HBO, Cartoon Network order Scooby-Doo pre-school series
May 24, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced the first-ever Scooby-Doo preschool series, Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups. Produced by Warner Bros Animation, the CGI-animated adventure comedy series finds the iconic best friends as camp counselors who lead a new crew on mystery-solving adventures at sleepaway camp. The series will join the Cartoonito preschool block in 2024.
Amy Friedman, head of kids & family programming, Warner Bros, said: “This show combines everything we love about Scooby – his humour, his loyal friendship with Shaggy, his mystery-loving spirit—all in an innovative and accessible format for preschoolers. Cartoonito parents and caregivers will get to introduce kids to their beloved childhood hero in a totally new way.”
Sam Register, president, Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added: “We are thrilled to finally give preschoolers a version of Scooby to call their own. With plenty of laughs, fun, and clues to chase, this show promises to entertain the youngest of mystery solvers.”
Scooby Doo! And the Mystery Pups will teach preschoolers about curiosity and the joy of discovery. The show will encourage the audience to solve clues alongside the gang, exemplifying how much can be accomplished with friends by your side.
Scooby-Doo veteran voices Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard will lead the cast, playing Scooby and Shaggy respectively. Mark Palmer (Hello Ninja, Treehouse Detectives) serves as co-executive producer and showrunner with Erik Knutsen as supervising producer. Sam Register also serves as executive producer.