Curse of the Lake Monster in Autumn 2010
Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network are once again partnering for the production and broadcast of a live-action Scooby-Doo movie. This time around, the gang is a little bit more familiar with one another than before, but still manages to stumble over one another in solving the latest mystery to take hold of their little slice of suburbia. The new television movie, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, is scheduled to air on the children’s entertainment channel later this year, with a home video release tentatively scheduled for next spring. Mystery Inc. is back on the case, and this time around, the teens are tasked with solving the case of a mysterious frog monster.
The first installment of the live-action reboot, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, successfully struck a quirky but familiar balance among a new cast of actors (and CG Scooby-Doo), making for a rather engaging small screen surprise last autumn. A prequel, The Mystery Begins brought together the mystery-solving foursome and a cowardly Great Dane with memorable efficiency. Now, Warner Premiere heads into production on the next film in the series, Curse of the Lake Monster, tracking down Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy — assuredly still in their high school years. The new television movie will premiere on Cartoon Network autumn 2010, and enter the home video market next spring.
After Mystery Inc. heads out to a country club during the summer months to take up a summer job or two, the crew senses something afoot at a nearby lake.
Daphne’s uncle owns the country club, but any sense of security is quickly lost when the gang unearths myriad strange happenings — a few peculiar and unwanted characters roaming the grounds, including one so-called “Frog monster” on the loose.
As Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster continues, regardless of whether “there’s no such things as Frog Monsters,” everyone’s favorite four-plus-one mystery solvers move into action to keep the peace.
Brian Levant and Brian Gilbert, director and producer (respectively) for the previous direct-to-TV live-action Scooby movie, remain in position for Curse of the Lake Monster. Atlas Entertainment likewise keeps the core cast of the live-action movie in tact from the previous film as well: Robbie Amell (“Fred”), Kate Melton (“Daphne”), Hayley Kiyoko (“Velma”), and Nick Palatas (“Shaggy”). Animation Picture Company will be providing the physical animation production for Scooby-Doo.
Source: Animation Insider