Warner Bros’ Scoob! getting an early HBO Max release
Ahead of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release this coming July, HBO Max has announced that Warner Bros.’ latest animated film Scoob! will now be available for streaming on HBO Max starting on Friday, June 26. Click here to pre-order Scoob! on 4K Blu-ray!
“HBO Max is the perfect home for these ‘meddling kids’ and their dog,'” Chief content officer of HBO Max, Kevin Reilly said in a press release. “SCOOB! tells the backstory of how these beloved friends met and formed Mystery Inc. It’s a perfect addition to our kids and family offering and will sit alongside beloved original Scooby-Doo episodes.”
The Will Forte-led film was one of the many films who was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in May. However, due to the global pandemic that caused theater chains to closed down, the studio had just opted for a PVOD and digital release instead.
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.