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Solving the Mystery of Scooby-Doo's Past

Scoob!: Everything You Need to Know

Scoob!: Everything You Need to Know

(01/13/2020)

Scooby-Doo is coming to a theater near you next summer for an all-new animated adventure. SCOOB! isn’t the gang’s first movie, and it’s far from their first animated film, but it is the first animated Scooby-Doo movie to head to the big screen.

Whether you’re an old-school fan of the classic series or a newcomer to this iconic franchise, we’re about to see Scooby-Doo and his crew like we’ve never seen them before. Read on for our guide to everything you need to know about SCOOB!

Scooby's Big Debut

The Scoob! release date

SCOOB! was set to release in theatres on May 15, just in time to kick off the summer movie season, but its release will now take place at a later date.

Scoob!'s Endearing Trailer

[Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]


This first SCOOB! trailer shows off how faithful the filmmakers have been to the characters, while also offering something new. Given that we know the movie has a lot of nods to other characters from the animated family of which Scooby-Doo and friends were originally a part (more on that below), we can't wait to see how the team has envisioned all the fun and strange personalities that have made Scoob's TV outings so memorable.

An All-New Scoob

Scooby-Doo's origin story

Between the classic animated series, the live-action movies, and the made-for-TV animated movies (which are a ton of fun!), there’s a Scooby-Doo for everyone. But even if you – or your kiddos – aren’t familiar with the mystery-solving teens and their helpful doggo companion, SCOOB! has you covered. The new Scooby-Doo movie is a reboot, which explores how a dog named Scooby-Doo met humans Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred, and how they formed the investigative outfit known as Mystery Inc.

For longtime fans, SCOOB! will answer a question many of us have been curious about for years, and possibly decades, depending on how long you’ve been following the Mystery Machine around: How did this group of teens, with all their different personalities and styles, become friends and decide to solve mysteries together?

This Cast Is on the Case

the Scoob! cast

SCOOB! boasts an all-star voice cast featuring some of the most beloved actors working today. The older cast is filled with familiar faces (or voices, in this case): Will Forte plays the tall and lanky Shaggy Rogers, a total scaredy-cat and the member of the Mystery team who has the closest bond with Scooby-Doo. Former Disney Channel mega-star Zac Efron voices Fred Jones, the preppy mystery-solver with a talent for building complicated traps to catch bad guys. Amanda Seyfried, star of last year’s critically acclaimed drama FIRST REFORMED, voices Daphne Blake, the red-headed popular girl whose knack for getting into precarious situations earns her the nickname “Danger Prone Daphne.” Smarty-pants Velma Dinkley is voiced by “Jane the Virgin” and ANNIHILATION star Gina Rodriguez. Last but very far from least is Scooby-Doo himself, voiced by Frank Welker – the man who’s been voicing Scooby-Doo since the series first premiered way back in 1969.

We’ll also get to see the Mystery Inc. team when they were much younger. Playing the juvenile versions of the characters are Iain Armitage (“Young Sheldon”) as Shaggy, Pierce Gagnon (“Extant”) as Fred, Ariana Greenbatt (“Stuck in the Middle”) as Velma, and Mckenna Grace (CAPTAIN MARVEL) as Daphne.

Very Special Guest Stars

Scoob's Hanna Barbera characters

SCOOB! is aimed at kids, but it has a few characters which will trigger fond memories in adults who grew up on cartoons. In keeping with Scooby-Doo tradition, the new film has a handful of special guest stars, including several Saturday morning favorites from the animated world of Hanna-Barbera. Former “SNL” and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan voices Captain Caveman, the hero and star of the '70s cartoon "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels." Kiersey Clemons (“The Flash”) plays Dee Dee Sykes, the leader of the Teen Angels, Captain Caveman’s mystery-solving trio of gal pals. Ken Jeong (“Community") voices Batman-style canine hero Dynomutt, the Dog Wonder, with Mark Wahlberg as his sidekick, the Blue Falcon. HARRY POTTER star Jason Isaacs voices Dick Dastardly, the classic Hanna-Barbera antagonist who famously appeared in the beloved “Wacky Races” series.

The Minds Behind the Mystery Machine

the Scoob! Mystery Machine

SCOOB! is based on a script by Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age comedy EDGE OF SEVENTEEN. This animated adventure is directed by Tony Cervone, a veteran animator who’s worked as a writer and director for Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. on dozens of titles, including “Animaniacs,” “Tom and Jerry,” and, of course, ”Scooby-Doo.” The skilled artists at Reel FX, the company behind the UGLYDOLLS movie, brought Scooby-Doo and the gang into the modern age with an exciting animation style.



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All images courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

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