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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

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Cast

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Nick Palatas ...
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Scooby Doo (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ...
Principal Deedle
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Vice Principal Grimes
Leah James ...
Brian J. Sutton ...
Ezekial Gallows (as Brian Sutton)
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Ezekial Gallows (voice)
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Bus Driver
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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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Scooby Doo 3  »

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Trivia

With this new cast they change Fred's signature bleach blonde hair to Robbie Amell's dark brown. 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?
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Connections

Follows The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976) See more »

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Produced by Mike Green
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Breakout Vehicle
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And it's not the Mystery Van....

The star of this movie is the scene-stealing Hayley Kiyoko, who has that sure-fire combo of a pretty face that's rubbery enough for broad comedy. There's no doubt that this DVD is her calling card to Big Things.

I like this iteration of the series despite its creaky gags, thin plot and underwhelming visual effects. The four human characters imbue the film with an infectious, bubbly chemistry.

The plot unfolds so rapidly you won't have time to fret over its flaws. Many of the gags, for instance, were old when they were done in Mack Sennett comedies. And some of the details may irk "Scooby" purists, such as Fred's dark hair this time around. On the other hand, there are a number of amusing back-story gags -- for instance, three of the characters are too young to drive. So guess which one has his license because he's been held back a couple of grades.

As for the special effects, the rendering of the title character puts him in the Salem the cat league ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") -- cheesiness is part of the fun. When I caught this movie, I happened to be watching ABC's "Kingdom Hospital" miniseries, which features a remarkably lifelike anteater character. It crossed my mind that the money that went into creating that anteater was probably four or five times the budget for this entire motion picture.

"Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins" also provides a lot of material for drinking games here. Take a gulp every time you see Velma's knees, every time Shaggy says "Zoinks," every time you understand one of Scooby's lines -- you get the idea.


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