Zoinks! First Scoob trailer released

Photo: Scoob! key art.. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Photo: Scoob! key art.. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures /

The focus will be on his fellow canines from Disney later this week, but the first trailer for Scoob has been released.

Zoinks! Hot off the tire tracks of NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie driving a Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine for Halloween, the first trailer for the new animated movie Scoob has been released.

It stars in the lead roles the voices of Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, Lab Rats, The Last Man on Earth) as Shaggy, Zac Efron (High School Musical, 17 Again, The Greatest Showman) as Fred, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Ferdinand, Carmen Sandiego) as Velma and Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Letters to Juliet, The Art of Racing in the Rain) as Daphne.

Frank Welker, who has done most of the animal voices in Hollywood for the past thirty years, will be the voice of Scooby-Doo himself.

Welker was the original voice of Fred in the 1969 cartoon, and has been involved in almost every Scooby-Doo production since. Other famous roles he’s played include Doctor Claw in Inspector Gadget, Megatron in the original Transformers series, and George in the Curious George TV series.

We here at Dog O’Day learned of the new trailer through SYFY WIRE.

This trailer shows how Scooby and Shaggy met (on a beach, Scoob was a Great Dane puppy and Shaggy a young teen), how they met the rest of the Mystery Inc gang (on Halloween), and then flashfowards to some point around ten years later.

Interestingly, it opens very meta, as Scooby and Shaggy are watching the trailer in a movie theater. Also, Velma is wearing a Wonder Woman costume on Halloween, which makes sense, as Warner Bros. is also behind the DC Extended Universe.

Another item of note is that the lettering on the official poster is in teal, matching Scooby’s collar (which is the unnecessary exclamation point).

Warner Bros. Animation is hoping to use Scoob as a launchpad for a Hanna-Barberra Cinematic Universe, which seems like a logical starting place, since many Milennials only know the Scooby-Doo characters out of their ranks, and Gen Zers (and Milennials’ kids) even less.

Mckenna Grace (Fuller House, Captain Marvel) is the voice of the young Daphne.

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Other known characters include Mark Wahlberg as the superhero Blue Falcon, Ken Jeong as Blue Falcon’s robotic canine sidekick Dynomutt, Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman and Jason Isaacs as the villainous Dick Dastardly from the Wacky Races.

Scoob will release to theaters on May 15, 2020.