Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword is the thirteenth of a series of direct-to-video animated films based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It, along with The Goblin King, was produced and completed in 2008, but Goblin King was released first for the Halloween season. It was originally set to release on March 31, 2009, but it has pushed back to April 7, 2009 and it was produced by Warner Bros. Animation, though it featured a logo for and copyright to Hanna-Barbera Cartoons at the end. It features the Mystery, Inc. gang traveling to Japan. It premiered on Cartoon Network on April 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.