The Baltimore Sun

Scooby Doo

'Scooby Doo' Better off animated? Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini were swell in the live-action "Scooby Doo" film and its sequel. But their concepts were great because they had excellent templates. The wackiness, the spookiness, the music and the big-name guest stars (Harlem Globetrotters, Jonathan Winters or even JC Chasez, top image at right) were mimicked on the big screen, but they failed to match. Verdict? Ranimated, raggyWarner Bros.