Western Animation: Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon is a Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video film. It is the 19th installment of the Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video Film Series.Scooby-Doo and the gang have another mystery on their hands. But this time, they're helping out two of Scooby and Shaggy's greatest heroes: the Blue Falcon and his Dog Wonder, Dynomutt, as they face the threat of the villainous Mr. Hyde.
- Adaptational Badass: What the newer edgier Blue Falcon film is meant to be for the franchise, in universe.
- Advertised Extra: Despite Blue Falcon being seen on the film cover, being on equal footing with the rest of the cast (or Shaggy and Scooby at least), the man who played Blue Falcon is only in a small handful of scenes. Justified in that he's mostly there trying to prove his worth of being the original Blue Falcon and because he was tricked into being the bad guy in order to gain recognition.
- Affectionate Parody: To a bunch of old Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but most notably Blue Falcon - which is now even more of an Affectionate Parody of Batman. Heavy on the "affectionate" part - the movie is very devoted to the older things it's presenting (at one point, Shaggy even makes an impassioned speech about this).
- Alternate Continuity / Mythology Gag: While the past Scooby-Doo productions have BF as an honest, no-foolin' super-hero in reality, this is the first in which he's depicted as a fictional comics, television, and film character. (One wonders what Scooby and Shaggy made of the episodes of the old show where they guest-starred.)
- While it may seem odd, it's actually far from the first time a fellow Hanna Barbera cartoon is presented as fiction but then cross overed for real. Since it's happened at least three times to Scooby alone before this movie.
- Arch-Enemy: Naturally, Mr. Hyde is one of Blue Falcon and Dynomutt's greatest foes.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Mr. Hyde
- Batman Gambit: The whole plot is a highly elaborate plan to divert attention away from the convention, then divert traffic so that Jack Rabble can steal the contents of an armored car holding millions of dollars. It hinges entirely on certain people reacting to the Mr. Hyde scheme in very specific ways.
- The Cameo: The Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, obviously. Also, Wulfric and Bram from two previous films are slated to appear.
- Casting Gag: Brad Adams (star of the Darker and Edgier Blue Falcon) is voiced by Diedrich Bader, previously a Lighter and Softer Batman.
- Celebrity Paradox: The old Hanna-Barbera shows were all actual television shows in the Scooby-Doo universe in this movie... but not Scooby-Doo itself, which crossed over into a few of them.
- Crossover: Between Scooby-Doo and Dynomutt Dog Wonder, obviously.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The Big Bad is a robotics expert capable of creating highly effective robots, including a Humongous Mecha...and his plot is to steal several million dollars.
- Fanservice Costumes: Daphne's outfit that she uses to sneak back into the convention definitely qualifies, especially from behind. Austin's mom also does not disappoint.
- Fanservice Extra: The people in swimsuits at the party the gang investigates.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Mr. Hyde
- Hartman Hips: Daphne as usual. Also Jennifer Severin.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Sadly, Mr. Garrison was swindled out of the rights to the Blue Falcon and was not even allowed to wear the character's costume for years.
- Humiliation Conga: Shaggy and Scooby must endure this after doing nothing wrong; all they really did was panic on live TV.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Owen Garrison and, as it turns out, Brad Adams.
- Large Ham: Owen Garrison, probably as a nod to his inspiration, Adam West.
- Lawful Stupid: The guards at the comic convention.
- Legacy Character: The new Darker and Edgier versions of the Blue Falcon and Dynomutt become this in the sequel of their movie.
- Mythology Gag: The very first Dynomutt episode was a crossover with Scooby-Doo that featured Mr. Hyde as the villain. Hyde's actions also reflect the original episode plots, which is acknowledged In-Universe.
- The title sequence features the Black Knight, the Miner 49er, the Space Kook, Redbeard's Ghost, the Ghost Clown from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, and Joker's and Penguin's Troll and Dryad costumed monsters chasing the gang before Scooby and friends are saved by Blue Falcon, Dynomutt, Space Ghost, Zandor, Mighty Mightor and Frankenstein Jr.
- Owen Garrison is named after Gary Owens, the original voice of the Blue Falcon.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Owen Garrison is clearly made to be Adam West, complete with Jeff Bennett doing an impersonation of West. Also, Garrison's characterization echoes Simon "The Gray Ghost" Trent from the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Beware The Gray Ghost."
- One-Winged Angel: Mr. Hyde grows into a giant at the climax. Subverted in that it's actually a remote-controlled Humongous Mecha.
- Police Are Useless: Again, the comic-con guards.
- Race Lift: Not an actual race per se, but Daphne is very pale compared to her appearances in the other DTV movies such as "Camp Scare".
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Mr. Hyde, along with the Hideous Hyde Hound.
- Red Herring: All of the people the Gang suspected to be Mr. Hyde turn out to be red herrings, including Owen Garrison, whom everyone suspected the most.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax
- To Batman. If the Blue Falcon himself already wasn't enough for you, look at the picture. There are bats on the cover.
- The comic convention features banners of all sorts of Hanna-Barbera characters, like El Dorado and The Impossibles. The costume contest has a bunch of people cosplaying as characters as well, from Speed Buggy to Thundarr to The Flintstones: the entire movie plays out like a giant love letter to the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
- The head security guard is even a dead ringer for Paul Lynde who did several HB characters like Claude Pertwee from 1970's Where's Huddles?.
- The Kid who takes the last video is designed to look like DD from Clue Club
- At some point Scooby-Doo throws out his Dynomutt suit to the trash as in "Spider-Man no more" of ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #50 (July 1967).
- Take That:
"When the studio asked me to put the Blue Falcon on the big screen, I had just one question: Instead of a story, can I just blow things up? And they said yes!" (raucous applause)
- The producer of the Darker and Edgier Blue Falcon movie, creator of the in-universe Transmollifiers series, who loves putting "Revenge" in the titles of her movies, is a clear shot at Michael Bay.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In-Universe. The Scooby Gang is attending a Comic-Con-type convention where a fictional Blue Falcon and Dynomutt are being reintroduced as Darker and Edgier. Shaggy and Scooby aren't pleased about it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Throughout the film, Shaggy steps up to defend his idol Owen Garrison, he even used actual deduction skills while trying to solve the mystery.
- Scooby-Doo is also portrayed as braver than usual.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Austin.
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