Scooby Doo Adventures – The Mystery Map DVD Review 4


Recently we were sent Scooby Doo’s latest DVD… Ok, not that recently. Around Halloween we watched Scooby Doo Adventures – The Mystery Map.
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This is a new sort of Scooby Doo. It’s all puppets. Scooby Doo himself is super cute, but Daphne’s hair looks wrong to us, and a few other things don’t seem quite right. Maybe we are a little too old retro?

The film lasts 3/4 of an hour, and is a about a search for a pirate treasure map, which has been snatched by “Phantom Parrot”. In classic SD style the phrase “I would have got away with it without you meddling kids!” is in there, and some other bits are on par with the original Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It’s not completely modernified. :-)

My eldest son, D who is 11, was not keen on this at all and said some teenage words about it, and suggesting I should go to Amazon and get classic SD instead. Everyone has their own opinions, and he made them known. (Sorry Warner Bros.)
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My youngest son, Jen age 5, had a better reaction than D. Jen said “It’s ok Mum, but I like the ‘toons most still.” Jen has watched it again, and wants to play it to his best friend next time he’s here for dinner.

It’s not first choice on the boys DVD shelf, but I’ve definitely seen worse childrens films. In my opinion this suits smaller children, around 3 to 6 years old. Whatever you do, do not ask a pre-Teen lad that likes the “Classic” SD toons to watch this.

Good Christmas stocking filler, and a great way to distract the littleys for 3/4 hour whilst you quietly sneak in some Crimbo pressie wrapping. I know, I mentioned present wrapping and it’s only November. Naughty me!

The DVD is rated U and is available now priced around £7. It includes bonus cartoons called “The backstage rage” and “Robopup”.

Zoinks!
Here are some other reviews from blogs I read that are more positive than ours. A strong coffee and ET speaks from home and in the playroom.

We received the film for free in return for our honest opinions. (Honesty you shall get, I no likey.)


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4 thoughts on “Scooby Doo Adventures – The Mystery Map DVD Review

  • astraea

    In terms of Daphne’s hair, I think the reason for this is that they modeled the puppets off the characters from “A Pup Named Scooby Doo” from the 80s, in which the kids are in elementary/middle school. If you notice, Velma sports a different wardrobe as well, the same as her younger self in that series. Now, why they did that, I don’t know, especially since it was offputting having the younger look from that series matched with older voices, since Freddy in “A Pup Named” sounded like a kid, while this Fred sounded like an adult.

    • JulieRoo Post author

      Thank you for commenting Astraea. I don’t know enough about Scooby Doo retro episodes to know what you said. I was a child in the 80’s though and didn’t recognise this.