Daphne and Velma is a charming movie that’s perfect for the whole family
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Once in a while, I find that a movie can transport me back to my childhood. I’m able to relive, often through a fresh lens, some of my childhood favorites. And I was a nosy, inquisitive child, so I always loved a great mystery. Whether I was watching Scooby Doo or engrossed in a mystery from Arthur Conan Doyle, I always wanted to find out the answer to “who done it”.
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Fast foward quite a few years later, and I still love a great mystery. But something I love even more is being able to share beloved childhood characters with the kids in my family. Introducing them to the Scooby Doo universe in a way that celebrates the female characters too makes it all the better. As Sarah Gilman says,
“Girls can do anything. [Daphne and Velma] shows two strong, young women who are proactive, fast-thinking and are very real characters. They have inner strength and courage to keep moving forward.”
It’s important to me for the children in my family to see young women as positive role models. Here, Daphne and Velma are not just cartoon sidekicks. They are heroines in their own right. The characters are smart, brave, not afraid of a challenge, and tenacious. They solve problems that come their way using their own ingenuity.
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About the movie
Daphne and Velma shows two strong young women who are proactive, fast-thinking and are very real characters. It’s a great movie to watch with your kids. #DaphneVelma
Starring Sarah Jeffery (Disney’s Descendants: Wicked World) and Sarah Gilman (ABC’s Last Man Standing), and produced by Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, Daphne and Velma is fun for the whole family! Ridge Valley High has some pretty state of the art robots and high-tech gear, and that’s exactly what our favorite female mystery solving duo need to solve a rash of mysterious disappearances.
Daphne and Velma star Sarah Gilman spills the beans behind the scenes
I interviewed Sarah Gilman about her role as Velma. I asked her if she could share some of her favorite behind the scenes moments from filming Daphne and Velma. Let’s find out what she had to say…
We were shooting in a real high school for almost the entirety of our shoot. It was operating during the day, and then when school got out, we would come in with all of our equipment and film from may like 5 pm to 5 am the next morning. So people were getting kind of delirious and tired, and let’s say cranky, at points. So Sarah and I (Sarah Jeffrey who played Daphne) would run around and try to check in with everyone and run up and down the hallways.
And we’d drink coffee! Sarah is sensitive to coffee, and I am just kind of hyper in general. So when everyone would start to get a little sleepy, we would just run up and down and start making noise. So there weren’t a lot of pranks on set since everyone was working so hard all the time. And there wasn’t really anything that went wrong. It was a pretty tame set in that respect, but we definitely had a good time.
We were also staying in a hotel where a lot of basketball teams frequented. So Sarah and I would just go sit in the lobby and make it look like we were waiting for someone in case some basketball players walked by so we could scope them out.
So those were my two favorite behind the scenes moments from set.
More Daphne and Velma fun! A mystery decryptor and a slime lab!
Looking for a fun activity for your kids? (Or come on, yourself… Your secret is safe with us! lol)
You can help Daphne & Velma solve their latest case. They need help decrypting the footage! Dial the knob and meters to just the right place to unlock the footage the young sleuths found and move to the next challenge. This fun soundboard will make some fun, spooky sounds from the movie.
And did someone say slime? You know Daphne and Velma won’t settle for sub-par slime, so check out this awesomeness! You can even make it with your kids!
We want to hear all about your slime! Let us know in the comments if you made the slime. What’s your favorite kind of slime to make?
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