Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
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Theatrical poster.
Production company: Mosaic Media Group
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: March 26, 2004
Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Matthew Lillard
Linda Cardellini
Seth Green
Peter Boyle
Tim Blake Nelson
Tim Blake Nelson
Alicia Silverstone
Executive producer(s): Brent O'Connor
Kelley Smith-Wait
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): James Gunn
Alan G. Glazer
Music composed by: David Newman
Screenplay by: James Gunn
Director(s): Raja Gosnell
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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 live-action/CGI supernatural comedy film. It was written by James Gunn, produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, and directed by Raja Gosnell. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 26, 2004. It was a follow-up to Scooby-Doo, which was released in 2002.

Due to the sequel not being reacted to well and most importantly underperforming at the box office, a third film was canceled and the series was put on hiatus for five years when Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network co-produced Scooby-Doo! Mystery Begins, which was marketed as a prequel, despite it being set in contemporary times.

In their hometown of Coolsville, Mystery Inc. are hailed as celebrity heroes, but a relentless TV reporter sets out to defame them, which isn't hard when they face their most dangerous villain yet, one who has brought all their past monsters, which were all costumes, to life--bigger and badder than before.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Shaggy: We're gonna die!
Daphne: Think positive!
Shaggy: We're gonna die quickly!

Shaggy: I'M BUFF!

Evil Masked Figure: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!
Scooby-Doo: Scooby....Dooby....DOO!

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Pterodactyl Ghost


Organizations

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Production

Development

Filming

Aftermath

James Gunn was hired to write and direct the third film, which would've been his debut as the latter. The film would've been about the gang visiting Ireland, where they find a community of real monsters as the victims, forcing Shaggy and Scooby to change their views. In retrospect, Gunn was glad this didn't end up being his first film to direct, which ended up being Slither.

Music

The score was composed by David Newman, having previously worked on the predecessor.

Release

Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: March 26, 2004

Behind the scenes

Errors

Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

Accolades

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient Result
Golden Rasberry Award February 25, 2005 Worst Remake or Sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Won[1]

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

Trailers

Teaser trailer:

Trailer:

References

  1. ^ HeadRAZZBerry (November 13, 2011). "2004 RAZZIE® Nominees & "Winners"". Razzie Award. Retrieved May 1, 2020.