One day, every pop-culture property will team up with every other pop-culture property. We're getting there bit by bit.

Case in point: Sometimes-comics stars KISS and the Scooby-Doo team will join forces in a new animated feature, Scooby-Doo and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, which will be out on Blu-ray and DVD July and on digital on-demand services a little earlier, July 10.

Here's USA Today's description of the plot, which you probably already had a pretty good idea of:


Kiss members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer voice their own characters in the movie, which centers on a Halloween concert at the group's amusement park KISS World. Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang drop by to hear some tunes but wind up partnering with the musicians to take on the Crimson Witch, a spooky lady with a nefarious plan to summon the evil and powerful Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria.


Look, I can be a little jaded at times, but even I have to say that a witch summoning a demon called Destroyer from a dimension called "Kissteria" (like a KISS cafeteria?) is pretty great. I'm not made of stone.

The movie will include six fan-favorite KISS songs, and one new one. It also has an absolutely bananas group of guest stars, including Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Darius Rucker, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Jennifer Carpenter and Pauley Perrette.

That's right. Jay, Silent Bob, Hootie, and Penny and Garry Marshall are in this thing. With Scooby-Doo. And KISS. Am I hallucinating? Am I dying?

Oh, and before you check off another entry in your list of characters that must team up, note that this is actually the second time KISS and the Scooby gang have been in a movie together; the band was in a 2003 Halloween episode of the What's New, Scooby-Doo? series.

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