Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed'''

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Directed by

Raja Gosnell

Produced by

Charles Roven Richard Suckle

Written by

Screenplay: James Gunn Characters: William Hanna Joseph Barbera


Matthew Lillard Freddie Prinze, Jr. Sarah Michelle Gellar Linda Cardellini Seth Green Paul Goodhand

Music by

David Newman


Oliver Wood

Editing by

Kent Beyda


Mosaic Media Group Hanna-Barbera Productions

Distributed by

Warner Bros.

Release date(s)

March 20, 2004 (2004-03-20) United States March 26, 2004 (2004-03-26)

Running time

93 minutes


United States Canada



Gross revenue


Preceded by


Followed by

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 film, and sequel to Scooby-Doo (2002) based on the Hanna-Barbera series classic, Scooby-Doo. It was directed by Raja Gosnell, who also directed the first film, and was written by James Gunn, who also wrote Scooby Doo. It was released on March 26, 2004.



[edit] Plot

Mystery, Inc. - Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo - are attending the grand opening of The Coolsonian Criminology Museum in Coolsville, a museum filled with the costumes of the many monsters Mystery Inc. has faced over the years. Velma has a crush on the museum's curator Patrick Wisely (Seth Green), while news reporter Heather Jasper-Howe (Alicia Silverstone) seems to berate Fred and Daphne's relationship. However, the night turns into a crime scene when an Evil Masked Figure (Scott McNeil) attacks the museum with The Pterodactyl Ghost costume that has come to life. They escape with The Black Knight Ghost and The 10,000 Volt Ghost costumes despite the gang's best attempts to stop them.

The press start a smear campaign against the gang led by Heather. Shaggy and Scooby take responsibility for the troubles at the museum and vow to make themselves better detectives. The gang figure that the Evil Masked Figure is one of their old foes wanting revenge. After ruling out the original Pterodactyl Ghost's portrayer, Jonathan Jacobo, after his apparent death, the gang select "Old Man" Jeremiah Wickles (Peter Boyle) as the culprit, with Wickles being the original portrayer of The Black Knight Ghost in the first case. The Gang tries to prove Wickles is behind all this because The Black Knight's costume was one of the costumes stolen from the museum. The gang visits Wickles' manor where they find strange green footprints that lead to the library where they find a book that is basically an instruction manual on how to create monsters. Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby find a note that has "Faux Ghost- Tonite". Afterward, they are attacked by the reanimated Black Knight Ghost who is fought off by Daphne until Velma uses the book to find the knight's weak point (his crotch), and the gang escapes.

Shaggy and Scooby sneak off to The Faux Ghost that turns out to be a nightclub where they encounter many of their old adversaries such as C.L. Magnus (the original Red Beard's Ghost), Aggie Wilkins (The Ozark Witch) and Timmy Belafonte (Cotton Candy Glob). While in disguise, they manage to speak to Jeremiah Wickles. They barely manage to get out after their cover is blown. Shaggy and Scooby then follow Wickles to Coolsville's old mining factory. The others discover the key ingredient to making the monsters is a substance called Randamonium (a play on the words "Random" and "Pandemonium"), and along with Patrick, they go to the museum where they discover all of the other costumes have been stolen.

Fred, Velma and Daphne also go to the mining factory where Wickles is proven innocent when he is revealed to be planning to turn the factory into a summer camp. Shaggy and Scooby find a laboratory where they mess around with some chemicals, transforming into various forms until they blow up a wall, attracting the attention of the others. Reunited, the gang investigate a hidden room where a massive monster-making machine is located. Shaggy and Scooby foolishly turn it on, transforming the costumes of The Zombie, The Miner Forty-Niner, Captain Cutler's Ghost, and The Tar Monster, into reality. When they try to flee, The 10,000 Volt Ghost appears and attacks them. The gang escapes with the machine's control panel and are forced to flee the city when the monsters attack the city. The Evil Masked Figure appears on a floating Redbeard's ship, telling the city to turn in Mystery Inc., or the monsters will destroy the city.

In the swamplands, the gang finds their old high school clubhouse where they discover that they can reverse the machine's effects by altering the control panel's system. As the gang returns to the mining town after escaping from Captain Cutler's Ghost, they are seen by The Pterodactyl Ghost and The Zombie who are driving an oil tanker. Fred and Daphne split off from the group to fight The Black Knight and The 10,000 Volt Ghost. They defeat the two ghosts by channeling The 10,000 Volt Ghost through a pair of jumper cables into The Black Knight who acts as a conductor, causing the two to explode.

Velma finds a shrine to Jacobo and is saved from death by Patrick although he is carried off by The Pterodactyl Ghost. Shaggy and Scooby get a boost of confidence from Velma and defeat their first monster, The Cotton Candy Glob by eating him. The gang reunites in The Monster Hive but all except for Scooby are captured by The Tar Monster. Scooby uses a fire extinguisher to freeze The Tar Monster and then makes it past the other monsters to The machine where he places the control panel and destroys the monsters.

The Evil Masked Figure makes a run for it but falls upon a collapsing walkway. He is unmasked to the press and public to be revealed as Heather Jasper-Howe, and then unmasked again as Dr. Jonathan Jacobo (Tim Blake Nelson). Jacobo survived his escape from prison. He was in prison with Wickles whom he framed, and he used the Howe persona to turn the town against the gang. The film ends with the cast dancing in The Faux Ghost to Ruben Studdard, who is singing.

[edit] Cast

[edit] Main cast

[edit] Voices

[edit] Monsters

The film featured a number of monsters from the classic Scooby Doo cartoons. The monsters were either portrayed in costumes with CGI effects or completely made from CGI animation. Some of the monsters look entirely different from their appearances in the cartoons, although this was done for realism. Also, some of the characters who posed as the monsters in the movie are not the same characters from the series. The monsters in the film were:

