New Scooby Doo Movie Goes Back To ‘Toon Territory

Animated film due in 2018


by James White |
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Word first arrived last year that Warner Bros. was looking to get back into the Scooby Doo big screen business after years of letting the franchise mostly tick over in animated straight-to-home-entertainment releases. But banish thoughts of the live action/CG blends that arrived in 2002 and 2004 – the Scooby gang are sticking with cartoon reality for their next movie{ =nofollow}.

Warners has Tony Cervone, who has been busy directing several of those small screen-focused Scooby adventures, taking on the challenge of bringing the Mystery Machine’s occupants back into cinemas with an untitled film still wrapped in secrecy for now, but with a script by Matt Lieberman.

The new Doo will at least find Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne on the trail of some nefarious cove, with the usual antics we’ve long since come to expect from the gang. Though perhaps without the presence of rockers KISS, who featured in the most recent Scooby digital release. Cervone is working with Phineas And Ferb creator Dan Povenmire on the film, and Warners appears to be hoping that a success with Scooby might crack open the door to a batch of movies based on his Hanna-Barbera stablemates. What would a Hanna-Barbera cinematic shared universe look like, one wonders? Probably very silly. Scooby will be returning to screens on September 21, 2018.

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