New SCOOBY-DOO! Series Greenlit By HBO Max and Cartoon Network

New SCOOBY-DOO! Series Greenlit By HBO Max and Cartoon Network

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlit a new Scooby-Doo cartoon series, the first of its kind, and it includes some Scooby-Doo veterans!

By NateBest - May 23, 2022 05:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Cartoons

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced today that they have greenlit Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups, and the new series is a Scooby-Doo first as its aimed at a younger audience; Preschoolers in particular.

The new show is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation and will have the CGI-animated series following the iconic Scooby-Doo pals as camp counselors who lead a new crew on mystery-solving adventures at sleepaway camp. The new series will join the Cartoonito preschool block in 2024.

A teaser poster was released to celebrate the announcement. You can check it out below!

Head of kids & family programming, Warner Bros., Amy Friedman said: "This show combines everything we love about Scooby—his humor, his loyal friendship with Shaggy, his mystery-loving spirit—all in an innovative and accessible format for preschoolers. Cartoonito parents and caregivers will get to introduce kids to their beloved childhood hero in a totally new way.."

Along with the poster, it has been announced that Scooby-Doo veteran voice actors Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard will lead the cast of the new series, playing Scooby and Shaggy respectively. Mark Palmer (Hello Ninja) is serving as co-executive producer and showrunner with Erik Knutsen as supervising producer. Sam Register is serving as the executive producer.

Sam Register, president, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios added: "We are thrilled to finally give preschoolers a version of Scooby to call their own. With plenty of laughs, fun, and clues to chase, this show promises to entertain the youngest of mystery solvers."

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Scooby Doo! And the Mystery Pups Synopsis: As counselors in a lakeside sleepaway camp, Scooby and Shaggy don’t know much about canoes and archery, but they do know how to solve a mystery! In a summer filled with nature hikes, rafting trips and fireside ghost stories, the goofy, good-hearted and can-do duo will share their love for chasing clues with three young camper pups destined to become their own preschool version of Mystery Incorporated.

Featuring mysteries that will be more kooky than spooky, Scooby Doo! And the Mystery Pups teaches preschoolers about curiosity and the joy of discovery. The show will encourage the audience to solve clues alongside the collaborative trio of pups, exemplifying how much can be accomplished with friends by your side. These curiosity and teamwork skillsets align with Cartoonito’s Humancentric Learning Framework—a philosophy that helps children develop their unique potential—by inspiring preschoolers to greet every mystery they encounter with wonder, confidence, and cooperation.

Written by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! animated television series originally aired on ABC in 1969. The popular Saturday-morning cartoon series features teenagers Freed Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Shaggy Rogers, and their talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo, who solve various mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatuers, many times by accident.

There have been serveral reboots of the animated series over the last 50 years. Scooby-Doo has been seen in various different media including comic books, video games, and movies.

TV Guide ranked Scooby-Doo the fifth-greatest cartoon of all time in 2013.

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