Scoob! Trailer Explores The Origins Of The Scooby Gang


by James White |
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Snack-loving, easily scared hound Scooby Doo is one of those characters that has never quite left the scene since he first arrived back in the Hanna-Barbera heydays of the late 1960s and 1970s. He's been portrayed in various animated shows and those live-action/CG hybrid films from the early 2000s. Now he's back on the big screen, this time in a fully animated adventure called Scoob! that promises to peek into the origins of the Scooby Gang and their adventures.

The new teaser outlines how Scoob (Frank Welker) met Shaggy (Will Forte, sounding sadly little like original voice Casey Kasem or Matthew Lillard's in the live-action take), Fred (Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried) and Velma (Gina Rodriguez). Their earlier kid days are portrayed as well as one of the missions involving the mystery machine, a story that appears to cram in everything from ghouls to robots to aliens. It makes you wonder whether one of the creatures will turn out to be a kitchen sink.

It's frenetic and typically weird, though not as weird as Welker sounding like Nick Nolte when he's doing Scooby's "trailer voice" in this. Tony Cervone is in the director's chair, working from a script by Kelly Freemon Craig, itself drawing from a story by Matt Lieberman. Scoob! will be out in the UK on 15 May.

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