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James Gunn Commemorates The 20th Anniversary Of The Scooby-Doo Movie With A Set Photo

James Gunn has revealed a behind-the-scenes shot from the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo film, as well as a quick remark on the film's opening weekend

Scooby-Doo was directed by Raja Gosnell and written by Gunn and Craig Titley. It was released on June 14, 2002. An elderly, tired Mystery Inc. breaks up owing to disagreements between Fred (Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Michelle Gellar), and Velma (Cardellini), leaving Shaggy (Lillard) and Scooby alone with the Mystery Machine in this retelling. Two years later, the gang is reunited when they are all summoned to Spooky Island, a horror-themed resort, to figure out what is brainwashing the young, raucous visitors into zombies. With fans being able to stay in the Mystery Machine through Airbnb to commemorate Scooby-20th Doo's anniversary, Gunn has provided a retro story to mark the occasion.

On the anniversary of Scooby-formal Doo's debut, Gunn released a vintage shot from the 2002 film's set, along with a brief remembrance of the film's opening weekend. Gunn is pictured with other members of the crew inside what appears to be the Spooky Island dining room set. In the piece, he describes how he learned that Scooby-Doo would have the largest opening for a June film at the time. "My life changed in an instant; I'm immensely grateful for that and all that has come afterwards," he adds. Look at Gunn's post down below.

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Despite the film's dismal critical reaction, Gunn claims that it and its sequel, Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed, have their fair share of renowned admirers, since both films have developed a cult following. Gunn claimed in September 2021 that Ghostbusters actor Bill Murray informed him at a party that he is a fan of Monsters Unleashed. Murray approached Gunn during the event to laud the film, but the writer didn't trust him until others recounted their own interactions with Murray to realize that the actor's praise was genuine.

Scooby-Doo is still appreciated 20 years later for numerous reasons, including its casting and the more risqué comedy buried inside a script meant at an adult audience. Furthermore, it aided Gunn's career, which now includes two huge superhero series. Scooby-Doo has influenced the brand to this day, with Lillard playing Shaggy in succeeding animated shows and HBO funding an R-rated Velma spinoff series produced by Mindy Kaling. As a result, fans will appreciate Gunn's touching narrative commemorating the film's 20th anniversary.

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