  • The Evil Masked Figure (film)- The main villain of the film and Dr. Johnathan Jacobo in disguise. He makes a bad name of Mystery, Inc. with his Heather Jasper-Howe disguise and aims to take over Coolsville with his army of monsters.
  • The Pterodactyl Ghost (The Scooby-Doo Show episode "Hang In There, Scooby-Doo") - A ghostly pterodactyl who steals the other monster costumes for their transformations. He is the first monster created by The Evil Masked Figure (aka Jonathan Jacobo who was the original Pterodactyl Ghost in the cartoon) as it was his original monster costume. The supposed origin of this Pterodactyl ghost is very different from the original ghost from The Scooby-Doo Show, which was merely a pawn in a music pirating operation. He is defeated when he accidentally collides with The Tar Monster and gets stuck in his body.
  • The Black Knight Ghost (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode "What A Night For A Knight") - The first monster Mystery Inc. faced. A haunted suit of armor, the Black Knight Ghost attacked a museum to steal precious artifacts. He was the second monster to be brought to life, and acts as a lieutenant and second-in-command to The Evil Masked Figure, and is capable of controlling his sword without holding it. He and The 10,000 Volt Ghost are beaten by Fred and Daphne when they use jumper cables to send the Volt Ghost's energy through his body.
  • The 10,000 Volt Ghost (The Scooby-Doo Show episode "Watta Shocking Ghost") - A ghost made of electrical energy who haunted a power plant as a ghost of an old worker. He is the most dangerous and most powerful of the monsters, aside from the Tar Monster. He is the third monster brought to life and was originally supposed to help the Black Knight steal the rest of the costumes. He is defeated when Fred and Daphne use jumper cables to channel his energy through the Black Knight Ghost, causing them both to explode. Unlike the original 10,000 Volt Ghost, who was a person wearing a suit which made it look like it was made out of electricity, this version is actually made out of pure electrical energy. He is even much bigger than he was in the animated cartoon, a side-effect from his transformation.
  • The Skeleton Men (The Scooby-Doo Show episode "A Creepy Tangle In The Bermuda Triangle") - A pair of one-eyed skeletons. The two that are used are a comical duo, capable of reforming their bodies into different shapes. The red-eyed one is the leader and is very smart and focused on the mission while the green-eyed one is more cowardly and dim-witted and spaced out.
  • The Zombie (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode "Which Witch Is Which?") - A green-skinned, boggle-eyed zombie who spews slime over innocent victims, including a foolish news reporter. He was accidentally brought to life by Scooby and Shaggy and was the first new-born monster. He was destroyed when Scooby inserted the new control panel.
  • Captain Cutler's Ghost (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode "A Clue For Scooby-Doo") - The ghost of a deep sea diver, who has a glowing helmet and attacks with a harpoon launcher. He was accidentally brought to life by Scooby and Shaggy and the second new-born monster. He is defeated when Fred reverses the Mystery Machine into him, sending him flying into the swamp opposite Mystery Inc.'s old clubhouse. His helmet is found during the ending by Coolsville news-reporters, indicating he probably came back to the mining town but wasn't seen in the final battle.
  • The Miner Forty-Niner (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode "Mine Your Own Business") - A gargantuan miner who can breathe fire and wields a pickaxe. He only says one line, "I'll get you, ya varmints!", to Shaggy and Scooby. He was accidentally brought to life by Scooby and Shaggy and the third new-born monster. He was destroyed in the final battle.
  • The Tar Monster (The Scooby-Doo Show episode "The Tar Monster") - A massive bulk of tar with one eye. A smart and formidable opponent who can ensnare multiple victims in his endless form. Unlike the original Tar Monster, he has a pupil and speaks. He is one of the most powerful monsters, the other being the 10,000 Volt Ghost. He was accidentally brought to life by Scooby and Shaggy and the fourth new-born monster. He is the last monster to be defeated when Scooby places The Monster Control Panel back into the machine.
  • The Cotton Candy Glob - The Cotton Candy Glob is loosely based on The "Green Globs" from (The New Scooby Doo Movies episode "The Haunted Candy Factory"). In the movie, it is a large pink monster made from cotton candy that is eaten by Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. He was possibly brought to life to torture Shaggy and Scooby, rather than knowing they would enjoy it. He is the last monster to be created. This is also the only monster that Scooby and Shaggy are not afraid of. Also the Cotton Candy Glob made a cameo in Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase when the Tar Monster got covered in cotton candy by Shaggy and Cyber Shaggy.

There were other monsters that made cameos, such as the Ghost Clown, the Giggling Green Ghost, the ghost of Redbeard the pirate, the Creeper, the Headless Horseman, the Ghost of Merlin, the Rummaging Ghost, Space Kook, the Mermaid's Ghost, the Ghost of Dr. Coffin, and including Chickenstein, but these monsters weren't brought to life by the Evil Masked Figure or by Shaggy and Scooby by accident. Redbeard was seen when Fred, Velma and Daphne were looking at the Evil Masked Figure and the Creeper was the costume Scooby and Shaggy were with when the Pterodactyl Ghost was rampaging.

[edit] Reception

On March 24, 2004 the film grossed $29,438,331 (over 3,312 theaters, $8,888 average) on its opening weekend.[1] It grossed domestically $84,216,833, and earned $181,466,833 worldwide, lower than the $275,650,700 worldwide Scooby-Doo grossed two years earlier. It also ranked #1 at the box office. It is the 28th most successful film of 2004.[2]

Like the first film, the critical response was mostly negative, gaining a 21% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 34 on Metacritic, indicating "Generally negative reviews". It also won a Razzie Award for "Worst Remake or Sequel".

[edit] Release

The film was released on DVD in 2004 and included deleted scenes from the film's production and other features such as a 'making of' and trailers. On 18 August 2010, it was announced by Warner Bros. that both the film and it's predecessor would be released as a double feature on Blu-Ray in November 2010.[3]

[edit] Soundtrack

A soundtrack was released on March 23, 2004.

