Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?
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Scooby-Doo! in Where's Daphne, Freddy, and Velma?
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Family Entertainment|
|Distributor:||Warner Home Video|
|Release date:||December 13, 2005|
|Executive producer(s):||Joseph Barbera|
|Producer(s):||Margaret M. Dean|
|Music composed by:||Thomas Chase Jones|
|Story by:||Catherine Trillo|
|Screenplay by:||George Doty IV|
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Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? is a 2005 mystery horror-comedy direct-to-video film based on the What's New, Scooby-Doo? TV series in 2002. It was released by Warner Home Video through the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label on December 13, 2005. It was written by George Doty IV and Ed Scharlach, based on a story by Catherine Trillo and Thommy Wojciechowski, and produced and directed by Joe Sichta. The film is the ninth installment in the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video film series, and the third to be based on the aforementioned What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Mystery Inc. fight graverobbers and a curse left behind by Cleopatra while vacationing in Egypt.
Shaggy: For once in my life I don't want my mummy!
In order of appearance:
- Giza, Egypt
- United States (mentioned)
- The Mystery Machine
- Amelia von Butch's helicopter
Thomas Chase Jones composed the music.
It was released on DVD on December 13, 2005.
Behind the scenes
- One of the background characters at the bazaar resembles Camel Sam from the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Mummy Scares Best".
- The piece of music that plays during Shaggy and Scooby's mirage scene is Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers", from his ballet The Nutcracker.
- Dr. von Butch is based somewhat on the video game character Lara Croft.
- Horus is the name of the Egyptian deity who was the son of Osiris. He was conceived by Isis after she made out with the resembled corpse of her husband who had been killed by Set.
- Hotep roughly means "to be at peace". One of the most famous Ancient Egyptians to have this as part of his name was Imhotep who is credited with designing the Stepped Pyramid.
- Cleopatra's ghost's eyes keep changing from glowing white to regular eyes.
- When the gang's boat washed up, Daphne's hair was brown.
- When Scooby and Shaggy were being chased by the sand spirit they were wearing baseball clothes, but a close up of them cowering by a pillar shows Shaggy's shoulder with a green shirt. It changes back to a baseball shirt in the wide shot.
- In the opening of the film, Cleopatra says, "In the year 41 B.C.E...". The dating system of that era did not use the terms B.C. or B.C.E. However, as this can be considered a "breaking the fourth wall" with her "ghost" speaking to the modern-day audience, it can be dismissed.
- The events shown in the flashback are historically out of date. The invasion of Alexandria and the death of Cleopatra happened in 30 B.C.E., not 41 B.C.E.
- In the film, Cleopatra's tomb is hidden beneath the Sphinx. This is an unlikely place for her real tomb to be located. By the time Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C.E., the Sphinx and Pyramid had been standing for almost two-thousand years. While there is modern evidence of catacomb-like structures beneath the Sphinx, they're nearly impossible to get into. In Cleopatra's time, these catacombs (if they truly exist) would've been forgotten and both the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings were abandoned as a sacred burial grounds. None of Cleopatra's family were buried there. Her actual tomb is most likely buried in modern day Alexandria hidden somewhere in the city or just outside of it. Another possible place was in a temple near her palace on the Island in which she lived. If this is the case she’s buried under 30ft of water as the island has since sunk beneath the waves.
- When Fred, Daphne, and Rock went into the tomb where the real undead army lay, it is obvious that they weren't the ones chasing the gang because of the color of their armor. The real army were wearing red and/or gold, but the fake army were wearing other colors like purple, blue, and orange.
- It is never shown or explained how they pulled off Natasha and Campbell being "turned to stone".
- It is not clear how Shaggy and Scooby were able to fly on the carpet.
- The citizens of the Lost City of the Ancient Ones give up all modern conveniences and live as the ancient ones do. However, one citizen some wear sunglasses, prescription glasses, braces.
- It is never explained how Mystery Inc. got the citizens of the Lost City down to the heart of the tomb without the Undead Army noticing.
- Prince Omar and the dig site would have been surrounded by military personnel in real life, not only because Omar was royalty, but also because the tomb was Cleopatra's. Had Amelia von Butch and her crew attempted to take over the dig in the same way they did in the movie, they would have been immediately arrested, if not killed.
- There is a rational explanation for everything that happens in the movie, except for the initial discovery of Cleopatra's tomb. Omar holds up the ankh necklace, the sunlight catches it, and this somehow causes stairs to appear beneath the Sphinx.
Marketing and promotion
In other languages
|Danish||Scooby-Doo Og Kleopatra Forbandelse||Scooby-Doo and the Cleopatra Curse|
|French||Scooby-Doo au pays des pharaons||Scooby-Doo in the land of the Pharaohs|
|Greek||Scooby-Doo! Που Είναι η Μούμια;||Scooby-Doo! Where's the Mummy?|
|Hungarian||Scooby-Doo! A múmia átka||Scooby-Doo! The Curse of the Mummy|
|Italian||Scooby-Doo e la mummia maledetta||Scooby-Doo and the Cursed Mummy|
|Portuguese (Brazilian)||Scooby-Doo em: Cadê Minha Múmia?!||Scooby-Doo in: Where's My Mummy?!|
|Polish||Scooby-Doo na tropie Mumii||Scooby-Doo on the Track of the Mummy|
|Russian||Скуби-Ду, где моя мумия?||Scooby-Doo, where's my mummy?|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Scooby Doo! y La Maldición de Cleopatra||Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of Cleopatra|
|Spanish (Spain)||Scooby-Doo! en el Misterio del Faraón||Scooby-Doo! in the Mystery of the Pharaoh|
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