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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  13 September 2009 (USA)
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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:

Scooby Doo 3  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Scooby and the gang are from Coolsville, OH, supposedly in Erie County in Northwest Ohio, but there is an actual Coolville, OH, however, Coolville is in Athens County, in Southeastern Ohio, approximately 5-6 miles from the West Virgina border. See more »


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 »


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Written by Daniel Indart
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User Reviews

Stays true to the cartoon.
18 September 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you liked the cartoons you will like this movie. It is enjoyable and will keep the kids entertained. The story is simple the characters stay true to the cartoon ones and the best part is everybody loves Scooby Doo. This takes us back to when they first combine as an investigative group, having to defend their names at high school after some strange mishaps. I am not sure what the budget was on the film some simple effects have been used to keep production costs down. I give it a 6 out of 10 as it is lacking some substance, but still puts allot of bigger budget movies to shame. Overall worth watching with the kids and I hope they continue on and make more of this series.

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