According to a report from Deadline, Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have been cast as the voices of Fred and Daphne respectively in the movie called SCOOB. Currently, the new SCOOBY DOO reboot is in casting phase and now the entire gang of Mystery Inc. has been assembled.The movie is currently set to release in May 2020, with Tony Cervone sitting in the director’s chair. The film will also serve as a crossover of the wider Hanna-Barbera pantheon of characters, with Tracy Morgan playing Captain Caveman. The role of the villain Dick Dastardly has yet to be cast.
Will Forte was previously announced as the voice over for Shaggy, with Gina Rodriguez named as Velma. Tracy Morgan will take on the role of Captain Caveman while Frank Welker will reprise the voice of the main dog himself, Scooby-Doo.
But according to Deadline, Efron and Seyfried are the final pieces of the jigsaw puzzle for the film, which will be directed by Tony Cervone.
Scooby doo’s archive
- Scooby-Doo has the distinction of being the longest-running cartoon on television. First appearing in 1969, the mystery-solving Great Dane has starred in 310 animated episodes of shows ranging from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics to The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show. But Scooby-Doo has another important distinction. Since his name comes from the refrain “Scooby-dooby-doo” from the song “Strangers in the Night,” it is also the only cartoon canine inspired by a Frank Sinatra lyric!
When Hanna-Barbera initially pitched the show that would become Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to CBS, it was a scary cartoon, heavy on haunted houses and monsters, but light on comedy. Also, the four teenagers were the main characters, and their dog merely a supporting player.
- On Saturday morning, September 13, 1969, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered. Fraidy dog Scooby-Doo (or Scoobert, his formal name) was joined by a team of four teenagers: confident leader Fred, accident-prone Daphne, bookish Velma, and hungry-hungry slacker Shaggy. The five crime-solvers formed the team of Mystery, Inc. Visiting haunted houses, ghost towns, and abandoned amusement parks, the teens investigated sightings of witches, ghosts, and even monsters. Invariably, the “monster” would turn out to be a greedy human in disguise, trying to scare away people for his own profit. Of course, the villain would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those “meddling kids”!
- In 1979, the Scooby-Doo series changed forever. Even though Scooby had occasionally met up with his relatives, such as cousins Scooby-Dee and Scooby-Dum, the gang in the Mystery Machine could not have known what to expect from the arrival of Scrappy-Doo. Feisty, fearless, and prone to yell “Puppy power!”, Scooby’s young nephew got the gang in loads of trouble. Instead of running from ghosts like Uncle Scooby, Scrappy would meet them head-on and, more often that not, need to be rescued. In 1980, Scrappy dominated so many episodes that Fred, Daphne, and Velma could retired temporarily from active duty at Mystery, Inc. With their exit from the series, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, as it was now called, featured the two dogs and dog’s best friend Shaggy.
- The trio of Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy continued in such series as Scooby, Scrappy and Yabba-Doo, a wild-west show featuring another of Scooby’s country cousins, and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, in which Daphne came out of retirement to join the trio for a new set of mysteries.
- The original Mystery, Inc. team finally reunited (sans Scrappy) in 1988, when A Pup Named Scooby-Doo premiered. That show, set in 1963, featured a young Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby solving grade-school mysteries in their hometown of Coolsville.
- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo in 1991. Had Mystery, Inc. perhaps solved its final mystery? Of course not! In 2002, the original group of five hops in the Mystery Machine once again, when television’s longest-running cartoon finally becomes a live-action film. Now that Fred, Velma, Shaggy, Daphne, and Scoobert are together again, the only mystery left is how many cases this fivesome will solve in the future!
When is Scoob dated for release?
The movie Scoob is currently set to release in May 2020, with Tony Cervone sitting in the director’s chair. The film will also serve as a crossover of the wider Hanna-Barbera pantheon of characters, with Tracy Morgan playing Captain Caveman. The role of the villain Dick Dastardly has yet to be cast.
In recent years, the franchise has continued with a crossover special with the popular CW series Supernatural (which was just announced to be ending after 15 seasons).
A new animated series called Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? to premiere soon
Boomerang is also developing a new animated series called Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? That series is rumored to premiere later this year and will feature a rotating slate of guest stars including Mark Hamill, Sia, Chris Paul, and rotating guest stars like Urkel of Family Matters, Batman, and Sherlock Holmes.
It looks like the franchise is set to make a major comeback over the next year, with new animated series and a brand new reboot. We’ll see where the Mystery Machine takes the gang when SCOOB premieres in theaters in May 2020.