Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
- For other uses, see Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (disambiguation).
|Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed|
|Production company:||Mosaic Media Group|
|Distributor:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date:||March 26, 2004|
|Starring:||Freddie Prinze Jr.|
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Tim Blake Nelson
Tim Blake Nelson
|Executive producer(s):||Brent O'Connor|
Alan G. Glazer
|Music composed by:||David Newman|
|Screenplay by:||James Gunn|
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.
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?!
In order of appearance:
- The Mystery Machine limo
- The Mystery Machine
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.
The score was composed by David Newman, having previously worked on the predecessor.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: March 26, 2004
Behind the scenes
- Much of the gang's backstory is based on the TV shows Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Scooby-Doo Show, and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
Marketing and promotion
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient||Result|
|Golden Rasberry Award||February 25, 2005||Worst Remake or Sequel||Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed||Won|
In other languages
- In the United States: