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There's No Creature Like Snow Creature is the first episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?

Premise

The amateur sleuths travel to a mountain resort for some skiing and to watch a snowboarding competition. They end up investigating rumors of a snow creature that is attacking the participants. When Velma catches a cold and Fred breaks his leg, it's up to Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby to solve the mystery.

Synopsis

When snowboarding athlete Chris Klug decides to take a last run down the slopes at a mountain resort, he is attacked by a snow creature. While he managed to escape the creature's grasp, he ran into a tree and was injured.

Scooby and the gang arrive at the mountain resort where the Wilkinson Snowboarding Open is being held. There they learn that Chris Klug was recently injured under mysterious circumstances.

They ask Chris himself, who told them about his encounter with the creature. Afterwards, they met Avalanche Anderson, who used to make snowboard movies and is one of Fred's childhood heroes.

Later that night, they overheard Nancy Chang the news reporter, who's talking on the phone. She seems desperate for more ratings, but has a hard time on the phone because of bad reception. They next spotted a mysterious man, heading for an abandoned ski jump, and decided to follow him.

They come face-to-face with the creature while investigating. Fred breaks his leg trying leading the monster away from his friend.

Fortunately, the trail manager Theodore Shushman, found him, and brings him back to the lodge.

While Fred is bedridden, the remaining gang members continue to investigate. They decided to check out Theodore's cabin, and learned that was a ski champion, until he collided with a snowboarder. They found Avalanche in the snow, claiming that he was attacked by the creature, and broke his leg.

With the creature's interest in professional snowboarders, Shaggy was entered into the contest as a decoy. In the meantime, Velma caught a cold. This left Daphne to go on her own to find clues in an abandoned ski jump, and found a strange device inside. Before she could figure out what it is, the creature attacks her again.

After she escapes back to the lodge, Fred manages to come up with a plan to capture the creature using Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as live bait. A chase ensues that leads to the duo and the creature flying off the ski jump. The creature shattered to pieces at the bottom. Upon further examination, the creature was determined to been made completely of transparent lucite (including the moving parts). It was also being controlled by a mystery sneak from the top of the ski jump. Before the culprit managed to escape, an avalanche caused by Velma's sneeze brought him down to the gang.

The culprit was revealed to be Avalanche Anderson. With his experience in the special effects world, Avalanche created the creature and controlled him using virtual reality technology. Avalanche wanted to regain his fame of being a pro snowboarder by getting rid of the competition.

While observing other snowboarders, Shaggy is told by Chris that he is still officially part of the contest. Shaggy said that nothing would get him to participate. That's when Scooby (wearing the head of the Snow Creature) appears behind a snow pile. As Shaggy tries to escape, Scooby jumps onto his back and the duo tumble down a slope to the finish line. Even though Shaggy won the competition, the million dollar prize was no longer available. Scooby and Shaggy laughed it off with the latter saying, "Easy come, easy go!"

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Nancy Chang's cameraman (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Elle (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Desk clerk (only time mentioned)
  • Doctor (only appearance)
  • Morty (mentioned)
  • Skier (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Snowboarder (only appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Bruce Wilkinson His business was going under so he couldn't pay the million dollars.
Nancy Chang Would do anything for ratings.
Theodore Schussman His career as a skier was ruined after an accident with a snowboarder.
Gretchen Mueller To win the snowboarding competition.
The mystery sneak Suspicious activity at the ski jump gate. He hid his face under a ski mask.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Avalanche Anderson as the mystery sneak operating the Snow Creature robot To win the snowboarding competition to be famous again.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Doctor
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Gretchen Mueller
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Tom Kenny NATLAS
Theodore Schussman
Kevin Michael Richardson Bruce Wilkinson
Brian Unger Avalanche Anderson
Lauren Tom Nancy Chang
Chris Klug Himself

Songs

Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"It's a Rad, Rad World" Written by Gigi Meroni and Rich Dickerson Sebastian Robertson N/A

