WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND MONTREAL-BASED MONLOVE ANNOUNCE
PARTNERSHIP TO BRING SCOOBY-DOO TO LIFE WITH LIVE STAGE SPECTACULAR:
SCOOBY-DOO AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
Theater Experience For The Whole Family To Combine Puppetry, Aerial Arts, Magic, Original Music, Dance, Cutting-Edge Animation Video and a Brand New Story To Debut In 2020 In U.S. and 30+ Countries
Burbank, California / Montreal, Quebec (April 09, 2019) – Celebrating 50 years of mystery-solving fun this year, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Monlove announce today a partnership to begin production of Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold, a completely original live entertainment spectacular. The show will be presented in large scale theaters and will be the first of its kind to combine cutting edge technology with exceptional music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive audience response video, aerial arts and video mapping. Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold will take audiences on an awe-inspiring journey with a brand-new story based on one of the top-grossing international franchises of all time. The production is slated to premiere in March 2020 and continue on a global, five-year tour visiting more than 30 countries around the world.
Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold is being created and directed by some of the biggest names in live entertainment and produced by the Montreal based production company Monlove. The show’s Original Concept, Book, Music & Lyrics will be created by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson the powerhouse behind many hit shows including Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure which toured 48 countries, was translated in 12 languages and grossed over $100 million.
Monlove is also the mastermind behind The Nut Job Live & Friends, Holiday on Ice Energia and as Music Producers and Composers for several Cirque du Soleil shows including KÀ, Zed, and Mystère, Alegria (Arena) & Saltimbanco (Arena). The show will be directed by Pierre Boileau (Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee, The Nut Job Live & Friends, Cirque Eloize), with technical design innovations and revolutionary sets being handled by superstar veteran Guy-St-Amour (Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, Love, Viva Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Wagner the Ring Cycle at the MET Opera).
“Working with Warner to celebrate the legacy of an icon is a dream come true. As we have done previously with Ice Age Live! and The Nut Job Live, working on Scooby-Doo allows us to produce high-quality theater that is entertaining for children while offering elevated winks and nods for adults…’’ said Ella Louise Allaire, CEO and founder of Monlove.
“On the heels of Scooby-Doo’s 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to partner with Monlove to introduce an immersive, world-class experience that brings the meddling antics of the Mystery Inc. Gang to life in a way fans, young and old, have never seen before,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
For nearly five decades, Scooby-Doo has created a world of spooky, mysterious fun where playful spirits of all ages find the courage to seek adventure, solve problems and do good. The universally celebrated franchise will continue to attract and entertain fans in the years ahead with new experiences and content, including the highly-anticipated animated film “SCOOB!” that is slated to premiere in theaters on May 15, 2020.
About Warner Bros Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
A world leader in adapting family brands for live stage and digital mediums, MONLOVE is a full production company specialized in developing creative content since 2005. With a vast experience on numerous Cirque du Soleil’s shows such as Kà, Mystere, Zed, Alegria, and building from the success of the critically acclaimed Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure, which toured 48 countries, was translated in 12 languages and grossed over $100 million, the company’s credo is to innovate with ideas that send a message of love and hope to the world.