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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 past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

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Raja Gosnell

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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 ... Himself
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 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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They came. They saw. They ran. See more »


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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scooby 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,438,331, 28 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,216,833

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,466,833
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Michelle Gellar is married to Freddie Prinze Jr., and is good friends with Seth Green, two of the main stars in the movie. See more »

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When Scooby is spraying the monsters with a fire extinguisher in the final scene, he is shown freezing the tar monster then breaking through him. When he is flying through the air to get the control panel, you see the tar monster unfrozen and perfectly fine as the pterodactyl flew into him. See more »

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Black Knight Ghost: [after being electrocuted] Oh crap.
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Shining Star
Written by Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn and Maurice White
Produced by Rockwilder, Kevin 'She'kspere' Briggs (as She'kspere) and Eric Dawkins (as E. Dawk)
Performed by Ruben Studdard
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Better climax.
21 May 2006 | by shanfloydSee all my reviews

After the disappointing effort of the first Scooby-Doo film I wasn't much enthusiastic about this "Monsters Unleashed". But to tell the truth this film handled the characters better and the climax more interesting, at least in terms of the identity of the villain. It remained true to the original cartoon storyline in the sense that the character of the villain appeared earlier in the film. The dialogues also got better, though abandoning thick sense of humor was impossible. It failed to develop enough chemistry between the members of the gang, which is in fact faithful to the cartoon where in my opinion the characters are quite one-dimensional.

The CGI of Scooby himself has improved only slightly. The monsters could have been designed better, although there are touches of nice imagination e.g. the candy floss monster. The most irritating parts were unnecessary hip-hop dance sequences. Besides such points, Scooby Doo 2 deserves more praise than its prequel.


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