Did you grow up becoming gradually obsessed with horror?

If so, chances are you absolutely loved being sat on the sofa as a kid, immersed in episode after episode of Scooby Doo.

The iconic show has been resurrected and reimagined numerous times, but at its core it has always been about the mystery and imaginative, monstrous creations which grace the screen.

There’s no doubt that the show served as a gateway into the genre for so many children, sparking curiosity and even scares on occasion; who can ever forget the first time they saw Zombie Island!?

However, perhaps there was one show which rivalled it in terms of providing a fright, and that’s Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Certain episodes and sequences have become somewhat notorious over the years, and for those who adored both, the time has finally come to see the titular dogs partner up in a brand new tale.

Fortunately, fans are allowed to get excited already because a Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog release date is already confirmed.

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Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage release date

  • The movie is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 14th 2021. It will be made available on numerous digital platforms as well as DVD.

It’s a direct-to-video effort, so fans will not be invited to check it out in cinemas.

Directed and produced by Cecilia Aranovich, the film was written by Mike Ryan and will offer viewers a faithful crossover between Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog at long last.

As for what to expect, the frightful canines stumble upon a mysterious object in Kansas, the hometown of Courage and his owners, Muriel and Eustace.

There’s every reason to anticipate the title, especially considering it’s the very first feature based on Courage since the show concluded back in 2002.

Although the creator of the Cartoon Network series – John R. Dilworth – wasn’t aboard the project, old-school fans will be thrilled to learn that Marty Grabstein and Thea White are reprising the roles of Courage and Muriel.

Now, let’s highlight the rest of the central ensemble…

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Shaggy fans unite!

Most will agree that Matthew Lillard was perfectly cast as Scooby’s best pal Shaggy in the live-action interpretations.

Well, he’s back to reprise the character along with other talented performers we’ve listed below:

  • Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones
  • Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake
  • Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
  • Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley
  • Marty Grabstein as Courage
  • Jeff Bergman as Eustace Bagge
  • Thea White as Muriel Bagge

Jinkies, that’s quite a cast.

Stepping up to the challenge

The director recently opened up about working on the film and approaching the challenge of having these two beloved universes collide:

“Merging the two worlds in a cohesive manner was one of the most challenging aspects of production. But I feel we found the right balance by bringing in the design elements and the color palette from the Courage world, as well as infusing Scooby and the gang with the more over-the-top takes and reactions that are so characteristic of Courage.”

It’s sure to be an absolute blast of nostalgia.

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