Scoob! is an upcoming 2020 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film featuring characters from the Scooby-Doo franchise. Animated by Reel FX for Warner Animation Group, the film is directed by Tony Cervone, from a screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig and a story by Matt Lieberman. It stars the voices of Frank Welker, who is the only member of the original cast to reprise his role of the title character, Will Forte, Amanda Seyfried, Zac Efron, and Gina Rodriguez as the rest of the Scooby gang, with Tracy Morgan, Ken Jeong, Kiersey Clemons, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs as other classic animated characters. It is a reboot of the Scooby-Doo film series, and is intended to be the first film of a proposed Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.
|Directed by||Tony Cervone|
|Story by||Matt Lieberman|
|Edited by||Ryan Folsey|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Plans for a new Scooby-Doo film began in June 2014, when Warner Bros. announced that they would reboot the Scooby-Doo film series with Randall Green writing a new film. Tony Cervone and Dax Shepard were initially hired to direct the film, with a script written by Shepard and Matt Lieberman. By October 2018, Shepard was no longer a part of the project and was replaced by Kelly Fremon Craig as screenwriter. Much of the cast joined that March 2019 and principal photography began that same month.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 15, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo
- Zac Efron as Fred Jones
- Pierce Gagnon as Young Fred
- Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake
- Mckenna Grace as Young Daphne
- Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley
- Ariana Greenblatt as Young Velma
- Will Forte as Shaggy Rogers
- Iain Armitage as Young Shaggy
- Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman
- Kiersey Clemons as Dee Dee Sykes
- Ken Jeong as Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
- Mark Wahlberg as Blue Falcon
- Jason Isaacs as Dick Dastardly
On June 17, 2014, Warner Bros. announced that they would end the Scooby-Doo film series with Randall Green writing a new film. On August 17, 2015, Tony Cervone was hired to direct the animated film on the script by Matt Lieberman, while Charles Roven and Richard Suckle would produce the film along with Allison Abbate. Dan Povenmire would be involved in a creative capacity and would executive produce the film.
At 2016 CinemaCon, the film's official title was announced to be S.C.O.O.B., about Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine gang working for a larger organization. The film is intended to lead into a cinematic universe based on Hanna-Barbera properties. In September 2016, it was reported that Dax Shepard would be directing the film along with Cervone, whilst he would also write the script along with Lieberman. In October 2018, it was announced that Shepard was no longer a part of the project and was replaced by Kelly Fremon Craig as screenwriter.
In March 2019, Frank Welker was revealed to be reprising his role as Scooby-Doo, while Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, and Tracy Morgan signed on to voice Shaggy, Velma, and Captain Caveman, respectively. Later that month, Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried joined the voice cast as Fred and Daphne.
Matthew Lillard and Grey Griffin, the longtime voices of Shaggy and Daphne, respectively, claimed that they had not been contacted about the decision to recast their roles. Efron's casting as Fred also marks the first time the character will not be voiced by Welker, not counting the times the character was a child or portrayed in live-action.
In April 2019, Ken Jeong and Kiersey Clemons were announced to be joining the cast. In May 2019, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs were added to the cast, with Mckenna Grace, Iain Armitage, Ariana Greenblatt and Pierce Gagnon cast as young versions of Daphne, Shaggy, Velma and Fred, respectively.
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