SCOOB! is still topping the digital charts on three major streaming services even three weekends after its release! And thanks to Bradford N. Smith, I've also uncovered a ton of concept art from SCOOB! and original background paintings. There are way too many pictures to directly embed into this post, so here is a link to some of the early concept art by John Nevarez. The visuals are absolutely breathtaking, and it looks quite a bit darker than the movie ended up being. In one particular piece of art, Dick Dastardly appears to face off against the Grim Reaper, as well as some super creepy toys attacking Shaggy in his bedroom when he was young.
Also be sure to check out these more character-focused designs including some different outfits they were thinking about going with for each character at one time. I have to say, Cerberus's design is absolutely amazing and blow the others away! I'm happy with the character designs they went with, but Daphne's alternate outfits were kind of cute and I wouldn't have minded seeing them, even if it was just for a scene!
And another group of them, mainly of the Rotten robots, but Sheriff Bronson Stone is in this group! I wonder if this means he was originally going to be in the film! And this confirms Sheriff Stone was going to make an appearance! And maybe even Dr. Coffin?
And yet another group from Paul Sullivan, showing that some other Hanna-Barbera characters that would have been more prominently featured in an early draft of the film, including Jabberjaw, Penelope Pitstop, Atom Ant and Grape Ape.
And some more very dark pieces of concept art found by Lance Rutt!
And even more concept art!
Last but not least, these might be the coolest of them all...here are some storyboards of scenes that were originally going to be in SCOOB! The clicking through scenes takes a while, but it's totally worth it!
Thank you so much again to Bradford for finding these and sharing these with me! I'll be interested to hear what you all think of them in the comments!
6/3/2020 11:15:13 am
Why didn't you post the concept art page that was on Scooby Addicts?
6/3/2020 11:33:31 am
Could you link me to the page? I don't remember seeing it and wasn't able to find it in the SCOOB! board.
6/3/2020 11:38:16 am
6/3/2020 08:17:26 pm
Ah, I was looking for a specific thread dedicated to it and this kinda got lost in the review thread, so I never saw it. But these are really cool! I will add that link to the post later this evening. Thanks!
6/3/2020 02:15:01 pm
Kinda wish we got Penelope Pitstop in Scoob.
6/3/2020 05:13:53 pm
I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything with Penelope Pitstop in it, so I don’t think I can give an opinion on that. She seems cool from the little bit I know about her.
6/3/2020 06:07:43 pm
Her solo series was created by Ruby-Spears. Also, the other concept art shows that Wacky Races was going to figure more heavily into the plot at one point
6/3/2020 11:20:58 pm
I asked the director a couple weeks ago on one of his posts if there’d be an The Art of Scoob! Book (he never replied) but a few asked the same question with him posting concept art recently and he replied that his posts where as close as we’d get. Shame that book would’ve been so cool.
6/4/2020 10:05:03 am
Somebody actually sent me your post on Twitter, Brynn! I would have loved an Art of Scoob! book, so it's a shame we aren't getting one!
6/4/2020 10:05:48 am
6/3/2020 11:33:10 pm
The DVD's coming out on July 21st 💜
6/4/2020 10:06:29 am
The date was pushed back to a December 30 date, which many fans are speculating is a placeholder.
6/4/2020 11:01:45 am
It ain't due on December 30th no more
6/4/2020 09:10:02 pm
Did you notice the name of the theme park where MI's proposed hideout was located?
6/5/2020 10:32:28 am
I did haha! That was an awesome Easter Egg! :)
6/6/2020 09:18:08 am
LMAO Great Gazoo
6/6/2020 01:47:15 pm
I'm glad someone saw that addition haha. Bradford found these after the others so I just posted them yesterday. The Great Gazoo would have been a really funny addition to the film lol.
6/6/2020 02:15:24 pm
A lot of this was obviously scaled back due to the poor critical and financial reception of Justice League and The Mummy. Those were criticized for having too much muted colors and being packed with too many confusing references. I think they decided that cribbing pop culture quips from the MCU films and the basic style of Illumination films would be a more winning formula.
6/6/2020 02:30:14 pm
I think they probably worried about it being too dark as well, and that it might affect how kids thought of it. Many of those designs seem much darker than the movie actually ended up being.
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