Why is nobody saving the Scooby gang?

Scooby! - See the first five minutes, now digitally in Germany

Making former cinema films available digitally for renting and buying has proven to be a lucrative stopgap solution for distributors in times of Corona. Universal Pictures in particular is celebrating great success with the changed strategy and recently reported record revenues for Trolls World Tour. This did not go unnoticed by the competition and prompted Warner Bros. to promptly announce the next animated film, which the viewer would be drawn to the eye without detours in the home theater. Because their latest case, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, Norville “Shaggy” Rogers and their mascot, the Great Dane Scooby-Doo, will now have to deal with them right in their own four walls! Since 1969, Mystery Inc. has been successfully investigating supernatural machinations and crimes of all kinds.

Scooby! The weird cult gang should finally lead back to the cinema and the big screen after a long absence, but nothing came of it because of the corona crisis - at least in the USA. Instead, you can now get your fully animated adventure into your home theater for € 15.60 (to borrow) or € 19.50 (to buy). Thus, there are only a few weeks between the limited German theatrical release and the digital premiere at relevant VOD providers such as Amazon Video. If you want to take a look beforehand, you can tackle the first five minutes in the current preview Scooby on the heels of Mystery Inc!

Your new adventure is based on a film idea by Matt Lieberman, who was most recently in The Addams Family was responsible for eerily beautiful entertainment, and was by Tony Cervone (Space Jam) staged. Now that hundreds of cases have been solved and adventures together, Scooby and the gang face their greatest mystery: a mysterious conspiracy plans to unleash the dangerous ghost dog Cerberus. As they struggle to stop the "Bellokalypse," the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and a great destiny that is bigger than anyone could have imagined.

The US dubbed version features many familiar faces: This is how Zac Efron speaks (Baywatch) the blond handsome Fred Jones, Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) the quick-witted Daphne Blake and Gina Rodriguez (Extinction, Deepwater Horizon) the intelligent Velma Dinkley. As an animal-human team, Norville “Shaggy” Rogers and Scooby-Doo see (or rather hear) Will Forte and Frank Weller. Behind Scooby, the clique's first cinema appearance since Scooby-Doo 2: Monster’s Unleashed from 2004, the experienced production team around Chris Columbus (Gremlins, Harry Potter), Charles Roven (Wonder Woman), Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad) and Allison Abbate (Frankenweenie, Corpse bride).

Written on 08/06/2020 by Torsten Schrader