LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 02: James Gunn attends the Warner Bros. premiere of "The Suicide Squad" at Regency Village Theatre on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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James Gunn Looked At A Lot Of His Own Pets While Writing Scooby-Doo
When asked which character he found easiest to write for in his 2002 live-action film “Scooby-Doo,” James Gunn said, “Scooby. I love Scooby. Scooby is just so pure and innocent.” Of course, everyone loves Scooby. He's a dog who can talk like a human but still acts like a dog in just about every other situation — the perfect canine companion.
For Gunn, Scooby reminded him of his own pet dog, a little Havenese named Audrey who passed away. Gunn acknowledged that his beloved Audrey was very different from Scooby, but shared some well-defined personality traits. “She was always afraid and shivering and then she would instantly go to being happy and instantly go to being hungry.”
Gunn also noticed Audrey, like Scooby-Doo, had a tendency of “going quickly, from one emotion to the next, and always getting distracted by anything around the corner, jumping at sounds.” The writer-director added, “There's something humorous about dogs. I have a dog and a cat. And my cat is funny in a different way, but dogs are just ... They're funny.”