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Fun but not the best
on 4 November 2008
As an adult with 2 young daughters it's always an exciting time when a new feature-length Scooby Doo animated film is released (even for the kids!).
Whilst this film has great animation as usual, the story just doesn't have much to it compared to the rest of the more recent Warner Bros releases.
A few of things that are most obvious are that 1) Shaggy and Scooby feature heavily whilst the rest of the gang don't very much - not a good thing in our household 2) There is no real mystery at all - just what effectively amounts to one long chase 3) It feels like it's just a quick release to tie in with Halloween time and feels a bit one dimensional.
That's not to say that kids won't enjoy it, ours did and laughed along with the scrapes Shaggy & Scooby get themselves into, however what they haven't done is ask for it to be played again which is most unusual.
So, our view is for the next one get a better story, make it a mystery and get the rest of the gang involved.
For those who haven't got any of the feature length episodes I'd avoid this and go for Witch's Ghost, Loch Ness Monster, Alien Invaders, Zombie Island and Chill Out which are all superior to this release.