What with the recent release of HBO’s Velma, it goes without saying that embittered Scooby-Doo fans have a real grievance with how Warner Bros. are distributing the rights to Scooby-Doo‘s characters. Scooby-Doo is owned by Hanna-Barbera, which is a WarnerMedia company, therefore it’s Warner Bros. that has the go-ahead for all potential projects surrounding the franchise. That’s rather ironic, considering Scooby-Doo fans have been crying out for content in recent years that goes against everything that Velma stands for.
Either Warner Bros. has been living under a rock for the last 20 years or there’s no consideration for the majority vote at all. Whichever reason it might be, the biggest mystery that remains unsolved — even by the combined efforts of Mystery Inc. — is why Warner Bros. can’t deliver on some simple requests. In short, Scooby-Doo fans haven’t been getting what they want since 2004, when Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed premiered. Although the sequel wasn’t as commercially successful as 2002’s Scooby-Doo, it’s held a dear place in the hearts of many and continues to gain a cult following even a whole decade later.