Scooby-dooby-doo! Where are you? We've got some work to do now!
I'm joined by my furry sidekick Jess (she's not happy we're discussing a movie about a dog!) to talk all about the 2002 live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo (and a little about its sequel Monsters Unleashed).
We all grew up with some iteration of Scooby-Doo, and it's that nostalgia that fuels this movie, along with some great performances from its young core cast, including real-life couple Freddie Prinze Jr and Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Fred and Daphne, alongside a scene-stealing Matthew Lillard as Shaggy and pitch perfect Linda Cardellini and Scooby-Doo, as himself.
Originally conceived as a slightly more risqué movie, with more sexual references, drugs and bad language, it was seriously watered down to appeal to the family friendly audience, but titbits of that previous R-rated cut remain.
Scooby-Doo was never going to win Academy Awards, but it's super fun, super self-aware and so very very super 2000s and I'm here for it for all those reasons and more.
Here's the original animated intro to this movie, which is brilliant - https://youtu.be/QepaSw6w5bs
Hang on, that's not Jess.... it's..... Lady Katrina Pussenkatz, host of Verbal Diorama's rival podcast! And she would have got away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling listeners!
I would love to hear your thoughts on Scooby-Doo!
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