Scooby-Doo – animated, USA, 2020: Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried cast as Fred and Daphne

Scooby-Doo is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated feature film directed by Tony Cervone and Dax Shepard from a screenplay by the latter Matt Lieberman (The Addams FamilyMonster on the Hill) and Shepard.

The film is a reboot of the Scooby-Doo theatrically-released films and the first film in the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.

It has been announced that Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) and Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body) have been cast as Fred and Daphne, respectively.

It had previously been announced that the voice cast includes Will Forte (Last Man on Earth) as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma (Annihilation), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) as Captain Caveman. Franchise stalwart Frank Welker, who has voiced Fred Jones since the cartoon’s inception in 1969 and has been the voice of Scooby-Doo from 2002 on is also onboard.

Animated by Reel FX for Warner Animation Group, the film was initially titled S.C.O.O.B. (and was announced as a live action/animated project). It was scheduled to be released in the United States on September 21, 2018, by Warner Bros. This was then changed to an unspecified date in 2020.

As part of the Warner Animation Group banner, the Scooby-Doo movie will lead a roster of animated big-screen adventures featuring characters from the late 60s/early 70s stable of Hanna-Barbera.

Producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle – responsible for Warner’s live-action Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) – are joined by Cervone’s producer wife Allison Abbate whose credits include The Iron Giant, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.

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5 Comments on “Scooby-Doo – animated, USA, 2020: Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried cast as Fred and Daphne”

    1. Even now, as an oldie, I’m a sucker for all things Scooby-related, and can find any excuse to watch with my son. The mid 70s cartoons we’re beyond naff (as all Hanna Barbera product became) but gradually The Gang were reinvented and rebooted so many times and usually to good effect. The XXX version was where I drew the line tho…

      1. I simply adore Scooby! Seriously I will never forget the time I rented a VHS of Scooby and Scrappy Doo. Now in my early 20s I somewhat question the whole concept of the franchise but everytime I watch that clumsy Dane and the gang I’m happy. If only WB made the first SD movie the way it was meant to be

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