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Scooby Doo is getting rebooted for a new live-action/CGI franchise

06.17.2014

SCOOBY DOO is being rebooted for the big screen and apparently Warner Bros hasn't learned to stay away from the CGI/live action mix that ruined the 2002 film. Well, maybe it wasn't the abyssmal CGI animation rather than the awful direction from Raja Gosnell and the overly cheesy screenplay from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn. While Sony has elected to end their live action SMURFS franchise in favor of a more fitting fully animated reboot, Warner Bros is going to reboot to live action once again according to Deadline.

There are no directing or casting announcements at this time, only the inclusion of Randall Green as screenwriter. SCOOBY DOO had two theatrical films made, the last being released in 2005, as well as two direct to home video movies without any of the theatrical cast that included Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Linda Cardellini. SCOOBY DOO has been rebooted as an animated series for decades and continues to release animated films direct to DVD regularly.

There is definitely the possibility this time SCOOBY DOO may be worth seeing, but until studios find a better way to animate these classic characters without the result looking like ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS or YOGI BEAR, we can just assume they will be garbage.

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Extra Tidbit: Maybe the death of Shaggy (aka Casey Kasem) should have been a sign to not do this, WB.
Source: Deadline

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9:55AM on 06/18/2014

They need to get some of the writers from Mystery Inc.

That's actually a really good show; probably the best Scooby-Doo cartoon since the charmingly tacky original.
That's actually a really good show; probably the best Scooby-Doo cartoon since the charmingly tacky original.
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9:12AM on 06/18/2014

Have you seen what they did to Scooby Doo???

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They made Scooby go full retard. Scooby Doo is officially dead.
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They made Scooby go full retard. Scooby Doo is officially dead.
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4:23AM on 06/18/2014

Time to get it right....

Apart from Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini who nailed the roles I think its time for a reboot on this. Get Tim Burton to direct it and make it have genuine scares whilst retaining some family friendliness. That said, SD2 was more like the original show and at least kept a lot of the traits. The first movie was just wrong on so many counts.
Apart from Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini who nailed the roles I think its time for a reboot on this. Get Tim Burton to direct it and make it have genuine scares whilst retaining some family friendliness. That said, SD2 was more like the original show and at least kept a lot of the traits. The first movie was just wrong on so many counts.
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6:56AM on 06/18/2014
Burton would be an awful choice.
Burton would be an awful choice.
1:24AM on 06/18/2014
I get the hate for Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs, and most those types of movies but maybe it was my incredibly low expectations and some good weed but Yogi Bear wasn't that bad... Like what else do you think they could have done? It stayed true to the character and was pretty funny for a 'family movie'.
I get the hate for Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs, and most those types of movies but maybe it was my incredibly low expectations and some good weed but Yogi Bear wasn't that bad... Like what else do you think they could have done? It stayed true to the character and was pretty funny for a 'family movie'.
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11:05PM on 06/17/2014
There is just no way to do the whole live action/animation thing and do it right. I think only late 80s/early 90s era movies were the exception. And by that I mean Howard Duck, Roger Rabbit, and Cool World.
There is just no way to do the whole live action/animation thing and do it right. I think only late 80s/early 90s era movies were the exception. And by that I mean Howard Duck, Roger Rabbit, and Cool World.
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11:04PM on 06/17/2014
There is just no way to do the whole live action/animation thing and do it right. I think only late 80s/early 90s era movies were the exception. And by that I mean Howard Duck, Roger Rabbit, and Cool World.
There is just no way to do the whole live action/animation thing and do it right. I think only late 80s/early 90s era movies were the exception. And by that I mean Howard Duck, Roger Rabbit, and Cool World.
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11:04PM on 06/17/2014

thing is...

Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Linda Cardellini were perfectly cast as the scooby gang for when that movie came out. they nailed that part. not so much on everything else.
Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Linda Cardellini were perfectly cast as the scooby gang for when that movie came out. they nailed that part. not so much on everything else.
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10:54PM on 06/17/2014
Today I learned that Casey Kasem worked for Hanna Barbera for 45 years from 1968 to 2013. Beside being Shaggy on Scooby Doo, he was Robin on Superfriends and Bluestreak, Cliffjumper and Teletraan I on Transformers.
Today I learned that Casey Kasem worked for Hanna Barbera for 45 years from 1968 to 2013. Beside being Shaggy on Scooby Doo, he was Robin on Superfriends and Bluestreak, Cliffjumper and Teletraan I on Transformers.
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7:49PM on 06/17/2014
RIP Casey Kasem. The Scooby Doo TV movies are actually quite good but they better stick with animated form. The Scooby Doo Wrestlemanic Mystery is pretty entertaining as well.
RIP Casey Kasem. The Scooby Doo TV movies are actually quite good but they better stick with animated form. The Scooby Doo Wrestlemanic Mystery is pretty entertaining as well.
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6:20PM on 06/17/2014
Can't wait to see this modern dark and gritty version.
Can't wait to see this modern dark and gritty version.
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6:19PM on 06/17/2014
Can't wait to see this modern dark and gritty version.
Can't wait to see this modern dark and gritty version.
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7:23PM on 06/17/2014
"The Dark Scoob Rises"
"The Dark Scoob Rises"
9:07PM on 06/17/2014
Rocket launcher-equipped Mystery Machine!
Rocket launcher-equipped Mystery Machine!
11:02PM on 06/17/2014
Shaggy: this cabin is creeeeeepin me out!
Fred: i bet this is where the ghost would bring his victims back to rape and mutilate them
Scooby: ruh-roh!
Shaggy: this cabin is creeeeeepin me out!
Fred: i bet this is where the ghost would bring his victims back to rape and mutilate them
Scooby: ruh-roh!
5:26PM on 06/17/2014
At least wait till Casey goes cold to make your announcement.
At least wait till Casey goes cold to make your announcement.
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5:47PM on 06/17/2014
Yeah, right? Freakin' vultures. They could have waited a couple of months.
Yeah, right? Freakin' vultures. They could have waited a couple of months.
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