Aloha, Scooby-Doo

  • Review Date: September 23, 2011
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 75 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Scooby and gang use teamwork to save the day once again.
  • Review Date: September 23, 2011
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 75 minutes





What parents need to know

Educational value

Some information about Hawaiian culture and mythology.

Positive messages

As usual for Scooby-Doo stories, the tenets of teamwork and friendship are strong. The idea that "crime doesn't pay" gets some play. And there's a subtle pro-environmental, anti-corporate expansion message expressed.

Positive role models

Scooby and the gang work together as a team and each person brings their own strengths (though Shaggy brings mostly fear). Characters are pretty stereotypical (nerd, beauty, hunk, dork...).

Violence & scariness

Tiny monsters seem to be terrorizing the small Hawaiian village with spears, axes, or spiked clubs and people act afraid of the spirits. Threats of human sacrifice. Cartoonish violence involving surfing accidents and near-falls off cliffs into lava and snakepits.

Sexy stuff

While Velma stays in her tried-but-true classic uniform of the matching orange top and kneesocks, Daphne surfs in a bikini.


Some subtly sexist language directed toward Daphne ("hot," "sweetie").


Scooby-Doo is part of a long-running and heavily marketed franchise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Scooby-Doo mystery includes the usual mild scares and peril kids expect from the franchise. Cartoonish violence, chase scenes, some near falls, and scary "monsters" abound. Daphne wears a revealing bikini and gets referred to as "hot," by a male colleague. In the end, teamwork saves the day.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Scooby-Doo and the gang visit a Hawaiian village for a surfing contest. When they arrive, they learn that a local woman has been kidnapped by \"Wiki-Tikis,\" small monsters with axes, spears, and clubs. Local lore speaks of a ruling \"Wiki Tiki\" who seemingly rumbles displeasure from the nearby volcano at any mention of \"mainlanders\" surfing or condominium development. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne must work together to figure out who or what is behind \"The Curse of the Wiki-Tiki.\"

Is it any good?


Anyone who has seen a Scooby-Doo episode or movie will be all-too-familiar with the formula that has made this franchise an enduring favorite. ALOHA, SCOOBY-DOO doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true, and fans will find everything they expect here.

Scooby and Shaggy provide comic relief at all the right times; Velma is filled with fun-facts about Hawaiian culture; and Fred and Daphne are their usual fearless selves. The plot does seems stretched out to fill the length of a movie when a simple episode would have been plenty of time to unravel the mystery du jour.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby worked together to solve the mystery. How did each of them individually work towards a solution, and how were each of their contributions necessary to figuring out "whodunnit"?

  • What messages about Hawaiian and mainland culture are expressed in this movie? What is the movie's stance on commercialism?

Movie details

DVD release date:February 8, 2005
Cast:Mario Lopez, Teri Garr, Tia Carrere
Studio:Turner Entertainment
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Run time:75 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 December 30, 2011

Good SD Movie

I liked this movie, but it seemed predictable who the culprit was. (Scooby-Doo is predictable, but it seemed more predictable). Still good, though. Some scenes show the gang in peril, running away from the monster, but it's not that scary.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written byJoseph Rock March 8, 2012

Funny stuff!

This SD movie is HaHa funny! The jokes and scripts REALLY made me laugh!
Teen, 14 years old Written bythundermuffin May 28, 2012


I am almost positive it was this episode of Scooby Doo that mentioned the Devil. This is why my mom didn't let me watch it when I was little. Again, I am not 100% sure it was this one, but I know there was a Scooby episode with the devil and I think it was this one.
What other families should know
Too much violence


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