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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is a TV movie starring Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, and Robbie Amell. The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daphne
... Velma
... Fred
Nick Palatas ... Shaggy
... Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ... Principal Deedle
... Vice Principal Grimes
Leah James ... Prudence Prufrock
Brian J. Sutton ... Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
... Ezekial Gallows (voice)
Dee Jay Jackson ... Bus Driver
... Janitor
... Librarian
Devon Thomas ... Beefy Jock
David Hurtubise ... Mr. Pupperman (as Dave Hurtubise)
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The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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


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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Scooby Doo 3  »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First Live Action film adaption of the cartoon not to star the original cast of Freddie Prinze Jr (Fred), Sarah Michelle Geller (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Linda Cardellini (Velma). See more »

Goofs

When the gang are in disguise, Shaggy & Scooby are hiding inside bins. Despite the bins saying 'push' on the lid, they are proved to not be push bins when Shaggy looks out lifting the lid up. 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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Connections

References So You Think You Can Dance (2005) See more »

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American Jig
from House of Wax (1953)
Written by David Buttolph
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Stays true to the cartoon.
18 September 2009 | by 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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