Kartoon Channel! Adds Five Scooby-Doo Animated Movies


Genius Brands International’s Kartoon Channel! is bringing five Scooby-Doo animated movies from Warner Bros. Entertainment to the channel to launch Friday Family Fun Films on March 5.

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy will kick-off Kartoon Channel!’s Friday Family Fun Films, to be followed by Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King (May), Scooby-Doo! on Zombie Island (July), Scooby-Doo! & the Legend of the Vampire (October) and Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery. Additionally, the channel will feature films from Genius Brands’ library, including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, a Rainbow Rangers special guest-starring Pierce Brosnan and more titles to be added weekly.

Andy Heyward, Genius Brands’ chairman and CEO, said: “Scooby-Doo is one of the most successful animated franchises of all time. It spans three generations of viewers and continues to be a blockbuster success today as strong as ever. It is a particular thrill for me to have Scooby join the Kartoon Channel! family. I began my career as a writer at Hanna-Barbera, and the first show I worked on was Scooby-Doo. The great Frank Welker played the voice of Freddie in the first shows back then, and later that of Scooby himself in these amazing films that will come to Kartoon Channel!. The KISS band members did their own voices in the Scooby-Doo! movie that they guest-starred in. They too are timeless, and today continue to have a huge devoted following.”

“We’re launching the Friday Family Fun Films event with one of the most beloved animated properties in the world, Scooby-Doo, bringing the hijinks, laughter, and yes, the unmasking of villains known to kids and families worldwide,” commented Jon Ollwerther, executive VP of business development and general manager of Kartoon Channel! at Genius Brands. “We will also be showcasing titles from our own catalog, such as Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, from the mind of one of the most creative geniuses of all time, and the animated adventure, Rainbow Rangers, featuring a special starring Pierce Brosnan. This is just the beginning for Kartoon Channel! as we bring new and exciting family-friendly features weekly to our lineup throughout the year!”