Available today on DVD and on digital platforms, is the wild and crazy new movie, Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog. The film is by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. The film also features Jeff Bergman as Eustice Bagge, Marty Grabstein as Courage the Cowardly Dog and Thea White as Muriel Bagge.
I received a copy of the film on DVD to review.
Normally I write up my own synopsis of films I review, but I liked the official synopsis better, so I am using this one instead.
An original animated feature so exciting it’s scratching at the door! Comedy is unleashed when Scooby-Doo, your favorite mystery-solving mutt, teams up for the first time with Courage the Cowardly Dog. The canine colleagues sniff out a strange object in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners, Eustace and Muriel Bagge. Soon, the mysterious discovery puts them on the trail of a giant cicada monster and her wacky winged warriors. Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy know that this job is too big for a flyswatter. They’ll need the help of the doggy duo to piece together the puzzle. Can Scooby and Courage overcome their jitters and defeat the insect army before the whole world bugs out? Try not to get scared. We double-dog dare you!
This is a wild and crazy film! I have watched and reviewed several Scooby-Doo movies over the years. This has to be one of the craziest, but in a good way.
I am not familiar with Courage the Cowardly Dog. I have heard of him and I am familiar with what he looks like, but I have never watched the show. The final episode aired in November of 2002 (as per Wikipedia). I wouldn’t be surprised if this film reignites the Courage the Cowardly Dog series. He’s very comical. I’m sorry that I never watched him before.
His owners are funny. His “mom” is Muriel and she’s super sweet. Eustace, his “dad”, is such a grouchy, crotchety old man. He does sign a rap towards the end of the film, which ties in with the title “Straight Outta Nowhere.”
The action in this film was fantastic, the animation was perfect and the humor was spot on. All around, this is a wonderful Scooby-Doo film. The story line was well thought out.
I like that the animators stayed true to the real Scooby-Doo animation, like the one I grew up on (Scooby-Doo, Where are You?). This animated version looks exactly like the one I grew up with, which I really enjoyed. It made me feel nostalgic in a way.
I loved the film. I think it was great, and I would totally watch it again. I want my husband to watch it as well (he’s a big kid at heart). He was watching football on the television when I watched the DVD of this film on my computer, so he never had the chance to watch it. I think he’ll really like it too.
The DVD has some bonus Scooby-Doo episodes worth checking out.
- Scooby Doo, Where Are You! “Decoy for a Dognapper”
- The Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour, “The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul”
- The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, “Chiller Diller Movie Thriller“
I started to watch the first one, but I had to get off the computer to get things done. I’ll have to watch them when I watch the movie with my husband.
The movie has a run time of approx. 72 minutes.
It has a suggested price of $14.99 for the DVD. I’m not sure about the digital version.
Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free copy of the film in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.