Scooby Doo (Blu-ray) (2002)
|Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.|
Concerned that his way cool theme park might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious (Rowan Atkinson) tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds.
Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly...the world. Ruh-roh!
"Worth its weight in Scooby snacks... Gemma Tarlach, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"...captures the essence of its TV inspiration... James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Editor's NoteIn this live action rethink of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, director Raja Gosnell puts Fred (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (FREAKS & GEEKS' Linda Cardellini), and Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) back into the Mystery Machine with a CGI version of the canine title character. After parting ways to protest Fred's self-centered treatment of the Mystery Inc. gang, they are brought back together by Emile Mondavarious (Rowan Atkinson) to help solve a ghoulish mystery at his teen resort and fun park, Spooky Island.Although SCOOBY-DOO is primarily a live action movie, Gosnell keeps the characters and visuals cartoonish at all times. For fans of the series, all of the expected trappings are present (from Fred's ascot to the inevitable "meddling kids" line from the bad guy), but the film also pokes fun at these elements throughout, managing to balance kiddie fun with a more grown-up self-mocking. The CGI Scooby is both convincingly lifelike and clearly make-believe, with action that is more silly than scary so kids and adults can enjoy the film together.
|Freddie Prinze, Jr.|
|Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Bill Boes - Art Director|
|David Eggby - Cinematographer|
|David Newman - Original Music By|
|James Gunn - Original Music By|
|James Gunn - Screenplay|
|Joseph Barbera - Characters By|
|Kent Beyda - Editor|
|Raja Gosnell - Director|
|Robert Engelman - Executive Producer|
|Stephen Jones - Producer|
|William Hanna - Characters By|
|MTV Award, Scooby-Doo, Best Virtual Performance|