In a move that I suppose was inevitable, Warner Bros have announced plans to launch a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe, starting with a reboot of Scooby Doo.
S.C.O.O.B. (ugh) will arrive in cinemas in 2018. Will it include Scrappy Doo? At this stage we just don’t know.
Warners hope to launch other Hanna-Barbera titles if S.C.O.O.B. does well at the box office. The back catalogue includes The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Top Cat and Wacky Races.
The company has set up an animation ‘brain trust’ that includes Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, and Jared Stern. Lord and Miller successfully launched the company’s Lego Movie.
Does anyone want a Hanna-Barbera universe? Or even a Scooby Doo reboot? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.