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits


Closing credits


  • Producer: Ed Scharlach
  • Series Story Editors: George Doty IV, Jim Krieg, Ed Scharlach
  • Series Directors: Russell Calabrese, Tim Maltby, Tom Mazzocco, Swinton Scott, Joe Sichta
  • Music By: Gigi Meroni & Rich Dickerson
  • "What's New Scooby-Doo?" Theme
    • Written By: Rich Dickerson & Gigi Meroni
    • Performed By: Simple Plan
      • Courtesy of Lava Records
      • www.lavarecords.com
  • "It's A Rad Rad World"
    • Written By: Gigi Meroni & Rich Dickerson
    • Performed By: Sebastian Robertson
  • Casting & Voice Direction: Collette Sunderman
  • Starring the Voices Of: Mindy Cohn as Velma, Grey Delisle as Daphne, Tom Kenny as NATLAS, Kevin Michael Richardson as Bruce Wilkinson, Lauren Tom as Nancy Chang, Brian Unger as Avalanche Anderson, and Chris Klug as Himself
  • Based Upon Characters Created By Hanna-Barbera Productions
  • Main Title Design: Sandra Frame, James Fujii, Scott Jeralds, Chris Rutkowski, Chuck Sheetz
  • Main Title Animation: Lotto Animation
  • Creative Consultant: Iwao Takamoto
  • Storyboard: Jerry Eisenberg, Sebastian Montes, John Nevarrez
  • Animation Timing Directors: Mark Bykov, Herb Moore, Brenda Piluso
  • Character Design: Scott Awley, Scott Jeralds
  • BG Paint: Shahen Jordan, Tristin Roesch-Cole
  • Prop Design: Mark Bachand
  • BG Design: Edgar Carlos, Robert Harand, Bill Proctor
  • Assistant Production Managers: Vera Morales, AJ Vargas
  • Production Coordinators: Jessica Dalton, Judge Plummer
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Geno DuBois
  • Color Key: Linda Redondo
  • Mark-Up/Painters: Kim Bowen, Eric Nordberg, Bill Ohanesian
  • Animation Checking: Jan Browning, Susan Burke, Eleanor Dahlen, Chuck Gefre, Karl Jacobs, Chuck Martin, Kathleen O'Mara
  • Director of Post Production: Tim Iverson
  • Post Production Supervisor: Bonnie Buckner
  • Post Production Coordinator: Michael Miscio
  • Film Editor: Susan Edmunson
  • Director of Technical Operations: Bradford H. Keatts
  • Assistant Production Manager of Technical Operations: John Voralik
  • Supervising Online Editor: Bradford H. Keatts
  • Online editor: Tony Tedford
  • Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor: Mark A. Keatts
  • Supervising Recording Engineer: Edwin O. Collins
  • Recording Machine Operator: Jeff O. Collins
  • Recording Facility: Warner Bros. Animation
  • Dialogue/ADR Editors: Kelly Ann Foley, Kerry Iverson, Mark Keefer
  • Sound Reading: Carol Iverson, Fred Salinas, Denise Whitfield
  • Post Production Sound Services: Glenwwod Editorial, Inc.
  • Re-Recording Studio: Glenwood Place Studios
  • Sound Effects Supervisor: Glen Oyabe
  • Re-Recording Mixers: Brad Brock, Timothy Garrity
  • Engineer: Kennie Takahashi
  • Animation Services: Dong Woo Animation Co., LTD.
  • Supervising Director: Tae-Ho Han
  • Animators: Hang-Bum Cho, Ki-Sung Lee
  • Animation Director: Hyoung-Gyu Park
  • Layout Artists: Chang-Han Kim, Du-Yu Kim
  • Model Checker: Kyoung-Suk Yu
  • Assistant Animation: Kyoung-Suk Heo, Seung-Woo Lee
  • Final Checker: Young-Ra Cho
  • Color Stylist: Mi-Hyun An
  • Background Director: Sang-Ro Yun
  • Paint: Hyun-Hee Kim, Ok-Ja Yu
  • Camera: Kwang-Ok Kim
  • Production Administrators: Tammy Davis, Michael Diaz, Marci Gray, Laura Marquez, Jacqueline Olsommer, Mary Parkinson, Amy E. Wagner
  • Casting Administrator: Liz Carroll
  • Production Accounting: Athena Christianakis, Luis Guzman, Rose Mesa, Maria Womack
  • Business and Legal Affairs: Debi Dean, Michael Lalla, Bonnie Negrete, Peter Steckelman
  • Production Supervision: Toshi Hiruma, Howard Schwartz
  • Development and Creative Supervision: Christopher Keenan, Linda Steiner
  • Production Management: Andy Lewis
  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera, Sander Schwartz
  • Special Thanks to Joe Ruby & Ken Spears
  • In Memory Of: Bob Onorato
  • Warner Bros. Animation
  • This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized, duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.
  • Dolby Surround
  • ©2002 Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.
  • All Rights Reserved
  • Country of first publication United States of America
  • Warner Bros. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article (15)2 of the Berne Convention and all national laws given effect thereto.
  • Warner Bros. Animation
  • www.warnerbros.com

