Warner Bros.’ Scoob! Heading Straight to On-Demand This May
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Warner Bros. will debut the animated movie Scoob! on premium on-demand instead of waiting for theaters to reopen. The movie will be available to rent and to buy in the home on May 15 for $19.99 and $24.99, respectively, with the rental period at 48 hours.
“While we’re all eager to be able to once again show our films in theaters, we’re navigating new, unprecedented times which call for creative thinking and adaptability in how we distribute our content,” Warner Bros. chairman-CEO Ann Sarnoff said in a statement. “We know fans are eager to see Scoob! and we’re delighted we can deliver this feel-good movie for families to enjoy while they’re home together.”
Scoob! is written by Matt Lieberman (The Addams Family) and directed by Tony Cervone (Space Jam). The film will follow the mystery-solving group as they must team up with other characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from supervillain Dick Dastardly.
The cast includes a new generation of “meddling kids” with Zac Efron as Fred Jones, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake, Will Forte as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley, Tarcy Morgan as Dick Dastardly, and Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo. Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) and Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (The State Within, The OA) have also been cast in the roles of superhero Blue Falcon and villain Dick Dastardly. The pair will be joining the previously announced Ken Jeong as Dynomutt and Kiersey Clemons as Dee Dee Sykes.
The project, produced by Chris Columbus, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and Allison Abbate, will bring back those pesky kids and their pal Scooby, all of whom were last seen on the big screen in 2004’s live-action misfire Scooby-Doo 2: Monster’s Unleashed.