|Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob|
|Directed by||Maxwell Atoms|
|Written by||Jeremy Adams|
|Story by||Jeremy Adams|
|Based on||Scooby-Doo by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Joe Ruby, and Ken Spears|
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
|Produced by||Maxwell Atoms|
Colin A.B.V. Lewis
|Edited by||Robert Ehrenreich|
|Music by||Robert J. Kral|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Home Entertainment|
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob is a 2021 American direct-to-DVD animated comedy film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It is the thirty-fifth entry in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films and was released on February 23, 2021.
After solving another mystery (similar to The Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"), DNA evidence reveals Shaggy's ancestry comes from a village in England believed to have once been Camelot. The gang travels to the village to learn about Shaggy's ancestors and discover that Shaggy is descended from a legendary knight who thwarted an attempt by Morgan La Fey from stealing the throne of Camelot from King Arthur.
During the night, Morgan La Fey attacks the gang and sends them back in time to the time of King Arthur. Realizing they are playing a part in the kingdom's legend, the gang decides to follow history until they can find a way back to the future. The plan is complicated when Shaggy pulls Excalibur from the stone and inadvertently challenges King Arthur's right to the throne. The right to the throne will be decided by a competition between knights, but Shaggy only gets Fred on his team while Arthur gets the entire Order of the Round Table.
Before the competition can start, Morgan La Fey temporarily paralyzes Fred so he can't compete, forcing Daphne to take his place while Velma begins apprenticing under the wizard Merlin to find a way to the future. Daphne single handily defeats the knights of the round table and Shaggy is declared king, but Morgan La Fey kidnaps him. The gang and King Arthur follows him to Morgan La Fey's lair and discover Shaggy has been duped into signing over his right to the throne in exchange for a banquet. Morgan transforms into a dragon to destroy the gang, but they manage to defeat her.
Afterward, Velma reveals she discovered the whole adventure was a staged experience by the townsfolk and that the gang was never sent back in time. Fearing Shaggy might claim the town as his birthright, the town used a Camelot experience attraction, actors, and special effects to get Shaggy to sign over the deed to the town. Shaggy explains he has no interest in claiming the town, but the town librarian who posed as Morgan La Fey steals the deed to take all the profits from the attraction for herself. Using an animatronic dragon, the gang stops her and a party is thrown to celebrate. During the party, Velma learns that the town didn't hire a Merlin actor and the one she encountered might have been the real thing.
Warner Bros. announced it in 2019 with a originally scheduled release in 2020. In December 2020, Syfy Wire exclusively announced the release date of February 23, 2021 with an accompanying trailer.
It was originally titled Scooby-Doo in King Arthur's Court, but it was retitled to Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob.
This was the first film to posthumously give special credit to original Scooby-Doo creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, who both died months before the film's release.