Scooby Doo The Mystery Begins

  • Directors: Brian Levant
  • Producers: Brian J Gilbert, Brian Levant
  • Writers: Screenplay, Daniel Altiere, Steven Altiere, Characters and Series, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Mystery
  • Actors: Frank Welker, Nick Palatas, Kate Melton, Robbie Amell, Hayley Kiyoko, Gary Chalk

The film takes place in Coolsville, Ohio and begins as the cast is introduced on the school bus. As Shaggy walks down the aisle, one of the school’s jocks trips him. Fred, sitting next to him, asks him why he does it everyday. Shaggy tries sitting next to Velma and Daphne, but eventually sits by himself. At school, Shaggy’s trouble trying to get his locker door open results in him falling in a trashcan and rolling into the Principal’s office. The Principal suggests that Shaggy try to find some friends and sayaecide to take up a hobby like his: philately (stamp collecting).

Meanwhile, the Great Dane named Scoobert has been put up for adoption repeatedly at the monthly Pet Adoption fair, but never met with success. After the Adoption Fair, Scoobert is put in a small cage in a back of a truck. As the truck is driving down the road, it hits a bump and Scoobert falls out, gets out of the cage, and begins to wander around. As he is wandering through a graveyard, a strike of lightning resurrects a pair of ghosts named Ezekiel Gallows & Prudence Prufrock from their tombstones at the Cemetery. This frightens him, causing him to dash across town. He leaps into the first house he can find, which turns out to be Shaggy’s. They instantly become great friends, and Shaggy nicknames the dog “Scooby”.

In the final scene, Velma tells the gang about “strange goings-on” at the museum she heard about, and they all agree to get on the case once again. As the credits begin, scenes used during the opening intro to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and What’s New, Scooby-Doo? are recreated by the gang while the opening theme song to “What’s New Scooby-Doo” is playing.

Scooby Doo

  • Directors: Raja Gosnell
  • Producers: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
  • Writers: Screenplay, James Gunn, Story, Craig Titley, James Gunn, Characters, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Isla Fisher

After solving the case of the Luna Ghost, an unco-operative Mystery Inc., consisting of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, splits apart. After 2 years, Velma has been an advisor at NASA, Fred has become a popular celebrity, Daphne has become a skilled martial artist, and Shaggy and Scooby have stopped investigating mysteries. The gang is surprisingly reunited when they are all summoned to Spooky Island, a monster-based theme park on a remote island. While Shaggy and Scooby wish to work together as team, the others are not as enthusiastic. On the plane ride there, Shaggy falls in love with a girl named Mary Jane, who likes Scooby Snacks and is allergic to dogs. On Spooky Island, the gang meet Emile Mondavarious, the eccentric owner of the island. He explains that visitors to the island come but leave as emotionless and almost inhuman (as demonstrated when a girl picks up an older man and throws him away with one arm).

Since they are still upset with each other, none of the former Mystery Inc. members want the others to solve the mystery first, so they all split up to search for clues. Velma witnesses a creepy dance in which a man named N’Goo Tauna and his servant, Zarkos (A.K.A. The Masked Luchador wrestler) explain that demons once ruled the island until Mondavarious built the theme park on it, enraging the demons. Velma is unafraid of N’Goo’s threats of vengeance. Daphne meets Voodoo Maestro who quite clearly warns her not to go the Spooky Island Castle attraction, but she believes he is setting a trap for her there and goes to spring the trap. The gang meet up at the castle and split up to search for clues as group. Fred and Velma discover a strange classroom with a training program describing how to act like a human. Daphne finds a strange triangular artifact called the Daemonritus. Then after Scooby belches quite loudly, he and Shaggy then get into an exaggerated belching contest that then turns into a farting contest where both do both quite loudly and with exaggerated mannerisms (and Scooby reacts to the smell). Moments later, Shaggy farts again and it echoes in the suit of armor he’s wearing, while the gas briefly ignites over an open flame.

Fred and Daphne kiss as a victory. Scrappy, N’Goo, Zarkos and the other minions are arrested, and Mystery Inc., now completely back together again as a more equal team- particularly reflected when the formerly arrogant Fred allows Velma to explain their line of reasoning for the news teams-, head off for their next case. In the final scene, Spooky Island seems to be back to business with Scooby and Shaggy enjoying the “all you can eat” that was promised to them when they were invited to the island.