SCOOBY-DOO is no stranger to the big screen. The fan-favorite mystery-solving great dane had a couple feature films in the mid-2000s, though neither of which were incredibly well-received. All the same, the character continues to charm plenty of kids on the small screen, and in addition to taking another stab at a live-action treatment, it looks like WB — and more specifically Warner Animation Group, who did the LEGO MOVIE — is looking to do an animated film as well.
At Tuesday’s presentation at CinemaCon, they revealed that the animated film will be called S.C.O.O.B., and was described as â€œour shot at unlocking the entire Hanna-Barbera universe.â€
So does this mean that this animated film is meant to kickstart a shared universe of sorts, Ã¡ la Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? This would appear to be the case, but if that’s indeed their plan, they have a few confusing things they’ll have to clear up. While it’s been a while since we’ve heard any news, there were rumblings some time in the past that another live-action Scooby-Doo flick was in the works. It’s not clear if that film has been nixed in favor of the animated one, or if WB intends for both to co-exist.
In addition to a live-action Scooby-Doo movie, however, Robert Rodriguez has also been previously attached to a live-action JOHNNY QUEST film. If WAG was planning a Hanna-Barbera universe, would Johnny Quest not be a part of it, and if he was a part of it, would that mean he’d exist on the big screen in both animated and live-action forms?
There are a lot of questions that need to be answered, so I’d be hesitant to take that comment at face value just yet.
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SOURCE: Comic Book Resources