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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

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The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of their past monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to take down the gang.

Director:

Raja Gosnell

Writers:

William Hanna (characters) (as Hanna-Barbera Productions), Joseph Barbera (characters) (as Hanna-Barbera Productions) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Fred
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Daphne
Matthew Lillard ... Shaggy
Linda Cardellini ... Velma
Seth Green ... Patrick Wisely
Peter Boyle ... Old Man Wickles
Tim Blake Nelson ... Jacobo
Alicia Silverstone ... Heather
Neil Fanning ... Scooby-Doo (voice)
Pat O'Brien ... Self
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Chauffeur
Zahf Paroo ... Ned
Chris Gauthier ... Daphne's Tattooed Fan #1 (as Christopher Gauthier)
Peter New ... Daphne's Tattooed Fan #2
Morgan Brayton ... Mullet Nerdette #1
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Storyline

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest enemies? Velma has a crush on the museum curator Patrick Wisely despite her fears of intimacy but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since annoying television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Look Doo's back in theaters See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The first live action/animation flim with Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Trax Volume 1 sound effects. See more »

Goofs

After Daphne gets blown up, the ground moves when she hits the ground, revealing that there's a crash mat there. See more »

Quotes

Daphne: Everyone has flaws. You just have to make sure the other person doesn't see them.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end after all the credits roll, Scooby is shown in a creepy hall playing a "Scooby Doo" game on a Game Boy Advance. He then turns the game screen towards the camera, and says "Rook! Rodes!" (Look! Codes!), showing a cheat code for the game he was playing. See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version is re-edited slightly; the film caused controversy upon release when concern parents found its comical drug references to be a little too out-in-the-open and explicit for a film intended for children. The VHS and DVD releases excise some of this objectionable humor, and the theatrical version has never been re-released. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 3 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go
Written by Tim Armstrong
Produced by Jaret Reddick and Casey Diiorrio
Performed by Bowling for Soup
Courtesy of Jive Records
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User Reviews

Dastardly deeds and CGI hijinks ensue.
18 June 2004 | by TheMovieMarkSee all my reviews

It's Friday afternoon, and you and your buds are trying to decide on a movie. "How about Scooby-Doo 2? Should we check it out?" Good question. Allow me to point out a few things that might help you make up your mind:

1. The word "Scooby" is in the title. 2. The word "Doo" is in the title. 3. The action takes place in a city called "Coolsville." 4. The local museum is called the "Coolsonian." 5. The phrase "Doo the fright thing" appears on the poster.

Got the picture? If so, then you should realize that this is NOT a movie that guys should see alone together. However, would it be all right to see with your significant other? Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Did I watch *and* enjoy the original Scooby TV series?

2. Did I watch *and* enjoy the first Scooby movie?

If you answered "no" to both of those questions, then it should not shock you into a heart attack to hear that you might not enjoy this Scooby sequel.

THE GIST:

Yes, some of the jokes are pretty silly. And OK, there's enough cheese for more than a couple of Ritz crackers. And I'll admit, the inspirational "You are a hero" speeches are pretty painful. And while the CGI isn't going to make George Lucas' beard quiver, I still thought it was cool. I can't give "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" a whole-hearted recommendation, but it's great fun for the kids, and if you still find humor in the cartoon then you just might find yourself enjoying this live-action version. Just don't expect *too* much.

P.S. Aren't you glad I didn't say not to expect *doo* much?? BWAHAHAHAHA! I'm sorry. I officially apologize for that. It won't happen again.

Rating: 2 1/2 (out of 5)


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scooby 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,438,331, 28 March 2004

Gross USA:

$84,216,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,216,833
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros., Mosaic See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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