Zoinks! Jinkies! And whatever other Scooby-Doo catchphrase pings your nostalgia censors.
Scooby-Doo will be returning to the big screen in 2018, Warner Bros. announced on Monday. And while the previous two Scooby-Doo movies mixed live action with a CGI Scooby, this reboot will be entirely animated.
Ben Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development, said that the film may lead the way to a big-screen revival for other Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
“Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters,” Silverman said in a statement. “As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in re-introducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.”
The new movie will be directed by Tony Cervone, who served as animation director for Space Jam and has produced several of the more recent incarnations of the Hanna-Barbera classic. The series debuted as the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969, and has since spawned 10 more spinoff series (with an 11th to appear later this year), eight TV movies, two live-action movies and 30 straight-to-video films.
The film has been in development since 2013. The new Scooby-Doo movie is scheduled to hit theaters on September 21, 2018.
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