How ‘Supernatural’s’ ‘Scooby-Doo’ Crossover Came To Be

Variety | 3/20/2018 | Danielle Turchiano
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The CW’s demon-hunting drama “Supernatural” may have announced its animated crossover episode months ago, but it was actually years in the making.

“In the writers room, Eric Kripke and Ben Edlund would always be like, ‘Can we have an animated character?’ But doing that from scratch is a lot of work,” executive producer Andrew Dabb told Variety at the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest event in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday.

Dabb - Friend - Jeremy - Adams - Warner

When Dabb’s friend Jeremy Adams, who works in Warner Bros. Animation, called and asked if the show had ever thought of crossing over with “Scooby-Doo,” it felt like the idea they had kicked around off-handedly for so long could finally happen.

“Warner Bros. owns both of us, so it’s very good corporate synergy, and they were like, ‘Give it a shot,'” Dabb said.

Adams - Idea - Dabb - November - January

Adams brought the idea to Dabb in November 2016, and in January 2017 the show received its early season 13 pickup. That was all the team behind the show needed to move forward on the special animated crossover, which airs Mar. 29. The writers room began working on the script almost immediately, completing it in early spring, and the cast — Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins — recorded their voiceover for the animated portion in April 2017.

“There was an instant energy that was different than anything we had done before because the three of us had never sat in a recording studio together,” Ackles said. “Obviously we work together a lot, but we’d never been in that situation. And it’s animation, so you know you’ve got to go a little bigger. So over-enunciating words and singing life into words is certainly different than what we normally do.”

Cameras - Behind-the-scenes - Recording - Ackles - Footage

Cameras captured the behind-the-scenes of the recording, and Ackles also shared that footage will make the season 13 DVD extras.

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