Warner Bros. Developing SCOOBY-DOO Animated Feature

     August 26, 2013

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The live-action/CG hybrid Scooby-Doo made $276 million worldwide for Warner Bros. back in 2002.  The sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, grossed $181 million in 2004.   As much as critics dumped on the colorful mess, that is enough money that you knew the studio would return to the well before a decade passed.  To their credit, WB is taking the franchise in a different direction.  Variety reports the studio is developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film.  It is not specified in the report, but I assume it will be a computer-animated feature—that way I can be pleasantly surprised if the new Scooby-Doo turns out to be hand-drawn animation in the style of the original Hanna-Barbera series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, that premiered in 1969.  Scooby-Doo was a big part of my childhood, so I will root for a fun, fresh adaptation.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who produced the 2002 entry, return to produce the reboot.  Matt Lieberman will write the script.  Hit the jump for some groovy theme song nostalgia.

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  • The Driver

    Hopefully it’s traditional animation. I actually thought the late 90s direct to video movies (basically only Zombie Island and Witch’s Ghost) were pretty amazing.

  • rivertreeradar

    i really hope this doesnt mean the current show is getting cancelled or is already cancelled. its really sophisticated which probably means it will be.

    • $63208635

      Current Show? Do you mean Mystery, Inc? If so that show has sadly already ended.

  • Mr. Orange

    If this is hand drawn I would see this movie in a heart beat. I love Scooby Doo since I was a little kid. I love Zombie Island, Witch’s Ghost and even the less that great but still enjoyable Cyber Chase.

  • alk

    HAND DRAWN ANIMATION or NOTHING AT ALL. 3D animation is just not the sameee in comparison…it’s not even close…