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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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Brian Levant
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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 ... 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

Taglines:

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: In the Beginning See more »

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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 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 »

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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Features House of Wax (1953) See more »

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You And I
Written by Rudolph 'Slade' Echeverria, Michael Hahn Kitlas, Gregory Robert Garrity, and Adam Juwig
Produced by Mike Green
Performed by Anarbor
Courtesy of Hopeless Records
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Meh...Not Terrible, But Not Great
28 November 2012 | by holyspiritdrivenSee all my reviews

My brother & I probably watched every episode of the original Hannah Barbara Scooby Doo cartoons in the 80's and so I am very leery of all these newer versions that keep popping up. There was a certain feel in those originals that will never be reproduced and perhaps Scooby is best left in the 70's. I was pretty let down by the Freddie Prince Jr. movies which tried to update Scooby (like a lot of CGI updates, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Smurfs, Garfield, Transformers, etc.)with modern lingo & culture which for some reason means crudeness, krass jokes and even sexual innuendos. This movie was better in that sense, but is annoying when they stray from the original (Freddie is blond, ghosts are ALWAYS people in masks, etc.) And since we're making a "realistic" version, why is Scooby CGI? Why not just use a real Great Dane? Nick Palatas, though doing a decent impression of Casey Kacem's "Shaggy" voice comes across annoying and contrived after a while. Maybe I'm a purist...maybe I'm a grouch, but I kind of wish people would leave the old cartoons alone.


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