Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  13 September 2009 (USA)
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ...
Leah James ...
Brian J. Sutton ...
Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
Ezekial Gallows (voice)
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Devon Thomas ...
David Hurtubise ...
Mr. Pupperman (as Dave Hurtubise)


The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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When the gang are in disguise, Shaggy & Scooby are hiding inside bins. Despite the bins saying 'push' on the lid, they are proved to not be push bins when Shaggy looks out lifting the lid up. See more »


Fred: So, the Bears really slaughtered those Dolphins last night, huh?
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13 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I heard of this movie through my 12 year old cousin who knew I was a Scooby Doo fan and mentioned this movie when I visited her. I must say I was apprehensive of the movie as I felt it wouldn't live up to the original 'Scooby Doo' movie and its sequel. I also was a little nervous as it didn't have any of the original cast in the movie.

When I watched this movie, I was prepared for poor acting and unreal special effects. However, I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed myself throughout it.

1. Frank Welker brings Scooby to life in this movie and I am happy that brought in an original 'Scooby Doo' cast member from the TV show. 2. Robbie Amell, Hayley Kiyoko and Kate Melton as Fred, Velma and Daphne fill the roles of these characters and their performances should make even the original cast of the movie proud. 3. Nick Palatas as Shaggy was the star of the show and had Shaggy's voice down to a T. Palatas and 'Scooby' steal the show as the always-in-trouble duo and Palatas' performance by far surpassed the rest.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable movie and if you are a Scooby Doo fan, as I am, I am sure you will enjoy this. It's great for the kids and adults, as well. My grandparents, parents and a few friends that were over, all enjoyed this movie and we are definitely going to add this to our movie collection when it becomes available.

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