Know Before You Watch: 'Scoob!'

Know Before You Watch: 'Scoob!'

Scoob!

A Great Dane teams up with his human friends in Scoob!, an all-new animated adventure premiering on May 15. Loving, loyal, and very, very friendly, the dog called Scooby-Doo is known as the comic companion to teenage friends who solve spooky mysteries. But how did he first become involved with the teens? And what was their biggest, most challenging mystery to solve?

We'll learn the answers in Scoob!, as Scooby and Shaggy meet and join the intrepid young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne in forming the famed investigative agency Mystery Inc. Then, after they've solved hundreds of cases, they must foil a diabolical plot revolving around a ghost dog known as Cerberus, discovering Scooby's secret legacy and their own epic destiny along the way.

 

 

Where did Scooby-Doo come from in the first place?

Originally broadcast on Saturday mornings beginning in September 1969, the animated series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! became a huge success, influenced a flock of similar-themed teenage mystery shows and spawned a wave of spin-off series and feature-length animated movies over the decades that followed.

 

What about the live-action feature films?

Inspired by the series, two films were released in theaters: Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Voiced by Neil Fanning, Scooby-Doo was created by computer-generated visual effects, mixing with the live action. Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Geller, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini starred as Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma, respectively. The first film was a good-sized hit; the second installment, while still enjoyed by fans, did not strike as big a chord at the box office.

 

What happened to Scooby-Doo after the live-action movies?

Beginning in 2002, several new animated series have premiered, each winning new audiences, including What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, not to forget a number of new, stand-alone special episodes, produced for home video release, all confirming the incredible popularity of the mystery-loving dog and his friends.

 

Who stars in the new movie?

Scooby-Doo's best friend, Shaggy, will be voiced by Will Forte, while Mark Wahlberg will voice the formidable Blue Falcon and Jason Isaacs will embody the infamous Dick Dastardly.

Velma (Gina Rodriguez), Fred (Zac Efron) and Daphne (Amanda Seyfried) will be joining forces with Scooby and Shaggy. We also expect Falcon Fury pilot Dee Dee Skyes (Kiersey Clemons), the Falcon Force's Dynomutt (Ken Jeong) and the super-powered Captain Caveman (Tracy Morgan) to play key roles in the adventure. Captain Caveman, of course, starred in his own animated series, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, alongside Dee Dee Skyes.

 

Wait, so who voices the inimitable Scooby-Doo?

Don't worry! Veteran actor Frank Welker, who has brought Scooby to life in a rich variety of television shows and feature-length movies, returns as the voice of the beloved Great Dane. Before taking over the role of Scooby in 2002, Welker was the original voice of Fred Jones and is also known for voicing distinctly different characters, like Megatron and Soundwave (Transformers), Curious George (Curious George) and Garfield (The Garfield Show).

 

Who directed?

Tony Cervone. The animation expert earned two Emmy Award nominations for Duck Dodgers and an Annie Award nomination for Space Jam. He has also directed Scooby Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery and Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.

 

When can we see Scoob!?

Scoob! will arrive exclusively on digital video platforms, including FandangoNOW, for a 48-hour premium rental or premium digital ownership, beginning on Friday, May 15.

 

Watch the latest trailer below.

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