Did you even have a childhood if you never watched Scooby-Doo? The world’s cutest detective dog has won the hearts of generations. My dad grew up with Scooby-Doo and so did I. I remember collecting the Scooby-Doo World of Mystery magazines when I was in school and I regret only collecting the first five issues and losing the few magazines and cards that I had. Scooby-Doo has been a big part of my childhood and essentially my life. So, when I heard that they were rebooting the series with a new animated movie, I couldn’t help but get excited. But after seeing the trailer, I’ll be honest, it’s isn’t exactly what I was hoping for; however, it has induced much hype.
The movie lends voice talents from:
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo
- Will Forte as Shaggy Rogers
- Iain Armitage as young Shaggy Rogers
- Zac Efron as Fred Jones
- Pierce Gagnon as young Fred Jones
- Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley
- Ariana Greenblatt as young Velma Dinkley
- Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake
- Mckenna Grace as young Daphne Blake
- Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman
- Kiersey Clemons as Dee Dee Sykes
- Ken Jeong as Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
- Mark Wahlberg as Blue Falcon
- Jason Isaacs as Dick Dastardly
That is quite an impressive cast and the movie seems to be a sort of origin story, which would make sense at it is a reboot.
A Fresh Snack
Scooby-Doo has had many incarnations over the years. My favourite was the classic Scooby-Doo Where Are You cartoons. I like how the monsters were explained to be nothing but tricksters. I also quite enjoyed A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, which this movie seems to take some pointers from. The trailer below reveals just enough to pique the interest of old fans and new fans alike. Let’s hope this new venture in the Scooby-Doo franchise pays off.