Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is a 2021 American animated comedy horror film. In Nowhere, Kansas, Scooby and the gang discover a strange object and encounter Courage and his owners, Eustace and Muriel Bagge.
Produced and directed by Cecilia Aranovich (Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island; Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost; DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis) from a screenplay written by Michael Ryan. Executive produced by Sam Register.
“An original animated feature so exciting it’s scratching at the door! Comedy is unleashed when Scooby-Doo, your favourite mystery-solving mutt, teams up for the first time with Courage the Cowardly Dog.
The canine colleagues sniff out a strange object in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners, Eustace and Muriel Bagge. Soon, the mysterious discovery puts them on the trail of a giant cicada monster and her wacky winged warriors. Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy know that this job is too big for a flyswatter.
They’ll need the help of the doggy duo to piece together the puzzle. Can Scooby and Courage overcome their jitters and defeat the insect army before the whole world bugs out? Try not to get scared. We double-dog dare you!”
” …an incredibly fun, beautifully animated and consistently funny crossover film that fans of both leading dogs definitely won’t want to miss out on or overlook; keeping true to the spirit of both sides for the most part while doing a great job of embracing the best and most compatible traits of each. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is highly recommended…” 8/10 Screen Connections
In the USA, Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog will be released on DVD on September 14, 2021.
Jeff Bergman … Eustace Bagge (voice)
Marty Grabstein … Courage (voice)
Grey Griffin … Daphne Blake (voice)
Matthew Lillard … Shaggy Rogers (voice)
Kate Micucci … Velma Dinkley (voice)
Frank Welker … Scooby-Doo / Fred Jones (voice)
Thea White … Muriel Bagge (voice)
MOVIES and MANIA says:
Despite superb, imaginative and expressive surreal animation that really is a treat to behold, the plot is vapid and humour is ‘nowhere’ to be seen. This attempt to combine two well-established and appreciated animated franchises smacks of corporate packaging rather than a genuinely inspired idea. On balance, Courage fans will likely appreciate this more than Scooby fans. Casual viewers may well just get bored with the low point being when Eustace raps about being rich.