Cartoon Network to co-produce 'Scooby Doo' movie

MUMBAI: US kids broadcaster Cartoon Network has partnered with Warner Premiere to co-produce Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins.

The two-hour film will make its television debut on 13 September during Cartoon Network Flicks, marking the 40th anniversary of the character.

The movie combines adventurous storytelling, CGI visuals and a live-action cast to bring the original story of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo to life.

The live-action cast features Robbie Amell as Fred, along with Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy.

Frank Welker, a member of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! voice-cast, provides the voice of Scooby-Doo.

Directed by Brian Levant, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins has been produced by Brian Gilbert and written by Daniel and Steven Altiere. Warner Home Video will release Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins on DVD and Blu-Ray HD combo pack on 22 September.

The world‘s most famous Great Dane first appeared on television screens on 13 September, 1969. Over the past four decades, the Scooby-Doo characters have spawned 10 television series (spanning some 300 episodes), seven TV specials/telefilms, three live-action films and 12 made-for-video animated films.

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