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Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost is the twenty-ninth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on Digital HD and DVD on February 5, 2019.

It serves as a conclusion to the short-lived 1985 TV series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

Premise

Mystery Inc. are put into retirement when they accidentally capture the wrong guy. Just when they think their mystery solving days are over, Vincent Van Ghoul reconnects with them to finish an unfinished case of Scooby, Shaggy, and Daphne's years ago.

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Opening case
Farmer Morgan Ran away from the gang.
Main case
Bernie Alan He popped up in the Himalayas, after his check had bounced.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Opening case
Mrs. Malvo She didn't want to pay Farmer Morgan.
Main case
Mortifer Quinch as Asmodeus He wanted to sell the Chest of Demons.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Mrs. Malvo
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Maurice LaMarche Vincent Van Ghoul
Bernie Alan
Vance Linklater
Noshir Dalal Flim-Flam
Nolan North Asmodeus
Mortifer Quinch
Farmer Morgan
David Herman Sheriff

Songs

Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Scoobystition" Written by Tim Sheridan and Andy Sturmer Andy Sturmer N/A

Continuity

Notes/trivia

  • The opening sequence features a narration from Vincent Van Ghoul in a somewhat similar style to his narration in opening sequence to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
  • Maurice LaMarche reprises his role of Vincent Van Ghoul from the unrelated TV series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • This is the second direct to video movie that doesn't have the 'Special Thanks to Joe Ruby and Ken Spears' credit at the end.
  • The same idea of Fred being away at camp to explain his lack of knowledge of Flim-Flam was previously used in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • In an interview with A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo!, Tim Sheridan confirmed the following about the film:[1]
    • Warner Bros. requested Flim-Flam and Scrappy not be in the film. However, both were taken into consideration by Sheridan while writing the script, and Scrappy was ultimately cut from the film due to not fitting into the story Sheridan wanted to tell.
    • Also requested by Warner Bros. was the toning down of any truly supernatural elements, making the movie's stance on the paranormal more ambiguous.
    • In this particular movie's continuity, only the events of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, and Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island have occurred. (Which is ironic given the presence of Easter eggs from other incarnations.)
      • The events of the original 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo happened the previous summer, or two, ago.
    • Sheridan considers Captain Ferguson of the Bermuda Triangle Ghosts to be the 12th Ghost, and he serves as such in the continuity of the film.

Miscellaneous

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scrappy was cut out of flashbacks in the opening credits, as if he never existed, only for Flim-Flam to contradict this retcon by still mentioning him, anyway, which is then followed by Velma not knowing who he was talking about.
  • In the opening sequence, Vincent only counts ten ghosts with one of them not even counting as a legitimate one, as it was a cyclone ghost in the episode Ship of Ghouls, which featured a combination of several ghosts captured from previous episodes.
  • Perhaps due to a misunderstanding, the Mystery Flying Machine is renamed to the "Flying Mystery Machine".
  • The gang are under the assumption that Farmer Morgan is wearing a mask, but don't think to try and unmask Mrs. Malvo.
  • It's unknown why Mrs. Malvo didn't want extra land for her mall, although it's presumably because she didn't have the millions of dollars to give to Farmer Morgan.
  • The gang are specified as being almost eighteen year olds, although they were clearly of age in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
    • Fred and Velma were never at camp, as The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, the previous series to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, had Fred as an aspiring mystery writer and Velma as an assistant research scientist at NASA.
    • Shaggy mentions sending the Chest of Demons to Vincent before school started, but again, he was clearly past the age of going to any high school.
  • The Sheriff said Scooby should be on a leash, but the gang weren't so bothered by that law.
  • The Werewolf mask appears outside and inside the garage, with no time for anyone of the gang to have moved it.
  • It's implied the thirteen episodes of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo happened over one summer, when it went as far as winter.
  • Velma asks Daphne if the red van is also called the Mystery Machine, which she denies, but won't reveal its real name she has apparently given it. In reality, it was called the Mystery Machine in the episode Coast-to-Ghost.
  • Shaggy says the reason why him and Scooby are always afraid of fake monsters was because they've seen twelve real ones, but this wouldn't account for why they were afraid before that, evidenced by the keepsakes of past cases before The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
  • The gang seem to be going back to the original mall case at the beginning of the film, although it isn't elaborated on.
  • Weerd and Bogel were the only prominent characters from the original show who were never seen or mentioned throughout the movie.
  • It's unclear what really happened to the real Asmodeus, whether he could finally rest or just continued to roam the earth, especially since Velma admitted she made up the story of Asamad's redemption.
  • Velma's explanation of Himalayan hallucinations wouldn't explain the ghosts Shaggy, Daphne, and Scooby saw all over the world in the series, unless these hallucinations followed them. She also makes Vincent sound like a nutcase who's been on a lifelong quest of his own imagination.
    • The credits refer to Noshir Dalal as voicing Benny and Flim-Flam, when he was only voicing Flim-Flam. Benny was someone Flim-Flam was working for. The closed captions also refer to Flim-Flam as Benny.

Gallery

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References

External links

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

  • Curse of the 13th Ghost discussion

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    • Niveithika1999 wrote:Remember Fred was whispering, "Velma! Velma! Velma!"? My brother Nitharson told me that the movie messed him ...
    • SimonTheThespian wrote:Niveithika1999 wrote:Remember Fred was whispering, "Velma! Velma! Velma!"? My brother Nitharson told me that ...
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    • I don't think there was any discernible timeline. It's just how many years you want to take it. But this will be closed now to make ...