1. "Don't Wanna Think About You" by Simple Plan

2. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

3. "Boom Shack-A-Lak" by Apache Indian

4. "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by Big Brovaz

5. "The Rockafeller Skank" by Fatboy Slim

6. "Wooly Bully" by Bad Manners

7. "Shining Star" by Ruben Studdard

8. "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger

9. "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited

10. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

11. "Here We Go" by Bowling for Soup

12. "Love Shack" by The B-52's

13. "Friends Forever" by Puffy AmiYumi

[edit] Deleted Scenes

  • This takes place when the gang infiltrates Wickles Manor. Shaggy and Scooby are looking around in a hallway. Shaggy points out that he and Scooby both have fleas through a magnifying glass. Shaggy points out they need to split up to double their chances. When Shaggy goes to another hallway, Scooby moves upward and bites his tail because of his dog-like instincts.
  • This takes place after Fred, Velma, Daphne and Patrick get into the Mystery Machine to go to the museum. At the museum, two of the security guards there are playing with static electricity jokes. While they are having their game, the 10,000 Volt Ghost, now turned real by the Evil Masked Figure, emerges from an electrical outlet and electrocutes the museum security system, letting the Black Knight Ghost in. As the guards were about to give each other the "ultimate shock", the 10,000 Volt Ghost puts it's finger in between and shocks them and making them fly across the room, with one of the guards landing on the Cotton Candy Glob costume's arms. The Black Knight then talks to the inanimate costumes and tells them that the Evil Masked Figure will give them the power to destroy Mystery, Inc. This scene was mentioned in the film, but the 10,000 Volt Ghost was replaced with the Pterodactyl Ghost that helped the Black Knight instead.
  • This takes place after Scooby and Shaggy enter the Faux Ghost in their disguises. The man who figured out Shaggy's true identity later in the movie walks up and tells the sleuths the Faux Ghost is a private club for people dressing as a terrifying creature and scaring people. Shaggy and Scooby save themselves from their cover being blown by saying they are the "world-famous Westside Pickleaculas", where they are "50% pickle, 50% Dracula, 100% terrifying." The man responds by telling them he was the Cotton Candy Glob. The scene then goes to where the inhabitants show their intense hatred for Mystery, Inc. through their slightly awkward games, with the gang being modeled into a game of Whack-a-Mole, and a darts game. Shaggy then worries what the urinals look like.
  • This takes place when Velma suspects Patrick of being the Evil Masked Figure. Scooby then does an act of what Patrick was acting like...or what he was sort of acting like, which seemed to scare Shaggy as well.
  • This is where the Skeleton Men chase Scooby down the hill. The whole scene was in CGI. Scooby uses a tree branch to get behind the Skeleton Men, who crash into a tree. Scooby throws a bone out of his mouth rather than the Skeleton's head. The Skeleton Man then forms into a bird-like creature with its hands, head and ankles and feet together. It jumps to get help, but breaks into pieces again.
  • This takes place after Velma leaves to distract the Skeleton Men so Shaggy and Scooby could get past. The Skeleton Men are more modified in this scene rather than the other deleted one. The red-eyed skeleton has been modeled into a machine gun-like creature and chase after Velma. The green eyed one shoots Velma with the skeleton machine gun, and covers every inch of her body with skeleton bullets, narrowly escaping.
  • This takes place before Scooby and Shaggy encounter the Miner 49'ner. They both hide, and feel this is the end for them. To give the movie a touching moment, Scooby and Shaggy profess their love for each other. They then head to the Monster Hive to install the control panel, but encounter the Miner 49er who blocks their path.
  • Some deleted scenes are not shown. One was a whole storyline about Daphne and Fred.Fred gives Daphne an engagment ring, But later when fixing the monster controller they need to melt it down because the gold is needed to complete it.

[edit] Prequel

Production on the Cartoon Network TV-movie prequel, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, began filming on August 4, 2008 in Vancouver.[4] It premiered on September 13, 2009.

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