The upcoming animated theatrical film, ‘Scoob’– short for ‘Scooby-Doo’– will not only feature the famous crime-solving Great Dane and his Mystery Inc. partners, but a number of other sleuths from the Hanna-Barbera vaults. Warner Brothers is rounding up an all-star cast to lend their voices, and now two more can join that list– Kiersey Clemons and Ken Jeong. Clemons will voice Dee Dee Sykes, with Jeong voicing Dynomutt, Dog Wonder.
Frank Welker voiced Dynomutt on the original cartoons, and he will voice Scooby-Doo in ‘Scoob’. The film also features Will Forte as Shaggy Rogers, Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley, Zac Efron as Fred Rogers, and Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake.
It was previously announced that Tracy Morgan was voicing hirsute powerhouse Captain Caveman, star of ‘Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels’, a cartoon that was originally aired back-to-back with ‘Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A Lympics’ in 1977. The Teen Angels were “Cavey”s modern female companions. Clemons will voice Dee Dee, the brainy leader of the team. Some sources spell her last name “Skyes”, while others spell it “Sykes” and I don’t know which is correct.
The other two Teen Angels are the vivacious blonde Taffy Dare, and nervous, frightened Brenda Chance.
Jeong’s character, Dynomutt starred in ‘Dynomutt, Dog Wonder’ which originally aired as half of ‘The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour’ in 1976. Dynomutt was a bumbling robot dog equipped with a variety of instruments and weapons for crime solving, including extending limbs. He is the partner of the stoic hero Blue Falcon, although Dynomutt’s tomfoolery is often more of a detriment than a help. The pair were loosely based on Batman and Robin.
Presumably, this means that voices will soon be announced for Blue Falcon, Brenda, and Taffy. Also, the movie’s villain, Dick Dastardly (‘Wacky Races’) has yet to be cast.
Clemons gained early recognition for her role as Diggy in ‘Dope’. More recently, she starred as Joanne in ‘Rent: Live’, as Maria Charo on ‘Angie Tribeca’, and in the Sundance shark flick ‘Sweetheart’.
Clemons scored the plum role as Iris West in the planned DC Comics movie ‘The Flash’ opposite Ezra Miller, but that film has taken so long to get made, that her holding contract has reportedly expired. She will instead headline another potential big-budget hit, ‘Z’ a futuristic take on ‘Zorro’.
Prior to ‘Scooby’, she lent her voice to a live-action adaptation of ‘Lady & The Tramp’ which will premiere on Disney+ when it launches later this year.
Jeong’s standup comedy special ‘You Complete Me, Ho’ recently hit Netflix, and he served as a panelist on this winter’s surprise reality competition hit ‘The Masked Singer’. Last year, he also appeared in the hit ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. He has done extensive voice work, most notably as Dr. Yap on ‘Bob’s Burgers’.
Check back for updates as they arrive, but what do you think of this voice cast so far?