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LEGO Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood is the first Scooby movie to be done entirely in Lego style animation, starting the Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video LEGO Film Series. The movie involves the gang winning the chance to check out Brickton Studios, an old Hollywood movie studio. It's there that they encounter three ghosts (a mummy, a zombie, and a Headless Horseman) that threaten to shut down the studio. Now the gang has to investigate and make a movie in order to save the studio.

LEGO Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood provides examples of:

  • Adam Westing: The Elvira-like Drella Diabolique is voiced by Elvira herself.
  • Alternate Continuity: This film being set in its own canon seems to be the case. The minor villain at the beginning is Verona Dempsey, the gang lives in Crystal Covenote , and Daphne's personality is similar to her Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! incarnation.
  • Art Shift: The first movie to be done in Lego style animation.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Shaggy and Drella, who both start their first scene reading their lines in a monotone, and Daphne, who spends her time as an extra staring blankly right down the camera.
  • Bad Boss: Fred's stint as a film director has him become one, promising Shaggy and Scooby that he would never put them in real danger because they're his friends but also having them perform all of the dangerous stunt work with only one helmet for protection. Velma eventually tells him that he's a brilliant director, but only when it comes to traps.
  • Continuity Nod: The gang find a movie set of Grimsley Manor and Velma remarks that they know there aren't any zombies there because they've been to Grimsley Manor on one of their previous cases. This is a callback to the TV special Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Aside from Velma, as per the norm for modern Scooby-Doo productions, Drella also unleashes the snark at every available opportunity, which is no surprise given her voice actor.
  • Denser and Wackier: Considering the animation, it's no surprise that this is one of the sillier installments of the franchise.
  • Easily Forgiven: Unlike Atticus, who was maliciously trying to lower property value and gets arrested, Brickton tells the police to forgive Junior because he never purposely caused any damage and was motivated by walking in his father's footsteps.
  • Expy:
    • The late, classic horror film star, Boris Carnac, is this of Boris Karloff.
    • Miss Diabolique, the gothic actress mainly known for a show where she adds funny commentary to classic horror movies, is this to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
  • Found Footage Films: In-Universe, the studio is saved when the gang decides to repurpose security camera footage of the ghost attacks into this kind of film and it's incredibly successful.
  • Gambit Pileup: It turns out that the three monsters have conflicting motivations. The Headless Horseman is the businessman Atticus Fink, who wanted the studio to shut down so he could buy it for a song and turn it into a parking lot, while the other two are the same guy, "Junior" AKA Boris Carnac Jr., who was aghast at the studio filming romantic comedies to make ends meet and wanted it to return to making monster movies like in his father's time.
  • Heroism Incentive: Shaggy and Scooby's arc in this movie is about the two giving up Scooby Snacks in order to avoid being used as monster bait. Naturally, they go back to eating them in the end, since they ended up as bait regardless.
  • Improbable Hairstyle Sequence: Drella goes through one with Scooby as the stylist while getting ready to film the movie, which is more plausible than most examples as they're LEGO minifigures, so he just swaps out her hair piece.
  • Karloff Kopy: Deceased horror actor Boris Carnac is obviously named for iconic horror actor Boris Karloff, though he also has elements from Lon Chaney Sr. in his nickname being "The Man of 999 Faces" (a play on Chaney's nickname as "The Man of a Thousand Faces") and having a son named Boris Carnac, Jr. in reference to Lon Chaney Jr.
  • Malt Shop: The gang visit one called "Walt's Malts", which kicks off the plot as Scooby and Shaggy's appetites scare off the contestants for an eating contest, meaning they win the grand prize trip by default.
  • Meaningful Name: Atticus Fink, the unpleasant and contemptible businessman, truly is a fink.
  • Shout-Out: Shaggy and Scooby's goofing off montage has the former try on a Batman costume.
  • Take That!: Brickton assigns Fred as the director of the movie after the original quits, with Fred being reluctant to take the role as he has no "artistic point of view or any original ideas". Brickton just assures him that means he's a natural.