‘Mystery loves company’
Scoob! is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated feature film directed by Tony Cervone and Dax Shepard from a screenplay by the latter Matt Lieberman (The Addams Family; Monster on the Hill) and Shepard.
The film is a reboot of the Scooby-Doo theatrically-released features and the first film in the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. As part of the Warner Animation Group banner, the Scooby-Doo movie will apparently lead a roster of animated big-screen adventures featuring characters from the late 60s/early 70s stable of Hanna-Barbera. Hmmmm.
Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) and Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body) play Fred and Daphne, respectively.
The voice cast includes Will Forte (Last Man on Earth) as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma (Annihilation), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) as Captain Caveman. Franchise stalwart Frank Welker, who has voiced Fred Jones since the cartoon’s inception in 1969 and has been the voice of Scooby-Doo from 2002 on is also onboard.
Animated by Reel FX for Warner Animation Group, the film was initially titled S.C.O.O.B. (and was announced as a live-action/animated project). It was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on September 21, 2018, by Warner Bros. This has been changed to May 14, 2020.
Producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle – responsible for Warner’s live-action Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) – are joined by Cervone’s producer wife Allison Abbate whose credits include The Iron Giant, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.
Scooby-Doo! on MOVIES & MANIA:
Scooby Doo: The Early Years – article
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo – animated TV series
Scooby-Doo – 2002 live action
Scooby-Doo and Guess-Who? – 2019 series
Scooby-Doo! Glow in the Dark Puzzles – toys and games
Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays – 2012 short
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – animated TV series