Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (also referred to as Scooby-Doo 2) is a 2004 American live-action/computer-animated horror comedy film based on the animated television franchise Scooby-Doo. It is the second installment in the Scooby-Doo live-action film series and a sequel to 2002's Scooby-Doo, and was directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn, and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Boyle and Alicia Silverstone, with Neil Fanning reprising his role as the voice of Scooby-Doo.
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo attend the opening of an exhibition at the Coolsonian Criminology Museum commemorating their past solved cases with monster costumes on display. However, the celebrations are interrupted by a masked man known as the Evil Masked Figure who steals two costumes using the reanimated Pterodactyl Ghost. The entire gang is ridiculed by journalist Heather Jasper Howe, who starts a smear campaign against them. Concluding that an old enemy of theirs is the mastermind, the gang begin revisiting old cases, dismissing the former Pterodactyl Ghost, Jonathan Jacobo, due to his apparent death during a failed prison escape three years ago, they guess that Jeremiah Wickles, the Black Knight Ghost's portrayer and Jacobo's cell mate in prison, is the culprit. Scooby and Shaggy, after overhearing the rest of the gang criticizing their tendency to bumble every operation, and especially their most recent offense in failing to secure the Pterodactyl Ghost at the museum, resolve to better themselves and become real detectives.
|genre||action adventure animation comedy fantasy horror live-action mystery|
|keywords||amusement park arrest attack cell mate create daphne daphne blake dedicate fire extinguisher flee fred fred jones help how to lake machine masked man mining town open prison escape pterodactyl reformed criminal school club scooby-doo shaggy shaggy rogers smear campaign solve speak their way trapdoor velma velma dinkley|
|producer||Charles Roven Richard Suckle|
|productionCompany||Mosaic Media Group|
|publisher||AFI Catalog of Feature Films Warner Bros. Pictures|
|theme||animated buddy children's adventure children's comedy comedy horror fantasy-comedy ghost high school horror comedy monster movie sequel|