New info about the upcoming SCOOB! film was released at the Annecy Festival!
The biggest piece of news is that Fred will not have an ascot in this film. WB had the help of a Hollywood animation stylist in making the decision to remove Fred's ascot from his character design.
In addition, Scooby will be biped in some scenes. Tony Cervone stated that Scooby was too difficult to animate on all fours for the entire film.
Quest Industries, from Jonny Quest, was shown, though it was confirmed that Jonny Quest himself would not be appearing in this film at all. A clip of Shaggy and Scooby being chased by Dick Dastardly's henchmen was also shown.
I'm really excited for the film after hearing this new info! I'll keep y'all updated about any more new information that is released :)
Thanks to TheWrap.com, we know now who will be voicing the young versions of Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley in the 2020 theatrical film SCOOB!, following the recent announcement about Iain Armitage and McKenna Grace playing young Shaggy and Daphne, respectively. Pierce Gagnon will be providing the voice of young Fred. Gagnon is most famous for his work in the TV series Twin Peaks. Additionally, Ariana Greenblatt will be voicing young Velma. Greenblatt is widely known for her role in Avengers: Infinity War as young Gamora.
Today, it was announced by Hollywood Reporter that Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage and McKenna Grace (of Captain Marvel fame) will be joining the cast of SCOOB! Armitage will be voicing young Shaggy, and Grace will be voicing young Daphne.
In other Scooby news today (given this is such a short post due to lack of information), Tim Conway passed away at 85 today. Conway guest-starred in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, in the episode "The Spirit Spooked Sports Show." RIP, Tim!
Today, it was announced that two more celebrities would be joining the cast of SCOOB!. Mark Wahlberg will be voicing Blue Falcon, from the 1976 show Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, which was paired with Scooby in the programming block "The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour" during its original run. Additionally, Jason Isaacs was just announced as the voice of Dick Dastardly, who will be the movie's main villain.
Thanks to Scoobylover from the ScoobyAddicts forum for bringing my attention to the Deadline announcement.
And there you have it folks! That's what Scooby's animation will look like in the upcoming theatrical film, SCOOB!, which will be released on May 15, 2020.
Thanks to Scoobylover from the ScoobyAddicts forum, this is the translation of the plot from Annecy.org, which also gave us the animation image.
In its first (animated) feature destined for the big screen, Scooby-Doo is the hero of his own story. This adventure reveals how he and his best friend Shaggy became two of the world’s most appreciated crime solvers. It brings us back to the time where everything began, when Scooby and Shaggy, still young at the time, met up and got together with Daphne, Velma and Fred to inaugurate the Mystery Incorporated.
Yesterday, it was announced by ComingSoon.Net that Ken Jeong would be starring in the animated theatrical movie set for a May 15, 2020 release. Jeong will be voicing Dynomutt, while Kiersey Clemons also has joined the cast as Dee Dee Sykes of Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.
Thanks to SpiderScooby, it has also been revealed that WB is once again referring to the movie as "SCOOB!" (slightly altered from the previous title S.C.O.O.B.). This was announced at WB's CinemaCon over the weekend.
Photo courtesy of ComingSoon.Net.
A few weeks ago, it was announced that the cast of the untitled theatrical film would consist of all celebrities, including Will Forte as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman. Today, the remainder of the cast has been released thanks to ComicBook.com. Amanda Seyfried will voice Daphne, and Disney's High School Musical star Zac Efron will voice Fred.
The film is oddly titled S.C.O.O.B. once again according to this article, even though that title seemed to have been discarded based on some other news we received. I'm not sure if this is official yet, or if whoever wrote the article just didn't get the news of a title change. Stay tuned for more updates!
Thanks to ComicBook.com, several voice actors for the currently untitled 2020 theatrical film have been announced! It appears WB has taken the "celebrity voice" route for this film, casting Will Forte as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman. Scooby-Doo will still be voiced by Frank Welker, though Fred and Daphne's voice actors have still not been announced at this time. ComicBook.com has also provided a plot summary, which appears to be very close to the same one we were given several years ago.
The animated reboot sees the Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other Hanna-Barbera characters to save the world from the scheming Dick Dastardly, the always-losing menace of Wacky Races who was accompanied by sidekick Muttley.
This negates the theory which some of us had of them pushing back the movie from its original 2018 release date to revamp the plot.
Additionally, Matthew Lillard and Grey DeLisle-Griffin, the typical voice actors for Shaggy and Daphne, have spoken out on Twitter, revealing that they were never told that they wouldn't be voicing their normal characters in the film, and in fact found out at the same time the general public did. Here's their comments on the matter:
Mindy Cohn, who was the previous voice of Velma before WB replaced her (without her consent in the matter) in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, also replied to Matthew Lillard's tweet.
Yesterday, Variety announced that Chris Colombus was officially named creative producer of the upcoming Scooby-Doo theatrical movie (formerly known as S.C.O.O.B.) currently slated for a May 15, 2020 release date. Colombus became interesting in producing the film while he was in the process of creating Gremlins. Tony Cervone is still directing the film. However, the article made no mention of Dax Shepard (who was previously announced to be Cervone's co-director), so it is possible that he is no longer working on the project. WB Animation has disclosed that Colombus has a great affection for Scooby-Doo, and cares very much about the future of the franchise. Kelly Fremon Craig is writing the screenplay, amended from Derek Elliott and Jack Donaldson's original draft. Matt Lieberman wrote the original draft, which has since been discarded and completely rewritten. Though the article did not explicitly state this, it is very likely that this is the reason from the movie's postponement from the original September 21, 2018 date.
Colombus is most famous for his work on the Harry Potter, Home Alone and Percy Jackson films.
According to Walmart.com, the next LEGO Scooby-Doo movie, Blowout Beach Bash, will be released on Tuesday, July 25. In addition, Amazon lists that the digital release date will once again be two weeks prior, on July 11. You can already pre-order the movie at both the links provided above. Nothing else about the DVD is known at the moment, though I imagine we will soon be finding out what the special features and/or bonus episodes will be.
Though this is unrelated, since this is such a short post and it doesn't really warrant it's own post, according to Variety Insight, S.C.O.O.B. is now simply being referred to as "Untitled Animated Scooby-Doo Film," meaning that S.C.O.O.B. will no longer be the title for this film. It's also probably safe to presume the reason for the release date delay is due to the film either being partially or completely retooled.