After years of unmasking fake ghosts, the Mystery Gang have separated and acquired new careers, including Daphne being a reporter. For her birthday, Fred invites the whole gang to join their trip to Louisiana for Daphne's television show. They have many adventures but every ghost is just a villain in a costume. They soon meet Lena Dupree, who takes them to Moonscar Island in the hopes to encounter a real ghost. Things soon become creepy and the gang find themselves caught between vicious werecats and zombies lead by the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate.Written by
Simone and Lena's true nature was vaguely hinted when Lena opens the curtains in Fred's room to give him a view of the harvest moon. As she turns to walk away, her entire front side is darkly shadowed. See more »
When Daphne opens the door of the car and the pile of crayfish shells falls out, it's more than what Shaggy and Scooby had eaten earlier. See more »
[opens the kitchen cabinet after hearing Shaggy and Scooby scream from the kitchen to see them shivering in it]
Writing? What writing?
Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers:
[points to a wall where a ghost scratched "GET OUT" into it]
L-l-l-like, ghost writing! This place is haunted!
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After the ending credits, Scooby reappears, makes peace with Simone's cats and says his famous "Scooby Dooby Doo!" See more »
The gang is back, with better animation and a different wardrobe for Fred & Daphne. Like the live action film, the gang reunites after a few years apart, but not because of a clash of egos. Daphne is now a talk show host, Fred is her producer and personal camera man, Velma runs a mystery book store and Shaggy and Scooby work at an airport checking luggage. But they miss each other and reunite on Daphne's birthday to set out on a cross country journey looking for "real" ghosts, only to find more "nut jobs in Halloween costumes".
Then they head to the Bayou where they crash at an old house run by a creepy woman. Something fishy is clearly going on, but who's behind it all? Is it the creepy old woman who owns the house, her daughter who has a thing for Fred, the rugged gardener who Daphne seems to have a thing for, the fisherman, the ferry man, or something much, much worse? Before you can say "Scooby snack!" the gang is up to their neck in trouble battling zombies and cat people! Will they survive?
By far the best of the new Scooby Doo animated films on video, this one explores certain themes that kind of developed but were never explored in the old show - like is there something going on between Fred & Daphne, and what would the gang do with themselves if they were apart. It also explores what happens when the gang finally encounters the real deal and not a guy in a mask, so it's basically "Night of the Living Dead" with the Mystery Inc gang.
Frank Welker, voice of Fred, is the only member of the original series on hand. Don Messick, voice of Scooby, died before this one was put into the works, and for some reason Casey Kasem wasn't available as Shaggy. Shaggy is voiced instead by Billy West (, Geek-er from "Geek-er", Fry from "Futurama") and he is a capable Shaggy. Scooby is voiced perfectly by Scott Innes. Daphne is voiced with girlish perkiness by the late Mary Kay Bergman (Really horrible what happened to her; I hope she's found peace in the next world) and BJ Ward (Scarlet from the GI Joe cartoons) is the geeky Velma. Cam Clarke, the voice of Leonardo from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the new voice of He-Man, plays the gardener, and Mark Hamill does another creepy vocal characterization.
Don't miss Fred trying to yank the head off a zombie grumbling "It's the gardener... it's the fisherman... it's the ferryman!"
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