Scooby-Doo’s New Look Fred Is Going To Give Me Night Terrors

Scooby-Doo’s New Look Fred Is Going To Give Me Night Terrors
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Apparently, there’s a new Scooby-Doo movie on the way. New images from the CG animated flick, titled Scoob, have dropped this morning, and they sure are a sight to see. If you’re a long-time fan of the franchise, or a Fred fan, it’s time to look away, because this sure ain’t the Scooby-Doo you know and love.

These images come courtesy of Fandango, which unveiled their exclusive first look via Twitter.

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Okay, so take a look at Daphne. She looks pretty good right? Sure, the CGI style is a bit disconcerting, but translating beloved cartoons into a different animation style will always come with a side-helping of strangeness. Daphne’s design is cute and doll-like, and her hair looks great! Velma is also rocking a cute little bob and button nose.

And then, we take a look at Fred. Fred who, sans ascot, has somehow become every generic, tiny-faced jock dude you’ve ever met and disliked. His head is huge, and his face is very small. He’s got big, bulky arms, a wide chin and a varsity-style bomber jacket. I don’t like this Fred. I can’t stop thinking about his tiny face and his bulky arms. There’s so much extra face here. I mean, take a look at classic Fred, and then look back at that chonker:

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I demand an ascot, at the very least.

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Then there’s the rest. This image of a young Shaggy and Scooby, complete with CGI spit, is wigging em out. Why is Shaggy’s hair so big? What volumiser is he using? Tell me your secrets, big-haired Shaggy.

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I have neutral feelings about this image. It looks fine. Scooby looks much better than his 2002 live action CGI counterpart, that’s for sure.

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Okay, admittedly, the team shot looks pretty good! It’s still a bit strange seeing these characters in hi-res CGI, and Fred’s design definitely exists somewhere in the Uncanny Valley, but overall, it’s not bad! There’s a new trailer dropping November 12, so we’ll no doubt have a clearer view of Scoob in the coming days.

Until then, I’m going to avoid making any eye contact with Fred.

Scoob comes to Australian theatres June 18, 2020.