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Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too 

Scooby and the gang help their professor in the anthropology department when a mummy seems to come to life.

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Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
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Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
Dr. Najib (voice)
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Mummy of Ankha (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
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Fred / Cat (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
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Emanuela Fallini ...
Daphne Blake
Rosalinda Galli ...
Velma Dinkley
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The gang has agreed to help their professor in the anthropology department. He introduces them to the 3000-year-old mummy of Anka; but a dour Arab named Dr. Najib warns them of a legend that says the mummy will come back to life and turn to stone anyone responsible for removing him from his tomb. The kids go to the malt shop for liverwurst-and-ice cream sandwiches; but when they return, they see a stone statue of their professor. The curse seems to have come true. Soon they're being chased by the mummy, who demands the rare coin that Shaggy had accidentally pocketed. But an ancient mummy is no match for Scooby Doo and the meddling teenage sleuths. Written by J. Spurlin

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29 November 1969 (USA)  »

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The Professor: This is the mummy of Anka, once the most feared ruler of Ancient Egypt.
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Spoofs The Mummy (1932) See more »

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One of the episodes that scared me the most as a child
18 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Egyptology has always interested me but also creeped me out, and "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too" does nothing to change my mind.

'Scooby Doo Where are You' is the first Scooby Doo incarnation, the one that started it all, and still holds up as the best one and one of Hanna-Barbera's greatest and most iconic achievements. For me, "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too" is up there with the best of the series.

It is definitely one of the scariest and one of the most atmospheric of the series, along with "A Clue for Scooby Doo", "Spooky Space Kook", "Bedlam in the Big Top" and "A Night of Fright is No Delight". The museum setting is every bit as creepy as the one for "What a Night for a Knight", and even more so is the Mummy, one of the best designed and freakiest monsters on the show along with The Ghost of Captain Cutler, Charlie the Robot, the Giggling Green Ghosts, Spooky Space Kook and the Ghost Clown.

Not just its apparent ability to turn people into stone, the way it moves and lumbers and the freaky design but especially the "Coin, Coin" moans that are up there with the Ghost of Captain Cutler's roar, 49er's moans, Spooky Space Kook's laugh, Charlie the Robot's robotic noise as he moves, anything with the Ghost Clown and the Creeper and the Giggling Green Ghosts' cackles in effectively inducing nightmares. It is diminished just a tad by me being able to correctly guess the identity of the perpetrator quite quickly, but there are definitely far more obvious and predictable reveals (especially those for "Decoy for a Dognapper" and "The Backstage Rage").

"Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too" is not all atmospheric and creepy though. It also contains some of the funniest jokes of the series, especially with Scooby like Shaggy believing that Scooby has turned to stone and with the vase, and the trap and reveal are among the series' cleverest and most creative. The mystery is full of energy and is never confusing or over-obvious, and the dialogue is vintage Scooby Doo.

Shaggy and Scooby never fail to bring a smile to my face, likewise with their ceaselessly charming chemistry, and Fred, Velma and Daphne are no less enjoyable either. As always, Don Messick, Casey Kasem and Frank Welker stand out of the voice acting, Messick and Kasem are without equal as Scooby and Shaggy and one cannot believe that it's been nearly 50 years and Welker's still voicing Fred with no signs of fatigue or inconsistency.

The animation is lively, atmospheric, lushly coloured and nicely drawn as always. The music adds to the impact the atmosphere creates, and it is very difficult to resist the classic theme song, along with the opening credits where it is so fun spotting and recognising the villains, that is one of the most iconic in animation.

Overall, one of the best of the series to me despite being one of the episodes that scared me the most as a child. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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