A new movie dives into the origin story of your favorite dog detective. In Scoob!, watch as Scooby Doo meets his best human buddy, Shaggy, for the first time. You’ll see them go on to form the Scooby Gang, which includes Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred, and Daphne. And then you’ll watch as the gang solves a big mystery involving a global “dog-pocalypse,” and you’ll discover that Scooby Doo has a secret destiny.
Tony Cervone directed the movie. “Scooby and Shaggy are a lot of fun,” he told TIME for Kids. “I think one of the reasons Scooby Doo has endured for so long is because of their friendship and the way they support each other.”
The film was scheduled to premiere in theaters on May 15. But the coronavirus pandemic caused a change of plans. Instead, Scoob! premieres today on video-streaming services.
“In the movie, there’s a lot about how change in your life affects friendship and how friendship grows and adapts to new situations,” Cervone says. “This is a huge challenge to kids all across the world right now. Kids are separated from their friends. That’s tough.”
Cervone thinks that because of this, viewers will connect to the movie. “What does it mean to be best friends if you’re not together?” he asks. “Can you still be best friends if you’re not in class together? The answer is yes, but how? That message became even more important.”