Filmed in the United States in 2002, Scooby-Doo (also known as Scooby-Doo: The Movie) is a live-action/computer-animated fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television franchise of the same name.
Starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, and Rowan Atkinson, this Raja Gosnell-directed, James Gunn-written picture is the first in a planned series of live-action Scooby-Doo movies.
To solve a mystery at a popular horror-themed tropical island resort, Mystery Incorporated, a group of four young people and a talking dog, gets back together after being disbanded for two years.
Scooby-Doo was released on June 14, 2002, and made $275 million worldwide on a budget of $84 million. Principal photography took place all throughout Queensland, Australia.
Scooby-theme Doo’s song has been covered by a variety of artists, including reggae star Shaggy and rock band MxPx. In 2002, Warner Bros.
Movie World on Australia’s Gold Coast opened a ride called Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, which was inspired by the movie.
The film’s narrative and humor were panned by critics, but Matthew Lillard was hailed for his performance, and the film eventually developed a cult following among the show’s diehard fans.
Before his untimely passing on March 22, 2001, William Hanna acted as an executive producer one more time. On March 26, 2004, a sequel titled Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed was released.
Scooby-doo Movie Storyline
After Mystery, Inc. solves the Luna Ghost mystery at a factory, Fred, a glory hog, Daphne, who’s sick of getting captured, and Velma, from whom Fred steals credit for her plans, lead the gang to separate, leaving Scooby and Shaggy to care for The Mystery Machine.
Two years later, they’re called to solve a mystery on horror-themed Spooky Island, whose owner suspects tourists are being brainwashed.
Velma, Fred, and Daphne are determined to solve the riddle without Shaggy and Scooby. Velma watches N’Goo Tuana and Zarkos execute a ceremony. N’Goo alleges ancient demons plotted revenge after being displaced by the resort. Shaggy falls for Mary Jane, alienating Scooby.
They are all taken to the resort’s haunted house ride, where Fred and Velma see a schoolroom that educates monstrous animals about human civilization, while Daphne discovers a pyramid-shaped item called the Daemon Ritus. Fred, Velma, and Mondavarious are abducted and possessed.
Mary Jane phones the Coast Guard for rescue, but they don’t respond; Zarkos grabs back the Daemon Ritus from Daphne, who is also caught and possessed. Scooby disappears after failing to convince Shaggy that Mary Jane is a demon.
Shaggy searches for his companions and finds a vat of possessed souls in protoplasm. He frees Daphne, Fred, and Velma’s souls and discovers sunshine destroys devils.
A voodoo priest on the island tells the gang that demons will execute their “Darpokalypse” Ritual if a pure soul is sacrificed in the Daemon Ritus.
The gang understands that the pure soul is Scooby, whom Mondavarious brought to Spooky Island for this specific reason. Fred, Daphne, and Velma set aside their differences to save Scooby.
Shaggy stops Mondavarious from sacrificing Scooby’s soul. Mondavarious is a robot operated by Scooby’s nephew Scrappy-Doo, whom the gang abandoned after he became power-hungry and egomaniacal. Absorbing the tourists’ souls, Scrappy evolves into a monster and seeks to kill the gang.
Daphne destroys the demons by reflecting sunlight through a skull-shaped disco ball and pushes Zarkos into the vat, returning the others to their bodies.
Shaggy frees the rest of the spirits and discovers the actual Mondavarious imprisoned, having been captured by Scrappy so he could pose as his double. Mystery, Inc. reunites after Scrappy and his henchmen are arrested.
Scooby-doo Movie Cast
- Characterized by Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred Jones
- Daphne Blake, portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Playing Norville “Shaggy” Rogers is Matthew Lillard.
- Velma Dinkley, played by Linda Cardellini
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- Role: Rowan Atkinson as the eccentric inventor Emile Mondavarious.
- Voodoo Master Miguel A. Nunez Jr.
- Cast as Mary Jane, Isla Fisher
Scooby-voice Doo’s actor is Neil Fanning. The voice of Scrappy-Doo is provided once again by Scott Innes, and the voice of Scrappy Rex is provided by J.P. Manoux. Michala Banas plays Carol, Kristian Schmid plays Brad, Steven Grieves plays N’Goo Tuana, and Sam Greco plays Zarkos.
In addition, Holly Brisley makes an appearance in the video as a Training Video Girl. The creatures are voiced by Frank Welker and Jess Harnell. In small parts, celebrities including Sugar Ray, Pamela Anderson, and Nicholas Hope were featured.
Scooby-doo Movie Trailer
How Much It Earns
Scooby-Doo opened at the top of the box office with $19.2 million on opening day and $54.1 million for the weekend from 3,447 cinemas, an average of around $15,711 per location.
Its opening weekend was second only to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for a June release. Scooby-Doo faced off against another family film, Lilo & Stitch, during its time in theatres.
When the film’s North American run ended on October 31, 2002, it earned a total of $153 million. It earned an extra $122 million from markets outside of North America, bringing it’s total worldwide gross to $275.7 million and placing it in the top 15 highest-grossing films of 2002.
British audiences saw the film first on July 12, 2002, and for the next two weeks — until Austin Powers in Goldmember came out and stole their audience — no other film made more money in the United Kingdom.
Scooby-Doo was released on June 14, 2002, and made $275 million worldwide on a budget of $84 million. Principal photography took place all throughout Queensland, Australia. The film’s narrative and humor were panned by critics, but Matthew Lillard was hailed for his performance.
A voodoo priest tells the gang that demons will execute their “Darpokalypse” Ritual if a pure soul is sacrificed in the Daemon Ritus. Fred, Daphne, and Velma set aside their differences to save Scooby.
Shaggy stops Mondavarious from sacrificing Scooby’s soul. Scooby-Doo opened at the top of the box office with $19.2 million on opening day and $54.1 million for the weekend from 3,447 cinemas. The film is one of the top 15 highest-grossing films of 2002.