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    Now keep in mind, I posted this in here, NOT the Hanna-Barbera forum, because Warner Bros. made this show, not H-B. It's almost akin to posting about Cool Cat in the Hanna-Barbera forum!

    And now for the main reason of this post. In these recent years of Sam Register running ship at old Termite Terrace, "The Looney Tunes Show" isn't the ONLY modern-day remake/revival of an older animated property. Even though it predates "The Looney Tunes Show" by a year, Register and Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone also developed "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated."

    This show actually has quite a few similarities to "The Looney Tunes Show," including updated technologies, character personality changes (though it's not as bad as they did to Fred on "What's New Scooby-Doo," or even Daffy and Lola on "The Looney Tunes Show"), character redesigns (though the Scooby gang's new designs are somewhat more in tune with the Flintstone redesigns utilized on "The Flintstones on the Rocks"), sparse use of vintage cartoon sound effects, and occasional parodying/referencing the old conventions.
    BUT, "Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated" has some more differences too. It has a lot more background music than "The Looney Tune Show" does, the animation is done by Lotto Animation, DongWoo Animation Co Ltd. and Saerom Animation (instead of more superior companies like Rough Draft Korea, Toon City Animation and Yearim Productions Co. Ltd), and it is also much darker, violent and scarier than the previous Scooby-Doo shows.
    In fact, this series is more in tune with the 1998-2001 direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies that Warner Bros. Animation produced, the ones where the monsters were real, but in this one, in most cases they have gone back to fake monsters, yet those are just the usual monster-of-the-week mysteries to back up a recurring mystery throughout the series about the OLD Mystery Incorporated group and a mysterious "Mr. E." In addition, compared to the previous villains that simply wanted to "scare everybody away," these new villains are much more dangerous, sometimes even deadly, than the old ones. I have seen a few instances where the villain tries to KILL the gang (such as in "Escape from Mystery Manor"), or commit some other violent or destructive deed that could harm people. The show also features more (stereo)typical action/fight sequences, such as a Thunderous Confrontation with the monster on the rooftop of an old building (as seen in "The Shrieking Madness"), or a fight on board a runaway train that I am sure railfans would not like the outcome of (as seen in "The Wild Brood." Do the people at Warner Bros. Animation now hate trains? First, there's a massive derailment in the "Justice League" episode "Metamorphosis," they crash one with me in it in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," and now this.)

    Overall, I find this Scooby-Doo series rather interesting and surprisingly shocking. It was NOT what I expected it to be, and for once Warner Bros. made a rather decent Scooby-Doo series (after the disasters known as "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" and "Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue," the latter being the "Loonatics Unleashed" of the franchise!)

    Any opinions/comments?

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