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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Melton ... Daphne
Hayley Kiyoko ... Velma
Robbie Amell ... Fred
Nick Palatas Nick Palatas ... Shaggy
Frank Welker ... Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald Shawn Macdonald ... Principal Deedle
Garry Chalk ... Vice Principal Grimes
Leah James Leah James ... Prudence Prufrock
Brian J. Sutton Brian J. Sutton ... Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
Al Rodrigo ... Ezekial Gallows (voice)
Dee Jay Jackson ... Bus Driver
C. Ernst Harth ... Janitor
Lorena Gale ... Librarian
Devon Thomas Devon Thomas ... Beefy Jock
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Mr. Pupperman (as Dave Hurtubise)
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Storyline

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Greatest Mystery Is How It All Began See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scooby Doo 3 See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Coolsville is in Erie County in Ohio, which is in the easternmost part of Northwest Ohio, approximately 1 hour southeast of Toledo, and approximately 1 hour west of Cleveland. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Shaggy is having trouble driving the van out of Daphne's garage and reveals that he just got his license, Velma grabs his right hand and tells him to put it at 10 (10 o'clock position on the steering wheel) and his left hand at 2, but it should be the other way. 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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Referenced in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010) See more »

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Written by Gigi Meroni and Rich Dickerson
Produced by Mike Green
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Don't' Believe All the Negative Comments
11 December 2009 | by CromeRoseSee all my reviews

I think I read one comment that started with "If you're a fan of the cartoon series, watch the first two movies but ignore this" or something to that affect. Well, I just want to put in my two cents and give this movie the support it deserves, as I think it was great and am surprised at all the negativity about it. I am a huge fan of the cartoon (always watched it while growing up and still love it now), and in my opinion the first two movies DO NOT capture the cartoon at all and are badly cast, whereas this movie TOTALLY embodies the spirit of the cartoon, and as far as I'm concerned seemed like a live-action episode of the cartoon, or a cartoon episode "come to life" if you will - even the ghosts and villain in a mask were perfect. The casting of each member of the Scooby Gang was perfect, yes, even the Asian Velma (which for some reason seems to bother a lot of folks - come on people, Hayley Kiyoko depicted Velma to a tee!); and one reviewer berated that Fred was a douche-bag jock, but I don't think he came across as that; I believe in the movie that he was supposed to be a high school senior and in my experience none of the jocks were as nice as he came across - they were all total bullies. Someone else griped that Scooby Doo looked so small it seemed like he'd been starved, but they are forgetting that Scooby Doo is supposed to be younger in this movie; possible still a puppy. Anyway, all in all I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would love to see it as a live-action series.


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