At a recent Television Critics Association Panel, Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale, who are creating the "Daphne & Velma" film due for release later this year, revealed more about the upcoming live-action movie.
Though it seems the film has not finished production yet, Jennifer Tisdale was able to tell us a general idea of how long the film will be, while also confirming that will be a DTV release. “Ours have been coming in around 70 to 90 [minutes],” Jennifer said. “It’s a feature. Daphne & Velma is a partnership with Blue Ribbon and Warner Home Entertainment, so this project, in particular, will also have a DVD release. So you will be able to find it outside just your computer.”
Ashley Tisdale also gave us some insight on what audience and age range this film is aimed at. "I would say the millennial audience,” Ashley said. “We took the two characters from the Scooby-Doo movie, and we made it a little bit more grounded and contemporary for this audience today."
Ashley's sister, Jennifer, elaborated on this point further. “I would say it is [for] almost all ages,” Jennifer said. “I have an eight-year-old, and she’s really excited to watch it, and I think it’s appropriate for her to watch. But also, I’m 36, and I’m super excited to watch it as a fan of the franchise. I think that a lot of people that watched Scooby-Doo in their youth have just really wanted to see more of Daphne and Velma and get to know their stories. So I think it will really appeal to a wide range.”
For those still skeptical about the film, the Tisdales reveal that a "Daphne & Velma" film idea has been thrown around for a long time at Warner Brothers, even before their involvement. “Looking at the IP that they had and looking for strong female characters that really haven’t been recognized, they had already been talking about the idea of Daphne & Velma,” Jennifer said. “When we sat down together, we were just like, ‘This really makes so much sense, and why haven’t we done this sooner?’"
Additionally, us die-hard Scooby fans will get some references to previous Scooby episodes and films thrown into the film. "There’s still some really fun, little winks and nods," Ashley confirms, "I’m so excited for people to get to see it because it really gives these girls their time to shine."
Quotes and some additional information found at SlashFilm.com.
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