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Straight Outta Nowhere:
Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Official release poster
Directed byCecilia Aranovich
Produced byCecilia Aranovich
Written byMike Ryan
Based on
Starring
Music by
  • Jody Gray
  • Andy Ezrin
Edited byDave Courter
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date
  • September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)
Running time
72 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is a 2021 American animated direct-to-video film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and the thirty-sixth entry in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films. The film is a crossover between Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. It is the first feature film based on Courage the Cowardly Dog since the TV series ended in 2002, and later followed up with the CGI short, The Fog of Courage, in 2014. The film was released on DVD and digital on September 14, 2021.

Premise[]

When the Mystery Inc. gang follows Scooby-Doo to Nowhere, Kansas, they stumble upon a cursed object located in the Bagge farm that garners the attention of a Cicada army leaving Scooby and friends to team up with Courage and his owners Eustace and Muriel Bagge to stop the swarm's manifestation.

Voice cast[]

Production[]

Development[]

According to animator and artist Tracy Mark Lee, the film's original premise was pitched as an episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?.[2] John R. Dilworth, the original creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog, was not involved with the movie.[3] Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and director of Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! was approached to direct the film. He respectively declined upon learning that John R. Dilworth wasn't involved.[4]

Marty Grabstein and Thea White reprise their roles as Courage and Muriel Bagge, while Jeff Bergman voices Eustace Bagge, taking over from Lionel Wilson and Arthur Anderson, due to the latter two of the three passing away in 2003 and 2016, respectively.[5]

The crossover marks the final acting credit of Thea White, who passed away on July 30, 2021 due to liver cancer.[6]

Release[]

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog was released on DVD and Digital on September 14, 2021.[5]

Reception[]

Kevin Lovell of Screen Connections rated it 8 out of 10.[7]

References[]

  1. "Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog". DVDs Release Dates. Retrieved July 22, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  3. Creaj (June 22, 2021). "I had no involvement with this product" (Tweet). Retrieved June 24, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Atoms, Maxwell (2021-06-24). "Dead Meat". Tumblr. Archived from the original on 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 Milligan, Mercedes (June 22, 2021). "'Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog' Crossover Arrives Sept. 14". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 22, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Peters, Megan (August 1, 2021). "Courage the Cowardly Dog Star Thea White Dies at 81". Comicbook.com. Retrieved August 10, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Lovell, Kevin (September 9, 2021). "[DVD Review] 'Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage The Cowardly Dog'". Screen Connections. Retrieved September 16, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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