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.
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:
I demand an ascot, at the very least.
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.
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.
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.