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Television fans will join some of their all-time-favorite cartoon characters as they trek across the globe and participate in a series of hilarious athletic events on Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1. The series, which is an animated spoof of both the Olympics and Battle of the Network Stars, features 45 Hanna-Barbera characters organized into three teams; The Scooby Doobies, The Yogi Yahooeys and the Really Rottens. The three teams are pitted against each other as they vie for a gold, silver or bronze medal prize. The original series first aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1978.
Featured episodes/sports events on this volume of Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics include:
The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan - Downhill Ski Contest, Ice Skating, Toboggan Race, Sumo Wrestling, One-Point Tennis and Baseball Batting Contest.
Acapulco and England - Cliff Diving, Underwater Relay, Speed Boat Race, Big Ben Tower Climb, Fox Hunt and Skateboard Polo.
The Sahara Desert and Scotland - Dune Buggy Race, Fill Up the Oasis Race, Loch Ness Photograph Race and Three Legged Kilt Race.
Florida and China - Swamp Buggy Race, Waterski Contest, Auto Track Race, Rickshaw Race, Ping Pong and Gymnastics.
DVD Special Feature:
Extra bonus episode "Smart House" from Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Season 1
The Scooby Doobies -- This team is made up of characters that are drawn mainly from 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoons and includes Scooby-Doo as team captain, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt, The Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Brenda, Dee Dee, Taffy, Speed Buggy, Tinker, Babu and Hong Kong Phooey.
The Yogi Yahooeys -- This team consists mainly of 1950s and 60s popular animal characters including Yogi Bear as team captain, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf and Yakky Doodle.
The Really Rottens - This team is comprised mainly of villainous characters and includes Mumbly, Dread Barron, The Dalton Brothers, The Creepleys, the Great Fondoo, Magic Rabbit, Daisy Mahem and Orful Octopus.
"We are delighted to offer Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics Vol. 1 to consumers. These episodes are filled with wonderful, memorable characters and loads of wacky adventures. It's classic cartoon entertainment at its best," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. He added, "Kids love watching competition, and with the Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics is a great way to teach kids about the significance of athletic competition and good sportsmanship."
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