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After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

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The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby soon realize that they cannot solve this mystery without help from each other. Written by Doug_Funnie

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Rated PG for some rude humor, language and some scary action | See all certifications »

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14 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,157,711 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$4,942,107 (Brazil) (29 November 2002)
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In the scene where Fred, Velma and Daphne meet up at the airport, there was originally a flashback for each of them showing what they had all been doing: Fred on a book tour, Velma in a support group and Daphne learning Martial Arts. The flashbacks were cut out because the director thought they dragged out the scene. See more »

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Shaggy should have no reason to know that Daphne's protoplasm has been extracted. (This is explained in a deleted scene where he sees them doing it to her. Since that scene isn't in the final cut, Shaggy shouldn't know she's been possessed.) See more »

Quotes

Velma: All you care about are swimsuit models.
Fred: Hey, I'm a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on, too.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are shown eating peppers and burning their mouths. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Fly (1986) See more »

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Grow-Up
Written by Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau (as Charles-Andre Comeau) and Jeff Stinco (as Jean-Francois Stinco)
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Lava Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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SCOOBY ROCKS !!!!
14 September 2002 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I've always been a big fan of horror films and when I was too young to watch them, SCOOBY was my favourite cartoon because it had cool heroes and I could see all sorts of monsters in it. Even now that I'm an adult, I still find a lot of pleasure in watching an episode. Just to say that I wasn't very excited at the perspective of seeing my cult cartoon turned into an unnamable stuff as the first pictures in the magazines announced a visually ridiculous movie with probably (like most of the other TV series adaptations) a boring and incoherent script.

When I left the theater, I was in love with this movie. It's a Scooby fan's dream come true.The film's never ridiculous: a colourfull and coherent universe was built around the visual of the cartoon. It's a very rare thing but this time, an exact transposition of a cartoon is perfect and doesn't breed an example in visual bad taste.

The script intelligently breaks several rules of the cartoon in order to bring more deepness to the characters. For example, Daphne's tired to be the eternal "stupid" beauty in danger and Velma can't stand Fred's attitude anymore as he always acts as if he had solved the mysteries alone. But these efforts would have been vain if a "dream team" of actors hadn't been gathered around the hilarious Scooby. Even if the team's composed of five characters, they're all treated with the same importance, and that's rare enough to be underscored.

Matthew LILLARD IS Shaggy: he reproduces perfectly the attitude of the animated character and his capacity to make you believe in the virtual Scooby is very impressive: when he's with him, you feel like if the dog was really on the set. The duo's perfect.

Sarah Michelle GELLAR and Freddie PRINZE Jr have a very communicative energy. It's obvious that they had a very good time playing the two "beautiful and quite stupid" characters of the team. Even if the role of Daphne was written with "Buffy" references, Sarah Michelle GELLAR succeeds in preserving the essence of the character: I never thought about Buffy when I saw her as Daphne.

And the last but not the least, Linda CARDELLINI delivers an outstanding performance as Velma. She took the animated character and managed to make her more human, funnier and even touching by bringing all sorts of irresistible details and mimics as for example in the way she laughs or says that she's the most clever of the team. Great job for a great actress.

I hope that no sequel will ever reach the screen if any of them is missing from the cast.

The story's quite simple but very well paced and entertaining. There are lots of cool dialogues and "private jokes" for the series' fans. All the gags are in the tone of the cartoon and always effective. I wasn't in favor of the use of martial arts through the character of Daphne but finally, kung fu fits in the universe of SCOOBY DOO as it's used with parsimony to bring a few more good gags.

As a conclusion, I would say that SCOOBY DOO's a terrific movie: it's fun, fast and very well acted.I found in it everything that made me love the cartoon and even more. Don't miss it if you're a SCOOBY fan: you won't regret it!


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