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Andrew Woods says: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 13:14 The makers …

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Andrew Woods says:
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 13:14

The makers of Scooby Doo were threatening to scrap the programme due to falling ratings in the USA. School kids all over UK petiitoned against this and eventually won.


Unfortunately, the most recent versions of SD are very poor. They do it by computer animation now, and Scooby has something approaching a normal voice – plue he speaks just about as much as everyone else. Not good.

Even worse – Wile E Coyote and Road Runner are also now computer animated. All charm has been bypassed.

And Thomas the Tank Engine is too. Gone are all the little models, and interchangeable single-expression faces on the engines. And the traditional Scouse accent is only faintly discernible in the narrator, with all the engines having different, mostly SE England voices of their own now.

Very poor all round.

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