Scooby-Doo is making a return to the big screen as Warner Bros. gears up to launch a new animated feature film.
After more than 12 years since his last theatrical outing, the popular pooch and his gang of crime-busting friends will return to cinemas with the new movie, already slated for a September 21st, 2018 release.
The feature film will be directed by Tony Cervone, an Emmy-nominated animation veteran has previously directed several straight to DVD Scooby-Doo movies.
The new film – still to be titled – will be produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, the duo behind Warner Bros.’ live-action titles 2002’s Scooby-Doo and 2004’s Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
THR reports that Warner will release the movie under its Warner Animation Group banner and hopes that the new title will lead to a series of movies featuring characters from the stable of Hanna-Barbera.
Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production, Warner Bros, said: “Like countless fans, I have always loved the Hanna-Barbera cast of characters.
“As one of their most famous brand ambassadors, Scooby-Doo will take the lead in re-introducing this pantheon of enduringly popular animated stars on a grand scale with an exciting new movie.”