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CW Orders 'Scooby Doo' Reunion, DC Legends Of Tomorrow Spin-Off Holiday Special


Warner Media-owned network CW is not one that often strays into the world of animation. The odd occasion they have done has been in animated spin-offs of the DC Comics TV Universe. Even then though Constantine: City Of Demons and Vixen were originally made for the network's online off-shoot CW Seed. The channel has pleasantly surprised us by announcing a pair of animated specials will air on the mainline network later this year.

One of the two is again related to the DC Arrowverse.  Beebo Saves Christmas is a one-hour season spoof special built around the character of Beebo from the series DC's Legends Of TomorrowLegends is the Arrowverse's most out-there series and features a crew of DC heroes and former villains travelling through time to prevent timeline breaking 'anomalies.  The character of Beebo appears in the series as a Furby-like children's toy who through the Legends' actions turns out to become a Viking god (it's a long story). The character became popular and has appeared on the series multiple times and appearing or being referenced as well as on other DC shows including Supergirl and The Flash.

The special seems to be taking place within the fictional Beebo TV show's universe rather than in the main Legends continuity. Although it will surely contain references and easter eggs for DC fans anyway. The special is being produced by Warner Bros Animation and written by Matt Maala and Kevin Shinick.

When Sprinkles, an efficiency-obsessed elf, decides that Christmas would run better without Santa Claus, Beebo and his friends travel to the North Pole to help discover what truly makes Christmas meaningful. Ben Diskin stars as the voice of Beebo along with Kimiko Glenn as the voice of Tweebo, Yvette Nicole Brown as the voice of Turbo, Keith Ferguson as the voice of Fleabo, Chris Kattan as the voice of Sprinkles, Ernie Hudson as the voice of Santa, and Victor Garber as the narrator.

Legends of Tomorrow's currently airing sixth season will also feature a partially animated musical episode, featuring animation produced by former Disney animators.

Unrelated to DC, WB Animation is also producing The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special to air on CW later this year. Sounding as if it might be inspired by the likes of the HBO Max Friends Reunion Special, the hour-long comedy will feature the Mystery Inc gang come to the Warner Bros Studio to look back on their favourite cases and how they came to solve them. But while there they discover that the WB backlot might just have a monster problem of their own. Ruh-oh!

The special is being produced by WBA in association with Warner Bros Unscripted Television, suggesting this will have a reality-TV angle. Jonathan Stern is on board as executive producer. The Mystery Inc gang have in fact appeared on CW before, in an animated crossover episode of the network's hit series Supernatural, when that show's main characters found themselves in an animated reality. This is WBA's second adult-skewed Scooby project to be greenlit, following Mindy Kaling's Velma HBO Max series.