Originally set for a cinema release, Scoob!, courtesy of the Corona virus, now comes to your home via premium video on demand.

First appearing in 1969 the popular animated adventure, produced by Hanna-Barbera, saw four teenagers and their talking Great Dane named Scooby-Doo solving mystery’s involving supposedly supernatural creatures. Invariably the monster was just a man in a rubber mask, but that was part of the fun.

Part origin part new adventure the characters and story in Scoob! will be familiar to anyone who’s followed the adventures of Scooby-Doo over the last fifty or so years.

The first ten minutes, complete with the obligatory scary monster and face mask reveal, enlightens us as to how Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, real name Norville “Shaggy” Rodgers (voiced by Will Forte), Fred (Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried) and Velma (Ariana Greenblatt) first met as kids.

The story then moves on to where the kids have fully formed into the characters we know and sees them getting involved with Dick Dastardly. Dastardly it would appear is out to kidnap the ever hungry mutt who he believes has the power to open the door into another dimension.

As the plot moves along various characters from the world of Hanna-Barbera including Captain Caveman, Dynomutt and Blue Falcon turn up making Scoob! feel more like a homage to the world of Hanna-Barbera cartoons rather than a standalone Scooby-Doo movie.

The fast and frantic pace will no doubt keep youngsters entertained and there’s enough cartoon Easter eggs that will be missed by a younger audience, dotted throughout the film to keep any adult moderately entertained.



Director: Tony Cervone

UK Release: Premium Digital HD VOD 10th July 2020 - Digital HD 14th September DVD & Blu-ray 28th September 2020
US Release: Digital HD from 15th May 2020

Scoob! - 5 Minute Preview

Scoob! - Teaser Trailer