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I don't know why people don't like this! It's one of the three bareable
The plot is; Shaggy inherits a mansion from his late Uncle Beauregard (No last name given!), but when he, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo arrive the place turns out to be haunted. Shaggy also learns he's inherited a treasure hidden somewhere on the estate, but with guns, ghosts and gooney girls on his tail, it might be hard for him to even survive, much less find the treasure!
Good points: Scrappy-Doo. I'm sorry, he just plain wasn't annoying! He was smart, deductful and spunky. Sure, he's usually the most hated person ever on Scooby-Doo, but I liked him in this! It's about Shaggy! This guy usually gets just second billing, and half the merchandise as his canine companion. It's good to see him in the spotlight for once. Clever and funny. The Boo Brother were hilarious!
Bad points: Villain was too predictable. I got it almost immediately. Plot holes. Many many plot holes. Some of the funny jokes were overplayed (i.e; The scene where Shaggy convinces himself nothing's out to get him, but the viewers see that Billy and his sister are following close behind him.). If that had just ended sooner, it wouldn't have turned annoying. Basic bloopers (i.e; The sherrif saying 'push the button' on the mech-horse, when it was a lever.). Also, the paint messed up at times.
Overall, I liked this movie!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
A feature length spin-off from the classic cartoon series, in which
Shaggy discovers that his uncle Colonel Beauregard has died and left
him his country estate, which is apparently frequented by ghosts.
Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy head for the estate in order to claim
Shaggy's inheritance. However, on their arrival they are pursued by a
headless horseman and by the alleged ghost of the Colonel who taunts
them telling to leave or else. Meanwhile, they meet the creepy
manservant Farquard who tells them that a vast fortune in jewels is
hidden somewhere on the estate and that its rightfully his and that
Shaggy has no business there. Intrigued, the gang decide to hunt down
the jewels much to Farquard's chagrin and the local Sheriff who is on
the trail of an escaped circus ape is skeptical about the jewels'
existence. They follow the trail through a number of clues that the
Colonel has hidden for them, but their progress is interrupted by a
number of ghostly apparitions that include living skeletons, headless
corpses and the ghostly Colonel. In order to exorcise the ghosts they
call upon the "Boo Brothers", three bumbling ghost hunters who have a
novelty - they're ghosts themselves! Is Beauregard Manor really haunted
or are the ghosts created by someone who is out to get the treasure for
themselves? There are plenty of suspects including Farquard and the
late Colonel's neighbour Billy Bob whose family has been rivaling with
the Beauregard family for generations.
SCOOBY DOO MEETS THE BOO BROTHERS is an excellent extension of the classic cartoon series. The animation is up to standard and Shaggy and Scooby are as lovable and as cowardly as ever. Shaggy is quick to say yikes whenever something supernatural happens and Scooby leaps for cover under Shaggy's t-shirt. As ever, Scrappy the smallest of the two dogs is always full of courage and can't wait to knock the ghosts for six. The film also pulls every hokey haunted house thriller cliché in the book including the moving eyes in the Colonel's self-portrait in the drawing room and bookcases crammed with dusty old hardback books open to reveal secret passages and creepy attics. The premise may be childish as one would expect of a kids TV programme, but this is more distinguished in that it manages to lay down a genuine creepy atmosphere, which manages to compete with the more adult ghost stories through its dark animation and mood music. Kids will get plenty of laughs as well as a few mild scares and adults will probably have a blast too!
This entry suffers from the presence of Scrappy. It was made in the
mid-eighties when Scrappy was at the height (!) of his fame (?). He
doesn't do much in this so it's not that bad. The story is about Shaggy
(minus the rest of Mystery Inc.) being left a spooky mansion house in
his uncles will. Conveniently said mansion is in the middle of a creepy
swampland in the Deep South. The kind of place where there are always
eyes watching from the trees.
As soon as he arrives, Shaggy has to deal with an annoying southern stereotype sheriff, a weirdo butler who wants to get his hands on the old uncle's hidden treasure, hickabilly neighbors and the ghost of his uncle telling to leave (then why did he give him the house?). There is also an escaped ape on the loose but even though only Scooby sees him (Shaggy doesn't believe it) he's just a big, cuddly monkey who wants to play.
The Boo Brothers are basically ghost versions of the Three Stooges. They're listed in the phone book as being experts in the busting of ghosts. This isn't a job they do well though, so Shaggy's payment at the end is a bit too generous.
There are some laughs to be had and the plot is mildly interesting but too many running jokes are just plain bad. The hillbilly neighbor joke becomes very boring and could have been done without. The animation is a bit dated, though it has enough modern touches (lens flares in car lights) to distract you from it. And I like the dark, decaying atmosphere of the swampland. The color pallet is mostly made up of dark blues and purples (the story takes place all in one night) and the backgrounds are not as generic as the earlier, cheaper TV shows.
For the average fan this is a worthy effort though I would just catch it on the Cartoon Network instead of forking over the cash, unless you're a Scooby completist.
The DVD is in 1.33:1 full frame, as drawn, with a Dolby Mono soundtrack that is unsophisticated but workable. The Region 2 release comes in a sturdy Keep Case but the Region 1 is still in a cruddy snapper. Extras are minimal childish fluff.
This was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and I still love it now. It is hilarious, fun and the best cartoon movie of all time. Our three heroes, the Three-Stooges-esqe Boo Brothers and the rest of the cartoon cast adds to the fun. A must see for everyone!
