BURBANK, CA (August 1, 2011) — What’s creepier than a dinosaur? A ghostly dinosaur! Just ask Scooby-Doo and his pals after they encounter a Phantosaur, one of the creepiest creatures ever, in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, the all-new, must-have, original movie from Warner Home Video (WHV). Viewers will want to join in the high-jinks and fun with the lovable Great Dane and the Scooby-Doo gang as they investigate a strange haunting that’s plaguing a group of paleontologists searching for ancient fossils. Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be available in stores September 6, 2011 and will retail for $19.98 SRP and Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo for $24.98 SRP.
What begins as a relaxing spa getaway for Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, somehow takes a very strange turn when the gang uncovers a frightening Phantosaur, a ghostly dinosaur that’s come to life to protect hidden treasures buried in secret desert caves. The Phantosaur appears to be on a mission to keep a group of paleontologists from digging for fossils. The gang sets out to investigate the prehistoric haunting and in the process, uncover all sorts of colorful suspects including a free-wheeling motorcycle gang, greedy corporate investors and over-zealous scientists. Will it be prehistoric panic or will our teenage sleuths put all the pieces together and solve this strange mystery?
“Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur offers a perfect blend of mystery and fun designed to entertain both kids and adults,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WHV Executive Marketing Director of Family & Animation Franchise. She added, “Our goal is to create an engaging series of animated films featuring Scooby-Doo and the gang. This is one of the best-loved cartoons in pop culture history and we know that fans eagerly await each new installment. It’s important for us to us to keep Scooby-Doo’s legacy alive by continuing to bring consumers exciting new films such as this.”