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October 24, 2008
Who Can Forget TVs "Greatest American Dog"?
TV Guide Magazine names television’s top canines in its Oct. 27 issue. Presley, who won the CBS competition series “Greatest American Dog” last month, did not make the top 10. TV Guide’s top dogs are:

No. 10 — Paul Anka (Lorelai’s bearded collie on “Gilmore Girls”)
No. 9 — Scooby-Doo (Shaggy’s Great Dane on “Scooby Doo, Where Are You”)
No. 8 — Tinkerbell Hilton (Paris Hilton’s chihuahua on “The Simple Life”)
No. 7 — Elizabeth Taylor (Charlotte’s King Charles Spaniel on “Sex and the City”)
No. 6 — Vincent (Walt’s yellow Lab on “Lost”)
No. 5 — Doc (Meredith and Derek’s terrier mix on “Grey’s Anatomy”)
No. 4 — Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (puppet on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”)
No. 3 — Eddie (Martin Crane’s Jack Russell terrier on “Frasier”)
No. 2 — Lassie (Timmy’s collie on “Lassie”)
No. 1 — Snoopy (Charlie Brown’s beagle on “Peanuts” TV specials)

September 11, 2008
Verizon Adds Scooby-Doo Channel
Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing Warner Bros. content to mobile users via two new channels on its V CAST Video service. The DC Comics Channel will offer motion comics and animated features starring such iconic superheroes as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The Scooby-Doo and Friends channel will feature classic cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, including Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones.

Subscribers of the DC Comics Channel will be able to view the hit Batman: Mad Love Motion Comic, DC Universe animated movies including Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman Doomsday and Justice League: The New Frontier, and clips from Warner Bros. Pictures releases such as The Dark Knight, Superman Returns and Batman Begins.

The Scooby-Doo & Friends Channel will also offer Verizon Wireless customers clips from such classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons as The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry and Yogi Bear. The shows are refreshed weekly and offer hours of viewing.

Verizon Wireless customers downloaded more than 71 million video clips and songs from the company's V CAST Video and Music services. The DC Comics Channel can be found in the Hollywood section, while Scooby-Doo & Friends can be found in the Kids section of V CAST Video. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, go to www.verizonwireless.com.
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August 3, 2008
New gang lined up for "Scooby-Doo" TV movie
A third "Scooby-Doo" movie will begin production Monday in Vancouver, but will bypass theaters and feature a cast of unknown actors.

"Scooby-Doo: In the Beginning," a live-action/computer-animated film, will debut on Cartoon Network in fall 2009 when it also will be released on DVD.

As a prequel to the 2002 and 2004 "Scooby-Doo" movies, it finds the Mystery gang uniting for the first time to solve the haunting of their high school.

The original quartet of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini has been replaced, respectively, by Rob Amell ("Life With Derek") as Freddy, newcomers Kaitlyn Melton as Daphne, Nick Palatas as Shaggy and Hayley Alcroft as Velma. The computer-generated Scooby-Doo will be voiced by Frank Welker, a longtime voice actor on the animated "Scooby-Doo" series. Brian Levant ("Are We There Yet?") will direct.

July 22, 2008
Scooby Doo 3's Velma and Fred cast!
Robbie Amell and Hayley Alcroft have joined the cast of Scooby Doo 3, shooting next month in Vancouver under the directon of Brian Levant. Amell, best known for his role as Max on TVs Life with Derek, plays Fred in the prequel movie. The Canadian-based actor appeared in last year's American Pie : Beta House and before that, Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Talented newcomer Alcroft, who appeared in Unfabulous (2004) with Emma Roberts, plays Velma in the movie. The duo join Nick Palatas (Shaggy) and Kate Melton (Daphne) for the flick.

July 3, 2008
Boomerang's "Dog Days of Summer"
Cartoon Network's sister-network Boomerang, the home to many Hanna-Barbera animation as well as more recently produced cartoons that once called CN proper their abode, has announced their plan to pay tribute to the dogs of television animation throughout the month of July 2008. Promoted as the Boomerang network's "Dog Days of Summer" event, the extended cable channel is gearing up to feature one of the oodles of poodles that have graced the small screen each Saturday and Sunday afternoon, kicking off this coming Saturday, July 5th.

Boomerang is looking to highlight the exploits of top canines ranging from the indomitable Scooby-Doo (Scooby Doo Where Are You?), to the rather evil Muttley (Wacky Races), to the smooth-talking Huckleberry Hound (The Huckleberry Hound Show), to the more saccharine Dino (The Flintstones). "We've always believed our dog stars deserved a day in the sun," Rico Hill, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network, recently commented. "Mid-summer in the heat of July seemed the perfect time to take these boys 'out for a walk' so to speak so that their many fans could enjoy them."

Each of the spotlights on these memorable mutts will air form 4:00pm through to 5:30pm (ET) on Saturdays and Sundays of July. The "Dog Days of Summer" at Boomerang will include the schedule as follows:

Saturday, July 5th: Scooby-Doo
A cowardly great Dane, Scooby-Doo, and his four teenage partners-Freddy, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy-tour the country in their "Mystery Machine" van in search of the supernatural. Episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? to include "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake" and "The Warlock of Wimbledon."

Sunday, July 6th: Scrappy-Doo
The mystery-solving great Dane, Scooby-Doo, and pals Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma return to the trail of mystery, this time featuring a new addition-Scooby's overly zealous little nephew, Scrappy-Doo, who instigates all the trouble for the gang. Episodes of Scooby and Scrappy Doo to include "The Scarab Lives!," "Strange Encounters of A Scooby Kind" and "The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld."

Go to animationinsider.com for the complete schedule.
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