‘Scooby Doo’ movie gets its Fred and Daphne

Warner Bros. Animation’s movie Scooby-Doo will have Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried playing Fred and Daphne respectively, reported Deadline. The rest of the cast includes Will Forte as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Fred and the voice of Scooby since 2002, as Scooby himself. Known for her roles in Mean Girls, Les Miserables and Mamma Mia!, Seyfried was introduced to feature animation voice over with Blue Sky Studios’ Epic. She has also guest starred on animated series Family Guy and American Dad! Efron has earlier performed as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, and has experience from collaborations with the Robot Chicken team. He also voiced Ted in Illumination Entertainment’s feature adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The original series, Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, aired for two seasons between 1969 and 1970 and went through a short revival in 1978. Since then, the Scooby-Doo franchise has produced various animated series, TV movies, comic books, and the aforementioned live-action films (as well as three direct-to-video/TV movies). Directed by Tony Cervone and produced by Chris Columbus, Pam Coats, and Allison Abbate, the film is slated for a 15 May 2020 release.