In the late 1960's, Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Space Ghost and Jonny Quest were considered "violent" by censors and "concerned parents". Hanna-Barbera and Ruby/Spears created cartoons such as Scooby-Doo Where Are You! to make them happy. Scooby-Doo is an homage to 1940's radio mystery serials. It also borrows ideas from Marmaduke and The Archies. In 2002, Warner Brothers released a live action Scooby Doo movie. It was directed by Raja Gosnell(Home Alone 3) and written by James Gunn(Tromeo and Juliet) and Craig Titley. Scooby-Doo stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Rowan Atkinson. The CGI Scooby-Doo is charming and funny. The live action Scooby-Doo does justice to the Hanna Barbera cartoon and it has a lot of "hip", self-aware gags. There's some bodily functions humor with Scooby and Shaggy!
A young Isla Fisher played Shaggy's love interest. It's amazing that a "family film" such as Scooby-Doo is packed with sex appeal and cleavage! Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby are sent to a theme park to solve a mystery and stumble upon a shocking secret from the past. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar are fine as Fred and Daphne. Matthew Lillard not only wears a green and brown Shaggy costume, but he sounds like the Casey Kasem version of Shaggy. Linda Cardellini is a good actress and she seems convincing as the smart, witty, intellectual Velma. Cardellini is sexy, too. Cardellini would be great as Ann Marie in a That Girl movie. The band Sugar Ray makes a cameo in the film. Shaggy and MxPx contribute covers of the Scooby-Doo theme. Scooby-Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed(2004) is a good sequel. It has most of the same cast and crew. Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby investigate a series of robberies at a museum. Seth Green, Peter Boyle, and Alicia Silverstone join the cast. David Newman composed music for both films. Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2 are fun movies.
- Language: French, English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: WarnerBrothers
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- ASIN: B0023RSNUW
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