Considering the old graphics and Scrappy the movie was great! It was enjoyable but had the feeling that Scrappy was determined to find the treasure more than Shaggy and is the one who always seems to think he knows everything! Also I have never heard Shaggy drop food out of the picture to look for jewels as when they are looking for a particular clue Shaggy said to Scoob that 'Come on Scooby there's no time for food we got to look for the next clue' I mean that is so un Shaggy like if you know what I mean! Also Billy Bob's accent and appearance can be really annoying at times! Other than that its a classic and the Boo Brothers really made there title although they were nothing but a pair of wimps who like to take jokes too seriously! Also there can be too many things going on and can get a bit repetitive! A crazy circus ape who seems to be obsessed with Scooby, A goony girl who seems to be obsessed with Shaggy! A butler that reminds of Minime when on drugs! A crazy, cowboy who just shots as soon as they are outside! A Skull Ghost of many appearances! And a REAL ghost of Shaggy's Uncle, I mean talk about the cavalry! Anyway although many annoying bits its a classic Scooby film and I must suggest watching it
The basic plot: Scooby and the Gang get mixed up in a ghoulish, ghostly old
house mystery .
The praise: Fun showcase for the Scooby shtick. It's watchable, entertaining, diverting, and ghoulish. Suspenseful. Slightly silly romp, it'll appeal to young children . Nothing great, but I liked it when I was little.
Some things never die, they just keep coming back in new incarnations.
Everyone knows who Scooby Doo is. He and the whole Mystery Inc. gang
have crossed generations since their beginnings in 1969. The first
series spawned others, which eventually led to feature length specials
in the 1980s. Granted the new character of Scrappy Doo wasn't very
popular with fans, but for the most part the shows and movies still had
the magic and it shows here.
Pros: Fine work done by the cast. A good score that's nice and eerie. Fast paced. Plenty of fun hijinks. Has lots of that silly, but amusing humor the series is famous for. Dated, but good animation with vibrant colors and rich backgrounds and locations. Full of twists and turns.
Cons: A few really stereotypical characters. Plot is a little too busy. Really nothing you haven't seen before.
Final thoughts: Fans may be disappointed that Fred, Velma, and Daphne are MIA, but don't let that discourage you from checking this one out. It may not be the or one of the greatest outings for the gang, but it sure is a lot of fun.
My rating: 3.5/5
Scooby Doo Meets The Brothers is certainly not Scooby's best, neither is it his worst. It is very entertaining, and I do think it is an improvement over Ghoul School, and this is coming from a biased Scooby Doo fan. In Boo Brothers the animation is quite good, though there is nothing particularly special visually. The characters are in general well animated, and there are some nice dark colours. I liked most of the jokes, anything Shaggy says does crack me up, and the voice cast are fine with what they have- I love Don Messick as Scooby I do miss him, but Casey Kasem never fails to bring a smile to my face. While I usually find Scrappy a little irritating, I didn't mind him as much here, sometimes his Puppy Power catchphrase wears thin, but somehow he seemed more serious here than usual. I will say I loved the Boo Brothers, I especially loved the part when Shrieko plays Chopin's Revolutionary on the piano and gets whammed into the ceiling. If anything, the Boo Brothers could have had more screen time, as there was a long time when nothing particular of interest happened before they appeared. In fact, the only characters I didn't like were Billy Bob and his sister, I just didn't feel they served any real purpose to the plot, and the villain was a little obvious at times. Speaking of the plot, it was very interesting about a deceased relative, a family fortune and someone wanting to steal it. The music was good too. While kids will enjoy it at best, adults may find the beginning a little slow, and not as entertaining as the TV show, which is a childhood favourite of mine. Overall, entertaining, but not the best our favourite canine has to offer. 6.5/10 Bethany Cox.
This is very much a very spoofy, rather badly made, and rather
"bloopery" film. However, I really like it! It is probably my favourite
"Scooby Doo". Things I like about it are the brilliant and entertaining
Scrappy, the riddles and, of course, the Boo Brothers - who along with
Scrappy, practically make the film. Scooby and Shaggy are pretty usual
and their jokes are surprisingly mediocre compared with some other
Scooby Doo films. Usually Scooby and Shaggy are the Comic Reliefs, but
Shaggy is pretty much the serious hero of the film. Scooby does supply
jokes, but these do not add to the film very much.
Here is the basic plot: Shaggy, Scrappy and Scooby are going to Shaggy's deceased uncle's plantation, as Shaggy is inheriting it. It turns out that the huge house has a number of creepy ghosts and a rather scary butler. Shaggy hears of the "family jewels" and, due to Scrappy's enthusiasm, they go looking for them. The group soon find a jewel - and a riddle clue to the next jewels! They go on some sort of treasure hunt to find the family jewels. Alongside are the entertaining Boo Brothers and some other side characters who do not make the hunt easy...
I recommend this film to people who enjoy crazy cartoon films - and particularly for people who like Scrappy. If you do not like Scrappy then you should not watch this film, as he has quite a big role. Also, this film is mainly for people around the age of 7-15. Enjoy "Scooby- Doo Meets the Boo Brothers"! :-)
7 and a half out of ten.
This movie just doesn't stop, it just continues! It is hilarious. An instant classic.
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