Load up on Scooby Snacks and gas up the Mystery Machine.
Scoody-Doo and his friends aka the Mystery Inc. gang will make their way to a new city to solve mysteries again. That’s right, the “Scooby-Doo” franchise will continue to be one of those long-standing properties as Warner Bros. plans to develop a new “Scooby-Doo” animated feature film.
The original kid-centric “Scoody-Doo” series was probably one of the best comedy horror animated TV series we’ve ever seen. While it didn’t scare the guts out of us, it was so memorable that we would feel inclined to shout, “Scooby Scooby Dooooooo!” whenever the talking Great Dane came onscreen.
Based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise, it centres on the Mystery Inc. gang, a paranormal investigating group formed by 4 teenagers and a talking dog – Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby-Doo. Despite the differences in their personalities, the members of the gang stuck with each other while solving mysteries involving supernatural creatures. However, not all of them are brave souls as Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were so terribly afraid of monsters and ghouls that sometimes, they’d depend on their wits to escape from being chased by the creatures.
Following the success of the series, a number of follow-up and spin-off animated series were produced by Hanna-Barbera and its successor Warner Bros. Animation. Warner Bros. also produced 2 theatrical feature films based on the show’s supernatural theme.
The new Scooby-Doo feature will be a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation under the Warner Animation Group banner.
It will reunite Oscar-nominated producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle who previously produced the live-action adaptation of “Scooby-Doo” and its sequel, “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed”. BAFTA Award-winning producer Allison Abbate, who produced the Oscar-nominated features “Fantastic Mr. Fox” as well Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and “Frankenweenie”, will serve as a producer too.
Tony Cervone, who previously worked on “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”, will helm the project based on a script written by Matt Lieberman. Renowned animation icon Dan Povenmire (of “Phineas and Ferb” fame) will also bring his creative sensibilities to the production as an executive producer.
The announcement was made jointly today by Warner Bros. executives Greg Silverman, Dan Fellman, Sue Kroll and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.
In making the announcement, Silverman acknowledged:
Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters. As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in re-introducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.
Said Fellman said, “It’s always a treat to see Scooby-Doo on the big screen and to share his larger-than-life adventures with audiences. As anticipation grows throughout production, the movie’s mid-September release date should start the fall season with a burst of fun.”
Kroll also added, “It’s wonderful to be working with this talented and inspired team of filmmakers. We couldn’t ask for better producers than Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Allison Abbate, who have such affection and respect for this property and know the Hanna-Barbera universe so well.”
Kwan Vandenberg further stated, “Scooby-Doo and his friends have the kind of universal appeal that reaches across cultures as well as generations. We expect this new take on the franchise to generate even more fans around the world.”
The new “Scooby-Doo” animated movie is currently slated for release on 21st September 2018.
Source: Coming Soon.