Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf is a 1988 animated made-for-television film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for syndication as part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 series. It marked Scrappy-Doo's last appearance as a protagonist in the Scooby-Doo franchise to date; he would not appear in Scooby-Doo productions again the live-action movie film in 2002, where he became the main antagonist. It is also the last appearance of Shaggy's outfit from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo until Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001).
It is the third and last Scooby-Doo film to be released as part of the Superstars 10 series of telefilms, which was preceded by Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987) and Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988). All three Scooby entries in the Superstars 10 series feature Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo alone involved with stories that feature real ghosts and monsters, similar to the early 1980s version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
This film is unique among the others, as it marked the first time Shaggy had a girlfriend, who had a supportive role in the film, as well as, marking the last official appearance of Scrappy-Doo in an animated Scooby-Doo series, special, or film.
- Premise -
Racecar driver Shaggy is turned into a werewolf and is forced to compete in the Monster Road Rally held by Dracula in Transylvania. Dracula will only turn him back if can win the race against all the other monsters who are battling it out to wim Monster of the Year title.