The 2020 animated Scooby-Doo film, Scoob, strengthened its already-impressive vocal talent with the additions of Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, the Hangover franchise, Community) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Flatliners). The pair will play supporting characters in the new adaptation of Mystery Inc. and friends.
Jeong is billed to voice Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. Dynomutt and the Scooby gang have been frequent collaborators in the past. Dynomutt's debut in 1976 was even broadcast in tandem with Scooby-Doo, as half of the Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour on ABC. Dynomutt is a mechanical super-hero dog, capable of producing a logically impossible number of gadgets from his body. Similar to Scooby-Doo himself, Dynomutt often doesn't get the job done in the most effective way possible, but he generally bumbles his way to success in the end.
Clemons will voice Dee Dee Skyes, the unofficial leader of Captain Caveman's three Teen Angels. The Teen Angels found Captain Caveman frozen in ice since the last Ice Age and defrosted him. The only African-American Teen Angel in the original cartoon, Dee Dee is known for using her high intellect to help Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels out of any sticky situation they may find themselves in. For this reason, she is often compared to Mystery Inc.'s Velma.
Dynomutt and Dee Dee join a star-studded list of characters whose voices are already accounted for. The Scooby Gang voice cast has all been announced, with Fred being voiced by Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfreid voicing Daphne, Will Forte playing Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez voicing Velma and Frank Welker continuing his role as the voice of Scooby-Doo since 2002. In addition, Tracy Morgan is set to play the Teen Angel's hairy, club-toting friend, Captain Caveman.
With the addition of Jeong and Clemons, Scoob comes closer to having a complete cast. With a May 15, 2020 release date already set, fans of the franchises involved are eager to see who will play the remaining characters. These potentially include the rest of the Teen Angels, Dynomutt's pal Blue Falcon and perhaps even Scooby-Doo's nephew, Scrappy-Do. Regardless of who fills out the roster, those meddling kids are certain to have some fantastical adventures when Scoob hits theaters.
Directed by Tony Cervone with a story by Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliott, Scoob is slated for release May 2020.