‘Scooby-Doo’ Animated Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. is bringing back the Scooby-Doo franchise with an animated movie set for release on Sept. 21, 2018.

Producers are Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who were producers on the studio’s live-action films “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” Allison Abbate, who has credits on “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Corpse Bride” and “Frankenweenie,” is also producing.

The untitled film will be directed by “Space Jam” helmer Tony Cervone, whose TV credits include Cartoon Network’s “The Looney Tunes Show” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Matt Lieberman (“Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief”) wrote the screenplay, while Dan Povenmire (“Family Guy”) is on board as executive producer.

The new Scooby-Doo feature will be a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation under the Warner Animation Group banner, which rose to prominence last year with “The Lego Movie.”

“Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production. “As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in reintroducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.”

Variety reported in 2013 that the project was in development. At that point, Roven and Suckle were producing, with Lieberman penning the script.

The 2002 “Scooby-Doo” mixed live-action actors with the titular Great Dane, which was computer-generated, as did “Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed” two years later. The first film generated $275 million worldwide, the second $180 million.

The original animated TV series “Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?” was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.

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  1. Arturo Otoya says:

    an Adventure Time movie gets release on Feb. 10, 2017

  2. Why a theatrical movie? The crank out a straight to DVD movie at least twice a year. The latest one is Scooby Doo & Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery for crying out loud.

  3. Rob Vaughan says:

    I for one Love Scooby, and the rest of the Hanna Barbera Gang. I’ve loved the direct to DVD Scooby movies and Mystery Inc was a beautiful and Clever show. I’m sure that with the talented people behind this project this will be a great venture and I am very excited that it should do well enough to warrant other HB projects. I hope its 2D But if its made as well as the CGI Looney Tunes Shorts were It will be equally fantastic… Roll on 2018 :)

  4. JOE S HILL says:

    Like many TV viewers,i grew-up watching “SCOOBY-DOO,WHERE ARE YOU?”,when it was launched by CBS’s Fall 1969 line-up,where it stayed,until it moved to ABC in Fall 1976-and decades later,Hanna-Barbera faded into defunction,but not before Warner Bros. secured their library,after Ted Turner acquired the studio in 1991,,so why on earth do we need to see another “SCOOBY-DOO” cartoon? how pathetic
    has the studio become,when we’ve gotten rid of cel animation over a decade ago,,to be replaced by CGI
    animation,,where’s the originality,there? Warner Bros. Animation seems to be a fine business,and they do a good job,making a lot of their DC Comics’ direct to video stuff,a major success,,but enough already,with all the SCOOBY-DOO remakes,,that has outworn it’s welcome! Hanna-Barbera,along with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears did all the major work-and with the exception of one remaining voice cast member,most of the SCOOBY-DOO cast,are dead!! Casey Kasem’s unfortunate situation,pretty much did
    such a damned indignity,to his great works,,so why in the world is Warner Bros. wasting our time,with all
    these “new” cartoons? Saturday morning cartoons are gone now,and the animation studios are also gone,,so why can’t the people at Warner Bros. get the message,that we don’t need anymore Scooby-Doo cartoons!!

  5. TONY says:

    NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Not the same old shite!!!

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