Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? Warner Bros. has got some work for you now.
The talking Great Dane last graced cinema screens back in 2004’s live-action Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed but the mystery-solving mutt and the rest of those meddling kids will be returning to the big screen soon for a new animated movie, and it’ll come with some big names, too.
Deadline is reporting that Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have signed up to provide the voices of Fred Jones and Daphne Blake. Likewise attached to the currently unnamed production are Will Forte as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers and Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley. Veteran voice actor Frank Welker, meanwhile, who’s been with the franchise since its inception in 1969, will once again portray Scoob.
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What’s more, this movie won’t just be revival of the Scooby gang but will see Mystery Inc. team up with other classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly (the villain from Wacky Races). So far, we know that Captain Caveman will feature, as he’ll be voiced by Tracey Morgan. Tony Cervone, meanwhile, is directing with Chris Columbus producing, alongside Pam Coats and Allison Abbate.
This will be the third cinematic Scooby-Doo release, following Monsters Unleashed and its 2002 predecessor. Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, the movies are notable today for being penned by Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn. The film series did continue after these, but went straight-to-DVD. The most recent effort, Daphne & Velma, a prequel about the girls’ teenage friendship, was released last May.
Anyways, it’ll no doubt be fun for fans to see so many beloved cartoon characters teaming up in the new Scooby-Doo, but as we know from his newfound meme status, the all-powerful Shaggy could probably take on Dick Dastardly by himself. If we can’t get Shaggy in Mortal Kombat 11, at least we’ve got this, right?