In the SCOOB! (In theaters on May 15, 2020), With hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever — a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone could have imagined.
WE TOOK A TRIP TO THE SCOOB! MOVIE EDIT BAY TO SOLVE A FEW MYSTERIES!
A few weeks ago we were among the lucky few to get invited for an exclusive look at Scoob’s Edit Bay inside Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank. There, we were treated to a presentation by director Tony Cervone. An entire floor was dedicated to the film. It included concept art, editing rooms, and more. It was amazing.
Since 1969 Scooby-Doo has fascinated audiences of all ages and from all over the world. It also had several incarnations that included television and movies. But why exactly are they doing this? Well, director, Tony Cervone solves the “mystery” and explains why?
Why are they doing this? Explained by Cervone
This is an opportunity to animate Scooby and Shaggy plus the Gang and all these other Hanna-Barbera characters the way they should’ve been animated. The way they could’ve been animated. No one’s ever seen it like this. It’s all coming in with the lightning.
This has been a great opportunity to make a big fun movie and animate it in a way that has never ever been done before. I can clearly and honestly say this is the greatest Scooby-Doo animation.
Another reason is that the movie fills in blanks that have never really been filled in before. Like how did Scooby and Shaggy meet?
I want LA and California to be represented.
Question By NUKE THE FRIDGE: How deep into the horror elements of Scooby-Doo should we expect in the movie?
We made the “Mystery Incorporated Show” in that we went crazy into the horror genres. This doesn’t go as deep into genres. But yeah, there’s some spooky stuff. The main story is more mythological.
The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen is the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.
“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Starring in “SCOOB!” are Will Forte (“Booksmart,” TV’s “The Last Man on Earth”) as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy; two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (“The Fighter,” “The Departed”) as Blue Falcon; Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films, TV’s “The OA”) as the infamous Dick Dastardly; Gina Rodriguez (“Deepwater Horizon,” TV’s “Jane the Virgin”) as Velma; Zac Efron (“The Greatest Showman,” the “Neighbors” franchise) as Fred; Amanda Seyfried (the “Mamma Mia!” films, “Ted 2”) as Daphne; Kiersey Clemons (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” TV’s “Angie Tribeca”) as Falcon Fury pilot Dee Dee Skyes; Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Hangover” trilogy) as the Falcon Force’s Dynomutt; Tracy Morgan (“What Men Want,” TV’s “30 Rock”) as Captain Caveman; Simon Cowell (“American Idol,” “The X Factor”) as himself; and Frank Welker (the “Transformers” franchise) as Scooby-Doo.
“SCOOB!” is directed by Tony Cervone, Annie Award nominee for the feature “Space Jam” and two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Duck Dodgers.”
The film is produced by Pam Coats and Allison Abbate. Serving as executive producers are Adam Sztykiel, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Jesse Ehrman, Dan Povenmire, and Chris Columbus.
The screenplay is by Adam Sztykiel and Jack C. Donaldson & Derek Elliott and Matt Lieberman, story by Matt Lieberman and Eyal Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart, based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Cervone’s creative team includes editors Ryan Folsey and Vanara Taing, and composer Tom Holkenborg.
Set for a May 15, 2020 release, “SCOOB!” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.