The First Trailer for Scoob Teases an Adorable Origin Story

Image: Warner Bros.

Our first fleeting glimpses at the new animated Scooby-Doo movie surprised us last week with how well it translated the look of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons into a modern CG aesthetic. But now we can see it in action, and not only does it look great, it looks gosh darn cute!


Warner Bros. just dropped the first trailer for Scoob, and while there’s not really much in the way of Mystery to be found for Mystery Inc. just yet—beyond the framing device that Shaggy (Will Forte) and Scooby (Frank Welker) have seemingly been abducted by the classic Hanna-Barbera hero the Blue Falcon (played by, I shit you not, Mark Wahlberg)—it really focuses in on telling the story of how Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne (Amanda Seyfried), Fred (Zac Efron), and Velma (Gina Rodriguez) all first met.

It was, of course, while out trick or treating on Halloween, because how else would these meddling kids unite? Loving Daphne and Velma’s Wonder Woman/Ruth Bader Ginsburg costumes though.

But even before that, we get the boy-meets-dog origins of Shaggy and Scooby in particular, and my god, it just all looks very cute. If the final film’s zany mystery shenanigans can match up to the sweetness of these moments between lil’ Shaggy and Scooby, we’re in for a treat.

Well, a Scooby Snack, most likely. Scoob is set to hit theaters May 15, 2020.

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It looks surprisingly good despite the terrible decision to replace VAs who have voiced the characters so long with Big Name Actors.

Saw Mr Peebles Pet Shop and I love scooby media has been embracing a shared Hannah Barbera universe lately.

Curious how they will characterize Daphne since she tends to change the most out of all of them. Femme damsel in distress, kick ass mystery solver, rich girl who is bit (or a lot) out of touch with reality.

Also I will always maintain anything showing a pup named Scooby Doo should include Red Herring.