Scooby-Doo meets Courage the Cowardly Dog in a trailer that reveals the cartoon crossover in a new animated feature titled Straight Outta Nowhere.
Scooby-Doo meets Courage the Cowardly Dog in a trailer that reveals a brand-new cartoon crossover. Courage, the Cowardly Dog was an animated series on Cartoon Network that ran for four seasons from November 1999 to November 2002. The series featured an easily frightened dog named Courage, abandoned as a puppy, and found by Muriel and her husband, Eustace Bagge, who live in the middle of Nowhere. Known for its dark, surreal humor, Courage finds himself in numerous creepy situations in which he must save his new home.
Since the release of Scoob! last year, Warner Bros. is on a mission to establish a Hanna-Barbera multiverse that features crossovers of their classic characters in various sequels, spinoffs, and ensemble films (similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe). So far, the Scooby-Doo gang has teamed up with Blue Falcon, Dick Dastardly, Dynomutt the Dog Wonder, and more. While Scoob! never really got a full chance to make an impact the studio wanted (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), it still performed well in the box office, helping lay the foundation for future cartoon crossovers. It seems that Scooby-Doo is now teaming up with another famous cartoon dog.
According to a new trailer revealed by SyFy Wire, Scooby-Doo is teaming up with Courage the Cowardly Dog in a brand-new cartoon crossover called Straight Outta Nowhere. The trailer features Mystery, Inc. chasing after Scooby-Doo, who runs off to Courage and his owners’ desolate hometown (Nowhere). From there, the Scooby-Doo gang, along with Courage, find themselves investigating a giant cicada monster and her winged warriors. The new animated features clocks in around 72 minutes and arrives on digital and DVD formats on Tuesday, September 14.
Director and producer of Straight Outta Nowhere, Cecilia Aranovich, offered a statement for the project that details how the new animated feature will “trigger acute nostalgia” for people who grew up watching these two cartoons and bringing the characters to a new generation of viewers. Aranovich also explained how merging the two worlds into a cohesive narrative was the most challenging aspect of the project. However, she says that the movie is full of “Easter eggs” from the Courage series and is packed with quirky humor, outlandish scenes, and offbeat characters, all wrapped up in an air of mystery.
Scooby-Doo crossing over with Courage seems like a perfect match. Both shows feature monsters, mysteries, and creepy situations. While the monsters in Scooby-Doo always end up being people in costumes, the monsters in Courage are always real. So, it will be interesting to see how they balance that factor. Will the giant cicada monster be revealed as “Old Man Jenkins” (as in True Scooby-Doo fashion), or will it be a creature from another world (as in the spirit of Courage)? One thing is for sure, though, it’ll be up to Scooby-Doo and Courage to save their new home, or they’ll make everyone look bad.