Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is a 2021 American animated direct-to-video film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and the thirty-sixth entry in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films. The film is a crossover between Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. The film was released on DVD and digital on September 14, 2021.

Straight Outta Nowhere:
Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog
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DVD slipcover
Directed byCecilia Aranovich
Written byMike Ryan
Based on
Produced byCecilia Aranovich
Starring
Edited byDave Courter
Music by
  • Jody Gray
  • Andy Ezrin
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date
  • September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)
Running time
72 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PremiseEdit

When the Mystery Inc. gang follows Scooby-Doo to Nowhere, Kansas, they stumble upon a cursed object located on the Bagge farm that garners the attention of a Cicada army, leaving Scooby and friends to team up with Courage and his owners Eustace and Muriel Bagge to stop the swarm's manifestation.

Voice castEdit

ProductionEdit

According to animator and artist Tracy Mark Lee, the film's original premise was pitched as an episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?.[2] John R. Dilworth, the original creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog, was not involved with the movie.[3] Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and director of Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! was approached to direct the film. He declined upon learning that John R. Dilworth wasn't involved.[4]

Marty Grabstein and Thea White reprised their roles as Courage and Muriel Bagge, while Jeff Bergman voiced Eustace Bagge, taking over from Lionel Wilson and Arthur Anderson, due to the latter two of the three passing away in 2003 and 2016, respectively.[5]

The crossover marks the final acting credit of Thea White, who passed away during surgery on July 30, 2021 due to liver cancer.[6]

ReleaseEdit

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog was released on DVD and Digital on September 14, 2021.[5][7]

ReceptionEdit

Dillon Gonzales, writing for Geek Vibes Nation, gave the film a positive review, saying "there are moments that feel a bit padded to justify a feature-length effort, but it is easy to give them a pass as you enjoy spending time with these characters".[8] Becky O'Brien of Cinelinx also gave a positive review, saying the film "exceeded all of my expectations. This is a movie fans of both series will enjoy. It is literally a love letter to everything that makes both Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog fun to watch".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog". DVDs Release Dates. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Lee, Tracy Mark [@electrictiki] (September 29, 2020). "Yes, Courage was going to be one of our guest stars at one point then it blossomed into a DTV movie. Best wishes on that!". Retrieved July 1, 2021 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ Dilworth, John R. [@Creaj] (June 22, 2021). "I had no involvement with this product" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Atoms, Maxwell (June 24, 2021). "Dead Meat". Tumblr. Archived from the original on September 16, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (June 22, 2021). "'Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog' Crossover Arrives Sept. 14". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  6. ^ Peters, Megan (August 1, 2021). "Courage the Cowardly Dog Star Thea White Dies at 81". Comicbook.com. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog - Exclusive Official Clip". IGN. September 14, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Gonzales, Dillon (September 5, 2021). "'Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog' DVD Review – Hilarious Team-Up Will Please Fans". Geek Vibes Nation. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  9. ^ O'Brien, Becky (September 15, 2021). "Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog (Review)". Cinelinx. Retrieved September 19, 2021.

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