While I’m sure that Scoob! will delight younger audiences with it’s humor and bouncy animation, older fans of Mystery Inc’s darker tone and deeper lore should take note.
The monsters of the film appear to be creepy shapeshifting robots and dialogue towards the end of the trailer makes hints at possible appearances by the Blue Falcon as well as Snidely and Muttley. Animation tests for the film also revealed the inclusion of tech from the world of Jonny Quest. Additionally the story by Matt Lieberman also sites him working on a Jetsons film. Therefore, I believe this could be the first film in the rumored Hanna-Barbera shared-universe … or maybe they should call it the “Scooby-Verse.”
The world of Hanna-Barbera is half a century old but I think it worth more than the occasional direct-to-video movie or cereal promo. I hope that Scoob! will delight audiences and generate a new wave of fans young and old for the next 50 years.
Scoob! is set for release on May 15th, 2020.