Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

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Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur
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Maybe this is what Jurassic Park III was missing?
Production company: Warner Bros. Premiere
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Release date: September 6, 2011
Run time: 1:10:15
Starring: Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Fred Willard
Finola Hughes
Matthew Gray Gubler
Kevin Michael Richardson
Executive producer(s): Sam Register
Producer(s): Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Music composed by: Robert J. Kral
Screenplay by: Doug Langdale
Director(s): Ethan Spaulding
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Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur is a 2011 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 September 6, 2011. It was written by Doug Langdale, and directed by Ethan Spaulding. The film is the sixteenth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series.

Mystery Inc.'s visit to a spa is disturbed by a "Phantosaur." Will Shaggy's hypnosis induced bravery save the day?

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Doctor: Is that a dog?
Velma: Broadly speaking, yes.

Scooby: Aw, no more shenanigans.

Doctor: Shaggy, as your doctor, I forbid you to get in the Mystery Machine.
Shaggy: But that means the end of the Scooby-Doo Gang! So is there a cafeteria here or not?

Shaggy: Here's the plan: On the count of three, you invent a time machine. 1...2...3... And... there goes the bladder...

Mr. Babbit: And we would've gotten away with it if it hadn't been for you meddling kids.

Professor Svankmajer: And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Shaggy Rogers Frank Welker
Daphne Blake Grey DeLisle
Velma Dinkley Mindy Cohn
Doctor Maulik Pancholy
Blair Michael Gough
Culhane N/A
Shakey Joe Matthew Lillard
Mr. Fleischer N/A
Isaac Newton
Uncle Ted
Mr. Hubley Fred Willard
Professor Svankmajer Finola Hughes
Winsor Matthew Gray Gubler
Grad student Michael Gough
Grad student Dave Wittenberg
Grad student Kevin Michael Richardson
Faith Catherine Cavadini
Friz Unavailable
Misc. biker John DiMaggio
Misc. biker Michael Gough
Misc. biker Kevin Michael Richardson
Misc. biker Dave Wittenberg
Misc. biker Frank Welker
Tex Kevin Michael Richardson
Ms. Deitch Gwendoline Yeo
Mr. Babbit Michael Gough
Dispatch cop Unavailable
Patrol cop Dave Wittenberg
Patrol cop Kevin Michael Richardson
Policeman Dave Wittenberg







While the film's official announcement, it was called Scooby-Doo! Attack of the Phantosaur.



Robert J. Kral composed the music.


Cartoon Network originally aired the film on September 3, 2011. The film was released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 6, 2011.

Behind the scenes

  • This the first time the Warner Bros. Animation logo is used with its red background, opposed to the shield logo being blended within the scene.
  • The mansion, hospital, coffee shop, and school may be in Coolsville, but it isn't made explicit.
  • It's implied that Fred hasn't used the Mystery Machine's G.P.S. since the previous two DTV movies in Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.
  • John DiMaggio, the voice of the G.P.S., replaces Dave Attell from Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.
  • Winsor's line to Velma, "Did you get those at Specmasters?" is a paraphrase of Specsavers' strapline of "Should have gone to Specsavers."
  • The idea of switching on and off bravery and competence by hypnosis was done in The Court Jester, starring Danny Kaye. In that movie, the trigger was a snap of the fingers.
  • A bumper sticker on Winsor's car reads, "Been To Camp City", a reference to the previous DTV movie, Template:DTV15.
  • The movie has a lot of scenes similar to modern monster movies -- the velociraptors chase Shaggy & Scooby into a kitchen that looks like the one in Jurassic Park; the Phantosaur's rampage through the town is similar to Godzilla destroying Tokyo; and the town movie theater sign says Valley of The Gwangi and Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (two movies that star dinosaurs).


  • Shaggy shows that he got a tattoo on the way to La Serena of a mouth chewing a chicken leg on his left arm. But in the next scene, when the gang are in Mr. Hubley's hot tub, Shaggy has his shirt off, and there is no tattoo on his arm.
  • In Shaggy's hospital room, Velma goes from frowning concernedly to smiling in a close-up on Scooby-Doo, then back to frowning, in the space of three shots.
  • A real ER doctor usually wouldn't take X-Rays unless Shaggy was either experiencing chest pains or was suspected of having fractured or broken bones.
  • It is unclear how the ER doctor diagnoses Shaggy of a stress disorder by looking at X-Rays of his stomach.
  • An ER doctor generally wouldn't diagnose mental disorders (especially rare ones) as they do not have the training to properly diagnose and treat mental disorders. He likely would have given his opinion that Shaggy was experiencing some kind of extreme reaction to stress and then sent him to a specialist.
  • Apparently Fred is now a senior in high school. There's nothing that would suggest this in the previous two films. What the status of the other members' high school education is, is isn't given.
  • Although Shaggy wet his pants, he never put on new ones.
  • Daphne's parents must be the most neglectful parents in the world for letting their five-year-old drive a motorcycle.
  • Velma identifies the tracks at the spa as Dromaeosaurus tracks, specifying the Mongolian species (Velociraptor mongoliensis). This species of Velociraptor was actually quite small. It was also feathered.
  • It's unclear how the college students in the Velociraptor costumes were able to keep pace with both the Mystery Machine and Tex's biker gang.
  • When the gang are in the mine showing Professor Svankmajer the pictures they took of the dinosaurs that attacked the town, she remarks that the larger phantasaur might be what attacked her camp. Daphne's response indicates that the attack on Svankmayer's camp was news to the gang. Svankmayer then leads the gang out the only entrance to the mine directly into the destroyed camp. It is unclear how Daphne and the rest of the gang missed the wreckage when they entered the mine to talk to Svankmajer.
  • When the gang is driving into town to chase the velociraptors and the phantosaur, Daphne's voice tells Fred to slow down but it's Velma's mouth that moves.
  • Despite the entire gang thinking they were Shaggy, Scooby still says his own catchphrase.

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Critical reception

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Greek Scooby-Doo! Ο Θρύλος του Φαντόσαυρου Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur
Italian Scooby-Doo! La leggenda del Fantosauro
Polish Scooby Doo: Epoka Pantozaura Scooby-Doo: The Epoch of the Phantosaur
Portuguese (Brazilian) Scooby Doo! A Lenda do Fantasmassauro Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur
Romanian Scooby Doo: Legenda Fantozaurului
Russian Скуби-Ду! Легенда о Фантозавре
Spanish (Latin America) Scooby-Doo! La Leyenda del Fantasmasaurio

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