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Interview: Will Forte Talks ‘SCOOB!’ and What It Was Like to Voice the Iconic Character of Shaggy

Scooby-Do and the gang are back! In the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen, SCOOB! follows the never-before-told story of Scooby-Doo’s origins and puts them on the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.

SCOOB! was originally slated to hit theaters this Friday but due to the current pandemic, Warner Bros. decided to allow fans to buy it on VOD instead. To celebrate the movie’s release, I had the chance to sit down for a virtual chat with Will Forte who voices Shaggy in the film.

During our conversation, Forte spoke about what it was like joining such an iconic franchise, what it was like getting to tell Shaggy and Scooby’s origin story and the process of nailing the iconic voice! 

Check out the interview below and peep our review of the film here:

Official synopsis and details on how to watch below:

SCOOB! reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined. 

Starring in SCOOB! are Will Forte (Booksmart, TV’s The Last Man on Earth) as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy; two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The FighterThe Departed) as Blue Falcon; Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films, TV’s The OA) as the infamous Dick Dastardly; Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, TV’s Jane the Virgin) as Velma; Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman, the Neighbors franchise) as Fred; Amanda Seyfried (the Mamma Mia! films, Ted 2) as Daphne; Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, TV’s Angie Tribeca) as Falcon Fury pilot Dee Dee Skyes; Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich AsiansThe Hangover trilogy) as the Falcon Force’s Dynomutt; Tracy Morgan (What Men Want, TV’s 30 Rock) as Captain Caveman; Simon Cowell (American IdolThe X Factor) as himself; and Frank Welker (the Transformers franchise) as Scooby-Doo. 

(Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

The movie will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99, beginning on Friday, May 15 (prices listed SRP). The title will be available on participating digital platforms. For more details, please visit https://www.watchscoob.com to preorder your copy now.

Enjoy the movie even more with a fun family activity pack at https://www.scoob.movie/homepremiere.php.

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