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This article is about the film. For the DVD, see Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog (DVD).

Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog is the thirty-third in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on September 14, 2021.[1]

Premise

Scooby-Doo and the Gang find themselves in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners, Muriel and Eustace Bagge.

Synopsis

During the unmasking of a bank robbing clown, Scooby-Doo hears a strange noise and is driven to dance and then run away. Meanwhile Courage appears to be having the same problem, though Muriel and Eustace Bagge don't seem to notice. The gang rushes after Scooby only to find that they have ended up in Nowhere, where a group of hostile cicadas are attacking Courage and Scooby. After killing the cicadas, they are called inside the Bagge household and properly meet Muriel, Eustace, and Courage. Muriel and the gang have a nice chat, and she stumps them with a few riddles. Meanwhile Courage and Scooby try to force a hostile hairball back down the drain. A cicada also clings onto Shaggy's back, but is quickly defeated.

After the encounter, Muriel tells Shaggy, Scooby, and Courage to go watch some television. The trio have a talk about their fears. Though Courage doesn't speak while he talks through his fears, Shaggy and Scooby say that they can feel his fear. Eustace then makes it known that he's in the room by complaining about the trio. They then get an invite for dinner at the Mayor of Nowhere's house, pets welcome.

Immediately everyone starts to head to the Mayor of Nowhere's house; Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Muriel pile into the Mystery Machine while Scooby-Doo, Courage, and Eustace take Eustace's truck. However, Eustace is replaced by the Cicada Queen. The cicada rams into the back of the Mystery Machine with Eustace's truck, and the gang goes on a high-speed chase to save Scooby and Courage that ends with Eustace's truck destroyed.

After reuniting with Eustace, everyone arrives at the Mayor's house. Mr. Glockenspiel leads them into the parlor where they are attacked by furniture. They escape this encounter when the Mayor greets them, saying it's just an old house. Over dinner, the Gang tries to bring up all the weird happenings in Nowhere with the Mayor, but he is dismissive. The Mayor encourages everyone to check out the museum wing of his mansion, but Eustace, Courage, Shaggy, and Scooby stay behind to eat. After complaining about the food, they all head to the kitchen. Eustace gets frustrated while cooking and heads home. Scooby, Shaggy, and Courage continue to look for more ingredients, but instead run into the mayor who appears to be devoured by the Cicada Queen. A chase scene begins.

Meanwhile the rest of the gang gets a quick recap on the history of Nowhere in the museum. Eventually they find a secret passage that leads underground where they see a meteor hooked up to machinery. Velma notes that it's making calls. The people receiving calls seem immediately hypnotized. Shaggy, Scooby, and Courage end their chase by falling onto the machine, breaking it. Without the machinery, gravity begins to act strangely.

At the Bagge's, Eustace is making a very Shaggy-esque sandwich when he gets guests at the door. Each one is one of the call recipients and they leave large amounts of money behind. Eustace then sings "Outta Nowhere", where he brags about his newfound wealth.

The Gang along with Courage and Muriel return to the Bagge's house, immediately noticing that the Bagge's farm actually has corn growing on it. The Cicada Queen then shows up and chases everyone through the cornfield. A swarm of cicadas shows up though and abducts everyone except for Scooby, Shaggy, and Courage. Shaggy give a heartfelt speech about how Courage is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. He is immediately abducted afterwards. Courage and Scooby decide they should act and go to Computer for help. It is unable to help them until they hook Velma's tablet up to it. Together they tell them to dig straight down for the meteor, as it should be directly below them. They do, though they seem to suffer from the compulsive dancing from the beginning of the film as they dig. It doesn't seem to impede them at all.

Scooby-Doo and Courage retrieve the meteor but are chased by a swarm of cicadas to "The Opposite of Fear is Fun". They also free their kidnapped friends and family and fight cicadas. It isn't enough though, as it ends with Muriel being kidnapped by the Cicada Queen and causing a cave-in. Courage forces his way out from under the rubble to save her, however when he gets Muriel to safety, the meteor is compromised and turns the Cicada Queen giant. After a pep-talk from Muriel, Courage retrieves the meteor and turns himself giant to fight the Cicada Queen. Courage is soon overpowered and almost killed before Muriel turns him back to his normal size so he can take the meteor and run. The Cicada Queen is eventually trapped by the scraps of a windmill that she destroyed. Courage then uses the meteor to get everyone to safety.

Everyone gathers around the trapped Cicada Queen and Daphne unmasks her. She is revealed to be the Mayor of Nowhere, but then the Mayor is unmasked by Velma and is revealed to be Katz and Le Quack. They wanted to destroy Courage and his family and take the money they had delivered to the farmhouse when they were done. Then, Mr. Glockenspiel and Frau Glockenspiel arrive, revealing themselves to be the Lieutenant and the General respectively. They collect the stolen valuables and take the Dark Matter meteor, wanting to turn it into a weapon, but Courage has a better idea.

The Dark Matter meteor is used as a glitterball in the Bagge's farmhouse, with everyone holding a dance party.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Nowhere Newsman
  • Computer

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/Reason
Eustace Bagge He always went away before the Cicada Queen showed up.
Mr. Glockenspiel & Frau Glockenspiel They're creepy.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/Reason
Mr. McGill Robbing the bank.
Katz and Le Quack To obtain the Dark Matter meteor beneath the Bagges' house.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Frau Glockenspiel
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Velma's Tablet
Marty Grabstein Courage
Clown
Mr. McGill
Jeff Bergman Eustace Bagge
Computer
Mayor
Thea White Muriel Bagge
Rich Old Lady
Jeff Bennett General
Self Help Book
Paul Schoeffer Katz
Le Quack
Narrator
Chuck Montgomery Lieutenant
Mr. Glockenspiel

Songs

Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Game of Life" Written by Andy Sturmer Andy Sturmer N/A
"Straight Outta Nowhere" Written by T.K. O'Brian Jeff Bergman Eustace Bagge
"The Opposite of Fear is Fun" Written by Andy Sturmer Andy Sturmer N/A

Continuity

  • TBA

Production

The working title was Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog.[2]

Notes/Trivia

Miscellaneous

Cultural references

  • The movie title recalls the name of the 1988 N.W.A album Straight Outta Compton.
  • Eustace sliding into view at the top of the stairs, dressed in his underwear, recalls Tom Cruise in the movie Risky Business.
  • During the fight with Courage the enlarged Cicada Queen roars with the Showa Godzilla roar and fires a beam in the sky, similar to Godzilla in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
  • The thunder every time Frau Glockenspiel's name is mentioned, recalls the horses whinnying whenever Frau Blucher's name is mentioned in the movie Young Frankenstein (1974).

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • How did Eustace get to the Mayor of Nowhere's house? He was going to drive his truck, but it was hijacked by the Cicada Queen, and only Scooby and Courage could be seen travelling in it as passengers.
  • Fred, Daphne and Velma's belief that Katz and Le Quack are not talking animals, but rather criminals wearing masks, is strange given that they know Scooby is a talking dog.

Quotes


Home media

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References

External links

  • TBA
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