Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc Possibly Delayed till 2011, Next Animated Movie Reveled?

Back when Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins was announced, it was also announced that a new series, Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc, would premeire sometime in 2009/2010. News on the new series have been scarce. No date, no stills, nothing. Well, I looking at Warner’s press release for Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster{and thanks to nickle98499 over on the ScoobyAddicts Forum for pointing this out}. and it mentions that new series will premiere in 2011. So it seems, unfortonetely, that we will have to wait a little bit longer for Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc. Another interesting thing is that the press release mentions the title for the next animated DTV movie, Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare, which is coming September. Considering WB’s pattern of releasing these movies in the past, September would make sense. Hopefully it will be in the same style of Abracadabra-Doo. I’ll update when there is more info on this. Here’s the press release:

 

 

 WARNER PREMIERE SENDS MYSTERY INC. ON A NEW ASSIGNMENT IN SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER
 

 

Principal Photography Begins March 15 in Southern California
 
Original Cast & Crew Re-Team Following Cartoon Network’s 2009 Record-Setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
 

New Film Slated for Fall TV/Spring DVD Release

BURBANK, CA – March 12, 2010 – Warner Premiere is in production on Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live-action/CG movie follow-up to 2009′s record-setting Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, it was announced today by Eva Davis, EVP and General Manager, Warner Premiere. The film commences principal photography on March 15 in various locations around Southern California. The family-targeted feature will premiere on Cartoon Network in fall 2010 and release on DVD through Warner Home Video in early 2011.

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster continues the Mystery Inc. gang’s adventures from the 2009 hit Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which premiered as the most-watched telecast in Cartoon Network history, and set targeted demographic records across the board. This new film will once again feature the familiar cast of characters in their high school years as they continue to develop and sharpen their combined sleuthing skills.

“After more than 40 years, the Scooby-Doo franchise continues to grow stronger as generations of audiences embrace these timeless characters, and that adoration has been clearly reflected in box office, DVD sales and television ratings,” said Davis. “These new live-action films, with their contemporary approach, bring excitement and thrills to an altogether new era of Scooby-Doo fans.”

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster finds the Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle, only to stumble onto strange happenings around the local lakeincluding mystical moonstones, creepy characters and a Frog Monster on the loose. There’s mystery afoot and romance in the air that only the fearful foursome-plus-oneFred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doocan solve in this Warner Premiere production. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the film on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and For Download.

Director Brian Levant, producer Brian Gilbert and writers the Altiere Brothers return from their successful turns at the creative helm of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins. The Atlas Entertainment production also has the live action cast returning intact with Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP) as Fred, Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo will appear via computer-generated animation courtesy of Animation Picture Company.

In conjunction with the start of film production, the Scooby-Doo Mystery Movie Sweepstakes launches March 12, 2010 with a Grand Prize package that includes a trip for four to the set of Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster during filming. Fans can go to www.ScoobyDooSweeps.com to enter.

An animated creation from the legendary Hanna-Barbera studios, Scooby-Doo celebrated his 40th anniversary in 2009 and represents one of the longest running, most beloved franchises in cartoon history. Starting with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969, the awkward, snack-craving Great Dane and his four unique pals have been solving mysteries through 10 televisions series (spanning nearly 300 episodes, with a new series slated for debut in 2011), seven TV specials/telefilms, 14 made-for-video animated films (with No. 15, Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare, arriving in September 2010), and two live action theatrical features (Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed).

About Warner Premiere:

Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content for the growing direct-to-consumer market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Cartoon Network:

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Sunday (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired entertainment for young adults 18-34.

About Warner Home Video:

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

12 Comments

  1. Hey, just want to thank you for acknowleging me(this is Nickle98499 from the ScoobyAddicts forum BTW) in your post. I saw on Toonzone Forums that the Cartoon Network upfront is on April 21st this year so maybe we’ll get some info about the new series then. Actually that might be a good bet considering CN’s press release about the new live action movie.

  2. Apparently according to someone over at Toonzone Forums, Scooby Doo Mystery Inc will air this year and that according to this person the 2011 date was for overseas airing; just thought I would give you guys an update.

  3. I saw that too. I thought there was something odd about that 2011 date. A 2011 airdate for overseas would make sense actually. The guy also mentions there will be a sneak peek soon. A couple people are speculating it could air during CN’s Spring Break week next week{I’m not exactly sure what this is, I rarely watch Carttoon Network}. I could also see them airing one during Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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  5. I really think they ruined Scooby-Doo with the romance, It makes me really sad (I know it might seem really childish but I cry over Scooby-Doo).I wish they kept it like Scooby-Doo, like Hanna-Barbera would have wanted it.It makes me sick that they did this to Scooby-Doo.

  6. I can not wait for another movie after Curse of the Lake Monster. I am hoping they go further with the romance between Daphne and Freddie. It was always there, just in the background. Its not like Scooby Doo was ever a great work, but I loved the first two movies reboots. I really don’t care about the cartoons. They are pretty dull.

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