Supernatural Season 13: Animating the Winchesters

On Thursday we got the long-anticipated animated episode of Supernatural, 'Scoobynatural'. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are transformed into animation and end up in an episode of Scooby-Doo with Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scoob. It's an episode we've known was coming for most of the show's 13th season, and it turned out to be worth the wait.

Supernatural — "ScoobyNatural" — Photo: The CW — © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The CW has released a behind-the-scenes video with some of the animators, including Dusty Abell, who designed the look for Sam and Dean to fit in with the rest of the characters, as well as Castiel (Misha Collins). The actors recorded their voiceover prior to the animation being done so the animators could look at the actors' performances and pick up on some of their facial expressions and mannerisms. For those who are curious, the brothers are dropped into a very specific episode of Scooby-Doo called 'A Night of Fright is No Delight', the 16th episode of the cartoon's first season. The one question not answered in the video: why did they never mention Scooby Snacks in the whole episode?

Supernatural season 13 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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