Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

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Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Production company: Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: September 14, 2021
Run time: 1:18:23
Starring: Aluir Amancio
Richard Gaines
Juan Meza-Leon
Joonhi Park
Brandon McKinney
Adam Van Tyk
Executive producer(s): Sam Register
Producer(s): Cecilia Aranovich
Music composed by: Jody Gray
Andy Ezrin
Screenplay by: Mike Ryan
Director(s): Cecilia Aranovich
Wes Gleason (voices)
Art director(s): Jesse Silver
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Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American fantasy/supernatural comedy direct-to-video (DTV) film based on the respective TV series of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969 and Courage the Cowardly Dog in 1999. It was released by Warner Home Video on September 14, 2021. It was written by Mike Ryan, and produced and directed by Cecilia Aranovich. The film is the thirty-third installment in the Scooby-Doo 2-D animated direct-to-video film series.

Mystery Incorporated follows another mystery in the strange town of Nowhere, Kansas, where another timid, yet loyal dog lives, one Courage. Courage teams up with Mystery Inc. to uncover the appearance of a cicada swarm and other abnormal occurrences take place.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Eustace: Stupid meddling kids!

Fred: Hold the phone! There's a horrible, ugly monster driving that truck.
Muriel: Call him Eustace, dear.

Katz: And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling--.
Frau Glockenspiel: Hold it right there, Katz!

Katz: And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling--Ow, ow, ow!
Fred: I don't understand. What is happening?
Velma: His rubber mask is really stuck on there?
Daphne: It's so realistic.
Katz: That is because, I can assure you, mystery-solving kooks, that this is indeed my very own face.

Le Quack: And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you annoying, meddling teenagers.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Clown/Mr. McGill Marty Grabstein
Daphne Blake Grey Griffin
Shaggy Rogers Matthew Lillard
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Velma Dinkley Kate Micucci
Courage Marty Grabstein
Eustace Bagge Jeff Bergman
Phantom Shadow N/A
Muriel Bagge Thea White
katz's spider N/A
Snowman N/A
The Creeper N/A
Eggplant monsters N/A
Fred N/A
Carmen N/A
Spooky Space Kook N/A
Robot Randy N/A
Ghost of Redbeard N/A
Doctor Zalost N/A
Jeeves Weevil N/A
Duck brothers N/A
Hairy monster N/A
Mr. Glockenspiel/Lieutenant Chuck Montgomery
The Mayor/Katz/Le Quack/Cicada queen Jeff Bergman (Mayor)/Paul Schoeffler (Katz and Le Quack)
Frau Glockenspiel/General Grey Griffin (Frau Glockenspiel)
Jeff Bennett (General)
Velvet Vic (poster) N/A
Theodore (poster) N/A
Nowhere newsman Paul Schoeffler
Space chicken N/A
Weremole N/A
Rich lady Thea White
Brian Unavailable







The idea of a crossover between Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog expanded from being a potential episode for Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? In late 2019, TCM briefly had the film listed as Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Between then and June 22, 2021 when it was officially announced via Syfy Wire,[1] miscellaneous crew people had added the film to their résumé.

Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, had been approached to direct the film but turned it down as John Dilworth, creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog, was not involved with the film at all and Atoms wanted to respect his wishes. However he did express that given the change to produce a turn-of-the-century Scooby Doo crossover, he would go for a different show.


It was copyrighted in 2021.


The music was composed by Jody Gray and Andy Ezrin.


  1. "Game of Life" - Andy Sturmer
  2. "Straight Outta Nowhere" - Jeff Bergman
  3. "The Opposite of Fear is Fun" - Andy Sturmer

Crew credits


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: September 14, 2021 on DVD

Behind the scenes

  • The film is a play on the song, album, and film Straight Outta Compton.
  • Scooby and the gang and Courage previously met unofficially in bumpers during Cartoon Network's 2000 Scooby-Doo/Courage the Cowardly Dog Scare-a-Thon.
  • Daphne says "Jeepers" four times.
  • Shaggy says "Zoinks" thrice.
  • Fred says "Hold the phone" twice.
  • Velma says "Jinkies" five times.
  • Scooby says "Ruh-roh" once.
  • The Mystery Machine's license plate reads, "ZOINKS."
  • The film is dedicated to Thea White, the voice of Muriel, who died a month before the film was released.
  • This is the first film Ken Spears and Joe Ruby are given a special thanks (for having created Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!) since their deaths in 2020.


  • Eustace says that the bread hurts his teeth, but he doesn't have any.

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