Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

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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
Run time: 1:11:15
Starring: Frank Welker
Casey Kasem
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Virginia Madsen
Ron Perlman
Oded Fehr
Jeremy Pivens
Christine Baranski
Ajay Naidu
Executive producer(s): Joseph Barbera
Sander Schwartz
Producer(s): Margaret M. Dean
Joe Sichta
Music composed by: Thomas Chase Jones
Story by: Catherine Trillo
Thommy Wojciechowski
Screenplay by: George Doty IV
Ed Scharlach
Director(s): Joe Sichta
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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.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Shaggy: For once in my life I don't want my mummy!

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Cleopatra Virginia Madsen
Velma Dinkley Mindy Cohn
Prince Omar Karam Ajay Naidu
Prince Omar's uncle
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Shaggy Rogers Casey Kasem
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Daphne Blake Grey DeLisle
Horus N/A
Amahl Ali Akbar Oded Fehr
Rick Rivers Jeremy Pivens
Campbell Wynton Marsalis
Natasha Grey DeLisle
Dr. Amelia von Butch Christine Baranski
Isis (drawing) N/A
Ancient One Oded Fehr
Ancient One Ron Perlman
Hotep/Armin Granger Ron Perlman
Ascoobis (drawing) N/A
Shagankhamen (drawing) N/A
Ghost of Cleopatra Virginia Madsen
Spirit of the Sand N/A
Peggy Jones


Organizations

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Production

Development

Filming

Music

Thomas Chase Jones composed the music.

Release

Unique to Where's My Mummy? is that it had a limited theatrical run in select cities in the United States in November 2005, with distribution by Kidtoon Films.[1]

Cartoon Network debuted it on television on November 24, 2011.[2]

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.

Errors

  • 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

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
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

Home availability

Trailers

Trailer #1:

Trailer #2:

References

  1. ^ Snyder, Gabriel (August 31, 2005). "Kidtoon adds 2 WB titles". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ (November 11, 2005). "New Scooby-Doo Movie to Premiere on Cartoon Network Thanksgiving Day". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 13, 2020.