Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins: DVD Review
If you’re a fan of good ol’ Scooby-Doo, then this is one DVD you can’t afford to miss! Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins takes the 2002 animated version of the same movie and redoes it with the help of live actors. They’re calling it an All-New Live-Action Scooby-Doo Movie.
Scooby-Doo Where Are You? debuted back on September 13, 1969 on CBS. The series followed the animated adventures of four teens and their silly dog, Scooby-Doo, as they tried to solve spooky mysteries about ghost, goblins and other creatures of the night. Although it seems like there’d be some supernatural forces at work on this cartoon, the culprit behind the spookiness would usually turn out to be an ordinary person who, using makeup or special effects, was trying to commit (and get away with!) some sort of crime. The series lasted for 25 episodes but became an hour-long show that included celebrity guest stars. So far the characters from Scooby-Doo have stayed popular – they’ve all returned in nearly a dozen series and several animated movies.
In 2002, Scooby-Doo and his sly friends made the move to the silver screen in an animated movie featuring the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar and others. The movie earned enough money to spawn a sequel in 2004, starring the same voice cast.
Scooby-Doo! Comes To Life
Now a third, straight-to-TV and direct-to-DVD movie, is out, featuring a brand new cast that this time is acting live, rather than being the voices behind the animated characters. In Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins you’ll travel back to the time when the four human and one canine members of Mystery Inc. first met.
Daphne, Velma, Fred and Shaggy are wrongly accused of playing a spooky practical joke on their high school, earning them each a full suspension. To clear their names, the team (plus, of course, dog detective Scooby-Doo) set out to solve who was really behind the ghostly trick.
Scooby-Doo! Special Effects (On Blu-Ray)
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins DVD Rating: [rating]3[/rating]