5.7/10
3,676
32 user 21 critic

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,776 ( 212)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Director: Jim Stenstrum
Stars: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.

Director: Joe Sichta
Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Director: Jim Stenstrum
Stars: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While the gang travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's cousin and witness the Highland Games, they find themselves terrorized by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Directors: Scott Jeralds, Joe Sichta
Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (Video 2010)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne and Velma fish for clues to solve the mysteries of The Woodsman, The Fishman and The Banshee of Black Canyon.

Director: Ethan Spaulding
Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Matthew Lillard
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (Video 2005)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Daphne is given the opportunity to design clothes for a company in Hawaii, the entire gang travels along with her. As they are leaving for their destination a man warns them that there... See full summary »

Director: Tim Maltby
Stars: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The gang go to Australia to investigate the recent disappearances of the performances at the music festivals, by the so called 'Yowie Yahoo'.

Director: Scott Jeralds
Stars: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Nicole Jaffe
Animation | Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the Scooby Doo gang encounters the horrible Phantosaur, they investigate to find out what's really behind this prehistoric haunting.

Director: Ethan Spaulding
Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Scooby-Doo and the gang attempt to solve creepy mysteries in the town of Crystal Cove, a place with a history of eerie supernatural events.

Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Mystery Inc. crew travels the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt to solve a series of ancient riddles. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are indoctrinated by an unlikely Sword Master.

Director: Christopher Berkeley
Stars: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the director of 'Beethoven' and 'The Flintstones', learn the Who, What, Where, When and HOWL of Mystery Inc. (DVD) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scooby Doo 3  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robbie Amell played a character nicknamed "Scooby" in the tv show How I Met Your Mother. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the library before the ghosts appear, it starts to get really cold. Shaggy breathes and you can see his breath. However, when the others in the room speak, you can't see theirs. 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?
See more »

Connections

Follows Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

American Jig
from House of Wax (1953)
Written by David Buttolph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Zoinks!
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.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page