This September will mark 50 years since Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! made its television debut, introducing audiences to Scoob, Shaggy, and the whole Mystery Inc. gang. While we don’t know if there’s a plan for a big celebration just yet, we do know that there’s a lot of action on deck for Scooby’s 51st year of service.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and those meddling kids at Monlove partnered for Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold — an original live entertainment event. The production will be presented in large-scale theaters and will be “the first of its kind to combine cutting edge technology with exceptional music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive audience response video, aerial arts, and video mapping.” Following its premiere, the show will hit the road for a global, five-year tour visiting more than 30 countries.
The original concept, book, music, and lyrics will be created by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson (Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure), with direction by Pierre Boileau (Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee, The Nut Job Live & Friends, Cirque Eloize) and technical design innovations and sets by Guy-St-Amour (Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, Viva Elvis, Michael Jackson).
Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold will arrive ahead of next year’s animated film, SCOOB!, which is slated to premiere in theaters on May 15 with a totally different cast in place.
More importantly, will Scrappy-Doo be called back into action for any of this stuff?
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