Continuity

Notes/trivia

Miscellaneous

Cultural references

  • The title plays off the Broadway song "There's No Business Like Show Business" from Annie Get Your Gun.
  • The scene where Fred is in a wheelchair, holding binoculars and a phone, telling Daphne to get out of there, is a parody of an iconic scene in the movie Rear Window starring James Stewart and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • In one scene, Nancy Chang asks "Can you hear me now?" while on her phone. The catchphrase from the Verizon Wireless commercials, featuring actor Paul Marcarelli who says it.
  • There are two references to Frosty the Snowman throughout the episode twice mentioned by Shaggy. When Shaggy sees the Snow Creature, he says that it’s not a ‘Jolly Happy Soul” and later taunts the monster saying he has his ‘corncob pipe and button nose.’
  • Fred at one point refers to the creature as Snow Miser, a character from the Christmas TV special The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974).

Adaptations

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Chris Klug lands after his first flip, his entire face is missing.
  • The Mystery Machine is empty when it cuts Nancy Chang off from asking her question to Bruce Wilkinson, and continues to be when Fred thinks he's watching a van that "looks" like the Mystery Machine on its own TV screen.
  • When the Mystery Machine makes a perfect parking, its windows are shiny so it's impossible to see inside. The windows of the cars on either side of the van are also shiny as well.
  • Elle only gets a couple of inches away from the right hand side of the screen and her snowboard and notepad already disappear, making it look like they've been cut in half.
  • When Shaggy wonders who's been controlling the Snow Creature robot, the lower half of his jacket is brown.
  • When Velma says about watching all those snowboarding movies got her thinking that Avalanche Anderson must have connections in Hollywood, her left foot is hovering over the chair the latter is tied to, instead of on the ground.
  • After returning to the lounge because Fred received an injury, there is a shot of Velma and Daphne from their backs next to Shaggy and Fred. When Velma passes Daphne, Daphne's foot pops into the foreground over the bed.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Apparently an exception to the gang sharing a hotel room was made in this episode. Probably because they have separate bedrooms. Specifically, there's only one bedroom, another bed seems to be in the main room.
  • Daphne implies there was foul play in Theodore Schussman's accident, referring to his collider as a "so-called" snowboarder, when she read nothing else to support this.
    • It seems she may have been reading how it was written, which makes it the newspaper implying foul play for some reason.
  • It must have been a prestigious competition if it still went ahead with no sponsors, and with the expected million dollar prize money having been removed.
  • In the end, no film crews or audience are visible at the competition.
  • The abrupt conclusion of Shaggy winning may be funnier, but not at all believable.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French L'abominable monstre des neiges The Abominable Snow Monster
Greek Περιπέτεια στο Χιονοδρομικό Κέντρο Adventure in the Snow Center
Norwegian Snøuhyret The Snow Monster
Polish Pora na śnieżnego stwora Time for the Snow Creature
Romanian Nimic nu se comparā cu fiara zāpezii Nothing Compares to the Beast of the Snow
Spanish (Latin America) El Abominable Hombre de las Nieves The Abominable Snowman

Home media

Quotes

Nancy Chang: And how will these high-profile games be affected by the loss of Olympic bronze medalist, Chris Klug, under mysterious circumstances?
Bruce Wilkinson: Nancy, I'm sure with a million dollars at stake, the other competitors will be hungry for victory.
Fred: Chris Klug injured?
Velma: Mysterious circumstances?
Daphne: One million dollars?
Shaggy: Hungry?


Shaggy: But we, like, saw him wounded by the creature, didn't we?
Velma: No. We saw him lying in the snow. He told us he was attacked. Avalanche was about to make a miraculous recovery.
Chris Klug: But, Avalanche, why?
Avalanche Anderson: I used to be the best in the world. I wanted that back, and the only thing standing in my way was you! (to the gang) If it weren't for you interloping adolescents
Velma: —That's "meddling kids"!
Avalanche Anderson: —And that gluttonous mutt, I'd be famous again!
Fred: Oh, you'll be famous, all right — with both the authorities and the National Snowboarding Commission.

References

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