Six Flags/Scooby Doo

Sunday, June 16, 2002 9:55 PM
Maybe its just me, but I just saw an advertisement for Six Flags discounts (with a Scooby soundtrack) that seemed to feature Millennium Force at the beginning of several rollercoaster shots. Can anybody confirm or deny this?
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 10:47 PM
maybe six flags is getting back at Cedar Fair for having pictures of Nitro on one of the Xcelerator T-Shirts. don't believe me, look at this: http://www.westcoaster.net/photo.php?img=060102/060102-kbf005-lrg.jpg
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 11:16 PM
It was most likely stock footage for the ad and the shirt The world may never know

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Monday, June 17, 2002 4:13 AM
That is hilarious.... I have a shirt from SFGAdv Coaster Celebration in 2001 that has the exact same layout, but says "Nitro" in the middle and has all Nitro pics on the left hand side. I think SF and KBF used the same graphic arts firm to design both t-shirts, and the layout artist took the easy way out thinking no one would know.
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Monday, June 17, 2002 5:43 AM
I have an old Carowinds Vortex shirt but the ride on it is actually Drachen Fire

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Monday, June 17, 2002 7:08 AM
I've been confused by the whole Doo thing to begin with.

The rides are at Paramount Parks, & the movie is disrtibuted by Warner Bros with the discounts & promos being for the Six Flags Parks.

Obviously, everybody owns a pice of Skooby Doo.

BTW, I didn't notice MF in the ad I saw running here.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 7:15 AM
Well see Hanna Barbara (Paramount) and Warner Bros (Six Flags) both have rights to Scooby Doo, so therefore they can both have Scooby Rides.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 7:18 AM
"everybody owns a pice of Skooby Doo"

ummm, yeah.

That's what's funny about it. Everybody does, I can't think of another property quite like that.

Are there Skooby rides actually at any SF park?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 7:40 AM
Actually Scooby-Doo and the Hanna-Barbera characters are owned by AOL Time Warner, the same company that owns Warner Bros. Studios who distribute the film and have the promotional tie in with Six Flags. Paramount garnered the rights a while ago, but now don't have rights to build new rides with Hanna-Barbera characters, which is why they are using Nickelodeon now, a division of parent company Viacom. This is why the new Scooby-Doo ride was added to SF St. Louis, because Six Flags has the rights to Hanna-Barbera.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 8:20 AM

Speedy said:
maybe six flags is getting back at Cedar Fair for having pictures of Nitro on one of the Xcelerator T-Shirts. don't believe me, look at this: http://www.westcoaster.net/photo.php?img=060102/060102-kbf005-lrg.jpg

This reminds me of seeing a SFStL shirt with The WOF's Oreint Express layout on it. Hmm Why do these things happen?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 8:49 AM
Not exactly true, PKId just gotten Scooby's Ghoster Coaster like 4 years ago and last year Carowinds got a Scooby Doo dark ride. And in 2003 PKI is supposed to get a Scooby Doo shott em up ride.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 4:26 PM

The coaster was very big, blue, Intamin box style, and on a peninsula-type land area. I don't know of any others it could be, but I stick with MF as my guess.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 5:27 PM

p_c_r said:

Are there Skooby rides actually at any SF park?



Um, there is Scooby Ghost Blasters at SFStL and SFFT that opened this year.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 5:28 PM
I've seen that advertisement at least 20 times today and nowhere were there any coasters other than SF coasters featured in the ad.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 3:12 AM

Hanna Barbera is still owned by Turner Entertainment, not Paramount, Warner Bros. or any others.

Paramount Parks (not Paramount Pictures - two different companies, with the same parent company) has leased rights to Hanna Barbera characters. This contract was bought pre-Paramount days, and has been consistantly renewed by Paramount.

Six Flags, has purchased similar rights, only, for Scooby Doo, no other HB characters (yet, anyway). I'm thinking this was done before Premier came along, at around the time AOL Time Warner was negotiating the rights to Scooby Doo for their set of live action films that are going to be released over the next few years (obviously, the first of a confirmed two, was released last week).

Generally speaking, the rights to characters are leased to many willing companies. Nickelodeon for instance is found in a variety of parks, Paramount, Universal and independent parks.

Think about it, if they leased the rights to only one party, then you wouldn't have many of the promotional campaigns at fast food stores, and the same characters appearing on T-shirts, and toys etc.

Yes, in rare cases, a company might lease exclusive rights to a character or set of characters, but not only is this much more costly, but it is also not economically viable in many cases. How often does a theme park chain loose money from someone choosing a Scooby Doo T-shirt over a day at a theme park to ride Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster? In fact, in many cases, these are complimentary products, one will encourage the consumer to purchase the other.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:34 AM

Just some information on Scooby Doo and how Hanna Barbera characters came to be at Paramount Parks. Taft Broadcasting (of Cincinnati) secured the rights to Hanna Barbera in the late `60`s. Taft then purchased Coney Island, with the thought that a theme park would be a great place to showcase their recent purchase. Well, after competition from Fess Parker to build an amusement park, Taft opted to open Kings Island, complete with The Happy Land of Hanna Barbera. As I understand it, when Taft sold all of its them parks, it also sold the rights to Hanna Barbera. So when Paramount Parks aquired the parks, they inherited the rights. Some where I heard that Paramount Parks have the rights through 2009. Shaggy might know more on this than I do. BTW, PKI installed Atom Ant Airways, Yogi`s Sky Tours and Scooby`s Ghoster Coaster back in 1998 when all of Hanna Barbera Land got a major paint job.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:42 AM

Turner, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros all fall under parent AOL-Time Warner. Any Hanna-Barbera cartoon now falls under the Warner Bros. Animation Dept. Ted Turner aquired HB Studios in 1991. In 1996 Turners holdings were merged into AOL-TW.

SFGAm has a Camp Cartoon Network kiddie area which features Scooby Doo, Jetsons, Yogi, and the Flintstones.

When TW sold off SF a 50 year lease was signed with Premier for rights to use certain Looney Tunes, HB Cartoons and DC Comics characters.

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