Zoinks! It’s been announed that Scooby-Doo and the gang will be headed to the live stage to uncover the truth behind another one of their baffling mystery-related adventures. Earlier today Warner Bros. Consumer Products and the Montreal-based production company Monlove unveiled plans for Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold, a five year, 30-country global arena engagement that’s set for a March, 2020 launch.
As part of the interactive show, audience members will be thrust into new and spooky story featuring the Scooby-Snack devouring Great Dane and his band of stony super sleuths. The upcoming show is said to be a mixture of singing, dancing, puppetry, aerial maneuvers and “interactive audience response video” elements. You know what this means, don’t you? There’s likely to be ghouls dancing in graveyards, poltergeist party lines, and some old white dude dressed in a not-quite-convincing rubber mask.
“Working with Warner to celebrate the legacy of an icon is a dream come true. As we have done previously with Ice Age Live! and The Nut Job Live, working on Scooby-Doo allows us to produce high-quality theater that is entertaining for children while offering elevated winks and nods for adults,” Ella Louise Allaire, CEO and founder of Monlove, said in a statement.
This theater-driven announcement follows shortly after it was announced that Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan are set to lend their voices to a new Scooby-Doo animated film titled SCOOB! Animation vet Tony Cervone is directing from a script penned by Kelly Fremon Craig and Matt Lieberman. While plot details related to the film are scarce at this time, the animated offering will no doubt feature Scooby and his mystery-solving compatriots venturing into a strange and haunted locale to uncover a not-so-obvious villain.
Are you game for a night at the theater with Scooby-Doo? How do you think Scooby and the gang pay for that gas-guzzling Mystery Machine without getting paid to solve mysteries? Do you think they all puff, or is that just a Scooby and Shaggy thing? I personally see Fred as more of a quaalude man myself. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.