Scooby the Dog is soon appearing in a new movie with his mystery-solving friends more than a decade after they last hit the silver screen
Jinkies and jeepers, it’s happening! Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have joined the cast of the upcoming Scooby-Doo animated film. The movie, aptly titled Scoob, will feature Zac as the voice of Fred, while Amanda will voice the role of Daphne.
The movie is set to be released in May 2020 and most of the characters have been cast. Will Forte will be playing Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez will play Velma, Tracy Morgan is taking on the role of Captain Caveman and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of the main dog himself, Scooby-Doo.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, the story will reportedly see the fan-favorite Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his latest evil plot. Everyone is obviously allowed to prefer one particular branch of the Scooby-Doo franchise, but it's good to know that regardless of age, many people have grown up with the loveable dog.
Tony Cervone is directing the animated feature with Chris Columbus, Pam Coats, and Allison Abbate on board as producers and Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire, and Adam Sztykiel attached as executive producers. Scoob sounds like he's in great hands, and with Efron and Seyfried's Fred and Daphne keeping an eye on him, maybe he and Shaggy won't even run into trouble this time.
The 2002 “Scooby-Doo” movie mixed live-action actors with Scooby himself, who was computer-generated, as did “Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed” two years later. The first film generated $275 million worldwide, while the second earned $180 million.
With all things said, grab your Scooby Snacks and popcorn, because the Mystery Inc. gang is headed for the big screen yet again. In theatres, May 15th, 2020.