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Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob is the thirty-second in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on February 23, 2021.

Premise

Morgan le Fay sends the gang back in time to the days of Camelot, where they meet King Arthur and Merlin. Shaggy accidentally releases Excalibur, causing chaos in the land, leading the gang to go on a rescue mission when Shaggy is kidnapped.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Thundarr (only appearance)(TV or computer screen)
  • Passengers (only appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Peasants (only appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Knights of the Round Table (only appearance)
    • Bors the Younger (no lines)
    • Sir Bedivere (no lines)
    • Sir Galahad (no lines)
    • Sir Gawain (no lines)
    • Sir Lamorak (no lines)
    • Sir Lancelot
    • Sir Kay (no lines)
    • Sir Percival (no lines)
    • Sir Tristan (no lines)
  • Sir Norville (only appearance)(pictured)
  • King Arthur (pictured)
  • Queen Guinevere (pictured)
  • Bors the Elder
  • Uther Pendragon (mentioned)
  • Sir Norville's children (only appearance)(pictured)

Locations

Objects

  • Excalibur
  • Merlin's scepter
  • Merlin's wand
  • Sundial

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/Reason
Mayor Saunders He was determined to get people to believe in the legend of King Arthur.
Sandi She knew a lot about the legend of Morgan le Fay.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Opening
Herman Ellinger as the monster To lower the cost of airliner tickets.
Main film
Mrs. Wentworth as Morgan le Fay To trick Shaggy into signing the deed to Norville de Morgana, in order to take ownership of the town and collect all the profits from the medieval attraction.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Monster
Passengers
Peasants
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Passengers
Peasants
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Morgan le Fay
Mrs. Wentworth
Dragon
Passengers
Peasents
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Sandi
Passengers
Peasents
Ted Barton Mayor Saunders
Sir Lancelot
Passengers
Peasents
Spike Brandt Mr. HB
Passengers
Peasents
Trevor Devall Man Cat
Greg Ellis Herald
Herman Ellinger
British passenger
Peasents
Nick Frost Merlin
Jason Isaacs King Arthur Pendragon
Winston Pilkingstonshire
Thundarr
Passengers
Peasents
Stephen Stanton Peanut vendor
Fred Tatasciore Black Knight
Passengers
Peasents
Kari Wahlgren Female peasant

Continuity

Production

The original working title was Scooby-Doo in King Arthur's Court.[1]

Notes/Trivia

  • The trailer was released on December 8, 2020.[2] It contained the song "Loud" by Mustard Snorkel.
  • In his Tumblr blog, Atoms stated that The Sword and the Scoob! was originally meant to be the end of the Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island trilogy, and that it had been completely storyboarded before he came onboard.[3]
  • This movie is not Grey Griffin's first time voicing Morgan le Fay. She has previously voiced the Marvel Comics version of the character as well.
  • This makes Jason Isaacs second role in the Scooby Doo movie along with Dick Dastardly in SCOOB!

Cultural references

  • The movie title recalls the 1963 Disney animated movie about King Arthur, The Sword in the Stone.
  • There are numerous references to the 1980 Ruby-Spears animated series Thundarr the Barbarian, which Daphne and Velma are revealed to be fans of, and actual footage from the show (with the sound redubbed) can be seen on an airplane passenger tablet at the start of the movie.
  • The opening scene on the airplane is reminiscent of the classic The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", largely with the concept of a monster riding on the wing of an airliner and attempting to sabotage it during a storm.
  • The outfit Velma's wears when she becomes Merlin's student and apprentice is a reference to the outfit Mickey Mouse wore in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in the 1940 Disney movie Fantasia. Most obvious is the blue wizard's hat with white star and moon patterns on it.
  • The iris-out at the end of the movie is accompanied by the classic "beeo-woop" sound effect Bob Clampett created for the iris-outs at the end of his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced at Warner Bros. Animation in the 1940s.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Mrs. Wentworth is released from her ropes after explaining the town's plan, her hands have her normal skin tone instead of the costume's much paler tone, but still also having Morgan le Fay's sharp, black nails. Perhaps not an animation error, but still strange.
  • When Mayor Saunders says his line 'Oh my, what's going on here?' after the dragon chase, Sandi's eyes turn brown.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

Quotes

Fred: DNA? Gee, that doesn't sound like mystery solving at all.
Velma: The only mystery is why anyone would try to solve anything without good old science to back them up.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Scooby-Doo! Et la légende du roi Arthur Scooby-Doo! And the Legend of King Arthur


Home media

  • UK.png Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 22, 2021.
  • US.png Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 23, 2021.
  • CAN.png Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 23, 2021.
  • FR.png Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 24, 2021.
  • AUS.png Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD released by Warner Home Video on March 24, 2021.[4]

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References

External links

  • TBA
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