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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy  -  13 September 2009 (USA)
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Nick Palatas ...
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Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ...
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Leah James ...
Brian J. Sutton ...
Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
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Ezekial Gallows (voice)
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David Hurtubise ...
Mr. Pupperman (as Dave Hurtubise)
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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The Greatest Mystery Is How It All Began See more »


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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the end credits, several scenes from the opening credits of the original cartoon are depicted by the live-action characters, including numerous bats flying out of a house and Freddy falling backwards into a bookcase. See more »

Goofs

When the teens are serving their detention in the library and the weather storm begins, at one point Velma says "unusual 'climactic' anomaly" referring to the impending weather storm. In fact Velma should have said "unusual 'climatic' anomaly. Her use of the adjective is in error as "climactic" refers to the word "climax" whereas "climatic" would be the adjective to use when referring to "climate." See more »

Quotes

Fred: So, the Bears really slaughtered those Dolphins last night, huh?
Shaggy: What? That's terrible! Who in their right mind would bring bears to the beach?
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Connections

Follows Scooby-Doo (2002) See more »

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American Jig
from House of Wax (1953)
Written by David Buttolph
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9 January 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

This made for TV prequel to the fun, all-star Warner Brothers movies suffers from dodgy casting decisions (a non-blond Fred, a Japanese Velma, a rather chunky Daphne, a curly haired Shaggy), very iffy CGI, and a mystery that is far too easy to figure out. It's lightweight, silly, spooky fun, and passable entertainment for the kids, I suppose, but it's not a patch on the gang's two previous live-action outings.

The simple story sees a young Shaggy (Nick Palatas), Scooby (voiced by Frank Welker), Fred (Robbie Amell), Daphne (Kate Melton) and Velma (Hayley Kiyoko) teaming up to find out who is behind the resurrection of a pair of ghosts who are haunting their high-school. In traditional Scooby Doo style, there are several suspects, but the real culprit should be glaringly obvious to anyone who has been paying attention.

Admittedly, there's some fun to be had from seeing how Mystery Inc. formed, and I enjoyed the scene in which Velma gets a sexy makeover by Daphne (gotta love a hot Asian nerd!), but all in all, this adventure lacks the magic, spectacle and quality that a better cast and a bigger budget allows.


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