Sep 18, 2011

Scooby Doo
(B 553)


View-Master World presents scenes from the View-Master packet Scooby Doo in “That’s Snow Ghost,” (B 553) an episode from the second season of the Hanna-Barbera classic cartoon show, Scooby Doo, Where Are You?.  The episode is copyright 1970; the View-Master presentation is copyright 1972.
Packet Cover

Booklet Cover

From the 16-page booklet:

          As Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy drove up to Wolf’s End Lodge, the only ski resort in the area where they could get reservations, they expected a weekend of skiing and nothing more.  The proprietor told them to lock up all the doors and windows in their rooms.  “If you don’t,” he insisted, “the Snow Ghost will get you.”
          Later that night, the kids knew he had not been kidding.  They found ghost footprints in the snow outside the inn!
          This was the beginning of a whole series of exciting, sometimes comic misadventures for these four young people.  Before the weekend was over, they met an old Tibetan Lama, saw a ghost that could “fly,” and stumbled on a sawmill that had been used by a gang of international jewel thieves.


Scene 1-1

The kids arrived at the ski lodge in the “Mystery Machine”

From the 16-page booklet:

Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy had tried every ski resort in the area and found there was nothing but “No Vacancy” signs, until they drove up to the old, rundown lodge. It was a spooky-looking place which, Fred noted—hearing a wolf howling in the distance as he parked the Mystery Machine—was most appropriately named: Wolf’s End Lodge.


Scene 1-2

The proprietor, Mr. Greenway, greeted them

From the 16-page booklet:

Inside, they were greeted by a jovial, fat man, Mr. Greenway, the proprietor. He assured them that his inn had “all the comforts of home.”
“Sure, sure,” Shaggy agreed, as he looked about in dismay. “But whose home? Dracula's?”
A small, shifty-eyed man approached the desk and laid a suitcase on it. “Please excuse me for interrupting,” he said. “Would you kindly put this suitcase in a safe place, Mr. Greenway?”
“That,” Greenway explained, as he led the foursome to their rooms, “was Mr. Leech. He stays here quite often.” He turned to leave. “Oh, yes. Be sure to lock your windows and doors before you go to bed. If you don’t, the Snow Ghost will get you!”


Scene 1-5

Running outside, they found giant footprints in the snow

From the 16-page booklet:

Safely? No, not quite. You see, they found what appeared to be fresh tracks in the snow outside.
“I’d venture our ghost is real,” Velma told the others. “Look at the size of those footprints!”
They all looked to Fred for advice, speaking it seemed in one voice. “What’ll we do now?”
“There’s only one thing to do,” Fred said. “Get a couple of snowmobiles and follow those tracks!”


Scene 2-7

Inside the mill, Scooby’s friends dropped out of sight

From the 16-page booklet:

Inside the sawmill, Fred and Daphne decided it was a good idea to split up. They would cover one side, Velma and Shaggy the other.
Scooby, as always, poked around with the latter two. Then, while he wasn’t looking, the Snow Ghost grabbed Velma from behind and, at the same moment, Shaggy vanished through a trap door in the floor. Scooby looked around, saw he was all alone, and uttered something that sounded very much like “Where arf they? Where arf they?”
Hearing Velma’s cry for help, the dog raced off in the direction of her voice. Good grief! She was chained to a log and heading for a spinning saw!
Anyone else might have given up. But not Velma! “C’mon, Scooby,” she cried. “You can help.”
Scooby spotted a hacksaw on the floor, grabbed it, and began to cut away at the chain. Although he worked at a furious pace, Velma could see right off that his efforts would be in vain. It was too slow. And time was flying!


Scene 3-3

Splashing into a log pond, Scooby “made like a motorboat”

From the 16-page booklet:

As they smacked into the millpond, Scooby looked back again. Sure enough, the dynamite-laden log was right behind them. If anything, it was gaining on them! Scooby cranked up his tail, like the propeller of an outboard motor, and they zoomed out of there, just in time. The dynamite went off with an ear-splitting BANG! a safe distance behind them.

1 comment:

JClement said...

This was done by one of the great View-Master cartoon artists Lew Turner in 1972. He created a 3D drawing machine that allowed him to precisely draw things with correct depth. It should be seen in 3D, and there is a 3D YouTube presentation of this packet. You can view it in anaglyph (red/cyan), flat, or on your 3D TV/monitor.