Thursday, June 13, 2002
The Buzz: "Scooby Doo"
Take an animated favorite, bring it to life and if you're lucky, you just might have a hit on your hands.
(WSVN) Scooby Doo and the gang are back. But this time, the cartoon characters are real and on the big screen.
Freddie Prinze Junior plays Fred the heartthrob, but the cute brunette had to hit the bleach to play the part. Freddy Prinze Jr. says, "It doesn't hold color so once a week, for eight hours, I got to redo the whole process. And at the end of the film, my hair was like straw so I clipped it off."
Prinze's real-life fiance and teen flick superstar, Sarah Michelle Gellar, plays Daphne. For her, making Daphne come to life was a real challenge. Sarah Michelle Gellar says, "You have to keep the traits and keep the attributes that everyone looks forward to and that they like in her, yet at the same time make her more well-rounded."
Daphne's signature boots are in the film, and so is Velma's helmet hair. You can't forget Scooby, his snacks, and his loveable side kick and best friend Shaggy. Actor Matthew Lillard does an amazing job bringing Shaggy to life. Matthew Lillard says, "He's got a couple classic lines. He's got zoinks, man o man, Scoob, ha-ha. That was a tough one, the little laugh."
The movie made some lucky South Florida preview audiences laugh too.
"I really liked the movie and how the mystery was."
"It was pretty funny and disgusting."
"I liked the movie, it was really funny. I'd come and see it again."
"They kept the integrity of the gang, and it was incredibly funny and witty and real."
Scooby Doo opens Friday.