Trivia / Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

  • Acting for Two:
    • Mark Hamill not only voices Snakebite Scruggs, but also Shaggy and Scooby's airport supervisor, the ghosts of Morgan Moonscar and the Confederate general, and a plantation worker.
    • In the Mexican Spanish dub, Scooby-Doo and Jacques are both voiced by Francisco Colmenero, and Ricardo Tejedo voices Fred Jones and Snakebite Scruggs.
    • Frank Welker not only voices Fred but also Simone's cats, Snakebite's pet pig Mojo, and multiple zombies.
  • Bad Export for You: The film originally received a 12 rating in the UK. It had to be cut down by about 3 minutes to get a PG.
  • Career Resurrection: This was the movie that managed to revive interest in the Scooby-Doo franchise after a period of no new material, leading to a long-running series of Direct-to-Video movies that is still going to this day.
  • Casting Gag: Possibly the casting of Adrienne Barbeau (Catwoman from Batman: The Animated Series) as Simone Lenoir and Jim Cummings (Fat Cat from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers) as Jacques.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Adrienne Barbeau provides the voice of Simone. She later branched out and did more voice acting in the years after this.
  • In Memoriam: To Don Messick, the original voice actor for Scooby-Doo who had passed away the previous year, just before recording began.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The two Skycycle songs were never properly released (a hokey synthesized version appeared on the soundtrack for Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost). The only "clean" versions that exist are played during the end credits.
  • The Original Darrin: After being voiced by Carl Steven in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Frank Welker returned to voicing Fred for this film, and continues to do so to this day.
  • The Other Darrin:
  • The Other Marty: Heather North was supposed to reprise her long-running role of Daphne, but during recording, she was replaced with Mary Kay Bergman after producers decided they wanted a fresher take on the role. North would still later voice Daphne two more times, in Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico.
  • Playing Against Type: Tara Strong usually voices Genki Girls or Keet boys. Even though Lena is probably the least evil of the three villains, it's easily the most evil role Tara has ever voiced.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Casey Kasem refused to return to voice Shaggy unless the character became vegetarian like him. As Shaggy eats crawfish in the film, he is now voiced by Billy West.
  • Role Reprisal: Frank Welker reprises the role of Fred, making him the only actor from the original series to return. BJ Ward also returns as Velma after previously voicing the character in a crossover episode of Johnny Bravo the previous year. Heather North was also supposed to reprise her role of Daphne after also reprising the role in the Johnny Bravo episode, but was replaced during production.
  • Recycled Script: The concept was originally a unfinished SWAT Kats episode, "The Curse of Kataluna" (which would've involved a Succubus). Suddenly, the Darker and Edgier tone (and all the cat-related motifs) makes a lot more sense. (Parts of it were also recycled by the writer, Glenn Leopold, for the season two episode "Eclipse" for Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures.)
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Shaggy and Scooby would not have gotten away with their airport antics (especially Scooby constantly sniffing and barking at baggages) in a post-9/11 world. The camera is also very late 90s, and the gang losing it to quicksand means that they have no footage at all for Daphne's show; these days everything would be digital and backed up on computers and hard-drives easily after each filming day - as opposed to having to get the tapes processed back then. Also Simone and Lena's scheme to trap people on the island would be harder to pull off when most people would have smart phones these days and could call for help.
  • What Could Have Been: Tara Strong says that she and the other voice actors were originally going to speak in Cajun accents. She herself says she found the accent very difficult and Jim Cummings, who is Cajun himself, said they didn't sound authentic, so they just went with typical Louisiana accents.


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