Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! is a 2015 American animated television series created for Cartoon Network by Warner Bros. Animation.
The reboot series was announced in March 2014, along with other reboots of Warner Bros. classics such as The Tom and Jerry Show and Wabbit., and was slated for a Spring 2015 release but was put back to the Fall. The series finally made its global debut at 8:00am on Sunday October 4, 2015, on Boomerang in the United Kingdom and Ireland and premieres on Teletoon in Canada on October 8.
The twelfth series in the Scooby-Doo franchise, the show was previewed in an article from a Comic-Con edition of TV Guide suggesting that it would be less dark than its previous incarnation, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Co-producer Zac Moncrief referred to it as “a more comedic ensemble”, with character traits extracted from the original 1969 series. This decision nulled the romantic subplots present in Mystery Incorporated. Scooby-Doo has limited dialogue; meanwhile, Fred has upgraded the Mystery Machine.
In addition, the new series employs redesigned characters models for the cast (retaining their original clothes). Zac Moncrief described this as “simplistic, edgy design to match the comedic styling”, and likened their fashion to the hipster subculture. Furthermore, he denied it is “a campy or meta version” of Scooby-Doo.
After finishing high school, the Scooby-Doo gang decide to travel in their Mystery Machine van, seeking fun and adventure in their last summer break together. However, havoc-wreaking monsters prevent them from completing their journey…
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – animated TV series