‘Scoob!’ Skips Theaters, Will Debut on VOD in May

“Scoob!,” the latest adventure of the mystery-solving Great Dane, is sticking to its original release schedule of May 15, but now the animated film will be on Video On Demand instead of in theaters.     

The movie will be available for a 48-hour rental PVOD period for U.S. $19.99 or to purchase for $24.99.

Even if theaters are open in some states, Warner Bros. has no plans to show the film on the big screen, Deadline reports.

Warner Bros chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff said, “We know fans are eager to see ‘Scoob!’ and we’re delighted we can deliver this feel-good movie for families to enjoy while they’re home together.”

In the new film, Scooby, Shaggy and friends race to stop a “global dogpocalypse,” when a villain plots to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus on the world.

Voiceover artist Frank Welker reprises his role as the snack loving pooch. The rest of the voice cast is new to the franchise: Will Forte stars as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Zac Efron as Fred, and Amanda Seyfried as Daphne.

With all the actors on lockdown, some of of the additional dialogue recording for the film was completed via iPhone, Deadline reports. 

“We would make sure that everything was in sync, that we would have the same kind of quality speakers, that there was a big enough bandwidth that we could really get the sound quality up,” director Tony Cervone said. “I’m really happy with the results of all that effort and hard work. This team has really risen to the occasion and really done a great job.”

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