While this isn't necessarily Scooby news, given the franchise's upcoming crossover with Courage the Cowardly Dog, I thought it was important to share. Thea White, the voice actress for Muriel passed away on Friday, July 30 at 11:05am according to ComicBook.com. No cause of death has been announced, but many are assuming that it was related to a surgery that she had on Wednesday.
Hopefully Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog will be dedicated to her, given it was her final role. RIP Thea!
After nearly 20 years since What's New, Scooby-Doo? began, Simple Plan has finally released a studio version of the series theme song. Despite the song only being just over a minute long, the song has become a favorite for fans of the band, in fact, so much so that they often play the theme song at concerts. The studio version of the theme song can finally be purchased for $1.29 on platforms such as iTunes and Amazon, and is also available on other music streaming sites such as Spotify, Deezer, and many more.
Straight from GamesRadar.com, the solicitations for all Scooby-Doo comics being released in October 2021...plus one from November as well...have been announced.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #112
Writer: DEREK FRIDOLFS
Artist: SCOTT JERALDS
Cover: DEREK FRIDOLFS
$2.99 US | 32 PGS
ON SALE 10/19/21
It's Creature Feature Friday at the town drive-in and Mystery Inc. can't wait to watch their favorite silver screen screamer. But when the amphibious "Ghoulie from the Green Lagoon" monster steps off the screen and onto the lot, the movie becomes a bit too real. The gang will have to uncover the mystery before the drive-in closes for good!
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #7
Writer: SHOLLY FISCH
Artist: DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover: DARIO BRIZUELA
$2.99 US | 32 PGS
ON SALE 10/12/21
Alfred's old friend from butler school is in town, and he's brought along his charges: Daphne and Scooby-Doo! When Scooby and his pal Ace are dog-napped, the humans will have to rescue them without giving away any family secrets. That might be harder than finding the pets!
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES VOL. 1
Writers: SHOLLY FISCH and IVAN COHEN
Artists: DARIO BRIZUELA, RANDY ELLIOTT, and SCOTT JERALDS
Cover: DARIO BRIZUELA
$12.99 | 128 PGS | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Softcover
ON SALE 11/30/21
The Dark Knight teams up with Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. in a series of adventures and mysteries! It all starts when Batman discovers his original purple gloves are missing—Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo will have to go back in time to solve the case! Collects The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1-6.
On the iTunes "extras" menu for Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog, some brand new images of the film, some of which were not in the trailer, have been revealed. All the new pictures from the film can be seen below:
Several months ago, when we got a finalized list of the guest stars for Guess Who, it was discovered that KISS was not among these guest stars despite a 2017 post from Gene Simmons claiming there was another Scooby/KISS project coming. Many of us assumed that the Reverend Run episode was originally supposed to feature KISS. Tonight, Tracy Mark Lee posted a subtle hint on Instagram that implies the KISS episode was actually originally planned in place of The Hex Girls episode. He also posted a rough character design of Shaggy and Scooby head banging that would have been in the KISS episode, which can be seen below.
According to Tyler Turett on Instagram, the series Velma is in production now! It's not clear if the picture above is the animation for the series, but I'm leaning towards assuming it is not. Hopefully this means we'll get more info about the series soon!
The lead character designer, Adam Fay, also posted on Instagram confirming that production began for the show on June 1. Adam confirmed that the image on his post wasn't the official animation of the show, so I would presume the other one is not the official animation either.
Update: There's also this post on LinkedIn stating that WB is hiring for a storyboard artist on Velma, meaning they must be in a very early production stage!
Hi all, I'm back from New York now and am able to make posts again! As I guessed, because the big news always happens whenever I'm gone, we got possibly the biggest news we could have gotten last Tuesday: the long-awaited Scooby-Doo and Courage trailer! The film will be called Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog and will release September 14, 2021, just in time for Scooby's anniversary. Here's the official press release that I was sent by WB Marketing:
STRAIGHT OUTTA NOWHERE:
SCOOBY-DOO MEETS COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG
AN ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND DVD
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twitter Pitch: Teamwork makes the dreamwork as top dogs Scooby-Doo & Courage the Cowardly Dog join forces to uncover what makes the town of Nowhere so weird in STRAIGHT OUTTA NOWHERE: SCOOBY-DOO MEETS COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG. The all-new animated film from @WBHomeEnt is coming to Digital & DVD 9/14
BURBANK, CA (June 22, 2021) – Comedy is unleashed when two of animation’s most lovable canines team up in Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog a brand-new, full-length animated family film set for release on Digital and DVD on September 14, 2021 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog finds our favorite teen sleuths in the town of Nowhere, where they meet Courage the Cowardly Dog and investigate what makes Nowhere one of the weirdest places on Earth. The release includes three bonus classic Scooby-Doo! episodes. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog retails for $14.99 SRP ($19.99 SRP Canada) for the DVD.
An original animated feature so exciting it’s scratching at the door! Comedy is unleashed when Scooby-Doo, your favorite 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!
Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. The film also features Jeff Bergman as Eustice Bagge, Marty Grabstein as Courage the Cowardly Dog and Thea White as Muriel Bagge. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog was executive produced by Sam Register. The film was produced and directed by Cecilia Aranovich and was written by Mike Ryan.
Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog will be available to own on Digital on September 14, 2021. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.
September 14, 2021
SRP (United States):
72 min. approx. (feature)
According to Tony Cervone and ComicBookMovie.com, a follow-up to SCOOB! is coming out soon! Here is a quote from Tony's interview with CBM: "Actually, we are kicking the tyres on a follow-up to Scoob! It hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s something we’re all excited about. The whole creative team that made the first movie is still around and back and working on something new. It was neat to create this Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe, and it’s exciting to return to it."
I'm really excited for this follow-up! Notice that he did say "follow-up," not "sequel" as the CBM article says, so I think it's very possible we could get a SCOOB! television series instead of a second film.
I'm incredibly excited for September's comic solicitations, because for the first time in almost 30 years, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is going to get a full-length comic for the sixth issue of Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries. It will also be released just in time for Scooby's anniversary (well, I suppose it's a day late, but you get my point lol).
Here's the full solicitation from GamesRadar:
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #6
Writer: SHOLLY FISCH
Artist: SCOTT JERALDS
Cover: SCOTT JERALDS
$2.99 US | 32 PGS | 6 of 12
ON SALE 9/14/21
The untold eerie mystery that brought about the first historic meeting between...a young Batman and a pup named Scooby-Doo!
A storyboard animatic has been found from the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Scooby-Doo, Dog Wonder!" by Charles Visser. Check it out here!