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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ...
Principal Deedle
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Vice Principal Grimes
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Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
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Ezekial Gallows (voice)
Dee Jay Jackson ...
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Janitor
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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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Trivia

The first live-action Scooby-Doo film not to have a theatrical release. 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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Connections

Follows What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Don't' Believe All the Negative Comments
11 December 2009 | by See 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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