. If it goes The Batman route, I will cry and set things on fire. I'm still bitter over the cancellation of JLU with the end of this season.
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As far as I can recall, pretty much all the incarnations of Scooby-Doo in which they dropped Fred, Velma, and Daphne pretty much sucked the proverbial rocks. (OTOH, there's one subseries I don't think I've ever actually seen which purportedly had Shaggy and Scooby (a) by themselves, but (b) with an actual ongoing plot. That one might be an exception.)
Hard to tell where the LSH show is going; from the description, I have a feeling it will be more Titans-like than JLU-like (note that they're calling it an "action/comedy" out loud). And I'm afraid I'm not much of a fan of the Titans series; the anime/comedy aspects of it simply grate on my DC-universe sensibilities, and they clash severely with the show's attempts to do "dark and powerful" stories. I am a little more forgiving about the current animated Bat-series; while it is nowhere near the quality of the previous Bat-series, it's not without its moments.