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Oh, look, another cinematic universe launching. Let's hope it's as successful as Universal's Dark Universe... Oh, wait.
Production company: Warner Animation Group
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: May 15, 2020

Director(s): Tony Cervone

SCOOB!, or Scoob!, is a 2020 supernatural action comedy film based on Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo property with elements of the company's other intellectual properties, effectively making it the beginning of a theoretical "cinematic universe." The film went into official production in 2015 when Warner Animation Group hired Tony Cervone as director. The film has several writers connected, and presently credits the screenplay to Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliot, Matt Lieberman, and the story to Lieberman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart. What made this film unique among other Scooby-Doo films, is this was the first one to be released into theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 15, 2020, but due to the COVID-19, it was briefly dropped from the schedule, before Warner Bros. decided to release it direct-to-streaming as is the tactic most studios are taking due to the pandemic.

The film chronicles the first encounter between Scooby and Shaggy, their founding of Mystery Inc. with Fred, Daphne, and Velma, who go onto solving many crimes that usually involve a person wearing a ghostly disguise. Just when they think they've seen it all, the stakes are raised even higher as the world comes under the threat of Dick Dastardly's "dogpocalypse", and are called into action by superheroes Blue Falcon and Dynomutt.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


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Main: SCOOB! Album

The music is composed by Tom Holkenberg. Original songs have also been written and performed for the film, including "Summer Feelings" by Lennon Stella featuring Charlie Puth, and "On Me", by Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown, featuring Ava Max.


Behind the scenes

  • In the opening to the trailer released during Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, Shaggy refers to Scooby playing dead as the greatest death scene since the film Avengers: Endgame.


Everlasting influence

In 2019, Warner Bros. Animation began development of a quickly aborted new Dynomutt series, which included an African American woman, who looked similar to SCOOB!'s iteration of Dee Dee Sykes, in its cast.[1]

Marketing and promotion

The first teaser trailer was debuted on ABC's morning show Good Morning America, on November 11, 2019. It featured the song "Without You" by Avicii. A full length and final trailer was released on March 5, 2020. Between those two trailers was a special one aired on February 2, 2019, during Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl (a parody of the Super Bowl the same day).

Since the first trailer was dropped, the official social media accounts and the official website have encouraged fans to apply Scooby from the film to their selfies. It also uses social media to make GIFs and memes, seemingly putting more effort into this than the trailers going much beyond the first act.

A small level of merchandise has also been released to coincide, including Basic Fun's two-action figure sets and Mystery Machine toy, and Funko Pops based on the young versions of Scooby and Shaggy, all of which seem to be exclusive to Walmart. Random House have also published books, including a full junior novelization.


In anticipation for the early home digital release for SCOOB!, Warner Bros. is hosting a virtual watch party (with a pre-show of SCOOB! moments from the cast and director) at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.[2]

Critical reception


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  1. Milo, Mike. "Dynomutt and Blue Falcon Designs". Milowerx Media. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  2. Milligan, Mercedes (May 11, 2020). "WB Invites Fans to ‘Pawtastic’ Virtual Premiere for ‘Scoob!’". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 13.