Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo

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Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
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The Gryphon is scarier in the film. Trust me.
Production company: Warner Bros. Premiere
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: February 16, 2010
Run time: 1:12:06
Starring: Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Danica McKellar
James Patrick Stuart
Diane Delano
Jeffrey Tambor
Brian Posehn
John DiMaggio
Executive producer(s): Sam Register
Producer(s): Tony Cervone
Spike Brandt
Music composed by: Robert J. Kral
Story by: Alan Burnett
Screenplay by: Alan Burnett
Paul Dini
Misty Lee
Director(s): Tony Cervone
Spike Brandt
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Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo is a 2010 mystery horror-comedy direct-to-video (DTV) film based on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series in 1969. It was released by Warner Home Video through the Warner Premiere label on February 16, 2010. It was written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, and Misty Lee, from a story by Burnett, and produced and directed by Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt. The film is the fourteenth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series. It is the first DTV since Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico in 2003 to be based on the aforementioned Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, since from 2004 to 2009, the DTVs had been based on the What's New, Scooby-Doo? spin-off series, which aired from 2002-2006.

Mystery Inc. goes on a trip to check on Madelyn, Velma's younger sister, at Whirlen Merlin's Academy of Magic, where apparently there has been some trouble of a giant griffon scaring all the students away.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Shaggy: We have to build up our energy in case we see that creepy griffin again. Like, who can run away on an empty stomach?
Scooby: Not me.

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Sherman Dee Bradley Baker
Treena Oliva Hack
Gryphon Unknown
Daphne Blake Grey DeLisle
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Velma Dinkely Mindy Cohn
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Shaggy Rogers Casey Kasem
Chemical Creep N/A
Sheriff John Stephenson
Ms. Thelmer Unavailable
Mrs. Dinkley
Lord Seamus O'Flannery (photo) N/A
Skunk N/A
Amos John DiMaggio
Madelyn Dinkley Danica McKellar
Whirlen Mirlen James Patrick Stuart
Crystal Crystal Scales
Vernon Unavailable
Darte (photo) N/A
Harry Houdini (photo) N/A
Alma Rumblebuns Diane Delano
Blonde female student Unavailable
Maxwell Unavailable
Castle Cone dancers Grey DeLisle
Assistant director Unavailable
Calvin Curdles Jeffrey Tambor
Marlon Mirlen Brian Posehn
Maxwell's mother Merlique Berger
Banshee Unavailable


Organizations

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Production

Development

Directors, Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt, brought back the designs of Iwao Takamoto, which had been dropped for the past eight movies.

Filming

Casey Kasem, the original voice of Shaggy, had retired for the second and final time, with Matthew Lillard being hired to take over for a one-time gig, although Lillard expressed interest in doing more, which led to a permanent position in the cast. Lillard was known for having already played Shaggy in the live-action movies of Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

Music

Robert J. Kral composed the music.

Behind the scenes

  • The Mystery Machine's license plate number is "145 343". This isn't the first time at this attempt, as it was "SCOOBY" in the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo episode "Scooby and the Bandit".
  • When Shaggy & Scooby accidentally throw all the magic explosives at Ms. Rumblebuns, she holds up a sign that reads "Ouch!", in a similar fashion to Wile E. Coyote from the Looney Tunes shorts.
  • When the gang is confronted on the bridge, Shaggy shouts, "You shall not pass!" and stomps the staff down, a reference to Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.
  • The people referred to when Shaggy said, "I totally command you by the powers of Houdini, The Wizard of Oz, and, um, the English kid with the glasses, to put us down", before he threw the staff, is Harry Houdini, the Wizard of Oz, and Harry Potter.
  • This was John Stephenson's final role.

Errors

  • Ethan Spaulding, Ted Blackman, and Eric Semones are listed in the opening and closing credits with identical credits.
  • The brochure of the academy misspells Seamus as "Semus."
  • The opening song is named after the film yet uses different punctuation, appearing as "Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo!", instead.
  • During the scene when they were driving to the school, and Daphne and Velma were reading about Seamus. When Daphne said he was practicing dark magic and Shaggy and Scooby said it was creepy, Velma said "It gets creepier", but it came out as "It gets reepier." She may have been humoring Scooby, though, who she spoke directly after. Incidentally, the closed captions said it the right way.
  • In spite of his statement that he "never wanted to hurt anyone", Marlon put Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, and Madelyn in extreme danger by dangling them from a rope of tied-together sheets high in the air. Any of them could have dropped from the rope and fallen to their death. He didn't seem to make any effort to set them down until he was forced to do so thanks to his balloon being damaged.

Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra
Italian Scooby Doo Abracadabra Doo Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
Polish Scooby Doo: Abrakadabra-Doo
Portuguese (Brazil) Scooby Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
Russian Скуби-Ду! Абракадабра-Ду
Spanish (Latin America) ¡Abracadabra, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra, Scooby-Doo!

Home availability

Trailers

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