|Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!|
|File:Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! logotype.png|
|Based on||Scooby-Doo by Hanna-Barbera|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Preceded by||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated|
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! is an upcoming American animated television series created for Cartoon Network from Warner Bros. Animation. In the show, the Scooby-Doo gang decide to travel in their last summer break together, encountering havoc-wreaking monsters along the way. Described as less grim than its previous incarnation Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the show employs character traits from the original 1969 series on top of redesigned characters models. It was announced in March 2014, and is slated for a 2015 release.
After finishing high school, the Scooby-Doo gang decide to travel in the Mystery Machine, seeking fun and adventure in their last summer break together. However, havoc-wreaking monsters prevent them from completing their journey.
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! was announced in March 2014, along with other reboots of Warner Bros. classics, such as The Tom and Jerry Show and Wabbit. Sam Register, promoted to president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series a month prior, will be its supervising producer. Episodes will run for a half-hour.
The twelfth series in the Scooby-Doo franchise, the show was previewed in an article from a Comic-Con edition of TV Guide, writing that it would be less grim than its previous incarnation, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Zac Moncrief, a producer, called it "a more comedic ensemble", with character traits extracted from the original 1969 series. This decision nulled the romantic subplots present in Mystery Incorporated. Scooby-Doo will also have limited dialogue; meanwhile, Fred will have upgraded the Mystery Machine with modern appliances.
In addition, the series employs redesigned characters models for the cast (retaining their original clothes). Moncrief described this as "simplistic, edgy design to match the comedic styling", and likened their fashion to the hipster subculture. However, he denied it as "a campy or meta version" of Scooby-Doo.
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! is slated for a 2015 release.
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