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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,[1][2] 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.

Scoob!
Directed byTony Cervone
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byMatt Lieberman
Based on
Starring
Edited byRyan Folsey
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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.

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Voice castEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On June 17, 2014, Warner Bros. announced that they would end the Scooby-Doo film series with Randall Green writing a new film.[3][4] 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.[5] Dan Povenmire would be involved in a creative capacity and would executive produce the film.[5]

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.[6] The film is intended to lead into a cinematic universe based on Hanna-Barbera properties.[7] 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.[8] 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.

CastingEdit

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.[9] Later that month, Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried joined the voice cast as Fred and Daphne.[10]

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.[11][12] 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.[13] 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.[14][15][16]

ReleaseEdit

The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 15, 2020.[17] Previously, the film was set for a September 21, 2018 release.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SXSW 2017 Schedule - Chuck Peil". South by Southwest. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Hopwell, John (May 5, 2016). "Cannes: IM Global Takes Reel FX's 'Wish Police' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Fleming, Jr, Mike (June 17, 2014). "Warner Bros Ready To Reboot 'Scooby-Doo'". Deadline. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Warner Bros. Working on "Scooby-Doo" Live-Action Remake". The Movie Network. June 20, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (August 17, 2015). "New 'Scooby-Doo' Movie in the Works from Warner Animation". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Warner Bros CinemaCon 2016 Presentation -ComingSoon.net". ComingSoon.net. April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Franich, Darren (April 12, 2016). "Scooby-Doo reboot could lead to a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 9, 2016). "Dax Shepard to Co-Direct 'Scooby-Doo' Animated Film With Tony Cervone". Variety. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan to Star in Animated Scooby-Doo Movie (Exclusive)
  10. ^ Warner Bros.’ Animated Scooby-Doo Finds Its Fred and Daphne In Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried
  11. ^ ‘Scooby-Doo’ Reboot: Shaggy Actor Matthew Lillard Wasn’t Told He Was Being Replaced Comicbook.com, Retrieved March 26, 2019
  12. ^ DeLisle-Griffin, Grey (March 2, 2019). "Truly heartbreaking. I feel like they should have used celebs in the supporting cast but kept the original gang. People want to hear the voices they grew up with. At least they kept Frankie. #ScoobyDooMovie". Twitter. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Ken Jeong & Kiersey Clemons Toon Up For Warner Bros.’ ‘Scoob’
  14. ^ Mark Wahlberg & Jason Isaacs Board Warner Bros.’ ‘Scoob’ Deadline, May 10, 2019
  15. ^ 'Captain Marvel', 'Young Sheldon' Stars Join Animated Scooby-Doo Movie (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter, May 13, 2019
  16. ^ Scooby-Doo Film ‘Scoob’ Finds Its Young Velma and Fred (Exclusive) The Wrap, May 23, 2019
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (May 3, 2017). "Scooby-Doo Animated Movie Moves Back Two Years to 2020". Variety. Retrieved May 3, 2017.

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