New Mexico, Old Monster is the thirteenth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the twenty-seventh overall.


Visiting Shaggy's old friend Jimmy Proudwolf, the gang learns of a Wakumi bird that has been snatching mountain climbers. But they soon learn that there is more going on than meets the eye.


In New Mexico, a climber is ascending a mountain, but is grabbed by a large hawk.

The gang decide to visit an old friend of Shaggy's named Jimmy Proudwolf and his dog, Shooby, while driving through New Mexico on their way to an art show in Santa Fe. After introductions are made, Shaggy and Jimmy explain to the rest of the gang that they had gone to preschool together, but kept in touch after being separated. While Scooby is helping Shooby herd some sheep, a giant hawk who grabbed the climber flies towards them. The rest of the gang comes out to fend off the hawk, but it snatches Shaggy's art project for the International Art Show (a sculpture of Scooby). Then a bird watcher, Avery Orenthal comes to find the hawk himself. Although Shaggy is kind of bummed about his project being destroyed, he's more happy about the real Scooby being okay, and says that he can always just make another sculpture.

In a sweat lodge, a strange shaman tells the gang that the giant hawk called the Wakumi is a legendary bird. When the shaman finishes the story, the gang decide to solve the riddle of the Wakumi. When they start, they find Shaggy's art project being dropped and shattered in front of them then the Wakumi attacks.

When they escape, Avery shows up again, having heard the commotion. When he hears that the Wakumi has flown up the mountain, he drives off.

The gang climbs up the mountain with the help from a brilliant mountain climber named Cody Long. Daphne finds an oxygen tank on a ledge. Then the Wakumi snatches Daphne and the gang decide to rescue her. They've been climbing up the mountain all day and the Shaman warns the gang to turn back. But the gang refuses because they can't turn back if they want to get to Daphne.

The gang gets chased by the Wakumi again. When they finally get to the top, they notice soldiers are researching a big meteor.

They begin sneaking around when they spot Avery in a tree who accidentally interrupts the soldiers' research using a mating call. The gang get away and find Daphne locked up with the mountain climber who was grabbed by the Wakumi. The climber's name is Leon Strongfeather. Fred tries to get the prisoners free but the Wakumi attacks again. When they escape, Fred builds a hang glider and they fly away and save Daphne and Leon. When the Wakumi attacks, Scooby-Doo falls from the hang glider and lands on the Wakumi, who is unable to bear Scooby's weight, and crashes to the ground. The gang find out the Wakumi is actually a great big glider made to look like an eagle, and Daphne notices the air bottles like the one she found, which were for breathing in the high altitude. The gang unmasks the Wakumi; unfortunately, it is nobody the gang has ever met. Scooby puts the shaman's mask on the man, and the culprit tells the gang his name is Col. Henry Thornwald, and that he is head of the research group the gang found earlier; the meteor was kept top secret, even from the government. He explains that he's the one who dressed up as the Shaman and made up legends about the Wakumi in order to prevent people from noticing the meteor.

Avery is upset that the Wakumi isn't real until Velma gives him the Wakumi's head. Jimmy and Shooby come out and give them a dreamcatcher and a box of Shooby Snax. Shaggy just wishes that he still had his sculpture of Scoob for the exhibit tomorrow but Jimmy tells him to think back to "their days in the sandbox".

That night, it is revealed that Shaggy has made Scooby pose as a lifelike statue (colored in sand) for the exhibit. Meanwhile, unknown to all, a bright light flashes in the sky, before racing away.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Wakumi (only appearance)(no lines)(Henry Thornwald's disguise)
  • Shaman (only appearance)(Henry Thornwald's disguise)
  • Henry Thornwald (only appearance)

Other characters:

  • Road Runner (only appearance)(unnamed)(cameo)
  • Wile E. Coyote (only appearance)(no lines)(unnamed)(cameo)
  • Sheep (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Tweety (only appearance)(photograph)(unnamed)(cameo)





Suspect Motive/reason
Avery Orenthal He always showed up just after the Wakumi left.
Cody Long She refused to bring the gang on the top of the mountain.
Shaman He warned the gang to turn back.


Culprit Motive/reason
Col. Henry Thornwald as the Wakumi and the Shaman To keep people away from a secret project.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Wakumi[citation needed]
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Irene Bedard Cody Long
Michael Horse Leon Strongfeather
Phil La Marr Col. Henry Thornwald
Rob Paulsen Avery Orenthal
Billy West Jimmy Proudwolf
Paul Julian[Note 1] Road Runner


Song Credits Performed by
"No Control " Written by Clay Benally, Jeneda Benally, Klee Benally, and Jones Benally Blackfire


  • Jimmy's dog Shooby, has a few distinguish characteristics of Scooby's brother Yabba-Doo, same shaped spots, pointed ears and wears a red bandanna.

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • The Road Runner's wing is colored the same shade of light blue as the majority of his body. In the actual Looney Tunes productions, the Road Runner has purple wings.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When everyone runs out of Jimmy's house to warn Scooby about the circling Wakumi, what reason would Shaggy have pick up and carry the bust of Scooby he made for the art show? And of course it gets broken.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French L'aigle maléfique The Evil Eagle
Greek Το Φάντασμα του Μεξικού
Το Αρχαίο Τέρας του Νέου Μεξικού
The Ghost of Mexico
The Ancient Monster of New Mexico

Home media


Fred: Could you lead us up higher Cody? Where the old Anasazi had a farm.
Shaggy & Scooby: (Laughing) E-I-E-I-O.

Shaggy: Well, of all the creepy, ghostly places we've ever been, this is definitely the highest creepy, ghostly place.

Henry Thornwald: Nobody's gonna believe a bunch of meddling kids!


  1. Archive audio.

External links

  • TBA

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