Scoob! (stylized in all caps as SCOOB!) is a 2020 American computer-animated mystery comedy film based on Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo franchise, produced by the Warner Animation Group, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is a reboot of the theatrical Scooby-Doo film series and the third theatrical film based on the characters, following Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Set in an alternate Hanna-Barbera animated multiverse, the film's story follows Mystery Incorporated solving their biggest and most challenging mystery behind their own mascot's secret legacy and true purpose that connects with a plan to unleash Cerberus.
|Directed by||Tony Cervone|
|Music by||Tom Holkenborg|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$27.1 million|
The film is directed by Tony Cervone (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott, and Matt Lieberman, and a story by Lieberman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart. It stars the voices of Frank Welker, Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, and Amanda Seyfried. The film also features the voices of Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, and Tracy Morgan as other Hanna-Barbera animated characters. Plans for a new Scooby-Doo theatrical film began in June 2014, when Warner Bros. announced that they would reboot the Scooby-Doo film series with an animated film. Cervone was hired to direct the film in August 2015, with Dax Shepard being brought to co-direct it in September 2016, until he was no longer as part of the project by October 2018.
Scoob! was originally set for a worldwide theatrical release on May 15, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic causing the closure of theaters across the globe, Warner Bros. made the film available to own digitally in the United States on the same date it was planned to be released in theaters. It received a theatrical release in select countries beginning in July 2020 and a secondary theatrical release in the United States beginning on May 21, 2021 for three days. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its animation and sense of nostalgia, but criticized its modernization and screenplay. Scoob! topped digital rental charts in its first three weekends of release, and became the third-most watched title on PVOD. A prequel, Scoob! Holiday Haunt, was set to follow up the film for release through HBO Max, but was canceled in August 2022.