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Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009)

Scooby-Doo! And the Samurai Sword (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Comedy | Video 7 April 2009
The Mystery Inc. crew travels the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt to solve a series of ancient riddles. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are indoctrinated by an unlikely Sword Master.

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Joe Sichta
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Welker ... Fred / Scooby-Doo (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Shaggy (voice)
Mindy Cohn ... Velma Dinkley (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Daphne (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Kelly Hu ... Miyumi / Miss Mirimoto (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Sojo / The Black Samurai (voice)
Sab Shimono ... Mr. Takagawa (voice)
Keone Young ... Matsuhiro (voice) (as Keoni Young)
Gedde Watanabe ... Kenji (voice)
George Takei ... Old Man Samurai (voice)
Brian Cox ... Green Dragon (voice)
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The Mystery Inc. gang travel to Japan for Daphne's martial arts tournament, and stumble upon the mystery of the Black Samurai. The only way to defeat him is by solving riddles and fighting ninjas, and the ones you'd least expect to end up saving the day. Written by khalidaun

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scooby-Doo! And the Samurai Sword See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last Scooby-Doo direct-to-video movie to have zooming HB. See more »

Goofs

Despite being called Black Samurai, the real one's armor is a dark brownish gray. See more »

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Follows Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999) See more »

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Do You Do the Samurai?
Written by Thomas Chase Jones
Performed by Molly Pasutti
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Entertaining if flawed
1 August 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As people may know already I am a huge fan of Scooby Doo, the original(and best) show Scooby Doo! Where Are You? and The Scooby Doo Show being two of many shows to shape my childhood. The various incarnations after have ranged from surprisingly good(Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated) to terrible(Shaggy and Scooby Doo! Get a Clue).

And I do like the movies a great deal, especially Witch's Ghost, Goblin King and Zombie Island. Alongside Goblin King and Abracadabra Doo, Samurai Sword, even with the flaws, is one of Scooby's better recent efforts.

The movie is too short, the plot rather haphazard and meandering and the music rather uninspired and rushed in places.

Complaints aside, the animation is great. The colours and backgrounds have a colourful and fluid quality to them, and the character designs are thankfully not at all crude. The writing and jokes are amusing, and the samurai fighting is well choreographed and maintains interest. The characters, lead and support, are likable and fun and the voice acting is excellent with nobody really I would consider bad.

In conclusion, an entertaining movie. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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